Sanford laughs at statements by PM Skerrit

Skerrit (left) has labeled Sanford as selfish and uninterested in the Kalinago people
Skerrit (left) has labeled Sanford as selfish and uninterested in the Kalinago people

Deputy Leader of the United Workers Party and candidate for the Salybia constituency, Claudius Sanford, has described as humorous, some statements made by political leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, at a meeting in Bataca on Thursday night.

Skerrit said Sanford was rejected for leadership in the UWP because of his “selfish ways” and that he was not interested in the Kalinago people.

“It’s just so funny,” Sanford told DNO between chuckles. “This is the darkest lie coming from the deepest pit of hell.”

According to Skerrit, Sanford was involved in a leadership struggle with leader UWP, Lennox Linton, in 2013 and Sanford was interested in meeting him.

“You know his leadership struggles with Lennox Linton in 2013 and he send somebody to say he want to talk to me. I told him personally I am not interested in talking to Claudius Sanford because Claudius Sanford is not interested in the Kalinago People,” Skerrit said. “He is not interested in you the Kalinago people, he is not interested in it. He is a selfish person and you know that and that is why we will reject him again on December 8th.”

According to Skerrit, Sanford, who is a lecturer at the Dominica State College (DSC), has not provided any assistance to his fellow Kalinago brothers or sisters either financially or with their school work.

But Sanford said he was never in a leadership struggle with Linton.

He stated that both he and Linton were nominated to lead the UWP and Linton won.

“It was a democratic process,” he said. “That’s how we do it in the UWP, open and democratic.”

On the matter of him being “selfish,” Sanford said that he has played his part in the Kalinago Territory.

“My record is clear,” he said. “My work is well known in the Kalinago Territory. I have given all my life to the education and the upliftment of the Kalinago people at the primary, secondary and at the college level. I have spent several of my years doing extra lessons in mathematics especially to the high school students.”

He stated that he has been part of several groups, has been a sports coach, has sponsored several cricket leagues and coached several national players.

“So it seems that is every five years I become the topic of discussion for Roosevelt Skerrit and I am saying to him today that he must stop his lies and try to redeem himself from all this devilish works that he is attempting to do in the Kalinago Territory,” he noted.

Sanford is also challenging the DLP candidate for the Salybia Constituency, Casius Darroux, to make known his accomplishments before he went away to study.

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  1. sigh
    December 6, 2014

    come on casius..step up to sanfords challenge..tell us about what u have done for d territory b4 u went to china.

  2. zagayan
    December 6, 2014

    Skerrit cannot help himself where lying is concerned. Its in his dna!

    • The Facts
      December 6, 2014

      When will people as you cease hitting all the time on the PM? So you never told a lie in your lifetime? Do not say no lest you are punished for lying. If only you were perfect. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

      • jah jah
        December 8, 2014

        where do you live? in mars or the underground?

  3. Nacinimod
    December 6, 2014

    I just watched a 13-minute Youtube video of this man making a speech–and wow, what a great orator.

    While Sanford is projected to win the Salybia seat, it will do him no good as his party will not garner enough seats to form a government. What a shame for such good talent to go wasted.

    • PapaDom
      December 6, 2014

      If you agree that he is a great talent why would it go to waste if his party doesn’t win? Are you saying that unless one is part of the labour party then he/she cannot make a contribution to the country’s development and his/her views are unimportant? I often wonder whether people like you think of what you are saying before you write or speak. I guess the truth will always reveal

    • jah jah
      December 8, 2014

      would you really vote skeritte over lennox? Are you interested in leadership? Or are you only interested in voting somebody?

  4. DA Massive
    December 6, 2014

    You have all the reasons to laugh Mr Sanford. Once again, that Psychology degree is being put to work, accompanied by his impulsive lies, in an attempt to sway the people. You may fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time Mr Skerrit.

  5. rosareo
    December 6, 2014

    Well said Hon. Sanford, I love the statement. When you were building the moral of the young Kalinago people were Skeritt and Cacius. What have Casius done for the Kalinago people. Sanford has never, never given up on his people and he will never. They should be proud of you as Kalinogo as Deputy Leader of a political party, this means there is great future for the kalinago people. We are voting Sanford this time around X X X XX X the saw for sure Love you Sanford. We the youth is there for you.

  6. Kalinago Empress
    December 6, 2014

    Its so unfortunate that when so called “Saviours” of the Kalinago people come and make their outrageous statements that people who know better, put on their veil of ignorance and applaud these traitors and deliberately lead the less knowing to believe these foolishness. Our people even even gang up with these traitors and demonize our very own people and Claudius himself is part of it. No wonder the Kalinago people will always be used willy nilly by crooks and opportunists in the Kalinago Territoty and Dominica on a whole.

  7. Desmond
    December 6, 2014

    Claudius, just one question, if you had the most important job on offer, would you give it to a lazy unproductive no innovative hasn’t worked cant find a job in 10 yrs person, or one who has a record of achievement and accomplishment hard worker works overtime and gets thing done person? Ok I’m talking bout your Linton and our Skerrit. We know where we are going and for whom we are voting. Yes we know, just remember, some men should be fired even before they are hired, and others, well you just want to renew their contract when you see what they have accomplished and their record of achievement in very difficult times, you just cant wait to renew their contract on Dec 8th and that’s what we will do for Skerrit, anything else, God forbid.

    • ciam
      December 6, 2014

      Dont put God in your horse manure please

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  9. Dominica first
    December 5, 2014

    Well… Leaving country to have child overseas is being selfish and interested too..

  10. truth
    December 5, 2014

    stanford please stop embarasing urself…… u mean to tell me that an educated experienced man like you who has political experience sayin that linton , a man who is uneducated and just entered politics is beat you…….dont lie , u have embarased urself and the kalinago people …..hahahahahaha

  11. The Facts
    December 5, 2014

    Sandford, there is no smoke without fire.

    • Money Talking
      December 7, 2014

      Why is your child not carrying Skerrit?

  12. The Eastman
    December 5, 2014

    The Labor Party is operating as a communist government. We need to vote these people out before it is too late.

  13. independent thinker
    December 5, 2014

    Well Sanford is right on Q. stay strong partner in the name of God the father we will be victorious, in the name of God the son we will be victorious and in the name of God the holy spirit we will be victorious.

  14. angel
    December 5, 2014

    Claudius is quite right. Much of what is coming out of Mr Skerrit’s mouth is laughable. But also frightening because anyone with even a little intelligence can see that the prime minister is desperate to cling on to power. Power has become his drug of choice and his lust for it is dragging him down into the gutter. Who will suffer for his addiction? We Dominicans.

  15. Anonymous
    December 5, 2014

    Why do you even bother to dignify this man with a response. Strupes!

  16. PM-Night & Day Liar
    December 5, 2014

    That skerrit is such a chronic fabricator, leaves me to wonder whether the man got his Ph.D in lying from a univeristy in Syria or Legos as liarologist. Or could it be a genetic defect, hence a compulsive liar. In that case he should get his offsprings screened.

  17. Mwen
    December 5, 2014

    Oh Skerrit
    I am now sending you a challenge.
    Rise to the occasion. Stop this nonsense. We the people of Dominica no longer find you funny. Try making smart comments for a change. The UWP team is already on the next level. You promised us the next level 10 years ago. So now we’ are asking you to get on the next level. The level of intelligent discuss. No more of these Beautiful Statements(BS) that you are now known for.

  18. Kasava man
    December 5, 2014

    I feel sorry for PM S. He Spending his time attacking people desperatly trying to get some votes.. It is not just to lie on what you don’t know for votes; specially from you mister PM. What r u scared of?

  19. C
    December 5, 2014

    It’s not hard to deduce that pm Skeritt has a personal grievance with Sanford. Sanford is much more intelligent and accomplished that Skerritt who is now cornered in a political bunker like Adolf Hitler in the last days of the 3rd Reich

  20. anonymous
    December 5, 2014

    Mr. Sanford you should not even dignify this absurdity with a reply. Cleary this Mad man Skerrit has completely LOST IT !!!!!! His BLATANT LIES is an insult to the intelligence of the Dominican people and needs to be stopped by one ACTION…JUST VOTE him out!!!!!

  21. Mene, Mene, Tekel
    December 5, 2014

    Dan. 5:24- 28 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.

    25 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

    26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.

    27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

    28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

    Skero, we will not even answer you. All we will say is OUT YOU GO!

  22. Perfect Idiot
    December 5, 2014

    Lies, lies and more lies! All I will say is Skerrit has THREE more days to be referred to as Prime Minister so he is crazy trying everything he can possibly think of. If what he said had any legs why did he not say that from day one or at list when his DLP candidate was launched? That would have placed his candidate in a better position. But you see, the man is all but drown and he has NO straw to hold unto so he trying to see if he can hold on to water. But come Monday evening Dominica will be celebrating and Skerrit will have a lot of questions to answer.

  23. Zuma
    December 5, 2014

    Sanford you seem to be a POLITICAL STALWART.. Yet still you allowed a Novice politician to get ahead of you.. As a human being with tendencies of jeAlousy as one of our main emotion would you have not felt betrayed and unfavoured I would, basing on my political experience had I been in your position.. However maybe this is not your case and you welcomed your comrades decision..

    December 5, 2014

    buh what is skerrit problem nah going around dominica spreading lie. what is happen to much pressure because he know this year he losing election. skerrit them people you have doing the devilish work. we dominicans rebuck u in the name of Jesus

  25. The Eastman
    December 5, 2014

    All the way with UWP. We Dominicans are not beggars…..We are choosers. Slavery has long gone. Begging the master for toilet at the so called RED CLINIC……what is that? BS !!!!.
    We need a change.
    I am with SANFORD.
    Castle Bruce……..Johnno is a waste of time. We need a MINISTER. Please, Johnno, return to local government.

  26. temp not a labourite
    December 5, 2014

    boy skerrit really desperate. he dont release that lies does not live forever… mister need prayers from his
    religious goons. but again none of them can help each other

  27. browneyesgirl
    December 5, 2014

    Roosevelt Skerrit and I am saying to him today that he must stop his lies and try to redeem himself from all this devilish works that he is attempting to do in the Kalinago Territory,” he noted. (kalinago student eye witness)

  28. Doc. Love
    December 5, 2014

    Matt on Q, is famous for the following, ” it is better to be considered a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubts.” My grandma use to say, ” the evil that men do lives with them.” My dad use to say,” it is not because a man holds a big job, that will excuse him from making a fool of himself.” My wife would say, “because you see a F on my forehead, it doesn’t mean I am foolish.” When Moses won the battle of removing the Hebrews from Egypt, the Egyptians thought he was a joker, he was weak. Queen Nafertari of Egypt said to Ramses, the Egyptian Prince, her husband, ” are you a laughter, Ramses? I am asking, are you a laughter, Rosevelt? The man has become so fixated on talking nonsense, that he appears to have lost all mental ability to separate fantasy from reality.

  29. native of dominica
    December 5, 2014

    Skerro The Good Lord salute honest man stop lying the deeper you lie the deeper the devil pull you down

  30. December 5, 2014

    Stanford keep your head up and attack back, you a seen as a very intelligent and articulate person. This is the reason for the verbal assault. Tell Skerrit I say “None of your dam business”. 8)

    December 5, 2014

    Mr. Sanford, please don’t dignify that man with an answer! He’s a NON-FACTOR…HE HAS BEING DISPOSE…

  32. BEB
    December 5, 2014

    What accomplishment could one expect to have before going out to study. Ur own country man, why go there?

  33. Chris
    December 5, 2014

    He also said we are giving our children too many American names, we must give them more Kalinago names, how he likes the Kalinago names. Why he didn’t name D’ Mitrie Ouboutou? Nonsensical man!

  34. uh huh
    December 5, 2014


  35. DAT I SAY
    December 5, 2014

    Roosevelt Skerritt is a sick sick man and will try to denigrate everyone whose shoes he could never stand in. Do not worry Mr. Roosevelt Skerritt continue trying to destroy everyone who stands in your way. Your end is drawing near !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Frances Canoville
    December 5, 2014

    Claudius, I think it’s absolutely clear that you’ve made your mark in the Kalinago territory for years. Even as a teenager in Massacre- I used to hear about your work in sports & education in the territory. So there is no doubt there at all. It seems like the PM is grasping at straws, and maligning people’s characters to get what he wants. What a Shame.

  37. hmmm
    December 5, 2014

    come on casius..step up to sanfords challenge..

  38. Anonymous
    December 5, 2014

    I do not understand that this person Skerrit is still PM of this country. How can some people even contemplate voting for such a bent character. The biggest joke he calls himself ‘Honourable’.

  39. Snewo
    December 5, 2014

    Can the PM state some of Mr. Darroux’s accomplisments? I agree with Claudius because this is laughable. Skerrit knows he is lying through his teeth. This time around no bribery can fool the Kalinago people, we moving from labour to Team Dominica.

  40. expose the lier
    December 5, 2014

    Expose him Sanford for the lier he is,want to come an dis my former high school teacher .
    Lies and more lies what’s next skerrit, you to dame desperate.

  41. looking
    December 5, 2014

    The Hon Prime minister has disrespected and insulted the people of the Kalinago Territory. Sanford has contributed immensely to the Kalinago Territory. Honestly so many insults and untruths have come from the mouth of the Hon PM, i can hardly discern what is the truth, the half truth, a lie or Spanish. This campaign has been basically insults on opposition members. They have stood out admirable, most of us would have responded angrily. The DLP are fighting a dirty fight, i guess they have been advised that is the only way they can win because they have failed miserable. The economy is in tatters and has to resort to foreign aid to give public servants a decent increase. So much money on a sewo campaign. I guess we are cheap with no value. Discuss and debate the issues and stop the maypweeing.

  42. Mee3
    December 5, 2014

    here goes skeritt again trying to get the Kalinago people afraid of Sanford. he is clearing the best person suited to represent the Kalinago people and here goes skeritt trying to fool the people agai. I do hope that the kalinago people see what skeritt is trying to do to them. Let him know they are no fools and will not fall for his dirty tricks again.

  43. Anonymous
    December 5, 2014

    Hope you will continue to laugh on Monday evening after your third successive loss is announced :lol:

    December 5, 2014

    What sanford should be laughing at is the lack of respect Edisson James has for him. A man who was deputy leader of a party, instead he moved up the scale in the party Edisson james bypassed him and choose lenox linton. I mean come on……. not even the members of his own party value him, a man who was in the party longer than any of his other delegates……….

  45. Lord bless me .
    December 5, 2014

    oh , lord, Lord, lord , when will Skerrit stop ? and the people in the crowd , with no understanding always cheering him on, i bet my last dollar that they have no idea what he is saying, yet they cheering. Skerrit will good for them if he wins again , he will make them suck salt for breakfast , lunch and super. Skerrit know who he is fooling and who he can lie too , he knows very well . I just hope that the same crowd that’s following him and cheering him on on very lie he spits out will some day wake up from this cultured way of thinking , that they were born into a Labor family and they will die a labour . I too was born into a Labour family, but as Dr Benjamin said he is voting with his head , and so am i . When i vote for uwp and if they were to come into office and do nonsense, i will vote them out , i will not cheer them on and turn a blind eye to the wrongs , and that is what the cultured labour supporters are doing . I saw a clip on you tube , it’s titled ,”” It doesn’t Matter'”. The lady said she has eight children none are working but it doesn’t matter, no matter what they tell or ask her , her answer is always it doesn’t matter . That’s how the typical labourite thinks. But i hope the Kalinago people don’t believe Skerrit and his lies , i would think by now they know Sanford much better than they know Skerrit and i hope they know who to believe. Finally , who is more selfish than Skerrit , please.

  46. Mizz J
    December 5, 2014

    Who Sanford think he is to even be comfortable enough to laugh? Ask Sanford where he coming in on December 8th?

    • sigh
      December 6, 2014

      on d 8th decides whether d man can laugh or not? Sanford wil still b a happy man whether he win or not..his bread well buttered unlike casius’ own…watch u there!

  47. December 5, 2014

    Skirrit keep mr,sanford out of ur business,,dont come territory and talk ur bullshit..we will teach u a lesson on the 8th of this month.. You want to come and press our kalinago brother in the kalinago territory,u have guts skerrit…change is a must

  48. Anonymous
    December 5, 2014

    Nice answer! UWP please keep it kool like you all have been doing. According to my good friend and parl rep Mr. Austrie, sticks and stones can break my bones but words can do me no harm. So please understand now is crunch time for spreading words….so who ever the words are directed just bat that with a clean smooth sweep. No hostility please,

  49. Not a herd follower
    December 5, 2014

    Skerrit is just lying and lying and lying. I hope people will see the man for who he really is and reject him at the polls

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