UWP calls for boycott of two independence events

Lennox Linton
Lennox Linton

Leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, has issued a call to citizens of Dominica to “stay away from two independence events, the National Youth Rally and the National Day Parade.”

According to Linton the move is to “peacefully protest the unconstitutional installation of legendary divider, hater, boycotter and persecutor Charles Savarin to the post of President.”

Linton made that appeal at a live press conference at his party’s headquarters on Thursday morning.

Linton pointed out  that Savarin was “dictatorially imposed as president with guns of the police turned on the people in case they wanted to exercise their democratic right to assemble in numbers to tell their government that the unconstitutional appointment of an absolutely unsuitable person to the office of president was unacceptable.”

“Both Mr. Savarin and prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit know the constitutional procedure for the appointment of a president and both are aware of the sacred responsibility to select for the country’s highest office, a citizen with an unblemished reputation for honour, integrity, fairness, balance and objectivity,” Linton said.

He label the installation of Savarin as president of Dominica as “malicious”

Linton stated the boycott will be a principled stand for the contsititution. “This is not a boycott of independence celebrations,” he said. “It is a principled people’s stand for the constitution against Roosevelt Skerrit who once again violated the constitution to make an unacceptable presidential appointment and Charles Savarin who accepted the appointment knowing that it was unconstitutional and knowing that he is too destructively partisan to serve as the embodiment of the state.”

By keeping children away from the youth rally Linton said a clear message will be sent to Skerrit and Savarin that “we stand firm without compromise against their disrespect and abuse of our constitution for their selfish political gain.”

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467 Comments

  1. Children, Children!
    October 27, 2013

    Yes mama. Boycot the youth rally. The PM said he has no respect for the law, the education minister is teaching a doctrine of hypocrisy.
    And children, children, we are not going to the Independence day celebrations. The president is evil and the prime minister is corrupt.
    And children, children, do you know what occured when the communion was given to the president at Bagatelle? Well,well we go talk about that.

  2. Stong in spirit
    October 19, 2013

    I support the move 200%. C. Davarin is an insult to the constitution, and hence the nation. All he deserve is eyes right from the police dogs and skerrit and eyes left from the nation.

    • blind bat
      October 20, 2013

      Greetings who ever you may be I see DNO allowed you to refer to the police as dogs and that’s really disappointing. I have a question for you well two simply questions: Where do you challenge any act that you deem unconstitutional? The answer is the Supreme Court and until that time the President is the President. Now for my second question, If the UWP would win eleven seats to form the next Government would they be able to assume office? The answer is NO, cause ALL Ministers are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister and if UWP will not recognize the President before whom would your respective MP’s take their Oaths of Office? Mr Linton please wait until you are a member of Parliament to engage in issues that are within the ambits of the Parliament sir, allow Hector John to perform his functions.

      • kissasser
        October 21, 2013

        Dogs ae sensible animals and are now wide used in investigations and the like.

  3. Ashley
    October 19, 2013

    My two sets of twins will not go, my dog will not go, my neighbor will not go, my uncles will not go, my aunts will not go, my nieces will not go, my nephews will not go, my boss will not go, his wife will not go, his children will not go, his mother in law will not go, her husband will not go. I could go on and on.

  4. disappointed!!
    October 18, 2013

    as a 1st time voter i am too young to remember wen uwp was in power…but if hw they act in opposition is any indication as to hw dey will b in power i am nt interested!! from wat i c dey r power hungry and care nothing 4 d country. hw cn u ask ppl nt 2 celebrate their country’s dependence? i love my country and no matter who is in power i’ll love it.boycott anything else nt d independence…lets progress nt regress!!! :)

  5. bluered
    October 18, 2013

    way papa labar-wrong not easy. lol

  6. Morihei Ueshiba
    October 18, 2013

    Daily events should scare everyone. Peace in our time no longer exists. Today is the most perilous time in Dominica’s history. Skerrit policies bear full responsibility. Skerrit is an out-of-control
    monster. It reflects rogue governance writ large.
    Today’s upside down reality endangers everyone. Crimes in high places are rewarded. Ordinary people are increasingly on their own sink or swim.
    Constitutional laws don’t matter. Rules are what Skerrit say they are. Hegemons operate that way. Ruthless raw power explains. Democratic values don’t exist. Peace, equity and justice are four-letter words. Freedom is dying in plain sight. Thanks to skerrit Dominica is now unfit to live in. :-P

  7. jang
    October 18, 2013

    you cant give a hungry man to feed people just so you cant give a fool to run a country linton if you had finish school you would know when and how to talk your crazy bastard

  8. XEXE
    October 18, 2013

    8-O Independence celebrations should be should be off limits.This should be a time of coming together not dissension.Now you wanna boycott the Youth celebration come on ppl!

  9. hmm
    October 18, 2013

    all he have to make sure marigot ppl doe go lol look nonsense wi garson

  10. Jejep
    October 18, 2013

    Linton in embarking on the very same failed strategies of Edo and Rhon.

  11. Consideration
    October 18, 2013

    It’s a good gesture to boycott the independence,however, their are certain things that are just exception and off limits. You cannot denied the people of the country their pride day for the sake of politics. You are putting the people that are for you in a delima. if though skeritt, is not hangleing the country in the best of way ,but boycotting this event is a low blow. let the people enjoy themselves.

  12. truthman
    October 18, 2013

    mr. linton all due respect that is a foolish thing to say you cant ask dominicans to not go and see the children parade they have been practicing so hard. besides nobody is going to the park to look for mr. saverin please who have time to waste.

  13. Yes yes
    October 18, 2013

    Dominicas are all about sewo. They don’t care about the constitution unless it affects them individually. For those who are condoning Skerrit’s nonsense, just think about the same children participatiog in the youth rally. Skerrit does not care about the youth, he just using them as a political pawn.

    • me
      October 18, 2013

      This is not about the constitution. This is just pure divisive dirty politics and hunger for power. The constitution was not breached. You do not agree with the choice for President that’s fine. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, this does not make you right. In fact you are dead wrong.

      • Papa Dom
        October 18, 2013

        and what makes your opinion right? The only thing I will say is that Lennox is doing the very same thing saverin has done and would do if he were Lennox’s current position. Some people say what goes around comes around others say karma, whichever it is saverin should not come to the public again with that sanctimonious unity crap. If he does it will only confirm, at least to me, that he is his same selfish person that I have always thought him to be.

    • Really!
      October 18, 2013

      @ Yes yes, Dominicans are all about SEWO! You may be right and that’s what Lennox Linton believes. That is why Lennox is telling us that we can sewo, we can go out and drink and have a good time, but he is telling us don’t go to the parade which is the pride and joy of the youth. Don’t let our children receive their awards and deny the parents of seeing their children be part of Dominica’s history. Why doesn’t he boycott the whole event?! He is selfish and he is definitely a dictator!! This HIGH SCHOOL drop out and NOVICE is creating a nation of young people who are going to disrespect authority, he’s creating bandits and bullies. Edison James you have created a monster – please step in and advice this novice.

  14. Tri-State Beauty
    October 18, 2013

    I will NEVER endorse this garbage! How can any person ask students and other Dominican nationals to boycott National Youth Rally and National Day Parade? So much for patriotism!!! Should you all get elected would you all want Dominicans to boycott government programs and independence celebrations? That is B.S and I am urging Dominicans and young people to turn out in massive numbers to these and every other national event.

  15. Sparky
    October 18, 2013

    The catoon in the latest issue of The New Chronicle depicts PM Skeritt distributing fish to people and telling a meagre, shirtless man: “What you mean you would prefer a FISHING ROD? Who do I look like to you? . . . LENNOX LINTON?”
    My thought then was, who has Mr Linton been giving fishing rods and teaching how to fish? . . .
    His demand that Dominican’s boycott their Independence Celebrations further diminishes his chances of being viewed by the majority as an acceptable alternative to PM Skeritt.

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2013

      Skerritt is in good company. Jesus distributed fishes too! Baron alone that saw Lennox distribute rods.

  16. Dominican by birth
    October 18, 2013

    I am with you 100% it’s time we stand for the truth thanks for picking up the mantle, this prime minister have done too much and we tolerated much too much, we are double standard in DOMINICA it depends on who do it’s bad that’s why i maintain we are filled with church going people but not Christians.

    • me
      October 18, 2013

      You are right, you have never seen so much good done in this country before,that is if you have ever been to Dominica this decade or ever. If you do not know what you talking about don’t speak.

  17. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 18, 2013

    This entire situation is unfortunate. Whereas this ought to be a time for celebrations, we find it necessary to take such action.

    Late though it may be, such organized protest against the presidency of Mr. Savarin and the unconstitutional manner in which he was installed are encouraged. We must take this principled, serious, determined position.

    This should not be seen as call by the UWP necessarily. It should be a natural response of all Dominicans fueled by the spirit of patriotism, respect for our laws, our constitution and our country.
    How could we place greater importance on celebrating independence than respecting our constitution?
    Are people satisfied with the type of governance we have today? No, we can’t be. No, we are not and that is why such peaceful protest action and civil disobedience are necessary.
    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

    • me
      October 18, 2013

      We, the people are satisfied with our government. Enough of your dirty politics. We are seeing the progress you trying hard not to see. Forward ever backward never.

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2013

      i would that you use your legal mind to inform the public as to the violation of the constitution.

    • Really!
      October 19, 2013

      Very interested comments !!. The fact that you said the President’s appointment is unconstitutional, I would assume that makes him an illegal President. We already have, according to the UWP an illegal Prime Minister, would it be correct to say that if The UWP wins the next election that Lennox would be illegally sworn In by the illegal President? So once more we would an illegal Prime minister and an illegal President. Secondly, why does he want the youth of the country to do the dirty work of the UWP by denying them their pride and joy to participate in the parade and to receive their awards which they rightfully worked for? Then again, Lennox will gladly be sworn as Prime Miniter by the same unconstitutional President he is asking the youth and adults to boycott!! Lennox and UWP are cowards, dishonest and have double standards!

      • ROSEAU VALLEY
        October 19, 2013

        This is a nonsensica rhetorical question. Notwithstanding, the protest action now, as far as it stands legally, until successfully challenged before the courts, all actions taken by Savarin is deemed legal. Therefore, he will be acting in strict compliance with his constitutional responsibilities. The fact that the UWP does not wish to respect him as the occupant of the office does not mean that is for all intent and purpose he is not legally the President.

        But it is rather interesting that you are so eager to raise this hypothetical question, which obviously you see as a real possibility and I can assure you will be the reality very soon. The UWP will win the next elections. Savarin, will preside over the swearing in of Lennox and then will serve at the behest and wishes of Lennox as the Prime Minister of Dominica.
        Trust that your questions have been satisfactorily answered and you will not pose it again and again as per your modish operandi.
        The Constitution mandates the President must swear in the new PM and his Ministers. he must act according. However, the Constitution does not require citizens to salute and respect Charles Savarin. The two issues that you are attempting to merge is utter rubbish
        Respectfully
        Roseau valley

  18. Islandal
    October 18, 2013

    Talk. For. Your. Kids

  19. Islandal
    October 18, 2013

    Talk. For. Your. Kids Get. A. Life. Lex

  20. APACHE
    October 18, 2013

    dno,please do not delete.it’s the first time i ever hear a future prime minister calling for the boycott of national célébrations,the pride of the country,the day when the flag has a bigger meaning for nationals in foreign;a time when dignitaries and other visitors come to take a taste of the country’s hospitality;”don’t spit upwards,it will fall on your nose and the higher the monkey goes the more his behind is exposed”.

  21. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    With all that drama, where is the Opposition Leader Hector ‘Spags’ John?

  22. Shameless
    October 18, 2013

    I see laybar trying very hard to discredit Linton. Everytime he say something on DNO all them Cyber Red Ants get the call like my favorite cousin (working in Min. Of Finance 8) ) to mobilize and attack it (thumbs down)…lol. You all sure crack me up since the little secret got out :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: .

    That still will have no effect on the wind of change blowing in the political arena. Like I told her, they can attack all they want but Change MUST Come to Dominica.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  23. Nooooo!!
    October 18, 2013

    DOh make me use indecent language here LENNOX! ay ay…. So independence and celebrations of a national holiday has turn POLITICAL??!! WAT DE … ay ay!
    you that desperate and have hatred for a man that you cannot get passed this? SERIOUSLY?! You people, Wake up and say Morning Politics, Where my breakfast Politics, Shower with politics, eat politics, poopoo politics, peepee politics, get dressed in politics, go to work on politics, eat politics for lunch, say good bye to politics and go home to politics and go and sleep with politics and even DREAM PoLITICS!!! ………….. AAAAAWAH All you will know what will be at the end with all you Poli-tricks!!! SMH! THAT”S a damn shame!

  24. New York City
    October 18, 2013

    It looks like some people don’t like a dose of heir medicine, it was that same president who use the word boycott more than anyone else in Dominica when he called for boycott of Flosse Joseph, ASTAPHAN, Boyssie, shapoo, AC shillingford and lastly Breezee mart> wasn’t he dividing the country then

    • Really!
      October 18, 2013

      @New York, I hear you loud and clear. I was in the era of 1979 and I was Labour then. Lennox was a supporter of Charles Savarin and the Freedom Party. Charles was not alone. He was a Hero to many Dominicans. But don’t you think Lennox would have come out better if his call now would be me of unity and peace. A call for all the colors to celebrate their Island’s Independence? I would have admired him and feel proud that he wants to make a difference. Right now he is making UWP the “the boycott party”. We need peace and we need our people to unite, especially at this time – Independence Celebration.

  25. October 18, 2013

    Dno just put Lennox Linton picture on your website and see how dominicans flood to right comments they love to hate him but I love to love him . Thank God for Lennox Linton he have Dominicans like to read and get informed 311 comments and counting Love u Mr Linton

    • bluered
      October 19, 2013

      yes all smart and hard working people love linton

  26. October 17, 2013

    I am boycotting all activities for this independence skeriit doingn too much of what he wants n this country time Dominican s teach him lesson doh want severin for president he is too partisan and mischievous he said to boycott brizee mart live on radio

  27. Looking Good
    October 17, 2013

    Well well what goes around. Comes around Charlo boy u are getting a dose of your own MEDICINE in hour face take that

  28. Nel
    October 17, 2013

    Waw Lennox..the beginning of the end. Same type of politics looks like u r no different from the other guys

  29. October 17, 2013

    Well,well, what is wrong with our Dominican people. Certain people can protest while it is a sin for a next. Charles Savarin called for a boycott of Independence celebrations and it was right. He called for a boycott of Brizee Mart where Dominicans would be losing their jobs. They have closed down and it is right. Now,we are calling on patriotic Dominicans to boycott peacefully these two rallies because of the unconstitutional things that are happening in Dominica and it is wrong? Lord, open the eyes of Dominicans to see that we are heading towards dictatorship if some thing is not done.Change is a must!

  30. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    Seriously…..Linton???? *in a Skerrit voice*

  31. %
    October 17, 2013

    Proud of you Mr Linton for standing up for WHAT’S RIGHT ON ISLAND! LINTONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
    OUR NEXT PRIME MINISTER.

    • Twissted
      October 18, 2013

      Read the comments, and count the “likes” and “dislikes” that goes with message in the comments. If that could count as a reflection on the attitude of the voters towards Mr Linton suggestion, then how in the world would he get so much support as to even win an election? :?: :?: I think its a dream. Am i wrong?

  32. Alice
    October 17, 2013

    I do not go to parades, but this year I going to fill up my bus for free and take people with me. Linton too sorte.

  33. Alice
    October 17, 2013

    Did Linton get a chance to march beforehe was kicked out of school? If he had finished school he would be more sensible. E sorte comme E laird.

  34. Neg
    October 17, 2013

    I support a boycott that would be better than being unruly the president was installed for one set let them attend all in red.

  35. FAST AND FURIOUS
    October 17, 2013

    DOMINICANS lets be real.Do you all think Lennoxx have good head?..ALL in favour,Thumbs down.ALL against,Thumbs up.

  36. Here we go Again
    October 17, 2013

    Lennox Linton in a very polarizing person and he said it himself…”I don’t know why people don’t like me, maybe its the way I talk”

    Damn you know why…you are filled with hate and divisiveness

    This is a recipe for political suicide

  37. yes lion
    October 17, 2013

    I would expect that from Linton is not his fault he has no respect for the country its leaders or the people. he will never be a pm in his life.

  38. Daryl Richardson
    October 17, 2013

    That’s what you get when you have little boys with little boy mentality doing big man work.
    Shame on you Linton, even our Independent celebration, which should be a time to unify us as a people, is not safe from your POLITRICKS.GOD HELP US IF YOU EVER BECOME PM OF DOMINICA. YOU ARE A DIVIDER.

  39. fil
    October 17, 2013

    That’s just a little warning there is more to come. The best part of independence is the youth rally I love it and Linton wants to boycott that, what a shame. When anybody is playing with children happy momments you are a sick individual. This is really something that should taken seriously. A spoken word cannot be taken back.

  40. Annoyed
    October 17, 2013

    I would have wished UWP would have also protested on the day of the swearing in of the President but I guess Skeritt’s snipers scared them off. I would prefer to leave the youth rally but the November 3rd, I say boycott the damn thing. In any case I will not be attending either neither will I be sending my daughter. Skerrit and his boys keep on talking about unity but they are the ones instilling problems all over the place, installing a President nobody wants, even in the Canefield election is problem…

  41. me
    October 17, 2013

    Hector John is actually leader of the opposition not Lennox Linton

  42. Ben Dong
    October 17, 2013

    Come on people! let’s move on to the next topic. Let’s see who is stealing our tax Dollars.

  43. Kawat Roseau
    October 17, 2013

    Them man losing it…
    They have been boycotting our Independence Celebrations since 2000…
    They boycott Parliament for so long the other day one of them got lost and ended up inside fort young…they doe want this person..and that other one..they wait untill DNO had a poll and last minute say is levy they want..
    Some of them so vex they even afraid to enter the stadium to cheer on Shane.
    And they say they are patriots
    When will they learn to be humble and sincere
    Leave the arrogance and foolish pride at the door of sincerity and true patriotism…
    Bro. Bob warned us…”Don’t let them fool you or even try to school you”…
    I am happy to see that our proud and hard working
    People has seen through this ill advised idea
    Let’s put aside our differences.. and work with
    One heart and mind to build our beautiful,blessed and peaceful country…
    We have so much to be thankful for…it is not the best of times no where on this rock…
    We have to and can do better…we will get there someway…we got to be positive…
    We have to help each other…to get there together…
    Don’t let them divide us..they have no plans except that of confusion and victimization…
    You can see it in there eyes..smell it and taste it in their ssweat….
    A group of angry men…with too many axes to grind…
    Pray and be strong…it will not be long..
    Till you will see the true nature of the beast..
    A leopard can’t change its spots…
    Have a safe and blessed Independence…hold on..!

    • UDOHREADYET
      October 18, 2013

      Karwat Roseau… You speaking truth!!! I was Karwat Goodwill back in the day!

  44. I in it too
    October 17, 2013

    Mr. linton call for the boycott of the World Creole Music Festival too

  45. %
    October 17, 2013

    I FULLY ENDORSE THE CALL BY our next PM Lennox Linton.

    • Santa Claus
      October 17, 2013

      @%, I don’t quite support it because it is not good for the country and it does not make any political sense. Does that mean we should all come and embrace Charles Savarin and Skerrit and pretend all is well? Absolutely not! I feel they need to look for other ways than getting the UWP directly involved. Definitely not a boycott of our independence celebration since so many Dominicans will be coming down to enjoy themselves. In my opinion, I feel it would have been better if UWP would use some of their agents (not candidates) to boo Charles Savarin whenever he walks in or stands to give his speech. It would also be good not to salute him or things of that sort. He and Skerrit should feel so bad that Savarin in particular should feel embarrassed to walk out. A boycott is definitely not wise.

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      The Devil cannot correct sin! The same things your party is condemning, are the things its promoting… you cannot put yourself forward as the alternative and in the same breath promote division in the country. I will never understand human beings. The power starts going to Linton´s head… just wait if he bocomes prime minister…

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      We are with you all the way. In fact, the majority of Dominicans are with you.

      We are convinced that Change is a must and even the Labourites are becoming convinced org that.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      October 18, 2013

      This is a call that all honest, patriotic , proud and reasonable Dominican must support. Clearly, this is not a position that the UWP takes lightly. However, it is a call out the doctrines of necessity to raise our national consciousness and one that by the operation of people’s power against the repeated and boldface violations of our constitution and the manipulation of the functioning of our governance system.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • Politics Again
        October 18, 2013

        Ok politician. Times like this show who we really are. How patriotic we are. Whether we believe in love for country or just ourselves. We are using our country and its people for our own selfish reason (imposing our ideologies and beliefs). Do we really understand what democracy is?

  46. Santa Claus
    October 17, 2013

    Mr. Linton, you rightly said last month that you were new to politics and we all know that. Rookies make mistakes and no doubt this is a serious political mistake you have made and you need to redeem yourself from it. I don’t judge people by their mistake but rather their reaction to their mistake. I think now is time to react in a positive way. You need to go back to the nation and tell them you made a mistake by asking the nation to boycott part of our independent celebration and instead you are calling it off and urging all Dominicans to unite as one nation.
    Although I know it will be a difficult pill to swallow because of how people will view you, but most people will appreciate you more and respect your humility should you take that position.
    Boycotts never helps political party or nation; rather it hurts them as it exposes division and weakness. When UWP boycotted the parliament did it help the party? No! When Charles Savrin foolishly asked the nation to boycott brizeemart did it help him or his government? No. In fact it hurt the country as the company shut down that aspect of their business and sent many Dominican’s home. In my opinion, that’s another reason why Charles Savarin should NEVER be made president. Should you still have doubts about the effectiveness of a boycott, just go back a few days and think of the Republican shutdown which is same as a boycott. At the end of the day, they were the big loser and they will pay for it later. As I have said already, everybody that reads DNO knows that I am a devoted UWP supporter and hates the manner in which Skerrit is leading the country. However, people need to see you as the solution to the mess the corrupt Skerrit has put us in and at the moment you are not helping our cry.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      What is the mistake for which you ask Mr. Linton to apologize for? The mistake that he did not encourage people to protest the unlawful installation of Mr.Savarin?
      If you judge people by their reaction to their mistakes, you certainly have a lot to judge PM Kermit and the illegal president.
      Did either Mr. Skerrit or Charlo see it appropriate to unite Dominicans with regard to the election of a president in accordance with the provisions of our constitution?

      To answer your question whether it benefitted the UWP when it boycotted the parliament, yes it did, hence the force that the UWP is today. Dominicans at home and abroad are now respecting the UWP for standing up for principled causes.

      The government fear the influence of Lennox, who is demonstrating that he is a better alternative to Skerrit. Let not your heart be troubled, Dominicans do see Lennox as the man to lead the UWP in the clean up of the mess that Skerrit has put Dominica.

      Have no fear, the power of the people is slowly taking hold and will soon prove that it is much stronger than the greedy, inept, corrupt weaklings in power.

      Change my friend is a must and not an option this time around. Get with the program. Fear no more, UWP will set Dominica on the correct path of development.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      October 18, 2013

      With all due respect, this is part of the process of bringing sanity to the insane governance of this beautiful land of ours. People do not hate how Skerrit governs Dominica. We are concerned about the improper, unlawful, inept and corrupt governance that we now experience in Dominica.

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

      • Politics Again
        October 18, 2013

        Again an arrogant response to satisfy our selfish desires. Are you guys willing to destroy DA in order to get the PM out? Come on, commonsense must prevail and we must understand that this is a bad strategy. This is only appealing to your base but most D/cans will attend. This is wrong.

  47. FAST AND FURIOUS
    October 17, 2013

    Desperate people will do desperste things!The entire UWP carbal and its supporters are desperate.Is that what they call Respect and Unity? A Novice that was hand picked to lead a party,no ministrial experience or position,an arrogant bully,is this the best example he can teach the youths?the future generation of Dominica?Demonstration,Boots on the ground,Boycott? Well sorry for those under his command in the UWP. This guy is embeded with greed,hate,envy and jealousy and will do anything to gain power.

    • ________________
      October 17, 2013

      What you call respect is “Go To Hell! Go To Hell! Go to Hell!
      What you call respect is “It’s not None of Your Damn Business where Labour Party get Its Money.
      What you call respect is Man to Man We Will Marsh Them Up!
      What you call Respect is going after uwpites in Marigot , Salisbury and Roseau in the way that Obama is going after Al Qaeda.
      STOP BEING A SKERRIT FOOL!
      I SUPPORT THE BOYCOTT.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      Are you referring to PM Skerrit, Charlo and Madam Speaker when you mention desperate people? I cannot agree with you more. These people are jealous of power and now they have reached a stage where they will do every and anything to protect their power. This means a total disrespect of our laws and constitution. Disrespect for our institutions and our people.

      Please do not concern yourself with the election of Mr. Linton as leader of the UWP. This was a much more a democratic and constitutional process than the election our our last two presidents.
      I really think that you are mistaken, when you say Lennox is motivated by greed etc..something tells me you thought you were writing about Mr. Skerrit.
      Fear no more my dear friend, the refreshing winds of change are blowing and it shall soon remove the cobweb from your loyal labour eyes.

  48. FED UP DOMINICAN
    October 17, 2013

    Patriot this, patriot that. That word is used daily by some in Dominica (and overseas).

    The ones who profess to being true patriots of Dominica are now calling for its citizens to boycott events to celebrate 35 years of independence.

    Where is the love and pride for country. Do we only have love and pride for Dominica depending on who the ruling party is?

    To encourage parents to keep their children out of the Youth Rally is ill-advised. This could be the making of a future generation with little or no respect for authority, especially if those in authority are not their chosen party.

    • ________________
      October 17, 2013

      If we have to boycott the event to bring respect to the constitution, well it is worth it.

    • Grand Bay Girl
      October 17, 2013

      Linton cares for himself and himself gratification
      and I hope people cans see through him.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      Yes, we are patriots..we stand for and in defense of our constitution that is repeatedly being violated by PM Skerrit, Madam Speaker and the unconstitutional president.

      We have a civic responsibility and patriotic obligation to stand up and demonstrate our disgust by the repeated abuse of our constitution.

      We are proud to stand up as patriots with Mr. Linton..

    • October 17, 2013

      Be fair, Fed Up Dominican. The man who is president of Dominica, also called for a boycott to the Independence rally.What do you say then? It was right for him then? Please because you may not like a person, don’t be bias. It was right then and is still right today. This is our constitutional rights to stand for justice and righteousness.

  49. lyn
    October 17, 2013

    I am in total support of Lennox. Come on ! Dominicans need to stand up for something.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      Indeed, we support you because this is the right time and thing to do.. Yes, we must take a stand once and for all.

  50. Sugar Ray
    October 17, 2013

    SORRY linton, you are not ready yet

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      If Linton is not ready who is ? After more than 10 years Skerrit is not ready, has never been ready and can no longer be ready to be the type of leader that Dominica deserve.

      If you believe that you are ready, why don’t you join the UWP in standing up against the corruption and savage attack against the rule of law in this country?

  51. kd
    October 17, 2013

    Lennox must go.

    • %
      October 17, 2013

      Yes he has gone after incompetent,arrogant and insultive Skerrit to the point where he Lennox, will soon be our PM. ISN’T THAT GREAT?

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      Don’t worry, Lennox is coming! Lennox shall replace the one who must go.

      Yes, Lennox will continue to go after and paralyze all those who think that their power is greater than that of the people with the real power.

      Fear no more….Lennox is going no where, excepting racing towards the Prime Ministerial position. It is come he is coming. Get ready.

  52. ME
    October 17, 2013

    This Lennox dude is out of order and lost his mind>> calling on Dominicans to vote and put this man in a crazy house where he belongs. he is a danger to himself and the good people of Dominica.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      I suppose you wanted to write that Prime Minister Skerrit and his ministers, Madam Speaker and Charlo are out of order and have long lost their moral, political standings. Dominicans should vote these bastards out of office. These people are enemies of the state. They are individually and collectively dangerous individuals.

  53. vieille case
    October 17, 2013

    let us please demonstrate and send a clear message to the world ,that many of us in dominica can and will ,that independence is for some,those that has been secreatly paid,brought,or used in ways ,please make your voices be heard pleas!!am so fedup of this . dance for three days back to the mess

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      This is the least that Dominicans can do at his juncture. Savarin has already been unconstitutionally installed at gun point. The least we can do now is stand up for Dominica now and vote out these evil people out of office when the opportunity present itself.

    • me
      October 18, 2013

      Maynard, you dat.

  54. October 17, 2013

    Can Linton please quote the section of the constitution to which he is referring? It does not exist !! And if there WAS something really unconstitutional, why doesn’t he take the matter to court as civilized people do? Maybe because he doesnt’t undersatnd basic civics (education?) or is just determined to keep Dominica on a constant political war path.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      Section 19.1…any other question?

      Not that Dominicans have any confidence in the court system considering that to date the case against the election of Mr Williams is still languishing before the courts even after Mr. Williams is no longer in office, but have patience..their is still time to proceed to court.

      Mr. Linton, like the majority of reasonable civic-minded patriotic Dominican understands the constitution. It is PM Skerrit, who has a degree in English who appears unable to comprehend the constitution.

  55. FAST AND FURIOUS
    October 17, 2013

    Dominincans,please be reminded that the dress code for those witnessing the Youth Rally and The National Parade for the Independence is RED…Be in that spectacle.Ladies wear your RED lipstick;and guy just let the ladies print their lips on your cheek.

    • Dominican Abroad
      October 18, 2013

      I like that! Will be wearing my ruby red lip stick if God spare.

  56. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    I am a citizen of this beloved land. Where everything is upside down. Dominica is celebrating 35 years of independence. What a milestone.
    Are we really independent. A divided country where party affiliation determines who gets a job and who doesn’t.
    Can I celebrate 35 years of independence. I have never been so broke in all my life. Charles saverin is the president of Dominica. And I hear so many people on here saying the show must go on. Wrong or right the show must go on.
    Do we stand for anything really?
    I’m not labour or UWP. Just an observer, I see a man taken from the labour govt in parliament and installed as president and we say the show must go on.
    Sorry to say there is something wrong with that.SMDH

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      are we celebrating charles saverin presidency or our independence?

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      What are we celebrating? What is there to celebrate other than corruption, bribery, kick backs, inefficiency, unprofessionalism, and Bobol?

      We are standing strong and we shall overcome.

  57. THAIRY
    October 17, 2013

    Anyone who wants to be a leader must be submissive and obedient,to those who are in authority,no man is perfect,neither is there anyone who has no weakness because everyone fail one way or the other.Now I need to get a message to my people in Dominica now is the time to weak up and smell the coffee.too many disobedience,don’t be like the children of Israel who wanted a king and the king had them under heavy bondage so the one who is giving you all the advise to boycott the Independent Celebration will soon laugh at you all.This is not a leader ,he is no example for the youth of the Country.If they listen to him he will all lead them to the place where the pipe piper lead the children.

    • >>>>>>>>>>>
      October 17, 2013

      You are simply a crass HYPOCRITE and a slave of Skerrits corrupt government. Did you make your voice heard when Savarin called for the boycott of Brisbane’s supermarket, because Brisbane was concerned about the manner in which we were spending money loaned/given/granted to us from overseas? It’s people like you that have Dominica so screwed up, and messed up as it is. YOU ARE TOO HYPOCRITE!

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      Is Skerrit obedient and respectful to our laws? Is Charlo prepared to uphold or constitution? Dominicans need to wake up and get rid of the DLP ASAP before they continue to destroy this country.

  58. MAMIE
    October 17, 2013

    Does a Dominican believe in anything, or every thing? If one firmly believes in something, he or she will stand by it no matter what or how unpopular it is. If one believes in everything, then, they go with the flow and there is no moral compass, no conviction, no real conscience. Its EITHER WE STAND BY THE CONSTITUTION or we stand BY ROOSEVELT. It really vext me when i ready these kinds of comment castigating Linton.
    One day, just one day, the nation will ask for Linton in one uniform voice.

    Dominicans will never effect change with this mindset, all across the civilized world people stand for country and justice. It was only yesterday that the Charles Savarin was installed, not inaugurated as president, disregarding the very ideals we fought for.
    Dominicans are myopic, coldblooded. i wash my hands on this nation. DNO PLEASE PUBLISH
    AMEN.

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      Where in the constitution does it support Mr. Linton’s claim? I am not being confrontational, I would just like an answer.

    • fring
      October 17, 2013

      man or woman whoever you are,I would give you one piece of answer but God forbids.What right do you have to call me as a Dominican and a proud one too,by such denegrading names?You know what,I guess you are referring to yourself

    • Pappy
      October 18, 2013

      Have u read and fully understood the constitution of the commonwealth of Dominica? It does not seem that way! And if for one minute you believe that Mr Linton will do a better job at governing Dominica than Roosvelt Skerrit then you are lost.

  59. forreal
    October 17, 2013

    have linton gone stone crazy,asking the people to drop out,like he did in school,these parade’s are stress free environments,man listen you want us to arrest you,and call it treason,stop trying to create civil unrest in our country,you slamming the president of being a boycutter,but that is the same thing you are preaching.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 17, 2013

      No Linton has not but definitely Skerrit has, Didn ‘t you notice? Dominica is dying slowly and you are concerned about a morally right protest action against an unconstitutionally elected president? Are you a patriotic Dominican or simply a Labour Party loyalist. As you say, we should boycott the boycotter who called on people to boycott Brisi Matt. The one who boycott the rule of law in Dominica.

  60. FAST AND FURIOUS
    October 17, 2013

    Bon Monsieur Lennoxx bon..Say jour sa la,say ani Demonstration,Boots on the ground,Boycott,hatred,jealousy,greed,tout sac qui pas bon ou ka teach the Youths of the country.Is this a way you are testing how obidient your followers are to you?Or is it that you see them so blind and illeterate that you take advantage of them.You call yourself a patriot;does that action reflects any form of unity amongst the youths of the country?Come Independence events you want to boycott;how will you feel when you see your call has been ignored by everyone else other than you,your carbal and the rest of your disgrunted handful followers?Is this an example of One wanting to be PM of Dominica?Lennoxx you are nothing more than a bag of BS!How long?Not long,Lennoxx,people will hear of your mental condition before elections are called.Now one understands why you want elections to be called so soon;but Skerrit clever than you!

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      Blind and illiterate following Lennox? How pathetic. A miserable attempt at reverse psychology. Who are blindly following the DLP irrespective of what the government does?

  61. hoolaalaa
    October 17, 2013

    Mr. Linton wants to take away a part of the youths involvement in the Independence celebrations. Something the youths look forward to. Guess what. Some of those youths disagree with this and also will be 18 or above by the time of the next election.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      Our youth look forward to a country that is governed in accordance with our laws. A country that is economically viable. A country in which they can get jobs. A country they can proudly speak about without the shame of corruption. It is not independence celebration…for the sake of celebration that the youth look forward to. The youth are not proud of the level of governance we have today under the DLP. This is why the majority of Dominican youth will vote for the UWP come the next general elections.

  62. One Love
    October 17, 2013

    I firmly believe that thousands of Dominicans WILL stay home – in fact there will be more people at home than at the events

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      take a pill and go lay down a h if u no what I mean

    • fring
      October 17, 2013

      Well partner,I don’t think I WILL STAY HOME WITH YOU NUH

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      All patriotic Dominicans should and will respond to this call. It is necessary to stand up for something.

    • me
      October 18, 2013

      Firmly, I know you will be dissappointed.

  63. concerned citizen
    October 17, 2013

    this is an outrage. lennox should be tried by the courts for treason. this is DISRESPECT to Dominica. People, we are a proud nation and we must be vigilant against the snares and wickedness of the devil which lennox has portrayed himself to be in such a malicious and distasteful statement he has made. he calls skerrit a commander but oh how the tables have turned, look he is commanding Dominicans to stay at their home and don’t attend independence youth rally?!?!?! WAKE UP people, THIS is who you want for Prime minister? boycotting the NATIONAL youth rally. These guys are jokers!

    • diva
      October 17, 2013

      So what shirt u typing what u mean we should take all what skero give us ur a joker

      • concerned citizen
        October 17, 2013

        as a concerned citizen, i am appalled to the heights in which lennox has violated and disrespected dominica as an independent nation. and you this “diva” person, stop being a fool and interpret what i have said properly before you type nonsense

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      Let not your heart be troubled, Skerrit will be charged for more than treason when the political tide changes. His lawyer has 44 criminal counts against him but Skerrit will have 100 plus counts against him.
      Prior to the corrupt DLP Administration, we were proud of our country, we wish to be proud of our country again. We have recognized the evil ones who govern us and we intent to do something about it come the next election.
      Change is a must if we are to instill pride in our youth and love for our country.

  64. Eyeballs
    October 17, 2013

    Why can’t Lenox Linton just boycott himself and the UWP party before he tries boycotting things that he has no control over. What that troll see nah? He needs a facelift

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      What gives you the false impression that Lennox has no control over this situation. Just wait and see, you will soon find out who is in control. This is not just about Lennox. This is a manifestation of the power of the people fighting the limited power of those who are temporarily in power. Do not underestimate the influence of Lennox and the power of the People. Do so to your own detriment.

  65. nikia
    October 17, 2013

    so when you ask people to boycott the celebrations you think is charlo that will suffer,his salary sure for the next month.so please linton grow up

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      Yes, Charlo will be embarrassed…he will be disrespected…he will know in no uncertain terms that Dominicans do not want him as president…the message must be loud and clear that Dominicans are fed up with the type of governance that we have today…we o not deserve that.

  66. lonie
    October 17, 2013

    linton boycot you want you will see boycott on the night of the next election when the results are in

  67. Eagle-Eye
    October 17, 2013

    Is Lennox Linton seriously asking Dominicans to put politics ahead of patriotism? News Flash! lennox, Celebrating independence day is the one occasion that binds us (true dominicans)as one despite our political differences. You are just showing your true colors by trying to get the youths of Dominica to boycott independence day activities. Who the hell do you think you are? what example would you show to our young people if Dominicans were dumb enough to vote you to govern this lovely island of ours. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  68. lisad
    October 17, 2013

    Out of 183 comments only 38 speak in agreement with Mr.Linton. I think you made a very big mistake with this one sir. Dominicans are more patriotic than you think

    • Channel 1
      October 17, 2013

      @lisad – Most great world movements were never initially supported or started by the majority.

      The fights against racism, the right for women to vote etc were all initially started by a minority.

      Go figure…

      • ruipoeuvn
        October 18, 2013

        you can’t compare apples to oranges.

  69. joy
    October 17, 2013

    All the young people who are able to go to the youth rally should attend,its not about politics ,its about national pride. In an age when young people are so rebellious ,why do we want to teach them more of that. They are the future of Dominica not the present government, opposition or even the president who is up in age. We as adults have to teach them respect and love for themselves, others and country. Mr Linton its so sad .You need to think carefully before you make some decisions ,they may just come back to hunt you.

  70. sabertooth
    October 17, 2013

    here we go they accuse the pm of being arrogant but when lenox gets the youth involve intheir political turmoil and and ask every to boycut the activities is like saying GO TO HELL WITH INDEPENDENCE ACTIVITIES, does that make him better than the pm? when he condones the president for asking Dominicans to boy cut breezies mart and now he is calling people to boy cut their culture, how better I lennox. so this just goes to say yoo toute c’est mem bargain. they are all the same. is just amatter of time.

  71. Discombobulated
    October 17, 2013

    I just said the other day that boycotting clearly isn’t working and these guys need to give the illusion of working with the government. If they are going to make inroads they have to attempt to work with govt to make dominica better. Now here he is asking to boycott INDEPENDENCE celeberations. You got to be kidding me. And the youth rally. Youth rally? Kids? This is exactly why I stated I do not know which party in Dominica is the lesser of the two evils. Lennox is sounding like a mad man. Skerrit, I don’t know if he has completely lost his mind or not. Any one you pick right now you pwi.

    • Channel 1
      October 17, 2013

      @Discombobulated – You must have been real discombobulated when you typed that utter nonsense above.

  72. Soon come.
    October 17, 2013

    Linton is making an of himself and he wants to have our promising young people follow him. Damn stupid. You want them to go and burglar peoples houses while they are out instead of attending such a historic event?
    Just cool it Lennox. Suggest something more productive which you cannot think of anyway.
    Take them to Antigua.

  73. side looker
    October 17, 2013

    Here we go Mr.popet

  74. brainn
    October 17, 2013

    He is not fit for Prime Minister!!!! Mr. Linton is not ready yet…How can he tell the citizens of Dominica to boycott Independence…..??? His supports will still go or wishes to stay home its their choice :lol: …Come on Mr Linton you need to come better than that….. Be more diplomatic!!!!

    YET STILL YOU WANT CHILDREN TO STAY HOME??WHAT DOES THAT SAY TO PARENTS :?:

  75. dons
    October 17, 2013

    Just wait for the 3rd November the Stadium will be too small for people

    • Toomatoe Tomato
      October 17, 2013

      Have there been any Political Leaders of The UWP to boycott Independence Celebrations since they lost the Election in 2000?

  76. youth
    October 17, 2013

    Mr Linton you are not a youth so I don’t expect you to attend our rally. We the young people are going and our parents will be there to support us. you will stay home and watch it live on tv. hope you have alcolado to rub your head when it start hurting you.

  77. A TRUE PATRIOT
    October 17, 2013

    Anyone can boycott anything at any time and for any reason but I have a problem when someone like Lennox Linton want to ask other people to boycott events. First of all Lennox, do not involve school children in your business. I want all Dominican youths and I mean ALL YOUTHS to attend the National Youth Rally on Friday 1st November 2013 at 8:30am at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau. This is what makes us patriotic citizens. LEADERS COME AND GO BUT DOMINICA IS OURS. LET US RISE ABOVE PARTY POLITICS AND PUT NATIONAL PRIDE FIRST. I will be there to cheer on the young ones.

    • ME
      October 17, 2013

      I agree,,,If i was in Dominica I would put 2 bow in my hair with my fifty year old self and pretend that I am proud young Dominican that’s not gonna make an ole bat like lennox deprive me of showing my solidarity for my Dominica,,, Shame on you ole man Linton Shame

  78. lang mama
    October 17, 2013

    Boycott the boycotter and comander of the kul wosh mob.

    • diva
      October 17, 2013

      Grow up

      • haha
        October 18, 2013

        diva is a hater!!!! eat ure heart out.. we will be goin to the youth rally… cry na

  79. Sisserou
    October 17, 2013

    Sounds like US Tea Party politics. Oppose for the sake of making a point without regard to the bigger picture and the negative consequences of such action.

  80. Negbawi
    October 17, 2013

    Lennox and the UWP are dangerous to our democracy

    • Debates
      October 17, 2013

      That we have no debates and no transparency in government. Since its the UWP that in government that is why it so corrupt. Hmmm.. Guess I’m in some alternate universe.

    • diva
      October 17, 2013

      We moving to change Dominica

  81. innocent
    October 17, 2013

    lennox must be kidding, I think he has gone too far. and if he is looking for publicity, this is the wrong way and most deffinately the wrong time. this is OUR independence lennox OUR independence….

  82. love my p.m
    October 17, 2013

    SORRY MY DEAR ! MY FAMILY AND I IN THAT LOL !

  83. Dominican
    October 17, 2013

    Go park, boycott park I broke, child to feed, rent to pay.
    Support Labah, doh support Labah I still broke, food expensive, AMI and Domlec waiting.
    Long story short, time for politicians to focus on sustainable solutions and proper planning. People are suffering times are hard.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      Celebrating our Independence is beyond the material things that you have highlighted.it is the fault of the DLP that people are in the situation that you have referenced. In fact, when celebrating our Independence, we need to do so, in spite of our economic status if we have pride in country. The fact is, the DLP has eroded our pride of country and Dominicans are prepared to do something about it..the sooner the better

  84. October 17, 2013

    Lennox MAD MAD MAD. Thousands will flock the stadium on November 3rd, wait and watch partner.

    • brainn
      October 17, 2013

      Make it worst the 3rd of November is a Sunday :mrgreen:
      Who’ gonna stay home :?: Than only his followers :mrgreen:
      United we stand Divided we fall….
      Guess he will boycott so he can put his manifesto together :lol: :lol:

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      Let us see. We will soon find out who is mad and how is really sad about the state of our country. Thousand of Dominicans will stay home in boycott of this years Skerrit/Savarin celebrations.

  85. Met Veye
    October 17, 2013

    Is Athie on sabbatical from politics?

    • papamet
      October 17, 2013

      He too embarrassed by the fact that another orator like him, who was so critical of others, does not have a high school leaving certificate and wants to be PM. Athie has his BSc.

    • Dominiquen
      October 18, 2013

      De ting on him. :lol:

  86. CONCERN DOMINICAN
    October 17, 2013

    Mr. Linton as a God fearing man with young and want to set an example, please DO NOT do wrong by not attending our independence celebrations, as previous persons did. Let them see that you are more respectable and bigger than that.

    You are being look up to as being the leader one day. Do not do anything now that will hunt you later in life as you are reminding us of what was done by others.

    If it has to take you to set the example praise be to God.

    I know you have been hurt but think of the young generation that are looking up and taking example from you.

    Independence time in any country is NATIONAL PRIDE and should be taken lightly.

    Do not think hastily and DO NOT follow the wrong.

    Do what is right for our nation as a leader.

    GOD BLESS DOMINICA!

    • CONCERN DOMINICAN
      October 17, 2013

      Independence time in any country is NATIONAL PRIDE and should NOT be taken lightly.

      • WE VOTING UWP
        October 18, 2013

        You are right. This is not a matter to be taken lightly. This is why we must take a stand now and show our disgust.

  87. ZafahDominic
    October 17, 2013

    I fed up with UWP…show Dominican’s something positive instead of all you continuous call for boycott and disruption..sackweh gas Lennox is this all you have to offer Dominicans. Independent is a happy tie, time for unity, peace and togetherness.

    • diva
      October 17, 2013

      Go to school to get understanding stups

      • fring
        October 17, 2013

        I would not like to go to the one you attended because I would sound like a damn fool

    • ________________
      October 17, 2013

      That’s why I like UWP. They teach us how to respect our constitution. They need to step up the ways whereby we should boycott this president.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      Indeed, Dominicans are fed up with the DLP, Skerrit and Charlo. What is positive about an unconstitutional PM and an unconstitutional president. You are right that our independence should be a time for celebrations just as the inauguration of a president. Our president should not have been installed at gun point. The election of a president should be n opportunity to unite he people..not divide them.

  88. Tim
    October 17, 2013

    Can we celebrate an independent state whose constitution is now toyed with and hijacked? I agree with Linton, this precedence which Skerrit has created is not a situation we can overlook and not the time for us to merry make.
    But in spite of Skerrit’s bold face nonsense arrogant governance style and the taking of Dominica for granted, the Independence celebrations are too much of a national significance to mess with.
    Things are going well with the UWP campaign and they should just hold on for bit longer. I think they are beginning to make mistakes. Once again the UWP has come face to face with ghosts of the Dominica’s the political terrain. People don’t understand what is being done to our country by Skerrit
    If I were advising Skerrit and Savarin, I would tell them that the theme for this year’s celebrations should be ‘ Us and our party’s empowerment and a culture of disrespecting the constitution.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      We support your comment. We agree. The majority of Dominicans agree with you. Hold on. Change is coming. Change is a must, we know that it is not an option.

  89. Met Veye
    October 17, 2013

    Where is Athie at this time? Is he missing in action?

    • ?
      October 17, 2013

      Is Athie more important than you? That’s why Skerrit has you all like puppets and slaves so.He has imposed poverty and unemployment upon you all, and has forced you all to grovel to him, as if he is God.
      TO MAY DOMINICANS ARE MENTALLY ENSLAVED.

  90. October 17, 2013

    The UWP party is causing serious damage to our country. The reason why i believe this party can never be again elected to run our country,they will drag us in the mud. We must think of the future and its bright with the DLP. If you love the PM and the party we will vote. The right choice is the DLP people. We cant give Linton the opportunity to damage us.

  91. 2 CuTe
    October 17, 2013

    What ! What about my performance on stage as a young person.Mr linton i thought you were smarter than that.

    I dont agree with you on that one sir.This make no sense.

    • ?
      October 17, 2013

      Mr Linton i agree totally with you on this one.This president deserves no respect.

  92. Thinking
    October 17, 2013

    Well DNO is vindicated today. I have read so many times that DNO is a supporter of UWP hence all the anti-government comments. What have we here today?

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      You know exactly what you and your crew have done today. Your DLP propaganda machine is very active. You are not fooling anyone with that. We know better.

    • Dominiquen
      October 18, 2013

      DNO and it owner know that they are being watched. 8)

  93. Posse
    October 17, 2013

    Maybe linton should tell Dominicans away don’t bother come home and spend money until he get the right president…he sounds like the republicans and the gov shut down. Mr linton get it right Savarin could not have a strike without the people,ask the civil servants.

    • a a
      October 18, 2013

      Was it proper for savarin to instigate violence? violence? encouraging the Howling gang etc.

  94. October 17, 2013

    Her we go Again, Dominicans choose independent celebration over the constitution, the horse before the cart :-D
    Can’t you people see, everytime we give Skerrit an inch, he takes a foot,and soon or later there won’t any rule of law, like Haiti :-D
    Well if we dont get rid of Skerrit, Then we are the ones gonna suffer
    PEOPLE SKERRIT PULL GUNS ON US, AND YET STILL WE SUPPORTING HIM, It can’t get any worst than that or maybe when the streets of Roseau flowing with blood, then we gonna ask how did we get there :-D

    • #speakingmymind#
      October 17, 2013

      I just got a gut feeling that Skeritt wont be the one responsible for blood shed in Dominica.What about the ones calling for boots on the ground and for shutting the country down.ZOR KAR QUE NOU SORTE AKOU

    • WE VOTING UWP
      October 18, 2013

      Imagine that. Our constitution now men’s nothing. Celebrating independence is now given more prominence than respecting our constitution.

  95. croix nous
    October 17, 2013

    hmm.. i doh know wat to say nuh.. and is mista dat say he is d people’s leader.

    have ur supporters really sat and think bout your utterances and actons?

    whether PM’s move was in poor taste, Linton ur not hurting skerrit and Savarin but me and all Dominicans. U have children dey interact wif blue red yellow green. fink of d consequences of ur actions since u aspire to b PM one day.

  96. Ann Derass
    October 17, 2013

    This is not a battle to pick UWP. You all should have gone to Parliament the day of the vote to register your disapproval of the manner in which Savarin was being elected president, walk out before the vote and then go to Court to have it annulled. Instead, in the usual UWP way, you chose to stay away from parliament, allow Savarin to be elected and now calling for boycott.
    I never participate in independence rally and parade and I have decided on a matter of principle not to attend any activity at which Charles Savarin will be present or, if I do, I will arrive late after him to avoid having to stand.
    But to believe that Dominicans will boycott the youth rally and Independence parade is pushing it too far. Dominicans enjoy their independence activities, so this one is a bad move.
    Lennox I observe that you are starting to fall out of line. I hope UWP WILL NOT boycott parliament again.

  97. BRUTUS
    October 17, 2013

    it’s unwise of lennox linton to be always inciting violence in one form or another, the uwp loves going to the court why not go there with your matters, they have the peoples inc accounts use them and finish with that nonsense protests and boycotts, let’s get down to the idea of building the country.

  98. 4u2c
    October 17, 2013

    If we Dominicans start standing for what is right then we can make a difference. The boycott is the best thing for now. This is a brilliant move. No one not saying don’t go to the activities but the standard protocol where the President is present Dominicans should stay away. Only then the folks in power will realize that the people are serious. If not Skerrit and Charlo will not laught at UWP they will laugh at Dominicans as JOKERS!! Charlo the hater can insult, denegrade, shut the country down and all we say is LOVE the hater…we can do better

  99. YES I
    October 17, 2013

    So that’s the calibre of a person that you want at your helm. Well Sa Bon Pou Zor.

    • ?
      October 17, 2013

      He is definitely the best that we have. He will not tell you to boycott Brisbane supermarket, or go to hell, or its not any of your dam business where Labour party get money, etc, etc, etc.

  100. correct mind set
    October 17, 2013

    I cannot help but think that all the comments here, including mine could have been avoided had 1. The Prime Minister select a less polarizing figure for the office of president.

    Or
    2. If the UWP had submitted their presidential norminee within the 14 day time frame.

    It stands to reason that either parties neglected their fudiciary responsibility to the Dominican people hence the nation is devided on an issue that has never before witness such decenting voice.

    This speaks volumes about the quality of leadership currently available to the populace.

    My personal view on the entire issue is that none of our leaders truly demonstate the leadership required to improve the quality of life for the majority, now or in the long run.

  101. octo
    October 17, 2013

    OK, I starting a poll. Those who will be going to these functions give a thumbs up. Those boycotting kindly give a thumbs down.

  102. Stress in de place
    October 17, 2013

    Disappointed.

    • .
      October 17, 2013

      Yes in yourself, for supporting Skerrit’s rubbish, whenever he does what he wants.Be a man/woman!

  103. October 17, 2013

    let’s take a leaf from the US , absolutely no political stance during our independence and building of our nation .Happy 35th Independence to all my fellow D/cans .

  104. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    Sak Sott!

  105. Gardez Yo
    October 17, 2013

    Mamizoo,

    You have the guts to call Carlise line of questioning combative.. hypocrite…. The shoe was on the other foot so to you he was combative..bias.
    UWP should be renamed the United Boycotting Party.. what has boycott achieved more remaining in the yard.
    I predict the same will occur whenever Skerrit calls election. At every outing, Lennox is just handing Skerrit an election that is what is happening. Garcon dominicans are not as foolish as you would want to make people believe.
    Patrick John the main architect of 1979 saga is now being hailed as UWP hero. Lennox and Eddison were Freedomites at the time.Charles was reacting accordingly. I almost got killed as well. Moi ta la. Allyu will fool some not all.

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      This is the best comment here – very well said.

  106. Rameses
    October 17, 2013

    As enticing as boycotting the two national parades may seem, it appears to be an ill-conceived idea. For example, Mr. Linton could have called for a silent march through Roseau by supporters of the party to culminate with a rally at Newtown on Independence Day. The UWP Leader should not ask parents to take their children out of the Youth Rally. As one blogger stated it is about school pride and children being themselves on the day of the rally. However, if parents choose not to take their children out to the National Day Rally then it’s their prerogative. Our country will not move forward unless we envisage a clear path forward. I support most of the issues that the UWP have raised but cannot condone ill-advised actions without clear forethought. Currently, Mr. Linton and the UWP should be seeking funding and creating strategic plans to be able to contest the next general election. Although at the moment this boycott might sound practical to win this war against an unduly elected president, but the battle is long. The UWP must read “the Art of War” by Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu writes “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” and “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”, while “all warfare is based on deception.” The road to solidify support for the UWP is a long and arduous one but strategy at this juncture is of paramount importance. God help us!

  107. Oh yes
    October 17, 2013

    This is surely in the name of conscious preservation and respect for the constitution of Dominica, a country which is temporarily hijacked by the powers-that-be. Good move to create an awareness for righteousness, peace and justice.

  108. westgirl
    October 17, 2013

    Lennox, you are aspiring to be a leader and you teaching the youth to be negative with your wrong advice? You are too childish and malicious. I could never support you. Seem like you spend every minute of the 24 hours angry with Skerrit on your mind. What kind of leader are you? vindictive human being!!!!!

  109. Concerned
    October 17, 2013

    Disappointed in Lennox. Independence is a time for UNITY, not division. We cannot and must not paint everything with political colors. Is this what we are to look up to as young people? You should retract your statements Sir. Please leave Dominica’s independence celebrations out of your rift-raff. You are free not to attend but I will be there and I will be 100% proud to be Dominican.

  110. tell me
    October 17, 2013

    How is it labourites never come here to complain when
    mr skeritt called people bastards
    mr skeritt say none of all you damn business,
    when mr mano was fire bomed and was not arrested,
    when we had the bin bobol,
    when we had the fertilizer bobol
    when we had the land transfer bobol
    the alleged Vila bobol
    when he told us go to hell
    when he said no law no constitution
    when mr savrin called for he boycot of brizee
    when reggie raging in the house about his jungle school
    when ministers, charlo and astaphan say mano bomb his own house
    when the p.m out there giving handouts including toilets
    when Chinese building bust stops
    when Chinese don’t give receipts
    when we cannot see the MOU
    when Venezuela ask for their money
    when Dominica have to pay back with citrus and coconuts

    • .
      October 17, 2013

      This is my exact sentiments.
      LENNOX I FULLY SUPPORT YOU.

    • #speakingmymind#
      October 18, 2013

      JARJAR,is you that buy my laptop for me nuh?Don’t tell people when to and when not to comment. SACKWAY KOUPARWAYZOUN

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 18, 2013

      “When he told us go to hell: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      I duh can do anything else than laugh me belly out oui!

      Dominicans are something else!

      When I was a little boy in Wesley, I would often hear grown men or women cursing, one would tell the other “go ter hell,” the other would respond by saying, yes, but hell gat you in ah wan han-basket eh!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      You people are just too funny!

      FET.

    • think properly
      October 18, 2013

      But independence is independence! Don’t mess with that. All politics wait for the day after November 3rd. Sorry.

  111. Serving the Public!!
    October 17, 2013

    I have never gone to an independence parade before. Undoubtedly because of that appeal, I will be taking my entire family.

  112. Serving the Public!!
    October 17, 2013

    But he is calling for the same things that he hates the President for. Is he not dividing? Isn’t he not displaying hatred and isn’t he asking for boycott. So what’s his point!!!

  113. FAST AND FURIOUS
    October 17, 2013

    Desperate people will do desperate things!The entire UWP carbal and its supporters are desperate.”Lennoxx” is that’s what you call respect?A Novice that was hand picked to lead a party,no minsterial position,an arrogant bully,is this the best example you can teach the youths?The future generation?Well sorry for the others in the UWP under your command.Lennoxx you are embeded with greed,hate,envy and jealousy.

    • FAST AND FURIOUS
      October 17, 2013

      DNO,how long do you take to moderate a comment?

  114. bluered
    October 17, 2013

    Well done Lenox. We learnt boycott from savarin. I in dat.

  115. Wye-wye
    October 17, 2013

    Did not Savarin do worse in his time in the 70’s? The people who are chastising Lennox, are they for real, or are they all big men and advisors of the Labour Party? From what I read, I believe they area both. Savarin would have called for worse than that, were it him asking for the boycott. He doesn’t deserve to be President of Dominica.

    • me
      October 17, 2013

      Wasn’t lennox in agreement with Savarin at the time?

    • #speakingmymind#
      October 18, 2013

      SO WHAT’S YOUR POINT? I’m angry at my wife for cheating on me and here I am in a relationship with another woman and I think its right.I’m angry at Savarin for calling on Dominicans to boycott Brizeemart(which was wrong)and to punish Savarin ,I am boycotting too.NEVER !!!this cannot be right

  116. sam
    October 17, 2013

    Lennox you need to move from talk show host mode to leader of UWP mode. Your inexperience and arrogance and lack of leadership capacity is already showing. Do not make any more mistakes like this one. Independence is nationalistic and patriotic in nature and your mind seems to be clouded and driven by vexation and hatred for PM Skerrit. Boycotting things is reactive rather than proactive. Now let us see you LEAD, no FOLLOW.

  117. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    Mr Linton the most effective method to “peacefully protest the unconstitutional installation of legendary divider, hater, boycotter and persecutor Charles Savarin to the post of President,” was to go to parliament and vote against him. You did not do that

  118. El Freda
    October 17, 2013

    I’m a young professional….Medical Doctor actually, and having been away at school for so many years I have not had the chance to cast my vote on election day. I have been listening closely to both parties, trying to decide where to place my X come election day. Though still undecided, the UWP leader has just made it a bit easier for me. Why speak of nation building and national pride and then turn around and ask us as a nation to boycott two national events? Lets just say you win the next elections. Is it not the very same president – whom you refuse to acknowledge as president, who has to swear you in? And does him swearing you in as the new Prime Minister nullify your post, even after having legally won the elections? Mr. Linton you were batting strong, but this last decision was a blunder. And I dare say that quite a few young professionals/colleagues who were leaning in your direction are now forced to reconsider their choice. May I humbly suggest that you man up and recant on your appeal.

    • Very funny
      October 17, 2013

      So young professional and colleagues, if you make an in-correct decision in diagnosing one patient and it becomes public knowledge should the nation not support you because of that one error? Sometimes I don’t think we think before we speak.

  119. OVERSEAS
    October 17, 2013

    Dear Mr.linton,

    So far you were doing well in my books until now. I personally believe that you fight when there is a possibility of change. The president has already been appointed, and can’t be changed until the term is up. So what’s all the hype about boycotting? That makes no sense to me. Independence is for ‘We” Dominicans, and not about any politically party. So please stand down on this one and let us enjoy our celebrations.
    Thank you.

  120. ON POINT
    October 17, 2013

    These guys are watching too much American TV. Did they get this idea from the Tea Party?

  121. Bawi
    October 17, 2013

    “Power changes everything till it is difficult to say who are the heroes and who the villains.”

  122. Thoughts
    October 17, 2013

    I understand your opposition to the President. However, Independence is a time of unity and celebration. Lets put politics aside and enjoy our culture.

    • John Paul
      October 17, 2013

      Skeritt should have put Politics aside when He nominated Charles Savarin for President. He must pay for it ! We will make Him pay by peaceful protest!My Children will not be at those events!

    • Mr. President
      October 17, 2013

      The Labour Party had called for boycott of the entire independence celebrations under freedom and workers… so the same can be done now. what goes around comes around… KARMA for the ayatola and the AM PM :lol: :lol: :lol:

  123. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    Me, my husband and my children are pleasant and always smiling. I not supporting any party that full of booway unpleasant people period.

  124. Bogoroy
    October 17, 2013

    Undoubtedly, Dominicans will respond to Mr. Linton, this divisive and cantankerous demagogue. The people will simply flock to the stadium in greter numbers and, probably, with more partisanship (more red shirts).

    • Roy Williams
      October 17, 2013

      Go ahead put your red shirts and enjoy yourself but the day will come when that same Constitution that is being trampled by Skeritt will be our savior. I wish to support Mr. Linton 200%.

      • Eyeballs
        October 17, 2013

        Birds of a feather surely flock together. YOu and Lenox look alike. Still UWP is not going to win. I don’t see why they fussing

      • fil
        October 17, 2013

        Yourself and Linton are the same.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 21, 2013

      I had a bad dream last night, and my consciece is pricking me. I have been one sided on Gov’t matters. Sorry, but the people should take a stand as far as National pride and dignity is concerned, I now support the boycotting.
      Mr President, I gave apologised, can you me man enough to do the same.

  125. trolol
    October 17, 2013

    Pick your poison citizens of Dominica, labor party is corrupt(Obviously), and the Uwp , well from what I can see they’re a bunch of idiots. :lol:

    • John Paul
      October 17, 2013

      You have You ropinion i have mine ! I will not recognize Charles Savarin as the President of Dominica! This is a Man who toppled the Government and caused the First President of Dominica to flee the Country .How can He now stand as President and say there should be respect for that Office while He is the Holder of it / Jaamais!

      • octo
        October 18, 2013

        John Paul, go do your research. Start from 1970 to 1981 and in the end your opinion will change.

    • Questions
      October 17, 2013

      A bunch of idiots? But a good amount of Dominicans don’t see the Labor party as corrupt. Who is the worse idiot? And Dominicans can choose between selling their souls for corruption or trying to make “idiots” ,whatever you describe them as, do good work?

    • CONCERN DOMINICAN
      October 17, 2013

      Our heavenly father is the judge and will deal with all of us according to our behavior here on the earth.

      All man for themselves. No one to say who is less or more corrupt.

  126. Mangoes
    October 17, 2013

    Firmly back this move by the UWP 100%

    with actions like this Dominicans will be respected World wide…

    look at the ANC and all these activist over the globe, they stood firm…

    Left alone for Dominicans slavery would be back in place, they are so tame and headless it’s so sad.

    that’s why skero said he will be in power for a long while, he is right as the majority of citizens lack any substance.

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      You sound like your uneducated leader!!!! Keep the rest of us level-headed Dominicans (who chose to at least complete high school) out of your nonsense!!!!!!!!!!

    • Channel 1
      October 17, 2013

      @Mangoes – “Left alone for Dominicans slavery would be back in place, they are so tame and headless it’s so sad.”

      You sure got that right. And then they wonder why some out there in the foreign view them as a backward and under-developed island…..

    • Mie
      October 17, 2013

      You mean Dominicans will be looked upon as idiots. Linton need to give it a rest , there was no breach of the constitution.

  127. connie
    October 17, 2013

    One of the reasons why Dominica has not developed is the factual the citizens are way too dazed and dumb about issues, they bray for a few mins…then turn back and accept anything thrown at them..

    that’s the dominican culture..weak non progressive,evil, wicked and crabish mindset…

    Dominicans could care less about the rule or law in the island..look at the Gon Emanuel matter swept away easily…

    i will never back labour..but i think Skerrit and the Labour fits and suits Dominica prefect.

    it’s a fools paradise dominica, so it’s very unlikely to bring sense to a island of fools..

    • octo
      October 17, 2013

      Ha, ha, here you are braying, ……….

    • Secretary
      October 17, 2013

      You are so ‘fool’ of it!

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      AT least we got the biggest fool out(that’s you)

    • .....
      October 17, 2013

      that includes you too and you must be the biggest fool to be able to identify so many fools..

    • me
      October 17, 2013

      Enough of you divisive politics.

    • Negbawi
      October 17, 2013

      Continue to bray

    • Ben Dong
      October 17, 2013

      @Connie, you are dead right about that. All who disagree with you are brainless. Any blind man could see that these people don’t care and don’t know where they are heading.

  128. Channel 1
    October 17, 2013

    As I stated lower down in the comments section, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman were seen by some as being troublesome people.

    Whenever persons who fought against injustice took various actions, they were labelled as troublemakers. Now these same ‘troublemakers’ are seen as global heroes for the things which they fought for and against.

    Keep on fighting against blatant wrongdoing UWP!! Some Dominicans are a bit too docile and hypocritical for the real world.

    Dominicans should pay attention to how no-nonsense populations take bold stands against wrongdoing and unjust practices by their leaders.

    • Dominican
      October 17, 2013

      Oh please the UWP Leader has no traits as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman so stop the comparison. Who cares what Linton and his cronies say, we will go to the Rallies because we are discipline people not arrogant and unqualified we can understand right from wrong.

    • Connection
      October 17, 2013

      One cannot compare Linton to these people…he is no where in their league…if Linton wanted to stand for something, to make his voice heard, they should have followed the Constitution (that he is so “strongly fighting” for now) and presented their nominee to the Speaker within the time period as provided by the Constitution…instead of boasting that he waited for the time to pass to make a call to the Prime Minister to name his nominee “unconstitutionally”…now he vex, now he crying, well misery like company…that’s why he trying hard to take people with him, disuniting the country at such a critical time…i hope we Dominicans are smarter than that, and can see through him and what he and his party are trying to do.

      • Channel 1
        October 17, 2013

        @Connection – For the sake of enlightenment, could you educate us on exactly what was the hero status of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Harriet Tubman when they first took stands against wrongdoing?

    • just saying
      October 18, 2013

      My My how can you possibley compare Linton to martin luter king, Mandella and Harriet Truman. what exactly has he achieved? He speak eloquently enough, but does this qualify him to be PM? I would say a resounding NO. This silly parle of his about Patriots etc, which he repeats parrot fashion straight from those american shock jocks and racist red necks such as alex jones etc. The man is so full of self importance, pompous, arrogant, devoid of any sense of humour and oh so thin skinned.

  129. naturalistic
    October 17, 2013

    Mr Linton please take a good look and see how we are going to come out in larg…….e number.

    • alwaysreading
      October 17, 2013

      oh mr linton guess who will be there, me, my son, mother, sisters, mother, nieces, nephews,cousins, neighbors, friends, and all the laborites :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

  130. optimistic
    October 17, 2013

    please DOMINICANS, its our Independence-this should bring all compatriots together. we hold respect to the Office and the seat of the President. Fortunately or unfortunately Mr. Savarin is seated by LAW. LIKE him or not, respect the Office of the President. its legal

    next time UWP reps, please show up at parliament and vote against – it carries more weight when it is minuted

    • John Paul
      October 17, 2013

      The burning question is “Did Charles Savarin respect that Office and did He cause the President Degazon to flee the Island?”This is the very reason why Charles Savarin is not a suitable candidate to hold that office and Roosevelt Skeritt who nominated Him should know that .

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      Tell them… When they go in Parliament and register their vote against a motion, it hold more weight. Up till now these fools cant get that through their thick skulls. They want to stay on radio and run their mouth as if that will make everything right! Mr Linton, you are worse than I though… you are no different from the people you are accusing. Check yourself before you speak …. you are embarrassing yourself!

  131. Tanti
    October 17, 2013

    I think that the UWP has offically handed Skerrit the elections. This is not the time nor the place for this.

    • Questions
      October 17, 2013

      Agreed. More time for Dominicans to beg their dictator? Nothing satisfies you guys except “free” money. Nothing in the world is free and the price will come whether you like it or not.

  132. jupee
    October 17, 2013

    My question to u Mr. Linton and all your supporters. If u was to become the prime minister when election is called, would u boycott your swearing in ceremony? I cant believe big men thinks and makes such poor and shameful decisions. Dominican should never forget your stands and must boycott u at the polls.

    • Bogoroy
      October 17, 2013

      Nicely said.

    • John Paul
      October 17, 2013

      Ibelieve it is a good stand! It is non violent unlike the actions of Charles Savarin who led the mobs to harass supporters of the same Labour Party now hijacked by He and Mr. Skeritt .You have forgotten History My Friend?

      • #speakingmymind#
        October 18, 2013

        you have forgotten history, my friend?

    • LIKEDETOWN
      October 17, 2013

      ùmy boy u r so right Labour Will be there for another 10 yrs again let dem WOrkassss brey again Iuntil dey fall down as for dat jour a list car eye john de baptiste anodder big tounge running his mouth WJ+HAT TILE IS IT??????????????? LABOUR POWWER 10 MORE YEARS LINKTOWN TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT U R WASTING YOUR TIME AS FOR MONELLE WILLIAMS A WASTE OF TIME take out de marbles from your mouth u r a domnitcgen not amerikan talk lik me mwen sey yon domnitchen byeeeeeeeeeeee labour powera ll de way linkdetown

    • brainn
      October 17, 2013

      i like that one(thumbs up)

      The opposotion leaders never show up…What does that say :?:

    • ()
      October 17, 2013

      @jupee. I consider your question HIGHLY NONSENSICAL. WHEN the majority of the electorate gives Linton’s party the mandate, they will be sworn in by any president that is in place,Savarin or anyone worse than him. After being sworn in the respect for the country will begin.

  133. Views Expressed
    October 17, 2013

    Savarin is NOT a role model for Dominica and Dominicans and do jot deserved to be called President.

    My God , in Dominica we must stand for something, at least let us protect and defend our constitution. We need some level and pride and dignity returned to this country.

    Where were you all when Charles Savarin himself did boycott President Vernon Shaw.
    What double standards…Savarin has no standards at all and the devil cannot forgive sins

    • CONCERN
      October 17, 2013

      Stand in the mirror and say I HAVE NO SIN.
      I HAVE DONE NO WRONG IN MY LIFE.

      We to like to bash persons when we ourselves have done maybe even worst to what were are crucifying them for.

      Always think of yourself before mouthing another person.

  134. Tom
    October 17, 2013

    Is the manifesto in print Lennox?

  135. Rocky Hills
    October 17, 2013

    Linton is dead on Point….

    A strong signal must be sent to them…

    But sadly Dominican are hypocrites with honours..

    Is it the first time a boycott of a event or issues has come up..

    my point is dominicans are happy to be ignorant and nothing will change them, they love being poor and kicked around so trying to bring light to them sucks….mental slavery is the order of the day in Dominica..

    • ON POINT
      October 17, 2013

      It is so sad that you can make such statements. They are a reflection of who you are. You must be talking about yourself.

    • me
      October 17, 2013

      Linton is dead wrong and only hungry for power. He does not have the best interest of Dominica at heart.

      • Toure
        October 18, 2013

        Outline the best interests of Dominica?

    • ()
      October 17, 2013

      Of Course he is dead on point. I SUPPORT HIM 100%.

  136. Really?When was that
    October 17, 2013

    Linton pointed out that Savarin was “dictatorially imposed as president with guns of the police turned on the people in case they wanted to exercise their democratic right to assemble in numbers to tell their government that the unconstitutional appointment of an absolutely unsuitable person to the office of president was unacceptable.” If you want people to stay out of the independence celebration but doh come and lie there, nonsense, enough is enough

  137. Cat
    October 17, 2013

    My family and I will be attending both events,the uwp was founded through hate and revenge and sadly they put in place a leader who’s ambition is solely base on hate and revenge.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 17, 2013

      Cat, I am not involve into Dominica’s politics, but it gets me angry whenever, I read such stupid comments like UWP was founded on hate; or somebody hate another even when what they say about the other person is true.

      If that’s the case every political party in Dominica was indeed founded on hate!

      It was hat which caused the DFP, led by the now sitting president in an insurrection against this very Labor Party, which overthrew Dominica’s first Prime Minister Patrick John.

      Which is more hatful?

      Organizing an uprising, by the now head of State, which became a civil war in our country, and the formation of a political party which went to the poles, and was duly elect by the people served the country well until the word corruption became know to Dominica which was used to turn people against the UWP, thus they were voted out of power!

      I think what the former minister of government in the DFP, and in recent years an appointed minister of government in the same Labor Party which he almost single handedly overthrew, and now appointed President of the country by the Labor Party, which he once overthrow; seems more vicious, and more hateful than the formation of a political party.

      It is so shameful to read the nonsensical crap many of you write talking about hate!

      Who cares: just because you do not like the views or opinions of another person, what that other person said does not make them someone who hate another.

      I do not believe most Dominicans know the meaning of the word “hate” , so here are a few definitions: To feel extreme enmity toward ones country’s enemies, or to have a strong aversion to find something very distasteful. An intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger or sense of injury.

      Hate implies an emotional aversion often coupled with enmity, or malice. So, if you are talking hate, you may want to term th President,who lead an mob of angry DFP supporters to the home of Karam, and stoned his house and business for more than six (6) solid hours; that to me was hateful, and in fact a premeditated act designed to kill the occupants of the Karam’s home that night!

      Would it be fair to come to such conclusion?

      Some of you need to be simply quiet if you have nothing constructive to contribute.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  138. Dimitry
    October 17, 2013

    Rather than rallying with community and youth groups and getting on the ground to bind with the people, it looks as if Lennox has thus far been on the hungry for bloodshed path as leader of UWP.
    Strangely, Thompson Fontaine has seemed much more productive in his manner of opposing by pinpointing the flaws in the current economic system and educating the public on potentially sound economic policies and alternatives. Lennox appears blood thirsty, void of any other relevant content than this.

    Just observing.

    • stem
      October 17, 2013

      A degree would have made a difference in his approach for the better

      • Anonymous
        October 17, 2013

        It’s the past..
        Leave it alone .
        God don’t like ugly..

  139. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    Never have heard such “bull” from adults if u had ne sense of pride n luv for ur country ud never even think of saying that Independence is much bigger than ne party or individual…..
    proud Dominican

    • John Paul
      October 17, 2013

      What independence? Farmers have become hikers under the reign of this Government and we all know who has the big houses now including Villas.they give handouts but giveaway jobs to Chinese labourers who use chinese brooms similar to ko koh yea brooms .Not even a ko koh yea broom Dominicans can sell

    • Questions
      October 17, 2013

      Not too proud to beg. Too proud to work for your money. Red clinical huh?

  140. Gardez Yo
    October 17, 2013

    Eh bein if is UWP that have to rescue Dominica from going down, crapaud smoke our pipe. It was with complete awe and disdain that I listened to Lennox Linton rant and rave this morning and have finally concluded lennox cest un nomme fou…. Lennox Independence to thousands of Dominicans is the best time of year and you have the gull to come and spoil the party with your big jealous mouth… you have to be mad….

    Is that a strategy? Well Calli embarrassed you big time, no wonder the Workers cabal turned on him no sooner the news conference was over. Calli asked the perfect question which placed you on the backfoot and you came out like a big fool…. Lennox you all dont think before you act. Is that how you are going to settle conflicts if you become Prime Minister (which will never happen.. youjust put a nail in your coffin). Is that your negotiating style? Workers in trouble.
    If your arrogance is so glaring on the outside, heaven help your Cabinet colleagues when you are behind closed doors. Man Workers are beginning to sicken people and handing Skerrit an election anytime he calls it. Monde parsa sort consa… Shame shame shame

    • October 17, 2013

      Hats off to Skerrit continue to abuse them and when you win throw them under the bus because they deserve the kind of treatment they are getting, being ignorance is not an excuse it’s the norm for some folks like you By the way it’s the people of Dominica that are in trouble not any of the parties.

    • possie
      October 17, 2013

      boy/girl I would shake your big toe. I could not have said this any better. Independence for sure is my time and I won’t take this bull advice.

  141. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    Why UWP so childish really? Of all thing to do that’s how they encourage the people of Dominica to unite and build the nation by boycotting independence event.

    • Really!
      October 17, 2013

      UWP supporters should ask Lennox Linton to tell us the part he and his family played during the year May 1979, when his en Hero Charles Savarin helped his party the Dominica Freedom party to bring down the Dominica Party. Charles was a Hero then to all of them who are now crying him down. If he did not join the Labour Party I’m sure that Lennox Linton and all those others would still see him as a Hero.

      Nonsense UWP. Be very careful what you guys create in this country . You are breeding bullies, you are showing children how to disrespect authority. I waiting to see which Principal of any of the Government school who are going to push that I sense boycott.

  142. Red Rose
    October 17, 2013

    It’s about time Dominican’s realize, Linton is only going up against PM Skerrit by reveng due to their court battle. He’s not even half way yet, and he’s already talking about boycott. That’s not a smart move for a future leader.

  143. Santa Claus
    October 17, 2013

    Come on Mr. Linton! I am not a supporter of Skerrit and his Kabal team and I definitely don’t like the manner in which Savrin was made president. However, Mr. Linton, two wrongs never make a right and now is time to move on.
    In my opinion you had a very bad week. Your comments on Q 95 yesterday when Matt simply asked you about the future of the UWP Senator from Mahault really turned me off because it showed a lot of immaturity on your side. Today’s call to boycott two very important events of our independence really is uncalled for. Although I will continue to support you and the UWP come election time, I will tell you that you must not listen to those that are ill advising you at this time. We have a nation to build, and we need all on board if we are going to be successful. So PLEASE

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      well said

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      You started out well, until you mentioned “continue to support you and the UWP…”. If you have any decency and love for country then you would instantly stop supporting such individuals. If they can behave like this while in opposition, imagine them getting into government??? (Skerrit would look like a saint in comparism!!) Be careful what you wish for!!!!!!!

      • Santa Claus
        October 17, 2013

        Are you kidding me @Anonymous? Can you compare this error by the UWP to the shame and disgracefulness Skerrit, Savarin and this so-called DLP has placed on us? I cannot see any one even with a very limited sense of decency and even a partial love for country supporting the political crimes made by this administration. In my humble opinion, they have done so wickedly that I don’t even think Dominica ever be Dominica again. I don’t support Mr. Lintons call but I definitely hate the idea of seeing Skerrit and Savarin on any national stage. I don’t even think they have balls and if they still have they should be removed. what pure disgrace!

  144. obmahs
    October 17, 2013

    Mr. Linton, with all due respect, please allow Dominicans to enjoy the Independence Celebrations. There is a time and place to show your displeasure with the Presidential Selection process and the President…Independence is not the time. This boycott is ill-advised. While we are on the topic, UWPites please refrain from “idolizing” Mr. Linton to the extent that you are currently doing. This is about a team, not one individual. It is eerily reminiscent of another Dominican politician who
    has been given similar treatment…look around, see what this has created.

    • Kamchatka
      October 17, 2013

      Obmahs – Wait nuh, so all you asking for the nation to pretend there is no wrongdoing because it is assumed Dominica is still an ‘independent’ nation eh.

      Go to the independence celebrations to do what exactly? Listen to the the speaking of lies, sugar-coated stories and oh yes too watch soldiers marching in eh…….whilst the country continues to be abused by those in authority eh.

      Life must be a joke for some of all you……..

      • October 17, 2013

        I’m not saying you a wrong but last election it was all about Sherrit and thats why everyone who ran had his picture up and do you know what’s the result of that today we have a one man Govt a dictator

  145. Me again
    October 17, 2013

    A country that is founded on lies, deception and ill will, and a lack of adherence to the law and constitution will never prosper. So we have to discourage what Mr. Skerrit is doing. If we continue to accept what he is doing (having no regards for the supreme law of the land) by remaining silence because it is independence, he will surely take us for a ride. Keep up the fight Mr. Linton.

    • papa met!
      October 17, 2013

      if linton want to have a fight thats the only way he came up with against mr skerrit? do you think thats gonna solve the problem? you not only punishing skerrit you are punishing the entire nation. utter rubbish D*&^^$$

      • Debates
        October 17, 2013

        Corruption and treading on the constitution is all right as long as is your pretty prime minister right?

  146. ?
    October 17, 2013

    We are telling our children to respect authority, respect the law of the land, stop being lawless and Mr Linton is instilling violence in the mind of the children? You sound like a divider,trouble maker, you are on the wrong footing. Mr linton you are so artificial and you want to be Prime Minister? Thant is not for you, you are a photocopy.

    • Kamchatka
      October 17, 2013

      @? – How exactly is he instilling violence by asking for persons to boycott?

      A perverse, wicked and deceptive generation are some of all you………..

    • anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      Be mindful that you don’t allow your children to have soo much of a high regard for authority that they will allow for anything. A boycott is ok. It does not deflect from the economy or the “President”‘s salary. It’s his position and as the leader of the UWP he can seek the support of his party supporters. No harm there.
      Remember that respect is earned and the president still has not addressed the nation with an apology for the hurt and division of 1979.Careful what you stand for; you just might get stomped. Our children should learn strength even now so that tehy can protect themselves from ” authority” that will seek to take advantage of them>>>>More strength to you LL. I respect your position and support it sir!

    • John Paul
      October 17, 2013

      A peaceful demonstration is not violence!
      But what Mr. Savarin did back then to Patrick John that was!

  147. octo
    October 17, 2013

    Stay away all who want. But, I will be there!

  148. Onlooker
    October 17, 2013

    Seriously! I’m not a fan of the PM but I am still not clear on how the constitution was breached? It looks like there seems to be a misinterpretation of the constitution by one party. Which one is it? Dr. Honychurch explained the process on DBS radio on the day of the inauguration. The Attorney General also explained it and I have also read the constitution myself and Section 19(4) which reads “The Prime Minister or the Leader of the Opposition or any three members of the House may, during the period expiring fourteen days after the day on which the House has been so informed, submit to the Speaker by writing under their hands nominations of candidates for election as President and the Speaker shall at the first meeting of the House after the expiration of that period and before the House proceeds to any other business inform the House of the nominations he has received and to which the candidates concerned have consented”. This seems to be the area causing all this confusion (14 days). When should it have started? Should it have restarted after the 2nd nominee. The average person must be even more mystified by all of this. What are we meant to believe? It seems clear here to me but for others its as clear as mud. Boycotting as requested by Mr.Linton will not resolve the issue. We need to move on and start working together for a better Dominica.

    • Fact
      October 17, 2013

      Don’t leave out the part where the candidate for president must NOT be affiliated to any political party. Savarin is a member of the Labor party and as a result this is clearly a violation of the constitution. How complicated is this?

    • John Paul
      October 17, 2013

      Go to the Government Website and read the “Personality of the President”

  149. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    Boycotting the two independence events, the National Youth Rally and the National Day Parade will not make UWP win an election. They should have learned a lesson from what just happened in the United States (between Democrats and Republicans). Put differences aside and do the peoples work. Enough is enough.

    • Toure
      October 18, 2013

      Why is everything about winning elections,they may not win but the history of Dominica will win.It will be mentioned that some of the populace stood for something.

  150. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    I’m with you on this one Mr. Linton. I don’t think a man that has devided Dominica so much should be honored.

    • atl
      October 17, 2013

      well stay at your home…stop acting like animals

    • Really!
      October 17, 2013

      Mr. Anonymous, Lennox was one of them who stood up with Charles Savarin in 1979 to bring down the DLP. He helped Charles to being division, hatred and strife in the land. Charles was the best thing then. Now today you guys want to talk about Savarin divided the country!!! Did Charles do it alone, was he not a member of the DFP then. Ask Lennox if he wasn’t a supporter of the same party with Charles.

      Hypocrites!!

  151. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    Strange, so much UWP here and no support for Lenniox? Foot in mouth?

  152. Mamizoo
    October 17, 2013

    What would Charles Saverin do?
    I listened to the news conference and I must say that I agree with the stand taken by the UWP. It seem like a dam you do “yam” you don’t situation. Had the UWP gone to the courts there would be people saying well why go to courts there are better things to do; if the UWP did not take any action they are called weak; The people must take a stand and the UWP is leading and doing the right thing.
    Mike Douglas demonstrated his disagreement with the Eugenia Charles administration by demonstrating during our National parade and guess what laborites stood behind him.

    With regards to the questions asked by Carlisle – they were reasonable questions however CArlisle should not and must never adopt a combative approach when doing his job – not to the government side nor the opposition. I will also say too that what we heard this morning was an openness on the part of the UWP to answer the questions; though combative Carlisle and any other had the opportunity to ask the had questions – no Curtis or DBS reporter stifling the question or afraid to ask the had questions. kudos to Lennox and the guys for stepping up to the plate and being very professional during the news conference

  153. simple DA.
    October 17, 2013

    i support that 100%…. its time politicians learn that the power of the people is greater than the people in power.

    • Zorfee
      October 17, 2013

      The power of the people? Count me out, as well as 98% of Dominicans. Even UWP supporters are against that action.

      • October 17, 2013

        Dont forget to go up to red clinic on wednesday for the reward.

    • real possie
      October 17, 2013

      @ simple DA oh u will see power of the people for those two days hope dno take all the pictures for u see the power of the people.

  154. Stoney
    October 17, 2013

    why don’t back dominicans they are very double standard based society…

    that’s why they are the poorest in the caribbean, they lack focus and easily persuaded..

    the today’s dominica…

    dominicans are too laid back and dull to improve the island..

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 17, 2013

      What are you trying to say; your English is so poor it is almost impossible for me to understand: Are you trying to say “Black Dominicans?”

      Sentences are commenced with capital letters, the first letter in the name of a place or country or thing is mandatory capitalized, as in “Dominica.” You wrote “dominicans.”

      How about writing it this way “Dominicans.”

      My philosophy is this, when someone decides to criticize another person, the person doing the critiquing must have something better to offer; in your case you are worst off than the people you are critiquing!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  155. October 17, 2013

    i do not pride myself in talking politics, i donot live in dominica so i never comment on dno when the topic is political but,now i will just say what a shame.do u forget the meaning of indepence?if u become the prime minister of dominica i don`t wish to see what u would not do.
    i`m waiting for those thumps down from those uwp supporters,all i will tell u guys i`m not for labor nor uwp i`m democrate.

    • Observer
      October 17, 2013

      “democrate”?? What is this??? Speaks volumes about you and your level of ignorance!!

    • Ben Dong
      October 17, 2013

      @ Tears, this is the comment you should withhold. You make no sense whatsoever. What has Dominica benefited from being “Independent”? I’d like to hear your response. Shut up!!! I smell hate and ignorance.

      • Anonymous
        October 17, 2013

        You are obviously smelling your nose!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      @Tears.
      Please do not comment on DNO again.
      Since you are not in Dominica I’m sure you can find an adult Education class upgrade yourself don’t subject people
      To such horrid use of the English language.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 17, 2013

      You did well. You got a lot of thumbs up. This means, many of us agree with you. The thumbs up showed approval.
      Do not worry about Anonymous who got thumbs down for being crude and rude. We know which Party “A” supports.

  156. TRYING TO EXCELL
    October 17, 2013

    Mr linton i for sure have started turning my support away from u u are not ready PLEASE READ YOUR CONSTITUTION AGAIN VERY CAREFULLY , and stop trying to mislead students like me

    • Ben Dong
      October 17, 2013

      You student? must be failing all your subjects. We relieved Britain from its obligations; now we are “Independent” (on our own) we want them to pay us. What did we get from them prior to becoming “Independent”? Look skerritt going around the Globe begging for bread for an “Independent” Country. Wake up peoples.

      • hmmmmm
        October 17, 2013

        Ben Dong…look like you bending down for d wood of the UWP….geeeze!!!!!!!

      • Justice and Truth
        October 17, 2013

        Ben Dong, you can blame that government and supporters who wanted independence. In those days, some were pro independence and some were not. This was not the fault of this P.M. It has placed a certain degree of burden and hardship on previous PM’s and on him including nationals.
        It is sad that an independent nation is not self-supporting. That previous government brought this upon Dominica and nationals. In those days Dominica was not ready for independence and far from that.

    • anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      Stand for what you believe. As a student be unbiased in your assessment. Weight it in and determine what is the best move forward. You seem to have already been misled. There is a total disregard for the ” average man” by authority. Then you turn around and bend over and kiss their********. Be smart. Remember that you too can be a President one day and therefore the path you tread in your life always bear in mind that your action today will dictate your tomorrow. The DLP was voted into office by the masses and we see the results; a party that fails to create an environment conducive for progress and growth. Open your eyes and look at where the misleading is coming from> A FAIT A COMPLIE PM AND PRESIDENT. Watch out; Our independence will soon be hijacked like our willpower to take a stand against things that we don’t support. Shame on you UWP supporters. We need men and women of backbone in this country. All of a sudden you remember that the country is an independent nation and that we should be governed on that basis SMH

    • Justice and Truth
      October 17, 2013

      If he keeps this up, by the time Election Day rolls around, it appears that he will lose more supporters.

  157. take your time
    October 17, 2013

    Common Mr. Linton, please don’t get the youth involved in this division. You are creating a monster that you may not be able to fight when you become the leader of this country

    • Ben Dong
      October 17, 2013

      The young ones must be taught early to change a culture that has no significance. Linton is right.

      • Justice and Truth
        October 17, 2013

        What do you mean by a culture of no significance? Do you not think you are carrying this too far? The students are being trained for battle where none exists.

  158. Politics Again
    October 17, 2013

    One step forward, two steps backwards. Is this the change that we really want?

  159. hmm
    October 17, 2013

    zor paca fini eveh sa? choops man.

  160. Dominican for sure
    October 17, 2013

    Stupes – Lennox need to get a life. The man is President, whether you like it or not. Calling for a boycott of these two events which symbolizes the true meaning, the height of the reason why we celebrate this Period and when people are suppose to be united; you are calling for division. Lets move on man. Stop spinning “top in mud”. What message are you sending for the young people? Then when children misbehave you blame Parents. As a Leader you need to show some respect for the Office – even if you donot like the holder. These Celebrations are not about the Presidents; it means much more for the nation. Stop it Mr. Linton!!! STOP!!!

    • gaza
      October 17, 2013

      they love division,your plea will fall on some listening ears though,because I’m saying the same thing in public to my friends and at my screen right now,Independence is our culture and you cannot call for our youths to go against that with us just to satisfy an injustice you feel is worthy to justify division at a time when people usually come together to celebrate,people will always keep stumbling because that tug of war those guys create under misguided notions will keep imprisoning a high fraction of us.

  161. Is this 4 Real?
    October 17, 2013

    Man this is a fight for another day and another place. This is our country, our independence and a time to reflect on where we came from and where we are going as a nation. This is a time to build unity among our political parties, schools, religions etc. You are in a position to do so, so please show some leadership and love for country and do what is right. Encouraging division especially among our youths at this time is ethically and morally wrong. This is bad for the country.

    • Ben Dong
      October 17, 2013

      I wonder if you know where you are going. Forget where you came from man! look towards the future.

      • ON POINT
        October 17, 2013

        I guess this person isn’t polotically blind and as such is able to put country first. We cannot seek to distroy our country in order to gain control of it. Dominica is bigger than us and love for country will dictate direct us during this independence

      • Anonymous
        October 17, 2013

        u r a idiots sir

  162. Secretary
    October 17, 2013

    LINTON you are such a liar! You/your party spoke about protesting and ofcourse the INTELLIGENT and PATRIOTIC PEOPLE OF OUR DEAR DOMINICA had to be protected….. and being the cowards that you are, you guys never showed up!……. Now you’re coming with this shameful gesture…… EMPTY BARRELS MAKE THE MOST NOISE!

    • diva
      October 17, 2013

      Skero is god but u still in mesary non cence

  163. Zorfee
    October 17, 2013

    What’s the matter with this divider/hater boycotter – Lennox Linton? Why can’t we all get along? Focus on the upcoming election and stop trying to turn back the hands of time. This is a classic case of name calling by pot to kettle.

  164. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    Do you have a problem :?:

  165. Dcapossay
    October 17, 2013

    Trouble alone. Sigh.

  166. faceup
    October 17, 2013

    UWP ! Before I vote for you I want you to answer a simple question, WHY DID UWP IN THE LATE NINETIES WHEN IN POWER COULD NOT PAY SALERIES TO CIVIL SERVANTS on time for quite a few months, you guys had to borrow from Trinidad etc ,, was there corruption then?

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      UWP had no 15% vat to help pay civil servants, unlike what labour party have today. The 15% VAT pay the bills. That is the difference.

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2013

      The UWP always paid saleries. The salaries were late some times. But most importantly, the wider Dominican public was well-to-do. A lot of money was circulation in the country at that time. So that means that the UWP policies were geared to expanding the economy even if it meant some late payments for civil servants.

  167. PetProjects
    October 17, 2013

    I’m going to be brief & to the point.

    Lennox I boycotting every single thing Savarin is affiliated with………

    • disappointed
      October 17, 2013

      Savarin has nothing to do with the Youth Rally. So I don’t understand

    • I'mWondering
      October 17, 2013

      Then you should boycott Dominica – because he is associated with Dominica as the Head of State

  168. All for One
    October 17, 2013

    Telling Parents to keep their kids home from Youth rally is so irresponsible and narcissistic. First of all it is a school day they should be in school and school that day is the youth rally. The youth rally is for the youth of the island it’s not a time to make political statements, it’s about representing your school, your form or class on that day. It’s about the mark your class wants to leave doing that eye right and the cheers from the crowd, that’s one of the best feeling a child gets while embracing national pride, most of these kids pay very little attention to who the president is it’s about independence. Back in the days it was about cake and squash and standing by the roadside to wave at the prime ministers motorcade irrespective of who was in office. The country comes first 35 years of independence comes first, maybe we should forget the anniversary and not celebrate until the President and Prime minister is removed. I mean really how dumb can you be and still breathe.

    • Ben Dong
      October 17, 2013

      What’s the real purpose of the youth rally? and is it that important? I told my Son that we are going to plant some dasheen on that day. He is happy about that.

      • gaza
        October 17, 2013

        well take your son n plant dasheen,nobody cant stop you guys can they?why bother others to follow because you feel its that important…humans funny wi boss…
        :-| :-?

      • Toomatoe Tomato
        October 17, 2013

        When Lennox become Prime Minister in probably 4010 how long is that, a very very long time he can cancel all everything but for now all our children will go to the Youth Rally and we will all go to the Independence Celebrations.

      • coocoomayuck
        October 17, 2013

        bro i been reading all ur comments and getting thumbs down i must say youre veery very ignorant…rain wet u so much when u were goin going school the lil education u had it wash it away..grow up bro

  169. True D/can
    October 17, 2013

    Is that what we as a nation is coming to? Is that what we all should expect if you become the leader of this nation. So far this is the worst that I have seen. You are becoming worst than the man you despise. Really, is this the alternative to what I am seeing in DA? God help us all.

  170. south west
    October 17, 2013

    wat crap i hearing dere, linton wats u guys problem, if u have love for your country an ppl you wouldn’t b tlking crap, YOU DISGUST ME :evil: :evil:

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      I guess Linton wants to see bloodshed in Dominica. :roll: :oops:

  171. real possie
    October 17, 2013

    This guy just coming in and am already tired of him Lord help us from this NOVICE.

  172. Independent
    October 17, 2013

    I cannot support that. This is wrong. Hello! This is our independence celebration lets have some peace and tranquility here. We cannot promote division particularly at this time. Let us all put our political differences aside in order to celebrate our independence and unite as a nation. We can agree to disagree and when we can’t agree at times, we should take the matter to the courts. This is a bad strategy and Linton I am now having second thoughts of you. You should not and must not encourage division at this time. Dominica should be bigger than us.

    • Kay
      October 17, 2013

      100% in support of not Boycotting our independence, it is time to move on Mr. Linton spend your energy on something else let the kids enjoy themselves. Time, time to move on linton. You are driving supporters away. Please dont do it.let

  173. philosopher
    October 17, 2013

    It’s interesting you’re acting like the friend of the poor now, cuz u want their vote, for you to get a diplomatic passport. my grandmother always say is better somebody hate you than they jealous of you. You jalou Skerrit, you want what he have…… by the way, allu stupid to take out Timothy. Skerrit had the last laugh.

  174. Truth
    October 17, 2013

    I’m in. Nomore breaking the constitution.

  175. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    I think Mr. Linton is only describing himself: divider- you are now trying to divide the people at a time when we should come together in national unity. 2.boycotter- who is calling on persons to boycott the national events? 3. who is hating and persecuting? Mr. Linton I understand you may not like or favor Mr. Savarin but please respect the office of the Presidency and stop playing party politics!!!

  176. Roses
    October 17, 2013

    I am hoping that parents do not adhere to these ridiculous suggestions by the uwp leader. I am also hoping that if parents are blinded by their political affiliations and keep children away from the parade that the school administrations will not hesitate to deal with the children who are kept away. Lets hear what the parents would say about that then. By the way mr uwp leader the president does not take the salute during the youth rally. The prime minister does. You are just jealous wait your turn you’ll get your salute.

    • Anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      Which wait your turn..
      When hell freezes over..!!!

  177. October 17, 2013

    foolish guys

  178. Jimi Hendrix
    October 17, 2013

    Lennox, if you want to be regarded as the party in waiting, you have to stop going along that negative track. That boycott thing may have worked for a while, but you have to start looking at presenting your party as the one that will change things for the better. Boycotting only serves to paint your party as a protest party. In other words, one that is only good as a critic, but not one that is ready to govern. Go easy on protests and boycotts.

  179. October 17, 2013

    D Opposition is out of place to call for protest. Lennox is already starting to become a trouble maker. Imagine if mister were to be PM . KAI Poul QUAZAY

    • Channel 1
      October 17, 2013

      @King – Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela were seen by some as being troublesome guys…..

      Whenever someone decides to take a stand against wrongdoing, you supporters of wrongdoing tend to label such persons as being troublemakers.

      Oh well…….

      Change is a MUST not an option!!!

      • Ben Dong
        October 17, 2013

        100% right.

      • real possie
        October 17, 2013

        Some of u all i just don’t get u talk about Martin Luther King did u not see the masses that followed him same as Mandela now where is the masses for your NOVICE?i never called him that till today how can u all in rite minds back something like this.L has the perfect opportunity to get some people on his side if that was me i wld be 1st in line at all functions my speech would be i interpret the constitution differently than the PM but when am in office i will look to change that in the constitution,but L looking ahead for the election to say they did all these wrongs so take them out put me in,what that novice don’t get people look at now this will come back and get u later on trust me.

      • I'mWondering
        October 17, 2013

        OK- and where is what Lennox doing comparable to what these 2 great men have done?

        fighting for black rights- rights of all black people, opressed people, disillusioned people, and fighting for free people in all sense are on a different spectrum

      • Toomatoe Tomato
        October 17, 2013

        Oh Please, Martin Luther and Nelson Mandela, stood for something. Don’t insult our intelligence or these Heroes. What does Lennox stand for?

      • me
        October 17, 2013

        They were fighting for basic human rights. Do I need to explain to you what this means?

  180. Whistler
    October 17, 2013

    Fully endorse the actions by the UWP…

    If you take a look around the globe countries which are developed and uphold the rule of law, citizens and actions groups are firm on matters..

    one of the reasons why dominica is rated the poorest in the eastern caribbean is because citizens don’t care about issues..so matters are swept under the carpet in the name of “Ignorance”

  181. wey
    October 17, 2013

    Sprags so y u didnt say tht when we meet lastnight…..this move is wrong and UWP just LOST my vote

    • Ben Dong
      October 17, 2013

      @ Wey take you vote and…..sell it like most of the people, and remain in that state of want.

    • anonymous
      October 17, 2013

      @ wey>>>Then they never had it>>>you should be standing with Spags on this one. Have some backbone. We celebrating our “independence”. This don’t feel like independence anymore does it. We have a divider that seats in the office of the presidency and we just get to do his bidding; seriously??? Now is the time that we show the DLP and Charles that we did not support their move and therefore we will ” PEACEFULLY” stay away. Then again in our country them things can happen>>> In another country there would have been a riot vs a boycott. U cya please a blackman eh>>

  182. As if....
    October 17, 2013

    If you become prime minister (never gonna happen , only in you dreams). Do you think your former co-workers at DCP will attend any official event where you are present?? Something wrong with you, you are suffering from an inferiority complex. :-?. We want Eddison back.

  183. Israelite
    October 17, 2013

    Is this the kind of leader we need for Dominica? Mr. Linton, this is a celebration from emancipation it is not about the Prime Minister or the President. You need prayers, you speak about Peace but you’re all out for war. I will attend.

    • Channel 1
      October 17, 2013

      @Israelite – What about the person that called for the boycott of a business place in Dominica which employed Dominicans who was then usurped into the position of President?

      Some of all you in that country are nothing more than blatant bold-faced hypocrites……

      • simple DA.
        October 17, 2013

        for real that’s why Dominica like that some of us just too foolish and talking about unity… there can be no unity if there isn’t justice.. what rum shop talk that.. politicians will always use and abuse us as a people then put themselves as savoir and protector of peace what peace and unity have to do with standing for righteousness. DO THE RIGHT AND BE FAIR.. I NOT COMPROMISING WHAT HAPPENED WAS WRONG AND IS INDEPENDENCE AM FIGHTING FOR NOT DEPENDENCE… SO I KNOW WHAT THEM PEOPLE CRYING ABOUT.. THIS MAN IS A DISGRACE TO THE PRESIDENCY.. JOKERS WAKE UP THATS WHY THE REGION SAY WE R DUMMY IN CANS..

      • Truth
        October 17, 2013

        It looks like all of you are unable to read between the lines. Mr. Linton has nothing against the independence season. What he is simply saying is that the boycott is to shed light on our constitution.

        Skerrit is always disrespecting the constitution. We need to show him and remind him that we are living in a democratic island, therefore – it is protocal that he listens to the voice of the people. He is being paid by us the hard working tax payers. Our voices are never heard. We need to put our foot down and allow this government to respect us.

        This government is the cause for the high migration rate and increase in braindrain. We need to take a stand and place politics at our backs for once. Our people are just to small minded and are unable to think outside the box. Just imagine if we do not fix the errors now and take a stand how our island will be like 10 years from now?!

        We will be below the poverty level- high unemployement rates and the red clinic will be available three times a week rather than once a week. It is time to wake up and smell the cofffe. Let us put politics aside and think of our future.

  184. salop
    October 17, 2013

    Linton rubbish..stop dividing the people to satisfy your hate against the skerrit administration.you and Charlo carry the same DNA..only care about yourself.

  185. Lets GO
    October 17, 2013

    Lets hit them where it feels the worst. Yes we will feel it as a nation, yes it will look bad to our visitors but DA will bounse back. Lets get our youth/kids involved for they will understand that the court cannot solve all things and that we must take things in our own hands. We must force a change for it to happen sometimes.

    • Concerned
      October 17, 2013

      Who is this “them” that you speak of? Aren’t we all Dominicans?

  186. african queen
    October 17, 2013

    the way to go. it is indeed an insult to us.

  187. Kay
    October 17, 2013

    Mr Linton time to move on He is already the president of Domininca, we know it is unconstitutional we have better things to do, I dont believe we show Demonstrate at this time of our independence Celebration.WE can do that at the poles next election.Sometimes it is so tiring, be in your constituence more take time to know your people,continue uplifting our nation, show the other side you are diffrent. i dont believe our young people should disrespect the President of Dominica at all. God is in the mist of everything. you never know, he may be the one to bring the Prime Minister down, he really need to show us that he is Non Partisanand we need to give him the opportunity to do that.

    • me
      October 17, 2013

      Can you explain how it is unconstitutional or do you guys interpret everything the way you all see fit? Get over you all selves. Bunch of phonies.

  188. bigmack
    October 17, 2013

    Partner relax na! thats childish man, come up with a plan, bring new ideas out there to convince the people that u r ready and stop complaining bout everything. it wont change a thing, he’s the predident already! If you really want to represent the people of dominica show tthem how you gonna do it, but asking them to boycott these events wont help. Just a bit sick and tired of the childish behavior

  189. Madame Butterfly
    October 17, 2013

    A good start. we need to become activists instead of passivists.

  190. pool lacour
    October 17, 2013

    Look, I am a die hard supporter of the United Workers Party and against the skerrit led administration,but Iam against your call mr.Linton.We call savarin among other names a boycotter with which i concur.But if we call for a boycott of the independence and in fact we do stay away from and do not participate in the independence celebrations what does that make us?Boycotters dividers and haters like savrin and skerrit.I think we should rise above that and elevate ourselves and dont drag our children into it all.I think as a people we should have stood up more forcefully using means like civil disobedience and strikes to demonstrate our disgust and disagreement with skerrit’s appointment of charles saverin to the states highest office…

  191. Lougaoo Mem
    October 17, 2013

    I am in total support of boycotting the events. In fact, I know of a group who have expressed their dissatisfaction with the current president, and decided to stay away from this year’s events. It goes back to the old saying,” You reap what you sow.”

    • ON POINT
      October 17, 2013

      You are on the wrong side once again. Actions taken must be with a view to solve problems. This isn’t going to solve the problem for Severin will still be president the next day. On the other side, it devides our people, sends the wrong message to our youth and takes away what some of us look forward to; a great independence celebration. This time belongs to DA and not any political parrty, group or person. A time for us to rflect on our country and what we as individuals can do to make it better for us, our children and everyone who lives or visit here. Division must be given a thumbs down.

    • Really!
      October 17, 2013

      @ Lougaoo, it seems you are happy that there are people who won’t be coming for Independence ( so you claim). Well I guess you and UWP will continue to boycott next year’s Independence and also for another full term of DLP in Government; because DLP will certainly win the next election.

      When you say ” you reap what you sow”, who are you referring to? Skerritt or The Island of Dominica!! Or you are saying that to Lennox Linton who was once a supporter of Charles and the DFP??!!!! Who helped to bring down the DLP and divided the country then. Now Lennox is doing it again – dividing Dominica once more! Be very careful what you wish for!!

    • me
      October 17, 2013

      Go away satan.

  192. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    REALLY !!! Are you listening to yourself…

  193. concern citizen
    October 17, 2013

    why dont you tell Dominica to stay away from the polls also when election is call. smh

    • Toomatoe Tomato
      October 17, 2013

      We are going to the Polls come election call. but we will not vote UWP but linton knows that already. So this is the only way he can feel important. He will not be leader by election time or we all voting Labour.

  194. disappointed
    October 17, 2013

    I listen to you Sir, very often, But I wont agree with this decision. Keeping the children away from the rally will have no impact on Skerrit. I don’t like this plan. At all….

    I always love independence time, I just feel unhappy with this “boycott”. Leave big people business for us. Leave the children alone, besides Savarin has nothing to do with Youth rally. I just don’t like this one.

  195. botowa
    October 17, 2013

    This WILL be the test to see whether the people, and I dont mean just uwp supporters, but the masses of the Dominican populace.
    If that fails, then it IS a sign to have a new leader and soon.

  196. UWP
    October 17, 2013

    Boycotting our National Youth Rally and the National Day Parade!! I agree with you. Let us make them feel if they can’t see what we saying is right. We will show them who is boss. DA will long remember this one. Let the people visiting see our power. This is our time and we taking it at any means. Down with Labour and up with UWP.

    • atl
      October 17, 2013

      labour power all the way……

    • trolol
      October 17, 2013

      That makes sense though, looking at it logically all patriotism aside, it’s one of the best ways to send a strong meaningful message.

    • UWP
      October 17, 2013

      Ok. I take back what I said. We are wrong, we made a mistake and I will appologise for my leader. Dominica comes first.

    • me
      October 17, 2013

      Well what you all are saying is WRONG!!

    • Mac
      October 18, 2013

      You just being political, not reasonable

  197. Anonymous
    October 17, 2013

    this is not a political event.. why should a politician be so ”unpatriotic”..
    waste of time UWP..

  198. Proud
    October 17, 2013

    I live out of Dominica now. I am very patriotic and I really love my country,Dominica. When Mr. Linton was selected as the leader of the UWP, my reaction was at least now we will have the begining of an opposition. I did not expect it to be ‘SAME OLD, SAME OLD.’ This boycotting of events need to stop. The UWP needs to man up and be a real opposition party. When you keep boycotting events you are only hurting your followers because they will be kept out of ‘the loop’. Sorry I think UWP is just being childish again.

    • 4progress
      October 17, 2013

      It is exactly for that reason that nothing will ever change in DA, Quick to give in, quick to give up. If you want to change something that is wrong you have to think long-term and be ready for the long haul. If the Civil Rights had given up on the first hurdle where would blacks be in the USA.

      The selection of this president and selection method is wrong in spite of the Constitution. Boycotting and protesting are democratically and constitutionally permitted in DA the last time I checked, so the UWP leader is right to call for a boycott to send a message to both PM and Pres even if it may impact on some peoples fun.

      Fighting for what is right is a daily job, not one-off, that what leads to change and there precedents to support that theory. So you would advised if you a wrong has been committed, then join in and STOP WAITING FOR OTHERS TO ENABLE WHILST YOU ENJOY THEIR HARD WORK.

      FOOD FOR THOUGHT

      • Tell it like it is
        October 17, 2013

        My friend, this is your opinión! Lenox is wrong and you all should be man enough to admit that! Grow up, please!

  199. love for all
    October 17, 2013

    thats a big joke sir! will not do as you like

  200. Shady
    October 17, 2013

    How many seats in Parliament does UWP hold again?? Is this guy serious to infringe Dominica’s Independence Celebration for is own personal agenda?

  201. yessa
    October 17, 2013

    i getting real fed up of these men i swear ,boycot alone they know how to do i am not for politics but come on, so you mean to tell me if you all are appointed in office and have to represent dominica in another country you all will boycot representing dominica rather than sit down like a mature person and discuss what you have to do,this is ridiculous,no one says you cannot fight for your right but this is just over doing it do not go as far as bringing independence into you all political nonsense,its a time for the country to come as one not to divide!

  202. I'mWondering
    October 17, 2013

    And so it has begun!

    For the love of Country, as they claim, they will do anything, anything for POWER.

    Is this the making of a true LEADER?

    disrespectful and childish. TO disrespect Dominica in the guise of shouwig what? that the Constitution allowed your party to stand up and take a stand and when you fail to – you claim unconstitutionality?

    please – if you had done something, then i’d understand. Keep fooling the fools for only people who cannot understand will fail to understand what is going on.

    you are NO BETTER than SKERRITT- all the same. POWER HUNGRY MEN

  203. Truth B Told
    October 17, 2013

    HE Charles Savarin is the Constitutionally elected President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, and as such is entitled to, and deserving of the respect of all patriotic citizens.

    Do not be fooled by Lennox and his rabble rousing – this is what the constitution actually says about the election of our President.

    CHAPTER II
    THE PRESIDENT

    Elections

    19.-
    Whenever the office of President is vacant or the term of office of the President is due to expire within not more than ninety days, the Prime Minister shall consult with the Leader of the Opposition as to their joint nomination of a suitable candidate for election as President.

    If the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition submit to the Speaker by writing under their hands a joint nomination of a candidate for election as President to which that candidate has consented, the Speaker shall inform the House of the nomination, and declare that candidate to have been duly elected without putting the question to the vote.

    If the Prime Minister is unable to agree with the Leader of the Opposition as to their joint nomination of a candidate for election as President, he shall notify the Speaker to that effect and the Speaker shall inform the House accordingly.

    The Prime Minister or the Leader of the Opposition or any three member of the House may, during the period expiring fourteen days after the day on which the House has been so informed, submit to the Speaker by writing under their hands nominations of candidates for election as President and the Speaker shall at the first meeting of the House after the expiration of that period and before the House proceeds to any other business inform the House of the nominations he has received and to which the candidates concerned have consented.

    An election of the President at which the candidates shall be those of whose nomination the House has been informed by the Speaker, shall thereafter be held at the meeting of the House referred to in subsection (4) of this section (or if proceedings under section 22 of this Constitution are pending before the Court of Appeal, at a meeting of the House held as soon as is practicable after those proceedings) and the Speaker shall declare the candidate who has at that election received the votes of a majority of all the members of the House to have been duly elected:

    Provided that when the question of the election of the President is put to the vote, the votes shall be given by ballot in such manner as not to disclose how any particular member of the House votes.

    5A. Where the only candidate for election under subsection (5) of this section does not receive the votes of a majority of all the members of the House, the Speaker shall inform the House accordingly and a new election shall be held to which the provisions of subsection (4) and (5), mutatis mutandis, apply.

    Where a person consents to be nominated for election as President he shall do so by writing under his hand addressed to the Speaker.

    A person who has been declared to have been duly elected as President under this section shall assume office as such on the day after the day on which his predecessor vacates the office of President or, if that office is already vacant, he shall assume office on the day after the day on which he was declared to have been duly elected.

    Qualifications for office nomination.
    20.-

    A person shall be qualified to be nominated for election as President if, and shall not be so qualified unless, he is a citizen of Dominica of the age of forty years or upwards who at the date of his nomination has been resident in Dominica for five years immediately preceding his nomination.

    For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section a person shall be deemed to reside in Dominica if he holds an office in the service of the Government, or is employed with any intergovernmental organisation or institution of the Commonwealth Caribbean or any international organisation or institution of which Dominica is a member and lives outside Dominica because he is required to do so for the proper discharge of his functions.

    Parliament may, by resolution supported by the votes of not less than three-fourths of all the elected members of the House waive the residence qualification laid down in subsection (1) of this section with respect to any particular person to be proposed for nomination.

    So please no more foolishness about our president being “unconstitutional” – just read the constitution.

    • Onlooker
      October 17, 2013

      I concur with your comments TBT. I’m having second thoughts about the UWP and Mr.Linton. As an undecided voter, please give me a reason to make that CHANGE and vote for you. This is not a good impression. Start giving us your plans for change and tell us where the funds will be coming from. Stop wasting time on matters of insignificance.

    • I'mWondering
      October 17, 2013

      TBT.. it’s a shame, but most people cannot understand the Constitution or the wording of it…as a little phrase in there, as it reltes to the President, keeps getting interpreted differently.

    • Jay
      October 17, 2013

      My friend, I do respect the Office of President and above all else our constitution. However, I do not respect Mr. Savarin as a person in the role of President and to attend the celebrations would be hypocracy so it is my choice not to attend them. Of course, nobody will notice my absence but I certainly will feel better staying at home or go to the beach instead. of course, I would not try and persuade my children, partner or friends to attend. They too have a personal choice to make, which is their right (…still!) under our democracy.

  204. Just Saying.
    October 17, 2013

    Really? No respect for our Independence Celebration? Are we really getting our kids who can’t even vote involved in that nonsense? Boycotting the celebration is wrong. This is our time and I don’t care what political party one belongs to, this is wrong. This is a time for us all to come together as one nation, putting our political differences/ideologies aside. I have my issues with Severine as President, but this must be dealt with within the court for as you rightly said it is a constitutional issue. Let us allow the courts to make a ruling on this. This is not a time to be further dividing our people.

  205. cloo
    October 17, 2013

    stupesssss :twisted: :twisted:

  206. Negbawi
    October 17, 2013

    Lennox and UWP please grow up

  207. Fed up
    October 17, 2013

    Lennox what is your stress? Why you not going and do your ground work in Marigot? From my investigations you not sure of winning Marigot because Marigot people don’t know you. Go and meet the people before you find yourself in another situation like the one with the visually challenged man. Imagine you so don’t know the people you didn’t even know the man was visually challenged when you shook his hand. You too troublesome boy

  208. stupess
    October 17, 2013

    uwp has nothing better to do …. the man is a good president they had there chance to submit a candidate and they didnt so why all the drama now