UWP calls for end of “politically motivated attack” in Salisbury

Linton said the Salisbury situation is unecessary
Linton said the Salisbury situation is unecessary

The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) is calling on the government of Dominica to put an immediate end to what it describes as a ‘politically motivated police attack on the people of Salisbury.”

Leader of the UWP, Lennox Linton made the call during a press conference on Thursday held at the Prevo Cinemall in Roseau.

“The United Workers Party is calling on the government, the Dominica Labour Party to bring an immediate end to the politically motivated police attack on the people of Salisbury which has heightened tension around the country and plunged the west coast community into a state of turmoil,” he stated.

Early Thursday residents of Salisbury staged protest action and blocked the main road linking Roseau to Portsmouth

The protest began when police arrived in the community on Thursday morning to arrest individuals, who were allegedly involved in similar protest action staged on May 11th.

The police used tear gas and other ammunition to clear the road, however the protest continues.
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Linton noted that the decision to arrest the individuals was “completely ill-advised” and the matter must be overturned in the public interest of peace and civility.

He also called on the leadership of churches and civil society to add their voices in the matter.

He urged the Commissioner of Police and all police officers, “to abide by the integrity of the law enforcement responsibilities and avoid accepting instructions from the political directorate, calculated to divert public attention from the burning issues of government’s mismanagement and corruption.”

The UWP leader said the situation currently taking place in Salisbury is “totally unnecessary”.

“We have had enough time to put this matter behind us and to move on,” he stated. “Instead of pursuing real criminals in the country, the police have decided to go after the residents of Salisbury who in retaliation have decided to take them on. It is not a good situation for Dominica, that environment of confrontation and aggression is not good for Salisbury, it’s not good for Dominica and we are calling on the government to allow calm, reasonable measured heads to prevail and to avoid any further deterioration in that already worsening situation.”

He mentioned that the party believes an inquiry into the circumstances which led to Thursday’s events needs to be conducted.

“We understand that tear gas is again being used today, live rounds are being fired…we need to bring an end to this urgently, we want peace and stability in Dominica,” Linton stated.

Linton remarked that he had an opportunity to interact with residents in Salisbury on Thursday morning and his advice to them was to, “stand firm.”

On Thursday evening the UWP will be holding a public meeting in Lagoon, Roseau from 7:00 pm to stand “in full solidarity with the people of Salisbury.”

The party is also expected to meet with residents of the community on Saturday.

A scene from the protest on Thursday
A scene from the protest on Thursday

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78 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 15, 2015

    What kind of garbage is this about “politically motivated” anything. If you commit a crime you are liable to be taken to the court to answer for your behaviour. It is the responsibility of the police to get you to the court. If the police arrest you, the sensible thing to do is to find a good Lawyer for your defence. If you are abused by the Police, again, you take it up with the court. If you decide to “take on” the police you expect consequences. In the great United States if you began throwing rocks at the Police you would have a bullet lodged somewhere in your body. The Police exercised great retrain and were exemplary, so we should expect a second round of arrests. And no excuse on how the police should make the arrests, we were given a preview of the worse case if they had done otherwise. This is a civilized country and we should not allow it to deteriorate any further, despite the Government’s reluctance to institute stiffer penalties for crime.

    • June 18, 2015

      Well, we shouldn’t really be using the great USA as any example of sensible and responsible policing now should we? The next thing you know, our police will have dum dum bullets to shoot us with :).

      That aside, you seem to have a lot of confidence in the integrity of our police – the same police who appear to be party to the absence of any kind of justice with regard to the attempt on the lives of GON and his wife.

      Whilst no one should be encouraged to break the law, the police should not be agents of the government in the suppression of the rights of all citizens to protest robustly though peacefully, in circumstances when any thing else is proving futile.

  2. June 14, 2015

    However, there comes a time when God desire people to fight for their rights–@Telemaque June 11, 2015

    A fight which God approved was a fight between His people by His enemies– today you are one of God’s enemy, but just a great coward!

    God allowed His people a human king in Saul, because His people –the Israelites– had no reverence for Him; the reason they called for a human king–just as with the other Nations. Therefore God allowed them to have their own way; but they would suffer their punishment, under the rule of Saul–until He decided to deliver them.

    This is something which I do not wish to happen in Dominica; but it could happen so to cause those who claim to be big and mighty–along with their counterparts– to fall flat on their faces.

    It is just too bad, that while you are calling for war in Dominica, you are glued to your house in Los Angeles–that makes you the Coward of cowards, with a large mouth which only speaks futility and death

    • Francisco Telemaque
      June 15, 2015

      “A fight which God approved was a fight between His people by His enemies– today you are one of God’s enemy, but just a great coward!”(Elizabeth).

      Yes, Elisabeth, anything you say you right “we!”

      If I am an enemy of God, who is Skerrit and his government? I would never loose my head to challenge God, but he who has power over poor and defenseless people women and children seems more an enemy of God, be cause god said suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not!

      The fact that you tear gas people in their home injuring an old woman almost a hundred years old, and perhaps infants wouldn’t say Skerrit and his government and you are the real enemy of God?

      Once a man twice a child, that old injured woman is like a child!

    • Francisco Telemaque
      June 15, 2015

      “Correction: I am saying it againYou claimed that you never knew Linton”(Elizabeth).

      Elizabeth, you know that is another lie, hatched in the pit of hell by you. I cannot say that Lennox and I sat and ate, associated as many relatives do. Lennox probably moved around with his parent, the last time I saw Lennox in person he was sitting on a step on I believe on Steaber Street in the area where the old late Superintendent of Police Francis lived near the Roman Catholic Church in Goodwill, the one the hurricane destroyed.

      So this thing you talking about how I said, is simply another “they say thing” just as your friend Johnny said” Lennox say thing.” For your information Elizabeth, Lennox late mother play the organ at my fathers burial; so doh start spreading any rumor that I buying him as me cousin eh!

  3. mine
    June 14, 2015

    If linton tells Hector to run he’ll say how far, to jump he will say how high. I wondering if Hector thinks before they cause this riot. He should be arrest to.

  4. Ron
    June 14, 2015

    Boyyyy…. look at our new highway…. :mrgreen: :cry:

  5. Seriously
    June 13, 2015

    So the protest is not politically motivated. Please Lennox your strength is physical force. You will go down in Dominica history as the stupidest leader of a political party. Do you realize that you have the swing in votes after the election and if you seek to focus on building Dominica in the position that you hold as opposition leader you will see a better result at the next election. In three road blocks you have hinder school children from going to school in this last one you have hindered person from going to watch one of the most important and biggest football match in Dominica history. Factors that have positive impact on our country.

    Stand up and challenge the same farmers that you push to protest to form companies that can take their raw goods and develop them into package good for local consumption and for export. Spend the next five year show me that you ready to lead rather than you ready to tear down Dominica by your protest.

  6. mine
    June 12, 2015

    Linton is using Salisbury to do his dirty work. My dream come true that’s why I dreamed do not put UWP in they are not good Keep them out.

  7. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 12, 2015

    Appearance matters. Just look at the man face in the pic; do you see any qualities of a peoples person in it? This more a turn off than an attraction. Their is fear and dictatorial qualities from what one can see and that is not good for a Leader :twisted: :mrgreen:

  8. June 12, 2015

    I truly believe that Lennox is dreaming and continues to dream that he is the Prime Minister of D A keep dreaming my boy and get your stupid followers to join you. Please grow up

  9. June 12, 2015

    Lennox, you should be calling on the people to stop this un-lawful behavior, you are being irresponsible, for political posturing. I think you forget the opposition is part of the governance of the country. I wonder what you have done if you were in power.

  10. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 12, 2015

    Is that the way Lennox Linton wants to get into power? By the barrel and not by the ballot? Mr. must be waking up in the morning believing he is the PM of Dominica. Mr is living in a world of fantasy.

  11. Shameless
    June 12, 2015

    I see them RED-ANTS have arrived on the board! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . Welcome aboard my friends :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: !

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive! :twisted: :twisted:

  12. Tyre hit de road
    June 12, 2015

    Ninger Roman Solders hurting their own people !!! WAW

  13. Jungle
    June 12, 2015

    Incredible image! Robo-cops in Dominica spreading fear to the people of Salisbury! This escalation of a legitimate complaint situation (impassable farm roads) would be comical if it wasn’t so real. Frightening Dominican citizens into DLP subservience is what is really happening here.

  14. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 12, 2015

    The man talking about peace and stability where as all this unrest that’s taking place in the country is instigated by him. Why so bias and so one sided? While you are calling on one side what about the other side? Do the people of Salisbury have the right to block the main road preventing other users access to their where abouts?

  15. Phoenix
    June 12, 2015

    Okay I understand that the people of Salisbury are protesting, why I don’t know, but anyway. But why was it necessary to put the lives of innocent commuters and passersby at risk. Why did you have to stone women and children is that your version of justice.

  16. June 12, 2015

    “The United Workers Party is calling on the government, the Dominica Labour Party to bring an “immediate end” to the politically motivated police attack—” News Article

    Immediate! Well how rude! Linton you think that you are above the God, Himself who created you, but is just a vague illusion of your mind–you need to get rid of it, before it gets rid of you.

    So now you think that you can speak to the ruling government, and say get it done right now–immediately–immediately or what? Well you are not the person you think you are?

    First of all, you are the one who influenced this uproar; you demonstrated this mentally in you, from the first day you were elected as leader of the opposition. You don’t care for anyone nor the welfare of Dominica; in your quest for fame and popularity, you are seeking for the downfall of my homeland its God fearing people–God forbid that this will happen; you cannot stand against Him–so drop that intention of yours.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      June 12, 2015

      Shut your mouth Elizabeth, nobody want or need to hear the crap you are talking. You are neither here nor there; you have no understanding or knowledge of what is going on. Before I introduce you to politics you were dumb to what is happening in Dominica!

      Remember, you told me you did not know anything nor understand anything about politics? How come all of a sudden you know so much! Could it be you learn plenty after you went to Dominica almost two years ago, and Petter brainwashed you when he filled your belly with some free food?

      If you are considering Lennox Linton rude, let me tell you: The home Lennox came from and the discipline he received from home, have you have yet to learn. His mother and father, were educators unlike you Principals of many schools in Dominica. Lennox mother educated people such as Norris Provost one of Dominica’s success, not politically, but in business! His father after a long career in our educational system, served in the capacity of Minister…

      • Francisco Telemaque
        June 12, 2015

        His father after a long career in our educational system, served in the capacity of Minister of Education in a Labor Party Government.

        Do not attack people unless you know their background, and where they came from. And I warned you already; and I will say again, I do not want anything from any politician, Lennox or any other. However, blood is thicker than water, and an attack on Lennox is an attack on me, you know why? My grandmother, my father mother Cecil Linton, is the aunt of Lennox Linton, so you are advise to back off, you can comment as all else, but do not try to insult the intelligence of Linton Don’t forget you may have to deal with me this Summer, and that is if visit you, because right now I am scared of you eh!

      • June 12, 2015

        @Francisco Telemaque June 12, 2015

        I ignored you for a while because I know all that comes from that darkened mind of yours is futility; and your mouth is a stench of profane language. DNO readers don’t know because you cannot post it here.

        Before you introduce me to politics what? How stupid! Man you are not qualified to introduce nothing to me; you have nothing but rubbish in your mind; and am saying it again–your mouth is the stench of profanity and wicked lies

        How many times do I have to tell you that you don’t know me neither do I know you–I want nothing from you; I don’t speak profanity and lies, but that is all you have.

        And one more thing! Linton could not care less about who you are–I know what he said to Johnny about you, because Johnny showed it to us; you claimed that you had never Linton when I pointed out his sentiment about you. You are yearning for credits, but you do not know how to effectively work for it–just leave me alone, okay!

      • June 13, 2015

        Correction: I am saying it again
        You claimed that you never knew Linton

      • June 14, 2015

        Telemaque, you are the one who needs to back off! As I have told you many times before, your not qualified to speak to me the way are trying to do so–I could not care less who is Linton nor you; especially that the little which I know about you, Linton himself would be ashamed to be part of your “family tree”. I am sure he is ashamed of the comments which you write here with his name in it

        One of your counterparts on that other forum, once told you that she could not win a fight with me; she told you I have the “Mandate” the Man Himself, His name is Jesus–you better not be joking to say you are afraid of me, because you have already been defeated since moons ago.

        You keep talking about summer, since 3 years ago; we are already into summer 2015; what is taking you so long? But don’t tell me; I already know the answer–so I suggest that you stop the bluffing and lying, it is simply taking you to your “twilight zone” dwelling; I wish you would just stay there!

    • Francisco Telemaque
      June 14, 2015

      Well, anyway, regardless, of what Lennox may have said, or may not have said Lennox is still alive and well in Dominica!

      Where is your friend Johnny?

      Johnny showed you what; the same thing that man disseminated to you and his friends, he sent the same piece of nonsense to me it read: Francisco is a Jackass, supposedly Lennox “say.”

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahah!

      So ,what if Lennox believes I am a jackass; you called my worse than that. I prefer to be called a jackass than to be called a liar and a plagiarizer as you call me everyday of the week; and doh let me talk eh Miss. Elizabeth, about how you under-mind me recently, since then I still spoke to you and not only that defended you!

      Told you already you are fired you know!

      • June 15, 2015

        So what good is that to you? On one hand you are talking about firing me–from what, I will never know; you live somewhere in Los Angeles, I live in Toronto–I do not need or want nothing from you.

        On the other hand you are claiming to defend me–I knew that you were not being genuine, since you were quite “full of yourself” in that defense. A negative and a fake positive will still add up to zero–go ahead and enjoy your futile production

  17. CarltonDAFanatik
    June 12, 2015

    This is another example of why politicians like Linton should be charged with incitement.
    It is unacceptable for a politician to link, inforcing the rule of law, with his or her political ambitions. Shame you Linton

  18. dominican always
    June 12, 2015

    hats off to the people of Salisbury if anyone knows Salisbury place in Dominica political history they would know what Salisbury people stand for . because it was in Salisbury the declaration for the independence was signed and to this day Salisbury people will defend their independence and rights to be treated fairly and as equal citizens of Dominica

  19. Dee Dee
    June 12, 2015

    The sun wasn’t shining today or what. Look at those police dressed down… They were waiting for a day to test out their Chinese uniform.

  20. Shameless
    June 11, 2015

    Go Bawi go! Remember a few weeks ago I warned that cooler should prevail and the people should be left alone. But nooooooooo, Blackmore, Skerrit and Carbon felt humiliated and wanted revenge. So now, for a second time they have been defeated by the great warriors from Bawi. The police looks like the ATF Agents after they were defeated by David Koresh people the first time they attacked that compound. Heads bowed in shame!

    They have bowed their heads in shame and disgrace after this humiliating defeat. Once again, please leave the Bawi people alone :twisted: :twisted: . The next time we may not be so fortunate in not having fatalities.

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive!

  21. J.John-Charles
    June 11, 2015

    The Freedom Party administration had increased the price of petrol, and the DLP under the leadership of Rosie Douglas organised a protest/demonstration against the DFP.Since Labour had only a handful of followers in the Salisbury constituency, so the supporters of the UWP did the dirty work for the DLP by blocking the same road.The difference after 22 plus yrs is, no stones or bottles were frown at the police and they did not fire any gun shots and tear gas and no arrest were made.
    In closing I find Dominica is too small and too poor for all these con-flicks,and don’t tell me “Oh! that is nothing to compare with what is happen in the U.S.” Let us follow that which is good

    • winston warrington
      June 12, 2015

      @J John Charles , you do not know all the facts. Canisters of tear gas were hauled at the crowd of demonstrators at the foot of Constitution Hill for hours to return calm to the city; still garbage bins were upturned and set afire in Roseau, so a curfew was set. These illegal acts were performed under the banner of civil disobedience. It was worse! People were out of control just like on May 11, displaying hostility without accountability for their childish actions. The concerns of citizens must be heard – not in Greek theater where they are goaded on by ambitious politicians – but in a civic forum where grievances can be clearly addressed.

  22. sandra cannon
    June 11, 2015

    WHEN ROSIE Doglas stage protess block road and burn tire Charles Savarin our then Presedent allow people to block road destroy frans destroy EUgene Thomas shop and all labourites were attacked Charles Savarin I was a little girl living in Roseau and I see how you make them People break and open all labourites Shop in Roseau and Now Skerit and his culprits tryin gto stop Protest

    I f the people of Salisbury are wrong why did they went to fix the road immediately that one of the point the people of Salisbury need to tell the Judge.

    • Danziger
      June 12, 2015

      The ppl broke the shops on their own so be careful what you say. Only the truth and nothing buy the truth will set us free.

  23. Jejep
    June 11, 2015

    You need to tell the people to stop blocking the right to free passage.

    • RasNah
      June 12, 2015

      Who feels it knows. What happens when a man can’t feed his children and because government ministers competing with private business etc. Why is only the top dogs of the labour party that need to eat? Why is either tax or selling our passports? Why only one set of hand picked labourites that selling passports? Why the system not transparent? Does it even matter to you or you just want to pass?

  24. Eagle Eye
    June 11, 2015

    Under the British the police use baton and shield to end protest and were dress in police uniform. Now under China/Venezuela we see the use of special train military soldier (skeritt/blackmore militia) tons of teargas ,live amo,rubber bullets, caterpillar and short tempered officers/soldiers,trigger happy and a minister of security whose pride is way above his head,i think he should be minister of health. Also the gear that they wear a for arm riot not for peaceful protest. I think next time there is a major protest we might see tanks and helicopters .

    • Mark Derby
      June 12, 2015

      YOu must be retarded, so many died by guns in london. Go see for yourself, dont just stay Dominica and talk

      • Eagle Eye
        June 12, 2015

        you a so damn stupid and extra retarded telling me about london,learn to read and understand before post and stop pretending to be what u a not

    • Dominican
      June 12, 2015

      Are you right in your head? Is it because you do not have policemen in your family? Peaceful protest?

  25. The Real Facts
    June 11, 2015

    These protesters are fully aware they have Linton on their side which is why they continue to stage protests. He tells them to stand firm. Stand firm for what?
    Linton speaks of corruption and mismanagement.
    Linton, I am calling on you to inform your supporters on DNO to cease calling the PM and his government corrupt. Otherwise action will be taken against them for libel. They cannot continue defaming the good character of the P.M. They have been doing this for a long time. I have told them to cease but they have not. One of them went to the extremity of stating that when you become PM they will be arrested. Many of them contribute nothing to the D/can revenue but act as if they did and it is their money.
    If you have any hope to form the government of D/ca in the future, cease your battle with the DLP. Do not encourage protests which are illegal. Allow the present government to perform its duties. There is a non-combatant manner in dealing with issues.

    • WhyNotSue
      June 11, 2015

      “…to cease calling the PM and his government corrupt. ”

      “..They cannot continue defaming the good character of the P.M. They have been doing this for a long time.”

      If I may suggest, please ask yourself this simply question. If so many years of defamation/libel why hasn’t the PM, his lawyers, or other cabinet members sue or taken such action against them?

      • The Real Facts
        June 12, 2015

        Do not be presumptuous and sit comfortable. Someone will commence it. You should know that you must not defame the character of anyone much more for your PM. Put yourself in that position. If it were you, how would you feel?
        If you are a Christian and a practicing one at that, you cease, your defamation of character. If only you were perfect.
        You are fortunate that I am not the PM. I would put all of you in your places. You have no respect.
        God is taking note. One day all of you will pay for your disrespect. You are too free with your mouths and your fingers to the keyboard. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  26. impartial
    June 11, 2015

    If the police acted on the behest of the prime minister then the prime minister must explain to the nation why such action was necessary. If the police acted on their own, well, the prime minister must replace the commissioner of police and the minister responsible for security immediately. The people responsible for maintaining law and order must not instigate unrest, but conversely, seek peaceful solution to conflicts. This country is not being govern with great prudence. Those who are in authority are abusing their positions and continue to repress the poor of this country and this must stop right now. The present president, Charles Savarin, is quite familiar with protest and he was never arrested. Where are the clergy and the conscience of the nation ? Change will not come by a simply protest it will take more than that. Demands and deadlines must be given.

    • The Real Facts
      June 12, 2015

      You people act as if you know it all and are in charge of Dominica. You are not! There is too much disrespect and unruliness among you.

  27. Domnichen
    June 11, 2015

    You cannot block a public highway !!!!!!!

    • Peace
      June 12, 2015

      Thank you! A few months ago 29 people were arrested in Boston for blocking a highway during the Black Lives Matter protest. It was made clear that while you have the right to assemble and protest, you cannot pose a threat to public safety. Guess Lennox is the ruler of laws.

      • Danziger
        June 12, 2015

        Is only in Guada I saw ppl blocked the road because of strikes and Gendam and protesters played hide and seek with each other.

      • The Real Facts
        June 12, 2015

        The same in Canada. The government and police are strict about that. They can protest but not to block traffic and prevent others from going about their business. If they did, even the public who are affected would get at them.
        They would be hauled to Court and charged. When the police tell them to move, they have to move otherwise they will be arrested.
        In fact, if there are many of them, they will need police escort which their organizers will have to pay for. There will also be police presence along the way in case of trouble and rioting.
        Some of these people in D/ca are too rebellious and are swayed by Linton and Hector and other supporters. They are radicals.
        I could not support and be a member of such a Party. I love peace and to live in peace. Those who are genuine practicing Christians would also be likewise.

  28. June 11, 2015

    Very strange situation. Lennox/UWP/Team Dominica can advise the police what to do and who they should take instructions from but the duly elected government must stand aside and watch one village hold the rest of the country to ransom. This is a selfish and greedy move by the oppossition it shows how hungry they are for power. For a party that is always talking about the rule of law again it only applies to other people not to them. It seems that they are above the law.

    • The Real Facts
      June 12, 2015

      You noticed what they are like. They can disrupt everything but they do not adhere to their own expectations. They do not take instructions but they want to give it.
      I have noted and what I read about them turned me off. They are dividing nationals and the country in a worst manner.

  29. Jay prosper
    June 11, 2015

    Linton, if u really love Dominica, u should allow the fans to go support their team during this very important game. Having a political meeting next to an international football game is going to cause chaos. We were complaining about lack of security for the cricketer but now u want the police to divert some of their resource from protecting the visiting team to your meeting.

    • Shameless
      June 11, 2015

      So a game of football comes before our freedom and democracy? The ignorant nerve of some people !!!! :twisted: :twisted: He should have demanded that Skerrit and his entire cabal along with the Police Commissioner have to leave office before the protest stop. :twisted:

      Assertive, NOT Aggressive!

    • The Real Facts
      June 12, 2015

      This shows how much he does not really care about Dominica in general but only himself. The police should advise them to organize their meeting on a different night or hold it elsewhere.

  30. Doc. Love
    June 11, 2015

    Talk and more talk, you are in a perfect position to put an end to all the tyranny in the country. In order to get out of Dominica by a major airline, one must pass through Marigot your hometown, I rest my case.

    • Lying Uneducated Wife-Beater Leader
      June 12, 2015

      Well spell it out instead of hiding like a coward behind talk and more talk. Do you want the most uneducated political leader in Dominica’s history to sabotage the Marigot airport? Block the roads in and out of the airport? Take planes hostage? What exactly do you propose that they do? Come on, if you think Langue-tongue is not dangerous enough and talks too much, why not spell out exactly what type of actions you want him to take?

    • The Real Facts
      June 12, 2015

      It so happened that, in those days, a previous politician who resided nearby had the airport built at Melville Hall so that he could export his produce. Bet you did not know about that.
      I know the person who has since died. Therefore, it is no exaltation for Marigot. The airport was not meant for them personally. May they not rejoice about that but be fortunate that they reside near to it.

  31. genie
    June 11, 2015

    but linton doh ezzz he looking for peace and what??/tranquility but he only want it on one side cuz he telling the people of salisbury to stand firm………so the only solution he wants is for the people of salisbury to get what the want when they want….ure an amazing leader of class and talking endless BS

    • The Real Facts
      June 12, 2015

      And to demand it too. This is the type of person Linton is. He would not make a good PM. He would let it go to his head which would swell rather than be a good leader.

  32. Oh Yes
    June 11, 2015

    The high level of arrogance that typifies the DLP Administration. Unfortunately, it’s always been an insurmountable challenge to go the way of civility. But for the good of the country, the safety of its citizens, socioeconomic wellness we must try. It’s a battle among pride, commonsense or the lack thereof, foresight or the lack thereof , and basic but skillful management actions that seems to epitomize the prevailing culture right now.

    • awareness
      June 11, 2015

      Nept please shut up.

  33. block 44
    June 11, 2015

    we need send this robo cops to Iraq.

  34. sandra
    June 11, 2015

    No weapon formed against the people of Salisbury and those arrested shall prosper. Every tough that rises against that shall not prosper. Father I cover them with the blood of Jesus. Whatever the police and Government has planned for the residence of Salisbury will not come to pass in Jesus name Amen.

    • The Real Facts
      June 12, 2015

      The Father and Our Lord Jesus Christ are not in your nonsense. God has taught us to be obedient and to obey authority.
      The people of Salisbury, headed by Linton and Hector are on the side of the enemy of God and of our souls; not on the side of God. The enemy loves confusion, disunity, disobedience and rebelliousness and to place same in the hearts of some people who are too haughty and proud. That is his type. They are in good company.

  35. real possie
    June 11, 2015

    Great you want them to release people who broke the law, wow what a leader, I hope you know how bad you look in the outside world eyes, I hope you know your earlier statement that unless the release the people who were arrested the road will be blocked is grounds that you can be arrested for further instigating an illegal blocking of the road? DNO I gave my views I did not curse or insult anyone, am taking screen shots now of all my post for later on, you can’t ask people to comment on your thread and when they do because it don’t sit with your party line you delete it.

    • Righteous
      June 11, 2015

      @ Real Posse, interesting that my comments on this matter has not appeared yet. Didn’t realize that he comments are censored based on the point of view. I will beginning to pay more attention. I am hoping that this is not the case. I am always fair and balanced. :( :!:

    • CHARLES ANDREW
      June 14, 2015

      They do that to my post over and over..I have read so many disgusting post on here in my view and it’s always no posted.guess DNO realize am not the one in supporting those illegal and lawlessness behavior taking place in salsbury

  36. Dominican abroad
    June 11, 2015

    I always knew people from Salisbury to smart and hard working, but I just realized that all the smart and hard working have left to greener pastures. The balance are being treated as scapegoats. You all can do better than that.

    • Possie
      June 12, 2015

      In my perspective, we are all just speaking but lets get to the root of the matter. On what grounds were the people arrested? How were they selected? As far as I read, only 5 people were arrested when an entire village protested. Were these 5, the ones that attacked the police officers at the first protest?
      Was there a discussion as promised to the people of Salisbury? Were the people ever alerted that an arrest would take place for (whatever the reason). Why did the police take this long to do the arrest? Why were the men released? What charges were given to them?
      If this matter was to be taken to the court of law, who will get the right and who will get the wrong?
      There are many questions left unanswered. Until these are answered, we should not bash at the people of Salisbury or the police officers.
      Things like the recent happenings are reason enough for everyone in the country to take time and LEARN THE LAW OF THE LAND!!!!!!

      This is important to the people and the…

      • The Real Facts
        June 12, 2015

        If you do not know on what grounds according to the very News that DNO posted, you must have been sleeping. Wake up to know the truth!

  37. sandra
    June 11, 2015

    the police are armed whereas the innocent people got no weapon. This police Government and the police force are soooo wicked. The innocent woman had her house shot at several times plus the 86 year old lady had tear gas in her bedroom while in bed. Why does this Government and police officers want to kill the people of Salisbury. I pray that whatever EVIL that the Government and police has planned for the Salisbury people that was arrested will not come to past. The good God will vindicate them. The devil is liar. I will remember them while I go on my knees tonight. I pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper and every tough that raises against them will be condemned. Father I cover the residence of Salisbury and those in the police custody with the blood of Jesus. Psalm 91 shall be my prayer for them, in Jesus name AMEN.

  38. Francisco Telemaque
    June 11, 2015

    Well, though the residence of Salisbury will be hurt in the process, there must be a “ground zero;” the revolution must get started somewhere on the island. Salisbury is a good a place as anywhere else on the island, we should hope that the rest of the nation stand behind the people of Salisbury, no matter what direction this conflict takes!

    This is malicious political vendetta against people who rejected Skerrit, and his circus at the poles. Skerrit confirms he does not know how to grow the economy of the country,

    • Francisco Telemaque
      June 11, 2015

      Holding on to political power by using the military, and police against the people of a country can only last for a short period of time. When the oppressed get frustrated, and tired of being abused by dictators they usually take action.

      Dictators, Papa Duck, and in recent years Baby Duck oppressed and brutalized the people of Haiti.

      Old man Duck, and Baby Duck, have now disappeared into oblivion! When the oppressed in Haiti got tired they rise up against their oppressor. Saddam, Hitler, Gadafi, and every dictator over the centuries, including the former Soviet Union could not survive when the people decided it was time for them to make their exist!

      Erick Gary of Grenada, Patrick of Dominica, the old man V. C. Bird, father of Lester, and the rest felt invincible even to the day they were neutralized by the people!

    • The Real Facts
      June 12, 2015

      You expect people who love peace and tranquility to be on the side of those who do not and who cause divisions?

  39. seabees
    June 11, 2015

    This reminds me of the John Wayne movie, the fighting Seabees during world war 2. He used a bulldozer to fight the enemy.

  40. dominica
    June 11, 2015

    mr linton I think you need to give that advice to your supporters because it is blatantly clear that their protest is politically motivated….the salisbury people have never supported the government so it is quite obvious what’s happening here…if you break the law you must be held accountable or if is that then I guess everyone who has friends and family in jail for breaking the law should protest for their release as well

  41. pink
    June 11, 2015

    those warlike police why don’t they go and fight someone in the Middle East if they want to use guns. That police is not there to serve the public but are servants of the Labour party!SHAME SHAME! We don’t have a police force in Dominica , we have a Labour Party Army!.DISGRACE!

  42. K T
    June 11, 2015

    some one driving the machine has gotten paid and how can the poo lice standing with a gun how cant he multi task shoot take picture and arrest all together

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