Ron Green admits he was a US citizen on Nomination Day 2009

Green speaks to a reporter outside court yesterday

Based on evidence presented in court yesterday Ron Green, Political leader of the United Workers Party, admitted that he was still a citizen of the United States on Nomination Day 2009.

He also testified that he knew he possessed dual citizenship in the 1995, 2000, and 2005 general elections.

Green is one of the petitioners in a dual citizenship court case involving Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Petter St. Jean. They are asking the court to declare that both Skerrit and St Jean were illegally nominated before the 2009 general election because they held dual citizenship at the time.

According to the Constitution of Dominica, “A person shall not be qualified to be elected or appointed as a Representative or Senator (hereinafter in this section referred to as a member) if he by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state…” However the prohibition does not apply to citizens of Commonwealth countries.

In court yesterday Green admitted that he obtained American citizenship as a 17-year-old but by his own act obtained an American passport as an adult.

He further testified that he knowingly retained his dual citizenship status after the acquisition of the US passport and even after the matter was raised in 1995 by then Attorney General Sir Brian Alleyne.

It is reported that Green’s dual citizenship status was resolved when he applied to the US embassy in Barbados in December, 2009.

Green will continue to be cross examined in court today.

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194 Comments

  1. JAZZY
    February 28, 2012

    Way papa I see Ron Green need a job wii. He have nothing else to do but go to court all day long.If he is an American why he not in America? America is calling for you Ron, go go go.LOL

  2. alas
    September 9, 2011

    alas, alas alas..they finish..yo fini mem..

  3. September 9, 2011

    I can never understand,why put so much pressure on our prime minister,by the so called opposition,when they were in power they did nothing for this Island,the UWP supporters are a bunch of loud music players,
    wherever they go ,they are scaring investors of investing in dominica,Thanks God Skerrit has the vision to bring dominica to the 21st century.

  4. Conan
    September 8, 2011

    This is rather amusing…how can Ron Green sleep peacefully at nights man? So who are they suppose to declare as the winner of the Laplain seat? I mean did’nt he know that it was wong when he contested previous elections? What kind of double standard is that? now that his lawyers adviced him to speak the truth…he playing most honest? These fellas doh tired educate Dominicans in ignorance?

  5. GAL
    September 8, 2011

    LORD HAVE MERCY ON US

  6. DAdontrelinquish
    September 8, 2011

    Oh I am so sorry for DA, and feel pity for Ron Green. You know “thief never like to see other people with long bag”. Ron Green has admitted to being a repeated offender, and should not have been at the front of this legal action. He has lost all credibility and trust, and made himself a “political has-been”, his political career is now naught. I would like to ask Mr. Green, if like all good US citizen, did he file his income tax annually, and did he vote in the US elections using absentee ballots? I ask this because when Rosie brought up the idea of Dominicans overseas being able to vote by absentee ballot, these were the people who were against it, yet were enjoying these benefits for themselves. Oh the hypocrisy!!
    I think that the Dominican constitution must be upheld, and justice must be done. However, when an act(legal/illegal) has been allowed to occur repeatedly, it becomes a custom. The law must be equally and justly applied to all every time, not sometime.
    The discussion that should really be held now,is to allow Dominican ex patriots to be able to hold public office after being back home for a specified period of time! Dominica would benefit more from that for sure!!

  7. Fairplay
    September 8, 2011

    Ron Green was a US Peace Corps Volunteer and therefore had to take swear allegence to the United States.He served in Africa.

  8. FLORIDA
    September 8, 2011

    IF THE UWP WAS SO CORRUPT WHY ARE THEY NOT BEHIND BARS.

    DOMINICANS LIKE CHEATERS,CORRUPTION,LIARS AND DISHONESTY.

  9. dominican in sxm
    September 8, 2011

    ron was an american for all the other elections so why is now he choose to come out with that if uwp had win the election no one would know he was an american

  10. LABOURRRRR
    September 8, 2011

    All these people talking their BS, if Ron Green’s situation was an issue, the DLP would have loved to challenge it in court, particularly in 2005 when they were hungry for enough seats to feel comfortable!

    Think! Use allu head! Toneh!

  11. GAL
    September 8, 2011

    MR. GREEN YOU ARE BASHING PETER AND THE PM
    WHERE AS YOU WERE IN THE SAME BOAT. JUST
    AS DON’T DO IT AND LET ME DO IT. YOUR WERE
    IN POLITICS WITH DUAL NOTHING WAS WRONG BUT
    IT IS WRONG FOR OTHERS. WHAT IS GOOD FOR
    THE GOOSE IF GOOD FOR THE GANDER

  12. Way Out There
    September 8, 2011

    The constitution needs to be altered to address this problem. I am in my 30s and have my green card. I will be applying for my US citizenship in the not too distant future. Are you telling me I can’t, later in life if God willing, return to the country that made me who I am, and if I so chose, give myself to public service in the hopes of making her better.
    Just recently on DNO, there was an article about DR. Byron Winston, a young Dominican who has achieved. Is it right that talented Dominicans similar to him would not be allowed to run for public office if they decided to obtain a US passport?
    We have Ministers whom are not qualified in anyway running a whole ministry and managing people. Honestly, we need the best and most experienced people to set our country straight.

  13. Paying attention
    September 8, 2011

    Although Mr. Green is not on trial, I must bring to light that if he was not born in the US and obtained US citizenship through his parents, even at age 17, he knowingly, pledged allegiance to the United States. By the process through which someone obtains US citizenship, not having been born there, it is fact that he would have to consciously and willing give up his Dominican citizenship in exchange for that of the US. While he may have held on to his birth-right citizenship of Dominica and his documents as a Dominican citizen and resident, he made a sworn statement and pledge of allegiance at some point to the US. And he was of age to understand and acknowledge what that is. The process for obtaining French citizenship at a young age however may differ significantly from that of the US. Although this is not the matter on trial, it is important to highlight the different processes by which one can become a citizen of a foreign country. I believe the United States has one of the most strict policies in that regard and at age 17, even while considered a minor, citizenship of the US cannot be forced on you without your acknowledgement and full acceptance.

    • LABOURRRRR
      September 8, 2011

      What age is considered the “adult” age in Dominica?

    • my view
      September 9, 2011

      THE CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE CHANGED TO ALLOW NO ONE TO RUN FOR OFFICE WITH DUAL CITIZENSHIP – PERIOD. YOU CANNOT SWEAR ALLEGIANCE TO ONE COUNTRY FULLY IF YOU SWEAR ALLEGIANCE TO ANOTHER. HOW CAN YOU SWEAR TO TWO OR THREE OR FOUR. IF THEY HAVE TO FIGHT – WHO DO YOU FIGHT FOR. OUR CONSTITUTION SHOULD NOT ALLOW DUAL CITIZENSHIP FOR ANYONE WHO WISH TO HOLD THE HIGHEST OFFICES IN DOMINICA – PERIOD!!!

  14. justice to be served
    September 8, 2011

    I was not aware that America was part of the Commonwealth, and if Ron was 17, it means he stood for himself and took his vow to become an American. Now we in Dominica are all third generation French,our language is of french patois, we speak French patois, we are the descendants of France, now those non- french come from Antigua in Marigot and Green,well we are Frenchmen children.Dominique before we became Dominica.

    • LABOURRRRR
      September 8, 2011

      You so foolish. Becoming a citizen by age 17 would mean that he was a permanent resident for the 3 previous years which means someone filed for him. In this case, his Mom did. He was not at the age of 18.

      Allu doh tired talk s**t?…lol

  15. simeon
    September 8, 2011

    none of you ever thought that after dominica became independent in 1978,all persons born befor that date is NOT Dominican? :lol:

  16. Educated Dominican
    September 8, 2011

    Boy I dont know what good time it have when you in power but is really good time for ron green and eddison james to be fighting for it like that. Why cant these men go and get regular jobs and get on with their lives. The people have spoken. 3 consecutive elections you lost the last one 18-3. give up you cannot win. Long live prime minister skerrit. wooooooow

    • LABOURRRRR
      September 8, 2011

      “educated” dominican?

      • Nohogwash
        September 8, 2011

        Yes indeed!! These are Dominica’s educated! Yes indeed! Same commentary, very sad, sad indeed! Makes one want to cry!! I think the system has failed the people big time.. When ignorance and moral bankruptcy collide this is a dangerous mixture..Yes indeed!

  17. steve
    September 8, 2011

    ALL THEM LABOURITES IN FOREIGN HAPPY THEY GOING AND GET A FREE TICKET TO COME HOME TO VOTE…. THATS THE ONLY TIME THEY CAN GET TO FLUNT A FAKE ACCENT AND CLOTHES THEY BORROW……

  18. Curious
    September 8, 2011

    Can anyone confirm whether it is true that through right of blood, that a child (legitimate or natural) is French if at least one parent is French?

    If so – would that mean that because Skerritt’s mother was French, he would automatically be considered french – thus a citizen and would only have had to apply for physical documents?

    I know that this was the case in Canada, until recently – if you are born to a Canadian citizen – you get automatic citizenship – you just need to apply for the docs.

  19. DA4real
    September 8, 2011

    So how did he expect this case to be prosecuted? Did he expect to not testify and continue to hide his status then? So my people do we look for new clean people to lead or do we forgive and forget? Since it appears that most are guilty of the same disobedience of the constitution.

  20. Nohogwash
    September 8, 2011

    Afus these Skerrit cult followers think their hands down registering in Heaven!! :twisted: All of all you worse, all you would do the same things he is doing and more. I have never seen a nation so accommodating, and accepting of wrong doing outside of the continent of Africa, Nigeria to be specific than Dominicans. My, My, My, what a nation? What a nation?

  21. Dominicans Dont READ
    September 8, 2011

    The ignorance of a wide cross section of the Dominican population is being displayed once again on Dominica News Online. I can only imagine how painful it is for the moderators, having to read and approve some of these outlandish, idiotic, uninformed and laughable statements.

    The issue about this case is not simplified to whether you hold or held another citizenship or not. The issue is based on WHEN IT WAS OBTAINED. ,

    The constitution reads “A person shall not be qualified to be elected or appointed as a Representative or Senator (hereinafter in this section referred to as a member) if he by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state…”

    Ron green obtained his US Citizenship at age 17 through his parents. Obtaining US Citizenship below the age of 18 is by virtue of one’s own act. This is why he was not disqualified to run in previous elections.

    His renunciation in 2009 does not change the fact that he was never disqualified, nor does is justify Skerrit’s and Peter’s actions.

    Both gentlemen obtained their citizenship as adults, by virtue of their own act and that is the fundamental difference.

    So people, please…read…read….educate allu self….and have proper discussions. Stop being the laughing stalk of the Caribbean.

    Go do some reading and stop talking nonesense for once in allu life.

    • Dominicans Dont READ
      September 8, 2011

      ADMIN please correct this line for me:

      Obtaining US Citizenship below the age of 18 is by virtue of one’s own act.

      I meant to say IS NOT by virtue of one’s own act.

      ADMIN: People please, reading all these comments is draining enough….to correct errors….OMG….

      • woy
        September 8, 2011

        HAHAAHA mi admin ka faire mwen gwiyen!!! hahahahahahaaha… .ADMIN take care wi… doh go taking advil and tylenol at the same time nah lmao lol just drink some squash lmao LOL

        ADMIN: LOL

      • Dominicans Dont READ
        September 8, 2011

        lol…cool man…the people got the point im sure. Alas, i hope you getting paid well. Dominicans and their crazy comments are really alot to real with

    • Anonymous
      September 8, 2011

      But it is more than that….even if you have obtained your citizenship as a child, as Skerrit and Green have,if you renew or travel on your non-Dominican passport as an adult,you are identifying yourself as a foreign citizen….hence the opposition trying to get the passports in to court….

    • king man
      September 8, 2011

      very nice explanation, what about he becoming a citizen of france through his mother, NOT OF HIS OWN DOING, and applying for a passport is just one of the rights entitled to a citizen

      • LABOURRRRR
        September 8, 2011

        Has skerrit stated that in court?

        Has tony stated that in court?

        Be careful what you repeat, talking on radio doing damage control is one thing…..speaking on oath is another….especially where proof has to be presented…..So you might consider not asking this question again…lol

      • UWI
        September 8, 2011

        WAS IS MOTHER BORN IN A FRENCH TERRITORY? IS HIS FATHER FRENCH? WAS HE BORN IN A FRENCH COUNTRY? NO 3TIME SO HOW THE HELL COULD HE HAVE BECOME FRENCH IF HIS MOTHER DID NOT START THE PROCESS FOR HIM. YOU GO TO NY HAD A BABAY THAT BABY IS AMERICAN, YOU HAVE ABABY IN DOMINICA THAT CHILD IS DOMINCAN UNLESS YOU PETITION FOR A GREEN CARD. IF THE FATHER OF THE CHILD IS AMERICAN BUT WAS BORN IN DOMINICA THAT CHILD IS STILL DOMINICAN NOT AMERICAN, IS SKERRIT’S MOTHER SIGNATURE IN HIS PASSPORT AT THE TIME HE GOT IT? DOMINICA START READING TO EDUCATE YOURSELVES AND STOP MAKING THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW HOW STUPID YOU ARE.

    • September 9, 2011

      Dominicans Dont READ;
      Do you have confirmation as to when Skeritt, and St. Jean obtained citizenship? How do you know they were not younger than when Ron obtained his? Regardless to what age one becomes a citizen of another country they are still citizens of that country, by naturalization. Are you saying if a child obtains a green card their residence is not legal and binding? Do you know that even if a person is a naturalized citizen of the United States and that person comits a crime that person can be deported based on the seriousness of the crime? Are you aware that children as young as 14 years signs on their own green cards? Are you also aware that at age 16, still a minor, a person must change their green cards to update the photo? The only difference when my children obtained their citizenship was that they did not have to answer the questions required to be answered by adults, but they had to go to the interview and signed their names and they were under 17. Even if Ron’s parents filed for him, he is the one that signed his name. Stop the excuses. The little boy from Vieille Case is the Prime Minister and he will remain the Prime Minister until next election. Regardless of how RON GREEN obtained his citizenship and regardless of what age he was he is still a citizen of the United States. If he was not fighhting to rid Roosevelt from the seat none of us would know that he “IS” a United States Citizen. Further, a passport do not make a person a citizen, a cetificate does. A person’s place of birth, and birth certificate, proves a persons citizenship, a certificate of naturalization proves that a person is a citizen of another country. To those that a confused, probably more than I do, one needs a certificate to prove citizenship, not a passport.

  22. Way Out There
    September 8, 2011

    I think these men should be allowed to serve their country, labour, workers or freddom. They were all born Dominicans. Many of us who post here now live other coutnries, does that make us less Dominican? Respect to all those who returned home and have tried, are trying and believe they can make a difference in our country. I support the all hands on deck approach.

    • Nohogwash
      September 8, 2011

      Than change the constitution to reflect your wishes Hands on Deck!! There must be something to be held scared in this country and if not the constitution what? We call ourselves a Christian nation, but my God are we? Really? When we have apathy towards wrong doing and lying and cheating! Who or what are we?

    • Dominican Abroad
      September 8, 2011

      I totally agree with you. The fact remains that on my US passport it still lists Dominica as place of birth. It’s not like this thing is erased. I don’t see the big deal.

    • Anonymous
      September 8, 2011

      I support making Ganja legal!!So lets make it so. If only the constitution could be swayed by public opinion.

  23. shortboy
    September 8, 2011

    THEM MAN THERE IS LET ME DO 1 DONT DO!!!!

  24. i can use my brain
    September 8, 2011

    Let’s get it right….No one is above the law. NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE NOMINATED AS A DUAL CITIZEN. NOT RON GREEN AND NEITHER ROOSEVELT SKERRIT NOR PETTER ST. JEAN…..
    Would it be immoral for me as a convicted thief to accuse another person of stealing???
    THIS ISSUE NEEDS TO BE SET RIGHT FOR OUR CONSTITUTION SAKE!!!!
    Here is what we saying: that if there is a hole in my backyard fence which allows thieves to enter….because 1 or 2 thieves happen to get their fill without prosecution that when the law catches up the 4th or 5th offender that we must make the 1st and 2nd thief to go to jail first before we try to prosecute the 4th and 5th ones???????

    FIX DE FENCE!!!!
    PETER WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR PAUL!!!!

  25. From La Plaine
    September 8, 2011

    We knew all along he had dual citizenship but it did not affect him all these years. He consistently contested the general election and won more than once. This is why it was shocking to hear that he was going after St. Jean and Skerrit for the same thing. If this is not hypocrisy I don’t know what is. St. Jean and Skerrit has done so much more for La Plaine and Dominica, that Ron and the UWP can only dream about.

    Labourite to de bone!

  26. Explanation
    September 8, 2011

    You get a passport because you are a citizen. It is not the other way around.

    He qualified for a passport.

    If he had claimed his citizenship in 2009, that would be an issue. But he already was a citizen at 17.

    All he did was go get was entitled to him as a citizen.

    • Anonymous
      September 8, 2011

      So why did he renounce it for if it was not an issue? Confuses people and makes him look like sot.

  27. Smurt
    September 8, 2011

    What are you people talking about Ron Green was honest? He had know choice otherwise he would be Perjuring himself. Talking about honesty, Skerrit publicly anounced that he was a French citizen so I don’t seem to understand what you people talking about Ron being honest…

    • 1979
      September 8, 2011

      when did that happen??? why didn’t he say it again in court to set himself free??

  28. WIKILEAKS
    September 8, 2011

    I think the DFP needs to step in and become the official opposition…UWP is taking this Governance thing as a mockery.

  29. September 8, 2011

    THE SAYING THAT EVERY DISSAPOINTMENT IS A BLESSING IN DISGUISE IS SO TRUE.WE HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR MR. JAMES TO TAKE UP THE LEADERSHIP OF THE UWP,THEREFORE WIN OR LOOSE,UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MR. JAMES THE UWP WILL STAND A BETTER CHANCE AT THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.

  30. DE CARIBBEAN CHANGE,
    September 8, 2011

    According to SPARROW, 50 million French Men could not be wrong. We should all have French Citizenship. After all, it was Dominique, then the British took over and it became Dominica.

  31. Agravated!
    September 8, 2011

    Some of ya’ll are some major idiots!!
    READ:
    “if he by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state…”

    1. If HE BY VIRTUE OF HIS OWN ACT, – the parties action is constituted by his own actions knowingly and in sound mind to do. He was not under the influence of alcohol (intoxicated) at that moment. RON GREEN testified that though he obtained his citizenship at age 17, he then obtained his US passport by his own act, THUS, ACKNOWLEDGING that he is a US CITIZEN.. you people need to break the law down and read carefully!!! You wanna tell me at age 17 he didn’t ACKNOWLEDGE?

    2. “under any acknowledgement of allegiance,” there is a comma (,) before and after this statement … He did acknowledge such allegiance by further obtaining his US. Passport as an adult!

    3. “obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state”.. Kissa ka feh jean Dominique nuh? Did he obey or adhere to the foreign power. Consider his use of the Passport and ensure that it was used during the time of his nominations. THEN We will see where this rule falls!!!

    READ READ READ.. COMPREHEND!!!!..

    RON GREEN did fall under the same constitutional law and if he brings someone in for the same act he is seen of committing what is the point in ruling against the defendant?

    I should write up a damn memorandum for u people to better understand!!! law is not just read straight through and understand. YOU GOTTA BREAK IT DOWN AND COHPREND! Shate!

    • Anonymous
      September 8, 2011

      So if Ron’s citizenship was not an issue why did he get rid of it???

      • Stupes
        September 8, 2011

        IS THE SAME THING!!!! all u cannot read to understand and aggravated is right? Don’t you see he is trying to say that RON’s citizenship was an issue!!!!

        awa wi.. anonymous, you must’ve been under the zaman tree when english class was going on!

  32. Im aright Jack!!
    September 8, 2011

    It seems everyone in D/ca, most of all politicians (whole heap of politricks) is using D/ca’s Constitution as a pappi show. Maybe the Constitution of Dominica need to be re-assessed and re-written and please remember to include him/her etc and not just him/his!! By the way, why does a leader of a country need dual citizenship? Is it for a quick getaway after a hurricane? Or a quick getaway with the country’s lout?

  33. simple mind
    September 8, 2011

    I am not a UWP,but please take note that Ron Green is not being tried.the people on trial are Roosevelt &Petter st.jean,why should we want to judge RON by Skeritt andPetter’s action.Your bible says…”children obey your parents in that which is good”;so to I urge you servants,to obey your masters in that which is right.I feel sorry for those held hostage because of their needs;poor la-borites.

    • isupport
      September 8, 2011

      People with glass houses should not pelt stones. Yes Ron Green is not on trial but he is accusing the PM of the exact same position that he was in 2009 (dually citizened). How hypocritical! Sour grapes, Ron? That still would not make you PM since DLP holds the majority of seats, so what is your modus operendi? A word of advice would be to focus on your own deficiencies as a politician, build your repertoire and defense to bolster your campaign for future election rather than keep rehashing this old issue. You are making yourself look really bad, for those of us who have eyes to see. You are obviously no match for the PM. Dominicians are not as fickle as you would like them to be. Try another tactic.

    • I'mWondering
      September 8, 2011

      Are you for real? Did you just quote the bible?

      HAHAHHA…the hypocrisy of Dominicans!

      Isnt there a verse about he without sin?

      Isn’t there a saying about pot claling kettle?

      Why condemn a man for a sin which you yourself are guilty of committing?

      Stop being a part time, sometimes, when it suits me bible quoting [person and quote the bible to repel all sin.

      Stop being blinded by hatred for one man… they all bloody well guilty… why didn’t they call to change that Constitutional clause instead of trying to crucify Skerrit for the same CONSTITUTION they failed to uphold.

      Bloody hypocrites!

      All devils in disguise quoting bible!!!!

    • bone
      September 8, 2011

      IDIOT!!!!!!

    • profiler
      September 8, 2011

      Simple Mind. are u serious? Here comes Mr. green admitting to the same actions that he as leader of the UWP has dragged St. jean and skerrit to court for.. Mr. Green is not on trial.but he admits he was a dual citizen on nomination day of 2009. If the decision goes against St.Jean, one of the remedies that the court could enforce is to award the seat to the next candidate.With his admission, if such is the decission of the court, can the seat be given to mr. Green, now that he has stated he was not qualified.

  34. Foward we go
    September 8, 2011

    I believe the Freedom party shuld step up there political Game because this fight between the main opposition and the present Government is not taking this Country forward. please domninicans,we need to do something about this because having politics in our everyday lives certainly means that this Country is Lawless. We can stup by everyday listening to Q95 fm and the tony Astaphans show on kairi Fm. We are an independent Country, We can`t allow Colonialism be reflected in Oursystem again. Lets Move Forward in a New direction after this independence, because this shit is geting outta hands. Skerrit has made himself known already and has the majority of support from the dominican populace.

  35. WOYY
    September 8, 2011

    HAHAHAHAHA WOOSH TOO TOOSH!!!! It took such a thing to make MR. COME CLEAN!! well too bad he not mr. clean…

    Singing > Cause sharing means caring, and caring means sharing!!! lmfaooo hahaah I goin to get some mini burgers!! HAHAHAAHHAHAHA… LOOK SOAP OPERA IN DOMINICA!!!! HAHAHA I call that one Passion Fruit!!! LMAO

  36. fatty batty
    September 8, 2011

    every minister is for himself,and they a fooling the people AM ALWAYS OUT OF ELECTIONS AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.

  37. Bull Crap
    September 8, 2011

    This is the hypocrisy am talking about. Am not a supporter of the DLP. i thing their as corrupted as crude oil. but you cant take some one to court for dual citizen ship when u had the same dam thing your self. I mean come on.

    • smoke screen
      September 8, 2011

      DUMB A$$, read and understand:

      ‘A person shall not be qualified to be elected or appointed as a Representative or Senator (hereinafter in this section referred to as a member) if he by virtue of his “OWN ACT”, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state…’

      He was 17 when he got citizenship by way of his parents.
      doondoo

      • profiler
        September 8, 2011

        Skerritt and St.Jean like Ron Green did not aquire French citiznship by their own acts. they got it through their parents. That is why the passports are important to this case, if they exist. The ruling in the Jamaica case of members of parliament with dual citizenship, who had aquired US citizenship not by their own act, is instructive in this case. The judge ruled that because they had applied for and travelled on a US passport they had by their own act accepted US citizenship.

  38. steve
    September 8, 2011

    DNO this story is misleading…. the reporter misinterprit the story line…..

    • VWAI!!!!!
      September 8, 2011

      AHHHH SHAD AP!!!! :lol: :lol:

      SO HE REALLY WAS THEN???? OH I SEE!!!

      • TU TU
        September 8, 2011

        YOU SO WANT TO AMERICAN YOU EVEN WRITING YANKING KEKEKE HA HA HA ” SHAD AP” OGADOOOOOOOOOO DOMINICANS SOT :lol:

  39. A word from the wise
    September 8, 2011

    I was disappointed in some of the comments made by my friend Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit. I am yet to hear the PM admit to any wrong doing not now nor then, nor has he apologized for anything and this is most disturbing to me. The PM has gone on record for making disparaging, violent and outlandish statements(“None of your damn business, go to hell, No law not even the CONSTITUTION”)as a national leader and symbol and has not been responsible enough to own up or retact any of those distasteful comments and like a vilain he projects himself as invincible. I mean you “pointed your fist at” and taunted the constitution, the highest authority in this land after God and people want to support such callus and unpatriotic behaviour from someone let alone our head of government. This “above the law” attitude by my friend and comrade is rubbing against the grain and very fabric of beautiful nation.

    I only have this to say, “99 days for the wrong doers BUT ONE DAY FOR THE LAW”.

    Ron Green was a dual citizen all this time and no one objected and I think that it was DESCEPTIVE of him to allow himself to be nominated/elected all those times now that he was in contravention of the law and something should be done about this. I think Ron Green was DISHONEST in that regard. However this DOES NOT excuse the behaviour of Roosevelt Skerrit and for him to even say “Ron Green aswell has been a dual citizen” is most shameful and an admition of his own guilt in my mind. I am NOT IMPRESSED with Ron’s admition of guilt after all these years now that he has found himself OUTSIDE of parliament.

    It is not because Ron did it and you guys did nothing about it, that u have an unfettered right to BREAK THE LAW MY FRIEND.

    Skerrit you are my boy but YOU ARE WRONG BOSS! You talked about humility….. with all due respect sir, you do not come across as someone who even knows what this means except that you are giving us the wrong impression about you my friend. Quite frankly the Skerrit I used to know and the one I’ve come two know is not ONE AND THE SAME PERSON. Check yourself before you wreck yourself my brother, the Lord gives us ample opportunity to repent and when we refuse to so do he steps in and BRINGS order where there has been CHAOS!

  40. Francis Chicago
    September 8, 2011

    O FATHER LORD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH,THANK YOU FOR HIDING THE TRUTH FROM THOSE WHO THINK THEMSELVES SO WISE AND CLEVER,AND FOR REVEALING IT TO THE PEOPLE.U W P ONE WORD HYPOCRITES.

  41. Homeboy
    September 8, 2011

    Some senseless people in this forum keep saying that ALAS! Ron Green is honest. But let me say honesty is saying and doing the right thing when you have everything to lose.

    When he is in a position not to lose anything then he comes clean. YOU People TALKING ABOUT AT LEAST HE IS HONEST!!
    Honesty counts when you tell the truth and stand to lose everything from taking an honest position!

  42. 1979
    September 8, 2011

    8) Let that be a lesson to all those who think that they can get away with WRONG, including the PM. even though the nation is too distracted to see that he is just as guilty as Mr green the day will come when the people will focus and see it clear as day in a neutral way…. general managers, members of boards of directors and alllll people in authority please take notes. when you see something happening which is wrong. resign if you have to and SPEAK AT THE EXACT MOMENT, AND NOT AFTER THE FACT. WHAT WILL U NOW DO PM….WILL YOU SPEAK NOW OR WILL YOU FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE??? 8) now is the time to save face, and to not be disgraced like mr green has done himself.

    • 1979
      September 8, 2011

      admin: i have a strong feeling that one of your moderators is either sleeping or is letting their personal view affect the work they are doing on your behalf…please rectify…

  43. Dawoud A Darroux
    September 8, 2011

    In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

    What a heap of nonsense, double standard and hypocrisy that consumes this nation!

    Firstly, if you are the plaintiff you are suppose to ensure that you have compelling evidence so that you have a strong case. You have to ensure as a prosecutor you do your homework extensively. Couldn’t the prosecution get access to authentic documents from the French Embassy which endorses The signatories of Skerrit and St. Jean and the date they denounced their foreign citizenship? Wouldn’t these documents hold weight in a court of law? Why this elaborate scheme on the subpenas? This naturally would backfire.

    Secondly, Skerrit and St. Jean will not be cross examined, yet Ron Green has confessed to going against the same constitution on the same crime he accuses another of. Where is the logic and common sense in all of this? What a pitiful state of affairs our people are in?

    Personally this is very laughable and absurd. This is wasting the courts time and tax payers money! People of Dominica, why do you continue to allow politicians to make a mockery of you. I await to hear the outcome of this case, but right now, the events so far are simply absurd.

    Thank you

    Dawoud Abdur-rahman Darroux.

    • profiler
      September 8, 2011

      “Personally this is very laughable and absurd. This is wasting the courts time and tax payers money! People of Dominica, why do you continue to allow politicians to make a mockery of you. I await to hear the outcome of this case, but right now, the events so far are simply absurd.” 110% aggreement

  44. Ted Lewis ( possie)
    September 8, 2011

    Reading these comments make me sick. Can’t believe that you all is saying that because Ron did it and get away with it , then its ok for skerit to do it also.

    My people are we for real. So if the allegation about UWP corruption turns out to be true does that mean its ok for DLP or any future governmnet to be corrupted also.
    When are we going to raise the bar and realized that kids, as well as non national visit this site and read our comments.
    Its ok to support a party but when there are issues of national interest we must remember that country comes before party.

    There are a set of individual every day using this medium as a campaign tool.
    I am calling on you all to raise the bar, lets come here and have meaningful debates,analyze the issues, critic policies and put forward some recommendation ,for a better dominica.
    Two wrong will never make a right. When a new government take office , they must strive to keep whats right and make what has been wrong right.
    IS only fools repeat your party do it so mines can do it too.
    We need to hold our politician to a very high standard . Too often when one person make a mistake , we look at what the other persons has done.
    Is this the way you all teach your children. that they could do the wrong that your neighbour kids had done.

    Wake up my people.

    • I'mWondering
      September 8, 2011

      I don’t think that people are accepting that if Skerritt did it he is wrong. It’s just he hypocrisy behind all this. I have been saying for a while now that the UWP are condemning Skerritt and Labour for the exact same crimes they are guilty of…and to be as corrupt and the thing you detest – shows you self hatred.

      they are not about Dominica and upholding the Constitution. They are about dividing Dominica, Dominicans and everything we hold true, because of hatred for 1 man.

      Ron green did it, UWP allegedly provided tickets for people to come vote. Because Labour party won – then, they are calling on people to crucify the party?

      What’s the point? Why not encourage a revision of the laws, the Constitution so that moving forward, the laws and regulations, guidelines and policies are clear cut?

      Why waste the public purse trying to fight a crime than you yourself are committng?

      It’s time that this divisive behavior be stopped dead, and it’s time that DOMINICANS wise up and see that they are no better than the labour party because they are becoming victims to their own traps!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        8) finally someone sees the futility of saving a drowning nation…….I pledge to never point a finger and call a man criminal for their is truly no REAL EXISTENCE OF LAW IN MY BELOVED COUNTRY!

  45. Kalinago Empress
    September 8, 2011

    I did my research..
    AGAIN!!! mr ron green did nothing wrong to contest elections ALL THOSE YEARS…. he got it as a minor (his u.s citizenship)… the law says if one get citizenship of a non-commonwealth country by HIS OWN HANDS.. then he/she can’t contest election for e.g MR roosevelt skerrit and peter st jean

    • Homeboy
      September 8, 2011

      But if what you are saying is true then PM Skerrit has no problem cause he got his French citizenship from his mom at an early age!

    • WOYY
      September 8, 2011

      Did you research how skerrit obtained his??? I HOPE SO BWA KWAYIB

  46. Truth Seeker
    September 8, 2011

    ‘ “According to the Constitution of Dominica, “A person shall not be qualified to be elected or appointed as a Representative or Senator (hereinafter in this section referred to as a member) if he by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state…” ‘

    Any lawyers in the house? What series of actions that one may engage in to demonstrate “acknowledgment of allegiance or obedience and adherence?’ Is it simply applying for BUT NOT using a passport? Does it include fighting in that country’s arm forces? Could it mean applying for voters’ rights, i.e, taking that nation’s voters’ card?

    Any lawyer in the house, pleas?

    • Sout Man
      September 8, 2011

      I am not a lawyer but that’s exactly what Chapter III, Section 32 – 1. (a) says. Mr Green became a US citizen while he was a minor but he pledged allegiance to the US to receive a US passport.

      He might have violated US law as well. To apply for a US passport he would have to swear under oath that he has not “taken an oath or made an affirmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state”. He would also have to explain and swear under oath whether he “accepted or performed the duties of any office, post or employment under the government of a foreign state or political subdivision thereof”.

      Unless he provided a supplementary explanatory statement under oath (or affirmation), then he is in violation of US law for not declaring that he was a sworn Member of Parliament, (MP), in a foreign government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. But again, this guy may be a CIA mole. They act like they are letf wing radicals when in fact they are planted to sow confusion and frustrate the will of the masses. Beware of sheep in wolves’ clothing. Wiltshire, Roosie and Pierro knew how difficult it was to work with this leftist.

      • Sout Man
        September 8, 2011

        Can’t believe I said “sheep in wolves’ clothing”. Should read, “wolves in sheep’s clothing”.

  47. Anonymous
    September 8, 2011

    Mr. Green has come clean, why can’t Skerrit and Petter do the same. Confession is good for the soul.

    • 1979
      September 8, 2011

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH 8) YOU ARE SO SHARP!

    • Anonymous
      September 8, 2011

      Did he say he did not had dual citizenship? I thought he said he say he had

    • WAY PAPA
      September 8, 2011

      he should have come clean before now. His cousin Brian Alleyne brought it up and it was hush hush. Mr. Alexander was not power hungry, and he did not have old bush lawyers to give him stupid advice. He respected the wishes of the people and stepped down gracefully. He is today a happy and contented man. Ron could have done the same, but he allowed Lennox and Edison to drag him down the drain. WHERE IS SPAGGS BY THE WAY?

  48. Kalinago Empress
    September 8, 2011

    I’m not a Labourite however I believe what is good for the Goose is also good for the Gander!

    “If u live in a glass house don’t throw stone!”

    • 1979
      September 8, 2011

      AND SHOULD we leave the law as it is???? because thats what you are saying…. please answer me… :-|

    • Ted Lewis ( possie)
      September 8, 2011

      This is not about UWP or DLP .THis is about the constitional Law of the land. We the masses must ensure that no one should blatantly violate the constitution and get away with it.
      This piece of law was placed in the constittution to protect every dominican.

      • zandoli
        September 8, 2011

        Wrong! This piece of law was inserted by the colonial ruler (UK) at the time the constitution was drawn up. Note that the exemption to the rule only allows Commonwealth citizens to hold dual citizenship. A national from any Commonwealth country Nigeria or Bangladesh for example, may legitimately contest elections in Dominica because he is from that former British colony, but Ron or Skerrit who were born and bred and live in Dominica are not allowed under the constitution.
        Is it not time to ammend the constitution? Nigeria removed that clause many years ago. It is time Dominica, being a Republic, did the same. Break free from colonial rule…even long after our so-called independence they still have us under their control.

      • I'mWondering
        September 8, 2011

        If this is about the Constitution, should they then be making recommendations for changes to the Constitution as opposed to goign after these two men who committed the same act as their members did? If this were truly about the Constitution, wouldn’t they have come forward saying that we recognized that there has been a violation and as such, moving forward we will fix it?

        It it is about Dominica, the Constitution, free and fair elections – why did they participate in the by elections?

        So should Ron Green be punished for VIOLATING the CONSTITUTION?

  49. Donald Tusk
    September 8, 2011

    Well UWP stupid, u take skerrit to court cause he is a french man, u have no evidence, now skerrit will not be on the witness stand, now the case turn on u, Ron Green your political career is over. U all spend all this money for nothing, lol lol… U mean u fellas so stupid u all never write the French embassy to testify u all actually wanted skerrit to present his french passport, lol lol u fellas are too much, i will never listen to Q95 again

    • WIKILEAKS
      September 8, 2011

      Mr Tusk, once you mix up with Q95, Lenox Linton and UWP …you are really short changing yourself…How long would it take for you to realize that.

      • Observer
        September 8, 2011

        Mr Tusk,
        I hope that you are wrong in saying they have no evidence. I can’t believe some educated my will pursue a case costing over $100000.00 and not have hard evidence – no way! They can’t be that stupid.

        Let’s wait and see.

    • September 8, 2011

      DO YOU THINK Q95 IS GOING TO CCLOSE DOWN BECAUSE OF YOUR ACTION, MORE FIRE BROTHER MORE FIRE.

  50. Trouble
    September 8, 2011

    hmmm what are the cnosequences agen? jail time? or someyhing like that… i think green is only coming clean because he lost his laplaine seat, had he won it he wouldnt bother, afterall he’s been doing it for years according to him

  51. blast me
    September 8, 2011

    Man day by day i am seeing how skerrit getting stronger, withj these allegations guys like ron doing and they are as guilty as sin even befor the man skerrit,i am convinced that these guys have nothing to contest the dlp, that is sad because,Dominica needs hope for the kids,and non of these parties have the kids in their plans.The dlp doing what they want;and the opposition don’t know what to do.they both have the same agender, to line their pockets.

  52. Ras B
    September 8, 2011

    It is easy for the goose to claim what was available for the gander but deeply rooted in all this chatter is the apparent attempt by Mr Green to decieve. He knew the law and blatantly disregarded it. He is now presenting himself as a potential prime minister with the slogan, it is alright when I do it but you have not been ordained so I will drag you before the courts. Two wrongs never make a right but Mr Green should not think that his brown skin endowed him with any right to break the country’s law. It is unfortunate but one cannot avoid seeing who possesses dictatorial qualities. I hereby move that this should serve as an eternal disqualification for Mr Green employing any public office in Dominica!!!! Let us get rid of these ‘deceptive rats’ as Gadaffi would say!

  53. mouth of the south
    September 8, 2011

    AGAIN!!! mr ron green did nothing wrong to contest elections ALL THOSE YEARS…. he got it as a minor (his u.s citizenship)… the law says if one get citizenship of a non-commonwealth country by HIS OWN HANDS.. then he/she can’t contest election for e.g MR roosevelt skerrit and peter st jean

    • So Na
      September 8, 2011

      Didn’t you read he got his passport as an adult through his own act

  54. 1979
    September 8, 2011

    Dominicans do not use this as a detractor to the patriotic issue!! that we should address this to spare future generations. stop thinking of party for a second and think of your children if u have and the future if you do not!

    • woman time
      September 8, 2011

      IM THINKIN OF THE CHILDREN BUT IM NOT SEEING NO OTHER OPTION uwp WORST THEY BRING APSOLUTELY NOTHING TO THE TABLE ONLY HITTING ON SKERRIT—–IT ONLY TELLS ME THEY HAVE HATRED IN THERE HEART AND NOTHING ELSE —MAYB IF THEY STOP CRITISIZING OTHERS AND WATCH THMESELVES FORMULATE A MODEL WITH EFFECIENT PLANS THEN MAY JUST MAYB LOL

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        you are guilty of the same if you examine your comment properly…..be neutral and think of your kids. the only way you can spare then is to take the issue on yourself to make sure that this is corrected regardless of who does it. that way your kid wont have to deal with this issue in their time. cuz we got it right NOW!!!

  55. Hmm
    September 8, 2011

    Why is it that the people on trial are not required to give evidience but Mr. Green is the one cross examined?.

    Is the trial saying that if one escapes that we should free all murderers?.

  56. No Bueno!
    September 8, 2011

    The constitution needs to be revised.
    Once one does not participate in economic citizenship programme, they should be allowed to have dual citizenship.There is International Law that caters for extradition if need be. No one knows how long they will be in office. At the end of the day they are being asked to give up too much. They can’t accept gifts( for obvious reason) Not even from someone who has passed who is not a family member. The risk of giving it up is too grate.

    If the PM and St. Jean do have,I really hope that you do not give it up! Mr. Green, I hope that you did not either.

  57. mouth of the south
    September 8, 2011

    i think most of u duminicans don’t understand what othr Dominicans understood… the passport didn’t make mr green a citizen…. he was already a citizen b4 obtaining the passport… so this means he’d still be contesting the elections on dual citizenship… the difference is.. he got citizenship as a minor… whereas skerrit got his as an adult… WHAT’S SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND… i didn’t get grade 1 cxc english for nothing… and still mastered it in college… u all let simple legal english confuse u all… skerrit got his citizenship as an adult… passport or no passport they would still be dual citizens.. hope u all understand now… sheesh man… smh

    • On the side
      September 8, 2011

      He also testified that he knew he possessed dual citizenship in the 1995, 2000, and 2005 general elections.
      In court yesterday Green admitted that he obtained American citizenship as a 17-year-old but by his own act obtained an American passport as an adult.

      He further testified that he knowingly retained his dual citizenship status after the acquisition of the US passport and even after the matter was raised in 1995 by then Attorney General Sir Brian Alleyne.

    • So Na
      September 8, 2011

      Do you even understand what u write. English confuses even the writers of the English Language. If u are so good at it why not find something better to do than call people names on DNO.

    • Wait A Minute
      September 8, 2011

      Who told you Skerrit got citizenship as an adult? You Liar!! Didn’t the man say over and over again that he got french citizenship through his mother, as a child, which was what obtained in those days? Stop making excuses. All you UWPites are one and the same, just like your failed leaders, BLOODY HYPOCRITES!!!!!

  58. just saying
    September 8, 2011

    so why you mr green want to crucify mr skerrit when you are very much guilty of the same thing you accusing him of doing!

    • 1979
      September 8, 2011

      8) SMH …DOMINICANS ARE SOMETHING ELSE. DO WE HAVE TO BE SUBJECTIVE IN INTERPRETING EVERYTHING ??????

    • FLORIDA
      September 8, 2011

      The PM did not get his passport (french passport)as a minor like Mr. Green. Mr. Green was a minor (a child) Mr. PM was and is an adult who makes his own decision.

      As an adult he does not want to be a Dominican but a French man.

      • profiler
        September 8, 2011

        “In court yesterday Green admitted that he obtained American citizenship as a 17-year-old but by his own act obtained an American passport as an adult.”..Florida, please read and understand

      • MARIGOT
        September 8, 2011

        FLORIDA TELL THEM AGAIN :wink:

  59. WIKILEAKS
    September 8, 2011

    Shirley Biscuit is so sweet

    Allan, Shirley

    • WOYY
      September 8, 2011

      LMFAOOOOOOO… and drink a brugal!!! lolz

  60. De Opposition
    September 8, 2011

    Shame on you Mr. Green. Please redeem yourself by asking the court, on the behalf of yourself and the rest of your party, to drop all charges against Prime Minister Skerritt and Minister Peter St. Jean. This is such a waste of time and money. Please stop this party politics immediately and work with the government of the day to develop the Commonwealth of Dominica. Constructive criticism are welcome.

    • woman time
      September 8, 2011

      PARTY POLITICS THEY PLAYING I NOT TRUSTING THEM FELLARS ONE BIT—BETTER THE DOG I KNOW THAT THE WOLF I DONT KNOW

  61. paradise
    September 8, 2011

    that true we need prays :-? :-?

  62. 1979
    September 8, 2011

    Mr green, though at fault. has salvaged what little respect I have for him, by acting honorably and speaking the truth to those he serves… It is sad that I cannot say the same for our current PM 8) Sir please take example… now it the time to show action where integrity is concerned..

    • WIKILEAKS
      September 8, 2011

      NO…you are no psychologist…shut the door on your way out

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        never said i was, and i dont need to be a pathologist either to see that you are parasitic :mrgreen: keep feeding….

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        keep working on it, your getting better at your retort. 8)

      • woman time
        September 8, 2011

        HEY U TAKE THE WIKELEAKS NAME ALREADY WE D/CANS BAD HAHAHAHAHA

    • So Na
      September 8, 2011

      What respect?? He is forced to respond or be in contempt of court. He has no choice but to speak the truth.

  63. met veye
    September 8, 2011

    wow…let who is without sin cast the first stone….ron ron ron….seriously????

    • 1979
      September 8, 2011

      as i was saying now is the time of reckoning, who ever says they hold integrity LET US NOW SEE IT AT WORK, LET US SEE IT IN ACTION. RON HAS THE COURAGE COME CLEAN TO THE PUBLIC.. LETS SEE WHO ELSE IS ABLE….HIDING NOW IS ADMITTING GUILT.

      • So Na
        September 8, 2011

        You have it all wrong. What courage?? He has no choice but to come clean. Imagine the pot calling the kettle black.

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        i agree with you, you got my attention there….however do you agree that the PMs refusal to irrefutably exonerate himself by way of evidence, is questionable….i creates a doubt about him in my mind…im just being real…

    • dominican
      September 8, 2011

      you see , in dominica is if you do it i can do it too. shame, shame , shame. all the politicians are the same and trying to enslave us. followers of these dirty politicians need to think the next generation. these are the things we need to demonstrate about getting all of them out of public life ans soon too. ron, skerrit, stjean and any other. the choice is clear you want to serve the country at that level then there are requirements. obey the law. no wonder so many young drug men and criminals. lawless country.

  64. Anonymous
    September 8, 2011

    So if you had win you would be in the same situation….IF YOU LEAVE IN A CLASS HOUSE YOU DON’T THROW STONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • dominican
      September 8, 2011

      All of them dirty and corrupt.these men are not honorable men of integrity. they all must be jailed.hoe about the UN and these other organizations we are part of can they not investigate them man and put them before some tribunal or something? when the youth get tired of that shit we will start to burn vehicle and buildings like in other countries.the longest road has an end.

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        i am so waiting for that….we will put the fear of GOD in their, so they wont DARE disrespect dominicans again, no matter what color they wear…
        and i think it is about damn time for fire to pass in the house.

  65. WIKILEAKS
    September 8, 2011

    Just one two words: Ron Green.

    Now DNO readers can deduce all they want from those words.

    • KoKo Naughts
      September 8, 2011

      I would say: RUN Green, cause u’re in the wrong party!

  66. possie dude
    September 8, 2011

    Interesting revelation. So if Ron Green had won the election would Petter St. Jean be expected to hunt him down like a hound dog because he held two passports.

    Man dual citizenship or not, once you are a Dominican you should be able to participate in Dominican politics.

    Man petter St jean and Skerro have every right to be in the house. Ron them just vex because they lose. Eddo have citizenship in Barbados so what is the big deal. :?: :mrgreen:

    • 1979
      September 8, 2011

      just listen to yourself. no wonder we are where we are. :-|

      • latche jr
        September 8, 2011

        u eating urself now? ron green is asking the court to declear him as the winner

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        sir if you have been following my posts you would understand that I have no party colour but that of my countrys flag…think about that for a second…

    • woman time
      September 8, 2011

      PEOPLE RUN GRENN WANT IN HIS *** SEE HIS MOUTH NER DWL

  67. Nohogwash
    September 8, 2011

    Well at least he is honest about it, which is what distinguishes him from Skerrit who does not seem to possess one honest bone in his body.. But come on Bro!! Ron!! Come on Bro!

    • 1979
      September 8, 2011

      1000000000 TIMES AMEN TO THAT!!!!! MY SENTIMENTS EXXXXXACTLY! 8) ONE THING HOGWASH YOU REAL UNNO!

      • Just saying
        September 8, 2011

        @79 Your definition of honesty is rather amusing!

    • Gemini
      September 8, 2011

      What utter rubbish….”atleast he honest about what”….after twenty odd years of serving in politics…he decides to be honest now and people like you buying that crap.

      so if i am a murderer killing people for 21 years and on the 21st year i come out ans say….”oh by the way i am a murderer….i should be excused….because accoring to you…..atleast i was honest.

      people like u get me so effing angry.

      • Nohogwash
        September 8, 2011

        I do not want you to get a CVA or to rapture a blood vessel in your brain so chill out OK! I know cult followers cannot see in any other direction but where their Jim Jones is, until he is ready to give them the cyanide laced kool aid, which in this one’s case is giving his own in little tiny drops! so as to kill them but render them INCAPABLE of thinking.. So chill, maybe you should change from red to a more heat repellant color WHITE!! Red absorbs heat you know! :lol:

      • warma
        September 8, 2011

        great analogy. you on point

      • Nohogwash
        September 8, 2011

        Got an analogy for you Gemini! Should A murderer claim that he should go free just because the son of the person he murdered was a murderer! Well with your kind of thinking I guess you will say “YES OF COURSE” because that position if favorable of the position of the cabal! However, Ron’s case is a total different matter, which you are not capable of discerning so no point in explaining it.

      • Anonymous
        September 8, 2011

        So Effing angry me too. YOU THINK BECAUSE RON WAS WRONG THE CURRENT PM CAN BE WRONG AND IT’S OK. THEY ARE BOTH WRONG, !

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        thank you anonymous, then they claim to be patriotic….. 8)

    • latche jr
      September 8, 2011

      ron green asking the court for him to be deleared the winner/ do u kno is that he asking for? so what honest?

    • latche jr
      September 8, 2011

      honest? and he runfour times with two passports?

      • Homeboy
        September 8, 2011

        My thoughts exactly. When he is in a position not to lose anything then he comes clean. YOU MORONS TALKING ABOUT AT LEAST HE IS HONEST!!

        Honesty counts when you tell the truth a d stand to lose everything from taking an honest position!

      • Anonymous
        September 8, 2011

        HOMEBOY, CASE IN POINT. LET YOUR PM BE HONEST AND YOUR EDUCATION MINISTER. YOUR RIGHT TO BE ANGRY AT RON GREEN BUT NOT HIM ALONE.

    • 1979
      September 8, 2011

      dont worry with the partisans they have not one clue..

      • Just saying
        September 8, 2011

        Is like the pot call the kettle black. @ 1979 I do understand your support for RON and UWP’s dishonesty because Integrity certainly does not define your character either. Stop being party political.

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        @ JUST SAYING: ARE YOU PH*& DEAF OR BLIND??? UNLIKE YOU I HAVE NEVER HAD THE VOTERS INK ON MY FINGERS. I HAVE NEVER USED THAT RIGHT I HAVE TO VOTE!!I AM A VIRGIN IN MY OWN RIGHT!!! YOUR 0352890234589234223 YOUR MAMIE WILL EXPLAIN TO YOU THAT BOTH RON AND SKERITT SHOULD HANG IN THE GALLOWS WITH THE SAME GOD DAMN ROPE….OKAY ILLITERATE ASH EATING AND TALKING ….BOSS STOP JUDGING ME EH!! YOUR PM THAT ON THE SCALE TO WEIGH!!!

    • So Na
      September 8, 2011

      Honest? You call this honesty. You are honest if you come clean on your own volition, not when you are forced too.

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        i can definitely see eye to eye with that reasoning, I think you may have even swayed my perspective with that comment….thats they way its done Dominicans….nice!

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        I scincerly hope you apply this to the PMs situation as well, be honest with me. and with yourself.

  68. Gemini
    September 8, 2011

    For the third time in his political career, Mr. Green has been used as a scape-goat and made to look the fool for his mis-guided party brethen:
    1) When he was given party leadership over Julius Timothy.

    2) When he was asked to declare his assests publicly and not to the IPO as required by law.

    3) Now, after having gone to such lengths to prove that Mr. Skerrit was not qualified, knowing full well that he has been in the same boat and worse all these years.

    • 1979
      September 8, 2011

      however it is no excuse to not correct the present situation to spare future generations, dont you think???? 8)

    • WAY PAPA
      September 8, 2011

      YOU MISS ONE MY DEAR. WHEN HE WAS ASKED TO LAUNCH THE MANIFESTO THAT EVERY OTHER MEMBER KNEW WAS NOT READY AND BECAUSE HE STILL HAVE A LITTLE BRAIN LEFT HE SAID IT ON THE LINE(HANGING SOMEWHERE STILL I GUESS BECAUSE I DOH THINK ANY ONE FOUND IT YET)

  69. Quality Air Comfort
    September 8, 2011

    Again this is not surprising. However, the question I have is this, does Mr. Green have a copy of his certificate of renunciation from the US embassy in Barbados?

    This guy and the rest of the UWP are simply foolish….One has to know when to say WHEN

  70. mouth of the south
    September 8, 2011

    so he became a u.s citizen as a 17 year old…. skerrit became a french citizen as an adult…. don’t mistake passport and citizen… many of us are citizens of dominica and yet don’t have a passport… does that make us ‘not’ dominicans….. please read and understand legal language….

    • boots ready
      September 8, 2011

      mouth of the south you will always remain a SOL.Isallyou so that making SKERRIT STRONGER,you doh realise.

    • SiwoKing
      September 8, 2011

      wow you and i must be reading different article cause from my understanding Green obtain his US passport as an adult and i quote: “In court yesterday Green admitted that he obtained American citizenship as a 17-year-old but by his own act obtained an American passport as an adult.” is people like you that like to slice and dice information and spread it to other…..

    • WIKILEAKS
      September 8, 2011

      NO..Ron Green is a blade…let me do, but don’t you dare do it. What utter hypocrisy…OMG

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        is that all you can gather saul?? everything is ammunition??

    • Quality Air Comfort
      September 9, 2011

      M.O.T.S. You are being deceitful and you know better. Mr. Skerrit did not become a Citizen as an adult. It was automatically conferred upon him by just being born.

      Ron Green got his at 17, (As a Child and not an adult) but since that time he has continued to do things as an adult to maintain his citizenship by getting passport etc.

      I think that law is not quite clear – Pledging to obey the laws of a land if not pledging allegiance to a country. When you visit another country you are expected to obey their laws.

      I just got a US passport and I did not pledge allegiance to the US to get it.

      I most certainly did pledge allegiance when I was sworn in as a US Citizen 1 month ago. I did so as an adult and therefore I will not be able to contest any elections in Dominica until I renounce my US citizenship or the Dominica law changes.

      Allegiance: the loyalty of a citizen to his or her government or of a subject to his or her sovereign.

  71. D.A
    September 8, 2011

    Well politicians (liars) will be politians (liars)…they all full of sh**…they in this to full up their pockets and not to create opportunities for our people and help our nation rise…they can all go to hell!

    • Truth Seeker
      September 8, 2011

      The requirement in the Constitution is remarkably clear. Mr. Green’s admission makes it even clearer.

      Wether Mr. Green, Mr. James or Mr. Skeritt, they all appear to have violated their sworn duty to uphold the Constituion and all laws flowing from it.

      That said, where as two wrongs (or three wrongs) don’t make a right, Mr. Green’s petition not only shows blatant hypocrisy, it smack off the UWP’s obsessive quest to grab power by any means necessary.

      • enough
        September 8, 2011

        well said

      • Just saying
        September 8, 2011

        @truth seeker You are so right . One has to question the motives of UWP and the other members of the power hungry crew. How do they call themselves, Patriots? These are no men of intergrity. I pray God’s devine interference!

    • Homeboy
      September 8, 2011

      Well said même bête même pwell!! Ils sont tous ( les politiciens ) la même chose.

      • unknown
        September 8, 2011

        HELL WID DEM MAN .. ALL OF US LETS NOT VOTE NEXT ELECTION .. A BUNCH OF CROCKS THAT ARE POLTICIANS .. ALL OF DEM SWIMMIN IN THE SAME LAKE

  72. lovely dominica
    September 8, 2011

    Ok Mr. Green, you finally come clean. Its too late!

  73. warma
    September 8, 2011

    OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE WHEN WE FIRST PRACTICE TO DECEIVE

  74. Laplaine Labourite
    September 8, 2011

    Let he who is without Sin Cast the first Stone!!!
    All the time u were a rep for 15yrs it was all good. Including u,earl and peter carbon. Now u loose is skerrit and peter that are illegal representatives!!.
    Pure hypocrisy!!!! Only care bout self preservation!!

    • 1979
      September 8, 2011

      THOUGH this is true, we should not use it as an excuse to NOT CORRECT THE SITUATION NOW!! if we use this excuse we condemn our children to go through this same episode in the future… amendments need to be made if needs be. 8)

      • wosh
        September 8, 2011

        1979 shut your mouth you not seeing that they not paying all you.

      • 1979
        September 8, 2011

        u guys are so amusing its not funny…you wasn’t interested enough to post yesterday when i was trying to raise awareness of it, but now you use it as ammunition to blast me… that how much you think of your fellow men and their children…jus like ron though you pretend to be different…..SMH ill shut my mouth when im waving dominica bye bye

      • Just saying
        September 8, 2011

        Corrrect the situation through collaboration. Instead of wasting tax payers money, government and opposition members should be working together on ammending or clarifying the law. Remember members from all political parties are guilty of of violating the law.

    • mouth of the south
      September 8, 2011

      earl and eddie have commonwealth citizenship… if u understand cause i aint gonna explain… mr carbon had green card.. not a citizen… and mr green got citizen as a minor…. not by his own hand…what’s so hard to understand

      • Homeboy
        September 8, 2011

        You are correct about Peter Carbon, all the time he was a UWP member of parliament he wasn’t a US citizen

      • enough
        September 8, 2011

        Mouth of the South but Skerrit was born in Vieille Case so what’s your point?

      • Anonymous
        September 8, 2011

        mr green used his us citizenship to become a peace corp volunteer BY HIS OWN WILL! therefore IMHO, the entier Laplaine ticket should be squashed as neither of them were elegible for nomination

      • VWAI!!!!!
        September 8, 2011

        RETARDED!!! how did skerrit got it… as a major????? LMFAOOOOO LMAO… Zor ka parle’ telmah zor ka parle’ SOT!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • Progress
        September 8, 2011

        Please do not explain again mots, we get it-the hypocrisy, the biasness and all the rest. What a shame!

      • Vanessa
        September 8, 2011

        And that’s the other option for Dominica?

        Who would you choose – the man who is bold enough to stand up to your face, or the one who goes behind your back and do his misdeeds?

        So if Skerritt is a criminal and is disliked for disobeying the Constitution, what does that make RON?

      • babs
        September 8, 2011

        EVERYTHING YOU SAY :lol:

  75. DOMINICAN BORN
    September 8, 2011

    UWP moto should be don’t do it but let us do it

  76. fatty batty
    September 8, 2011

    what am i reading.save my country and it’s people.
    :-?

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