Stay out of parliament – PM advice to Lugay

Skerrit believes Lugay (right) should stay out of parliament until his court matter is settled
Skerrit believes Lugay (right) should stay out of parliament until his court matter is settled

Prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit, is advising United Workers Party (UWP) senator, Danny Lugay, that he should stay out of parliament until a matter he has before the court is settled.

Skerrit told state-owned DBS Radio that the government “feels very strongly about” that matter and believes Lugay should not attend parliament.

“So my respectful advise to him would be that he should excuse himself from parliament until the matter is heard in court,” he said.

Lugay was arrested and charged last Thursday with inciting the murder of attorney Alick Lawrence arising from statements he made at a UWP political meeting in Soufriere.

He was granted bail in the sum of $8,000 with one surety. Preliminary investigation is set for November 17, 2014.

At the meeting, held on July 3, Lugay said that there are some people who “deserve to die” for keeping Dominica back.

He subsequently apologized but many in the government believe it was a sham and has called for his resignation.

Parliament is expected to meet on Wednesday for the presentation of the national budget.

“I find it very, very strange and totally unacceptable for the government for any member, Danny Lugay or any member, to have a charge, a criminal charge, or having arrested and charged by the police and to sit in parliament,” Skerrit said.

He noted that any public officer who has been arrested and charged by the police is sent home until the case is called.

“I would want to think the same apply, or even a greater level of responsibility would be applied, to those of us who sit in parliament and I do not see how senator Lugay would want to sit in parliament,” Skerrit said.

The prime minister described Lugay’s statement as “damaging.”

“It is something that the government feels very strongly about,” he said. “We do not think senator Lugay should be sitting in parliament after having been arrested and charged for what many in the country, including supporters of the worker’s party, consider to be a very dangerous, damaging, irresponsible statement made by senator Lugay.”

Meanwhile in contradiction to Skeritt’s suggestion, MP for Roseau Central, Norris Prevost, said Lugay “must go to parliament.”

“I advice him to go to parliament,” he said. “This is his duty, it is his duty, his obligation. There is nothing at this stage that says to Mr. Danny Lugay, as far as I can see, as far as the law says, that he should not go to parliament.”

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154 Comments

  1. Stay Calm
    July 24, 2014

    correction on my comment I mean do not hate each other. Thank you.

  2. Overseas
    July 24, 2014

    The Prime Minister overstepping his boundary. He cannot prevent Mr. Lugay from speaking in parliament.This man is not yet convicted of any crime and he has not resign.

  3. Stay Calm
    July 24, 2014

    Sometimes in life we must be careful what we say. I was very sad when I read what the PM said that Mr. Lugay should say away from parliament. What Mr. Lugay said was not right either, but two wrongs don’t make a right. Mr, Lugay ask for forgiveness and he should be forgiven. Who knows one day Danny can be come the speaker of the house or even prime minster in this world we are living we never know what can happen. people may laugh but I am speaking the true. He (Danny) can be a life saver to the PM. The stone which the builder rejects becomes the head corner stone. I would be so delighted if I see the PM and Lugay shake hands that would make my day. When you all are in parliament do hate or fight each other, because there are two enemies sitting right next to you. Their names are heart attack and high blood pressure. They will be there everyday just waiting for one of you to get crazy. Next thing you someone is in the hospital with a stroke or their pressure is sky high. Please pray and take deep breathe before you say another word, take my advice it works. PM never repeat that word unless the person is being a threat to others. By the way I would like everyone in parliament to read the story about the Lion and the Mouse its fiction (not true) but there is a lesson to learnt. Never say never we don’t know where we may fall and who is going to pick us up. My though for today lets be kind to one another and forgive each other. Remember to breathe in and breath out. Walk away from any problem it not worth it work for me it can work for you too.

  4. skerrit the bully
    July 23, 2014

    bully one word for skerrit another is coward

  5. Mr. Deligent
    July 23, 2014

    Well done to all but, wait a minute. Read John Chapter 10 verse 20-21 what does it tells you

  6. Down press a man
    July 23, 2014

    Mr. Skeritt since when you became king of the castle. Becareful of your words they might come back and hunt you later. what goes around comes around. PM you are an educated man you should think before you speak.
    All this rubbish only happens in DA. What Danny said was wrong but that do not give u the right to say he is not welcome in parliament. You wrong for that, There is something call carmer when it bits it bites Set an example for the country learn to forgive. He ask for forgiveness accept it.

  7. TeteMorne I From...
    July 23, 2014

    I am just on THIS thread to give thumps DOWN. Everybody got a thumps down from me today…everyone! :mrgreen:

  8. Francisco Telemaqe
    July 23, 2014

    Mr. Skerrit, with all due respect, I believe you are exceeding your authority as prime minister of the country!

    In a democracy, and under the dictates of “common law” there is something known as innocent until proven guilty. How can you suggest Lugay not attend parliament until some dumb investigation is over, and case heard. Lugay has business in the House of Parliament, if there is a rule prohibiting his attendance due to his controversial arrest, the Speaker of the House should be aware of such rules, and is actually the appropriate person to implement such rules, I believe only the Speaker of the House have the power and authority to prevent Lugay from attending any sitting of the House.

    If there is a section in the constitution which gives you the power to prevent Lugay, or any other member of the opposition from conducting business in the House, I demand that you state it; I know you can’t, because the constitution of our country does not give you or any Prime Minister that power!

    If I am wrong I stand corrected!

    It is not your duty to suggest, nor advised anybody not to attend parliament whether you believe they are guilty of a crime or not. Apart from Patrick John, you have been the most controversial Prime Minister in Dominica’s history.
    You were accused of the worst of everything, from being a corrupt individual to one attaining French citizenship after you reach the age of eighteen. In spite of all of that no one suggest you did not conduct the peoples business as prime minister, and let me assure you had it not been for some tactics, which could be considered devious or cynical, the outcome of that case against you could have been your Waterloo! Research the term Waterloo, it will take you back to some time back in old England.

    Law enforcement does not investigate criminals, or individuals after they are arrested and charged; the fact that your thugs, and incompetent poppet police arrested and charged Lugay means they either arrested him falsely, or they have evidence against him which they can effectively used to convict him. Until then the man has a constitutional right to be in the peoples parliament. It is clamed that Lugay incite the murder of Alick Lawrence, that is a confounded lie! Lugay said “there are some people who deserve to die for keeping Dominica backward:” just incase you have not read where I said the same thing in the past let me say here, and now; I second that motion. I preached that religiously in the past!

    How come you allow the police to arrest Lugay, however Alick Lawrence also in a public meeting said he and the Labor party supports will hunt the members of the UWP down and murder them, he mentioned my biological relative Edison James by name, he mentioned Marigot, Edison James is from Marigot, he mentioned Baron, and his newspaper, he mentioned Q95 and the people who worked there!

    The man even reference Grenada, and the murder of Morris Bishop ,in order to emphasize his murderous plan; just incase you have amnesia sir, I can provide you with the voice of Alick Lawrence making threats in your presence and I may addwhile singing for his supper to please you!

    You said you take you orders from god, which god are you serving, I doubt your orders comes from God Jehovah; the appropriate thing to do right now to redeem yourself is to have your colleague, and the one you are protecting Alick Lawrence arrested and charged for making terrorist threat against the members of the UWP, and others; anything less from you would be criminal. If he is a member of the judicial system in our country, he should be disbarred for making such threats against the citizens of our country, two wrongs does not make a right, you are on the wrong side of History Mr. Skerrit!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Gary
      July 24, 2014

      Why are you always pretending to be an authority on a matter with silly assertions. The PM was just expressing his opinion on the matter. Does he not have the right to express his opinion, how foolish are you to say that he is exceeding his authority.

  9. DA MASSIVE
    July 22, 2014

    This was a damaging statement from Lugay-If a student makes a statement of that magnitude in class wouldn’t the teacher discipline that student?Words are powerful and it has a repelling effect.

    • ....................
      July 23, 2014

      @DA MASSIVE Skerrit is no example brother. Put that in your mind. The statement by Lugay was uncalled for, that’s why the apology was given. Has Skerrit or his other lapdogs who have made even more damaging statements ever even thought ot apologising?
      Do not try to be a HYPOCRITE brother/sister! This will lead you nowhere.
      Skerrit is the worst example of a leader or government Minsiter that we have in the Caribbean. As one blogger said, HE IS A BAD EXAMPLE!

    • Francisco Telemaqe
      July 23, 2014

      “there are some people who deserve to die for keeping Dominica backward:”(Lugay”).

      A damaging statement; are you an idiot, or just another brainless supporter of the Labor Party, so confounded that you lack comprehension of the English Language? Some of you people are so ignorant that you get involve and use words which sounds good in your ear all because you lack knowledge, and comprehension of the English language!

      How do you define damaging in the context in which Lugay spoke in the quote above? Damaging can be defined as simply as ‘to cause some sort of damage even to ones person’. So, what are you saying; absolutely nothing! Damage, or damaging depending on the context in which the word is utilized could also mean harm, or loss resulting from injury to a person, or the individuals’ reputation.

      Focus on the words above, and determine who’s reputation Lugay damaged, or injured physically by speaking the words in the quote above. You people are taking your nonsense too bloody far. You like the victimization of people, therefore any crime the government commits against the citizens of the country is okay. The way the ministers of government are behaving, is no different to the behavior of some of the worlds dictators.

      Your day will come when you will be muzzled, your right to speak and express your opinions will be taken away, the same as how the government is focus on muzzling the members of the UWP. If Dominicans vote this government back into power, there will be a full blown dictatorship in our country.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • You're Joking
        July 24, 2014

        :twisted: :mrgreen: :?: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?: :twisted: :mrgreen: :?:

  10. mr p
    July 22, 2014

    i say shame on u mr skerrit when are u going to tell the judicial system to expedite the gonn Emanuel fire boming matter?

  11. A Voice
    July 22, 2014

    Man I totally condemn what Lugay said. The political process has no place for this kind of talk. The man apologize they should let that go.

    But for Skerrit to suggest that the man should stay out of Parliament is total hogwash. Boy it seems Astaphan is the real king and power in Dominica, the boy just calling shots.

    Be careful Skerrit them words may come back to hunt you some day. You just might be arrested one day too eh…

  12. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    I bet my comment will not be posted. Thank you dno. According to your supporters, how long. The longest rope has an end for all of us.

  13. dingdong
    July 22, 2014

    Does the Parliament belong to you Skerritt?

  14. st.joe massiff#2
    July 22, 2014

    Hmmmmm well well well..skerro finally seeing that his days are numbered. ..he loosing grounds daily n appears to be looking unto his lord and savour TONY D ASSSSSTAPHANS for his salvation. … all sorts of coco macak just start DA gonna be real interesting for the months to come… when leaders hv lost their way then they look to all sorts of things for restoration. Sending police, court n now eviction from parliament all after the man apologied …… hmmm be careful the seed u sow skerro because the same measure will be meet upon u n even more.. I hope when u finally tell the ple sorry for your corrupt practices that you will then agree to serve your time bro..BE CAREFUL THE ROAD YOUR ARE TAKING LIFE HV A WAY OF TURNING ON US FAST BOSS MAN!!!!

  15. Precious
    July 22, 2014

    But what is happening to my pm is he going mad who is advising him foolishly he sounds like Hamas and hesboular my pm relax and behave yourself who diggeth a PIT for his neighbor shall fall in it I’m warning u Skerro

  16. July 22, 2014

    So love reading all the comments,It’s like coffee to me.Thanks my DA people for all the Entertainments.Keep them coming.lol :)

  17. joe
    July 22, 2014

    Danny will be suspended tomorrow, so all of all you blue mealy bugs start gathering up for Danny, cause he will be out not able to debate the budget!!!!

    But wait they have their own Budget tonight so Danny have no reason to go to Parliament on Wednesday!!!!!!!!!

    Look Majee People weeee, they have no knowledge whatsoever bit the want to run country, can you imagine …. bunch of MAJEEEEE!!!!!!!!! All you think is commenting on DNO that will win the election, wait and see.

  18. Ma Jo
    July 22, 2014

    And I would advise Mr. Skerrit not to attend the House of Parliament for addressing members of the opposition as “bastards” from a public platform!

  19. islandgal
    July 22, 2014

    Smh….what is Dominica coming to??

  20. whos Country is it
    July 22, 2014

    there is no way Mr Lugay should stay away from the Parliament, i would be very disappointed if U W P take Tony AStaphan advice spoken by SKERRIT

  21. real possie
    July 22, 2014

    This is crazy you have people posting on here and changing their names to make it seem like is so much people have the same views, but this will not change the Government cause they could only vote once at the polls. Now with that said DA is the only place a man can say what Lugay said and still holds his Senator-ship and only this party people wld not see the writing on the wall tell him to stay away from the house, I see people saying he did not have his day in court but my friends he apologized so he said something wrong so he already lost the case but you all with those blinders will never see it. The good lord know what he is doing(every knee shall bow and every tongue shall tell)so when this guy spoke it was the Lords doing one by one they speak the ills in their minds and heart. Please no mine to this am just an illiterate blogging. LOL.

  22. Joe
    July 22, 2014

    It should not be difficult for Danny Lugay to stay out of Parliament. Afterall, he and his ‘opposition’ colleagues have been practicing this for years!

  23. Lougaoo Mem
    July 22, 2014

    Is he for real? Wow! You know he has lost it and doesn’t even know it. Stand firm Danny.

  24. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    On what legal/constitutional basis is this advice coming from. Does the constitution address this concern i.e. Members of Parliament being CHARGED, not yet CONVICTED and having to stay away from the proceedings. Until such time this is hogwash advice!!!

  25. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    This advice has no legal merit under the constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica. What kind of advice is this …. sentimental/emotional or legal/constitutional… That was trying to be smart but not being clever!!!

  26. diaspora
    July 22, 2014

    Here is why this government feel untouchable . they have not faced any consequences for

    Squatters bobol
    Geothermal bobol
    PM travel itinerary bobol
    International airport bobol
    Kalinago Territory $27million bobol
    Bin bobol
    Fertilizer bobol
    Diplomatic Passport bobol
    Dual citizenship bobol
    Fire bomb bobol
    Villa bobol
    Petro carib bobol
    Seeko seko bobol
    Venezuela’s money bobol
    President bobol
    C. Jong $96,000 bobol
    Layou River hotel bobol
    Red clinic bobol
    Voter id bobol
    Concrete company bobol
    Land transfer bobol
    Dpp bobol
    CIT airline bobol
    Us $300 million bobol
    300, 400, 500 jobs bobol
    FAO ambassador bobol
    Children’s hospital bobol
    MOU bobol
    Reconstruction of international airport bobol
    Offshore bank accounts bobol
    Olympics bobol
    Ship registering bobol
    Sex scandal bobol
    Voters bribery bobol
    Electoral list , Don’t Drift Too Far bobol
    Public works no pay bobol

    • diasporan -D/can
      July 22, 2014

      until he experience the ultimate he wont learn he is one lucky dude becuase of our hypocrite society with triple standards

    • Bad DA
      July 22, 2014

      bobol! lmfao :lol:

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      Only on dno this foolishness can fly. I bet you feel at home to say what you want about the government, without facts, on this medium, and get a lot of praises and thumbs up.

      • T
        July 22, 2014

        @Anonymous You just don’t seem to be able to stomach the truth. ARE YOU SKERRIT?

    • King Skerrit
      July 22, 2014

      Exactly! Dominican stood idly by while their rights were usurped one by one. Now Sherri feeling invincible. Change is a must.

      • The Facts
        July 22, 2014

        I have family and friends in DA and they do not feel their rights usurped. What is wrong with those of you who do?
        I guess they are a different caliber of people who are not petty and who do not love to criticize.

    • listener
      July 22, 2014

      @diaspora ,GABBAGE GABBAGE GABBAGE

      • RASTA
        July 22, 2014

        @ Listerner: Was the Bin bobol false when the Government had to ask the minister brother to refund the state.
        Was the fertilizer scandal a bobol?
        Was the land transfer a bobol when the P.m had to treasure more money?
        Have you not heard the Kalinagoes asking for their money?
        Should I continue?
        Well there is a saying” The truth always hurts but it will set you free.”
        Stop playing politics!

    • Kubuli Kountry
      July 23, 2014

      HAHAHA!!! I love this!!! Succint and to the point! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Gary
      July 24, 2014

      To diaspora

      Such an irrational list of accusations with the misused word “bobol” which perpetuates misleading thoughts, it also shows what humor can do to reason.

  27. Anthony Ismael
    July 22, 2014

    Danny, you are innocent until proven guilty. Go to Parliament and get there early. They cannot kick you out! You have not been found guilty of any crime by a jury of your peers.

  28. Parishonier
    July 22, 2014

    To all the haters of the PM a criminal matter is different from a civil matter. do u all research

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      Last I checked Dominica law said a man is innocent until proven guilty but tony law says he is guilty until proven innocent boy what is happening in my country.

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      Since when a man is guilty until proven innocent?

      • The Facts
        July 24, 2014

        Just in words but not legally.

  29. July 22, 2014

    Who the hell is Skerrit to give anybody advise, he did so many things, Luckily he’s not up Stockfarm, because that the only place he belongs

    • The Facts
      July 22, 2014

      advice. He – :twisted: :mrgreen: If you are not lucky and curb your words you may end up in Stockfarm.

  30. Discombobulated
    July 22, 2014

    What I get from skerrit statement is that Lugay should choose not to attend. He never said he is barred from parliament. Honestly though Dominicans, the statement was very shocking. We cannot have political leaders talking about killing people, no matter who the person is. In which country is that acceptable? As much as some people do not like alick Lawrence, the man has helped the Dominican economy tremendously. He is a successful businessman, and he employs countless Dominicans. He works overseas and that money is repatriated back to dominica. Killing a professional, a lawyer a human being is dangerous rhetoric. And uwp supporters, especially Dominican supporters in general feed off what their political leaders say. Dominica has no separation between politics and real life anymore. As sad as that is. So that statement could mean that some uwp supporters could see mr Lawrence and actually try to harm him. Because lugay said he is a believer so he wouldn’t do it. What about his non believer supporters? Is he saying that they could? Let’s be real here. Any well run political party would have me lugay suspended from duty with an internal investigation as well as the court case. And I’m saying that for both parties because labour would do exactly what uwp are doing right now. Linton has to come out and condemn the behaviour, and suspend mr lugay. If you say you’re the party of change. Show me. Because this is dangerous

    • 99 Days For The....
      July 22, 2014

      hope you made such a lengthy explanation why Lenox Lawrence statement went without proper investigation. Dont get me wrong Lugay’s statement was unacceptable but what is sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander. ITS JUST NOT FAIR ONLY ONE SET CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT ON POLITICAL PLATFORM w/out penalty.

    • ?
      July 22, 2014

      You are nothing more that a Skerrit yard fowl. Go To He ll Go To Hell, Go To Hell. Man To Man i would Marsh you up, according to Skerrit! Skerrit’s ploitical is coming to an end. Thanks to Tony!

    • Forever Amber
      July 22, 2014

      You base all you have said on the ASSUMPTION that Danny incited murder on Alick Lawrence. This is FALSE. Danny made a general comment. Learn to separate the particular from the general.

      • philme
        July 22, 2014

        you are the base one! any where in the world he did this the same thing will happen to him can you belive if they get to run this island

      • The Facts
        July 22, 2014

        General comment? It was a comment. A life-threatening one. What if someone did take him up on that and committed the act even without him knowing about it? It could have happened, you know. If he thought of that only, no one could pick his brains. Once said, others knew it. There are some words that are better left unsaid.

    • Jp Wesley
      July 22, 2014

      Danny, go to parliament and represent, have no fear God is with you, therefore you are well protected against those who try to persecute you.

      • The Facts
        July 24, 2014

        God is with him? Wishing to kill people? When last you read/study Holy Scripture? You really do not God, about him and what is contained in the Holy Bible which is, directives for us that we may conduct ourselves appropriately, live in happiness, harmony and peace with others as we prepare for eternity. If people cannot practice goodness on earth where will they learn it and practice it?

  31. Red
    July 22, 2014

    This nation is to free too free, too free man shocks!! to much freedom of speech, let’s investigate the email address of those who comment on DNO and see who we can trace it to. All you people who comment on DNO, mind you get arrested watch what you say. When you call someone Bobol you need proof to backup or you will pay for your tongue. This country just too free.

    • dafriend
      July 22, 2014

      If it’s to free for you, I suggest you move to China.

      • Forever Amber
        July 22, 2014

        And take Skerrit with you, who made the statement that ‘this country is too free, madam speaker; this country is too free’.

      • The Facts
        July 22, 2014

        You did not comprehend what was stated and what was meant. Read it again and digest those words that you may comprehend them. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • common sense
        July 23, 2014

        Well cry nuh! Maybe you should go to Cuba and live you imbecile

  32. Marcus Hill
    July 22, 2014

    I thought you were innocent until proven guilty? Since when did this known common law rule no longer applies in Dominica?

    • The Facts
      July 22, 2014

      Are you pretending to be innocent? So, you did not hear the words as were also stated through the Media.

  33. Miriam
    July 22, 2014

    No Law, No Constitution can stop Danny from going to Parliament tomorrow.

  34. truth
    July 22, 2014

    I think ,lugay should stay out ,and LENOX LENOX LENOX LINTON should go in
    This would be skeritt worse night mare,
    SKERITT, , be carefull what you ask for,before you be forced to call an early election,

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      Linton had the oppertunity to enter What did he do gave it to mornel I do not understand u Think before posting

      • Anonymous
        July 22, 2014

        You think Lennox would fall into that trap and be lectured and harangued by a speaker with her little “rule” book to do Skerrit’s bidding?
        Don’t worry, his time will come!

      • philme
        July 22, 2014

        why is Linton always asking people to do things Jah help Dominica

  35. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    Danny do not make it easy for Skerrit. Let the majority DLP move a motion to evict you from Parliament. Their Speaker will allow the motion, however they will be exposed in due course. “Time longer than twine.”

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      the House don’t have that power. Read the constitution for God’s sake and stick by it.

    • The Facts
      July 22, 2014

      His own leader should advise him against going to Parliament. Why is he silent? Everyone of you should have chastised Lugay for what he said. There are too many of you who are not just people. You are placing a curse on Dominica.

  36. Peter J
    July 22, 2014

    Skerrit does not have the moral authority to demand of anything from Danny Lugay.
    I am the first to admit that Danny acted as a Jack A… with his comments which points to a high level of immaturity but for Skerrit to take it up as his life saver for the elections is pushing the joke too far.
    Skerrit should do some serious soul searching and reflect on his insults to Dominicans then he’ll soon realize that he does not have the moral authority to condemn Danny.
    Personally, I would prefer to see Danny stay out of Parliament and allow Lennox Linton to make his contribution but I do not understand the oppossition’s strategy.

    • Miriam
      July 22, 2014

      what are you saying?

  37. west bank crew
    July 22, 2014

    I known they have done and said things that can’t compare to Daneys remarks however he is charged …I do think he should abstain from parliament …two wrongs don’t make it right

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      A charge does not make you guilty!!

  38. warma
    July 22, 2014

    This man is getting more pathetic by the hour. He is exhibiting all the symptoms of a despot – he learnt well from Chavez, and Khadafi, and the King of Morocco, etc etc. Who does this man think he is?

    SKERRIT – word of advice – climb down from that perch you on, you not that big. In fact you are a midget masquerading as a giant. Humble yourself lest you be humbled.

    • Ah ha
      July 22, 2014

      And your leader claims to have power to remove the annointing from the annointed and yet you don’t think that that type of thinking is bad..?. Oh that same leader is followed by a “believer”!

  39. S Sandy
    July 22, 2014

    We all need to pray for Dominica.I think only prays that can save Dominica .where are our praying people? are they all gone or are they all surfing the internet.

  40. Jaime Lewis
    July 22, 2014

    Does the Constitution indicate that a member of parliament should not attend the parliament session if he/she has been charged with a crime? If so, then Mr. Lugay should not attend. However, if there is no law that indicates the senator should stay away under those circumstances, then he is under no obligation to take the PMs advice.

    • Dominican
      July 22, 2014

      The first person that should stay out of Parliament is Skero. So tell him set the example then Tim, Tim will follow and then Danny.

    • The Facts
      July 22, 2014

      He used heavy words, insinuating murder. If they are not strong enough what is? Strange Law in Dominica which needs to be revamped. Once arrested and charged he should not sit in Parliament. That should be the Law.
      If he resided in a progressive country, there would be an uproar over what he stated and he would be told to resign. Apology or not, he would quickly resign. His own leader would have advised him to resign.
      Many of you are not fair. You encourage wrongdoing as this one. You would even vote for someone like that. I feel sorry for some of you who do not know the difference between right and wrong and what is good and bad.

  41. rosa parks
    July 22, 2014

    I want to say that it was advised by the PM that senator Lugay should stay out of Parliament condidering the charges that he is faced with but Mr. Skerrit do not hand out advice that you would not take for yourself. Mr. Lugay you have all the rights to be there until the constitution says you can’t be there and since is try we trying to teach a lesson that we should be careful of the words uttered in public especially on political platforms, I think Monelle Williams should consider taking Reginald Austrie to court for slandering her name in public on a politcal making degrading comments towards her and also a lack of respect to te female gender. Since is take we taking people to court for their words Austrie should be taken to court!!!!!!

    • The Facts
      July 22, 2014

      To begin with you should not use Rosa Parks’ name in this. It is an insult to her.
      Everything is constitution. You ignore right from wrong and the threatening words Lugay stated.
      Canada has a constitution. It does not pertain to words as what Lugay used. If a politician overstepped his bounds in any manner and bad enough to utilize threatening words as killing, he would be asked to resign.
      There are times a few politicians have used discriminatory words and they had to resign. The people of all would not encourage him/her to remain in politics much more to sit in the Legislature or Parliament to represent them. Such words are used by murderers. He is as good as a murderer.
      I am shocked that some of you cannot comprehend that. You prefer to turn the other way and uphold him when you should have chastised him and called for his resignation.

  42. JoJo
    July 22, 2014

    Roosevelt Skerrit can advise whatever he wants but Sen. Lugay is not bound to take it. The House does not belong to Skerrit, even if he may believe so. Sen. Lugay is not guilty of anything unless and until proven so.
    That Skerrit man getting too bold!

  43. west bank crew
    July 22, 2014

    Forget the one sided and unfairly practice of this administration and a police force that’s not neutral. We cannot do as they do we must demonstrate the change we seek ..Daney shouldn’t attend the house

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      On whay grounds should he not attend? By not attending, I am of the opinion that he would be stating that he did incite murder. He has not been found guilty. They were advised by the Legal Dept and the DPP office not to press charges and they still did. The charges may very well be unfounded, but we need to go on with the process, since the investigating officer, on the advise he was given went on and arrested and charged Mr. Lugay. Let the man go to court and answer the charges, but that should NOT stop him from going to Parliament. Other similar situations of other ministers, who had matters pending in court was Never asked or advised not to attend Parliament. Skerritt think he is lord and master, but I tell you man, I hope you are ready for what’s coming to you, because IT IS COMING.
      God is not asleep, and do not forget and sees and knows everything, that is one man you cannot hide from.

  44. justice
    July 22, 2014

    I think its a lil rude to tell him stay out of parliament when other people who have been investigated didn’t have too, including you. What is done for one should be done for all PM……I find your ego starting to get too big now.

  45. Mojo1
    July 22, 2014

    So Skeritt is throwing out Lugay out of the parliament for talking on a political platform, whilst at the same time his side stand accused of harbouring vicious “rapists” . What a tragedy! As the maestro Pat Aaron wrote:” Everything is back to front”

  46. ohoh
    July 22, 2014

    So Cuba looks likes it wants democracy and Dominica is playing around with communism? Is this what the people are embracing? Be careful what you ask for.

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      That is not even communism but tyranny !!!

  47. Anonymous1
    July 22, 2014

    Lennox please take action against Astaphan and the PM on the IPO matter to see what action the police will take

  48. Chapeau Pie
    July 22, 2014

    All Skerrit is trying to do id silence our voice. But as the songwriter says: “Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters we shall not be moved.”

  49. Hmmm
    July 22, 2014

    I’m a die hard Labourite BUT this nonsense need to stop.. Both sides.. It’s politics we’re dealing with and we must try and put aside all these personal vengeances. The man apologized so just let him vive! we all say stupid things when we’re upset and most times they are not what you even really feel but out of anger we do and say things..

    When we ask God for forgiveness, he willingly forgives us and he don’t don’t come back and lash out at us.. Forgive those as we want God to forgive us!!!!!!

    If we implement God in our everything the world would surely be a better place.. PM I support you but you need to stop be Tony and Lennox Lawrence’s puppets! Real talk!

  50. LAYOU PARK
    July 22, 2014

    SATAN trying to correct SIN.

  51. titiwi
    July 22, 2014

    I won’t testify in my court case because I may incriminate myself. That means I have committed a crime and could be found guilty. Who said this again. I am a Laborites l am blind , deaf and ignorant. I support wrong when it is convinient to do so

  52. laughing stock
    July 22, 2014

    Dominica has a PM who says and does what he wants how he wants when its convenient for him. It’s almost as if it’s a big joke, like playing marble hole. But no one plays marble hole in the ballot box, they walk in, draw an X an walk out.

  53. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    This Lugay thing is taking too much prominence right now. There are more important issues in this country that needs to be addressed. Government is giving Mr. Lugay too much notoriety. Get to work!

    • Hero Worship
      July 22, 2014

      And why do you think that is?? The government is clueless, the Budget is basically a leaky budget (holding no water), so they’ve grabbed onto the purported ‘scandal’ of Danny Lugay’s statements to make us forget that the Government has no ideas/strategies to kick-start the economy.

      Talking about throwing sand in our eyes…. *claps hands* Bravo Mr. Pm!! Well done.

  54. Rebecca
    July 22, 2014

    Photo of the day, there’s a cross on morne Bruce overlooking roseau, the cross signifies GOD. So how can Dominicans worship skerrit, is he there God, wow shame on you guy especially the Catholics. May GOD have mercy on all you souls for the poor people that’s crying everyday.when your turn comes to die, you will hear I never knew u depart from me go and serve your skerrit .you knew he was doing wrong and you encourage him so you are as guilty as him.

  55. Doc. Love
    July 22, 2014

    If Skeritt does not cause a disruption, who is going to take his budget address seriously. Making the statement is merely to get Dominicans to follow the activities at the Prliament because of the Lugay fiasco. Dominicans are no longer interested in Skeritt’s budget because it is the same rhetoric every year. He reads the budget, he has the majority, it is passed, six months later Parliament is convened to pass the amount of money he has over spent and life moved on until the next year.

    • Doc. Love
      July 22, 2014

      typo: Parliament

  56. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    The Prime Minister is trying to incite violence in Dominica and to use the opportunity to unleash the police with their guns on the people of Dominica. Mr PM, many have gone before you who have tried ruling with their rod of iron and deceit. They all received their just recompense and you are no different. Hide behind the fact that there are people praying for you but be assured the prayers are falling on death ears where injustice and corruption exists. God is an avenger of those who suffer unjustly. Be careful the hole you are seeking to dig for Mr Lugay because you will fall into it. You may need to familiarize yourself with the book of Esther, chapter 7 where we learn on Haman plotting and preparing a gallow for Mordecai and it worked out that he had prepared it for himself.

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      Should read “deaf” not death.

  57. %
    July 22, 2014

    Who is the PM of Dominica, Skerrit or Tony?
    Who is the Commissioner of Police, Carbon or TonY?
    Who is the Attorney General, Levi Peters or Tony?
    Who thinks for Skerrit, Skerrit or Tony?
    Who thinks for Carbon, Carbon or Tony?
    I AM JUST ASKING??????????????????????????????????
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!

  58. roseau north
    July 22, 2014

    why blame hon skerrit when mr astaphans said the parliarment must take action.

    • roseau north
      July 22, 2014

      tony rule

  59. joy
    July 22, 2014

    Mr while PM while I admire you for your courage, please let madame speaker do what she have to do ,she is the one to order him out of the house if he shows up. what mr Lugay did was unacceptable for a senator and politican!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      some of you all Dominicans just cannot stomach apologies, all you so much not accustom with it, it feels strange to you all. Apology is not skerrit thing that’s why he cannot come to grip with it. you never hear people does fight apologies.

  60. Dominican UK
    July 22, 2014

    Kernita was he arrested, before you open your big mouth think again. You guys are the same people who claim that there is no law in DA. i totally agree how can a responsible parliament rep on any side make such a statement shame on you all.
    All you Dominicans are absolute idiots just take a good look at your responses. Is it always an eye for an eye Go Skeritt I say show them how to present themselves.

  61. long
    July 22, 2014

    allu is jus some D.A allu think is jus say tings an get away wit it. stupid. allu turn will come

  62. BlueBlue
    July 22, 2014

    Mr. Skerrit ur Datys are numbered u dat lil dictator dere…

  63. AA
    July 22, 2014

    Innocent untill proven guilty. Which is more damaging the fabricated charge or the dual citizen charge. And that double standard that the police want to use is infuriating people and they need to stop it. We will see how that goes.

  64. combos
    July 22, 2014

    we will not leave the house because skerrit says so we will leave if the constitution says we should. i say stay danny lugay stay and fight. you were wrong to make those remarks but you apologized and you are paying so stay,,,,,

  65. July 22, 2014

    My parents thought me always becareful what I say with my month it can condomed me if am not careful, thats what happened to this senator I believe he should resign theres other folks that can represent his destrict

    • ()
      July 22, 2014

      @DAHMAN Morally depraved HYPOCRITES like you should have been loud in all corners of Dominica calling on Skerrit to resign after he condemed you to Hell. Go To Hell ! Go To Hell! Go To Hell !
      Go to the Holy Bible and read what type of place Hell is. Oh you HYPOCRITE, you should have been on all streets in Dominica calling on Skerrit to resign when he said ‘Man to Man he can Marsh up Dominicans. Woman to Woman He can Marsh Up Dominicans’. People like you or rather HYPOCRITES like you are the real ones who have Dominica in this state that it is today. Whether or not you are one of the begging slaves i don’t know but your HYPOCRISY IS FRIGHTENING.
      Personally i do not think that resigning should be Dannys dictionary. HE SHOULD BE AS RESOLUTE AS EVER.
      We Need Eqyual Rights and Justice in Dominica.

    • Princess
      July 22, 2014

      Utter Rubbish

    • chowmien
      July 22, 2014

      Your parent is your parent, not that of the entire country, so go chill out.

  66. Kernita
    July 22, 2014

    When your dual citizenship case was being heard in the court did you stay out of parliament King Skerrit ? This DOUBLE STANDARD has to stop. DOMINICA does not belong to you king Skerrit.

    • NYC
      July 22, 2014

      you are so dumb,.was the prime minister arrested and granted bail? this is two diffrent kettle of fish..am annoyed at you stupidity..right is right and wrong is wrong..in no other country a member of parliament would be arrested and even accused of a crime and would not resign.

    • ah ha
      July 22, 2014

      You people really do not know the difference between a civil and criminal proceeding…. jeez. No wonder this country can’t get anywhere. The simple and basic comprehension skill is lacking….

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      This is different. I suggest you educate yourself on what an indictable offence is.

    • tech
      July 22, 2014

      lol are u dat stupid? dats totally different gzzzz. it seems dominica still has stupid ppl stupps. workers was the one who took the PM to court was he charged? plz ppl lets stop this stupid politics and wait for election day and vote who we want.

      • Kernita
        July 22, 2014

        is stupid about that. How is it different that Mr. Skerrit was taken to court because it was alledged that he was a dual citizen and Daniel Lugay also taken to court for alledgedly inciting violence???? YOU MUST BE A SPECIAL KINDA STUPID!

  67. VOTER
    July 22, 2014

    I am a voter in the Roseau North constituency and was thinking of switching my vote to Danny as a young man seeking a political career. Now any Government employee who have a criminal charge standing against them would not be employed any more, so Danny stay out of parliament be the bigger man and take some respectful bow.

    • T
      July 22, 2014

      @VOTER You don’t know where you are from. It’s not Roseau North for sure. people don’t speak rubbish and filth like you. Get ready to go the “Red Clinic” on Wednesday to beg for money to buy a tin of milk. The Skerrit led Labour party has made you a slave. You just do not know better.

    • Cart Before Horse
      July 22, 2014

      In world politics, my friend, many, many of the greatest political figures have had charges brought against them and many, many of them have been in prison. (Examples are Ghandi, Mandela, Bhutto and Suu Kyi). Don’t be fooled!

      • The Facts
        July 24, 2014

        You are comparing those great people who fought for human rights and peace to Lugay? You have much to learn. Go and get their books and read them. Better yet, Google their names. You will get ample information about them.

    • Anonymous1
      July 22, 2014

      U liar uwere never going to vote for Danny

    • Brave Hart
      July 22, 2014

      Danny is not a Government employee. Parliament dictates who can be a parlimentarian

      • The Facts
        July 24, 2014

        He is certainly a bad example.

  68. Changer
    July 22, 2014

    insiting violence shameful pm

  69. TRUEMAN
    July 22, 2014

    ***THE RULE OF LAW***

    “Skerrit told state-owned DBS Radio that the government “feels very strongly about” that matter and believes Lugay should not attend parliament”.

    …………………………………………….

    Mr. Prime Minister,
    It’s not what you wish for but what the law calls for.

    Senator: Lugay must abide by the rule of law. Just like you must apply by the rule of law ALWAYS!!!

    We must all let the rule of law apply itself and…. “let the chips fall where they may”.

    Best wishes for us all!

    -Thanks

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      The Prime Minister is entitled to his opinion. That does not mean the Mr. Lugay has to take heed.

  70. Voice
    July 22, 2014

    Skerritt like a caca oui. He just loves it.

  71. roseau
    July 22, 2014

    Skerrit is a hypocrite. Why didn’t you Mr PM stay out of parliament when you had all the passport accusations and other court matters. But is Lugay you want To stay out. What is good for the goose is good for the gander, memwa poulet you have?

  72. %
    July 22, 2014

    Thank You Skerrit for helping Lugay to WIN the Roseau North Constituency so convincingly. I wonder what TIM TIM has said or will say about that. Is it that the corrupt Labour Party led by Skerrit wants to get rid of Tim Tim? Is it that as Tim Tim does not want to go, they are forcing him to go by getting at Lugay? One thing is certain Skerrit, Tony and the rest knows fully well that after their VIOLENT PERSECUTION OF Lugay he cannot lose the constituency!
    I believe that Lugay SHOULD GO TO PARLIAMENT. When he is put out, the people should be mobilised from all corners of Dominica in less that a week, and a MASSIVE MASSIVE MASSIVE demonstration should be held on the streets of Roseau. Always remember i have blogged several times that because of the evil, wicked, satanic,hostile, inept, corrupt, rule of this Labour party on the people of this country, the PARTY IS CURSED BY GOD! It’s a party that has lost its moral authority to govern. They do the wishes of the DEVIL, not the wishes of God.
    Remember they are cursed because of:
    —-GON EMMANUEL
    —-BIN bOBOL
    —–FERTILIZER BOBOL
    —–WANTING TO KILL DOMINICANS like Obama
    is killing Al Quada members
    ——WANTING TO MARSH UP DOMINICANS
    INSULTS LIKE:
    —GO TO HELL 3TIMES
    –IT’S NONE OF YOUR DAM BUSINESS
    –43 cases of Criminal Misconduct
    —unleashing poverty upon the already poor
    —-and bobol bobol bobol!!!!!!
    HOW LONG? HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG! NOT LONG!

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      July 22, 2014

      @% Take it easy, not too long again when you and the rest like you will shut all you a88e up and begin to cry! :cry: :oops: :roll:

      • .
        July 22, 2014

        @FAST N IDIOT….. Go to the Red Clinic on Wednesday for your bread money BUT don’t forget money for the exercise book and the pencil. AN IDIOT LIKE YOU REALLY NEED IT!

      • HIM
        July 22, 2014

        @FAST N (BUFFOON) IDIOT. What kind of garbage is that nah?. So long you are told to go to school, you are still ignoring the call?

    • tech
      July 22, 2014

      wat help, the man did wrong take ur wrong. is all like all u so dat have the country looking stupid i though i would have gone out to vote workers but it seem i will vote freedom.

      • .
        July 22, 2014

        @tech You are just too dumb to see the help. The downfall of Labour is across the road.

      • HIM
        July 22, 2014

        @tech…. Take it easy brother. Don’t be as ignorant as Skerrit is. The seat is now in a BLUE BAG!!!!!! ISN’T THAT GREAT? Please avoid commiting suicide. It does not worth it. The important thing is that Skerrit is being KICKED OUT!

  73. Kernita
    July 22, 2014

    Roosevelt Skerrit truly believes that he is a GOD. PARLIAMENT does NOT belong to you King Skerrit. Danny Lugay my advice to you go to PARLIAMENT.

  74. Views Expressed
    July 22, 2014

    How on earth CAN Satan forgive sins or represent good OR GOD?. This is an oxymoron………who is to guide Skerrit , the Lawyer or tge Dominica’s constitution……….the People of Dominica…or this viral nonsense of deceitfulness, corruption and indecency.
    Anyone who should be disqualified and Taken out of parliament is Roosevelt Skerrit and in that company Ambrose George, all the doctors, the weak and silent women, the Speaker etc…
    Skerrit has NO MORAL AUTHOURITY TO REPRSENT, TALK ON BEHALF OF US DOMINICANS..
    Skerrit …STAY OUT OF DOMNINICA,…YOU HAVE A WRSP SHEET AS HIGH AS MORNE DIABLOTIN……AS WIDE AND DANGEROUS AS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND DESTRCUTTIVE IT NOT WORSE THAN HURRICANE DAVID. YOU ARE EVERYTHING THAT WE SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM……YOU ARE SURROINDED OR HAVE SURROIUBDED YOURSELF BY CORRUPT LAWYERS WHO MAYBE THINK FOR YOU…..AND ACT ON YOUR BEHALF AS YOU DO NOT HAVE THE FORTITUDE AND BALLS TO DO SO.
    DANNY LUGAY IS AN HONURABLE MAN THAT YOU SHOULD EMULATE AS YOUR ROLE MODEL. HE WAS MAN ENOUGH TO APOLOGISE, A WORD NOT IN YOUR VOCABULARY, LET ALONE TO KNOW WHAT IT MEANS.

    CHANGE IS MUST…..TEAM DOMINICA…ALL DOIMINICANS

    • ah ha
      July 22, 2014

      Lugay’s leader is not a big fan od apologising either…. what say you on the matter?

  75. Kalinago
    July 22, 2014

    Did Lugay murder, beat someone up, etc. that he should not be allowed to sit in parliament. Some of the other ministers have committed more serious crimes than the man.

  76. Anonymous
    July 22, 2014

    I agree, he should actually he should resign after his loose words. I will also say that the arrest was not warranted. But people trying for or in public office need to be more responsible with their tongue. On all sides,

    • %
      July 22, 2014

      @Anonymous What should Skerrit have done after his loose words?
      Remenmber he sent slaves like you to hell 3 times?
      Remember he said Man to Man he can Marsh up fools like you?
      Woman to woman he can Marsh Up /Women lke you?
      Yes Madam Speaker This Country is too Free! (Skerrit)
      It’s None of Your Dam business where Labour Party Get Money!
      Were you a dam fool or a MOO MOO when Skerrit insultd you in thsi manner????????? What did you say?
      NOTHING. Well you are morally bankrupt. So Shut The Helll Up!

    • July 22, 2014

      I am residing out of Dominica and I am listening to each and every radio station on the island, and to you Mr Prime Minister, Tony, the two Lawrances, Mervin, Joseph and the rest of the comraders including you Mr Skerrit have uttered worst words than Mr Lugay

      Mr Prime Minister, children learn what they see, what they hear etc, and Sir you as the head of the island together with Tony are the ones instigating violence in Dominica on Kairi and your radio station. This issue is nothing else but political, Sir what goes around comes around, also what goes up must come down, are you not listening to Kairi on Saturday and Tuesday evening, sir one day you will be betray by no one else but Tony, do you know who betrayed The Almighty?.

      I listened together with a few others at my base uttered by one of your comrade, about going after them like President Obama is a big threat to those who oppose your administration
      Mr Prime Minister as. Dominican/ USA Military personnel our mission for going after those who are a threat to our nation is to kill them, destroy them etc not to eat, drink, laugh nor play with them, so Mr Prime Minister, since in Dominica people tend to compare the island with the USA and other countries, Sir these words uttered by this individual regarding going after them like President Obama, if it was in the USA he would be be arrested and charged

      • Sout Man
        July 22, 2014

        Why haven’t you arrested the militia members in Nevada, who had their guns aimed at the officers of the Bureau of Land Management, (BLM)? Obama himself has been called a traitor and accused of treason by the likes of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. How many arrests have you made?

  77. Frank Talker
    July 22, 2014

    Did you, Skerrit, stay away from Parliament while the IPO was looking into your matter? Did you advise Ambrose to stay away form Parliament for the fertilizer bobol matter? When Colin Mcintyre and his brother were implicated in the bin bobol scandal, did you advise Colin to stay away from Parliament? Then, shut up and rush your last days in office, Sir!

    • joe
      July 22, 2014

      were they CHARGED?

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2014

      lugay is obviously guilty. Skerrit was not.

      • Views Expressed
        July 22, 2014

        Absolute Rubbish…..please do not reveal yourself….remain anonymous…..please…!!!!!!

      • JoJo
        July 23, 2014

        You sounding just like them KKK that would hang our people from a tree because they were”obviously guilty”! You realise what your are saying? Lynch mobs are made up of people like you. May God help us to be just.

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