UWP calls for protest action outside of parliament this morning

UWP political leader Ron Green

A silent protest is expected to be staged by opposition members outside of parliament when the House resumes today from 10 a.m.

United Workers Party Leader Ron Green told Dominica News Online last week that the party’s parliamentarians will be attending parliament.

Green said that the protest is against the Speaker of the House’s prevention of its questions intended for ministers of government in parliament.

The party had raised this concern recently in a statement, claiming that the questions they submitted to Speaker Alix Boyd-Knights were deemed out of order and not supported by the rules of parliament. These questions were meant for this upcoming parliament sitting.

In their statement, the UWP accused Boyd-Knights of continuing a crusade to assist the Roosevelt Skerrit government in withholding information from the general public.

“Well we’re calling on the people of Dominica; we’re calling on Dominicans as a whole, no matter what political stripe they may be, blue, green, red, yellow, whatever colour they may be, that the time has come for them to stand up for truth, stand up for information that  supposed to be coming from our parliament,” he said.

“We are a democratic country, a parliaments is one of the main, if the not the main institutions in the country and it is through the parliament that we are able to access information regarding the workings of our government. We ask questions, we expect to have answers to those questions,” Green told DNO last week.

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20 Comments

  1. dominica will never move fowars
    December 1, 2010

    i left dominica 2 years back i went back home to visit my family an took them to shop grocery that used to cost 250 now costing 600. but yet dominican still standing by they labour party still death. i guess we a faithful to our party even if our kids have to struggle go to school an all little young girl have to shame their self.
    i so sat to see wat my country have come to

    • island girl
      November 26, 2015

      Wherever u are please tell me the prizes are the same as when u first went
      in the country where u are, Just two years man ,,,,Just saying

  2. Eyes on Dominica
    November 30, 2010

    The world is a cycle…freedom used charlo and csa to demonstrate, labour demonstrated now is workers time to demonstrate. What good does all these demonstrations do? the Eyes is seeing and people are asking???

  3. Q95
    November 29, 2010

    RON, IS THIS THE KIND OF EXAMPLE YOU ARE FOR THE YOUTHS OF DOMINICA? why all this malice? WHY CANT YOU ADVCATE LOVE AND NOT HATE…PEACE AND NOT WAR…UNITY AND NOT DIVISION?..WHY ARE YOU SO DESPERATE AND FRUSTRATED?..Did SATAN loosen you from Hell?

  4. god is in control
    November 29, 2010

    stop singing for what u can get,and leave the uwp alone,what they are fighting for u all will benifet from it some day,or ur children or grand children,the evil u all encorage will hunt u all one day,all u heart is black with greed and wickedness,but i know the lord will deal with u all,like he did with judas,u all are a set of JUDASES,JUDAS JUDAS,SKERRIT MUST BE CAREFUL OF U ALL JUDASES,RON, EDISON,and the rest are all god children,and i know he will look out for them,

    • Q95
      November 29, 2010

      BS…EDISON FORMED HIS PARTY BECAUSE OF GREED…REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED AT DELICES WHEN THEY (UWP) WENT LOOKING FOR THE RISING SUN?…EDISON, RON AND THE REST, INCLUDING YOU ARE WORST THAN JUDAS.

  5. Ron
    November 29, 2010

    Have they called a press conference as yet? Not even a protest match they can organize much less to run the count. What a bunch of losers…

    What is Ronie Isidore doing with these guys. He is better off forming his own party with Spags because Eddie and Ron have already hijacked that party.

  6. stupes
    November 29, 2010

    STUPES! *YAWN*
    Wake me up when UWP is ready and serious

  7. As I See It
    November 29, 2010

    Mr.Green you look tired. Take a rest.

  8. BS
    November 29, 2010

    protest as long as you guys have to we support yo 100%,the speaker of the house needs to know her place which is helllllllllllllll.

    • Anonymous
      November 29, 2010

      bold statement

  9. Late
    November 29, 2010

    They kept inviting persons to come to the House of Assembly in support of private protest but they forget the most important thing of all – Permission from the Police.

    Let me see what the excuse is and who they will blame for that.

    Losers they are.

  10. MARIGOT
    November 29, 2010

    Mr Green God doesn’t sleep . UWP government sell Domle and have Dominicans paying the highest eclectricity bills and you all not studing that . All government do the same thing go in there and full their pockets . Start by saying what UWP is going to do for Dominica and how they are going to improve life for Dominincan and stop getting paid for doing nothing.

    • just facts
      November 29, 2010

      Who you blaming for selling Domlec? Earl, Eddie or Tim. Change your name to Marigot Freedomite.

  11. Edwin
    November 29, 2010

    Was it a Public Meeting UWP had in Pottersville on friday night? Well if that was a public meeting well well well UWPWEEE. I gonna come and see the number of person attending the Protest but PLS don’t count me as one of the protesters. I will be in parliament listening to the session. hahahaha.

  12. forgetting
    November 29, 2010

    oops! i forgot…. Labour party will provide the UWP party with some baby bottles and bibs!

  13. forgetting
    November 29, 2010

    oh please ron….. why is it that the uwp just insist in making themselves pass like fools? get a life, so for five years that’s how the party is going to be operated? my goodness, i cannot believe educated people like isidore, sprags, bazil etc. are allowing james and ron to have them looking like fools! get a life… shame, shame, shame. anyway xmas is near and i realize you guys have lots of free time, so why not form a choir and serenade the public with some christmas carols under the financial centre or outside the house of assembly…..LOL LMAO little boys need toys!

  14. T. Winston
    November 29, 2010

    Do the work and go inside
    This protests serves no interests other than political ones
    GO INSIDE
    If you feel the speaker not doing her job and is being biased in some way take her to court or integrity commission

  15. Food for Thought
    November 29, 2010

    Same bull shit, different day, go in the House and do what the ppl voted u in to do, be their guardians! All you know full well that if the information can be sourced publicly, u cant come in the house an ask those questions, pls you guys are making a mockery of the parlimantary system and our democracy!

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