Saint Jean thanks diaspora voters

Saint Jean said La Plaine has seen much development under the DLP
Saint Jean said La Plaine has seen much development under the DLP

Dominica Labour Party candidate for La Plaine, Petter Saint Jean, has thanked voters from the diaspora whom he says will be helping ensure a victory for him and the DLP on election day.

Speaking at a DLP rally in La Plaine on Friday night, Saint Jean described diaspora voters as being “battered and bruised by the United Workers Party (UWP).”

“Tonight in a very special way my heart goes out to a group of people who were terrorized, who were battered and bruised by the UWP,” he said. “I am speaking here of my beloved constituents in the diaspora who are here tonight, who will be here tomorrow who will be here on Friday, Saturday, Sunday to ensure a win for Petter Saint Jean and the Dominica Labour Party.”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for your show of support,” he said.

Saint Jean noted that the La Plaine Constituency has experienced “the joy of development” under the DLP.

“My beloved constituents as I reflect on the past, you will agree with me that the La Plaine, the Delice and the Boetica that we knew were three communities where there was much more to be desired,” he stated. “But as I commenced tonight, I said to you weeping may endure but for a night but joy, I said joy, comes in the morning. We endured pain together but, thank God, in 2000 the DLP took the helm of leadership and here in the La Plaine constituency, we began to experience the joy of development.”

He said the people of the constituency were neglected for a long time.

“We were a people neglected, we were a people whose children suffered from from under-performance, a people whose road network was neglected and a deplorable state, a people who suffered from irresponsible and ineffective leadership,” he said. “But the day finally came when you the people of La Plaine, of Delice and Boetica recognized that if we had to break from poverty and ignorance, we had to vote for the Dominica Labour Party.”

Saint Jean said history was created at the last general election when the DLP became victorious in La Plaine.

“So in 2009 on the 18th day of December, we created history in the La Plaine Constituency, when we said yes to Roosevelt Skerrit and yes to the DLP,” he remarked.

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69 Comments

  1. juice
    December 9, 2014

    They lying so much they do’nteven know when they speaking d truth…….n too imagine in grade 7 (1994) u told us cheating is stealing

  2. juice
    December 9, 2014

    And to think is he that minister of education in d/ca boy i lucky my children not in that system

  3. December 8, 2014

    All the way with the labour party nothing can stop us

  4. AS A DOMINICAN
    December 8, 2014

    So y this big whopla ha about Dispora Mr Fontaine is a Diaspora he lives and work in The USA
    and he running for election

  5. soo
    December 8, 2014

    Mr. JJ…the diaspora (those who qualify) have every right to vote. The issue is bribrey. Paying for plane tickets and giving money to the electorate near or far is against the law and threatens democracy. That is what people are complaining about. Paying voters is cheating and actually carries a prison sentence. Trust me if this takes hold we will never get skerrit out. U may like him now but if u change ur mind about him u may never be able to get rid of him. The more he is allowed to cheat the harder it will be to remove him in the future. Dictatorship is no joke. Do not support this madness.

  6. KIP
    December 7, 2014

    Once a Dominica not always a Dominican man.

    -Come for festival
    -Come for independence,
    -Send the barrels,
    -Send the Monies home for us to take loans and get foreign exchange
    -Make investments
    -Purchase lands build homes.

    BUT OH NO..DO NOT COME TO VOTE.

    What a load of crap.
    Regulators please block Q95,Kairi and DBS live streaming on the internet and put a digital cocoon around Dominica.

    ******** STOP CALLING YOURSELVES “DIASPORA” you are still a Dominican my people one love and peace..

    Come vote for PAPPY,UWP, FREEDOOM or LABOUR. If you got a ticket to come thank the party for their patriotism and thoughtfulness to make you a part of the process.Only a forward thinking party can do that.

    There is no place like home feel welcome.

    God bless you.

    • humble
      December 8, 2014

      WOW! only a forward thinking party can put you at risk for losing your citizenship with the United States. U need to read up on laws sweetie. Once you are a citizen of the US or any other country for that matter, you are not allowed to vote in another or if caught you will lose that citizenship. But ur right….only that DLP will infringe on people’s comfort and safety for their benefit. and poor us not reading and educating ourselves falling prey to them…case in point YOU!!!!!

      • Honest to the bone
        December 10, 2014

        Not everyone who lives in the United States is a US citizen and yes, you are free to vote. While you all bawling about ppl coming in to vote for labour, UWP have their supporters coming to and yes, the tickets were bought for them. I personally know of some from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. How do I know? They are my friends. We don’t support the same party but they don’t hide from me because they make no bones about who they were voting for.

      • Honest to the bone
        December 10, 2014

        The majority of the group voted in Marigot by the way….

      • humble
        December 11, 2014

        Sweetie, Laborites are well known for lying dry ….they got that trait from their daddy…so I expect you to post such comments and such liiiieeeesss!

    • GOOD OVER EVIL
      December 8, 2014

      we doh have problems with you coming to vote BUT BUY YOUR TICKET AND WALK WITH YOUR OWN POCKET CHANGE IN YOUR POCKET.

      it seems like you wasted your time in the U.S and cannot afford to come to all those events you speak off but can only manage to come every five years for elections..

      I know LA people and a lot of allu coming only during election time.
      mon cor ou, ca gaspye temp en l’americ . SORT

    • Inthewhitehoude
      December 8, 2014

      Looks like these people don’t have a job in the USA .how can they get time off to come to vote .did they lie to their employer?they must be the ebt ones

  7. fedup
    December 7, 2014

    8-O well pm should squeeze u after he said they didn’t bring in anyone now this .and labourites will be ignorant and pretend they didn’t hear look a bunch of brain washed foolish ppl.. labour afraid they loose the election afraid they so sure they will win why all this hmmmmm I see change coming our way ….Ron Green for La plaine

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      May 13, 2017

      Did you say RON GREEN for LAPLAINE ???? YOU are SICK & absolutely WRONG.

  8. Ms. Educator
    December 7, 2014

    Wayyyy!! Petter Saint Jean dayparlaying!!

    Take care that doh come back and bite him in his ass nuh! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  9. Eyes SAW it coming
    December 7, 2014

    ==A person who takes by cheating and deceit whatever does not belong to him or given to him is a THIEF. The Bible says “Thou shall not steal” it also says “a thief comes to steal, to kill and destroy. Mr. St Jean! stealing is a “SIN” Remember that the BIBLE SAID THAT THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH. You have worked hard for your wages. Hope you collect your wages paid to you by God soon. YOU ARE A DISHONOURABLE MAN

  10. Truth and Justice
    December 7, 2014

    so after the PM categorically stated that The DLP did not bring any body to vote, Peter just jubilantly thank them for coming to vote for him. OK those of you who came please do not allow Peter to be an embarrassment to Dominica and the PM,let him go back to preaching.

  11. Mamizoo
    December 7, 2014

    Papa Bondieur can you believe ignorant minds like this can simply Coe on the Internet to expose their ignorance to the entire world.

  12. Dominica UK
    December 7, 2014

    Zor sort if allyou believe that can you not tell facts from fiction according to judge Judy go back to school you bunch of loosers. I dare say you will not publish for long because I am not slaytering the PM rather tslking the truth and that hurts. Enjoy allyou borbawl

    • Nac Vibes
      December 7, 2014

      After reading your nonsense, it is obvious that you are the one who should take judge Judy’s advise, idiot.

  13. woye
    December 7, 2014

    Stop behaving like UWP did not bring people to La Plaine. All of all you from La Plaine commenting stop being hypocrites,starting on Rons daughters, my cousins yes my cousins and more so stop all that attacking like is DLP alone bringing people down. Even if Petter lose UWP will not win. And we need to stop asking government for playing field like is sports alone we’re interested in in the la plaine area. Thats all you complain about. what about something for women too. Last minuit beekering on DNO will not help,peoples mind already made up.

    • fantastic4
      December 7, 2014

      But Woye – you all campaigned on the basis that UWP was corrupt – so you coming here to say that UWP used to do it is baseless; so you see you yourself have no moral authority to speak because you all came in to better what UWP was accussed of doing. But what you all have done actually is to take corruption to the next leveland to much higher level at that. and that my friend is shamefull; because you all tricked Dominicans and you all are trying to do it again and to justify all you nonsense you all saying UWP did it -some 15 years ago ?- what a blasted shame.

    • humble
      December 8, 2014

      do they hold dual citizenship? cause if not I don’t see ur point? and if peter loses it means Ron WON! Geeeeesh…….where’s your logic?

    • humble
      December 8, 2014

      Sweetie! are you hearing yourself? “what about something for women too. Last minuit beekering on DNO will not help,peoples mind already made up.” If after 15 years in power you are still asking what about something for women then you are truly brainwashed. Because it is your party that has been in power for the last 15 years……sooooo…I suppose that question should be posed to them and not the UWP. Whatever you are lacking now is not because of the UWP but your current Govt my dear. Open your eyes. U cant be serious about asking a team that has not been in power for the last 15 years “what about something for women”. Also bear in mind, everything the UWP did they did in 4.5 years. 15 years and u still questioning? give me a break!

  14. December 7, 2014

    It is characters like petter st,jean who gives christians and christianity a bad name Lord have mercy upon us .this man may be using christianity as a cloak of malice.

  15. MagaretJ
    December 7, 2014

    Did this man understand the implications of what he said on the platform?
    1. First of all, he is confirming that there are people from the diaspora in Dominica who went down for voting.
    2. How does he know they are there to vote for him? Is it because Labor Party provided free airline tickets and money to these people and got their committment that they would come and vote for him? Did he not hear Mr. Skerritt indicate that Labor did not pay for any one from the diapora to go to Dominica to vote? Is he discrediting Mr. Skerritt?
    3. How does he feel that the majority of the voters in his constituency are not satisfied with his performance and therefore do not support him, to the point that he needs the people in the diaspora to help him with votes? He feels happy and proud of that?
    4. If the majority of his supporters have left the constituency and Dominica for greener pastures, it means that they are not happy with what is going on in his constituency and Dominica.
    5. By saying that the constituency was neglected, etc, until they voted in the Labor Party, he is saying that the Labor Party only helps constituencies that voted for them! So do those constituencies, that did not vote for Labor, belong to a different country? Is the elected party just for some Dominicans?

    Did this man think before he uttered these words on a platform? Is this the type of representation people are voting for? Dominicans need to demand a higher level of standards and sophistication from their representatives!

    • whoistoblame
      December 8, 2014

      If skerrit say he didnt pay for anyone to come down to vote he lie.as far as i know there are 4 people from colihaut who got labor tickets to come down to vote.I guess these people do not work .How do they get the time off? did they lie.

  16. Anonymous
    December 7, 2014

    Petter Righteous exalteth a Nation But Sin Is A Reproach To Any People your Pastor and your entire congregation and the entire Pentecostal Dominica Association of Churches should be ashamed of u

    • Cyrique
      December 7, 2014

      Speak for yourself!! Why should the people of La Plaine & the people of Dominica be ashamed of Petter St a Jean ? This Member of Parliament is one who has done quite a lot for the people of La Plaine. Where have you been??? During elections people will throw mud and politicians have to take it or get out of the kitchen if the heat is too much. As a voter I’m saying that I’m praying for Petter to be victorious as he has delivered and does care for his Constituents. That is my experience which is shared by many. We are praying for you Petter St Jean. God bless you !!!

  17. Catherina C. Allan
    December 7, 2014

    The treasury door open! Come and look for the money in La Plaine!!!!

    :oops:

    • gen Charlotteville
      December 7, 2014

      Whet do you mean? Who have money over there?

  18. Jungle
    December 7, 2014

    Well I read the statement and he has not mention one thing that he did for these people of his constituency. All he is saying is thank you to the diaspora.

  19. Dominican heart
    December 7, 2014

    Lol hahaha haha hahaha! I must laugh. I am from Delices and I cannot believe I just read that. Did this silly man just admit to importing voters. Oh my gush. I am so ashamed. Something is wrong with this man. Did he not write and analyze his speech. Last week the prime minister said he knows nothing about imported voter and this man is standing on a platform and admitting this. Oh my gush!! I am shocked.

  20. C
    December 7, 2014

    St. Jean, u should be a shame of yourself

  21. Catherina C. Allan
    December 7, 2014

    Desperate Creature!!!! :twisted:
    BREAKING NEWS! Peter St. Jean is still recruiting voters in Virgin Islands today. This is how desperate he is because he sees the writing on the wall. He cannot convince enough diasporans to join him in his wickedness so he is prepared to empty the kitchen sink on them. I wonder if he has security guard going around with all that money giving to villagers. He only got 2 people on a cargo plane this morning. But they will go back empty handed because Mr. Ron Green will rightfully reclaim his stolen seat. The people are tired. The time is NOW and the people of La Plaine are grateful.

  22. Doc. Love
    December 7, 2014

    Is Petter confirming all what Arthie has said about the diaspora voters are true. To have made that statement of thanks, apparently, Petter has never heard the recordings coming from Michael Leblanc and the facebook postings of Paul Alexander. I hope that statement does not come back and bite him.

  23. Observer
    December 7, 2014

    It is nothing wrong for people in the diaspora to come home to vote. Evidently, they are concerned for the welfare of their country, hence the need to make a difference. Nobody is denying the UWP supporters the same opportunity. I am of the utmost belief that there are people from the diaspora who came down to vote for the UWP but nothing is being said about it.

    • MagaretJ
      December 7, 2014

      I thought the issue was not about people in the dispora going down to vote – it is about people getting airline tickets paid for them to go and vote, and being given money/aka bribes. There is nothing wrong if people use their hard-earned money to buy their tickets and go to Dominica to vote (if they qualify). If your ticket has to be paid for by a political party, then you are NOT going because you care about the plight of Dominica. Instead you are going because of what you can get out of it – a free ticket and money.

    • Nac Vibes
      December 7, 2014

      I suggest you acquaint yourself with the constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica, especially as it relates to qualification on voting, maybe then you would be able to make an informed statement.

    • charlo
      December 7, 2014

      the u w p is not asking people who are out of island for two concective years and holds doubble nationality to come and vote or force a goverment against your choice on u go listen to what crazity said ;ask q95 to play it for u again people with both eyes on one side
      .

  24. Eyes SAW it coming
    December 7, 2014

    Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speak. Do not worry he is just confessing. SHAME ON THIS MAN WHO PROFESS CHRISTIANITY, CERTAINLY CHRISTIANITY HAS FALLEN INTO IRRESPONSIBLE HANDS. May god rid this land of these.

  25. Say It
    December 7, 2014

    This man is saying that he has no confidence in the residence of the La plaine constituency to pull him through, he knows in his heart, that he have not done anything for them, so he imports voters who do not see and feels what the people of the constituency is going through. Shame on you Saint Jean, you should remove the Saint from Jean, you do not know the meaning of it. God will deliver the people of the La Plaine constituency.

  26. CRABBACKS
    December 7, 2014

    woyyoowoyoo zot peter sort. That is Mister Best speech for the campaign. Bonieux, not even the Minister of Education has something to offer. Those diaspora self they have to bawl when our prayers fall on them… trust me

  27. Anonymous
    December 7, 2014

    Petter now I see you backslide the spirit of bribery has come over you shameless man u sold your birth right for a bowl of soup Petter Repent Repent Repent God Doh like ugly

  28. New Yorker
    December 7, 2014

    LaPlaine is no stranger to revolution and protecting their rights, they must now hunt down those diaspora voters who are now threatening to offset their democratic rights.

    • December 7, 2014

      Skerrit said DLP is not bringing down or know anything about people coming to Vote, but now Peter Saint Jean is standing up to thank the people from the diaspora who come down to vote so what is going one another Lie after another when will they stop.,

      May the best man win, Dominicans the power in your hand you know what you want go for it.

  29. Bishop
    December 7, 2014

    Did he really admit to that. Thank you, I now believe that you are an honest man. Thank you for admitting that without the illegal votes you could not win La Plain. But sir, Jamaica has a saying that every unfair ame must play twice. Remember 2009, the unfair game that was played, don’t get annoyed when we ask for a recount this tie around and Ron comes out victorious. As a matter of fact back to court we go again to get both you and Skerrit out of the house even if you win, which insincerely doubt. Never ever again must we see the likes of you and Skerrit gracing the halls of government. Long live Hon Prime Minister Lenox Linton and the UWP.

  30. faith
    December 7, 2014

    Yea that’s y u power hungered People Down Does nothing Significant For Dominicans living here because The people. Who help u stole the election Don’t live in Dominica,shame. U had to confirm That u guys Really Bring People Down to vote,

  31. eye
    December 7, 2014

    St jean you should be ashamed of yourself.

  32. Tarto-tarto
    December 7, 2014

    You spend money for you to loose, this is laughable.

  33. I am ashamed of you
    December 7, 2014

    Why on earth you had to publicly say dat Mr St Jean I too vex first flight out tomorrow not voting for you again my mind change , Oh on the other han I will Vote for RON instead and then take the first flight I can get out

    • woye
      December 7, 2014

      please jean workers. playing part dlp. if all uou so sure all you winning doh check people

  34. How Grown
    December 7, 2014

    Lord look down on your people. Save them from these money and power hungry politicans. I am so disgusted by these so called God fearing men. Which God do you serve? What will it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul. The eyes of God is upon this nation. The future will tell my brothers and sisters. Evil that men do will surely live with them and their generations. To God be with you sir and your diaspora voters. What is sew that’s what will be ripped. Intercede Holy Spirit.

  35. Just Thinking
    December 7, 2014

    Shame shame shame this is so not fair. Why the need to import only labour support voters. The situation should exist where whosover whether is Labour or UWP voters could come down and vote at their own will.So that both parties are equal in opportunities available. This election is NOT FAIR NOT FAIR NOT FAIR NOT FAIR

  36. December 7, 2014

    Petter Saint Jean coming from a St Jean, without getting personal your utterances and behavior are nothing short of a disgrace to the surname that you bear and the religion that you follow and profess. What do you mean when you stated “we had a break from poverty and ignorance”? It would have been better had you said that you and your party cronies have taken our less fortunate to the highest level of mental slavery and ignorance. As someone who is biblically inclined, can u find a scripture of bible which would be more fitting and appropriate. You have stood by and supported and even participated in the (DLP) Deception Lies and Propaganda being constantly fed to the ignorant base of the Dominican society. Since you hold the portfolio of Min. of education is that the level or rather the standard of POLITICAL education which our people are expected to achieve under your administration. It’s bad enough sir please don’t make it worse; and instruct your Diaspora friends that their economic contributions to the development of Dominica are far more important than the (every) 5 year vacation that they look forward to enjoying from unscrupulous politicians like yourself.

    • gen Charlotteville
      December 7, 2014

      Gabriel St. Jean, I need to get in touch with you. This is a friend of yours from New Town. Email me at mellow2rent@gmail.com.

  37. Frances Canoville
    December 7, 2014

    Peter needs to know what things he should and shouldn’t say.You shouldn’t be proud that you depending on Diaspora votes to win. Stupes.

  38. too late
    December 7, 2014

    these men not een ashamed to say that is diaspora vote that aloow them to win. SMH

    • Bishop
      December 7, 2014

      What I think should be done, if labor wins in la plain, cross reference the names of the voters with the residence in the constituency. If we are not satisfied that they are living people, if they can’t be found, call an election for that constituency and let them charter planes again. If they can not afford to, then the will of the people will be known. I have no doubt that we will be victorious but I want every seat that lawfully and legally belongs to me.

  39. Methusala
    December 7, 2014

    More evidence of the blatant disconnect between the Leader of that party and the so called team members. No unification of purpose, no singing in one a cord. The leader distanced himself from the diaspora votes a few days ago and now Peter. St. Jean is either obviously dishonest or has memois poul, or is blatantly in your face disrespectful of you the voters and openly acknowledges the victory of the 2009 polls as been won on the votes from the diaspora.
    But I ask the voters of the diaspora this simple question although I know many of you positions are entrenched on the basis of party, I still ask you to ask yourself and answer honestly. If as the Pal Rep claims that he has served the constituency so well, why does he have to be this heavily dependent on you the people from the diaspora to ensure his victory? Can he be so confident of a victory if you all should not vote but instead leave that decision up to the people of the constituency who resided there for the last 5 years? If you all still see the need to vote, will you be willing to stay in Dominica for the next 6 months irrespective who wins the election? Just asking.

  40. Chris
    December 7, 2014

    Stupid man, I would give you one Toss up!

  41. Hmmm
    December 7, 2014

    you must thank them. Cause u cannot win without them. Because people in your constituency know you not doing anything for them. So u need to import people to win. Shame on you..

  42. fantastic4
    December 7, 2014

    What Gull of a man- he speaks of the development in the area however he has no confidence that the local people can give him victory, that all the Destra, Carimi, Red Plastic Bag and Beres Hammond and last night Morgan Heritage can give them that victory , so he now publicly confirms what Skerrit tried to deny, that in fact he and the rest of Labour had to import the diaspora vote in order to take them through; what a shame.!!!

    • YES!
      December 7, 2014

      The very same thought! He has just confirmed publicly what Skerro denied plublicy. utter confusion

  43. Country Man
    December 7, 2014

    What a Cheat!! He knew he did not win the last election and now he is about to repeat the same this election. How do you go to church on Sunday playing holier than thou!

    • How Grown
      December 7, 2014

      I agree. How would these men respond if their children cheated their way through school. Gush

      • J.J
        December 7, 2014

        show me a Bee that does not like honey, and I will give you a monkey that does not like a Banana This Morning I was at the V.C Bird Int, and 19 people left on a flt for Dominica, it was split right down the middle with blue and Red… they are all Guilty of Importing votes. The very first time that I saw and heard of it, was when Mr. James was in power. He came to Antigua in a town hall meeting and begged us to come down to vote, and said that Dominica belonged to all of us, and we should return home; so, I asked him if he was aware of the amount of well educated people who were living abroad, and what mechanism did he have it place to encourage them to return,’ give me a reason to come back home. I am still awaiting the answer… I would never go down to vote for them. Red or Blue. I play my part in my beloved Dominica. who loose, and who win, win. the more things change, the more they remain the same. set of what I choose not let out my mouth!!!!

  44. looker
    December 7, 2014

    DNO shouldn’t even post that. If things were so good why don’t these people come and live in Dominica? Lord have mercy St. Jean, I thought you were God fearing. Lord Jesus heal our nation Lord please.

    • Eyes SAW it coming
      December 7, 2014

      Contrary to what you think looker, I think its a good thing they published what they themselves have denied doing.

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