Ronnie Isidore under pressure

Ronnie Isidore
Ronnie Isidore

Ronnie Isidore, a senator for the opposition United Workers party (UWP), is said to be under pressure from certain sections of the party who want him replaced as the UWP candidate for Mahaut.

Sources told DNO that Felix Thomas, a contractor from the constituency, is being eyed by some people in the party to take Isidore’s place.

Isidore contested the last general election on a UWP ticket and lost to the Dominica Labour Party’s Rayburn Blackmoore.

He also contested the leadership of the UWP but lost to Lennox Linton and reports which surfaced recently seem to suggest that there are moves afoot inside the party to replace Isidore as its candidate for the Mahaut constituency.

But party leader Lennox Linton has denied that claim only saying on Q95 on Friday morning, “the Mahaut seat like many others is currently under review.”

“There’s no secret about it whether or not senator Isidore is the candidate that is going to give us the best chance of winning the Mahaut seat,” he said.

When Linton took over as party leader in Castle Bruce in September 2013, outgoing leader Edison James released the names of 12 individuals who he said “would be contesting the elections…but the new captain will complete the slate,” he said.

Sources told DNO that the UWP should be careful about replacing Isidore with Felix Thomas.

“They are looking at Felix Thomas, but he is not a better candidate than Isidore and they better be careful,” the source stated.

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154 Comments

  1. OBSEVER
    December 2, 2013

    Why did Lenox leave Antigua??????? was he thrown out or did he leave voluntarily . In that case we cannot have a leader who is not accepted by his neighbors, the train isn’t on full blast and there is confusion in the camp. Will Felix Thomas make a difference??????? I don’t think so because both families are very large in Mahaut. When you are not honest with your people it makes all the difference in the world.

  2. Bronx
    December 1, 2013

    UWP will never be in power. These people cannot run a country.

  3. Day Day
    December 1, 2013

    I have a question, and someone please answer with facts. I’m reading here that Lennox is a good leader. He must be somewhere in his fifties. Tell me what has he done for Dominica? Give an example of some company he has managed that is successful?

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2013

      Well if he has not done anything in his life time, he certainly caused the government to be holding a job symposium in the stadium tomorrow. He certainly has the govt on their toes. So lets just talk about recent accomplishment. He continues to be thorn in the Govt side. When he says Booo, they all jump. that’s enough for me.

      • Toomatoe Tomato
        December 1, 2013

        I think you are missing something. The government mentioned 500 Jobs coming soon then came the UWP added a Zero and said 5000 jobs in 3 years. I believe that us how it happened. The government is going forward. How many jobs has the 21 in 25 created so far? I am sure there will be jobs after the government job fair.

      • Doc. Love
        December 2, 2013

        As far as I know, he was responsible for the return of money to the Treasury following the Bin Boreball scandal. He was also responsible for fifty three thousand dollars being returned to the Treasury as result of a land deal gone bad. He was also responsible for exposing a Ponzi Scheme in which a Minister of Government is alleged to have been implicated. He was responsible for exposing approximately $1.5 million which was alleged to have been paid out by a top ranking Lawyer on behalf of El Suprimo to various top ranking Labor Party supporters, a Government Minister and a crab hunter.

    • ???????????
      December 1, 2013

      @ Day Day He is not just a good leader. HE IS AN EXCELLENT LEADER.He has more integrity than you and the members of your corrupt party together. He does not lie like you and the members of your corrupt party. He does not steal like you and the members of your corrupt party.He exposes fraud and malfeasance in office done by you and the members of your corrupt party. BECAUSE OF THAT HE IS AN EXCELLENT LEADER. He is a brilliant man, a team player,one who understands what Dominica needs to advance. I LOVE HIM!

  4. Day Day
    December 1, 2013

    I waiting to hear the bum that going to burst about Ronnie. One thing I know, when you pick up dirt to throw on someone, it may not hit the person. But your hand will surely be dirty. Sa mwen douvant, sauw deyeur

  5. GoBeckMore
    December 1, 2013

    Lennox cannot talk about Skerrit as he does not appear to be any different. lennox’s arrogance is glaring, someone challenges you and you want to dispose of them. A pity you cannot dispose of Sanford as I am sure you would love to do too.

    • .
      December 1, 2013

      @ go BeckMore Isidore can defend himself. He does not need a MORON like you, a slave of Skerrit like you, to defend him. GET THE HELL OUT, you don’t know a dam about what you are saying. LEAVE LENNOX IN PEACE.YOUR GO BECK, stop destroying what I am growing in my garden. Go Beck!

    • Papa Dom
      December 1, 2013

      So you agree that skerritt is arrogant and has no respect for people with if fervent views to his?

  6. December 1, 2013

    the important fact is that there is a scandal waiting to break re Ronnie Isidore. He already warned persons during his talk with Matt that he will protect his reputation, so they must watch watch what they say. He is afraid the bombshell will burst any time!!! He needs to come clean EARLY and not wait too long like what happened with Earl Williams !!! Aaaaaa UWPWEEE!!!

  7. jean dominique
    December 1, 2013

    people stop getting labour involve inall you commess, all you trying to take the focus on all you.hehehehe

  8. what a laugh
    December 1, 2013

    The only hypocrites in this maylay are the very uwp supporters who are quick to cry foul where the government is concerned but in an instant take on the same ‘mind your d business’, ‘go to hell’ attitude when the matter concerns the uwp.

    • .
      December 1, 2013

      The matter concerning the UWP is to create the jobs for people like you. This is a serious matter. Otherwise this is a trustworthy team, a good team, an honest team. ONE THAT MUST BE TRUSTED.

  9. bias
    December 1, 2013

    Nonsense…grown men acting like children…Lennox already start making trouble

  10. forensics
    November 30, 2013

    The same way a prime minister can change his cabinet around and assign his ministers to different ministries is the same way a leader of a political party can review and change candidates.This is normal stuff.You labour slaves are just to political.You all are just trouble makers.

    • OBSEVER
      December 2, 2013

      If it was Skerrit making a change right now Q95 would be running their mouth like diarrhea especially LENOX this is how our politics works and no one can stop we DLP supporters from talking. LENOX don’t want anyone around who can challenge him, another EDDISON just that he doesn’t wear shirt jacks, look out for the wolf in sheep clothing, keep your eyes open Dominicans. They are the new clinic the blue one giving dasheen and plantians and they did not pay for it. Go and pay the farmer from LaPlaine for his provisions

  11. Rorro
    November 30, 2013

    You remember what Labourites did couple elections back when THEY wanted to put Sabroach ( Sabbie) instead of Ronald Toulon? Mahaut may do the same. History will continue to repeat it self. Ronald now Ronnie.

  12. Pedro
    November 30, 2013

    No Man is bigger than the Party. You learn to serve or you get out.

  13. November 30, 2013

    do you know Ronnie I guess not

  14. Jay
    November 30, 2013

    The operative word here is TEAM. Like in soccer a Team enters a match with the aim to win and it is the TEAM manager, who is in charge of the player selection and the game plan and decides who takes part in a match. It is exactly the same in a political party, no matter its hue.
    Unlike soccer the election of candidates for the House of Parliament is a matter for the public and people are within their rights to criticize, praise the party leadership for their choice should their candidate be successful or not. However, it is the prerogative of the executive of a party to choose their candidate and mr. Isidore would be the first one to agree with that. it is no different for the Labour- or Freedom party.

  15. All for stability
    November 30, 2013

    well if they out of the house and fighting because of what they expect to reap by being in the house DO YOU REALLY EXPECT DOMINICA TO GET BETTER WITH UWP? if we leave wat we seeing for what we have not seen we will get worse than Haiti and instead of 5000 jobs in three years is 5000 less jobs in the first three months

  16. Anonymous
    November 30, 2013

    Politics, religion, bias, it’s all a matter of which side you are on and so you will do/say anything in support of your side. People make all sorts of excuses when it’s their side but fail to see or accept another person’s point of view and that’s human nature for you. The way things are done or should be done are many times not considered like facts, truth or wrong rather only the bias.

  17. Marlpardee
    November 30, 2013

    All i can ask jesus is to take out ronald isidore in that satan company. Please, mr isidore you are a man of character. I honestly think u should leave these people in their mess. This is a sign from god. Get out before these people drag u to d gutter. Just leave them for jesus. U do not belong in that atmosphere. It is sad what people will do for power. If god did not exist i would tell u go on skeritt side mayb u would help him change. But all politics is politics. Dirty…. I will say one prayer. For god to deliver u from the scorpions. When they digging their pit for u ronnie, they will fall in it. Read your bible…

  18. 4CAR
    November 30, 2013

    With all that mess going on we need a third party. We have Red and Blue; we need a White.

  19. Awsh
    November 29, 2013

    The UWP is a party that does things the right way. I believe they will sort this Ronnie thing out. But in the meantime the UWP is getting stronger and stronger under the radar. The UWP is stronger than we believe. Just wait and see.

  20. bluered
    November 29, 2013

    this too shall pass. I have seen and heard worse in the labour camp.

  21. Megso
    November 29, 2013

    The UWP would be well advised to leave Ronnie alone. Sidelining Ronnie for whatever reason will not pass the smell test. He has earned the right to run again. The suggestion that he is too nice for politics is nonesense. Lennox must show some maturity in leadership. Stop the bickering or backbiting among the ranks, take Ronnie aside and address whatever concerns he has and present a united front. But to dump Ronnie on the pretext that the constituency will decide is nothing more than wrapping yourself in Skerrit’s clothing.That would be a tragedy and indeed betrayal of those who long for humility and tolerance in public office. A word of caution to the UWP. For Chrissakes!!Do not go down that road.

  22. chow mien
    November 29, 2013

    Its amazing that the OPPOSITION is held to a higher degree of scrutiny that the SITTING government.

    People wake up! Skeritt comes and goes when he wants, signs secret MOU’s and hand out tax payers money to his lackeys(via red clinic etc) yet no one seems concern. Yet every time Linton scratches his self,he has to give them an explanation.

  23. Grand Bay Girl
    November 29, 2013

    I wonder if Mr Linton will want me instead? My name is Sarah Palin I come from Mahaut I will
    campaign hard…I will write all the info about Skerro in my hand so I can remember all what was going on in DLP…..Jokes is good for the Soul

  24. tallboy
    November 29, 2013

    Linton can never,never become the next Prime minister. Its almost five years and they are desperately seeking for power. Please tell them every one cannot be a leader,and they are not good leaders.man run for your life.

  25. anonymous
    November 29, 2013

    DNO you should investigate UWP on the Ron and Michael Ettiene for La Plaine Constituency.hmmm

  26. Nothing
    November 29, 2013

    Mr,Isidore ran in the Mahaut constituency and lost to Mr.Blackmore in the last election.The leadership of the UWP has decided to review his candidacy for the up coming general election.there is nothing wrong with that,indeed that’s a good political strategy.

  27. hmmm
    November 29, 2013

    ronnie you should see that coming , so long i seeing them man want to move you there, but they stupid because u have the peoples support. lennox just have allu fighting . allu do in government yet and all the story that going on.lol

  28. Views Expressed
    November 29, 2013

    From where I sit The situation is a clear political process one:
    1. Leadership contest was on, there were three candidates, Lennox, Ronnie and Claudius. Lennox won, we move.
    2. It is healthy for the UWP that it was NOT a fait acompli, meaning the country saw democracy and transparency at work within the UWP…..candidates out themselves up for leadership position. Well done UWP, we NOW move on
    3. Review of every and any constituency as Lennox indicated on Q 95 is essential…..that no one is automatic…..it is healthy and good for the process of government, governance and performance
    4. Resolve mater in house asap that not prolonged. Public will read wrong messages and your opposition will paly with it…..why, because they are looking for issues, they have ran out of ideas and want YOU , the UWP to create it for them. Do not give that opportunity.
    5. Quickly , clean your house……if its Ronnie, run with it.He s a good guy , talented and experienced.
    Lets go guys, Dominica needs good leadership, good governance

  29. Anonymous
    November 29, 2013

    rubbish….all that useless talk get a damn woman to lead that party to put those pants straight. What is it the leadership of UWP must be men in skirts then…..or men in tights……lol

    • HIM
      November 29, 2013

      You don’t know what you are saying, and/or typing. Best you listen and be quiet.

  30. Doc. Love
    November 29, 2013

    I wish to applaud Matt for bringing out the
    issue concerning Isidore. I must also thank Mr. Linton for being forthright. Regardless to whether we agree with his decision to review or not, we cannot say the same about Skeritt. We must not forget, the DLP had a similar situation involving Regie and Mervin Paul. In fact, Regie did not only embarrassed the people of the Cottage Constituency but also Skeritt. Right in the Parliament, he rubbished the notion that Mervin was out of order to even think about being considered as a nominee to represent the Cottage Constituency. When Matt questioned Mr. Linton about the Isidore issue, he could have done like Skeritt and avoid being questioned, but the true leader that he is, he stood tall and responded to everything that was thrown at him. Those Labor Party supporters who want to question Mr. Linton’s leadership, I beg you, I beseech you, I implore you, please ask Skeritt to sit with Matt on Q95 for at least thirty minutes.

    • #speakingmymind#
      November 29, 2013

      But why don’t you all deal with your party’s problem and leave the DLP out of it for once

    • anonymous.
      November 30, 2013

      Regie did not deny that there was an issue. He took it public as far as the House so every one who wanted to know knew. With this issue however there is silence, stammering, avoidance and a lack of transparency…

  31. look deyba papa
    November 29, 2013

    Is Ronnie a threat to the team members who do don’t think that he CAPABBLE on winning the sit? as far as I see it, Ronnie is the type who will not hide to say what he thinks about, if something is going wrong around him. He is an honest person not now, not yesterday, not today. He has been like that since he was born and everyone in the village knows that.He did not get into politics under pretence as other polititions are doing. He is not there for anything but to help the people of this country and the country itself. Ronnie is with everyone whether you blue, red, green, orange, purple, it does not matter what color, he is there with everyone and if he should win his seat everyone will be free to come and chat with him and he does not have to threaten them to vote for him or pay anyone for voting him in. His policy as far as I can see is we are all Dominicans and need each other. Go and make a survey in the entire village of mahaut and see what the people think about him.

    Ronnie has made a great impact in the constituency and brought in a lot of people to vote for him, who still do not like the UWP, but only told him is for you I voting not the party as the labourites will say is not blackmoore they voting is skerrit and they still saying that after all these years. So Mr.Linton know what you all are doing with Ronnie because you all will loose all the voters who choose to rally with Ronnie and not for the party. I am hearing outside there a lot of people are backing off if Ronnie not going up for the UWP. TRUST ME IT WILL NOT BE THE uwp going to vote ALONE ,IT WILL BE LABOUR USING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE TO WIN THAT SEAT AGAIN AND THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO GET RONNIE OUT KNOWING HOW MUCH POTENTIAL YOUR CANDIDATE HAS. So all I can say to you all is try and sort this thing out among yourselves and leave well alone and move on. Ronnie did very well for the last election and now with all what the government is doing he stand a chance of winning his seat in the mahaut constituency. Ronnie continue doing what you are doing and take it easy and may god’s blessings be always upon you. I must say I am one of the people you have brought on board. I have told you that you are in the wrong party when you first came to me and when I heard you spoke you gave me goose bumps and I saw that you really meant what you saying so I joined and if you are not there I am also notgoing to be there. sorry lennox that is my opinion. MAY GOD’S BLESSING BE WITH YOU ALL.

    • 4CAR
      November 30, 2013

      Well put. I agree with all you said. Ronnie is the man for Mahaut. He is even qualified “in my opinion” to be the PM. He is not a crooked man.

  32. OBSEVER
    November 29, 2013

    RONNIE let me tell you something we in the DLP need you, we are waiting patiently for you. Linton is another Eddison the only difference he doesn’t wear shirt jacks. You shouldn’t let these so call leaders treat you like a little boy they don’t like anyone who stands up to them. LABOURRRRRRRRRR.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      November 29, 2013

      Gabbage. We do not want Labar to run this country any more, what you’re talking about.

    • HIM
      November 29, 2013

      @ OBSERVER The once powerful SKERRIT LABOUR PARTY is begging for candidates now?
      My grannie use to say after a time is a next. HOW TRUE THE SAYING IS.
      Well the thing is, people are ashamed to represent DLP as candidates now. TAKE THAT!

      • real possie
        December 1, 2013

        Ha ha I know who u are Him aka RR SXM.

    • LAY BAR RIGHT
      November 29, 2013

      So why allu does not stand up to Skeritt too???
      And by the way, Skeritt verbally assaulted that same Ronnie Isidore on a talking point program last month, and Ronnie did not have the testicular fortitude to stand up to him, he took his whipping from Skerrit like a meek sheep.

      • Marlpardee
        December 20, 2013

        Ronnie know what and when to pick his battle ok. So watch your mouth when u say pm attack and he did not answer. U have to let sleeping dogs lie at times. D man is a wise men nuff respect to him. He speaks when he has to. Learn that.

    • Papa Dom
      November 30, 2013

      Get the £¥€% out! Who in the Labour Party dares to challenge skerritt? Skerritt does everything wrong but all you hear is “love our PM” and the ministers even skerritt lavabo Ian, coming to the public to defend him even when they had no idea why he did what he did.

    • ???????????????
      November 30, 2013

      SO DLP really cannot find candidates? I thought some of you were denying that. LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD!

  33. 4CAR
    November 29, 2013

    I have been fighting and campaigning for UWP to win this next election – But if they ever replace Ronnie Isidore with that Thomas guy they will not get my vote and they will lose the election. Plain and simple. Now is not the time to be switching guards! people will not have any confidence in the UWP. If UWP wants to win then they must stay with Ronnie Isidore. He has what it takes. He is a grassroots man who knows about the true needs of the people of Mahaut and Dominica at large. No Ronnie No Vote.

    • A perfect idiot
      November 29, 2013

      Maybe you are after Ronnie and not for the good of Dominica. What if you hear some disturbing news about Ronnie next week? People know what they know and therefore if you like what the party stands for and trust the leadership them you need to let them do what is in the best interest of all.

      • y2k
        November 29, 2013

        what if?? … what if you hear something disturbing about Lennox, Joseph or Thompson, what if!!!!

      • John Paul
        November 29, 2013

        He may be like the Parishioners in Grand bay “We want our Priest back we doh care what He do”

      • 4CAR
        November 30, 2013

        It is more likely to hear negative things about you, than about Ronnie. Post your real name and see how many people will jump on your back. “Wise hole.”

      • Dcapossie
        December 1, 2013

        What does the party stand for that no other party stands for until they sit?

      • 4CARS
        December 2, 2013

        Linton should not adopt any of Skerritt’s ways and habits. The representatives in his party have freedom of speech, and he Linton should not expect these men to be puppets like Ministers in Skerritt’s administration. That’s the thing I’m afraid of. If he has an issue with any of his men; he should be man enough to iron things out instead of calling for their head on a platter. He Linton must learn that form of humility – else he could never be a great or strong leader. And right now, that’s what we need in our Country.

    • improvis
      November 29, 2013

      So why he did not win the last time. Is it because people like u never voted for him.

    • mouse
      November 29, 2013

      Talk all ur nonsense if Ronnie is the candidate I am not voting. He is not a politician. He maybe a nice guy but honestly he is not bringing an energy an excitement to Mahaut, which is much needed. Sometimes I am of the opinion that he does not want to really win the sit. I say this because he is quick to cut people off and I wonder if he is mentally not well as a politician. I think the party should not kick him out of the party but he should not be allow to run. He will cause you guys some headaches in the future trust me

      • look deyba papa
        December 2, 2013

        Trust me you CERTAINLY not BORN and BREED in the village of mahaut, because if you did you would be singing a different tune or is it that you are and following the red cool aid and know how Ronnie has a chance of winning eh. Ronnie our prayers are with you.

    • mouse
      November 29, 2013

      Lets not mix matters Ronnie does not have what it takes to be a politician. It is nothing personal against the guy. It is about winning. He is a nice guy but too nice for politics, Pls man

      • jo jo
        December 3, 2013

        Correct me if am wrong. You all said that He does not have what it takes to be a politician and why is it that all you red cool aid asking him to come and meet your leader and others eh? Is it that he good for RED COOL AID AND NOT GOOD FOR THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE SKY EH? WELL IS BLUE BLUE BLUE THAT COUNTING WHEN COMES TO RONNIE. :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  34. babalene
    November 29, 2013

    Matt and the rest of the media are being sensational and are trying to make a mountain out of a mole stack. The leader spoke and Isidore spoke and they were both very clear. On the other hand the PM made a sweeping announcement about lazy ministers in St Joseph and that there is going to be the shake up of at least 7 candidates for labour in at least 7 constituencies yet Kalie nor Matt made it their business to asked any of the 7 candidates which are known to the public what is going on; Ian, Reggie, Darroux,Tuolon all are some of those targeted yet still Matt and Co never pursued the story as they are doing with Isidore. The UWP claims to be reviewing one of its constituencies among others to follow. So here it is UWP has one review against labour 7 yet still Matt and others see it most convenient to want to drag the UWP candidate (Isidore)and the UWP leader (Lennox)over the coals- what a media we have in Dominica eh!

    • Winner Team
      November 30, 2013

      Why do you think Skerrit does not bother with them. This is pure sensationalism for journalism. He hot both parties on sir but still went on with the drama.

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2013

      My dear, did u hear your leader? Lennox said clearly that ALL will be reviewed… So that’s like 12 verses 7

  35. Kanawa
    November 29, 2013

    But how comes UWP never lunched the lady from Tan Tan that want to run against Reginald Austrie for the Cottage Constituency? Tell us about that too na DNO?

  36. Frank Talker
    November 29, 2013

    Boss, it have endless good men and women in this constituency who are willing and able to represent the UWP. Here are some of them:

    Brian Alleyne
    Felix Thomas
    Barbs Dyer
    Eamon Defraitas
    Michael Astaphan
    Eric Prince
    Achille Joseph
    Sammy Wyke
    Norman Dorival
    Mariet Canoville
    Geoffrey Letang
    Perickson Isidore

    • Keeping It Real
      November 29, 2013

      A bunch of “womiels”, “has beens”, “also rans” and crooks! Good luck with that! At least Ronnie is working hard – its too bad he is on the wrong side:(

      • De Original Met Yo
        November 29, 2013

        womiels eh? When last u pass Riviere Cyrique and check out the parl rep there?

      • Day Day
        December 1, 2013

        Hey Anonymous, When the UWP ship begins to sink, Ronnie may just jump over. You never know. You hear they saying about some dirt the brewing up against Ronnie, just look out. Just because they want to replace him they trying to making look bad in the face of the public. That’s just to show how bias those UWP crooks are. Lennox is power hungry.

      • Concerned citizen
        December 2, 2013

        To ‘KEEPING IT REAL’…….why don’t you simply disagree without calling people names?? You and others need to learn to keep it real!!! KEEP IT REAL BOSS………

    • Mamize
      November 29, 2013

      I think Perickson Isidiore is the best candidate. If Perickson go up, I voting.
      Prap, just like dat

      • Papa Dom
        November 29, 2013

        A joke dat man

      • Toomatoe Tomato
        November 30, 2013

        Well it seems they can start another road trip.

      • Anonymous
        November 30, 2013

        Time for Ronnie to exhale

      • Alas!
        November 30, 2013

        have to be

  37. Anonymous
    November 29, 2013

    And you want to know what’s gonna happen…he’s gonna run right to the Labour Party…why you ask…because all these new age politicians are all about self gratification NOT love of Country or its people…Government and Opposition alike…not impressed by either!!!

    • Anonymous
      November 29, 2013

      I doubt so very much because it would indicate that people are selfish and are in this for themselves and not principle.

    • DOMINIQUE NOU CHAW
      November 30, 2013

      not in your wildest dream. ronnie is a man of principle, his parents did not raise him up to be for self but to share and give to others who is in need. WHY IS HE NOT IN THE LABOUR PARTY? HE HAD EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO BECAUSE LABOUR WANTED HIM VERY BADLY BUT HE CHOSE NOT TO FOR FEAR, OF DISHONESTY, STEALING, LIYING AMONG OTHER THINGS WHICH IS HAPPENING WITHIN THE PARTY. SO PEOPLE FEAR NOT RONALD ISIDORE WILL NOT AND I REPEAT NOT BE CROSSING FROM BLUE TO RED. WHEN A POLITICIAN CROSS THE FLOOR HE LOOKING FOR WHAT HE CAN GET. JUST REMEMBER THAT.

  38. Punchinella
    November 29, 2013

    Another source said,while everyone loves Ronnie, there are some things hidden and it will soon burst and it will be unpleasant.” Ummm?? It this a case of bum paytay, seegway declaway?

  39. sandy
    November 29, 2013

    Let us be real here people. If Ronnie knows well he is going to loose in Mahaut and there is potential for someone else who is capable of winning the Mahaut sit, I as a supporter of the United Workers Party sees no problem in that…..is want we want Labour out. Common man…stop behaving like the DLP.

    • Toomatoe Tomato
      November 30, 2013

      No one is going to win in Mahaut but Blackmoore. And they know it. The Labour seat is safe.

      But is his Senate seat they need for the UWP New Leader to have a sit in Parliament. It is all a tug of war.

      IN the next election the UWP will be winning two seats. Marigot and Salisbury. And it all depends who runs for Marigot because they are not certain that the seat is safe that’s why they are not taking a chance with a by-election and are waiting for the General Election.

      But it is my guess that the Leader of the Party want to go in Parliament because that could be his only chance. They are fully aware what they are trying is all in vain, the majority of Dominica do not want change now, and who would blame them? Change now with whom and for what? You do not change for the sake of change especially when you are certain it is the worse thing you can do.

      So a Senator has to be a scapegoat but which one? But again that is their party politics, so they will do whatever is best for them and that is for them to decide. The Mahaut Constituency is for Blackmoore and Labour no matter what.

    • OMG
      November 30, 2013

      Ronnie is already a popular person in the community that persons have surrounded for the UWP candidate, if that is messed with that, the win UWP is looking for, will even make them lose their deposit, so they have to be very careful. UWP might cause their on own downfall with controversy.

  40. SwitchontheConsol
    November 29, 2013

    Sorry Ronnie…you should always agree with the leader or you will be switched off…now “no one is listening to you Ronnie”…remember how it was on radio so shall it be..Oh!oh!oh!…be careful with your e-mail Ronnie…

  41. Winner Team
    November 29, 2013

    It appears that UWP was on the ground in Mahaut yesterday and did not like what they were hearing. I think Lennox is a wise man and will make a wise decision. Isidore is a wise man and will do what is best for the party. It would be foolish of UWP to get reports from the people themselves and do nothing about it. So far, I am impress with what the Leader of the UWP is doing, so I am trusting he will continue to lead in the right direction.

    Dominicans love a little hot gossip so this is just another hot Roro for chitchat. It is the same problem they had with Mr. James who was unsuccessful twice and needed a change. What makes it any difference for Ronnie if it appears that he will lose again. It’s all about winning. Not about a scandal people. Grow up.

    • DA Soil
      November 29, 2013

      Leave Mahaut alone. Lobor all d way.LADOUR POWER. Too much roo roo man

    • Anonymous
      November 29, 2013

      Could it be Lennox targetting Ronnie because he want the senator seat? lol! No difference to whats going on with DLp the only diff is that the UWP wanna play it like its nothing. :mrgreen:

    • 4CAR
      November 29, 2013

      @ Winner Team. I agree with you. Ronnie is the best man for Mahaut. No Ronnie No Vote.

    • Anestine
      December 2, 2013

      Winner Team:
      Directly to you: YOU ARE WRONG

      Anestine LaFond

  42. November 29, 2013

    It is all about choosing the best person for the constituency. The constituents are the one to decide who they believe has the better chance of winning. Labour party had and do still have the same situation as to who should go. NOw, the people don’t even have the chance to decide. It is the leader who decides. People/esp the labourites want to make this a big issue when theirs is even worse because the constituents don’t have a chance to decide who they want. Haters stop that. There was a situation in the Cottage constituency and the matter was settled. You labourites are just looking for something to talk about when there is so much in your kitchen for you to talk about. Leave the Mahaut constituents decide who they want.

    • Anonymous
      November 29, 2013

      What are you getting so upset and worked up about??? Aren’t you guys the ones running around talking about transparency and the peoples’ right to know????So it is only for a few then???Stay blue vex if you want to, but questions will continue to be asked whether you like it or not!!

    • 4CAR
      November 29, 2013

      No Ronnie No Vote. Philix Thomas cannot walk in Ronnie’s shoes. This is one time I will switch party and take my drove with me. Linton better leave Ronnie for Mahaut. Right now I have stopped campaigning for UWP unless I hear more about that Filix Ronnie thing.

      • A perfect idiot
        November 29, 2013

        @4CAR UWP is not looking for party switchers because party switchers are usually are usually, greedy, selfish, corrupt, and not committed to change. They will do anything to get what they want and UWP by now learnt their lesson in the Castle Bruce and Roseau North constituency.

  43. hmmmmm
    November 29, 2013

    dno why everytime i put a post it always saying waiting for moderation an never stop????? why??? and other post coming after and can vew???

  44. Anonymous
    November 29, 2013

    This is just the beginning. And to think these guys really believe they can con people into voting them into government? Well Dominicans are smarter than that, as they have shown since 2000 and again whenever the lections are called. This is just a Marigot Party and everyone else is just a side-kick!!! Isidore boy, you better take in front and leave them fellas thing for them eh. The unqualified one don’t want anyone more qualified than him (which is about everyone else) to challenge him so he will do anything it takes… and imagine them fellas not even in power yet??.

    • DA Soil
      November 29, 2013

      Couldn’t say it any better.

    • Big T
      November 29, 2013

      As a supporter of the DLP in Marigot, some of you people have no respect for us DLP supporters in Marigot and this MUST STOP. What Hon. James and Mr. Linton and their team is doing is their business and not Marigot! WE BEG – PLEASE STOP!!!!

  45. Anonymous
    November 29, 2013

    I don’t care what the excuse is, it was not right to not hold a public meeting in the constituency. Already you know there is a problem so you should give the constituency with a chance to hear the man. I’m sorry but if Ronnie doesn’t represent the party then the seat is labour’s. There may be supporters against him because they say he is too nice but they will still vote for him, however if he is removed there will be a big backlash because his supporters will not vote for the new candidate. It is a good thing to let people have their say bit at times we need to trust our instincts. What ever it is I think it is better to have someone who will challenge rather than the many who show support to your face but stab you in the back. Mr Linton I hope you read this and take note: leave Ronnie where he is.

    • Concerned citizen
      November 29, 2013

      I agree with you that there is no excuse for not holding a public meeting. I found that very strange when I listened to the radio last night and heard Lennox and others on Q. I thought, ‘Wow, why is it that they have not had a meeting in Mahaut?’ I was shocked because it appears that they have been having meetings in almost, if not all other constituencies. Mahaut deserved one too, particularly because it must be one of the largest constituencies and Ronnie is a very dynamic and dedicated worker who is honest and a straight talker! I cannot understand this….it is troubling to me as someone who supports the movement for change!! Please reconsider……at least the attitude towards Ronnie! That way this can be sorted out while keeping him on board, even if he has to go back into parliament as a senator! Ronnie is a good man and would be a great parl rep!

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      November 29, 2013

      Anonymou, support you on that. For the time being, no Ronnie, no vote for UWP.

    • anonymous.
      November 29, 2013

      It is a Labour seat…

  46. VOTER
    November 29, 2013

    I don’t think Ronnie is being fear to his fellow colleagues. He does not appear to be a team player. I say take him out early o’clock

    • Rastafari
      November 29, 2013

      Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger…You did mean fair, right?

    • Natural Living
      November 29, 2013

      How is Ronnie not a team player? Because Ronnie challenges the leadership in a democracy?
      Ronnie is doing exactly what he is supposed to do…
      Mr Linton you have perfect opportunity to show how you differ from Mr Skerrit in this regard. Encourage Ronnie and others within your party to challenge you and what UWP stands for. Otherwise you will be guilty of exactly what Mr Skerrit is critisized about. STAND UP AND STAND OUT!!!

      • Day Day
        December 1, 2013

        And they calling Skerrit a dictator. That is just to show what will happen “IF” he ever gets into power

    • 4CAR
      November 29, 2013

      If Ronnie goes, so does the UWP.

      • A perfect idiot
        November 29, 2013

        @4 CAR, Here is what you posted yesterday. Why flipflop today?
        Mr. Douglas is running and leaning on two things. (1) his last name. (2) his “education.” But we need someone with a heart and concern for the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica. They have been in power for donkey years, and all they have to show is land excavation. People are still without jobs and basic necessities. The reason why they want to remain in power is not to better the lives of the citizens. The reason why they want to remain in power is not to move the Country forward. Their main goal is to continue draining the Country, selling the Country and enriching themselves, friends and family. We need a change. God knows we need a change. We cannot afford one more day of labor. We need a change and we need it now.

        Don’t let no one fool you about Ian’s education. Don’t allow anyone to fool you with Skerritt’s Dimples. Don’t let all the bait and switch gifts China is giving – this is just a trap. China is behind our Water. Dominica could be the envy of the other Caribbean Islands if we had good leaders who knew how to generate wealth by exporting the best quality water on the face of the earth. The Chinese want to put their hands on our water to export to Asia. Asia do not have clean drinking water; and the Chinese see gold in the making by controlling our H2o. This will not happen. Labor must go.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      November 29, 2013

      Voter, are you a LABAR in UWP’S clothing?

      • 4CARS
        December 2, 2013

        @ “perfect idiot.” “What I have written I have written.” My opinion in mine and mine alone. Don’t want to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. I know how a little “position” can change an individual. So stop trailing me if you have nothing to gain. Guess you are the “perfect idiot.”

  47. hmmmmm
    November 29, 2013

    labour have they own issues in salisbury to r big one to they dont want mr royer, so many meeting keeping in the white house close to the playing fild in salisbury to dump mr royer, so labour supporters dont rejoice on the uwp its part of politics

    • OMG
      November 29, 2013

      Are BLUE & RED just fighting for POWER? Just to make sure they are inside and don’t think of the citizens of DOMINICA?

      They are fighting on the left, fighting on the right, and don’t want Matt to ask them questions?

  48. mountain
    November 29, 2013

    the well-known woman in society they want the one with the well-known business in town..that is the talk in the grapevine. that is why they trying their best to take out ronnie….hehe mahaut i from….lennox mem mem hmmmm

  49. kingman
    November 29, 2013

    Ronnie boy you were told and cautioned about the MUGADE’s and their party, now you feeling what they giving.
    You noticed that Isaac in Roseau stop talking, only the young Mugade and the Fountain that have the right to talk till they crash over leadership.
    In the peoples right to know tell us about the unpleasant things that there is to know and is it only now they knew of these unpleasant things.
    Well then again is maybe skerrit that doing that

  50. Malgraysa
    November 29, 2013

    Nonsense, Ronnie will do what is best for his party. He said so and all attempts by Matt to make mwpi out of that came to nothing. Ronnie is steadfast and I admire him for that. It is all about the common good and not about egos.

    • Negbawi
      November 29, 2013

      You wanna hear some lie…lol…garcon shame in your eyes about common good

    • OMG
      November 29, 2013

      It is NOT healthy for Ronnie to be with persons who are going to run for election and they do not want him around them.

      Ronnie remember there are haters everywhere.

      I heard Angelo on QFM this morning and he was very RAW.

      Lennox Linton was stomaring, Brian Linton trying to put peace & Pat Corbett saying something else.

      What ever the decision anyone has to make, please remember to put DOMINICA FIRST.

      • Mojo1
        November 29, 2013

        so what u are saying is Skeritt hated Austrie, Douglas, Justina, Toulon, Stevenson and the others he does not want to run this election???
        Grow up!! it is not about hating its all about winning.
        In 2000, the UWP sent up some candidates who they should have recalled. They did not want to be called haterz, so they made them run and this contributed to their lost in that year.

        Politics is big man business.

    • OMG
      November 29, 2013

      What is BEST for Dominica!

      If they do not want him, or some want him in their party, it is not healthy for Ronnie, the party or Dominica.

  51. girl
    November 29, 2013

    Way Papa….the bomb in the UWP camp just start to explode…..I’ll be watching…….wooosh

    • Channel 1
      November 29, 2013

      @girl – Which bomb? In the Labour party it has explosion waiting to happen…..dat is what you should be concerned about.

      By the way, all you does not watch American media when persons from the Republican or Democratic party are in hot debate with other persons from their same party when they aspire to be leaders of their respective parties?

      Ever heard of the Republican party debate or the Democratic party debate? Anyone? 8-O 8-O 8-O

      • Fed Up
        November 29, 2013

        The American politics is not one to be emulated – ask any decent American & they will tell you so. That is one of the biggest problems with some of you Dominicans – stop being such copycats and be the unique Dominicans you once were!

    • so sad
      November 29, 2013

      Labourite rejoice now. Who laugh last, laugh the best.

    • November 29, 2013

      I rebuke that there is no bom keep watching still

  52. madame dominique
    November 29, 2013

    So Mr Lennox Linton, Ronnie Isidore is the one you can bounce around. Nothing is wrong with Mr. Isidore. As we all know the story, you want to go to Parliament and ever since you became leader you and yr fellow UWP members wanted Ronnie to step down in order for you to do that. Why isn’t Mr Edison James calling a bi-election which is the constitutional thing to do? He still wants to enjoy the monthly salary……

    • waters 69
      November 29, 2013

      blackmoore all the way for may 2015

    • C
      November 29, 2013

      Its amazing how petty some of you think on this site. How dare you make these callous accusations against these honourable men, without depositing an iota of evidence to substantiate your ‘claims’.

  53. waters 69
    November 29, 2013

    ronnie thats the best move u make u no better :idea:

  54. Just Reading
    November 29, 2013

    Who is Felix…no one knows the guy…but Ronnie has become a household name in the constituency and if he is discarded, UWP chances of winning the seat will be as far a Pluto. Ronnie came very close to Blackmore last election, and he can win the seat because is Skerrit’s popularity that has Blackmore winning that seat…Few people in the constituency likes or can stand Blackmore and his air of importance/arrogance. UWP better clear up that mess soon and leave Ronnie where he is or else they will lose the constituency miserably.

    I am not seeing why this should be an issue now seeing the strides the party has been making. This is of poor taste at this time; Both Ronnie and the administration should put aside their petty and work together as they are doing to win the next election.

    • mouse
      November 29, 2013

      HE CAME CLOSE check the results again. He really cannot win

  55. I KNOW THE REASON
    November 29, 2013

    Lennox needs to speak the Truth and practice what he preach. This all started when Ronnie put his name up for Leadership and Eddison James was upset since he hand picked Lennox. He has been using the Warner people to put pressure on Ronnie. This is all an Eddison James agenda and Lennox is playing along with it. Lennox right now is showing his true colors and he is exactly what he is accusing the PM of.
    Lenox is preaching democracy and he is doing the exact opposite. IT IS ALL BECAUSE RONNIE CHALLENGE HIM FOR THE LEADERSHIP.
    PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH LENOX

    • November 29, 2013

      I Second that.

    • OMG
      November 29, 2013

      Remember EARL and TIMOTHY?
      EARL was hand picked by the same EDISON JAMES.

      LENNOX haven’t won election and he is already misbehaving?

      Open your eyes Dominicans, please DO NOT live the frying pan and jump into the fire.

      Some persons are just POWER HUNGRY.

    • Political Observer
      November 29, 2013

      I agree. Well said. I have warned my beloved Dominicans. Be very careful with those guys. I have seen as if in a dream where they will take us..to a place where confusion reigns and peace hides to avoid being assinated. Look at their record in government and out of government.They are a dismal failure even a blind man can see. I am afraid that they will pull the wool over the eyes of our treasure- the unknowing youth of this blessed land. I see trouble on the way…! Let’s’s pray. Jah bless Dominica.

      • peace
        November 29, 2013

        Check your back yard thats where I see the trouble

  56. Anonymous
    November 29, 2013

    UWP deal with your issues, Lennox this is the moment to show how good a leader you are. Isidore I know you so be men. fight agree to disagree and settle that simple mess. ok all the best

  57. November 29, 2013

    UWP not ready. This Party Disgust me. Edison still in control and lenox following his foot steps.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      November 29, 2013

      Another disgrunted Labarite. Tell Skerrit how to run things… don’t come to pretent you all so care about Ronnie. He will represent Mahaut and win!

  58. Anonymous
    November 29, 2013

    No one should contest for leadership, no one should oppose, no one should ask questions….all candidates must say is yes, how high, where to go, what should I say. to be under the leadership of lennox linton, ably steered by the edision james, you must not oppose. truth to power is out of the window. is all skerrit mentally………….

  59. Anonymous
    November 29, 2013

    Come on bring out the unpleasants….we waiting

    • peace
      November 29, 2013

      Check within you you will see the unpleasantness

  60. Toomatoe Tomato
    November 29, 2013

    Well no surprise there. If not him has to be someone else.

    The UWP current Leader needs a sit in Parliament. And by what I see non of the elected members are ready or willing to step aside to have a by-election in Roseau Central, Salisbury or Marigot so that the new leader can have a chance not even in the riding we are told that he may be running.

    So a Senator must step down – the question is which one. We watching still that is an internal problems which we as Dominicans have a right to know. How they say it. The people has a right to know.

    • Me
      November 30, 2013

      Ron Green is not contesting again so he is the best one to step down

  61. him i am
    November 29, 2013

    way papa.

  62. hmm
    November 29, 2013

    Stupes. Almost as if the quotes came from his own mouth.

    Anyway, surely no one expected the selection of 21 candidates by the UWP to be all smooth sailing. Politics is a dynamic game that can get unpleasant if any side is determined to pull out all the stops to win.

    To act like this is such a huge deal and somehow the undoing of the party is naive and a bit hypocritical at best.

    • lala
      December 1, 2013

      LMFAO, it’s hypocritical when convenient and it’s your party and corruption when it’s another party? :lol:

  63. Safety-Tools
    November 29, 2013

    All I want is the unpleasant hidden things to burst.

    • Day Day
      December 1, 2013

      They formulating it still. But we will see who is going to be hurt by it. Linton’s political ambition will be CRUSHED. Let him think is Ronnie he going to hurt.

  64. White Plains Rd
    November 29, 2013

    I have the belief this matter will be resolved quickly…Lennox is a Professional who has dealt with HR matters in his past work and experience..

    The Mediator on this matter should be Joshua Francis He surely has the temperament to bring this under Control…

    Egos must be dropped when matters like that surface in any organisation..

    so folks that’s is part of life..Labour had it’s issues in the Cottage Constituency and other issues too…so that’s life, sit back and all will be well…

    the way forwards is after the dust has settle the Party must clear the air to the Public..

    • Fed up
      November 29, 2013

      Seriously White Plains Rd??????? Really????? Give me a break. You know the two issues are not the same

      • pus
        November 29, 2013

        Dear ” fed up” these issues will from time to time come up. lennox being a good leader as he is ,unlike others, will resolve this matter. please don’t compare lennox with these corrupt bunch!!!!

    • Anonymous
      November 29, 2013

      The was never any issue in cottage, Mervin made his statements as a constituent to get Reggie on his toes and it worked, look how Reggie making progress now. And stop that nonsense about Lennox and his experieince and HR rubbish. What exactly was Lennox position at the one and only job he held? Its ok to review candidacy but you dont do it behind the person’s back and that is the root ofthe problem. Lennox is just a carbon copy of Skerro no wonder he is so obsessed with the PM, cannot wait for the day he walks in skerro’s shoes, disgusting.

      • improvis
        November 29, 2013

        Its amazing how grown ups and political stooges can lie and contort the truth. Mervin made a very serious statement. Furthermore the PM was in on it as he asked them to have a primary elections in that constituency to see who was better. So please be honest.

    • Anonymous
      November 29, 2013

      White Plains has made a good comment. The leader along with the party, in its best judgement must asses the political climate and make mature judgments. Some will like or dislike but any leader who posses leader quality should make decisions even under most difficult conditions

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