Thomson Fontaine strikes back

Fontaine said the matter was resolved five years ago
Fontaine said the matter was resolved five years ago

United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for Grand Fond, Dr. Thompson Fontaine, has indicated that he is willing to make his bank statements available on condition that prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, does the same.

He was responding to a challenge by Skerrit in the wake of a controversy surrounding the transfer of funds, by Fontaine, from an account of the Dominica Academy of Arts and Science (DAAS) to his personal account. The transaction took place while he served as treasurer of DAAS.

“Thomson need to provide to us his bank statements during that period, provide to us the certificates, the CDs (Certificate of Deposit) that he said he placed the money in,” Skerrit said on Kairi’s Next Level program on the weekend.

Fontaine said he is willing to do so.

“At this point and in the interest of full disclosure I am prepared to make my bank account statement available to the public on the condition that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit makes available to the public copies of his off shore bank accounts statements,” Fontaine told DNO in a statement on Tuesday. “These accounts were all opened after he became Prime Minister, and the public has a right to know the sources of funds currently deposited in those accounts.”

According to Fontaine the matter was resolved and put to rest by DAAS some five years ago. “At the time I chose to resign voluntarily but at no time was any concern voiced by the DAAS Board over my suitability to serve as Treasurer,” he said. “In fact, less than two years later, I resumed my service to the organization in the capacity as acting DAAS Treasurer.”

The former IMF economist said he hopes the prime minister, “will have no difficulty in making these records available to the general public even as I do the same with my private bank account statements.”

Dr. Clayton Shillingford, who was president of DAAS at the time Fontaine was treasurer, had already declared on radio that no funds were misappropriated during his tenure at the organization’s helm.

“Let me declare first of all that there was no misappropriation of funds from the DAAS while I was president,” Shillingford stated.

He described the transactions by Fontaine as an ‘error in judgement.’

Fontaine himself has admitted that it was an error in judgement explaining that he had placed the funds in Certificates of Deposit in his name in order to obtain higher interest rates for DAAS.

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259 Comments

  1. Toomatoe Tomato
    February 20, 2014

    I have been following all the talk on radio and DNO and I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Fontaine and Mr. Linton are not in any position to demand anything from our Prime Minister.

    The Prime Minister though, as the Prime Minister of Dominica can demand anything from them because, he is the Prime Minister and Dominica is his to protect. Dominicans has entrusted him with that responsibility and anyone who appears to disrupt Dominica the Prime Minister has a right to demand of them their motives.

    Neither Mr. Linton nor Mr. Fontaine are as yet in the same league as our Prime Minister. And they must realize that!! Therefore, I must ask them, Are any of you a Prime Minister of any Commonwealth Country? You cannot ask a Prime Minister to debate you! that is rude!! or any other crazy idea that comes to your mind to distract the public from your incompetence. That does not seat well with us. They are not even as yet Members of Parliament. When elections are called maybe then and only then, they can asked for debates and ask for whatever else they want and it will still be up to the Prime Minister if he feels to entertain their request. But not before an election is called and not even then.

    On the other hand, Linton and Fontaine must come out with full transparency to the Dominican Public if they want to replace the Prime Minister or represent us in any of the 21 constituency.

    It is not the other way and they and their supporters must be made aware of that.

  2. smell a rat ta tat
    February 20, 2014

    Why is the silence of DAAS membership so loud. It seems that the board kept things quiet from the membership. Ask Clayton Shillingford, Gabriel Christian & Peter St jean why they didn’t inform DAAS membership of Thompson’s actions & the reasons for not informing the membership of what was going on.

  3. blackman NET
    February 20, 2014

    I really need an answer to this one……how does a school teacher…..who never owned a business…..never did business……never studied business….become prime minister whose salary tops off at 5,000.00 XCD dollars, within a space of about 10 years as prime minister become a millionaire…..and there are people who have been in business for over 30 years and they don’t have millions in their bank account…..because what I’m saying is as the Prime Minister of a country your main concern or main agenda is to serve the Dominican people……cause i can’t understand it from where I’m looking at it……any suggestions ????…….Peace

  4. tin
    February 19, 2014

    sorry came out

  5. Papa John
    February 19, 2014

    Charlie, you are slipping up my boy! Never cluster your blogs and never, never use the phrase “reverse psychology”, remember the lessons? Above all, there is always someone smarter than you and that may just be some Dominican, where you least expect it. Just make sure Roosevelt settles your hefty bill before he falls you depart to practise your craft elsewhere.

  6. Tyre hit de road
    February 19, 2014

    PM skerrit Keep digging himself deeper into all sorts of pits …Who the heck are his advisers… Now he has to go present all his pay stubs of the Dominica Government and he will have to verify all that stuff

  7. February 19, 2014

    an honest person will see that skerritt and the so called labour party is frighten of Dr thomson fontaine

  8. dominican
    February 19, 2014

    i am a young voter an if you calling for the PM to show his bank statements an we hearing all them things about you don’t you think to clear your name that would be the best thing to do. i want to know if i vote for the uwp that they will not bring my country to its knees again we have been though so much i wouldn’t want to see Dominica in that again

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      Are you for real.de country can go no lower,after haiti is dominica.

      • spanish inquisition
        February 20, 2014

        Be Careful what you say…the power of words…you haven’t experienced misery yet…shame on you.

      • .
        February 20, 2014

        Remember Thomson Fontaine went to the diaspora and said these very same words. They bringing down their country every opportunity they get just to get in power. What a shame!

      • .
        February 21, 2014

        Can you prove that? The majority of Dominicans did not believe this last election. The IMF and World Bank does not believe this. Where do you get your information?

    • February 19, 2014

      @ dominican. May I Ask You what name clearing are You Referring to or Suggesting? If It Dr. Thompson Fontaine’s, May I just suggests that You Search The many detailed Articles by Dno on Dr. Thompson Fontaine including this matter. May You take time if possible to read the many contributions of the many Readers,With Knowledge, Wisdom,Understanding. Many Teaching As They Share. As a Young Voter it is necessary to read,and listen to news, for it is Good to be informed. Therefore, You can take informed decision,for All must Give Account and Will Be Responsible for Their Actions.
      With LOVE,Let Me Encourage You To Seek THE LORD GOD,Your and Our Creator For Change. For Only WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. The Team All Who Are Willing Are Doing The Work,For This We Are Pleased and THANKFUL TO THE LORD. Knowing and Remembering “Faith Without Works Is Dead. ”

      Ask OF THE LORD Your GOD what HE WANTS You To Do? Please Remember To Be Willing and Obedient To HIS WORD.

      Welcome Such Blessings To Know You Are Willing and Please Share THE GOOD WORD With Others. Sharing LOVE.WE Are Saying THANK YOU LORD Our GOD AMEN.

  9. February 19, 2014

    People Is This being overlooked by so many?

    Can Someone Tell Me,how can it be explained how that The prime minister ,if it is a fact has offshore banking accounts. How does this done. Does he live and work outside of Dominica? Does the prime minister of Dominica operating a private business or businesses while he is occupying the office of prime minister, minister of finance etc?

    These Questions are fundamental as He would refer To Them. You may say He is working and getting paid as prime minister, however Remember He told Us He built his home at such a cost. He got married. He is a parent and All these have costs that goes and comes alone With Them All. Remember being in the office of prime minister ,there are restrictions on things such as gifts that can be Given and Received, Protocols etc.

    Dno normally writes what is said to them. Read this article and the previous that prompted this response from Dr. Thompson Fontaine.It is not clear to Me that the prime minister knows what CDs are or was so angry and spoke in a way People Like Me may not understand.

    Sir,I Heared You were an English Teacher.Same I understand is on Record You taught English at College. Please Correct Me If I am wrong. Did You Appreciate that Job Sir.If it resorts to You having to Teach at School Again, Will You Be Willing to Offer Your so Cherished and noble Services? Sir Remember as a Leader You are Teaching many followers and many willing o follow. Remember Leaders must live by Example or else there will be confusion.

    This is the time where I ask what Report The Many You Taught have of You Sir? A good, satisfactory, unsatisfactory, excellent or regretful Report knowing That You taught Them.I know there must be allowance made for Those Who May Choose not to grade You or not show Gratefulness. To this date I have not heard or seen Those Who Blow Your trumpet and People can Stand and Say What a Beautiful Sound. When someone blows his trumpet it is said ‘something is wrong with this person.’

    For Example I Have Heard many times,People going way back Remembering and Say Thank You Teachers Helping Them from Pre-school Days and Age. This Shows How Well They were Taught and Learned As A Result. It can Be Explained that Good Teaching And Good Learning Of Information, that Such Information may never be forgotten.

    Sir Are You Aware Of The Record Mr. Dr. Thompson Fontaine Holds For Number Of Students With Top Grades, Grade Ones Passes and Those With Distinction, Scholarships. Those Who Have Grown to Doing Well in their Chosen field of work.The Students Go So Far To Say No Child was left behind in class. I Say What a Sacrifice and What A Teacher. These Are The People Blowing His Trumpet. People like Me Who Hears It,Stand and Say What A Beautiful Sound.

    Talking about Respect For The Students, that is their confession. Recently I heard An Adult Say for The World Hear,that Because of His Wisdom, knowledge, Humble Character She Had ‘A Crush’ on Him, and She so wanted Him to know, but only got the chance to tell Him recently. This was a past Student Dr.Thompson Taught. This To Us Says and Shows the heart of Well being He Had Towards the Students To See Them Do Well, lifting the Heads of Parents and Those Who Worked Had Sacrificing Much To Send Them To Shool.THANK YOU LORD He Respected Them In Every Way. Sharing LOVE AND care With Them As He Would Appreciate Receiving like An Innocent Student at the mercy of a Teacher.

    Mr. Dr Thompson Fontaine The Record stand, speaks and bears witness. Keep It Up ,that Is What We Ask For.Thank You Sir.THANK YOU LORD FOR SUCH GIFTS AND BLESSINGS.

    • forreal
      February 19, 2014

      so what does offshore banking accounts has to do with the everyday operation of the government,anybody can own offshore banking accounts,as long if it’s their own personal monies,i thought he would have asked of the government’s handling of public funds,and records show’s,that the countries funds are handled by the treasury

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2014

      If you have any proof of Skerrit off shore banking activities please bring it forward. So far its only hearsay.

      Having said all these good things about Thomson Fontaine I would like him to further enhance that wonderful image and disclose all information about the DAAS money transfer. All we need is answers to all the inconsistencies between the e-mails, Dr Fontaine’s and Clayton Shillingford’s statements.

      Al we are asking is that they (uwp) show we the people that they are serious when they claim that they are running on a platform of good governance and transparency. Lead by example otherwise their words and campaign slogans mean nothing.

      At least Mr Fontaine should do the honorable thing like he claims he did by resigning from DAAS. Withdraw his campaign for public office at least until all questions have been satisfactorily answered. So far all we are seeing is more cover ups and more unanswered questions.

    • ##D.A.##.
      February 20, 2014

      I fell asleep already.

  10. For Richer Or Poorer
    February 19, 2014

    That reminds me when another Candidate in the last election said he declared his assets and called on another member to declare his to the IPO and then we hear he was on the late list.
    Honesty.

    The spin bowlers. Weypapa.

    Like people with dual citizenship challenging other people they think have dual citizenship.

    The pot calling the kettle black.

    Weypapa.

    Alas Bondieu. The same thing over and over. Who can ever believe people like that to tell us the truth.

    Alas put a halo on their heads okay, because their wrongs are mistakes and that make them right and other people wrongs are well wrongs and should be punished with ti-wa-yo.

    Weypapa.

    Good thing most Dominicans make up their own minds.

  11. truthman
    February 19, 2014

    ok was the bin boblo and error in judgement or theft i wonder

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2014

      You mean an overpayment for some gabage bins which was later rectified.

  12. looking
    February 19, 2014

    Folks for argument sake. Ask both individuals to show all their documents (Passports, Bank Statements )etc and case close

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2014

      who gets to show first?

  13. NKRUMAH KWAME
    February 19, 2014

    Dr. Fontaine, Honourable Dr. Skerrit Prime minister of Dominica, will NEVER do as you requested; he is too much of a DEMAGOGUE.

    HOTEP.

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2014

      He should not. Dr Fountain is the one who decided to vie for public office and find himself with a very questionable past concerning his financial activities as DAAS’ treasurers. After all, the man has aspirations of being the nation’s minister of finance.

  14. love
    February 19, 2014

    we need change :-D :-D :-D

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2014

      What kind of change?

      • Fachine
        February 20, 2014

        Not pocket change, but change we can believe in.

  15. Truly Embarassed
    February 19, 2014

    Dr. Fontaine and fellow classmate, I think you missed an opportunity to stand out as different, but its not too late. But by making the publication of your statements conditional, you have placed yourself in a similar category to the PM, A place the Thompson I knew does not belong.

    I urge you to consider publishing your statements and then put the PM under pressure to do likewise.

    • JoJo
      February 19, 2014

      You guys are just pathetic. You make it appear these sentiments coming from UWP or Dr. Fontaine supporters and designed to sow doubt in their minds. We not falling for that crap. You think all Dominicans stupid? You are not even close to Machiavelli, more close to Dr. Faust.

    • February 19, 2014

      @ ‘Truly Embarrassed’,Please be clear and let Us know what are You for or against?
      Are You putting Dr.Fontaine in a category You said You Know He does not belong? Especially,You Refer To Dr. Fontaine as a former classmate and that You Knew Him.
      May I ask Do You Remember what You said yesterday? A matter of five years ago, addressed via media for as many as possible may hear and read. Such was taken care of,by those directly involved. After Dr. Thompson resigned, did You read that just a few years later He able to take up that same role where He functioned before. Did You not read that the then president of the organization (DAAS) spoke up and to We The People?

      Please take some time to appreciate the work of Dno onthe many detailed and timely articles. Thank You for reading and Sharing. Do You Believe You Can Do Your Part,According TO THE LORD’S WILL TO Bring Change For A People So In Need OF THE LORD FOR CHANGE To Be Effective And Possible.

      • .
        February 21, 2014

        This part about Dr Fontaine taking up the same post he resigned from is untrue. the DAAS cease to function as an organization. this was conveyed by Gabriel Christian and Vincent John, former board members of the DAAS, in the e-mails posted to Thomson Fontaine

    • February 19, 2014

      @Truly Embarassed, what pressure? You should be because you missed a letter in your last name. Revisit.

  16. February 19, 2014

    While We Are here Let Us Speak.LORD YOU HAVE PROVIDED. Dno Thank You

    Honorable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit,Sir It Is Due Time that You Start Showing Respect.For Such Respect Have Been Earned Through The Favor OF GOD.These Are Blessings. For Many without the information, the office/position is referred to as Honorable. Sir I have Listened To Dr. Thompson Fontaine for Years and I Have not heard Dr. Fontaine disrespect You.I do not think it Will ever Be Heard that Dr. Fontaine disrespect You. That is not in His genetic make up. We Will Pray For THE LORD TO BE WITH Him Continually. Dr Thompson Fontaine Sir always refer to The Office You occupy and Your name,even Calling You Mr long before You said You were married. Therefore You must Remember He Was Blessed and Earned The Dr.Rate that Was Bestowed Upon Him. All Of This Can Be Proven.

    Mr. Prime Minister why are You trying to Push Your ideology on the Citizens of the Island,as if to hate? It appears like one is trying to prevent them from receiving,keeping, understanding and Doing THE TRUTH.

    People Know THE TRUTH, For Knowing THE TRUTH Will Set You Free. Free In Mind and Spirit, To Act And take Decisions in Line With THE TRUTH. For there is no law which can stand against THE TRUTH. THE LORD IS TRUTH. The prime minister is not the source OF TRUTH,for if it was the case, We would not be considered by Him and seen by him as worthy To Know And Receive THE TRUTH.

    Please Know WHO GUIDES You and What You Are Guided By. Let no one deceive You. Be not Deceived. Take Heed TO THE TRUTH so You Will not Be lost.

  17. Too Late
    February 19, 2014

    @Fast N Furious. If Skeritt makes his account info available you get
    a job under NEP
    A red clinic hand out
    A trip compliments CIT Airline
    And two lovely toilets

  18. Anonymous
    February 19, 2014

    @Fast N Furious. If Skeritt makes his account info available you get
    a job under NEP,
    A trip compliments CIT Airline,
    A red clinic handout
    And two lovely 2 toilets

  19. HNIC
    February 19, 2014

    People do not be only about party but be about the facts. Fact one: What Thompson did was wrong. And he should have known that as he is an economist.
    Fact two: Tit for tat is not good politics. You cant ask someone to present something that you can’t prove. If the PM has and offshore account you can not prove that. You are basically saying that he has been making false declarations to the IPO.
    Fact three, it can be proven that what Thompson did was wrong.
    Fact four, your slate must be spotless when looking upon others.
    Fact five, what you can not prove does not exist!

    Only the FACTS matter people. Not what we feel or think.

  20. New jersey
    February 18, 2014

    Skerro u forget that this is the same Dr Thompson Fontain u had ask to represent the Labour Party in the last general election u forget well I am just reminding u we rolling with Thompson for sure it’s a sure win for the DOC

    • LEE
      February 19, 2014

      He said he was’nt working for pennies.

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2014

      That was when he believed that Fontaine was an honorable man and had Dominica’s best interest at heart? So far, these qualities are questionable.

      • boyie
        February 20, 2014

        state you name… Anonymous?????????????

  21. Ron
    February 18, 2014

    There is a word or phrase in psychology for that stunt Thomson just pulled. Somebody help me….. Not reverse psychology.

    • DANZIGER
      February 20, 2014

      My name is quer querellemar.

  22. February 18, 2014

    Fontaine you already stress out go and get some rest you need to step down as leader you can’t lead
    Doctor’s advice

    • DA
      February 19, 2014

      Labor Party winners in the next election !!!!!!

  23. February 18, 2014

    I wonder who are people advising Skerrit, they suppose to be people swiming in degrees and yet they are doing such a poor job, by leting him get in so much trouble :-D :-D

    • DANZIGER
      February 20, 2014

      Team Dominica.

  24. Dread
    February 18, 2014

    Fontaine even looking Eddo he doh even start to get blows yet :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • T
      February 18, 2014

      Don’t play with him because he can send blows too. Ask Skerrit about him.

      • Dread
        February 18, 2014

        Thompson blows can’t trouble a baby. He is a featherweight. Skeritt have him on the ropes. :-D :-D :-D

  25. Uk blogg
    February 18, 2014

    These so called labour spin xxxx are very limited in that they are desperately deflecting the focus from the main issues that Dominicans are facing but they are venturing into the mircky waters that they themselves are drawning in, which is stealing the countries wealth and empoverishing their own supporters. (It is good that some of these supporters are now enlightened, empowered and will help vote them out…). It takes a real fool to not conclude that this so called PM is damn corrupt ,disrespectful and dishonest. You dont need a bank statement to prove that. Look at his his modest house and how can a teacher, voted PM become a millionair over night with no other visible or legal source of income? Politics aside it is not possible in Dominica except you are imvolved in un shady and dudgy dealings on the backs of your poor people…you enter on Rosie back crying corruption and your chief spin xxxx who investigated could not prove a thing but now you teaching the art of corruption and deception… you must go!!!!! Dominicans should not tolerate this contuct from its elected officials.

    • February 18, 2014

      You need to get your facts straight before you talk come back to your country and make a contribution

      • Anonymous
        February 19, 2014

        What contribution are you making beggar?

  26. %
    February 18, 2014

    Just put Skerrit infront of a microphone and he will hang himself.
    VERY GOOD RESPONSE FROM THE LEARNED DOCTOR.
    HOW ON EARTH A COUNTRY COULD HAVE SUCH A LEADER!

    • February 19, 2014

      @%, you may be right, but you want to jump from the frying pan and into the FIRE?

  27. watching and listeni
    February 18, 2014

    The Dr. Thompson Fontaine I know
    by Catherina Cheryl Allan
    My first exposure to Dr. Thompson Fontaine is when he taught me a statistics class at UWI extension program several years ago. He was a teacher at heart and I can guarantee you that no student was left behind in class. At that time, I thought, “this guy is not much older than me, how did he amass all of this knowledge”? Needless to say, he was exceptional as a teacher to the point where I laughed out loudly when I saw my friends in the US colleges struggling with the same statistical concepts. I became their tutor to ensure they understood the concepts.
    Later, I was asked to help with the RDF organization. After enquiring about the mission of the organization, I agreed to help. Despite all the bad press in Dominica, we simply were a group of Dominicans who wanted to help in any way shape or form- For love of country. Computers for schools, hospital supplies, sports equipment’s, etc. We organized a symposium in New York in 2005. It is during the planning and preparation for this symposium that I saw the real metal that Dr. Thompsons is made of.
    Dr. Fontaine is selfless Dominica national. Although he had worked very hard for this PhD, he is no Clarence Thomas. Instead he has never missed an opportunity to steer scholarship information to a young Dominican so that they can also have the opportunity to experience higher education. When Dr. Fontaine heard of the plight of our fellow Laplainian, Charles Lawrence, he spearheaded the effort to ensure that we gave Charles a fighting chance. He managed The Charles Lawrence Kidney Transplant Fund and that he did so excellently! As a result of his leadership and the fact that he left no stone unturned, they young man had his kidney transplant and is doing well. We are extremely grateful for his efforts of mobilizing people, knocking on every door and managing the funds to effect change in Charles’s life.
    In addition, Dr. Fontaine is one of the most resourceful people I know. I remember a representative from the Houston Dominica Association calling me to say that they could get a container load of hospital supplies but they had no way to shipping it to Dominica. I called Dr. Fountain to ask for help to facilitate this request. Literally within 30 minutes, Dr. Fontaine managed to get a Dominican Organization to pay for the shipping costs and got the Government to agree to let this container into the country duty free.
    Dr. Fontaine always answers to every call from anyone regarding the Dominica which he cherishes. He answered the call when to assist with the “Better Dominica conference held in New York in 2008 to lend his expertise and helped make it a success.
    No job is too big and no job is too small for Dr. Fontaine. We published a news magazine called ‘Waitikubuli-Tall is her Body”. Dr. Fontaine and I photocopied the magazine and collated them up to 3am in the morning because we both worked full time jobs. We needed to be at work at 8 am the following morning. There were no complains just pure love for country. I knew at that time that this Dominican was one of the most patriotic sons of the Dominica.
    I remember discussing with Athenia Henry who was another member of our organization, “We need men like this to lead Dominica. We need to pray for him”. At that time I felt very strongly about that statement. I now understand that God’s time is not our own. Dr. Fontaine needed to go around the world to Afghanistan, Vietnam, Kabul, Niger, Asian countries, and other African countries for reasons that we now understand. He had to gather all of experience as he advised the governments on their currencies and how to repair their economy. Today, our Dominican Economy and the entire country are in shambles. We are grateful that Dr. Fontaine has made the sacrifice to leave his exemplary career in the US and come down to Dominica to run a grassroots campaign to help save our country.
    Dr. Fontaine is an epitome of a high class, educated, honest leader and full of integrity. He has no problems being a follower because he is an intelligent humble person. He sets the standards and leads by example. Despite the onslaught of attacks by the Government’s henchmen, his communications have remained honest, classy and above board.
    Contrary to the deceptive notion of his opponents that Dr. Fontaine is unemployed; he has been consulting with various Caribbean countries on their economies. All he needs is his computer and he continues to work. His focus is now salvaging our beautiful Dominica, so people like me and everyone who have migrated can have a country to go back home to. So we can walk the streets in peace, so we can get treated for a stroke in our country without having to be flown to Martinique for medical help. We are fortunate to have Dr. Fontaine to pick up the mantle to work on our behalf. Dr. Fontaine is an inspirational, hardworking example for our young people to emulate and a gift from God in these desperate times that Dominica is facing. We will continue to pray for his protection and strength to liberate our beautiful Dominica.

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      February 18, 2014

      Cherly,I would appreciate if you would write a narration about Tele in the manner your narrated Thomson.Again I’d rather vote for Telemaque Allan rather than Thomson Fontaine.

    • just reply
      February 19, 2014

      Great article. We need people like DR Fontaine to lead Dominica this is our chance. Lets do it for our country, our children, and our selves.

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      Having said all these good things about Thomson would you please tell him to show some class, transparency and good judgement and answer all the questions which keep growing about his money transfer activities in DAAS. Mr Shillingford tried to explain things but he made a royal mess. He contradicted himself several times. New information keep coming out which leads us to believe that there was some form of wrongdoing. Thomson, please come clean. Lies only complicate things. You made a mistake-no big deal. The only way to deal with it is to come clean.

    • Reader
      February 19, 2014

      Dominicans see dr before a name and they jump. Dropping dr. Dr. You all too interested in status. Omg lmao.

    • Roseau
      February 19, 2014

      LABOR all the way !!!!!!

    • Gary
      February 19, 2014

      Wow,thanks for the glowing comments you made, telling us your personal experience working with Dr.Fontain describing and explaining his patriotism to his beloved country, his integrity and his contribution at the grass roots level giving his help where needed which I sincerely believe to be true.But the one thing that got my attention is your belief that he is the one to save our Country.Why do you think an Economist turned Politician who worked for The world Bank is the person needed to solve Dominica Problems,wow.

      Have you asked your self where the kind of Politics that is eating away our country got it roots from.We can all have our own Political beliefs about The Government, The Country and visions as to how we want our country to be but never have we questioned the kind of Politics we are embroiled in, a politics of endless allegations, character assassination,and the feeding of negative perception.

      I would like to know how Dr.Fountain feels to have allegations made against him.Dr.Fontaine has used his News Blog to make endless allegations regarding the Government writing endless negative press regarding The Country, showing a lack of due diligence in reporting.The PM lunched a lawsuit against him regarding the Economic Citizenship Program alleging a known terrorist was the holder of a Dominican passport.When Dr. Fontaine entered the Political arena what make him think the Government is going to sit back and and not retaliate,that is the game of Politics playing out right before us.It is sad to see that The Government has chosen to engage in such politics.

      The only way this kind of Politics can be stopped is by the people demanding and end to such type of Politics letting the Politicians know enough is enough.The former owner of DNO Merrick Andrew New Years message of January 1st, 2011 New Year’s Message to Labourites and UWPites is a message that should be read by all.

      • THE WATCHMAN
        February 19, 2014

        Thank you Ms Allan

        Character describes a person’s inner strength and is the link between values and one’s behavior. CHARACTER IS WHO YOU ARE!! It defines you and guides your everyday actions. Dr. Fontaine is a man of strong and honorable character who supports the values of loyalty for Dominica and Her people Integrity is steadfast adherence to a strict moral and ethical code of conduct. Dr. Fontaine embodies strong character and integrity.

        I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Fontaine and observed his integrity and honesty, woven through the fabric of professional ethics. He was always competent, confident, open, honest, and showed moral strength and courage in all his undertakings. He was a great leader who was willing to provide strength, inspiration, educate, train and promote self-development for the greater good. He sought to establish standards that would provide purpose, direction and motivation. He took the time to listen and encourage ideas and learned how to time his action on any given situation in order to take the right action at the right time.

        As a leader he always remembers that we communicate standards by example, by what is ignored and rewarded. He knows what and how we communicate either builds or harms the effectiveness of the message. Dr. Fontaine knows that as a leader, his values, integrity and character can impact greatly on the effectiveness of the message. We need more men and women like Dr. Fontaine – leaders with strong and honorable character. It is good to know that the leaders who stand out in history have shown the kind of honorable character that Dr. Fontaine possesses.

        I am proud that I am Dominican and that this great man of moral ethics and strong character calls our Dominica home.

        Dr. Fontaine is loyal to our Nation, a “true son of the soil”. He is an inspiring example for our young people to follow, a worthy role model of integrity and honorable character.

        Thank you

      • .
        February 21, 2014

        @watchman He is certainly not showing none of these qualities. If you believe all that about him ask him to come clean.

    • February 19, 2014

      @watching and listeni, there is one problem. LENNOX SHOULD BE TRAILING THOMSON AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. According to you, Thomson is ALL THAT yet he is doing all of the FOOTWORK for LENNOX to ENJOY the position of Prime Minister. Do you not agree that THOMSON, and NOT LENNOX, should be in the running for that position. Since THOMSON will LISTEN to you, because you are buddies, you should ENCOURAGE him to switch roles with LENNOX. You may be right, he probably would do a better job than Roosevelt. I can assure you, based on your knowledge of him, he would most certainly win over Lennox, as Prime Minister. Advise him to set Lennox aside and take over the leadership position.

      Myself and every Dominican, at home and abroad, would like to see progress. Dominica moving forward. I DO NOT SEE LENNOX TAKING US THERE. LENNOX IS TOO HUNG UP ON THOMSON WORKING AND HE, LENNOX, TAKING THE CREDIT.

      LENNOX VS. ROOSEVELT, I HEAR “THE POT TELLING THE KETTLE ITS BOTTOM IS BLACK”.

  28. %
    February 18, 2014

    Wasn’t it the same Skerrit who asked for Linton to remove the cloak of journalism and to get into the ring? From the very day Linton did so, the man has been demented. NOW HE IS PLAYING WITH MORE FIRE.
    Let us hear you now on the offshore bank accounts Skerrit WILL YOU TAKE THE LEARNED DOCTOR TO COURT?.
    THANK YOU FOR STRENGTHENING FONTAIN’S STANDING IN HIS CONSTITUENCY.If you were believing that you would underperform with grade ‘F’, after 14 long years, you cannot debate because of your low intellect, and win an election on dishonesty, Well the news is DOMINICANS HAVE LARGELY REJECTED YOU AND YOUR GUTTER POLITICS ALREADY.
    If i could i would put a microphone next to your mouth every minute. Let you destroy yourself.

  29. mosbo
    February 18, 2014

    Skerrit i wish to give u some advise, whoever advised u to ask Dr, Fontaine to present his accounts to the public has just put u in so much problems, u can no longer run. Get rid of that person, but u know what Skerrit i feel sorry for u because u cannot do it. Dominicans a shock to know that u have off shore accounts. what a rich man u have become, but Skerrit let me tell u, time is now running out on u. U have score in ur own goal. U have play with god for too long, u will now understand, Call on ur Pastor Joseph and St.Claire the one who made u and Gabu hug and make up in the states. what u did not know we know about it? u making joke. May the god lord guide u. U DAYS A NUMBERED.

    • February 19, 2014

      @mosbo, have you not heard, EVERY BIG BOY HAS AN OFFSHORE ACCOUNT. NAME ONE WHO DO NOT. Thomson will have to subpoena these documents.

  30. UWP
    February 18, 2014

    I told you guys that Thompson should resign, he is hurting our party. Say what you want but to say and admit that he had an error in judgment is not enough. We are loosing points. His action doesn’t support what ae are preaching.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 19, 2014

      They think that because they are able to use Simmbot English to entertain people and have several Phd they can pull the wool over our eyes. Well by their fruits you now know them. We have common sense and will not be taken for a ride. Resignation or not does not matter. He and his crew must go. That is the change.

  31. FAST N FURIOUS
    February 18, 2014

    In my opinion once you declare yourself officially as one who wants to govern a nation you have become a public figure and should prove to the people your Integrity,honesty and Transparency.Thomson is vying for PM and to control the finance of the State so the people have a moral obligation to question and know all that they can about him.So far he is failing to convince the Nation he is capable,competent and trustworthy to do so.The nation wouldn’t like to know that the TREASURY WENT EMPTY BY AN ERROR OF JUDGEMENT.

    • yes
      February 18, 2014

      he want just tell ur pm bring his own.i bet you he will not.the the same way he did not show his FRENCH PASSPORT

      • Anonymous
        February 19, 2014

        He won the case. Thomson should seek to vindicate himself.

      • February 19, 2014

        @yes, am I missing something here? Did Lennox hand over the reigns to Thomson? If yes, fine. If not, Thomson has NO LEGS TO STAND ON.

    • ............
      February 18, 2014

      Didn’t the PM confirmed his victory at the polls for the next general election on Sunday in Grandfond, why worry about Fontaine becoming next minister of finance, are we doubting the PM?

      • Anonymous
        February 19, 2014

        It is in keeping with uwp’s policy of good governance and transparency.

    • NKRUMAH KWAME
      February 19, 2014

      I concur with you on this but do you agree ALSO, that the PM should make his account available as requested by Fontaine? If you don’t, you would extremely biased.

      I await your response.

      Kindest regards.

  32. dissident
    February 18, 2014

    hit him where it hurts Fontaine …….i salute you

    SET DE AGENDA FOR DLP TO FOLLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      DLP does not want to follow the kind of practice that Fontaine did with the DAAS funds. Sorry! He needs to talk slow so we can understand we are a bit slow but we are really trying to understand. No malice intended.

  33. FAST N FURIOUS
    February 18, 2014

    Dem days there is a new equation in Algebra..Voley,bobol,from to = error in judgement.. :twisted:

    • ?
      February 18, 2014

      BIN BOBOL passport sale, fertilizer bobol;, GON EMMANUEL FIREBOMBING and attempted murder, kickbacks, villas,Mr Chens EC$ 54 000 000.00 disappearance,selling of diplomatic passports and the list goes on and on and on.

      • FAST N FURIOUS
        February 19, 2014

        @?..those are error in judgement would you agree?

  34. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    Grand fond people never support their very own and that has been happening for a long time ……no wonder they left the nice land in rosalie and ran up the hill.

  35. bigPICTURE
    February 18, 2014

    If Skerrit doesn’t provide what the “man of impeccable integrity” requests, does it mean we would have to accept that Dr Fontaine just had an “error in judgement” ?

    Who doesn’t know that you shouldn’t transfer someone else’s money to your personal account, without their authorisation? Thomson Fontaine . . . I guess

    • chinese
      February 18, 2014

      ha it’s economic, somebody never put some money in your account to make interest for u to go for a visa. nonsense at least he never thief it boo boo

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      So far he has not shown any integrity. Mr. Fontaine, please come clean.

  36. PossiItassiDoorGlass
    February 18, 2014

    I do not mean to disrespect the Office of the Prime Minster, but, when the Prime Minister insist of misleading the Nation, people like me have a responsibility to expose his dishonesty… Speak the truth Prime Minister.
    I listened with interest to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s demands for Mr Thompson Fontaine to present all his private banking transactions for public scrutiny…I wondered if this was a Court Order from the Caribbean Court of Justice, and, wondered since when PM Skerrit was appointed a Judge of the CCJ.
    Then I read Mr. Fontaine saying he had no problem with the PMs request and that he will make his private/ personal banking information available to the public but also demanded PM Skerrit to make his private banking transactions, including his Off Shore banking transactions public since he, Mr Fontaine was concerned about the various allegations of corruption against the PM.
    Now I understand this is no court matter and the Office for Integrity in Public Office/ Office of the Umboardsman, is taking so long to investigate matters of corruption, I am calling on him to start an immediate investigation into both Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Mr Thompson Fontaine…
    Let’s see who is the real demon here… Tommy Lee? Roosevelt Skerrit? Or Thompson Fontaine?

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      This is just a cop out. Fontaine cannot try to turn the tables. He is the one being questioned for obvious reasons-not the PM. The more information that keeps coming in is the more questions that will be asked. He should just deal with it like a man-he has not done that. Trying to sweep it under the rug will not help.

  37. warma
    February 18, 2014

    I must laugh at the people here who are trying desperately to defend the PM. People, try as you may, Skerrit not getting out of this one without a scratch. The man has been peddling BS for quite a while and when you do that consistently, you’re inevitable going to come round full circle and step in your own BS. For years the public has been demanding records of this man’s assets, and he has refused. As a PUBLIC servant, it is obligatory on his part that he submits those documents. But he’s made a mockery of the regulations and no one seems willing to admonish him. Worse yet, people are encouraging him. I am willing to bet that these same appeasers would not go for this had the situation been reversed. I hear the argument that others have done it in the past; my response is – does that make it right? Since we were born our parents have instilled in us the mantra that 2 wrongs do not make a right; why are some people willing to accept it because its “their” man? People like that lack moral fibre.

    Skerrit, let me tell you something; your days are numbered. First, you challenged Lennox to enter the ring – he did so and is now inflicting damage to you. Secondly, you made a critical mistake by allowing the UWP to coalesce around an articulate leader – face it, the UWP was disorganized 18 months ago. Now they’re on the march. Say what you want about Lennox, the man is articulate and is capable of conveying his message in plain English. You, on the other hand, cannot handle that and you resort to maypwi – that’s not going to get you far. You’ve allowed the party’s supporters to select a leader to whom they’ve all rallied around. Third – you allowed them time to build a formidable team of candidates to contest the various seats. Now you are locked in a battle of bank statements. How can you be so short-sighted as to NOT see that Thomson was going to challenge you on this? You set yourself up. Worse yet, if Thomson becomes the next Finance Minister, his training in Forensic Accounting will surely serve him well tracking down all the money you have hidden away. The man worked for the IMF; the man knows how banks and governments operate; the man has bank and government contacts. These contacts may not now be able to tell him anything because he’s a private citizen, but as Minister of Finance, they will tell him. And don’t forget, money leaves a trail, you cannot avoid that, and in this day and age, everything is recorded electronically, so you pwi – it’s just a matter of time, and I suspect you know that, which explains this epic battle with Thomson. But you’ve made a critical mistake by asking him for his bank records. This is noose around your neck that no one can take off, except you, and the only way is to release your records.

    • John
      February 18, 2014

      He needs to account for the millions of Chinese money, millions China is using to try and buy the Island for a new colony. He also must account for the millions from the sale of citizenship and passports.

    • Suspect
      February 18, 2014

      What happen the P.M. needs extra security from persons like you? This seems very threatening

    • %
      February 18, 2014

      Most appropriate response from the learned Doctor. After 15 years Skerrit cannot debate the achievements of his corrupt party, he knows that he cannot respond to all the nefarious deeds committed by his gang posing as a government, so he sticks his nose in what he knows nothing about.Honesty Skerrit is the last Domninican alive to question anyones integrity as far as money is concerned.Skerrit if what Dr Fontaine has said about you having the secret bank accounts is NOT true, WHY WON’T YOU TAKE HIM TO COURT SIR? ARE YOU GOING TO LET I PASS LIKJE THE VILLAS?.You seem to be the PM who cannot learn.
      REMEMBER YOU ASKED FOR LINTON TO GET INTO THE RING?
      SEE WHY SKERRIT WILL NEVER DEBATE? His closet is too ladened with skeletons?
      CHANGE IS NOT AN OPTION, IT’S A MUST.
      YOU SHALL BE KICKED OUT.

    • yickle boy
      February 18, 2014

      We need Fontaine’s US Credit Report too!!! for the past ten years,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ok

      yikle o and yickle k

    • UWP
      February 18, 2014

      Two wrongs don’t make a right? Are you refering to US Citizen Ron Green who represented the UWP in parliament while he held and travelled on a US passport. Once it was revealed that Skeritt and StJean were french citizens the UWP challenged them, took them to court saying that they were illegally elected.. It was ok for Ron Green not OK for Skeritt and St. Jean. .. It is extremely laughable when you try to defend Fontaine asking the PM to to disclose his offshore bank account statements. If Fontaine has information on offshore accounts held by Skeritt, he should publish it or at least give us the name of the bank where these accounts are held. Fontaine situation is not heresay, rumours or empty political attacks. The information concerning the withdrawal of three amounts totalling $27500 over a period of about 9 months from the DASS account by Dr Fontaine and placed in accounts in his name is a FACT. Why is it a fact? It is a fact because 1:former President of DAAS stated so publicly and in e-mails to other DAAS Board Members, 2: Legal counsel for DAAS Gabriel Christian adv Dr. Fontaine to return funds to DAAS account to avoid legal action, according to Mr. Christian..”if Thompson does not return the funds as requested it becomes a matter for law enforcement it is that simple”, 3:protracted delay by Mr. fontaine to return funds as requested and 4: Dr. Fontain’s admission that he had made an error in applying $27500 USD, belonging to DAAS to his own personal account. The question for Mr. Fontaine, what was the status of those funds while they sat in his account? Why was he having dificulty transfering the funds back to the DAAS acct?

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2014

      Wow, how did Skerrit get away with not declaring his assets? Just asking?

  38. Rule
    February 18, 2014

    Thompson is a private citizen and he is under no obligation to release his Bank records to the general public, but Skeritt is mandated by law to reveal all his banking transactions. The question is, will he comply and follow Thompson.

    • yickle boy
      February 18, 2014

      try a little prudence and see the joujou you talkin’

    • February 18, 2014

      Yes he does he is a candidate and he need to let the public know what assets he has that’s the law

      • Justice
        February 20, 2014

        In 14 years has the prime minister ever done that.

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      He is going up for public office. Withdraw himself-problem solved.

    • February 20, 2014

      @Rule, you said it. “Thompson is a “private citizen” and he is under no obligation to release his Bank records to the general public”. Although “Skeritt is mandated by law to reveal all his banking transactions”, he do NOT have to comply and “follow Thompson”.

      IT IS NOT THOMSON, as a “private citizen” TO MAKE THAT REQUEST. IS THOMSON RUNNING FOR THE POSITION OF PRIME MINISTER?

  39. Change is a must
    February 18, 2014

    Skerrit suffers from “FOOT IN MOUTH DISEASE”. He had an attack when he invited Linton into the ring… now he is having a relapse by challenging Dr. Fontaine on his own territory…How can an educated person make such blatant errors…Probably he is not that smart after all….

    • yickle boy
      February 18, 2014

      try a little prudence and see the joujou you talkin’

      I no like

  40. Shameless
    February 18, 2014

    The same Skerrit who refused to show his French PASSPORT in court even when a letter from him to the french ambassador to renounce his citizenship was available. The same Skerrit that tell Dominicans go to hell when confronted on dubious money dealings. The same Skerrit that refusing to answer questions on monies given to others on his behalf. Now the same Skerrit there demanding Dr.Fontaine, a private citizen divulge his banking information? Somebodayyyyyyyyy help me souplay because I can’t believe what I am hearing from the same Skerrit. I will always remind him that Change Must Come..

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • February 18, 2014

      What did the judge or the justice report said about skerro get the justice report all of you UWP
      Skerro all the way

  41. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    I prefer to have a man that can admit mistakes to represent me than one who will never admit to any wrongdoing. That is what integrity is all about but it is a very scarce resource. Very few people admit when they are wrong. Mr. Fontaine I respect you and from your actions you are definitely someone that can be trusted. Skerritt on the other hand i will not waste time discussing.

  42. proud dominica
    February 18, 2014

    yes sir fantastic response….. the ball is now in your court mr pm…. lets see who has something to hide….. or at least respond to that skerro….. you put out a challenge to the man and he has stepped up to the plate….. but you still sitting on the bench…. come on skerro … throw the ball… we ready to play your game…. lets see how much six we bat on your stupid mouth…… (DLP….DA LIES PERSIST) West Indies will have to pick us after we finish with you…..hahaha

  43. February 18, 2014

    Fontain is morally bound, while Skerrit is duty bound by law

    • Shameless
      February 18, 2014

      Thats why fontaine is saying SURE, lets bring the records. Not me show my private record and the one that is bound by law refuses. Instead Skerro wants to spin, weave and duck with his acolytes telling him what makes him feel good. Good for goose, good for gander. Bring on BOTH records and settle the issue. Change Is a Must, NOT an option.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive! :twisted:

    • HNIC
      February 19, 2014

      Dont get it twisted! He is bound by law too. I guess you guys know nothing about business. He could have been arrested and charged. Even if he was a shareholder. The company is not his private company. The funds did not belong to him. You people should do some reading. Google works very well.

      • Justice
        February 20, 2014

        So good then what’s the problem ? Let them both present their financial statements

  44. February 18, 2014

    My god, here we are, asking a PRIVATE PERSON to show bank information, while we are all mute towards the ELECTED LEADER, knowing all the alligations surrounding him and his ministers.
    My Heart bleeds for Dominica

  45. Stupes
    February 18, 2014

    I’ll not even be honte (ashame) to show my $250.00 bank balance on DNO AFTER Skerritt puts out his.. that includes those offshore too.

  46. trolol
    February 18, 2014

    Seems fair, an eye for an eye… It’s a good move and anyone who thinks otherwise is an utter moron. Me personally I would ask for him to make the MOU available to the public, but we all know Skerrit doesn’t give a Damn.

  47. LOL
    February 18, 2014

    It’s funny how everybody’s talking about PM having offshore accounts when that’s all the UWP government did when they were Dominica’s leaders. They all had shares in businesses overseas but all of a sudden it’s wrong? SMH

  48. FAST N FURIOUS
    February 18, 2014

    DNO everyday one proves how bias and one sided your site is…All I wish to say,Come Election Day that’s not here(on DNO) we will be voting.

  49. Emile Zapatos
    February 18, 2014

    Here we go again. The wanabe uwp team has recruited Shilingford to be in their camp.Now they have 3 doctors ,well not really 3, since linton is a doctor of investigation. They are showing how they can cover up their corruption by calling it a mistake or a lapse in judgement. When you delibarately take someone money and put it in a separate account in your name that is stealing period. if he was investing in the company,s name that was an other story . In whose name was the checks made any way. And to say you will submit records is someone else does theirs first is no defence .As for as I concern all three of those doctors should be arrested and have their day in court where they can defend their actions.

  50. FAST N FURIOUS
    February 18, 2014

    Integrity,Honesty,Transparency that’s what Lennox says HIS PARTY is focus on.Thomson why are you now coming with that kindergarten attitude?SHOW ME YOURS AND I WILL SHOW YOU MINE…You have nothing to hide like you said,Just do the honorable thing Mr.Thomson.Show it to the Dominican people.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 18, 2014

      good point ,but you need to go futher. the financial records and bank statements need to be examined. Canncelled checks too. An audit is necessary to help the police investigate. we are looking at fraud, forgery and cover up. All crimes. Anyone who have information should call 1 800 tips.

      • Emile Zapatos
        February 18, 2014

        Oh yes we have no statute of limitation

    • nuffy
      February 18, 2014

      go tell your beloved pm the same. he was the one who dished out the challenge so he should do the honorable thing and produce his statements then ask dr fontaine to do the same..don’t forget dr fontaine is not a public figure the priminister on the other hand is

    • Shameless
      February 18, 2014

      Tell your PM he is a public official so clean his backyard before he try cleaning others. Thompson has shaken the Grandfond constituency and PM running scared so he trying to destroy the man’s good name. But tell him don’t worry about Thompson’s records until he delivers his to the electorate and the IPO. Alas, not even the IPO can get his after begging for years but he being so arrogant want to command from others what he refuse to share…lol :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . The nerve of Skerrit and his acolytes. Zort pwee ahpwayzen so let me hear the spin doctors! Garson just be reminded that Chane Is a Must, NOT an option.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive! :twisted:

  51. Doc. Love
    February 18, 2014

    Skeritt has made a forepar once again with his long tongue. The animal show had been doing a lot of damage to Mr. Fontaine’s credibility with their propaganda. In fact, they appeared to have had some people convinced their was something sinister. They were able to produce emails and explore inconsistences between Shillingford and Fontaine’s statements. Low and behold, Skeritt opened the door for Fontaine by asking him to produced Bank Statements etc. Mr. Fontaine and Mr. Linton did not wait to throw the kitchen sink at Skeritt. Like the old people would say, “how stupid can you be to throw stones at my glass windows, when your house is made of glass”.

  52. DC
    February 18, 2014

    The UWP who is contesting on a platform of honesty, integrity and transparency should have no terms and conditions in revealing any document to the public. Fontaine you are playing games with the people. Practice what you preach!

    • just reply
      February 18, 2014

      Dc,. remember your Government has the responsibility to the people of Dominica so when the people ask for disclosure or transparency they must respond accordingly.The man who has not been elected in office does not have that responsibility. While Skerrit must Dr. Fontaine does not have to.

      • DC
        February 18, 2014

        This is a man who wants to represent the people, therefore, he must prove himself. He has critiqued the Government on numerous occasions, now that the allegation is on the other side, his true colors are being revealed. Please stop being a party loyalist. No man is perfect. Remember, the Master is a jealous God. Fontaine is only human and so is the PM.

    • Bobby
      February 18, 2014

      Dc…
      My thoughts exactly! He should first reveal his documents to prove his own honesty.

  53. Shameless
    February 18, 2014

    Ebeh look it :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: !! According to a Dcan partner residing in Trinidad..” eh bonda zort!!

    The said very open and transparent PM who has never erred in judgement finally has the opportunity to close this BS that the Labour Party brought against Thompson to make themselves look good irrespective of the numerous “alleged” documented illegal transactions they are yet to explain.

    Thompson has given the PM the PERFECT opportunity to prove to Dominicans that he is honest and have nothing to hide. I have to admit, the soft spoken, intelligent, assertive Dr. Thompson Fontain has more cahounas and strategic capabilities than I ever imagined. He is not obligated to share his personal financial information seeing that he is NOT a public official. The said non erring PM (El Supremo) should jump on the challenge IMMEDIATELY and remove ALL DOUBT in our minds that he is as clean as he proclaims and Dr. Thompson is the guilty one.

    Thank you Dr. Fontain for accepting to make your financial records available as long as the PM does the same. Just maybe that will close the matter after the public have a chance to review documents from both sides. Roosvelt, I beg of thee to be a man, NOT a ZAMAN and bring your documents forward for examination or else SHUT THE HELL UP because you have fallen into the trap like a clueless mouse. It would be wise of you to just call the election that you threatened months ago and allow Dominica to move forward. The more you delay the more ground you will loose. For once, take the advise of a Mr. Henry and call elections because you are bleeding supporters minute by minute. Don’t forget, like Dr. Fontaine I supported you (giving the young man a chance) fully once upon a time….but today I am obliged to remind you that Change Must Come because it is NOT an option.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive! :twisted:

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      It does not close the matter. Thomson is the one on trial here not the PM. He needs to prove that he did no wrong.

      • observer
        February 18, 2014

        SMH..Thomson is on trial? Really?
        So when the PM was on trial for the passport issue, the opposition had to provide the proof because they were accusing him. Now that you are accusing Thomson, he has to provide the evidence? ebeh weh. Is that the only straw you all can grab on? The back is back as treasurer – I guess you have to take the whole DAAS executive to task on the matter now, because they took him back as treasurer. This is just a distraction from the real issue – tell the PM to come clean on all the allegations-the 100+ millions Lennox ask about yesterday, including the $2.6 millions distributed on his behalf by his lawyer.

      • Shameless
        February 18, 2014

        @ Anonymous: Quit being a saul (fish with eyes on one side). The PM’ been on trial for years with no answers. Thompson is Not on trial because he is not a public official. The PM posed a challenge for Thompson to show his records and Thompson agreed as long as he does he same. In other words, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. You all too one sided and believe the best way to fool the electorate is through spin. TELL YOUR PM BRING HIS RECORDS and stop baygayyaying when confronted with the truth. I await Skerro’s banking information with GREAT anticipation because I know it WILL finally set him free :lol: :lol: :lol: . But again, he should be reminded that Change Must Come.

        Assertive, NOT Agressive! :twisted:

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2014

      What kind of change are we talking about?

  54. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    Mr. fontaine , you are the one under the gun, not Skerrit. You are the one that need to prove your innocence not Skerrit. You have nothing on Skerrit but allegations. However, we the people have proof that you did transfer these funds from the DAAS account into your private account. If you are not guilty of any wrongdoings as you say please comply with the request by the PM or withdraw yourself from public office. It is plain and simple.

    • JoJo
      February 18, 2014

      What is this? The DLP cabal is now a kangaroo court? Shame on you fellers. You make the charge,you have to prove guilt. Ask the the senior counsel.

      • .
        February 20, 2014

        All the documents are available to the public. Time for the court of public opinion to rule.

    • watching and listeni
      February 18, 2014

      Stupid nonsense

    • fatboy
      February 18, 2014

      Finally, after all that spin; all you really want is Dr. Fontaine out of the race. I wonder why? Why do you want him out of the race. Certainly not because you believe he misappropriate DAAS funds. If that is so, them the entire government MUST get out of the race. Because they are all misappropriated the state resources for years.

      • Anonymous
        February 19, 2014

        He can stay in the race if he comes clean.

  55. Kelly
    February 18, 2014

    A closer look at the political events over the last three months including Skerrit’s and members of his team (like Blackmoore and others) erratic statements and frantic behaviors, and the UWP’s continuing upward surge and momentum gain, it is more convincing that Skerrit is panicking and may be in trouble.

  56. UWP Lost more points
    February 18, 2014

    Thompson Fontaine. You had the chance to score major political points, differentiate yourself from Skerrit and his so-called croonies. But u failed becasue you are just the same as what you describe him as. If you believe a man has no integrity, is a thief, is a liar and not transparent, and you want him to be honest with ‘the people’ and he won’t, u claim he refuses to be honest…. Why would u hide behind the fact that he will not follow your request(you guys have made a number of calls: for resignation, declaration all kinda calls)

    You had the chance to just come out with the truth, the records to prove that you are different from what u claim he is, Thompson, if you were clear of wrongdoing and transparent u would have taken this as an opportunity to show Dominicans what to expect from you and your UWP government. But you have shown us that you will be following as in Skerrit’s footstep.. It will be the same thing over again…… U have failed.

    I still voting LABOUR!

  57. Denise
    February 18, 2014

    Any analsyst can only summize one thing based on Skerrti’s behavior over tlast 2 motns or so since the UWPOSkerrit is in trouble

  58. Mike
    February 18, 2014

    Yes my boy Thomson show them bullies that you are not afraid of them. Skerrit should know that we have more on him that he realizes. Closer to election we will selectivity reveal them. Please stay tune.

  59. reversed psychology
    February 18, 2014

    good one dr fontaine.you know very
    well that he won’t make his own available.you edged this one out.brilliant.but my people too blind to see is that you do.hahahahaha

  60. Itassi too
    February 18, 2014

    Skerro, As a fellow Itassian I feel bad for you, you know. Why didn’t you listen to people like swallow, chris, bj, bollo and skaby man? After all, they are all local boys and have your best interest at heart. You should have listened to them instead. Now you have made a mess of yourself and you have people thinking itassi people did not help you. Common man!

  61. Real Truth
    February 18, 2014

    DNO if Thomson’s request is not met I am sure that Government Information Service has the information. It is GIS right – the people’s service and Skerrit is the government right? GIS should be able to confirm whether or not there are offshore bank accounts and we would like GIS to swear on the bible.

    Well DNO I am not trying to work your agenda but a clue was just given out here.

  62. PONGPONG
    February 18, 2014

    Dominicans can you not see the PM is getting mad, we supporting a mad man.

    • Jay
      February 18, 2014

      And that is democracy. We have the right to support who we want to. Stop preaching violence when people not supporting who you say they should support!!!

  63. Denier
    February 18, 2014

    I Saw the prime minister dancing with the youth of Grand Fond on face book, I smiled and said yes Dr Fontaine you are powerful. I said to my self I have never seen a labour minister in grand fond not even the Parl.rep who will open his mouth only when having a drink, so seeing the PM in Grand fond dancing is a first. But does he really believe that he can come every time election is approaching and promise the world and deliver nothing?We have had enough.Now my people have we asked ourselves why is the PM trying to turn us against Dr Fontaine? Have we asked ourselves why can,t he tackle the opposition leader? We are supposed to be wise men and women from the east so we must find our answers. Skerrit knows that DR Fontaine is a hard working honest man who commands respect from Dominicans and from the international communities, he knows that Dr Fontaine and his team has vision for Dominica so he is trying to cut him short.Let us give The workers team the sopport they need to put Dominica on the map again To give our children a chance at a better future, a better Dominica where they can work and feed their families.Lets tell the labour party come on whatever you have to give I will take because you owe us as the Government of the day , But sorry the time has come to make way for the people with a plan for the country and not for self

    • ()
      February 18, 2014

      HE WAS DANCING FOR SURVIVAL. Out you go Skerro. You are not good.

  64. Diasporan
    February 18, 2014

    Lennox needs to demonstrate some leadership abilities. Ask Thompson to tender his resignation. If he fails to do so he larks integrity, accountability and responsibility. Get some backbone.

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      The PM needs to demonstrate some leadership and ask himself to resign.. He has a 2 milloin dollar house thats not supported by his legal income and he refuses to hand over his assets records to the IPO. Dr Fontaine has agreed to release his bank records. Tell the non speaking english PM to do the same. Dominicans made a big mistake and elected that boy to be leader of the country…..

  65. shortboy
    February 18, 2014

    what stupid game that if is true show your slip & stop asking to (show me your first & i will show u mine)stupppppssssss

  66. Itassi too
    February 18, 2014

    Mr. Skerrit, I know you have more spiritual advisors than any PM in the world and I also know you said you had a biblical mandate to help the poor; but let’s be honest now, did you ever preach from this passage? Or better yet, did your many spiritual advisors ever exhorted you from Esther 7:10? Let me quote it here:

    “So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai…” Skero, that’s exacly what they did to you. You dug the pit for your enemy but did not realize it was to bury you.

  67. New jersey
    February 18, 2014

    We voting Thompson Fontain ALL THE WAY Grandfond Rivere Cyrique and Morne Jaun

  68. real talk
    February 18, 2014

    Its such a shame dat mr thompson fountain can’t even b seen in da community he expects 2 represent, who do u expect 2 vote 4 u? Da villagers or outsiders? Al u empty barrels makes 2 much noise papa!! Come dat election day al u can jump high and low bt he will b on d next flight back to where he come out

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 19, 2014

      I am not on the ground ,But how many times have Thomson visited his so called future constituency and ask for your vote. Maybe he will steal your vote and return it when you ask him for it.

  69. FAST N FURIOUS
    February 18, 2014

    That kind of protective measure will only convince UWP supporters and those who defend what Thomson did with the DAAS monies.Not those who can see beyond the face value of the incident.Thomson knew damn well what he was doing;because he is caught he now admits it was an error in judgement.Is this a new TERM for when someone is caught in the act Thomson committed?Well all those who are caught stealing and the item was recovered must go defending themselves by saying to the court..IT WAS AN ERROR IN JUDGEMENT…

    • Shameless
      February 18, 2014

      Tell that to Skerrit…..you hypocrite :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ! But Change Must Come to my land.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

      • Dread
        February 19, 2014

        @Shameless, the hypocrisy lies within you as you continue to defend a man who admittedly transfered monies from an organization in which he was treasurer to his own account without the knowledge of the board. Why don’t apply the same error of judgement excuse to the allegations of corruption made against Skeritt. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  70. somebody
    February 18, 2014

    Parry you open your own can of trash hope you can defend yourself as well as Thompson did, DASS issue again. The ball is now in your court.

  71. Lang Mama
    February 18, 2014

    Allah all you why Thomson and them raise the bar so high for Skerrit. Even if the man is tall a 2 feet high jump pole is way to monumental for Skerro to clear so Thomson please sous plai make a different offer ask him to commit to the debates and you will put your private bank info out there. Or even better yet tell him to put all the information on passport sales and diplomatic passports that are out there.

    Oh oh one more suggestion tell Skerro to put his diploma out there so we can all see it and then Thomson show us the info.

    Those Soukoyan close to Scotia Bank could not cross over well let us see the soukouyan that suck the marrows of Dominicans cross over those bars that I just set for him. Mal fetan qui ous yais. Sakwais keyonere

    DNO largais Lang Mwen

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      He should come clean first then we can talk about all the other stuff. What did you use that money for, Fontaine?

  72. grell
    February 18, 2014

    Skerrit is a coward and hides all his millions,but the idiots that support labour are all blind.

  73. St.Joe
    February 18, 2014

    Members on the IPO are mostly people put there by DLP.
    They have been stalling to take the tough decisions to force Skerrit to come forward to produce his records for all his financial assets.
    I think it is time the Dominican people step forward and do the right thing.
    Charles Saverin taught us well.

  74. Massacre
    February 18, 2014

    “Who ever dig a pit for his brother he shall fall in it.”
    So when Skerro and Tony think that they are setting a trap for Thompson and the other in Team Dominica, this trap will caught them in their tracks.

    • .
      February 20, 2014

      I think its the other way around. I think Thomson is falling in his pit. He tried to destroy the country in order to get his party in power.

  75. Roseau
    February 18, 2014

    Dominicans are not concerned about where their elected laeaders get their money from? Why does a minister even have off-shore account from the little salary he receives every month?
    Arn’t we concenred about our future? The reason they have off-shore account is because once they see that the ship is sinking they will just pack a carry-on bag and run to that country! Where will all of us run to??
    This is what should concern us in Dominica today.

    • .
      February 20, 2014

      and you know that how? Anything to support your claims?

  76. watchdog
    February 18, 2014

    Skim you are one of those under Skerrit,s spell. Did you vote for Thompson? ask the person you voted for for his assets. Mr. Oboma displayed his birth cert.for all to see. But you Reds think Skerit .is god. but woe to you all who have strange gods In in other country the masses w ould have taken to streets in protest against any prime minister who actwed like the present. Shame.

  77. SHELLOCH HOLMES
    February 18, 2014

    Another change! what becomes of Mr Linton? sending a boy to do a mans’s job.Mr. Fontaine is in no position to challenge the Prime Minister

  78. somebody
    February 18, 2014

    Be the judge

    • Itassi too
      February 18, 2014

      @ somebody, I really thought Skerro had more common sense than that. He did not listen to local advisors and chose to listen to Tony instead. As a villager I feel bad for him

    • Dominican overseas
      February 18, 2014

      Thompson has our interest at heart. Welcome him home soon .

  79. garcon
    February 18, 2014

    This is Skerrit again trying to prolong a non issue while taking attention away from the main issues eg. Lack of employment for the youths, Lack of policies to move the country forward etc.The Prime minister is the one who should must lead the way in showing transparency in all his activities and that of his government. But he is a coward who magnifies petty issues to buy time. We will not be taken for a ride, we heard from mr Shillingford and believe Dr Fontaine is an honest man who can represent the interests of the Grand fond constituency.The Government has been in Power for 14 years , they have not identified viable projects for the people , to put bread on their tables to fed their famalies. On the approach of elections and because they are now about to lost that seat they are now ready to work with the youths. To little too late I say. We the people of the Morne Jaune/Grand Fond constituency support Dr. Fontaine fully and say to the labour party with 14 years in Government show us just one project you have completed in the constituency.Or shall we say do you really expect us to believe that what you cannot deliver in 14 years you can in a few months?

  80. ROWROW
    February 18, 2014

    My pm Nice allways :-P

  81. JoJo
    February 18, 2014

    Well well, Skerrit walk into his own trap.

    • ah ha
      February 18, 2014

      how? when Fontaine just basically refused to release his own info even for his own party supporters to see that he’s different from skerrit.

      Dem fellas know allu to childish to see it like that!

  82. Channel 1
    February 18, 2014

    But Roosevelt doesn’t learn or wha……

    So Roosevelt go and challenge Lennox to enter the political ring…….Lennox responded by entering the ring and proceeding to knock Skerrit out.

    The battered Roosevelt decide to fling a punch behind Thompson. Thompson block de punch and unleash an uppercut on Skerrit….. :lol: :lol:

    Boy, UWP landing all kind of superb punches and counter-punches on Roosevelt. No wonder Roosevelt’s mind has apparently left him……..

    • .
      February 20, 2014

      Yeah, you right. I remember the independence boycott was successful too.

  83. February 18, 2014

    The fact of the matter is , the smoking gun is on the U.S. side of the continuing saga. Dr. Clayton Shillingford and Dr. Thomas Fountain knew fully well that they were attempting to create a problem for the DAAS with the IRS. You see, that problem would exits if a 501c (which DAAS is)was attempting to profit by monetary transaction – meaning they were attempting to use monies from a not for profit oraganization to make profit in a CD (Cash Deposit). Clayton admitted that the deposit was returned by the ING bank. What he fail to do was to explain the reason why.

    • Lilly
      February 18, 2014

      Are you confused? Your post reads like you are. Stop trying to create more complexity or gain more mileage from a non-issue! gosh!!!!

    • February 18, 2014

      His explanation was Thompson made an honest mistake – which is highly unlikely. I will tell you why I say this. Thompson, who holds a Ph. D in Economics,took courses in Accounting and Finance, including ACC 230, as well as several Ethics courses, at least to the CPA level: his studies must have included Finance Law. He holds a finance license and should know every aspect of the IRS rules and regulations. He must have done a refresher course in the 200s which included Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The question is why on earth would someone put his entire body of work, for that matter, his trust, integrity , ethical accountability on the line. For what purpose; what intensions? Surely it was not because of a kidney transplant: there are other ways he could have paid or worst of all defaulted on payment for that procedure and moved on with his life. The truth always finds a way to rise above the fray. HOCUS POCUS, ZAZIMOOZI, COCCOMACAC?

      • Anonymous
        February 18, 2014

        Bah bah bah keep telling yourself that

      • Anonymous
        February 18, 2014

        Man you sound like T.A.

      • Lilly
        February 18, 2014

        @ it matters.
        Thomson is human. Since when did you or laborites begin to think of him as being infallible? Since when does anyone think of an individual (whether with a PhD or not) as infallible in general or in their field? I certainly tell my students that I am not and try to make up for the errors I make.

        He has never alluded or been alluded to be like Jesus Christ or to be all knowing, which is contrariwise to the DLP individual which said (and I paraphrase since I do not recall the exact words used) “do you want Barabbas or Skerrit” right?

      • Not Me Alone
        February 18, 2014

        @It matters, if what you are saying is accurate, and you sound like you know what happened. You even sound like SC, it seems to me that Thompson may have made a mistake judgement in the US and is very far from what DLP and Skerrit saying. In fact Skerrit went as far as saying that Thompson had financial problems and may have used the said money to pay mortgage, credit card debt, traffic violation etc. But after listening to you, it is clear that Thompson did not steal DAAS money to pay his bills. If what you are saying is true then I would have to conclude that what the PM and DLP doing and saying is nothing short of pure wickedness and would make their downfall even more obvious.

      • February 19, 2014

        @ it matters. Does it Truly Matter To You,if So We Pray and Ask Of Our FATHER IN HEAVEN IN The Name Of JESUS, that You Are able To Hear, Believe,Seeing,Receive, Understand, Keep,Do,Obey and Walk In THE TRUTH.

        Two Questions You Asked. For what Purpose? What Intentions?
        Answers :Because Of selflessness. To Share LOVE. Love Of GOD and Love Of Neighbor As Thyself. Doing Good To Those Who Despitefully use You.Because Of Care And Concern For Others.

        Please May We Ask You To Question THE LORD On, Why HE PUT THE PLAN OF SALVATION in Place/Effect For You?(And People? ) Why HE LEFT HIS THRONE IN HEAVEN AND LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR YOU? (OR Anyone? ) For HE WHO KNEW NO sin,became sin. HE CAME TO EARTH, THE CREATOR OF ALL AND TOOK ON The form of a man.
        Did You ever Meditate On Why King David Asked Of THE LORD, What Is Man that YOU ARE SO MINDFUL OF Him.

        We Do Hope that You Are Not pointing a finger at THE LORD saying ‘you did not ask HIM TO GIVE ALL THAT HE HAD AND Died For You ,and you did not ask HIM TO HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR You.’
        Please Take Time To Receive And Appreciate HIS GRACE, HIS MERCY AND HIS LOVE. For We Are Saved By Grace Through Faith, not of ourselves least anyone should boast.

        Sharing LOVE We Are Blessed. Take Heed, let no one deceive You and Be not deceived. For someone not Guided By THE SPIRIT OF GOD is lead into deception and overcomed by deception.

    • PONGPONG
      February 18, 2014

      you saying $27000 could generate jaw dropping interest that fontaine and dr. shillingford would profit from..
      boy take your rubbish to those soufiere and penville people

    • Not Me Alone
      February 18, 2014

      @it matters, thanks for shedding such light to the situation. If the issue is what you explained it to be, then I now CLEAR Mr Fontain from theft or ‘misappropriation of money’ or whatever Skerrit calls it and for the first time, I agree with Dr. Shillingford that it was an error in judgment. Thomson, you are clear; you did not still money. You may have transgressed the US ethics code but many of us do that during tax return time. Thanks very much @ it matters.

    • Possmoth
      February 18, 2014

      At the end of it can we prove who is corrupt by disclosing the bank accounts? I heard pm talking with so much conviction on saturday night, can he answer to Thompson request? Or will he wait on SC Astaphan to calm the air?

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      Did you not understand why the money was returned from what Dr.Shillingford said. Initially the money was to be deposited in a CD at the ING, however because they could not get the DAAS registration as a non profit organization the money could not be depodited there. Dr.Fountain then deposited the cash in as a CD in his account at his credit union. It could not be deposited there DAAS’s name because the DAAS is not a member of that credit union. All the moneys were accounted for in the DAAS financial statemets for the year in question. i hope thet brings some clarity to you. you should also note that the DAAS had no problem with these financial statements and understood what transpired.

      • FAST N FURIOUS
        February 18, 2014

        Are you member/auditor?You seem to know so much when you know very little.Wonder what you would have said if this happened to a member of the DLP?

  84. delices
    February 18, 2014

    :lol: :lol: :lol: hello what am i hearing IS SKERRIT real? did to heard what he was saying? talking about banks accounts and statements and moneys. Come on ppl lets not make ourself looks like fools ,skerrit have many answers to our question,about money ,am only puting 1[one] outthere his :-D Houes. To my friends of the DLP ,skrrrit sent us to read yes read and we are doing just that WHAT ARE JOK

  85. Voice
    February 18, 2014

    Fontaine doh worry wid Mr.and Dem man (like he Skerrit is known for saying). You are well on your way…that seat is practically yours already from all reports…you have answered clearly….continue to work hard in your constituency do not let up…Going forward however you have be very careful though because these little things can cause big distractions. WE ARE BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY!!!

  86. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    So Mr. Fountain- – is your leadership style and that of UPW indicating that two wrongs make a right: If you are waiting for the PM to make documents public before you make yours public, then how different are you guys? Man you sound like the Blackmoore of UWP

    All that talk about integrity, and now you are basically doing the same thing you attacked: Imagine I left my home to drive all the way to Brooklyn to listen you guys and I was really impressed, and now this…Come man come on… release all the darn documents without conditions, and do it now!!! Less you loose respect and UWP loose its current trajectory and momentum, to remind Dominicans of Edison James and the Mamo debacle.

    What are you afraid of man? What?

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      :lol: You are all over the place :wink: :lol:

    • Possmoth
      February 18, 2014

      You sound like Parry B the spin doctor.. People like you cannot be converted you eat directly from the trough.

      • Oh Yeah
        February 18, 2014

        You could’nt name yourself anything better than Poss-Mouth

    • February 18, 2014

      if there was a problem would the DAAS continue to use fountain as their treasurer. He still does their accounts for them. that is the question you should ask yourself.

      • .
        February 19, 2014

        He was forced to resign.

  87. St. Joe Massive
    February 18, 2014

    Thomson you well brave to ask for offshore accounts from Skerrit.

  88. Haven't decided
    February 18, 2014

    So this is how Dr Fontaine responds? Show me yours first before I show you mine? What kind of childish behavior is that? Remember you are trying to discredit the PM so please Dr Fontaine, don’t step down to your opponent’s level. This six of one half a dozen attitude will not gain points.

    • Bense
      February 18, 2014

      Remember Dr. Fontaine is not paid by the tax payers is PM who is paid so by right he should present a yearly financially statement of his assets & liabilities when Dr come in power he will show his bank statement before & after he leave.

    • February 18, 2014

      Why dont you think for yourself Thopmson Fontaine is a private person your PM dont have any integrity so what the h–l you a saying why dont ask if all the monies from the garbage bin were return to the treasury purse, what I would say is stop making your PM look like a desperate fool you a not helping him staying in power think about it and if he looses remember your hand out will stop.
      Dr.Thompson Fontaine will be elected.

    • Yam Babawoolais
      February 18, 2014

      Well the way I see it this is not a Dr Thomson Fontaine request but rather a legal responsibility by Skerrit. If Skerrit has offshore bank accounts then the IPO should know about it. So Mr Skerrit and his mercenaries have no choice but to deny that he Mr Skerrit has an offshore bank account or accounts.

      But in My Opinion Mr Fontaine should not have gone for the jugular. He should have simply ask Mr Skerrit to declare his diploma cause or even a complete public record of all the passports sold and the diplomatic passports issued.

      Finally what I would request of Mr Skerrit had it been me – I would ask Mr Skerrit to write a manual for ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY in government. Let us see the “English Major” in action.

    • just reply
      February 18, 2014

      Havent decide skerrit is the one who challenged Dr Fontaine so it is only fitting to ask him to present his bank acounts first. You know it is impossible for him to do that he has to much to hide. So when he is taking a cheap shot at someone else he will remember there are people who will beat him at his own game

  89. Alas
    February 18, 2014

    Way to go Dr. Let these guys see that you are not afraid of them because the truth is on your side.

  90. uwp
    February 18, 2014

    that’s the same error of jugement he will make with the peoples money if he becomes minister of finance but don’t worry he wont under the novis lennox linton.a man that say he have a phd making such a big mistake.If it was skerrit all u would crucify him as usual.

    • DLP
      February 18, 2014

      How much did Skerro make so far garbage bins, fertilizer, land transfer, children hospital and counting

  91. Sochi
    February 18, 2014

    Gardais Lavie Skerro!!

    Kanawi ka di chaudierre Bondai nwaire???

    Mat, you always say that it is better to be thought of as a Fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    For one Mat, just once…. you disappointed me.

    By stopping Parry, you denied the Dominican public another chance to REMOVE ALL DOUBT!!

    The tormented chickens are comming home to Roost.

    Cock-e-o-kooooooooooooo!!!!!

    How Long? NOT LONG!!!

  92. Ann Derass
    February 18, 2014

    Ah Skerrit bwoy this one will haunt you all the way to opposition. You are soon going to learn to keep your clappers shut.
    How are you going to get out of this one?
    This demand will remain alive until election day.
    Skerrit has a serious problem, he ALONE against Team Dominica, every time the others open their mouth its nonsense.
    Can Skerrit survive without tipping over? The campaign has not started and he is showing signs of desperation, imagine when the real campaign starts and people Skerrit believes to be on his side declare their true colors.
    The beginning of the end. What a sad case. Tony, Simeon, NAN and Krazy cannot save you.
    RIP brother Skerro

    • February 18, 2014

      All he will do is blame his advisors.

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      We the people will speak come election. We have uncovered the farce that the call for transparency and good governance was total b.s. And that you and your party just want power by any means necessary that is why we are going to leave you all in opposition for five more years.

  93. uwp
    February 18, 2014

    Thomson behaving like a child,step up make it public then ask him to produce his,then u will produce yours and them fools supporting u.Am for no party u started all those allegations about the pm now u cannot take the heat.

    • February 18, 2014

      show yourself and stop hidding behind the logo of UWP why cant you have a back bone

  94. For Richer Or Poorer
    February 18, 2014

    Show me yours and I will show you mine. Hehehehe boy look jokes. How silly.

    But wait a while the PM is not the problem here.

    The PM is already the PM is the other guy who wants to be PM is he and he alone who has to tell Dominicans why he want to be PM and hold the country purse and show us why we should allow that.

    Don’t kid yourselves UWP supporters, is PM he want to be. You think he want the leader to be his boss?

    Maybe as his stepping stone, he will, while buying some time but is PM and the public purse he wants to hold.

    They both want to be the PM. But not in this up coming elections neither one will be, come back in 2025 when we know much more about you.

  95. patriot
    February 18, 2014

    Thompson stand like a man and fight. I will show you if you show me ? Very childish or should i say clever. Dr Anancy stand and fight! or the same web you build will catch you.

  96. change .
    February 18, 2014

    Ahhahahah show us those accounts u have all over the world saving money skerite show us how much money u accumulate over the years while in power.

  97. TAINTED
    February 18, 2014

    “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

    – Nelson Mandela – “Long Walk To Freedom”

    Why should one hate one so much that he would make derogatory statements against his brothers/sisters for his/her personal gain? It is time that Dominican politicians come together for the good of our island and stop defaming each other. Whatever you say about your brother or sister reflects who you truly are. I love the red, green, blue, pappy, and any colours as long as you are working for our good as a people. A man without GOD and without LOVE is a man with no VISION and he can lead his people.

    JOHN 19V11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”

    WE NEED A REVERLATION IN THIS ISLAND!!!! KEEPING PRAYING, KEEP GOD IN ALL THINGS WE DO. POWER WITHOUT GOD IS LIKE A TREE WITH NO ROOTS!!!

    • TAINTED
      February 18, 2014

      PS THIS SHOULD READ———->

      A man without GOD and without LOVE is a man with no VISION and he can’T lead his people.

      • PONGPONG
        February 18, 2014

        I know skerrit doh have love, because if he had love he would not create a system of beggars

  98. Just Blaze
    February 18, 2014

    All I want to know is how what we going to do to create jobs in Dominica for the young people in the next 5 years. And how we going to deal with poverty, economic development and other issues in Dominica.

    Them two retardeds can take all their bank statements and put it where the sun doesn’t shine as far as I am concerned.

  99. LORD HELP US
    February 18, 2014

    COME BETTER THAN THAT THOMPSON

    • Help us Lord!
      February 18, 2014

      @LORD HELP US, how much better do you want Thompson to come? The PM called on Dr. Fontain to make his bank statements available to the public. In response to the PM’s request, Dr. Fontaine said, OK Mr. PM “In the interest of full disclosure I am prepared to make my bank account statement available to the public on the condition that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit makes available to the public copies of his off shore bank accounts statements.” Anything wrong? If the PM is serious, simply ask him to make his accounts available (by the way we have been calling on the pm to do just that years before Thompson got into politic) to the public. It is as simple as A, B, C. In fact Dominicans should DEMAND that of the PM. We pay him a salary and it is our name he uses.

  100. john bess
    February 18, 2014

    skerrit has no class,Thomson is a honest and hard working man.It is better to be defeated by principle than to win with lies.Change is a must not an option !!!

    • February 18, 2014

      The DLP won the elections by lies and deceit. You want to try this again. You can’t win on perform because you have made us the poorest in the Eastern Caribbean. This is your only hope to win by lies but not this time. The eyes of the Dominican population are opened. We will take all what you give us but we will vote you out. You had three terms- that is more than enough. Dominica is not your inheritance. We had enough of the present Government. It is time to go.

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      Then please answer our questions about the money transfer. We will believe you honest Thomson. Three different transfers? Clayton Shillingford claims he was informed by Wachovia but later on claims he had advised you to move the money into a cd to gain interest? Why would you put monies from a non profit organization into your private account (mind you, for more than a year ) without the knowledge of the board into a credit union that was reserved for private workers and their families? Why did it take you so much time to remedy the situation after being asked by the board? Why did Mr Gabriel Christian state that it was a matter for law enforcement? Why did you have to resign? Why did two other members of the board resign and suggested that the organization be dissolved? Mr Fontaine there are too many inconsistencies in yours and Mr Shillingford’s statements. No misappropriations you and Dr Shillingford said? Wrong! The very act of tranferring the funds was misappropriation. Tranferring it into a cd to gain interest for a non-profit organization and transferring it into an account of a credit union that was reserved for only members was also very questionable. fontain need to be a man and come clean with the Dominican public.

  101. Bogoroy
    February 18, 2014

    Just another way of saying that he will not reveal the nature of his acounts at the time in question.

    What a lame cop out! Come on man Thomson, you are supposed to be more intelligent than this.

    • Nac Vibes
      February 18, 2014

      A lame cop out you say, it’s quite a simple request.

    • February 18, 2014

      Come on, ask mr Skerrit, to declare his bank account. Stop being bias. We have asked for transparency for so long. He does not address any of the matters of corruption and brings up lies after lies to cause people to loose focus. But we will not lose focus.

    • Emile Zapatos
      February 18, 2014

      Roy you have decided that those 3 doctors are intelligent dynamic speakers. I know you will remember when Leblance was accused of having big house at Vieille Case and secret swis account and was forced out of government, and Patrick John was accused of having big house at Canefield and secret accounts . and stoned out of office, and was arrested. Well those same people who stoned you and wanted you arrested are now your dynamic speakers.They stole from DAAS and will say anything to cover it up. IN your management experience if an employee of yours acted so dishonestly they would be fired and not rehired and would not be able to get an other job easily. I am too experience to let people take you for a ride , YOU TOO!

  102. Shim
    February 18, 2014

    The more I think of Fontaine’s “error of judgement” the more I shake my head in disbelief that the holder of a PhD in economics (and the UWP’s designated Minister of Finance) could have committed such an “error”!!

    • St. Joe Massive
      February 18, 2014

      Anyone interested in the benefit of an organization and know that their conscience is clear would do that easily.

    • AAAAA
      February 18, 2014

      Shout up …….Tell the PM to declare his assests to the IPO.

  103. RS Account #s......
    February 18, 2014

    Why did Skerrit ask for Thomson’s bank details when he knows he himself has “questionable” bank accounts? Did he not except Thomson to reveal the details? Thomson never denied the funds were deposited into his personal account. He confirmed that the funds went into His personal account and was subsequently removed, so I don’t really understand how providing details of his account would help the DLP campaign agenda. The fact that Thomson has indicated his willingness to provide details of his account for the period in question now put Skerrit in a very difficult position as he will not do the same. Or he may use one of the “dummy” accounts with a minimal balance as his response. It is very likely that Skerrit has multiple offshore accounts with varying balances which he intends to use to respond to request of this nature. I hope Skerrit knows better not to try this approach because……

    Enough for now

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      hold it! Skerrit is not the one being questioned here. Thomson was the one who was found at fault with his hand in the cookie jar. When the PM time comes he will be asked to do the same. Right now Thomson is under the microscope and should comply.

  104. February 18, 2014

    Ok Mr. Skerrit you start the challenge lets go for it I do believed that the person or persons who advised you to goafter Dr.Fontaine with ridiculousrequest are laughing at you right now because they know that you cannot show any of your accounts, Dr.Fontaine is not a Govt employee you are and yet you refuse to give us any account information of any monies recieved by you or thu your office, so why would you be asking a non civil servant to make public his account.Now
    Dr.Fontaine is willing to make his account tranactions public then you should also why is it you keep hidding there can be no good governance without men of integrit and transparency.
    Mr.Skerrit you started the war well we the people of D’ica want to see the records where monies were recieved for the CHILDRENS HOSPITAL and to know where such a hospital situated in D’ica what happened to those funds who or where did it go too we want to see those documents.
    The DLP wants Dr.Fontaine name dirty enough that he will step down so they can buy the election but it will never happen we the supporters of Dr.Fontaine and the UWP will form the next GOVT in power because we want to know what was going on while Mr.Skerrit and his ministers were handling the funds in the purse of the GOVT of DOMINICA.

    I MUST SPEAK is thebest Calypso out there and he should get the crown!

  105. shaka zulu
    February 18, 2014

    While we are at it why are we not checking the financial assets of spouses of ministers of governments? There is potential for money to be syphoned out on husband or wife name without us knowing. I will not be suprised it is currently happening. If it is not happening i hope it is implemented. Example the PM just got Married but i heard nothing about her assets prior to marriage. She is now in public service by association so it is warranted

  106. Marigot
    February 18, 2014

    hhaaahhaa right back at ya skerro!!!! so come on lets see those offshore bank account statements! i want to hear what his supporters saying now!!!! hahhaaa

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2014

      pure rubbish. Fontaine wants to declear his statement. fine. i don’t see where the PM has to show his.

      • ()
        February 18, 2014

        @Anonymous. You can run or hide Fontain and Linton will demand it. HOW LONG? NOT LONG.

    • JoJo
      February 18, 2014

      You see, they will be revealed and the big man knows that, specially so whenDr. Fontaine gets his seat in the House.
      And imagine labour have a minority after the election and Skerrit holding his seat In Itassi. Wow, wow he would have to answer all of Dr. Fontaine’s question. I think he rather flee the country, no?

  107. d paro kid
    February 18, 2014

    skerrit take that!!!! Whap take it like a man!!!! Come out with all of your account information!!!! Bring out the truth!!!! skerrit bring it out!!!! skerrit bring it out!!!

  108. Anonymous
    February 18, 2014

    Good challenge, let us see if the PM is man enough to come clean with the people.

  109. pandora
    February 18, 2014

    Oh boy look how Tony make Skerrit eat pepper-not Petta Pepa you know. I know one guy who has those offshore account numbers handy and he uses thst information to go up the ladder even when he flunked second form.

    Nevertheless who advised Skerrit to make those statements or did he do so out of desperation.

  110. Politics
    February 18, 2014

    Fontaine Looks like he needs some sleep. Under his eyes are heavy.

    • February 18, 2014

      Thar’s what happen when someone as Fontaine is working so very hard to be able to help the people of D’ICA this man do not have to here taking pot shots from the bully, he is work alcoholic we all know that going all over to different countries to speak takes a tole on him but dont worry is ready to take on the office of finance.

    • February 18, 2014

      Thats some from u dont u eant to know the truth

    • LOL
      February 18, 2014

      @Politics I was thinking the same thing

  111. Top Civil Servant
    February 18, 2014

    Thomson you have created fictitious offshore accounts for the Prime Minister Since you have provided absolutely no evidence that the Prime Minister in fact has offshore accounts.

    You need to tell the public in which countries are the offshore accounts and in what banks.

    You need to provide evidence that the Prime Minister is in fact withdrawing of depositing money to and from the accounts.

    Is this another allegation like the passport allegation.

    • PONGPONG
      February 18, 2014

      stop begging for position sort

    • February 18, 2014

      Mr.Skerrit is your boss why dont you do your own investigation in all what he is doing instead of pretending you care.. I would suggest that you stop defaining Dr.Fontaine because your boss have to comply to the people and we want all accounts out he was the one who started it, he also hope people like you would be able to help him to keep the so call story in the nedia but it’s not working he got some bad advice from those who a fed up with him because they knew the public would come after him so do him a favour tell him what goes around comes around.

    • Toure
      February 18, 2014

      Are you drunk,posess or high? Fiticious what?

  112. PetProjects
    February 18, 2014

    PM Skerrit is a PUBLIC official, all his assets should be made public, why all the secrecy with this Cult Labour Leader????… We all knw you Skerrit hiding many things but time will tell…….

    Papa Skerrit are you goin to backdown from this challenge also? Keep opening the cans of worms PM, We loving it !!!!!

  113. Kalinago
    February 18, 2014

    Thomson don’t hold your breath on this one.

  114. Truth to Power
    February 18, 2014

    Dominica is becoming a SCARY PLACE!! Our politicians are like black crabs in a bucket… it is time that ALL of the BS stops.

    There will be fewer voters next election should this bickering continue, for our young persons are refusing to register… they see our politicians as “little boys” on a small playing field!!

  115. warrington
    February 18, 2014

    DO it Dr. F. let us see if he is willing to follow suit WHICH we know he WON’T.U have him well trembling in his boots.

    • Anonymous
      February 19, 2014

      Yes, Dr. Fontaine , do it, that way you can make him look like a fool.

  116. God works miracles
    February 18, 2014

    Pm stop the blabbing and come clean to, get all offshore records and prove to us they are telling us lies

  117. Baby machine
    February 18, 2014

    Mr fontain I support your move to the fullest de pm should make the first move we voting u handsomely on the EAST OUT for Ivor IN with Fontain so let not your heart be troubled

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