UWP adamant in call for resignation of PM Skerrit

The Prime Minister has made it clear he is not giving in to calls for his resignation

The Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) is not giving up its call for the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit despite Skerrit’s proclamations of not going anywhere anytime soon.

The Opposition held a press conference on Tuesday 16th May at the Prevost Cinemall to talk about plans for National Development but the resignation of the Prime Minister was also discussed.

Member of the party, Nicholas George, stated that the government of Dominica has “deceived us in serious, serious ways,” and this forms the major part of their call for Skerrit’s resignation.

“They have let us down. The government, led by Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit has let us down in the international community and we continue also to call for his resignation and that of his cabinet,” George remarked.

With its slogan, “Skerrit must go,” the UWP recently held a series of public meetings calling on Skerrit to resign.

However, The Prime Minister has not broken a sweat over the matter and has made it clear on a number of occasions that he has no intention of resigning.

At a town hall meeting in St. Joseph on March 30, for example, he said, “I say to them, Skerrit must go on to build a new hospital for Dominica. Skerrit must go on to build homes for the people of Dominica. Skerrit must go on to create opportunities for the youth of our country. Skerrit must go on to build the five-star hotel for Dominica. Skerrit must go on to build the geothermal plant to bring cheaper light bills for our people in Dominica.”

At a Dominica Labour Party (DLP) rally in Portsmouth recently Skerrit said he was given a mandate by the people of Dominica and is not going anywhere soon.

“They say Skerrit must go, I ask go where? Go where ladies and gentlemen?” he asked.

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57 Comments

  1. ermaempr
    May 19, 2017

    Newflash: Skerrit not going nowhere. Not Now, Not next election.
    But Linton on the other hand knows that his party constitution says: 2 losses and you’re :-D .

  2. Roseau
    May 19, 2017

    Not a smart leader.

  3. It is nothing more than wishful thinking for anyone to believe that Roosevelt Skerrit will voluntarily resign or step aside, leaving his estate; his gold mine, for another to try to make things better for the country. Skerrit intention is to die in office!

    The man said he wants fifty more years: if he is fifty now, in another fifty years, that sucker will be a hundred; by then he will be half dead, but he will be asking for another fifty years. There are three ways to get rid of Roosevelt Skerrit.

    1. Dominicans need to see Roosevelt as an obstacle in the way of development, and vote him out.
    2. Investigate his wealth,

    Well, Rosie wanted it badly; another power allowed his departure into oblivion. When Charles decided to quit because of his health, a…

    • Finally:

      When Charles decided to quit because of his health, a certain lawyer told him there prime ministers sicker than him, so no need to go! Again a higher power yank him out of there. Something will get rid of Skerrit!

      It will not be too long from now!

      • mine
        May 18, 2017

        So unhuman calling sickness on people. We should never wish others bad, it might come back to bite you.

      • Man bites Dogs
        May 19, 2017

        @:Francisco, One day we all have to die .But one thing i know you Francisco, will die long before prime minister Doctor Skerrit, How do i know? Because Francisco, you are a sick and very lonely old man. And a idiot.

      • Well man eat raw dog meat, since Roosevelt is a Punjab doctor, perhaps he will never die you know; because those Punjab doctor have more power than their god! They can prevent idiots like you from dying; I even hear the Punjab doctors can operate on themselves.

        They do surgery, on themselves, like removing their brain and heart simultaneously and replacing them.

        Don’t worry about me and how long I live! If I die today, am a happy man who I have already lived a full long and prosperous life; and knows exactly where my body, soul, and sprit are going.

        Unlike you who said: “since I living in uk I know there is no god.” Well, I know God exists, and when I die I will go to him in the interim, before I return to inherit his new heaven, and his new earth!

        And I say again Just as Douglas, and Charles wanted Dominica as their estate, a higher power denied them that privilege, as for Roosevelt Skerrit, if the people can’t move him, a higher power will!

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      May 18, 2017

      This is your opinion which we must respect. Hope you do the same to us which you have never done. This is an opportunity for you to commence responding amicably to your fellow D/cans who grant you your right.
      We reserve the right to object to your comment especially that, “. . . another to try to make things better for the country”.
      Which Party and who are you referring to? After DLP, D/ca is in dire need of a good and reputable Party that probably could be a governing one.
      If you are referring to UWP with Lennox the Leader, I am informing you he will never make a suitable PM. He is a hater. His interest is to be vindictive. This is what he is waiting for.
      God knows his heart much more than we do. However, his actions/words have projected that he is not fit to be a PM.
      I am not one who is satisfied with mediocrity or less. I hope the good D/can residents are the same.
      May God preserve D/ca and nationals from such a government, a leader and such a fate.

      • “We reserve the right to object to your comment especially that, “. . . another to try to make things better for the country”.( Kid On Block Tell The Facts, And Every Other Fictitious).

        Wicked lady, I almost agree with you until this: “especially that, “. . . another to try to make things better for the country,” caught my attention.

        Indeed Skerrit is making things better for himself, and the diplomatic passports salesmen and women in his cabal; while there are young and old hungry people in there country. Ask yourself, why should Skerrit give millions of dollars to three of his friends to build they say hotels.

        How can a Dominican build hotel under economic citizen program. Foreigners are granted citizenship when the come go into a foreign country and invest money! Think about that, and decide if Roosevelt is trying to make anything better for you.

  4. viewsexpressed
    May 18, 2017

    Skerrit must Go…Skerrit Should Go…Skerrit has to go. This man, this inept PM has killed Dominica`s resources, productivity as this fly by night PM appears to be buying votes and blind devious loyalty from the vulnerable week, poor and insecure. That is a form of abuse.
    Dominicans wake up, Stand strong behind HOn Linton and His UWP Team Dominica. Dominica needs a change and we need loyal, good politicians. Skerrit and his blind political bats ahs failed Dominica

    Skerrit Go. Skerrit must Go

  5. Shaka Zulu
    May 18, 2017

    Let’s be realistic. Skerrit is not going to resign. There are several ways to get him out. 1) A vote of no confidence. However, this will not work at this time since his puppet ministers are to curupted​ and retarded to vote on such. 2) Overthrow. This to will not happen because the only institution that has the ability to do that was deliberately structured by skerrit to eliminate that possibility. I am talking about the CDPF. 3) Conviction of crime, treasonous act, or implicated in some grievous scandal.
    I think the UWP is wasting thier time. What the UWP needs to do is restructure the party. I think Thompson Fountain should be voted leader of the party, with Lennox Linton as deputy. The country has moved to a point where it is skerrit vs Linton and not what is right for Dominica. If the UWP can do that it will send a powerful message that it is truly team Dominica, it’s about the team and what is best for Country. Keep focused on alternative development plans for future.

    • dayandnight vision
      May 18, 2017

      Shaka Zulu your head good? With your last suggestion?? What difference does that make? I suspect you just playing the UWP. you don’t really like them do you?

    • viewsexpressed
      May 18, 2017

      Shaku Zulu: Do not be silly and pointless! You are telling me by just putting Thompson ar leader automatically all these ridiculous Labour Party blind followers will just vote UWP. The point is Hon Linton is a leader of quality, substance, discipline politically, a visionary with a strong team, well qualified and decent. That is the level we have to get you and your friends. Rise up, wake up.

      These people are bought and with Asstaphan and the likes of Lawrence will not separate from this inept Skerrit.
      You need to go on the road like us, knock on doors and go to your family homes and be out there campaigning to get rid of this inept Prime Minister and corrupt Labour government.
      Skerrit just Go…..Skerrit Must Go…Labour Must Go. Very Corrupt

    • Man bites Dogs
      May 18, 2017

      @ Shaka Zulu, you are talking donkey crap :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • Shaka Zulu
        May 18, 2017

        LOL

      • KaliBud
        May 19, 2017

        Naah he making sense. He never give the democratic option, voting, because he knows this UWP can never beat Skerrit. So effectively, for UWP to get into power it will have to be against the will of the electorate

  6. I am Dominica....Are you???
    May 18, 2017

    Ha Ha Ha Ha…funny story UWP wake up!

  7. I miss Angelo!
    May 18, 2017

    It was yesterday evening we saw on CNN Breaking news that Assistant AG of the US appointed an independent counsel to investigate the allegations regarding Trump and Russia, http://www.businessinsider.com/robert-mueller-trump-russia-special-counsel-2017-5. Let’s not forget that the AG was recently chosen by Mr. Trump himself, but he put the interest of country before political interest. Many of us DLP. FLP & UWP who do not like the style of President Trump are happy for that news and are hopeful that it will lead to an impeachment. But what say we about Skerrit, our AG and Dominica? Are we not concerned about the criminals that were recently arrested with our diplomatic passport and those that have not been caught yet? Has the AG or anyone requested an independent investigation? What about Mr. Aliereza Monfared, who was hiding in Dominica for 6 months, with knowledge of our government, just before he was arrested in Dominican Republic? Has the AG or Skerrit investigated it?

    • KaliBud
      May 18, 2017

      Again I will ask: Did any of these alleged crooks have a valid Dominican passport when.arrested, or was it ready revoked. And has any of these been convicted of any crimes. If the answer to any of the above is no, then Uall have no point.

      • The Spirit of FEAR
        May 18, 2017

        Ok @KaliBud, let’s assume that at the time of their arrest their passports were already revoked though according to the facts reported on trusted media , we know for a fact that NG Lap Seng still had his Dominica passport after he was arrested and so to was Allison Madueke. But in the case of Alfiereza Monfared, say for argument sake that his passport was revoked before his arrest, isn’t it worse to know that AFTER the government revoked his passport they helped him to hide in Dominica with full knowledge that he was wanted, which was their reason for revoking his passport? Bro, if I know a man is wanted for crimes he committed and I agreed to hide him in my house, would I NOT be arrested? Based on your response I can see your conscience is pricking you but you want to keep defending.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 18, 2017

      We have been on that topic for months and said what should be dne. Your questions should be directed at the rogue and corrupt Labour Government. They are corrupt big time.
      Trump is NOT above the law, and so is Skerrit not above the law. In the US government, these people in the justice department etc put USA first and NOT the tramp Trump, but here we have our own Trap M, and we sacred, its the Tramp we love. Damn it Dominicans………wake up

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      May 18, 2017

      You people will never comprehend that the PM did not, personally give them the passport. You UWP supporters, beginning with Lennox as the Leader, appear not to utilize your common sense, if you have one. You must use your head and think.
      People are capable of hiding their personal lifestyle and what they do away from the public eye. They can do this very well. How did the one who was responsible in giving them the passport know that they were criminals, if they are considered criminals? They were obviously investigated prior to consenting to give them a passport.
      You or I could befriend others and obviously, as nice as they appear to be, will never suspect what type of lifestyle they live, if they are law-abiding people or not and what they are involved in.
      This is why the PM should sue every one of you, accusing him of what he is not responsible for, all because of your wickedness of heart, tongue/fingers. One day you will pay for that before God.

  8. O Boyfriend
    May 18, 2017

    LOL, don’t you get tired of making fools of yourselves. You are in the minority, we love our Dimples. JUST why would we replace a functional government with headless horseman.

    • viewsexpressed
      May 18, 2017

      LOL…LOL… I like this …I really Like this…I really….really Like this. Great one….nice one
      Skerrit must go

    • @O Boyfriend May 18, 2017

      Headless horseman! Very funny! I like it! Lol!

  9. Man bites Dogs
    May 18, 2017

    Prime minister Skerrit, will not be going anywhere not until we the Labour party supporters said so , secoldly we will not be pressurize into any snap decision-making so that the Dogs might try getting in through the cats flap. So-called Workers Party your decision stinks all the way to the bathroom. :oops:

  10. May 18, 2017

    He have nowhere to go but build a new Dominica for us LABOUR

  11. Ibo France
    May 18, 2017

    A significant portion of this article is about what Skerrit said which partly belies the headline. Dominica urgently needs a government that would work for all the people not just an exclusive few. A more inclusive, less abrasive form of governance would serve the people well. The present divisive, electioneering, morally depraved ruling regime can only regard and stifle the potential growth of the nation.

  12. Plato
    May 18, 2017

    I am of the view that there are certainly significant areas of concern in the fashion of governance employed by the Roosevelt Skerrit administration. We do need greater accountability from the ones who were elected by the people to manage the affairs of state. However, no opposition group in Dominica has proven themselves as a viable alternative and this is what keeps the government securely grounded. The United Workers Party as far as I am concerned is all talk with little or no action. Regurgitating the same issues which do not gain traction with the people is bad strategy. Elective politics is about catching people’s attention, then winning their minds which eventually leads to winning their hearts. And this what the primeminister gets, but apparently the opposition doesn’t get.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      May 18, 2017

      Comprehend, there are some things you should know and there are some things you should not know, not question and live and let live.
      You must know your place that, you are only a member of the public; not even an elected MP and the leader of the opposition. This goes for all UWP supporters.
      In addition, he is the PM of Dominica. You must learn respect for him.

  13. Cyrique
    May 18, 2017

    Lennox needs to concentrate on delivering for his Constituents. His rants will not get the desired results. All it gets is headlines!’

  14. My little take
    May 18, 2017

    Are we real in Dominica? Do we have a conscience? Do listen to international news? Do we get to see CNN, FOX,NBC, BBC news? If yes, why are we so shallow minded? The Breaking News is, the assistant Attorney General of the US, who by the way was appointed by President Donald Trump, has appointed a private and iindependent investigator to investigate President Trump and his Russian deal. I know many of you both at home and abroad, who are supporters of Skerrit are happy and are hoping Trump gets impeached. But folks, are not the allegations about Skerrit far worse, and more damaging to us, as a very small and poor third world country? Why are we doing this to our country? We need to search deep into our conscience, if we still have one, and ask ourselves if we destroying Dominca because we hate Lennox and love Skerrit, of if it is Dominica we hurting. The US should really force us to dig deep. God bless Dominica

    • KaliBud
      May 18, 2017

      We would take it on if the source was credible. Ur star witness is an ex convict.

  15. Mahaut
    May 17, 2017

    Don’t give up,the man is buying the uneducated of dominica

    • KaliBud
      May 18, 2017

      Well lennox is first in line.

  16. little yout
    May 17, 2017

    He must go!!!!!!!

  17. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 17, 2017

    lENNOX D NORVICE, WILL & COME AGAIN…. My PM is not going no where any time soon.

  18. DA
    May 17, 2017

    Skerrit think that he is God, and he does what ever heard wants to do, but he need to reflect on life and come down from the height he on , because the wrong he doing to Dominicans,all the pain , suffering and heart break will fall on his children.

  19. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    May 17, 2017

    Lennox Linton UWP, Party members and supporters, you are obsessed with the thought of the PM’s resignation. It eats out your hearts that he is not heeding your obsession. It appears you have a severe problem and all of you need to see a psychiatrist.
    Lay out what the PM has done that you are so obsessed about him resigning. Do not say all D/cans for the PM, this Party has supporters. Tell us how D/ca and nationals have been negatively affected by what you assume.
    You, Linton, you have done much damage, much harm to Dominica and nationals. I need not spell out all what you have stated/done. Those who have common sense should know you are not worthy of being a leader, much more with your apparent dream of being Dominica’s PM.
    Aside from DLP, there should be another Party, a reputable one; not UWP. This one is not one. Linton has done enough just as his supporters to project that he, Linton should step aside. He is the one who should resign.

  20. Doc. Love
    May 17, 2017

    Presently in the USA, the director of the FBI was fired because of his connection with the Russians. He was not associated with crooks, vacabons and thieves. He was not responsible for diplomatic passports being sold to dishonorable diplomats. He was not responsible for many people all over the world being in the possession of passports, he lost his job. A prime minister allegedly sold diplomatic passports to shady characters, he is asked to resign and he has the guts to ask why should he resign. Their are allegations that permits were issued by his government in order to mash up sanctions instituted by many countries in the world, he is asking why should he and his government resign. Certain banks in Dominica have refused to handle money coming to the country, because it is felt the money is tainted, he wants to know why he must resign. Prime Minister, Dominicans want you to resign and go to your priest and confess your sins for all the harm you have brought to this country.

    • KaliBud
      May 18, 2017

      Shut up and win an election. This is not an appointed position, it is an elected post and he was elected by the vast majority. Allegations bears no truth. U are a miniscule minority led by a high school dropout and advised by an ex convict.

    • dayandnight vision
      May 18, 2017

      Dominicans want him to resign or UWP crying and hoping he will resign? GET A LIFE. He isn’t going anywhere unless God says so through us

  21. May 17, 2017

    Who do you want to fool Skerrit? Only the illiterates and those who are addicted to handouts will be fooled.
    All that you have promised to do for Dominica are important but they are not a priority.Reduce unemployment, raise taxes for the those who place their money abroad in order in order to increase the income of those that are poor, diversify from agriculture to manufacturing, We need those that are properly skilled in order to target the right fields, raise lower income wages to reduce inequality etc.Skerrit stop building hotels because the economical situation in Dominica is unable to employ people nor welcome foreigners in the few hotels that are already built.There is a hotel that’s in need of completing which you have refused due to pride because it was built by the UWP.You must go because you are surrounded by incompetent people who cannot advise you to do better.Remember Dominica got help from Venezuela now the majority of the people have lost weight due to bad corruption.

  22. My 2 Cents
    May 17, 2017

    uwp SKERRIT NOT GOING ANYWHERE. You all are the minority, get it through your heads. The majority and by far, of the people of Dominica support and voted Skerrit and his government in and we want him as our pm. So he is going to stay right there.

  23. Julie
    May 17, 2017

    UWP please shut up and leave our PM alone. He is serving the people well and doing a tremendous job for the Dominican people . It is time you guys back off and shut the hell up.

  24. DLP Brooklyn
    May 17, 2017

    Please can we just Get A long…PM Dr Skeritt will not be moved
    UWP etc get over it….

    • One of the reasons there are dunce and idiots alive is because from the day they were born, they eat the their God given commonsense, and live their entire life eating and surviving off their pea brain.

      “Can we just get along”(The Late Rodney King).

      UWP get over what: an idiot like you? Whereas you might be in Brooklyn living off state welfare, Skerrit is living high sucking the blood of the poor in Dominica, with his millions of dollars hidden; I know where, but I am not saying. He makes millions from the sale of Diplomatic passports filling his deep pockets, while you go to the food market with your BET card in your pocket.

      Just in case you forget the BET card, is your modern day Food Stamp. Get a damn job that may move you from the welfare system!

  25. THE SHOAL
    May 17, 2017

    Talk about the PM must go, what is the charge against him?. In Dominica there is one vacancy for a PM AND IT HAS ALREADY BEEN FILLID. In every successful business there are risks, therefore, if the pm did take some risks it pays off because the country is moving fast forward. The one charge I can recall is, to minimize the control of hard drugs coming in and going out of the country and he was supplied with advance equipment’s and technology by the super power to control this. The country can see and enjoy his work. You cannot keep a good man down. So tell us the problem.Rijock is on the run.

  26. KaliBud
    May 17, 2017

    UWP needs to first get rid of their adviser, rijock. We have proof that he’s an ex convict. Unless and until u can get some conviction against Skerrit allu just blowing hot air. Skerrit has a 15-6 mandate through the democratic process. I challenge uall to beat him in an election

  27. Good to Go
    May 17, 2017

    Can’t you come up with a new tune? You are still preaching to the choir! Be consistent in calling for the resignation of Skeritte, it could only be done by ballot.. it shows you are only looking to advance your individual self. The people’s agenda must be first. While you are making noise he is being productive. Now is the time to be a functioning body instead of noisemakers.

  28. Music Producer
    May 17, 2017

    :-? # Scare-IT must go! :wink: :-?

  29. ??
    May 17, 2017

    Steeeuuuups!!! Take all you time. This is a democracy. Vote him out at the polls. Don’t be discouraged…. Stop all you foolishness and run a strong campaign. Think Brexit and Trump. Start with your leadership because leadership does matter.

  30. Dan is de man in de Van
    May 17, 2017

    Skerit must go… on to treat Dominicans like Beggars. Like 3rd class citizens. Like non entities. Like poverty stricken individuals. Like hand to mouth people. Like Vienna sausage consumers… like stupid s… Skerit must go…. on … make Dominicans wait for a modern equipped hospital,over a bridge.

  31. May 17, 2017

    The people have made it clear, election after election, that it’s Roosevelt Skerrit they want! What gives a few members of the uwp the right to dictate to us that our distinguished PM must resign?
    Have the UWP ever wondered why they cannot come back into office? Because their administration squandered this little gem called Dominica, raped her of so much! We are not taking chances again, especially with the likes of Lennox Linton as party leader!

    The baseless allegations can only get you all so much attention. Sooner or later, the people who believe your nasty and destructive lies will see through you all. Majority of us are for and with PM Skerrit, we not turning back to uwp. Blue time pass! We are moving forward, because Skerrit must GO On!

  32. May 17, 2017

    Call, call, call..But who picking up the phone? Not Skerrit, he’s busy developing this country! He’s too busy woking for the good citizens to answer that call. :lol: :lol:

  33. Chief Jacco
    May 17, 2017

    Action speaks louder than words.
    I want a car so I am going to repeat I want a car over and over again, and guess what? one day a car will miraculously appear on my door step. Boy I smart just like UWP. They repeating over and over Skerrit must go instead of working hard towards being the government, and one day Skerrit will just miraculously go…… poof. And UWP will automatically be the government.
    Yes I UWP, the best way forward is building castles in the air.

    • Fed Up
      May 18, 2017

      Lol IKR build a frigging castle in the damn air bummies
      . dem people to impossible

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