UWP calls on Savarin to decline presidential nomination

Lennox Linton
UWP leader, Lennox Linton

Leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, has called on Charles Savarin to “do the right thing and withdraw from the presidency” of Dominica.

Earlier this week Savarin resigned as a government minister and senator to pave the way for his nomination to be head of state.

He is government’s third nominee for the post.

“The constitutional crisis into which we have been plunged yet again is worsened by the truth and fact that Savarin’s record as an incurable and destructively hostile partisan, intolerant of indifferent views and violently against to the right of opposing political parties to exist, makes him totally unfit and improper person to serve as president of Dominica,” Linton said at a UWP press conference on Friday.

He labelled that decision to appoint Savarin as president of Dominica as “atrocious advice that consistently makes a mockery of the constitution and seeks to condemn its provisions as farcical.”

The UWP leader also called for the “immediate resignation of the government’s chief legal advisor attorney General Levi Peter.”

Linton warned that his party will not take that decision to have Savarin as president of Dominica and called on him to “withdraw from this unconstitutional bid to have him installed as president which has outraged Dominicans throughout the length and breadth of the country and pushed the government and presidency further into disrepute.”

Asked what action is being contemplated by the UWP Linton said, “protest, court and more” but assured that whatever action taken will be in “accordance with the laws of the country.”

He has also called on “all citizens of Dominica to speak out against that move…be you red, blue or green, we want you to condemn that move to have Charles Savarin installed as president of Dominica.”

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250 Comments

  1. Law and Order.
    September 30, 2013

    Something is not right in Dominica, the UWP chose Lennox Linton for leader,and they hadother more suitable candidates,now Skerrit chosing Charlo for president and there are other more suitable candidates. what is wrong in Dominica.

  2. ay ay
    September 29, 2013

    As I see it, Dominicans tend to be too IGNORANT of the fact that ALL OF DOMINICA’S Population support either of the parties.. REGARDLESS WHO IS NOMINATED …The person will always have a party preference. So begging for each nominee to give up is just a waste of time. Lennox paka feh Sanse, Skerro paka feh sanse.. zor piyess paka feh sanse… JUST THERE HAR HARING and biting each other over some dumb political episodes! SMH!

  3. ON POINT
    September 29, 2013

    I do not suport Severin for President neither do I suport Linton for the leader of the UWP and more so PM.

    • _________________
      September 29, 2013

      But you will have to work with him because he will be our next PM.
      I LOVE HIM. Patriotic, respectful, brilliant, honest, hater of corrupt leaders and corruption.

    • unique one
      September 29, 2013

      The problem i have with LINTON is that he always fine somebody is never qualify to hold a top position but not seeing himself as a school drop out vieing for prime minister.shame on u linton take out the beam in your eye and you’ll see clearly enough to remove the mote in another person’s eye.In my own personal view Severin is much more qualify for President than Linton for Prime minister.

    • Wesleyman
      September 29, 2013

      Then exercise your right and don’t vote for Linton, but since you dont get to vote for Saverin, thats what the problem is

  4. Jamdominic
    September 29, 2013

    It seems a simple matter to me. If the Constitution of Dominica says the President should be free of political bias and affiliations as is being suggested then I cannot see how one can justify Mr Savarin as being an appropriate choice…given that he served as minister of government up until a few days ago, given the many recorded statements of partisan support to the current DLP etc. This really shouldn’t be about whether Mr Linton, leader of the UWP opposes, it should be about let’s honour the Constitution. The current President as far as I know was never openly aligned to any party so he was a good choice from that perpective, am I to understand that a similar candidate cannot be found to fill the position…If one cannot be found then simple, continue with the current President.

  5. Llama debois
    September 29, 2013

    Give it a rest Lennox and get on with the program, I am not a labour it’s not a worker but you will be shock when you lose that Margot seat. That is what u should focus on. The opposition does not have a voice don’t u see.

    • Shameless
      September 29, 2013

      Give me a damn break with your “I am not a labor”. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . Some people really think that we the people are stupid, but Change Must Come and that is NOT an option.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  6. Tell it Like it is
    September 28, 2013

    DNO Admin,I dont understand why you hide all the comments that are negative to Linton and all those that are lambassing Savarín you post them. Do you have a hidden agenda? Are you a Linton sypathizer? From my observations, you are being very biased! If you allow one, you should allow all. Stop that biasness please!

    • Shameless
      September 29, 2013

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Keep on dreaming my friend. Soon you all will accuse DNO of being anti-constitutional reform…but Change Must Come and I can feel the difference…Jah, Rastafari!

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • unique one
      September 29, 2013

      Now u know DNO is for workers only,onces u say anything against workers it will be block,but one thing they must know is that people dose’nt vote to DNO to elect a pm, if it was so Linton already win,

  7. love me
    September 28, 2013

    what about Celia Nicolas and the past principle of convent high school for president(Dorothy Levy)

  8. ht
    September 28, 2013

    charles savarin is the man for president. that is what the pm say. good job pm we are there to stay for five year argin.as long as you are doing good we are there to support you.

    • _________________
      September 29, 2013

      But he is not doing good. So he needs to be dumped.And he is already dumped.Make sure you look at the crowd tomorrow. TIME TO PACK UP SKERRIT!

  9. MeCamem
    September 28, 2013

    It is just disheartening to see how divided Dominican are over politics. This is a frightening disposition, and I cannot see who can bridge the gap to unite our people so that real progress can begin to take place in the country.

    Mr. Linton, please make a recommendation to the position as President so that we can move on. Please Mr. Linton, please make a recommendation. Can’t you see the division in the country?

    Why is there so much animosity? My God, Iran and America are becoming friends.

  10. Oh yes
    September 28, 2013

    The state of affairs on Dominica needs some adjusting, refining and well-thought out realigning. But who is up for the task? The incumbents are abusing their power because they view the opposition as paper tigers. While there may be some manifestation of maturity and growth in the strength of the opposition it isnstill a bit premature to conclude that they will be listened to most of the time. It is a classical shame to have Charles Saverin as president of Dominica, though. Wow!!

  11. Time for Change
    September 28, 2013

    I am not addressing the Prime Minister. He is too arrogant and allow the power to get to his head when it is the labourites that put him there, he didn’t come on his own.
    Instead I am addressing the people of the Commonwealth f Dominica. What is happening to us? Why are we are turning a blind eye to what this PM wants to do to our country. It is only arrogance and a spirit of dictatorship that could allow the PM to nominate Charles Savarin as the President. I don’t even want to call the man name. This nominee is full of hatred for people that do not stand on the same side with him. He has spent his entire socalled life doing just that and now he is the nominee for the president. I wont outlined all the many many events to substantiate what Im saying as so many of our people have done so. I want to support Lennox Linton and ask him for once to act like a stateman and decline.

  12. joy
    September 28, 2013

    AS I see it Mr savarin and MR Linton are very similar in so many way , they are both educated, qualified ,leaders both of them know what they want. they are both no walk overs. they hold on strongly to their beliefs .they both love their country

  13. Juan Pablo
    September 28, 2013

    A Monkey never tries to stay on the ground, he is always trying to climb up and in so doing exposes his….

    Charlo I am happy you are back on the ground walking

    Let Monkeys climb still, maybe one day they will come back down

  14. vision
    September 28, 2013

    Hey Mr Linton would you please make all your qualifications available for public knowledge and also nominate whoever you think may be a suitable presidential candidate. Criticism and disagreements are common and necessary in a democracy but you HAVE to present better options to be taken seriously.

  15. Richards
    September 28, 2013

    Understanding or lack there of is the critical element here. Please be informed that the nomination of Mr. Savarin is unconstitutional given his direct association with the Labour party, an active member and a minister of government to boot. The aforementioned are direct infraction of the laws. Moreover, he is required to relinquish his current position in order to procure the presidency. All Mr. Linton is implying is that the nominee meets the constitutional criteria and so if the PM continues to present these illicit procedures, then this is why it may seems as if the opposition is always against the Government initiatives. Furthermore, the onus is on the Government to nominate the president candidate then this decision has to be to be analyzed by the opposition to derive an agreement therefore, the opposition is not at task to present any presidential nominees.

  16. Richards
    September 28, 2013

    Understanding or lack there of is the critical element here. Please be informed that the nomination of Mr. Savarin is unconstitutional given his direct association with the Labour party, an active member and a minister of government to boot. The aforementioned are direct infraction of the laws. Moreover, he is required to relinquish his current position in order to procure the presidency. All Mr. Linton is implying is that the nominee meets the constitutional criteria and so if the PM continues to present these illicit procedures, then this why it may seems as if the opposition is always against the Government initiatives. Furthermore, the onus is on the Government to nominate the president then this decision has to be has to be analyzed by the opposition to derive an agreement therefore, the opposition is not at task to present any presidential nominees.

    • Me
      October 1, 2013

      If you all feel so strongly take the matter to court.

  17. Deauditor
    September 28, 2013

    I never thought I would see the day when Labourites, after what they have been through because of Charlo, would speak out now praising the Ayatolla. Peter Karam, Flosie Joseph,Fred Abraham, and Patrick John here’s your chance to regain some credibility and save Dominica from dictatorship.

    • WOMAN
      September 28, 2013

      Linton is blagging on road and nothing at home running his mouth on Q95 now we need to see the MAN in you stop hiding you have no power just accusations about nothing.

  18. Anonymous
    September 28, 2013

    Why have not we heard from the leader of the opposition? Instead I hear from Mr Linton. They waste their time on Q95 and forget to nominate someone by writing.

  19. Nomination committe
    September 28, 2013

    Who say the President must not be associated to any party?

    President Obama is a Democrat.
    George Bush is a republican.

    Present Obama Came from the Senate to the Presidency

    All our past president had their own party Leaning.

    UWP full of pride, They feel belittled to address him as His Excellency Charles Savarin.

    His Excellency Charles Savarin President of the Commonwealth of Dominica in the likeness of His Excellency Clarence Senoiret President of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

    • Wesleyman
      September 29, 2013

      Now no one needs to tell you that your comment is foolish.
      this is an apples and oranges argument

  20. tell me
    September 27, 2013

    i wonder if labourites think that there should be justice for mr emmanuel the fire bomb victim

    • Justice and Truth
      September 29, 2013

      Why do you not stick to the issue – of the article? :twisted: :mrgreen: This type of question has no place in this article. There is a time and place for everything. This is not the place for your question. You are wasting your time.

      • 1979
        September 29, 2013

        43 people so far find the question relevant…

        flush the toilet..

    • >>>>>>>>>>>>>
      September 29, 2013

      @ tell me. I WONDER IF LABOURITES think that there should be justice for GON Emmanuel, the firebombing victim of Christmas Day 2010.
      VERY RELEVANT BLOGG.

  21. daniel thomas
    September 27, 2013

    i am certainly sure you are not speaking on my behalf Mr Linton.

    • T
      September 28, 2013

      I am certainly sure that he is speaking on MY behalf. Savarin should be DISCARDED,like an old speaker. He does not have the qualities of a president.

    • Truth be told
      September 28, 2013

      Of course he is not speaking on your behalf. Can’t you see he is speaking on Dominica’s behalf? You will not see that Daniel Thomas because from your comment it is all about me, me, me! Some of us care more about mama Dominica than about ourselves and you should learn that from Lennox Linton!

    • WE VOTING UWP
      September 29, 2013

      Too bad that you wish to be left out of the change that Dominica deserves.

  22. No la
    September 27, 2013

    In all honesty do the ones that’s supporting Charlo know anything about the requirements to become president of a country or just repeating what they hear. The few qualification for the job such as unbaise not affiliated to any party Charlo fits noneYes he is a very good speaker but what else. Most people boast about pogress and dominica doing ok. Let me inform you or ask rather? Would u go to the bank for a loan and stillf payback to pay the bank to build it and still pay Vat. Wake up.building and roads must come.

    • Nomination committe
      September 28, 2013

      Who say the President must not be associated to any party?

      President Obama is a Democrat.
      George Bush is a republican.

      Present Obama Came from the Senate to the Presidency

      All our past president had their own party Leaning.

      UWP full of pride, They feel belittled to address his as His Excellency Charles Savarin.

      His Excellency Charles Savarin President of the Commonwealth of Dominica in the likeness of His Excellency Clarence Senoiret President of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

    • no name
      September 28, 2013

      and what qualification linton have to be party leader may i ask?

    • Justice and Truth
      September 29, 2013

      :lol: Do not make me laugh :lol: asking this question when it could very well refer to you. The same question applies to you and to Linton.
      Whatever you experience or whatever you stated, everyone in the world experiences it. It is a way of life. They have to pay back loans and pay taxes. Is Dominica an exception?
      There are places to address these issues. Go to the correct government department.
      The problem with some of you, you do a lot of talking, writing and asking questions but not to the proper authority. Situations can change when people do what is correct and when they cooperate – collectively to do their utmost to have laws and other regulations enacted. Those who fail to do this must blame themselves; not the government. More action and less talk.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      September 29, 2013

      I wonder whether they know anything about Charlo? Well, yes they do but they as wicked and shameless as Charlo himself.

    • Yes!YES!
      September 29, 2013

      What about those suporting Linton?

  23. Anonymous
    September 27, 2013

    the truth offends. Workers party would do a better job in da give them a chance u will see

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      Never forget they were there before and mess things up. Remember the levy we had to pay. They are bringing nothing new to the table.

      • %
        September 28, 2013

        @Anonymous Hell NO! They did a very good job. But a plot/scheme was designed to tell people like you that they were corrupt,and you accepted it lock stock and barrel. The person who masterminded the plan,openly said that. Now see the type of governance arrogant and insultive Skerrit is giving us. SHAME ON THIS GOVERNMENT.

      • WE VOTING UWP
        September 29, 2013

        How did the UWP mess things up in a short 4 years of ensuring that something was done everywhere in ensuring sustainable development in Dominica.definitely, had the UWP been in office over the last 13 years, Dominica would be way beyond the Next level today

    • Anonymous
      September 28, 2013

      Anonymous I know what I have already. I dont know what I will get. Mwen paka tiway boyo maytay pie…..

    • September 28, 2013

      Give me a break..YOU LIVING ON MARS OR WHAT? They had a chance and mess our country up,they just talking,they do not have any good plans for this country.

      • WE VOTING UWP
        September 29, 2013

        You know if the UWP messed up Dominica in 4 years, the DLP has killed and destroy her in 13 years.

    • Anonymous
      September 28, 2013

      Anonymous I know what i have now. I dont know what I will get. Mwen paka tiway boyo maytay pie…….

  24. no party
    September 27, 2013

    What the hell is wrong with the united workers party ? who they want for president everything they oppose gosh man

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      The reason they oppose everything or appear to is because the Government does most thing in an improper way…tell Skerrit to do thing properly, observe the constitution and he go be alright no opposing den from workers.

      Oh and Workers did not oppose the nomination of Jennifer Wallace-Lafond you know….she had to withdraw because Skerrit insists on not doing things according to the law. He chose someone who could not legally be President! Just as he is an illegal PM. Do not get it twisted!

      Calm and Cool…Doh hurt your head. This is in response to Observer below too…two birds with one stone. Bon!

      • Justice and Truth
        September 29, 2013

        Another one who makes me laugh. :lol: Much ado about nothing.

      • Cara
        September 29, 2013

        That’s true. We did not oppose Mrs. Wallace-Lafond’s nomination. She just didn’t meet the requirements. We would have loved her. We don’t oppose everything!

      • Yes!YES!
        September 29, 2013

        By you saying that he is an illigal PM, discredits your whole statement.

    • John Paul
      September 28, 2013

      that is what the opposition is for .put skerro there he will do the same.that is democracy keeping those in power on their toes to stick to the rules

    • WE VOTING UWP
      September 29, 2013

      You are asking the wrong question and please do not be ashamed to admit that you are an ignorant Labourite because it is clear that you are by asking this unintelligent question.

      The question that you ought to be asking as a civic-minded Dominican is why is Mr. Skerrit behaving the way he behaves in such a dictatorial manner.

  25. Miss Roberts
    September 27, 2013

    I am a teacher by profession and I must say I am appalled by the level of ignorance being potrayed here on this forum. Is that what we have been reduced too? I am a disgruntled former labourite because I can no longer idly sit by and watch my country being raped by low men in high places. Mr Honorable Prime Minister there are alternative nominees other that Charles Savarin. Why do you insist on insulting the intelligence of Dominican persons like myself and others who will not allow for us to be blinded by crass party politics. Mr Roosevelt Skerrit as a teacher for over thirty years my heart bleeds for my country. I am praying without ceasing that common sense will prevail.

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      Well said. I wish we had more people like you in Dominica. Dominica would be such a great place to live and work.

      • Dominican
        September 28, 2013

        I concur…

    • evel keel
      September 28, 2013

      thanks to charlo u have a good salary.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 29, 2013

      Why do you not apply to be a presidential nominee?

  26. ras
    September 27, 2013

    lennox linton has no say he is not important so lets forget the rubbish he speaks!

    • John Paul
      September 28, 2013

      Ha! and we should remember what You say based on Your empty remark?

  27. Justice and Truth
    September 27, 2013

    Let me see how fair, broad/open-minded Dominicans are, even those who support Linton. Think clearly and use the good common sense and judgment which God has given you for good and not for evil and vindictiveness.
    I cannot believe that Lennox made such comments about Savarin. UWP and he as leader have plunged Dominica into political chaos. He is the last one to make such remarks. Has he forgotten his attitude when he was a radio broadcaster?
    In my estimation, this is not a man who should be a leader of a Party or campaigning for election and who deserves to be a Prime Minister.
    Exactly what he accuses Savarin of, it is exactly the type of attitude he exhibited when employed at the Radio Station. It is the pot calling the kettle black.
    Linton reminds me of the US Republican Party who is always at President Obama’s throat and on his shoulders ever since he assumed the office of presidency.
    This man is not uniting Dominicans but dividing them with his radical attitude and of protests. You are a cantankerous man, causing trouble. Nothing the Prime Minister says and do will ever satisfy you. You have a serious personality problem.
    I hope Dominicans can see through you, especially the intelligent and open-minded ones.
    Linton, be careful. Tomorrow does not belong to you. Dominica does not belong to you. Get off your high horse in that exalted position which UWP Party members have placed you in. Everything is temporary and who knows for how long. God knows.

    • Redzz
      September 27, 2013

      @Justice N Truth.. U speaking rubbish, stop wearing ur IGNORANCE like a badge of honor..

      • in alba
        September 28, 2013

        That creature called justice n truth represents nothing more than injustice and lies and needs to go for a spiritual dip in the dead sea.

      • Justice and Truth
        September 29, 2013

        So you are not speaking rubbish? Who are you anyway? What are your credentials? You are the ignorant one. Who do you think you are? My opinion is not in accord with yours. Does this mean I am foolish and more foolish than you are? Your opinion is not in accord with mine. Take a back seat. Types like you are the ones who bring Dominica down slippery slopes and dividing it. Can you not see your fault and error? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

    • SMH
      September 28, 2013

      Truth and Justice your nose is growing and your pants are on fire…. Liar Liar you do not stand for truth and justice. If you support labor you support lies and injustice. They are taking Dominica down a road of wreckage.

    • Papa Dom
      September 28, 2013

      Let’s see. What exactly have you said to challenge me to open my mind? Unfounded innuendos about UWP and political chaos, non specific accusations about Lennox on a radio station and noise about American republicans. Then you accuse Lennox of dividing Dominica with not a single example of how he is doing that. We’ll if that is supposed to help me open my mind then my mind must be really very closed or I must be a damn fool.

    • LADY
      September 28, 2013

      We certainly agree that Dominica does not belong to Linton. He has done nothing in my humble opinion to indicate that it does. Can you say the same for Skerrit? Skerrit, on the other hand has shown and said that he don’t care about the constitution, that we should go to hell (thrice he sent us there) and that he will make decisions no matter what Dominicans think. Lest you forget, the government is put their by the people t serve the people. NOT to serve themselves or to get on like their parents left the country on a will for them.

      You are really a pot calling a kettle black!

    • dominican
      September 28, 2013

      I totally agree with your comments

    • John Paul
      September 28, 2013

      Correction.it Is Skeritt that has plunged the Nation into this predicament not Linton

  28. de ears
    September 27, 2013

    we know who lennox is.But we also know that skerrit is not God. He can make mistakes too.In approximately 10 days he has made 3 errors in his choice for president. Labourites need to swallow their pride and tell him so.

    • Yes!YES!
      September 29, 2013

      Thats your opinion and we all do have ours that must be respected.

  29. Grand Bay Girl
    September 27, 2013

    OK! I think Linton wants someone who is PERFECT like him lol

    • Ashamed
      September 28, 2013

      I did not know that there were so many jackasses in Dominica. I thought they were in Colombia.

  30. Talk
    September 27, 2013

    Give it a rest Lennox.

    • Redzz
      September 27, 2013

      @ Talk, Noway justice must prevail…

    • John Paul
      September 28, 2013

      When You boxing and You have Your opponent leaning back from punches it is no time to rest it is time for a knockout punch!

  31. Anonymous
    September 27, 2013

    No!!!!

  32. real
    September 27, 2013

    But who realy care who or wat linton like.if d people of dominica dont want sombdy day will say..one ting I know dominica public not in his nonsence..let him start like dat opposing everyting an he will see how he an marigot ,saldbry pple will jus stay there blah blah..

    • LADY
      September 28, 2013

      LOL you are very right. they not in Linton nonsense. They already up to their ears in Skerrit nonsense. WEll and truly brainwashed they are.

  33. Nom Daybar
    September 27, 2013

    Can someone please post Charles Savarin qualifications and experience and Lennox Linton’s so the Dominincan public can compare to see who is best qualified to be president and or prime minister. #justcurious.

    • Enough is enough
      September 28, 2013

      This comment tells me clearly that you are yet to educate yourself as to the requirements for president. The info is public and I have provided the link on numerous occasions.

    • John Paul
      September 28, 2013

      Just for Your info the Qualifications for President is quite different of those for Prime Minister.Eggs and Apples.Mr. Linton is the Opposition and He is doing a good Job Keeping Skeritt on His toes! Forcing Him to follow the rules set out in the Constitution

    • die-hard dice fan
      September 29, 2013

      I think we need to educate ourselves as to what “being qualified” means. Meeting the “required qualifications” does not automatically mean “having a degree or doctorate” – these are “academic qualifications”. Certain jobs or positions require different “qualifications” some of which do not specify “academic qualifications” but “other qualifications as stated in the Constitution”. People, educate yourselves before making certain comments…..

  34. Radio Codcapi
    September 27, 2013

    Lennox want everybody to resign i wonder why he not resigning as party leader of the UWP he have no qualifications but he want qualified people to resign, sar marlayway wi. Mr Linton what makes you qualified to be prime minister material and why cant charlo be president? please enlighten me

    • Enough is enough
      September 28, 2013

      Please point me to the section of the constitution that speaks to qualifications for a Prime Minister or Party leader. While Lennox is without a degree, it is obvious that he is capable given his managerial experience and obvious intellect. Additionally, he has obviously educated himself as he can clearly hold his own against the PM and any of the other ministers with a degree. Let’s get a debate going and he will prove it to you. Besides, the main ingredients for being a Prime Minister should be integrity and honesty. So what good would it be to a country to have a PM with 2 degrees and 40 years of experience for example, but no integrity and honesty.
      Also, the post of president of Dominica does not require someone to be qualified in any particular field. Instead, it clearly gives the qualities that this person must have to be president. So again, before typing, please educate yourself on the requirements for both jobs. The constitution is available to the public in print and online and the requirements for president is posted on the official website of the president’s office. I have provided the link several time in the last few days. It’s time to raise the bar on the island and stop this politicking.

  35. alameda
    September 27, 2013

    Where are the labour party elder statesmen that charles saverin sent to hide when they overthrow p j . You guys have no voice

  36. truth
    September 27, 2013

    only fools neglects their country;s constitution
    People , this is what governs a country ,Not a prime minister
    people ,do yourselves a favor
    Demand that the constitution is respected
    People FOrget color ,think of a country where your children have to grow up ,Is this the way you are paving for them?Do you love them? stop a moment and think

    • Yes!YES!
      September 29, 2013

      I agree with you that we must protect our constitution but as far as I can se it is not at risk.

  37. The King
    September 27, 2013

    Charles Savarin is a statesman with an enviable tract record. He will rise to the occasion as he has done before on numerous fronts.
    Lenox must stop trying to lecture on constitutional matters and stick to what he is an expert in –

  38. The King
    September 27, 2013

    Charles Savarin is a statesman. He has a great tract record of rising to the occasion and I know he will do just that as regards the office of president.
    Lenox must stop trying to decisive d nation

  39. Kawat Roseau
    September 27, 2013

    Dear Mr.Linton,
    Who did your party nominate for President? Where is that person’s resume? Do you think Hon.Savarin is afraid of your threats like Aunty Alix was? Are you showing your ‘bully like’side? Do you still do TM? Do they still call you Pompyse? Would you say that you are more arrogant than the PM? What are your party’s plans to develop our Dominica? How are you guys going to increase employment of the youth,middle aged? Where are you guys getting your campaign funds from? Do you still campaign with some allegedly corrupt goverments and political parties in the regoin? How do you reconcile what you say here and say in these countries? Why were you harrassing Mr.Pestaina(the then DPP in Antigua) when you were supporting PM Balwin? Are you now supporting the same folks you were speaking against? Do you write or contribute to the Josh Saw,Ma Ti Pam, and Cojones articles in the Chronicle? Are you still ‘good’ friends with Laurel?
    P.S. In my next post I will remind my beloved Dominicans of the performance of the UWP over the last 25 years in some detail. Lest we forget!

    Sincerely
    Kawat Roseau Esq.

    Just asking questions.

    • September 28, 2013

      But Mr. Letang and the executive never supported the office of the president when Lennox Linton was accusing the President falsely for Corruption.

      When Lennox Linton Called the President a “black Dominican breed and bread Country Bookie from Grand Bay”

      When the UWP requested the President to take action in matters he had no Power then accused him of being bias.

      Why should Mr Letang and the executive no find it convenient to seek to claim they are defending the office of the president over a non issue. Is it to show their partisanship?

      What is wrong with a Minister going straight to President.

      Barrack Obama Senator to President

      Barrack Obama was considered a far left Liberal Democrat another word for very, very partisan politician

      He has to work with both houses of Congress.

      The members of the DPSU elected an executive to represent their interest which they did a poor job that cost them deduction from their salaries after they followed wrong advise from the executive.

      Dont blame Charles Savarin for your incompetence in the matter.

      To come at this moment and state that Charles Savarin is a bad choice as he has not shown that he is in a position to unify the nation is seeking childish revenge on a skillful negotiator.

      Instead the DPSU should seek counsel from Charles Savarin because there are always grater and lesser persons than us.

      Charles Savarin is the best there is in that field.

    • John Paul
      September 28, 2013

      Pwelle chien pour jaywee morday chien.

      Mr. linton has to be firm and Fierce to uproot this wannabee Dictator self professed Friend of Kadaffi Killer of His People.
      Help us save Democracy!

  40. Yoland Jno Jules
    September 27, 2013

    Lenox Linton looks and sounds like a big bad bull,
    ready to jump on every body who looks at him or passes close to him, it seems that Dominicans will have to take you to a psychiatrist for a general head scan. You must understand that Dominicans elected the Labour Party 18 seats to 3 seats for the UWP you are not an elected member of parliament no body voted for you, so who do you think you are to want to challenge every decision that the elected Government of the people takes Charles Savarin has served Dominica with distinction from his youth till now He never back down for all what people said about him he has not paid lip service but real work, and he worked very hard for Dominica. What have you done for Dominica more than talk and divide the country with your ignorance and the people that follow you are more ignorant than you just listen to how foolish and violent yours sound you think we the real Dominicans stupid to elect a fool and violent person like to be Prime minister, of that peaceful country you might be a CRIME Minister not prime there is nothing prime about you, I think that you are the final nail in the coffin of the UWP. On Monday you will see Charles A Savarin elected as President of Dominica and you and your bunch of hooligans will be able to do noting about that. PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT.

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      Hahaha… you’ve got jokes!

      • black sheep
        September 28, 2013

        Go girl, keep singing for the goodies

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      for sure charles will be there. fools you getting the scraps from skerrit table what else you will say. all you dont like dominica all you just looking for all you selves doe matter what skerrit do. he is sinking down the country with his stupidness. but the almighty sees everything he is not the only one that will go down. all those supporting those nonsense will go down too. all you afraid of linton because he speaks the truth. he has dominica at heart. boast 18 seats, people suffering so much god not sleeping.

    • Yolands' Neigbhor
      September 27, 2013

      Yoland,
      You will continue to grovel at the table of Roosevelt for the rest of your life. You are mean, pathetic, unchristian, full of venom, hatred, poor judgement, uncouth, unrefined, scandalous, childish, crass and morass,bitter, acidic, polarizing, desperate, and you publicly and unashamedly wear your ignorance as a badge of honor.
      You should never use this public forum to expose your emptiness. Please buy yourself a canpad book and a lead pencil and go back to grade one at the vieille Primary school. Then and only then, will you possibly but very unlikely get some public recognition.

      • September 28, 2013

        nice one…….NOW YOLAND PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SNIFF IT……

      • Anonymous
        September 28, 2013

        You sound bitter.

      • Justice and Truth
        September 29, 2013

        Are you referring to yourself? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • John Paul
      September 28, 2013

      That was Yester Year wake up there has been a shift even if You are blind and unable to see it .Dominicans not just UWP supporters are sick of the wranglings of Skeritt.Too many games and bending and breaking the rules.We want a straight forward PM who can look the Public in the eye and say “Ladies and Gentlemen this is my Family’

  41. Wait dere
    September 27, 2013

    That man come n do the same nonsense like the leader of before…. Awa man!!!! Workers will never change!!

  42. Insider
    September 27, 2013

    Mr. Linton that is a useless call because remember Mr. Saverin have no shame. He is a political prostitute, and we all know how prostitutes behave.

  43. Anonymous
    September 27, 2013

    opposition will always oppose :mrgreen:

  44. joy
    September 27, 2013

    mr Linton instead of protest, court, and more .give the government your choice for the post .after all mr Savarin is a Dominican just like you and deserve a chance just as you are seeking one. It’s a shame the way you are behaving.

    • John Paul
      September 28, 2013

      LOL Charles Savarin led a revolution against Patrick John. Labourites had to hide!
      Lennox Linton as Leader of the Opposition Party is calling for Demonstration against deviations from the Constitution!
      Wake Up!

  45. Doc. Love
    September 27, 2013

    The charade which Skeritt has been exhibiting over the last two weeks is designed to place him in a situation that when he decides to change the constitution from President to Executive President he believes Dominicans will support him. Skeritt maybe considered a dictator by some, but he is not a stupid man. Skeritt is setting up Dominicans in such a manner that subsequently, he going to convince Dominicans and his supporters by extension that their is no need for a President because that position holds to much roro, to much daybaar. Therefore, it is time to make to make him the Executive President. You would laugh at Skeritt, after he received so much criticisms because of the money he spent on the President’s Palace, just to have someone else wining and dining in that beautiful white building.

  46. ZXZL
    September 27, 2013

    Oh yeah? :twisted:

  47. September 27, 2013

    Lennox, your party is NOT yet in power, who are you to determine who does what? I get it, you want all your men in place, JUST IN CASE. How about you WAIT, and if your party wins the upcoming election, then YOU select whomever you feel is appropriate. I do not care, one way or the other, but who do you think is the best choice for both positions?

  48. Roughcake
    September 27, 2013

    Linton instead of being so negative all the time….Why don’t you be positive for once in your life and nominate someone of your choice? Or don’t you have anyone in your ranks capable of holding such high office!!! I hope you realize that the aid given to D/ca by China, Venezuela etc. because of our present PM, would cease if by a chance in a million you became PM.

  49. LEGIT
    September 27, 2013

    Mr Linton? I doh know but’ u ar really too annoying…it that how you expect labourites to turn.

  50. A Voice
    September 27, 2013

    I am not supporting any political party in Dominica, but Skerrit pushing the envelope man.

  51. Lougaoo Mem
    September 27, 2013

    Even when black is black and white is white, the red-sups enclosed in Skerritor’s red coat, just can’t see the light.

  52. Positive Thinking.
    September 27, 2013

    Mr. Lenoux Linton. Hear this God allows His sun to shine on the just and the unjust. Mr Charles Saverin has served Dominica and Dominican for most of his life, and some of these years at very high level both at home and abroad.Sir you have just started the journey .You would be better advised to learn from Mr. Saverin political experience.Mr Charles better known to us as Charlo has fought for Dominicans stood up for justice at the appropriate time. He has worked hard he has done exceedingly well,He is more than Qualified You would be advised to demonstrate some attitude of Humility and patiently await your turn Mr. Charles Saverin is our next Pesident he has Most of Dominicans vote. I think you are Jelous of his accomplishment.

  53. 4u2c
    September 27, 2013

    Charles Saverin of all people? This man was never ever elected by the people. The people of Portsmouth REJECTED Mr. Savarin on several occasion in the poles. So now he cannot be elected so he MUST be selected? NO WAY!!!
    Stubborn as you are Charlo, this is your last chance to do DOMINICA well – STAND DOWN!! God does not like ugly Charlo and he saved you so you can spend some quality time with your family. Do not put your family through this, STAND DOWN!

    UWP keep the pressure up. Skerrit must learn to abide by rules and know the constitution. This lawless land he is trying to create will hurt us all in the long run. Laborites don’t think you will escape the evil if we Dominicans let this ride.

  54. Democratic Party
    September 27, 2013

    Lennox the people of Dominica are seeing you a a bully..,,and for this you might even lose the Marigot seat…you are a mess

  55. Pedro
    September 27, 2013

    Every time Mr Savarin presented himself to the Dominican people,(4 times total) he was REJECTED. Mr Skerrit is imposing this divisive figure to be our head of State.

  56. forreal
    September 27, 2013

    for the heck of it linton,let us nominate eddison james,when i really think about it,you still living up to your school days name pumpy,for the folks who did not no you then,you got that knick name,because you always felt like you where more than anybody else,because your father was principle of the goodwill high school,and your mother was a teacher,you not seeing ways have come back to hunt you,people have it saying,you dropped out of school,tell the people the truth,you were thrown out for fighting in school,yes you think some of us dont know what kind person you are,forward and out of place.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 29, 2013

      His parents were teachers and he could not conduct himself properly in school? What type of discipline he received at home or was he too disobedient to accept discipline. Did he not get a good beating from them?
      It appears that he was a disobedient and stubborn child. No wonder he has that type of personality. This is not a good sign for one who is a leader and hopes to be PM. God help Dominica and nationals.

    • die-hard dice fan
      September 29, 2013

      @ “foreal”, the word is “haunt”, not “hunt” – apparently, you did not do much at school either

  57. love for all
    September 27, 2013

    here are just some things that makes a person a good leader and i don’t see them in mr man

    Great leaders are Courageous. This does not mean that they are not afraid, or intimidated by a situation from time to time, but great leaders find a way to summon the courage to move forward when others would shrink away from the challenge. It takes courage to push into the unknown, go against the grain or speak out when you aren’t sure if your opinion will be popular. It has been said that courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to go forward in the presence of fear.

    Great leaders have Vision. I believe that a great leader knows the “why” behind the “what” that they are doing. They also have the ability to help other people catch the vision of the “why” so they can accomplish the “what”. That’s a lot of “why’s” and “what’s”! I’ve always been inspired when I’m around people who have conviction and clarity in purpose. When the cause is just and you have a leader who can share the vision of the cause, special things happen.

    Great leaders have empathy. Have you ever been around someone who genuinely understands your plight and is willing to admit that they understand how you feel? I immediately connect with those kinds of people and want to help them because they were willing to help and relate to me. They don’t think themselves as better or above those that they lead. In fact, most of the time they are anxious to get into the trenches, roll up their sleeves and get to work right alongside of those that they lead. Leaders who have empathy earn the hearts and trust of those around them.

    Great leaders care. We’ve all been around someone who we know really cares about us. No ulterior motives, not quid pro quo, just care about you because you are you. They see the good in people and strive to bring out the best in others. They can be trusted and are unwavering to their commitment to a person or cause. They accomplish great things because those around them can feel how much they care.

    Great leaders know when it’s time to lead. Many times a great leader is also a great role player and follower, but when it’s time to lead, the best leaders step up and take an active role. They don’t stand on the sidelines waiting for someone else to do something. They recognize the moment, mobilize and take action. They aren’t worried about failure or ask themselves, “what if this doesn’t work out the way I want it to”. They just know it’s time to step up and have the self confidence that they can do the job that is front of them. They have a “make it happen” kind of attitude and courage to take on challenges no matter how big. Great leaders take control of their destiny and don’t leave it in the hands of fate. Great leaders rise up and lead when it’s time to lead.

    Do you think you are or could become a great leader? If so, apply to the NAR Leadership Academy to hone your current skills and to develop new talents. You will gain insights and experiences that will enhance every facet of your life. All organizations need great leaders.

  58. tell me
    September 27, 2013

    @ looking from inside. lennox is the man who expose the corruption in our country. you dont care about that? remember the bin bobol the fertlizer bobol and the fire bomb bobol? remember the hundreds of thousands that had to be paid back to the treasury?
    are you not concerned about that

    • Justice and Truth
      September 29, 2013

      When people want to maintain their business, keep their employer in business and save their own jobs, they will go to the extremity of digging out everything and saying they are exposing others as they tarnish their good names.
      Too often Oppositions seek flaws and when they are elected, they prove to be no better. It will be a punishment for those who were stupid enough to elect them. From the frying pan into the fire.

  59. lovely dominica
    September 27, 2013

    I am red. Mr Linton aka novice, what is the intention? Are u guys hoping that when its time for Mr. Williams to leave office there will be no president? Bro.Skerro (experienced and qualified) smarter than all of allu combine. Charlo will be nominated on Monday and sworn in on Tuesday.(In your face)

    • DANZIGER
      September 28, 2013

      Amen @ lovely dominica.

    • black sheep
      September 28, 2013

      You don’t want 1979… No you dont

    • concerned
      September 28, 2013

      Is that OK with you ? Don’t you think that there is a right way to do things ? Have you read the Constitution of Dominica and what it says about choosing a President ? Do you have any vision for your country ? Do you even care what kind of country your children and grandchildren inherits ?
      Adopt an open mind , not a coloured mind ! !

  60. Rastafari
    September 27, 2013

    Linton, will you please select someone whom you think is fit for the post?

  61. lovebug
    September 27, 2013

    I hear people saying they doh want Savarin because he close down Brisee Mart, the truth is while Jerry was busy making state palace billboards that cost thousands of dollars and doing every thing else to bring down Skerritt, he did not pay attention to his accounts staff and his business. They that coolay him.

  62. Looking from inside
    September 27, 2013

    Who is Lennox to be calling on everybody who is appointted to a position to ” step down”
    Really,what gives this man the right to be making such calls? Is he an elected representative? Mister man being leader of your party doesn’t make you some kind of national authority. Get a hold of yourself boss,you are not at the level yet. Get rid of this complex that you are suffering from it is beginniong to affect you mentally, your imagination is going so wild that you are even showing up at your party functions with body guards, lol. Please avoid talking qualification because you are no example to do so,both academically and morally. The moral part,its only a matter of time before we begin to examine it for the cupboard is filled of many hidden stuff.

    • September 27, 2013

      Imagine that. If Lennox, by margin of error, should win this election what he would do. Those of you that are back home better watch out.

    • citizen#1
      September 27, 2013

      Linton is the leader of the opposition political party he is a Dominican citizen and he is correct on all counts the way he describe Charles Savarin, it is you who is without shame, character, vision & morale why you have such foolish comment for the world to see.

    • Not a herd follower
      September 27, 2013

      He is a Dominican and therefore has a right to express his views. So, give him a break.

    • %
      September 27, 2013

      @ Looking from inside. Did you ask who is Lennox? Are you Dominican, or an alien? Well Lennox is a great Dominican. A patriot and statesman. One who hates and exposes malfeasance and or corruption in public office, one who would like things done according to the dictates of the constitution. He was the man who forced the return of more than $500 000.00, to our treasury because of BOBOL HE EXPOSED. ARE YOU AWARE OF THAT? Have you heard of the BIN BOBOL AND THE FERTILIZER BOBOL? Maybe you heard but you don’t want to say so. Will you ever contribute this amount($ 500 000.00)to our treasury in your lifetime? He is one who said no to this Grenadian who was supposed to be our DPP. The one with together thousands of other Dominicans who said no Knights as President,since she lacked Presidential qualities. He is one who loves Skerrit more than you do, because he constantly cautions him when he make a wrong move. ARE YOU SATISFIED?
      HE IS THE POLITICAL LEADER OF THE UWP, and the next PRIME MINISTER OF DOMINICA. You want more? He is the one who will also make sure that you are employed, and that you are feeling proud to be Dominican.
      I LOFVE HIM
      VIVA DOUBLE L.

      • Tell it Like it is
        September 28, 2013

        Dream on, whoever you are! This is just wishful thinking on your part and that of all UWP supporters. Lenox Linton is no better tan the people he is criticising. He has a past too you know… we all do. I really dont see why he has to get on like that… who do so do like so! Tell us about his frequent trips to St. Kitts… I wonder what treasure he has over there! You know, I suspect the power is already going up to his head so you can imagine what he would be like as Prime Minister… God sabe our souls in that country. But again, people seem to like those qualities… blind leading the blind! Good luck Dominica.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      He is out for a war.

      • Redzz
        September 28, 2013

        Nonsense, ignorance at work again..

    • John Paul
      September 28, 2013

      Evalina Baptiste is the New DPP did You not hear?

      What do You mean who is Linton/ He represents those who want the rule of law to prevail ,those who are sick of games and secrecy wha tto speak of the corrupt practices

  63. ?
    September 27, 2013

    Let me inform Mr Linton that when he speaks about all Dominican he does not speak for me and my seven votes. Mr Saverin is intelligent and smart, you Mr Linton cannot place your foot in his shoes. The best brain comes from Portsmouth you can’t touch this.
    Mr Linton are you a leader of PROTEST? It would seems that the other of the day. You are not a peoples persson. The Sunday before your delegate conference i was at WHITCHURCH and you came from the deli area with a a styrofoam plate in your hand your face wax like stale bread and you know he not so pretty he never said hello to anyone. One lady buy the cashier said hello mr Linton,, he just node his head and never open his mouth and answer. I doh want no proud PM. Do not speak for me Mr Linton.

    • concerned
      September 27, 2013

      Portsmouth people do not want him

    • AAAAA
      September 27, 2013

      You must be hungry…The people of portsmouth rejected Mr Saverin at the ballot box I guess he wasnt to smart back then.

      • Justice and Truth
        September 29, 2013

        They did not know what was good for them.

    • September 27, 2013

      Although I agree with you to an extent, you are so WRONG when you say “the best brains come from Portsmouth”. You insulted me with that statement. I am from the far North, not from Portsmouth, I am EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT and SMART.

    • real
      September 27, 2013

      I hope after next election they will realize pple not in there magee..

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      He thinks all Dominicans are stupid and will follow him. From his attitude, he does not qualify for PM. He is already showing his true colors.
      When you are typing, watch to see if letters of your words are not changed through no fault of your own. I wrote DNO about this, that there may be a problem with their Server or whatever. Tonight when I typed my comments, the identical problems recurred. Letters kept changing which I did not type. Furthermore, those letters are not near the letters I typed.
      It is strange that this only occurs when I am typing on DNO’s Website. Alert others about it. The errors of letters which make yours and their comments look like they wrongly spelt the words may not be their fault. Let me see if this one is posted.

  64. T mama
    September 27, 2013

    We are a democratic country we have the right to speak out…and the Opposition must speak….they will still make him President, but the Opposition must speak….

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      Shut up!!!!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      The opposition is speaking too much, some of which are uncalled for. He is not a peaceful man. This will make him an extremely miserable one. He has made up his mind that he will never concur with the PM.
      For God’s sake, the PM cannot be all that bad and worse than Linton. Savarin is not worse than Linton.
      Linton must check himself, mellow and be amicable. He looks like he has a fighting spirit which will harm him and also the peace in Dominica and of Dominicans.

      • John Paul
        September 28, 2013

        Savarin made Degason our first President flee the Country this is a fact. Many Labourites feared for their life.
        The UWP took Skeritt to court and they called that terrorism and said they would hunt the UWP like Obama goes after Alqueda.
        We need to peuge this Government Vote against them in the next election!

  65. Reader
    September 27, 2013

    I’m baffled! Everthing Hon. Prime Minister Skerritt does suddenly constitute a “constitutional crisis”. I wonder who is the real enemy of the state and people since as far as I can see, it’s not Mr. Skerritt. As much as the thought makes me cringe, sometimes it’s good to give the people what they want. smh

    • Asterix
      September 27, 2013

      @Reader: This is so, simply because he does not respect the constitution. Remember “No law no constitution…..” you know the rest. There is a process for electing the president and with each new nomination the process has to be restarted beginning with consultation. Let us be honest and call things as they are; the opposition never opposed the nomination of Ms. Lafond and were willing to support her once she met the qualifying criteria. As it turned out she did not. Further the president has to be someone who is above reproach, non-partisan and should be able to unify the people on all political fronts. alix boyd knight did not fit that bill and can you honestly with all sincerity tell me that charles saverin is capable of such?

      • lovebug
        September 28, 2013

        If my PM was a popotte twelle all you would use him to sweep Dominica. He knows what dominica needs and is getting it done. Lennox is a talker, when it comes to action, he maway like a crab. Ask people of DCP. Let the Pm do his job. When you win you will rule. Good luck at that.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      They should suffer. Suffering would be good for them since they cannot see beyond their noses and what is occurring in Dominica and to Dominica, brought on by UWP and now Linton. They are exaggerating, overdoing it and making a mountain out of a molehill. I have noted their unfairness toward the PM. It is sad that their supporters cannot see through them.

  66. September 27, 2013

    Mr. Linton please nominate someone so skerrit can stop his nonsence.

  67. Observer
    September 27, 2013

    Every action of the government has been criticized. It doe snot matter what the subject area. Everything the government has doen has been criticized. Appointments, Red Clinic, Foreign policy, geothermal energy, housing revolution, squatter settlement, infrstructure projects, ID cards anything that government does is criticized. Never a enderment word. No wonder they opposition find themsleves with great dificulty to make themselves relevant.

    It cannot be that government cannot or is not doing anything good. If the opposition see something good they turn it around for bad. So when they might have a genuine concern about some action of government they find themselves in great difficulty convincing the few not so partisan among us that this latter concern is genuine. Everything for them as they see, hear and understand is wrong, is bad. So they just behave bad.

    One thing is sure this time. they might have scared off Kurt Defreitas, Alix Boyd Knight and Jennifer Lafond. Their strategy is to dissuade and discourage anybody and everybody from working with the government of PM Skerrit and in the process frustrate government’s efforts so that they can have issues to talk about. If they can prevent the various machineries of state to properly function, then they will have additional fuel to power their opposition at all cost campaign. Guess what Mr. Linton, Mr. Savarin is no push over. Perhaps as stubborn as you. apart from your self acknowledge novice status, you have a real battle on hand. The “Ayatollah” is not an easy nut to crack. So hold on. This ride will be a real bumper one for you and your cabal.

    • Asterix
      September 27, 2013

      @Observer: Are you not ashamed to be calling the man you support for president “Ayatolla”? If you have any modicum of integrity you would never associate a presidential nominee of your country with such a name that represented one of the tyrant dictators of old; even if he has been called so in the past by certain folks. Then again your support for such a nomination speaks to your ignorance (not knowing better) or arrogance (knowingly mischievous)

      • John Paul
        September 28, 2013

        Dont You know Mr. Skeritt is a bosom Friend of Iran

    • September 27, 2013

      We are unable to please everyone.

    • Not a herd follower
      September 27, 2013

      Are we not living in a democratic and free society? They have the right and responsibility to speak out against the wrongs, anytime and all the time wrongs are committed. You better start adjusting to that!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      It is the evil in them and their evil intention which are surfacing. They are trying to turn all Dominicans on their side and to vote for them. I hope it backfires on them. I also hope all Dominicans smarten up and note their actions which are an ill wind that blows nobody any good.

      • black sheep
        September 28, 2013

        Is it true that justice and peace goes to the red clinic regularly?

    • Shameless
      September 27, 2013

      We will see…. 8) !!!
      You, Me, Skerro and the population, yes even those who are saying Charlo should be president know full well that this appointment is simply to spite Dominicans (Not the opposition) for rejecting the previous previous presidential candidate (s), DPP et Al. Charlo on the other hand is part of that conspiracy but let me remind him that we will not let that appointment stand. HELL NO! :twisted: :twisted:

      Skerro is once again letting us know in no uncertain terms that the Constitution Of The Comm. Of Dominica means nothing to him.In other words, he is behaving as if HE is the constitution but as my deceased granny would say, TANTO-TANTO, shack coshon nee samdi yoe. “Change Must Come” and the constitution will once again reign supreme..

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

      • Tell it Like it is
        September 28, 2013

        Nonsense! You people need to grow up!

      • Justice and Truth
        September 29, 2013

        You can read his mind? Since when a human being can read the mind of another human being? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  68. Jonathan St.Jean
    September 27, 2013

    Mr Charles Saverin knows that he is too partisan to be the president of Dominica.The president should not be in dispute and as a former politician and government minister of the Labour Party administration an educated man like Mr Saverin knows fully well that the oposition will not support his nomination, therefore Charlie do the right thing if you love Dominica and support its constitution and withdraw your name.
    Also the Prime Minister knows that he is not acting wisely when he makes this nomination which he knows is meant to spite the opposition and they will never accept this.So why do something which will not put Dominica in a good light to begin with.
    There are so many other non inflamatory & devisive and qualified people who can be considered, so please do the right thing for the love of our country.

    • Me
      September 27, 2013

      I agree with you J. You could not have said it better

    • Lang Zor
      September 27, 2013

      Charles is Power hungry. Shame on him, and him alone.

      • Creative
        September 27, 2013

        Is not him alone, the one that nominated him is just as bad as him, they are in the plan together.

    • Neutral
      September 27, 2013

      Charles an educated man? Ask those people that really know him. He is not that smart.

    • ????????
      September 27, 2013

      Jonathan St.Jean I do hope it is not the Jonathan that I know. All of a sudden you become so vocal and criticizing all what the Government is doing. Observer has made a valid point above .. no matter what subject matter there is always opposition. Are you all really lovers of this country. All the bad mouth about the country. I quote from observer “No wonder they opposition find themsleves with great dificulty to make themselves relevant”. People are you all looking at TV so much that it troubles you to see this country so peaceful? Everything is a politics and a demonstration and courts and the like. Men get a grip of yourselves and stop portraying the hatred in your hearts which shows in your faces and actions and comments. All you poisoning all you self and the minds of other persons who look up to you all. Be mindful of those who wants power at all costs at the expense of non independent minds. They use their so make believe intelligent to rally those who cannot think for themselves. God forbids and He is looking down on us too.

      • John Paul
        September 28, 2013

        We will not lie down and rollover and play dead allowing this Cabal to do what they want with our Constitution.No WAY!

    • Tell it Like it is
      September 28, 2013

      But Jonathan, you are not making sense! They dont have to support the nomination…. they have to vote, plain and simple! That is what the constitution stipulates. All that talking is just a waste of time and effort. You cannot dictate to the Prime Minister who to nominate… I find all you well bold and out of place… eh eh

    • Justice and Truth
      September 29, 2013

      Merely your opinion which does not reflect that of others. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

  69. yes i
    September 27, 2013

    hey people that is not about politics no matter what party you support charles saverin is not the best choice.

    • Lang Zor
      September 27, 2013

      I say he is power hungry.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      Who are you? It is simply your opinion with a simple mind.

      • JAckBlack
        September 27, 2013

        So you don’t even know the person but you are judging them as having a simple mind? Wow

      • John Paul
        September 28, 2013

        Your mind is complex or sophisticated? Simplicity is a very good quality and I say You are being rude!

  70. possie abroad
    September 27, 2013

    what? d Iyatola for president? what nonsense dat nuh… what abouy people.like reverend watty..they forger him man…i mean he acted vice mister liverpool on numerous occasions…NO CHARLES..

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      oh please

    • Not a herd follower
      September 27, 2013

      You have the wrong Watty. Reverend Watty has never acted as President and, as a cleric, he is prohibited by the Constitution from serving or acting as Head of State. Dr. Edward Watty has acted as President.

  71. bigger
    September 27, 2013

    I can’t understand how a novice with no prior experience or education want to dictate to government who he thinks is unsuitable. What a CHEEK go away and educate yourself this job is far ahead of you

    • Papa Dom
      September 27, 2013

      I would swear that you are talking about Charles saverin wi

    • Not a herd follower
      September 27, 2013

      Is that the best argument you can come with? You need an education on the Constitution. Have you ever read it or even held it?

    • %
      September 27, 2013

      @ bigger You are sounding angry! In defence of arrogant and insultive Skerrit? Take care you get sick brother, because whether you like it or not, Linton IS OUR NEXT PM.
      Have you ever asked yourself why with all the things you all are saying about DOUBLE L,WHY CAN’T JUST ONE STICK. THE MAN IS JUST DARN GOOD!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      Is he not out of place? This is how I think about him.

  72. Monkey
    September 27, 2013

    Jump high,jump low chalo will be president.

    • Hemm...
      September 27, 2013

      AMEN to that

    • Lang Zor
      September 27, 2013

      Charles Savrin is thirsty like a Lion for power. Go rest yourself man. Toneh!

      • fil
        September 28, 2013

        ust lkie Lenox

  73. chg
    September 27, 2013

    i really dislike that man.So who Linton ant there somebody from the UWP? Get a grip man.

    • Shameless
      September 27, 2013

      U are just showing how little u care about our constitution. For once, can u just forget about color and put country 1st? But Change Must Come and Linton is leading the effort in the interest of all

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

      • ????????
        September 27, 2013

        Why use the word “constitution” so loosely. To fool those who are simple in their thinking. If you want to educate them, have a rally and read and get copies and teach them.
        I have read the constitution re the President and I Mr Savarin can be President and Mr Savarin is a born and bred Dominican. Please stop bringing down your own. Stop this!

      • Justice and Truth
        September 27, 2013

        Constitution! Constitution! Constitution! It is downright hatred and discord, using the Constitution for his evil action.

    • Papa Dom
      September 27, 2013

      At last an honest skerritt supporter! Yes you hate Lennox so much and for what?

      • Justice and Truth
        September 27, 2013

        And you, you hate the PM and all what he says and do for what? So does Linton. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

  74. sandy
    September 27, 2013

    Almighty God,
    bless our nation….Dominica
    and make it true to the ideas of freedom, justice and brotherhood for all who make it great.

    Guard us Father from war,
    from fire and from compromise, fear, confusion.

    Be close to our president and our statesmen;
    give them vision and courage,
    as they ponder decisions affecting this island
    and the future of the world.

    Make us more deeply aware of our heritage;
    realizing not only our rights but also our duties
    and responsibilities as a citizen.

    Make this great land and all its people know clearly Your will, that we may fulfill
    the destiny ordained for us in the salvation of the nation, and the restoring of all things in Christ.

    AMEN

  75. tell me
    September 27, 2013

    @ dnican to de bone. there is no economic growth

    • Roughcake
      September 27, 2013

      There is hardly any economic growth worldwide for some years now….North America, Canada, Europe, are all struggling.All the other Caribbean islands are struggling, so is Dominica. Read the news papers and watch the news.

      • vision
        September 28, 2013

        Yeah we all know that the the global economy is in recession, but does that mean we have to continue living in the stone age forever in a stagnant Dominica. Almost every nation or sister island no matter size, or the amount of resources they poses seem to be ahead of Dominica economically. there haven’t been any serious progress in decades even when the global economy is doing well. I really don’t now if Lennox and UWP will be any better than the Labour party but there is a saying that every country has the government it deserves. I think Dominicans and their backward stone-age mentality deserves Skerrit and his drones.

  76. Anonymous
    September 27, 2013

    Linton, get a grip of yourself. Maybe after you resign as UWP leader (since you are woefully unqualified for the position)then Mr. Savarin can consider stepping down from the presidential nomination. Till then, go sit in a corner and cry it off!!!!!!!!!

    • Shameless
      September 27, 2013

      Just wait and see who will win this fight. The people will, not Linton and that my friend will reinforce that point that Change Must Come.

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • Malayway
      September 27, 2013

      ………lest we forget….. After the nomination of Alix Boyd Knight, Lennox Linton is on the public record as saying “Charles Savarin would be have been a better nominee”

      So tell me Lennox “Ugly” Linton, what exactly is your beef??

      • Gigg-La
        September 28, 2013

        The levy that we had to pay was as a result of a government that was not sufficiently ready to govern our nation, for nine months they were not sure whether they were coming or going causing grave inefficiencies,ask Timothy.

      • vision
        September 28, 2013

        Wow now we back to calling people ugly. Well if savarin isn’t chosen I hope you get some one with dimples like the PM. I really cannot believe I am part of nation filled with so many ignorant people. May GOD help you all.

      • Asterix
        September 28, 2013

        @Malayway: Don’t you know of something called sarcasm you idiot?

    • anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      I know,he needs to take several seats.SMDH

    • Helas!
      September 27, 2013

      you so afraid?

  77. 2 CuTe
    September 27, 2013

    na… all cannot get allu act together then..chewps !

    Bess allu make papi president 8-O

  78. Concern citizen
    September 27, 2013

    Linton always critisied everyone who has been nominated. Who is good enough for you to run for president?

    • jenny
      September 27, 2013

      UWP’s nominee would be Ron Green, but they tie up. I guess they will have to put Edison

    • Lang Zor
      September 27, 2013

      He Linton must criticize everything, because everything is in a mess in Dominica. Toneh…

      • Joe Burton
        September 29, 2013

        mr linton was a stone thrower during the 47 days.
        mr linton was never a uwp member until recently.that is all for now.more will be disclosed later .there are so many people more qualified and experienced to be leader of the uwp.

  79. I'mWondering
    September 27, 2013

    Here’s what you the Opposition should have done – nominated a candidate and presented it to the leader of the house

    Afterll, the Constitution says so:

    http://www.da-academy.org/DA_Constitution.html#chap2

    Elections
    19.-
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Where a person consents to be nominated for election as President he shall do so by writing under his hand addressed to the Speaker.
    7. 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.

    • Malatete
      September 27, 2013

      This is very nice in theory but Roosevelt Skerrit forestalled this by telling the leader of the opposition that his late-night letter to him constituted the required consultation and then erroneously informing the electorate at the crack of dawn the following morning that there was no agreement on a candidat, which was blatantly untrue and before the opposition even had an opportunity to respond.
      I have read the constitution too, many times and you are right in that is how it should have been done but it was not. The correct procedure was not followed and the nomination of Mrs. Lafond rairoaded through.

      • Formi
        September 27, 2013

        According to section 3, 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, sections 4 and 5 take immediate effect. There is no further need for consultation. The Constitution does not state that you revert to section 2 and start all over again.

    • Papa Dom
      September 27, 2013

      And I suppose you have a university degree? Fool!

    • Asterix
      September 27, 2013

      The opposition can only nominate a candidate whenever the PM has first consulted with the Opposition Leader and the two have failed to agree on the PM’s nominee; thereafter a 14 day period starts and other nominations are accepted. It makes no sense for the opposition to nominate someone prior said consultation because chances are the Opposition Leader and the PM may mutually agree on the PM’s nominee. There has not been the required consultation since the nomination of alix boyd knight (neither for MS.Lafond or charles saverin) and so the opposition is not obliged to nominate anyone until such consultation and the necessary 14 days following a disagreement.

      • Asterix
        September 28, 2013

        @Formi: There shall be consultation for any new candidate introduced by the PM once his nominee withdraws or is found to be unqualified by virtue of a constitutional breach

    • Enough is enough
      September 27, 2013

      And how helpful will that be with minority votes? The Government just needs to select someone suitable who meets the qualities outlined on the official website of the President’s office and with no disqualifing issues as outlined in section 32 of the constitution and the opposition will agree to a joint nominee. The PM just needs to stop provoking the population.

      • Lougaoo Mem
        September 27, 2013

        Well said my friend. The haters of Linton are all short-sighted and enclosed in a red cocoon. Free-up yourself from that cocoon Red-sups!

      • Anonymous
        September 28, 2013

        And what makes them suitable, linton say so?

    • Anonymous
      September 27, 2013

      My friend ‘I’m wondering’……..there is still time to put that nomination in as the day for the nominations to be presented ends on Monday. Despite that though, whoever were to be nominated by the opposition, we do not expect them to be confirmed by the government because they want someone who is their choice so as to have their stuff done behind the scenes. So why are we so bothered about why it is that the opposition has not nominated anyone instead of scrutinizing the persons nominated by the government and asking what are their motives??? That is so much more important than worrying about what it is that the opposition has or has not done?? Get a grip people!!!!!!

    • Joe Burton
      September 29, 2013

      the opposition should have stayed quiet and let the P M make whatever appointment he wants .If the matter is unconstitutional it can be challenged in court .the court can viod the appointment.

  80. eh beh
    September 27, 2013

    What do all you really want?? Them workers!!!… I sure if they put Edo there he won’t oppose… Stupes man linton

    • %
      September 27, 2013

      @ eh beh WE WANT A PRESIDENT not a politician who almost died on a party political programme. GET THAT STRAIGHT! We want someone of the calibrE of Eluid Williams, not Savarin. GO TELL HIMN THAT FOR ME!

  81. D/can to De Bone (F)
    September 27, 2013

    Athought I suppoert the government for it economical growth of the country I definately againt Saverin as President . mDominican should unite and protest.

    • Patat
      September 27, 2013

      Guess what I favor him 100%

      Understand that we all have an opinion.

      Most of the people considered for president have made mistakes in their lives – cause they are humans.

      Doing his job as General Secretary of the CSA by saving Dominica when the constitution allows for free speech and the right to protest one Phillip Timothy, a public officer lost his life on May 29, 1979 because the Government at the time , the first beneficiaries as administrators of an Independent Dominica took the life of a Public Servant – a daily paid worker at the Botanic Gardens.

      Mr. Savarin stood up for the lowest public servant and the highest public servant. The salaries that public officers are enjoying today is the accumulated efforts of people like Mr. Savarin, Mr. Smith, Mr. Ferrol, and Mr. Letang.

      One cannot blame Charles Savarin for taking the stance he took then.

      There is another name banded about for president but that individual too made mistakes in his past life as well. He helped to burn the Canadian flag on the Bay Front. He stood for black power and the empowering of black people in Dominica.

      We must appreciate the stance Mr. Savarin took on a private business owner was also in the best interest of Dominica!!!

      • ????????
        September 27, 2013

        Good Patat history. Civil Servant lest we forget!

      • Anonymous
        September 27, 2013

        do we have sensible people in the country? how can someone refer to Mr. Savarin as a man who did very well for Dominica, when for political reasons, the Dominican citizens were asked to stop patronizing a popular business, only because the owner of the business expressed concerns about accountability when donors provided money/grants for projects etc.
        When the DFP won the election in 1980 Mr Savarin was interviewed by a media personnel and when asked “how do you feel about the Freedom party winning the election?” his reply was that all the time he tried his best to have the party in power.
        During the 47 days shut down of the country, I was motivated to study the constitution because every time this man spoke, he made reference to sections of the constitution in order to support the actions taken at the time. In this present years (2000-2013) the same constitution means nothing to him.
        People who are supposed to be considered literate an “intelligent” should speak and take actions in order to gain RESPECT and to a great extent,ADMIRATION .Dominicans! I know we are not angels but we are a God-fearing nation When our friends are travelling the wrong path don’t tell them “go ahead , it is good” Be Honest. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

      • September 27, 2013

        Charles Savarin came to C’da a while back and he couldnt even bring out D’icans to come and listen to him he got a handfull (11) showed up at the hotel he was asked several questions but fumbled all the way,he just couldnt bring folks together then so how do we expect him to do any better in the president chair he would be laughing at all of us

  82. *******
    September 27, 2013

    …And this is why I can never vote UWP. Because all that party does is oppose and cause chaos. Well if Charles Savarin is not fit, Alix Boyd-knights is not fit…then suggest someone who is fit. Instead of just saying NO all the time…initiate for once nah…

    • Lang Zor
      September 27, 2013

      And all you do is “agree” to everything from the other side. Get a life you hear!

    • Asterix
      September 27, 2013

      Such a fool

    • correct yourself
      September 27, 2013

      and thats why the are the opposition

    • Not a herd follower
      September 27, 2013

      The UWP did say that they were minded to support Jennifer Wallace-Lafond once she meets the Constitutional requirements. It turned out that she did not. So, the UWP has been right in insisting that the Government observe the Constitutional procedures.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 27, 2013

      They are troublemakers. I, too would not vote for such a Party and leader. I dislike aggressiveness and troublemakers.

      • m
        September 29, 2013

        @truth and justice
        Do you term doing what is right agressiveness

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