SSU surrounds House of Assembly

Police near the House of Assembly in Roseau on Monday morning
Police near the House of Assembly in Roseau on Monday morning

Heavily armed members of the Special Security Unit (SSU) of the police force are now guarding the House of Assembly building in Roseau.

The Third Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013 from 10:00 am.

Among matters on the order paper is the Election of President and Charles Angelo Savarin will be government’s nominee for the election.

The Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) held a convention rally on Sunday as part of it 25th anniversary celebrations in Londonderry and has made it clear that the choice of Savarin as president of Dominica “will not stand”.

The party has called on supporters to converge on Roseau and assemble outside the new State House around 5:00 pm to “protest” against Savarin taking up the office of president.

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178 Comments

  1. October 1, 2013

    Dominicans get to work, we have mouths to feed.stop making useless noise!!!!!!!!!!

  2. labourite
    September 30, 2013

    i have children goin to school n if nothing happens to dem i will sue the opposition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!# nonsence allu doin now

    • Jay
      October 1, 2013

      = it is not the opposition that is carrying assault rifles.
      – you have an option to keep your children at home if you are concerned about their safety.

      I trust you will be as concerned about your children’s school attendance next time the Hon. Prime Minister announces another unscheduyled public holiday. Meanwhile, while they are at home you can instruct your children about the principles of democracy and the rights and protectection we enjoy under our constitution.

  3. obmahs
    September 30, 2013

    Dominicans, open your eyes. The man just gave you all a gift, accept it with gratitude. The large number of labour-ites who are incensed over the selection of the new president is absolutely astounding. Labourites, you have been in slumber..wake up! If you needed proof that this ruling party is Freedom masquerading as Labourites, you have it now..your new President. God’s hand is in all things..let those who have eyes see!

  4. delices
    September 30, 2013

    hello,plesae lets do something right for the country we love. wealth we are RED,BLUE.OR GREEN or any other.this can’t be righ CHARLES SAVARIN for PRESIDENTS i say hell no,nothing persnol we needs someone with r gd record someone how is onon polical,someone how will get respect from the dominicas. come on please its our dominica.lets make our children proud p;ease,please
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  5. merci
    September 30, 2013

    I agree 110% with Chow mien’s comment. You see Dominican’s forget quickly and all this storm will be calm by the time election comes. If the PM puts Saverin as president then it will be a constant reminder of the dictator PM’s disregard for the people. Let him put in Charlo. why are we scared. Put in Charlo Skerro. A constant thorn in our flesh until the elections are called. Make sure we don’t forget that WE NEEEED TO DISCARD YOU AS PRIME MINISTER.

    • unlooker
      September 30, 2013

      Not just discard…eradicate him man!

  6. Marcus Hill
    September 30, 2013

    It was my greatest fear that Skeritt would not agree to go in peace. It is clear what his intentions are. To use force to intimidate the people and maintain them under his control.

    We are a peacful people and it is unfortunate that we are now under what appears to be a budding dictatorship.

    I ask my fellow Dominicans in the Special Forces to remember that their main duty is to protect and serve the PEOPLE of the COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA. You must always stand on the side of the people of Dominica.

    • unlooker
      September 30, 2013

      Which force? Remember what? It’s very sad the fact of the matter is Skerrit has all the police, judges, lawyers, policy makers everyone of them under his wing. And stupid them follow blindly so if you are looking for whoever to do the right thing. I’m very sorry but i must tell you look elsewhere

  7. Joe
    September 30, 2013

    DNO where is the SSU as your caption says is outside Parliament? All am seeing here is normal Police Officers…..

    • Asterix
      September 30, 2013

      @Joe: Are you a Dominican? I ask because it doesn’t seem to me that you know what you are looking at. Can you see the parliament building in any of the pics? What you are seeing are the extreme ends of the geographical area ie Fort Young, Dowasco and the area South of DBS and High Street, therefore you will not see the SSU personnel outside the building.

  8. charmer
    September 30, 2013

    U all Dominicans whether labourite, freedomrite or uwprite should have a forgiving heart . If hon skerritt dismisses Mr. SAVARIN U all would be satisfy calling him little boy. Anyway P.M. Skerritt u are the Prime Minister. Let them all belch bubbles Mr. Savarin will be the New President of Dominica. Shame on Mr. Linton as the leader of the UWP is not attending Parliament. Our people really need to read their constitution. Do not have Mr. Linton and his colleagues fooling u all. God Bless and will continue to Bless Hon. Skerritt. Portsmouth will still be ALL RED.

  9. NWO
    September 30, 2013

    Skerrit will finally have true and utter power as a DICTATOR! The speaker of the house and the president in his pocket. Dominica is doomed!I have read virtually every last comment. If this is a sign of the will of DOMINICANS, Charles Savarin must never be accepted as our president. NEVER!! His call for the strike in ’79 was the right call, now, are we going to make the right call and do the same to him?? who will follow? or are we now just a nation of idle talkers? I am hearing too many words of violent opposition. Please remember the ways of Dr. King, peaceful opposition. Let your voice be your sword, let your inaction be your deed. LOCK DOWN DOMINICA!!! If/when he is sworn in, let him feel the sting of shame. He must be booed loudly and jeered and ridiculed every moment he speaks. In Dominica and out of Dominica. At every event he attends, let him feel the shame of a leader without a country.

  10. Toure
    September 30, 2013

    We can do as much as we want but not for as long as we want.

  11. HomeAlone
    September 30, 2013

    Dominicans I am of the belief that MR Skerrit knows that his ouster is inevitable in the next elections, so he is trying to incite a riot so that his President Charles Savarin will declare a “state of emergency ” and install martial law and so that he can continue to govern Dominica, not for the good of all, but for his sake!
    But they shall be voted out!!!!!!

    Tiwé yo!!!

  12. LOOKER
    September 30, 2013

    My fellow Dominicans, do not make what is happening this morning trouble you or take away your joy.The prime Minister is digging his own pit for his down fall. Our heavenly Father does not sleep, he is giving skerrit the longest rope and my people as we can we can see he is hanging himself with one bad decision after the other. It is just of matter of time.

  13. sunset
    September 30, 2013

    all u forget is Labour that in the House and there we staying. :lol:

  14. But how
    September 30, 2013

    Jump High Jump low…Charlo is going to be President… :-D

  15. Mee3
    September 30, 2013

    Sad day for Dominicans from both party. Seems like the PM really let us have it with this one. I reallyy thought mister Pm would listen to the general public on this one, but I thought wrong. I am not against everything the PM does, but this one is extremely hard to swallow.

  16. karma
    September 30, 2013

    I was a strong labourite up untill this Charlo President thing. Me and my 10 Votes need a place to rest!!!

  17. Mojo 1
    September 30, 2013

    Do not panic people!!! Skerrit will not DARE shoot not 1 single person. If the police/SSU do as little as fire one warning shot, it will give Skerrit such a BAD PRESS locally and internationally that it will precipitate the collapse of his brutal regime.

  18. karma
    September 30, 2013

    I am not even bothering God about that….his way will be done. My people….believe me. THE LABOUR PARTY IS DIGGING THEIR OWN GRAVE if this Incapable man is elected as president of this country. THIS IS NOT A JOKE!! Keep calm my people.

  19. Whey papa
    September 30, 2013

    God hardened Pharoah’s heart and we all know the outcome.

  20. karma
    September 30, 2013

    Take it easy my people…God works in mysterious ways. Maybe that Charlo president thing is just a way for the Skerrit Government to slit their own throats at the next general elections. WORKERS!!!!!

  21. Let us take a stand
    September 30, 2013

    We see the agenda of the present government…all for me and none for you at any cost…they refuse to invest in the sectors that will put food on our tables…the way I see it the last firm nail on the coffin is total shut down of the agricultural sector…they already murder the small business, and relevant youth programs (JSP etc…) When we stop play politics and see the need to stand and say it’s enough maybe it won’t be too late.

  22. Referee
    September 30, 2013

    Mr. Skerrit has shown his true colour. Any doubt that he is on his way to establishing a dictatorshipmis now removed with this scandalous act of promoting a divider, not a uniter to the post of president.
    Dominicans must now decide if they should accept the arrival of a political dictatorship by rollong over and playing dead or stand up for their constitutional rights.
    Peaceful protests and a refusal to accept the legitimacy of the usurper of the presidency and the prime minister himself must be the answer to this power grab.
    The upcoming general elections will prove whether the current generation will be remembered as those who enabled Skerrit to plunge the country into chaos and dictatorship, or the modern day version of the patriots who saved the country from ruin in 1979.

  23. Huh
    September 30, 2013

    Skerrit just doing foolishness…The country is a democratic country and that is just not the way to do things…

  24. Mercy Mercy
    September 30, 2013

    Captain the ship is sinking. Captain the seas are rough. Shall we abandon ship or shall we stay on it and perish oh we don’t know we don’t know captain you tell us what to do.

  25. Saddened
    September 30, 2013

    I am very saddened to see a President being forced down the throat of a nation at gunpoint. If guns become necessary for that exercise then what next should we expect? When a leader who was voted in by the people refuses to listen then his demise has commenced. What arrogance. Is it that nobody is honest with him or that he does not take counsel.

  26. concern citezen
    September 30, 2013

    lord what is happening to our country. Alas!!!!! charlo will step down- he knows Dominican don’t like him. As a labourate, I shall not support charlo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. LADY
    September 30, 2013

    Really DNO? Show us pictures to support your story. You don’t think that we already know what the house of parliament looking like?

  28. 2 CuTe
    September 30, 2013

    When allu doing allu nonsence tell me we for me to go at my home #so disgusted by that nonsense thats going on #URGH!

  29. dominican
    September 30, 2013

    but wait a while nah don’t we all think that skerit goin sinile to elect this man for president oh i know what when charlo did what he did skerit was a little boy at the time

  30. Citizen
    September 30, 2013

    With all due respect to those that appose him as becoming president I think he deserves a chance to prove himself and to us his character .
    Honestly I think he deserves a chance three months probation may be and then see where he takes us from there may be a little to late but we can strongly protest then if his performance is dismal.

  31. OH MY
    September 30, 2013

    I must say it. Charles SAverin is a bad choice and let’s do things right for once. Skerrit I mean my vote put you in it can take you out too. Listen to the people. We cannot support dictatorship.I cannot support this nonesense going on in my country. snipers on the roof too. I mean is a war man. I like Skerrit but this is out of hand now man. I PREFER DOROTHY LEEVY as the opposition suggesting. Look I hear the firemen might be called in to spray people with water. WHAT IS GOING ON IN MY COUNTRY?????LORD LORD. Father God I call upon your precious blood to cover this country and protect out people.

  32. AWS
    September 30, 2013

    All this for what? To say that the opposition is that bad? CHUPES. I think all this police security is ridiculous.

  33. Family feud
    September 30, 2013

    I have nothing against the pm but I just find he is too hard of hearing pm u need to listen to the people they dont want Charlo for president why force him down the people’s throat are u looking for violence war and blood shed in the country the voice of the people is the voice of God

  34. Anonymous
    September 30, 2013

    Photo update please DNO…history making today…lol

  35. Kryptonite
    September 30, 2013

    skerrit is setting up for the kill,with charlo as president a change in the constitution is next,he is heading for executive president.

  36. grell
    September 30, 2013

    Skerrit grow up your causing destruction in Dominica,i remember as a young man growing up what happen.the police should strike on your commands,your wrong and you want to be right,your day will come pm.I was a supporter but now you have gone to the extreme,no more my friend.

  37. Malgraysa
    September 30, 2013

    Heavily armed special fprces? What is the governmwent afraid of? It’s own people that love Skerrit so much? That does not make sense. Sounds like paranoia to me.

  38. Anonymous
    September 30, 2013

    where are the pics dno

  39. Anonymous
    September 30, 2013

    Go na, for all you to get something hot.

  40. Observer
    September 30, 2013

    As an outside observer looking in I still can’t get a handle on who the opposition party want as President.

    Can someone tell me?

  41. committ.ed dominican
    September 30, 2013

    Looks like we have another Iraq, maybe another lybia or worst a Syria in the making.!

  42. UK.org
    September 30, 2013

    When we hear the term President of Dominica. 3 things should immediately come to mind. 1.That person is NEUTRAL>>>meaning .That person is colour blind>>>>meaning he or she sees NO political colours. and 3. That person’s only interest should be the interest of the people of the nation and nothing else. Savarin is not the right man for that post. And this coming from a labourite currently working in the UK. Gordon Brown lost the last UK elections because he failed to clean-up the rouges from the labour party. now the people are paying the price because the present govt. is cutting even the bread u putting in your mouth and that of your children. Some r praying for labour to come back but they still got to wait until the next election to see what happens then. Some people are giving the PM bad advice for their own political gain n they need to stop it. And for those saying change is a must. They should also remember that change always comes with a price tag. Is Dominica willing to pay that price. Lets not forget not too long ago UWP was in govt. and we all know the reasons the were kicked out. I totally agree that we need a change of govt. in DA but our lovely nation can do without both UWP and Labour. Our nation needs its most brilliant sons and daughters who are committed to the cause of putting country first to lead our nation. We need a party of independent candidates with no party colour but all with ONE goal. And that is to carry out the affairs of our nation without fear ,favour, malice or ill-will with justice and equality for all its citizens. Just some food for thought as we approach our independence anniversary.

  43. Marcus Hill
    September 30, 2013

    It was my greatest fear that Skeritt would not agree to go in peace. It is clear what his intentions are. To use force to intimidate the people and maintain them under his control.

    We are a peacful people and it is unfortunate that we are now under an official military dictaorship.

    The UWP will have to change tactics to match this naked displace of military force.

    I ask my fellow Dominicans in the Special Forces to remember that their main duty is to protect and serve the PEOPLE of the COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA. Do not do anything stupid today. You must always stand on the side of the people of Dominica.

  44. hardliner
    September 30, 2013

    when the role is call up yonder workers party won’t be there .the bible say he will use the fool the conform the wise but a man playing wise has done it to the supporters of the uwpri.

  45. Rule
    September 30, 2013

    Remember in 1979 when the DOMINICA DEFENSE FORCE fired on a crowd of people who were protesting outside of Ministry and killed Timothy. Where are the Defense Force now?
    Also remember what happened to Patrick John.

  46. 100% Dominican
    September 30, 2013

    Every time the government does something over the top, the supporters try to blame the restlessness of the country on the opposition!! But this is what must happen in order for the truth to come to the fore!!! Military on the streets…..the night before???? Hmmmmmmm, and all of that just before Creole Fest and Independence Day???? Huh, don’t tell me that Skerro is going to force this through despite all the unhappy feelings about it then just throw a few days of SEWO for the people to drink and forget it all!!!!! Hmmmmmmmmmmm, are our people fools or what????? LET US SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. stupes
    September 30, 2013

    we coming for our country skerrit!!!its time for u to go!! ur time is up!! change is a must.. yo dit peace full protest!! u running for SSU!! WHO IS THE ONE ASKING FOR TROUBLE!! FOR UR OWN LOBOURITES U CALL THEM.. u see crowd u fraid?
    WORKERSSSSSSSSSSS…..WORKERSSSSSSS..
    TIME TO GO SKERRO. BOTH U AND CHARLO!!!.. STOP SENDING OUR COUNTRY TO HELL..

  48. Law and Order.
    September 30, 2013

    Dominica taken too dictatorship, how can you appoint a President against the people wishes. If Saverin cared for Dominica, he would decline the offer. Dominica does not need a president if there is no suitable candidate, what is needed is an election to return to democracy,is this how Charles Saverin is planning to destroy the Labour Party once and for all and appoint himself President for life.People go and protest this disrespect and dictatorship.

  49. Justice and Truth
    September 30, 2013

    Prayer For The Nation

    Almighty God, You have given us this good land for our heritage. We humbly ask You that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Your favor and glad to do Your will. Bless our land with honorable endeavor, sound learning and pure manners.
    Save us from violence, discord and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties and fashion into one united people the multitude brought here out of many nations and tongues.
    Endow with the Spirit of wisdom those to whom in Your Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Your Law we may show forth Your praise among the nations on earth.
    In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble do not allow our trust in You to fail. Amen!
    Thomas Jefferson)

  50. SMH
    September 30, 2013

    All of DA up late night wondering what there fate. Keep Charlo out or you will find yourself in a Dictatorship….

  51. 1 800 Anonymous
    September 30, 2013

    “Heavily armed members of the Special Security Unit (SSU) of the police force are now guarding the House of Assembly building in Roseau.”

    I see this as a declaration of war, but war against who? The Dominican people because they believe in a democratic process?

    SSU if you have taken an oath to protect and defend, I pray that your allegiance is to Dominica and Her people and not just the government.

    God Help Dominica!!

  52. My Kid Safety
    September 30, 2013

    DNO I ask that you kindly allow my message to be viewed. I have one child in Dominica and he attends school in the vicinity of the parliament building. I pray to God nothing happens to my child or else there will be some people made responsible for it. When I think of how far one has to go to get peace, it makes me wonder how Dominicans whether you support this man and his one man gang party are not enraged. Dominicans I am a foreigner and feel like the elite of the country has lead you down the wrong path. If a person is so stubborn to make a point and people support him then any blood will be on their hands to. I hope this is not the only blood that will be on a person hand.

  53. Concern citizen
    September 30, 2013

    Why Skeritt puts a consultation out and ask the people of Dominica who would they like for president? Skeritt should have a list of nominees and let the people vote. Then everyone will be happy all round.

  54. aa
    September 30, 2013

    Dear family and friends in Dominic
    I feel for you all even more now that Charles Saverin is your president.
    Sorry to inform you but my visits to my lovely country have just been cut short. As long as there is no family emergency I will will not and shall not come home. This is my boycott!

  55. friend
    September 30, 2013

    Skero. Ur time is up.
    Roseau valley vote mc intyre OUT

  56. Anonymous
    September 29, 2013

    Dominicans,exercise caution and good sense on Monday, do not let the Head of Government have an excuse to cause his President to call a State of Emergency, which will never end.

  57. Labourite
    September 29, 2013

    I will not support Charles Savarin as president. Full stop. I stand in solidarity with the idea of NO CHARLO. Skerrit for the love of country pull back Savarin. HE is a wrong choice.

    Mr Savarin, if you have any descency left. DO NOT ACCEPT THIS NOMINATION. COUNTY FIRST NOT YOU.

    • Stealth Critique
      September 30, 2013

      The president is not an elected position.

  58. ex police
    September 29, 2013

    i was wandering what’s going on walking home earlier tonight i seeing SSU in full military fatigues by fort young and am saying have my constitutional right been taken away from me of free movement in my country only to reach home and reading this, they say we are DOMMI…. but we as a people don’t forget. Skerrit is beginning to show signs of a dictator and as a free people living in a free world that won’t go down good, Skerrit need a president he can manipulate, because to change and law in the state the president must agree and sign on it with people like the speaker and Charlo he knows he hold total power, it’s time to take back our country, Skerrit is not in control of this country the power is in the hands of the people and it can go down in two ways, peacefully or forcefully but me as a proud dominican i rather see it happen peacefully, think of our freedom, our childrens future because Skerrit have fed the the people of dominica like a cow now he’s going in for the kill, TOTAL CONTROL!!! Dominicans open all you eyes!!!!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 30, 2013

      If you are indeed an ex-police, what type of police were you? Your writing clearly depicts it. It is a good thing you are no longer a police.

  59. 1979
    September 29, 2013

    from what I understand, charlie boy is already our new President..

    dont say is me that say…

    • Justice and Truth
      September 30, 2013

      1979 I will say is you dat say. :lol: Watch out! Dey coming for you! :lol:

  60. Clinton
    September 29, 2013

    CHANGE IS A MUST !!! skerro and charlo needs to GO … i am fed up .. no job …no market for farmer … no growth … I SAID HE NEEDS TO GO

    • Justice and Truth
      September 30, 2013

      Keep blaming the government. You will go to your eternal judgment blaming him and not yourself. Sit back and do nothing for your country. Keep whining; do nothing else and see how far you will get and where you will end up.

  61. Dcapossie
    September 29, 2013

    Yes i Charlo again, is history repeating itself with you at the front my brother? More dominican blood on your hands Charlo? yes i, but jah jah is looking down.

  62. really n truely
    September 29, 2013

    Alas, I support many things that Skerrit do. But this one I just CAN NOT support. Are you kidding? Nothing personal to Mr. S. But he was a party leader, a minister in the current administration.

    How one earth could he be the ideal candidate? The Man will always have a BIAS in favour of the current administration.

    Skerrit who is your current advisors? Fire them, they are taking you for a ride.

    Because you are well liked in Dominica doesn’t mean you can do these non sense. Remember the possie people told you no land no vote?

    Well many Labourites are quite, we are ashamed, disappointed with decision. And you know it. Put your pride aside and nominate someone else.

    Mr. S. you should have declined the nomination.

    You want our country in international news? Where will out tourism industry go if we have political unsettlement?

    SKERRIT change the nominee please.

    This is not a UWP or Labour thing.. This is a Dominica issue.. UWP will not get my vote, but this presidential nominee does not have the support of many labourites including me.

    • AWS
      September 30, 2013

      Nice. I like that. Good when people can support their party but still say when wrong is wrong. We need more like you.

  63. Anonymous
    September 29, 2013

    PM You can do it right this time.Charlo for president? Well my admired friend my household plus my close relatives in all you have lost 19 votes.You might be putting the country on a path you will regret .A few weeks ago I embraced you in the south.Remember me well.Dr Darroux pack up .Not me again.charles Savarin put dominica in trouble with 47 days strike.Breezee mart close .My cousin is affected.Taking my chance with UWP if Savarin is appointed President.Thanks for the material but country comes first.Bye BYE Daroux and Skerro

    • Dominiquen
      September 30, 2013

      You all were never Labourites!!!

    • lol
      September 30, 2013

      oh please! you ppl can exxagerate eh…. You mean to tell me that come tomorrow the whole country going to plummet because Charles Savarin is president? The President’s main function, whoever they put there, is go to fort young and Arawak house of culture!…lol

      There’s absolutely no need for this doom and gloom simply because you don’t like the man.

  64. BRAIN DAMAGE
    September 29, 2013

    That is Skerros casket nail. Bringing his soldiers for an unpopular president, Charles Savarin who called the most strikes in Dominica.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 30, 2013

      The trouble makers are at it again. They will never cease. Your end will depict it.

  65. September 29, 2013

    what is this really about? what nonsence is this parents have to drop their children to school, people have to go to work and if u see how they block de road and parliament is 10 oclock tomorrow. so tell me who like more trouble?

    • AWS
      September 30, 2013

      Couldn’t agree more. I heard their were threats but I believe that these were made up to justify task force presence so early. Intimidation tactics by the government. I think even task force people fed up with this nonsense. They just can not talk.

  66. open minded
    September 29, 2013

    Skerrit is trying to take Dominica down with him so he sending SSU, which really stands for “SKERRIT SAVARIN UNSUCCESFUL”
    If Skerrit really cares about Dominica why would he nominate people like Alix Boyd Knights and now Charles Savarin as president? Did he not know it would not go down well with most open minded Dominicans? The man just needs to call an election instead of plunging the nation in this comess,

    • Jay
      September 30, 2013

      Oh, I tought it stood for SS Unit.

  67. GWADAMAN
    September 29, 2013

    I am a labourite, but mr savrin for president, wrong choice, he is too bias, and arrogant, and like a spoilt child he want what he say goes, i am asking with the same breath, aren,t there other dominicans worthy of that job? this si just rediculous and seeking for trouble to nominate savrin for president, history will prove to us that this man is not qualified for that job, he was not worthy of being the minister he was, much less for president, Dominica has and will see better days, i am praying.

    • Juan Pablo
      September 29, 2013

      arrogant…really…you meant someone else on the opposition….you might be thinking of the wrong Charlo

    • dominican
      September 30, 2013

      Stop hiding behind the cloak of laborites to make your statement, you are not one, Mr. Savarin is more than qualified for the post of President, Why has the Opposition Party not nominate someone? ask yourself. I really wonder if you know the meaning of arrogant or bias? I guess you are just repeating the words of your party leaser who carries the same traits that he binds persons to. The UWP party leader do not know what he wants for the party or the Country, in one breath he saying one thing and in another breath another thins. I think its time the supporters of the UWP must tart thinking for themselves and do not let any political party think for them.

  68. purple periwinkle
    September 29, 2013

    People, do not go to any function, where C. Savarin is invited. And the church musical melee always invites the president, so I will not go if Vharles is President or Incident. And Talent search, please do not invite him and make it known that he was not invited. We as a nation have to stand together on this one.

    • Malgraysa
      September 30, 2013

      I am sorry for you Bishop but any service Mr. Savarin attending now, I will walk out. I can not concentrate on being at peace with my maker in that man’s presence. May God forgive me.

    • lol
      September 30, 2013

      you people are the worst

  69. Anonymous
    September 29, 2013

    The military dictatorship will be official tomorrow September 30, 2013.

  70. maindesk
    September 29, 2013

    Appointing Savarin President is Dominica’s biggest joke so far.

    • Dominiquen
      September 30, 2013

      I love Charles Savarin for President. :lol:

  71. mouse
    September 29, 2013

    well if we need to get heavily armed members of the Special Security Unit for the election of our President, doesn’t that say a lot about our state of affairs in this country? It certainly indicates that the Government knows Mr. Saverin is unpopular but yet the Government imposes him on us. omg

    • 1979
      September 29, 2013

      clear as day huh??

    • Whey papa
      September 30, 2013

      It means the powers that be intends to rule win an iron fist.

  72. DA daughter
    September 29, 2013

    My goodness some Dominican need a wake up call. My people forget about politics and put country first. Come on Charlo for President? What a joke. What is the PM thinking

  73. Hear Ye
    September 29, 2013

    I couldnt agree more. Skerrit knows what he is huilty of. That confirms it. His chest is heavy and his soul is weak. I wonder whose chest is in a better condition, Charles or Skerrit.

    Mrs Levy/Brian Alleyne for president.

  74. ()
    September 29, 2013

    LONDONDERRY BAR SOO DEE them. The crowd will only continue to grow,till Skerrit go..

  75. Neg
    September 29, 2013

    There is not enough police to stop the DOWNFALL of those Characters we call a government.

    • ????????
      September 30, 2013

      hmmmmmmmmm. Neg is this a threat?

      • Neg
        September 30, 2013

        ???????? if you think so its up to you, but they can’t stop the DOWNFALL.

  76. Dominican4sure
    September 29, 2013

    QUI CA?

  77. Shameless
    September 29, 2013

    FORWARD WE GO!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
    Change Must Come….Charlo and Skerro MUST GO! :twisted: We aint stopping until our demands are met. A wave of change is sweeping across Ma Dominique’ body and history will be the judge. I knoe Skerro poopoo boiling but we warned him over and over again but he remains high and mighty like he is the Supreme being. Time up my friend, pack up.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  78. Lougaoo Mem
    September 29, 2013

    That’s not the first sign of what is to come if you allow this dictator to have his way. We can’t afford anymore of this undemocratic process in the country. Dominicans this is serious business. Change is a must, not an option!

  79. Channel 1
    September 29, 2013

    Folks, this is a deliberate psychological scare tactic done now in attempt to frighten the minds of the civilized overnight and make them timid about exercising their constitutional rights to peaceful protests on matters they are not pleased with.

    Ahh SSU around the parliament tonight……….for what………

    It seems as if dis Pharaoh wants to send his ‘army’ after the civilized eh.

  80. c
    September 29, 2013

    Together we must take back our country,no charlo and no skero hell no they must go, ssu can’t. Stop they will have to shoot everybody fence walls or not the masses will go thru nd if charlo goes through an imidiate civil unrest

    • Anonymous
      September 30, 2013

      I hope you will stand in the front of the line

  81. WOMAN
    September 29, 2013

    Peaceful demonstration let the PM know Dominica is not his father supermarket he can open the doors when he feel like Dominica belongs to the people he is loosing his way and may just loose the election

  82. Anonymous
    September 29, 2013

    Skerro has gone mad…………..

  83. Savarins Friend
    September 29, 2013

    Charlo as your friend and supporter I am appealing to you please decline.You will not enjoy that jobPeople will disrespect you at every opportunity they get.ublic vritismn of you will never stop.your past statements willalways be used against you.People will not stand when ou arrive at functions.You will not be invited tocertain funtions.You will be ridiculed.YOu have served your country well but this time it is too much. Think of your health.My PM is still young .Do not allow him to lead there.As for Astapha for him alone I would not vote Labour but I am holding on a liitlt still because of you.You will be surprise to know who I am but it is your friend.I had a vision that you should let this one fly .Please Please

    • Woman to de bone
      September 30, 2013

      Savarins friend??????????? Liar Liar Pants on fire

  84. babalene
    September 29, 2013

    I am witnessing a complete turn around – imagine in todays Dominica a man that champion the peoples cause on May 29 1979 when Hon. Patrick John tried locking down government headquarters from a peoples protest is today the cause for government locking down a crucial traffic circulation area in Roseau to prevent a legitimate peoples protest. Poor Dominica when will we stop allowing political opportunist to ride us freely. I say discard Saverin he has no moral authority to be president of this land.

  85. Anonymous
    September 29, 2013

    Wait! Them man going to sleep there nah? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  86. Anonymous
    September 29, 2013

    Non-political, but I’m glad Linton did not ask people to go to the House of Assembly. That’s a demonstration of wise judgement and good leadership. It appears that Linton is playing the psychological game very well.

    • Papa Dom
      September 30, 2013

      I disagree! Are you saying that with a croud like what was at Londonderry camped outside the parliament that skerritt would turn his guns on the people? Or that he would be so disrespectfull of the people to continue with the nomination of saverin for president.

  87. %
    September 29, 2013

    Linton is steps ahead of “Skerrit in everything: intellect,strategy,honesty,statesmanship,strategicthinking,patriotism,etc etc etc,etc,etc,etc.
    Skerrit invited Linton to the ring not knowing that Linton like challenges.Now things have backfired upon Skerrit,HE IS HELL BENT ON INSULTS, to get his way out of the quqgmire he has found himself.Both his mismanagement OF THE COUNTRY and his inability to understand the English language that is written in the constitution is appalling. Wasn’t he an English teacher? So why the basic English in the constitution that secondary school children understands he can’t understand it?
    WORKERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  88. TIRED LABOUR
    September 29, 2013

    for what nuh?

  89. I DIE NU
    September 29, 2013

    Look like dem UWPites looking for trouble in Dominica.Seems like the only one thing they are agreeing on is to disagree with everything the present administration is doing or has done.

    • Dorothy
      September 29, 2013

      we will protest because charlo will never ever be president … Lennox you are a man of your words .. we are behind you 500% .

      • Justice and Truth
        September 30, 2013

        Your hearts are hard. Did you go to church today?

    • Anonymous
      September 29, 2013

      That’s exactly what Skerrit want Dominican to believe. That’s why UWP supports will not go anywhere close to the House of Assembly. The SSU are for the Labour Party supporters

    • %
      September 29, 2013

      You hold the record for HIDDEN COMMENTS ON DNO.
      I have lost count on the number of hidden comments next to your name.Yet still you continue to do the same thing,knowing fully well what you write is unfit for people to read.
      You are not capable of writing two lines just use one word nuh. YOU DIE ALREADY. TONEH!

    • Annon
      September 29, 2013

      So party or no party, support or no support, you would nominate Charles Saverin for President of Dominica? Duh
      Either way president of D’a is just a symbolic place holder anyway. The position can only head-off a constitutional crisis if it occurs….oh oh I wonder if that’s what they see looming?? eh? :cry:

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      September 29, 2013

      “I die already” have you ever disagreed with what the PM is doing to us in Dominica. The man is breaking laws of the land and he needs to stop it!

    • September 29, 2013

      dont u see is skerrit that is causing all the trouble in dominica?

    • oh no
      September 30, 2013

      Papa met, you really blind, if Skerrit tell you jump off a cliff you would do it too wi I suspect!!!!! Toneh man, you stretching the joke now

  90. September 29, 2013

    I hope that the Policamen know that the people of D’icans will be protesting in accordance with the Constitution and the rule of Law we are a peacefull nation therfore, I hope for cooler heads to prevail on both side As law enforcement officers you have a duty to protect all Citizen .
    The Constitution that we are fighting to protect is for all of us and you are part of the struggle also.

    • Ashamed
      September 29, 2013

      Police officers please do not use force on Dominicans who are protesting. I beg you to turn away. If anybody gives you orders to do so, disregard them. Do not be the one to turn Dominica into a war zone. Keep Dominica peaceful.

  91. %
    September 29, 2013

    STUPID THEY ARE STUPID…LENNOX LINTON is one of the most responsible leaders we have in Dominica presently. He won’t call his people out tomorrow,morning to do anything.
    HE IS A RESPONSIBLE LEADER THAT’S WHY I FOLLOW HIM, and give him unflinching and unwavering support.
    He will be our next PM soon.
    Skerrit must be shaking and sweating,morning, noon and night, because Londonderry was the BIGGEST CROWD EVER SEEN AT A POLITICAL EVENT IN DOMINICA. And as time goes by it will continue to grow!!!!!!!
    WORKERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    • Lord is my Shepherd
      September 29, 2013

      I couldnt agree more. Skerrit knows what he is huilty of. That confirms it. His chest is heavy and his soul is weak. I wonder whose chest is in a better condition, Charles or Skerrit.

  92. Ashamed
    September 29, 2013

    I told you all, I told you all. I prophesied that after the last election and I cautioned when Charles was nominated. I do not like what I am hearing and seeing. Somebody is pushing Dominicans down a dangerous road.

  93. floating voter
    September 29, 2013

    both parties need to stop over reacting. this is so comical and frightening at the same time.

    • Ashamed
      September 29, 2013

      Floating voter, you seem young. This is not at all comical, and yes it is frightening. I remember 1979. Dominicans are going though difficult times and people are desperate. I suggest that you pray for Dominica because I hear too many young people saying that they are frustrated and ready to die. Pray for your country. People have the right to protest peacefully. A police ASP once said to me, you never deploy armed officers if you do not expect them to use the arms.

      • 100% Dominican
        September 30, 2013

        Dear ‘Ashamed’ I agree with you absolutely!!! This is an unfortunate and dangerous situation but maybe this is what is needed to truly expose the desperation of this government to remain in power unquestioned and to do that which they want done no matter the consequences!!! Maybe this is the opportunity to let them show their true colours!!!!!!! RED MEANS DANGER…… IT IS ALSO THE COLOUR OF THE BLOOD WHICH THEY MAY BE MORE THAN WILLING TO SHED!!!!Let us hope that it does not come to that and that our people show their disgust for this sort of disrespect of our people before it is too late!!!

  94. time to go
    September 29, 2013

    ebeh look it!!

    • %
      September 29, 2013

      Look it what!With this massive crowd. Linton is well poised to be PM.He knows how to act maturely. HE IS NOT THE FAILED DIMPLED MAN, WHO WILL SOON BE DISCARDED YOU KNOW.

  95. Shameless
    September 29, 2013

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: As soon as people start removing barricades them SSU man going to start running in the other direction. They too want to protest but cant because of their job. Just wait and see….but Change Must Come to our land. :twisted: . I will be there bright and early ready for the action…HELL NO TO CHARLO!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      September 29, 2013

      The soldiers will not want to destroy their friends and family.

      • UP NORTH
        September 30, 2013

        yea but they used live fire on in 79 remember phillip thimothy i think the 303 bullit hole is still wedge in the column of the tresauary if them man have guns they will shoot remember in china what happened same will happen and thats will be blood on skero hands

    • Anonymous
      September 30, 2013

      Shameless, II will look for you at the front of the crowd

  96. Alethea Annica
    September 29, 2013

    You should have heard Dorothy Levy is the Opposition’s nominee based on the DNO Poll.
    Come on DNO, this should be big breaking news for you! You guys are sleeping, take the kudos for your contribution.
    Be a boy scout, be prepared. What was the purpose of your poll if you cannot grab the opportunity?

  97. chow mien
    September 29, 2013

    Putting Charles Savarin as opposition leader would be the the ‘best gift’ that Skerro can give to the opposition. His continuous presence will help galvanise support for UWP into the next election.

    It would make no sense to confront the blood thirsty SSU militia at this time. There are several routes to one point. With the incorrigible Savarin as president the ominous fate of labour is sealed.

    • chow mien
      September 29, 2013

      correction:

      * Putting Charles Savarin as PRESIDENT

    • Informed
      September 30, 2013

      Hey Chow mien, this is misrepresenting. SSU has never been and I don’t think should ever be named blood thirsty militia. These officers are trained to maintain the peace and to deal with situations that the regular police officers don’t have the capacity to do.
      They should never be on the ground in the first place as their presence always portrays militancy (hope this is a word). They have their place and time to respond as a unit, after all we do not have any army and they must defend our constitution and the legitimate government of the day. Sorry, but those guys will follow the directives of their superiors, not always necessary as the “How” to do but the “What” as the situation dictates the action.

  98. d boss
    September 29, 2013

    wat happen……as they see d workers train,they get fraid alredy man…..hahahahahaahahaha….more to come..time for LABOUR TO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • %
      September 29, 2013

      SO they want confrontation…LENNOX SO FAR SO GOOD.You have shown responsible leadership so far, continue to be responsible. That’s why I follow you brother.

  99. G
    September 29, 2013

    what happen the little spoilt boy doesn’t want to do what he knows is right so he called his bully brothers to fight the truth

  100. John Paul
    September 29, 2013

    Whether they surround the Parliamentor matters not .Charles Savarin made our first President (Degason)flee the Country and the Law of Karma is about to catch up with Him.
    The Elders of the Labour Party I am sure have not forgotten those terrifying times in 79.Mr. Flossie You are still there . The Children of those who have since passed on remember .
    A Terrifying Force cannot be a Uniting force.
    Mr. Skeritt You referred to a Particular person as a “Drunk” saying “It is a President we are selecting” just reminding You Sir .Yes it is a President we are selecting and Mr. Savarin is not a good choice!

    • catt
      September 29, 2013

      Let the drum roll …vote them out!!work I working :-P

  101. Pro
    September 29, 2013

    Skerrit your time of abusing your power will soon be at an end.

  102. anonymos
    September 29, 2013

    sometimes i refuse to say im a dominican why cant the both parties get along nuh all that roro causing hatred among each other where is the love and unity… politics destroying the country

    • Bold Face
      September 29, 2013

      No, Skerrit destroying the country and do not want Dominicans to talk.

  103. Niah
    September 29, 2013

    I will be there!!!!!!!!

  104. Anonymous
    September 29, 2013

    and all u want them man there to win election really Dominicans thats the change all u want smh way to go skerro God bless u my dear pm

  105. Belle Beff
    September 29, 2013

    smh im not in favour of Charles Saverin as president because of his political bias… but jahhh know…workers like trouble we… smh. always talking about protest. then they wonder why people don’t like their party

    • Channel 1
      September 29, 2013

      @Belle Beff – Who like trouble where? So when there are protests in America on issues, is trouble people around the world are looking for eh.

    • Marigot
      September 29, 2013

      What the hell did workers do? people this is about your COUNTRY not a party,my GOD when you people learn

    • ()
      September 29, 2013

      DNO should hide this piece of filth you have written there man. Workers like trouble?

    • September 29, 2013

      read ur constitution dont u know that protest is a democratic right

    • 100% Dominican
      September 30, 2013

      To Belle Beff and Anonymous above, you both seem to want a country full of persons who sing “We shall not be moved” every time they are called upon to do so rather than persons who are willing to ask questions and demand answers of their government!! Well, think again…….WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT PEOPLE, remember?????

  106. labourite
    September 29, 2013

    wat is up with the opposition????

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      September 29, 2013

      What was up with Charlo in 1979?

      • 1979
        September 29, 2013

        what u saying there nuh my friend?? .. I slightly offended by that question unno.. lol

        but ya! as active as Mr. Savarin has been in Dominicas politics it’s not

      • 1979
        September 30, 2013

        cont’d – a good idea to impose such a person on us, ESPECIALLY considering he has only now resigned…. a week haven’t well passed..

        So it seems to me that he resigned only to fill up that position….

        teeth gnashing and desperation all around…….and now this

        This to me seems too much alike a checkmate…a man such as mister savarin who has spent all his political career strategizing an maneuvering the political currents to lead him to this one moment…and who’s to say that this move will not ultimately lead to Dominica having and executive president like chavez and even more power to install a Dictatorship on us…his militia is already there…information gathering on individuals and use of coercion poisoning all that is good in our sweet country, all without our due democratic and constitutional processes…

        when I was a boy, my granny and daddy told me stories about the days of patrick john and the dread act and phillip timothy and the unrest in 1979….those were my bedtime stories….I already tell those stories to my own children…Only it seems now we are on the verge of creating stories of our own as a generation…. what kind of story will we write and hand down to our children and theirs???

      • UP NORTH
        September 30, 2013

        yu dont know he shut down the land for 47 days no sugar no rice no flour nothing was coming in well little from families in gwada and some loyal people from if i must say country side, givin to each other . other than dat i saw civil servants cry tears beggin charlo to end this strike and d man refuse is pj he wanted to c go at any cost and yes he happened one man died tear gas in man face oh yes i was there he charlo did he fair share he aint no saint

    • September 29, 2013

      what is up with the prime minister ?

  107. diva
    September 29, 2013

    Protest in roseau dominca boy this is interesting hmmmm

    • Anonymous
      September 29, 2013

      this is going to be trouble.
      If anything police should arrest Linton.
      This leader is not a good one.
      He should be an example for his people…
      But as the saying goes tell me who you are by those you follow.

  108. Anonymous
    September 29, 2013

    Really…. Mr.Linton if you wish yo be PM of Dominica be Diplomatic and stop being a vindictive, spiteful and irresponsible leader.
    That’s what you think is best?

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      September 29, 2013

      Tell that to skerrit. He must lisen to the people.

    • September 29, 2013

      what are you talking about. what about a leader that tells his citizens go to hell, or says his people is too free or calls some of them bastards, you call that resposibility? all u too sotewer and wicked.

  109. d boss
    September 29, 2013

    ya mr skerrit……u will giv us back our country u kno…….trust me…..

    • %
      September 29, 2013

      He will fight to the death before he goes. BUT SKERRO THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL. DID YOU SEE THE CROWD?

  110. love for all
    September 29, 2013

    Thank you mr PM!job well done keep them far from the house!

    • Just sayin'
      September 30, 2013

      Not feeling the “love for all” here.

    • concerned
      September 30, 2013

      You mean, KEEP US, right ? Open your eyes , we all will be affected and that includes your children and grandchildren when there is no constitution to protect US !

    • September 30, 2013

      You dont love your Country/Island you love the man(PM) instead but he is married now.

  111. k
    September 29, 2013

    Dno I think you might want to review that last line. That is not what was said at the convention on sunday.

  112. love for all
    September 29, 2013

    what you guys are looking for,you all will get it.

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