UPDATE: UWP calls off Wednesday “demonstration” at Douglas-Charles Airport

Linton said the demonstration was called off
Linton said the demonstration was called off

The United Workers Party (UWP) has called off a planned “demonstration” at the Douglas-Charles Airport.

The demonstration, according to UWP leader Lennox Linton, was to protect democracy.

“We have a democracy to protect, we have a vote to protect from criminal behavior. We have a vote to protect from an illegal overseas vote from violation of the House of Assembly Elections Act in Dominica that Roosevelt Skerrit and his gangs are threatening to use and take the result of the election in their favour,” he said at a meeting in St. Joseph on the weekend.

It is alleged that a charted plane of overseas voters is expected to land at the airport on Wednesday.

But on Monday Linton told a press conference the demonstration has been called off.

Instead, he said, the UWP has filed a report to the chief of police, Daniel Carbon, asking for an investigation into allegations that Dominica’s Election Act is being violated.

“We have presented today to the chief of police facts which points to breaches of Section 55, Section 56, 57 of the House of Assembly Election Act,” he said. “We further believe that these facts also expose a further criminal conspiracy which we also reported.”

He said the UWP advised that a conspiracy offense, even after a summary offense, constitutes an indictable offense “try-able by the High Court for which the perpetrators may be liable to fine and or imprisonment.”

“We further believe that every person, inclusive of persons who have aided and or abetted the violators of the Act and the conspirators are also liable to criminal prosecution,” Linton stated. “We believe that every person who knowingly accepted any bribes, gifts or any other unlawful inducements to travel from abroad to cast their votes in the general election are within this category.”

He also said those who violates, or intends to violate, or have violated the provisions of Section 55 and 56 and 57 of the House of Assembly Elections Act are also liable for criminal offense.

The UWP has always contended that the Dominica Labour Party is involved in bribing Dominicans overseas by bringing them into the island to vote.

The charge has been denied by the DLP saying that  all Dominicans have the right to vote as long as it is done within the laws of the island.

DLP campaign manager, Vince Henderson, stated that what political parties can do, is to facilitate people to vote.

“The Dominica Labour Party, if it wishes to exercise its rights to facilitate Dominicans overseas to come home to vote, it may do that if necessary,” Henderson said.

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201 Comments

  1. Thor
    December 3, 2014

    Lennox,
    Why are you hell-bent on protecting democracy for people who do not place that kind of value on that institution. Unless the Dominican electorate see value in what you are doing, these action will not resonate with the public.

    I fully understand what you are trying to accomplish, but the prize is WINING THE ELECTIONS. I am afraid those actions will only distract from the task at hand.

    You need to understand what will bring DLP supporters to your side to win. You already have your supporters in the bag. That will not be enough to win. Try to figure out what it takes to bring just a few of their supporters over. You do not need everyone of them to cross, just enough to put you over the top.

    I don’t know if demonstrations about protecting democracy will do it. People are more concerned about bread and butter issues.

  2. Straight
    December 3, 2014

    There are election laws. People that are illegible to vote should not be allowed to vote. That’s not right. Bribing people to vote is against the law .Those policing the law should prevent that from happening but clearly they are not ! Are people suppose to stand on the side and look!

  3. December 2, 2014

    He had a change of heart because people like Hillary Shillingford and others called Q95 yesterday morning, professing how brilliant of a leader Lennox was, and that he would not do such a thing. In other words, subliminal they were advicing Lennox to back down. The action of an arrogant leader who does not think before he speaks. Time will tell.

    • Dominican
      December 3, 2014

      Only a dead man and a fool cannot change his mind. Lennox’s decision to call off the meeting shows that he is a leader who can deal with changing circumstances. After receiving intelligence and listening to Dominicans, Lennox decided that it was in the interest of Dominica and the welfare of the people for him to call off the demonstration. Information showed that labourites were going to cause violent chaos at the demonstration to put the blame on uwp supporters. Lennox made a decision that is in the best interest of Dominica. He is CLEARLY the better leader.

  4. Welcome to Jamrock
    December 2, 2014

    Correct me if I’m wrong, only registered persons are allowed to vote and if you’re not registered you are not allowed to vote. I assume there are measures in place to detect whether a person is so registered. Now, even IF one of the parties decide to facilitate Dominicans living abroad to come here in order to cast their votes, where is the crime in that? Any jurisdiction having an election will see the winning party being the one who can mobilize its people in arriving at the polling station.

    • Dominican
      December 3, 2014

      You cannot be serious. That is the definition of bribery!! It is a criminal offence!! Look at the House of Assembly Election Act on lawsofdominica.com ALSO it gives the party with more money an unfair advantage since opposition supporters would not spend their money to fly down just to vote. QUESTION- where they get all that money from to buy those tickets?? Get those fellars out of government and away from our treasury pleasssseee. Save Dominica for Dominicans. I can’t take 5 more years of misery and starvation.

  5. Anonymous
    December 2, 2014

    If the Labor party government had perform over the past fifteen years and they are so confident of a victory, why on God’s world would they be depending on overseas bribed voters and bribing people here in anticipation of a victory. Buying somebody a ticket and giving them cash in hand etc, is bribery and bribery is an offense in the Election Law. The people coming to vote for them who are asked to remove a photo as proof that they did vote for them should do the following:

    Ensure that they walk with an eraser that erases clean.
    Mark the X by the shoe,
    Remove the photo
    Then erase the X and vote again but this time by the saw.

    • the lameness of it
      December 2, 2014

      now why would people vote in pencil when ink is permanent? if i was a voter (and im registered but refuse to vote) i would never accept the use of a pencil to cast my vote. id sooner use crayon than pencil, simply because people like you have thought abt erasing and recasting. and i refuse to vote because in my constituency, both candidates aren’t worth my time, my vote or my 2 cents. People say well just vote the party, but that’s nonsense. Thats not voting wisely. I have not been impressed by either so neither get my vote. Back to the topic. Law says if you are registered, and it really is you, then you can vote. jump high jump low. i dont agree with it, but its the law.

    • December 2, 2014

      Overseas voters what…they’re patriotism Dominicans who lived aboard concerned about their country in the future Dominica gonna be their place for retirement so they have to ensure that Dominica will be a better place to live,you guys call Mr.Skerit dictator now this opposition leader behave like a dictator

  6. Rabbit
    December 2, 2014

    Idiots it’s fine to come back to D/a to vote but I am sure even a chimp understands that if only labor supporters are given tickets off of the monies that Roosevelt Skerrit go beg for in the name of all Dominicans is wrong. No one is saying you can’t pay your way & come vote. I really don’t know if i should call you people silly or stupid.

  7. Phoenix
    December 2, 2014

    Mr. Linton and his team apparently have not read and/or understood the laws of Dominica and yet still they are trying to direct people who are themselves ignorant of the laws. It’s a shame. Knowledge is power people seek, read and understand the information for yourself.

    and finally Athie…Mr. Martin…I direct you to proverbs 2:12,13. Sir your statement about a person having to reside in a constituency for 3 months prior to an election in order to be eligible to vote there is soooooooo stupid that I shudder to think people actually believe you.

    Think of it, most of our families go back to vote in constituencies where they were born…have any of us seen heard or seen any of our family members moving back into constituencies of their birth for 3 months before they vote there. For this law to be vaguely practical, everyone must know the date of election before hand and then go to there respective constituencies and stay for a full 3 months prior to polling day. So by Athie’s reasoning at least 60% of all Dominicans are not eligible to vote in any election.

  8. ANOYMOUS
    December 2, 2014

    Mr Linton u did the best thing. Thats a leader

  9. December 2, 2014

    I commend the Chief of Police for an EXCELLENT initiative in thrawting the attempt by Linton to bring chos to the airport. The Chief is clearly up to the job!

  10. December 2, 2014

    Mr.Linton. .. I had great regard for you before, but now I wouldn’t trust you as a leader, you proven to me you just only for yourself, I have my property and my savings account home, I come home every year I spent 100 of dollars when I come home, I chose my country to be my retirement place, and you were trying to protest against me just to prevent me to cast a vote the country I love. I left Dominica for better opportunity to come back home to live a better life. Shame on you Mr.Linton.

  11. Nesty .
    December 2, 2014

    Mr Linton i am proud of you and Team Dominica. I love the fact that you guys work as a TEAM and not a ONE MAN show. You are the only MAN , who was MAN enough to stand up to SKERRIT , to get him to put our monies back to your treasury , yet the foolish LABOURITES just don’t want to give you your due . that same money you had Skerrit put back, they were going up financial center steps to collect.
    I will never understand how grown people reason with themselves. They think that coming to Dominica to vote after living abroad for so long is that same as coming for carnival and Christmas , but demonstrating for the right to have fair and just election is wrong ? I would think that by now people would understand and agree that there is a LAW which stated that , if you are living abroad for more than five consecutive years, you do not have the right to vote just like that , you have to go through a process to get to being eligible to vote , plus you also have to be living in Dominica for at least 3 months , and any party should not be paying your tickets or bribing you to vote , what is so difficult about that to understand ? the law is there and should be applied. On another note , i would like Skerrit to win again , just to make them really suck salt this time. But I will be voting the UWP.

  12. December 2, 2014

    I hope Linton realizes that attemps to STOP person voting is ALSO against the law (see section 57 of the House of Assembly Elections Act…)

    Also, there is NO residency requirement for overseas based Dominican who are ALREADY on the Electoral list. Athie , stop lieing with your false propaganda!!!

  13. JoJo
    December 2, 2014

    I think this is a sensible decision. A pretext could have been created to allow a state of emergency to be declared to interfere with the election. Meanwhile, mr. Linton has forced mr. Skerrit to show his colours for all the world to see by swamping the airport area with armed special police forces, even in battle fatigues. No a reassuring sight for potential investors or visitors. What is the ruling regime scared off??

  14. Fed Up #1
    December 2, 2014

    Dominicans have been arriving in droves for the past week on commercial flights paid for by the Labour Party. So protesting only on Wednesday would not have been effective as flights (both chartered and commercial) will be coming in with voters up to Sunday. This is the largest # of free rides for an election. I support the decision to call off the demonstration as the police now stationed at the airport would no doubt have taken the opportunity to lock up both the candidates and supporters for any trumped-up charge to prevent them from participating in the election process on Monday. Good move, UWP.

  15. Rebekah
    December 2, 2014

    So there are people who are upset at the police for attempting to protect the airport? Do you guys realize that all airports must have ambulances and firemen attached to them? This is because of the risk of disaster, that is a plane crash. So UWP wants to demonstrate at an airport? Should the police not monitor this demonstration to ensure that it does not interfere with the safety of travelers? UWP continues to practice their politics of fear and intimidation. I believe that they are their own worse enemies. You do not win people over to your side by threatening them and disregarding their views. I believe that UWP is the reason why Labour has won so many times. Labour does not even need to be that great because UWP is sooo rediculously rude.

    • December 2, 2014

      “I believe that UWP is the reason why Labour has won so many times. Labour does not even need to be that great because UWP is sooo rediculously rude.”

      Spot on!!! wish I could give u 10000 likes

      • JoJo
        December 3, 2014

        And what do you call a country’s leader, who refers to members of the opposition as bastards from a public platform? I really would like to hear your definition of rude dcan because I am a Dominican too.

  16. Let's take Warning
    December 2, 2014

    Mr. Henderson, does the DLP facilitate Dominicans that are coming down for independence? What about World creole Festival? What about Christmas? Does the DLP arrange and pay the passage for Dominicans to attend any of the above? If the answer is no, then doing it for election is damn wrong and bribery and I see it similar to paying someone to go an burn down another persons house whether they are a young couple or elderly couple. It is wrong to bribe people!

  17. December 2, 2014

    FACING THE BULLIES!!!

    For a number of years Mr. Lennox Linton has championed the cause for returning Dominica to good governance under the rule of law. He exposed the wrong-doings of the Dominica Labor Party, which includes, but is not limited to, theft, corruption and complete mismanagement of the Country’s purse. For his courage to face this Government which is known for it’s severe victimization against anyone who opposes them, the people began to gravitate towards Mr. Linton and his popularity grew among the masses.
    Due to the pressure that Mr. Linton was putting on Roosevelt Skerrit and his gang, Mr. Skerrit invited Mr. Linton into the political ring with the belief that he would make a fool of Linton in Dominica and potentially the rest of the world. This plan, however, backfired as Mr. Linton immediately started proving his intelligence and leadership skills by putting together one of the most formidable team to ever be assembled in Dominica’s political history. To make matters even worse for Roosevelt Skerrit and his circle of friends and advisors, Mr. Linton started to eloquently carry a message of change, betterment, hope and prosperity throughout Dominica and the Diaspora. Mr. Linton’s popularity skyrocketed and his message was embraced by tens of thousands.
    But…Roosevelt Skerrit also had plans!!! Mr. Skerrits plan was a simple one, MONEY!!!! Mr. Skerrit planned to throw enough money into his campaign to blanket the entire Dominica in hundred dollar bills. He had money for numerous foreign artists, billboards, t-shirts, umbrellas, hats, grand stages, bribes and, of course, ILLEGAL VOTES!!!! Money in excess of thirty million while the average Dominican in rural communities continue to struggle for a few dollars, a good meal, money to send their children to school and provide a decent roof over their heads.
    Surprisingly, with all that money, Roosevelt Skerrit has been unable to slow the momentum of Mr. Lennox’s grassroots movement for change that continues to sweep across the Nature Isle. Yet, Mr. Skerrit is smiling as he believes he has an ace in the hole, a sure-win scheme that will tip the votes in his favor…the importation of additional voters paid and enticed to vote for the DLP. It was a method that worked for Mr. Skerrit in 2009 and that he believes will work for him again in 2014.
    Mr. Linton, with thousands upon thousands in support decided to stage a PEACEFUL demonstration at the Melville Hall Airport, recently renamed the Douglas-Charles Airport, in Marigot. Immediately Roosevelt Skerrit, through his Police Operative, responded with talk of “deadly force”, implying that they are prepared to take the lives of the very Citizens whom they have sworn under oath to serve and protect.
    Dominicans all know that Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit is a bully. The only way to confront a bully is to stand up to him, NOT to be intimidated by his threats. Yet, we cannot blame Mr. Linton for taking a step back in order to protect his supporters. At this point, it is quite clear to see how far Mr. Skerrit is willing to go to stay in power. If the Office of Prime Minister is worth the loss of Dominican lives to Mr. Skerrit he certainly does not deserve the votes of Dominicans. Let us wise and enlightened Dominicans join hands and hearts to ensure that Mr. Skerrit know just how much we value our lives by handing him a resounding defeat on the night of December 8, 2014!!!!!! God bless each of you, and may God bless our wonderful Isle of Beauty!!!

  18. Son of the Soil
    December 2, 2014

    I have been out of Dominica for over 30 years and a naturalized citizen of another country, I should not be able to vote in Dominica.

  19. Anonymous
    December 2, 2014

    5 more years to bury us alive. The Israelites failed to listen to God, they paid the price, (40)years. TIME WILL TELL WITH ALL YOU SKERRITT.

  20. Fair
    December 2, 2014

    I honestly support people coming down to vote. However, what I have major issues with is that many of those who are descending upon Dominica to vote, are doing so only becasue their plane tickets were paid for by a political party. Dominicans who have a conscience and who consider themselves ethical, do you support this type of tactic? Do you think that this is fair? I feel that I have lost a lot of respect for the party who has implemented this vote-winning strategy, and feel that the undersogs should win, not only because they may have a better plan for the country, but because they are trying to win in an ethical, positive light. If we call ourselves christians, and profess our love for Dominica, then we should not condone this type of behaviour, but we should have serious issues with this strategy of winning votes. Hopefully the people who have taken bribes to cast their votes will realize that what they are doing is not appropriate and that if they trully wanted to excercise their legal rights to vote, they should have done it on their own accord. My mother did it for many years. She was a true Dominican patriot even though she lived elsewhere.

  21. KoKo Naughts
    December 2, 2014

    Allu I bought a curved TV on Black Friday eh and all I have to say is waw! Imagine eh, I standing up direct on de side of that an I still seeing picture eh. Anyway on that voting thing, are the people who bought their own ticket to go down to vote still considered criminals?

  22. anonymous
    December 2, 2014

    I applaud you mister linton. They see the tyrant now, sending police with guns for what?

  23. Give Jack
    December 1, 2014

    I am coming by private jet to vote is Sams Gutter – I will be landing before 8am on Monday – vote – then fly out with some crabs, crayfish with coco nuts

  24. true dominican
    December 1, 2014

    Mr lintonYou was d one dat travel alover campaigning now u want to stop people from comeing

  25. ParoInRoseau
    December 1, 2014

    Paro reach. I don’t know why people are making a big deal about a chartered flight that’s coming with voters. Half of them I’m sure will be voting for the same Team Dominica while the others will be voting for the DLP. Those people who have gotten goodies during the course of this election really know how to play the game well. Especially those who have gotten help from the DLP and maintain their loyalty towards UWP. it’s a dog eat dog world. Everybody looking for what they can get.

  26. Bajesus John
    December 1, 2014

    after reading the comments of some folks that criticize lennox linton and team dominica I realize that these critics are happy that they the critics them self are so stupid to have stupidness to say. even stupid it self had a talk with me and told me that these critics is more stupid than itself. in other words they have gone far beyond stupid that they put stupid out of its business. now stupid it self is smarter than these because they are more stupid than stupid itself .

  27. hmmmmmm
    December 1, 2014

    you all playing with the GOD we serve. not the GOD made by hands people. nothing more than answered prayers. i know alot of prayer warriors were at the throne of GOD pleading with Him to preserve our country, whether it was blue or red. they all prayed cause this was a move that would certainly not mean well for us as dominicans.

  28. Cyrique
    December 1, 2014

    I wondered what that nonsense was about!! Lennox this appears to be your modus operandi. U turns after u turns. No wonder you tooodi. You appear to shoot and think later. You are embarrassing your supporters. I don’t belong to ANY political party. I vote for the person. My vote is a personal one. Based on your behaviour I don’t think you’re ready for this responsibility. I will be voting for Peter St Jean for sure because he has delivered for our children. You’ve put your foot in your mouth too many times and we can’t afford for this to happen on the international stage or here at home. You’re a high risk!!

  29. anonymous2
    December 1, 2014

    Mr. Linton, why don’t ;you focus on the voter registration rolls, especially for those who are being imported in just for the election. Are they really registered voters or can anyone that shows an ID card just come in and vote.?

  30. Anonymous
    December 1, 2014

    Thank God! Smart move. All I saw was Labour laughing and hoping we would reach the point of no election…… I WANT TO VOTE THIS CORRUPT SET OF PEOPLE OUT!

  31. Brian
    December 1, 2014

    No election reform. No cleansing of the voters list.
    Isn’t that why the house was boycotted?
    Five years later the opposition is contesting another election under the same terms and conditions.
    Wouldn’t it be more prudent to BOYCOTT the elections in these circumstances?

  32. Righteous
    December 1, 2014

    The audacity of this man in his quest for power has utilized that same nonsensical sensational reporting which he did as a investigative reporter making non factual statements based on innuendos in an attempt to frighten voters who have a right to vote. I must say that in his quest to emulate Skerritt, Linton has in fact added to the fame of the PM because “the final test of fame is to have a crazy person imagine he is you”. Dominicans must remember that the impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor so please do not let any government to let you hate your neighbor.

    One Love Dominicans!!!!

  33. Poison
    December 1, 2014

    One week before election Lennox Linton commit political suicide..Crazy read about that in the proverbs.

  34. Crystal ball
    December 1, 2014

    So whats the big deal. When a man need a job he will try, say and do anything to get one. Because he knows not to many Dominicans read and know the Constitution. He just do not know how to go about getting this job. Its politics. At least he is trying. Without people coming from overseas, Labor will still win the election. Let me say it again . Labor will still win the election. Lennox just want to encourage his supporters to believe the only way labor will win is if Dominicans come from overseas to vote. How Silly is this guy.

    • Anonymous
      December 2, 2014

      Well since Labour is going to win the elections then there is no need to bring overseas Dominicans to vote. Then non of this talk would be going on.

  35. Barb-Sepant
    December 1, 2014

    OMG, UWP ka foooooo!! The losers are at their best again, flexing muscles that they don’t have. Guys you complained about the same thing in 2009! This is 2014! What did you do over the last 5 years to change that? Walking out of parliment at every opportunity, while collecting a salary check every month? Stop crying wolf and do things the right way; stop this bandit style politics!!

    • C
      December 1, 2014

      de man call off de ting, so what de heck u still dere belching bubbles?

    • Mary
      December 1, 2014

      It is sad and sorrowful to read the comments of people like you. What sought of level of intelligence are you demonstrating here with this type of foolish comment? No wonder things in Dominica the way it is.
      Real sad.

    • The Facts
      December 1, 2014

      He should be asked to

    • anonymous
      December 2, 2014

      Barb-Sepant or serpent -the lot of you need some serious intervention. Whatever was fed to you by that DERANGED EGOMANIAC, has totally destroyed your brains. you are not capable of making any sound decisions. I hope you see the light before it’s too late. I pity this misguided group of people and can only pray for your deliverance.

    • LabourYout
      December 2, 2014

      Barb-Sepant I have been saying that same thing ..I cn’t believe somebody thinking like me…Why would you elect people that don’t want to represent you when you LOST. I think that is the time they need representation but those workers airheads cannot even think for thereself..

    • Straight
      December 3, 2014

      People like you will always remain in your ignorance

  36. Proud
    December 1, 2014

    Mr Linton sad but true I think that you are engulfed with the bad spirit of jealousy. Don’t you see what it is doing to you? Honestly I don’t think you care about Dominicans. If you did you would not incite this kind of behavior. Your supporters should read between the lines and see what what you are made of. Did you plan to talk to those persons who are coming home to vote for you?

    • Woosh
      December 1, 2014

      and I suppose the people who come down here every five years to INSTAL a government on us who have stayed here WITH LINTON for the same five years taking to grind care about Dominicans eh?

      If these people want to come down to vote they should stay here to feel the consequences of their choices

    • Mary
      December 1, 2014

      You really serious about this spirit of jealousy comment? My goodness what have we become, eating each other for people who have amassed wealth while people like you are begging for crumbs from under the table? Please, Lennox has volunteered to serve our country, what are you doing?
      I am a laborite (not a skerritite) and I fully support Lennox and I know what he’s made off, I’ve been alive long enough to know how to read between the lines, so stop with this irrational ranting.

    • Osanna Mowanga
      December 1, 2014

      if Mr. Linton did not care about Dominica he would have left long ago. Because of him Skerrit has not sold the island. He has been able to expose a lot of Skerrits crookedness but Dominicans choose not to listen and not to see.
      Yes, is people like the former Castle Bruce Parl Rep and her cousin Glen in Houston that are recruiting voters to come to vote. She will do anything so she can continue to get free money. God is watching. He will judge. He is fair and honest. IT is wicked for all those Dominicans who have no interest in Dominica and have no intention to come back there to come and vote and make decision for those of us who are left behind. People be honest.The woman who came from Houston, who left over 50 years ago, what is she doing in Castle Bruce? what business does she have there. Is she looking for a dfavour from Skerrit. Judgement will fall on all you. wicked set of people.

    • Anonymous
      December 2, 2014

      .proud my foot, when Skerrit told Dominicans from his platform that if he did not win there would be blood on their hands where were people like you. It is a matter of interpretation. What the PM said in my book is the same. You people are so brainwashed that you see only one way. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. vote for who you want it is your right, but be fair.

    • anonymous
      December 2, 2014

      You are AN IDIOT!!

  37. Sorl James
    December 1, 2014

    Forty years ago, discourse was encouraged.

    Today, many apparently sensible persons are part of an entity that seems bent on usurping the constitution and laws of Dominica. For those, myself, who were around in 1970s, we understand the genesis of Dominica’s sad event in the 9th year of that decade. It developed over an 8 year period, supported by those who knew better and did nothing to prevent it. Persons were affected by cognitive dissonance and mythos syndrome. The buildup of a failed construct was not obvious to those in the ‘echo chamber’. Today, there are many systems throughout the world that emulate this phenotype (Zimbabwe comes to mine) and Dominica is on a similar trajectory

    • Brian
      December 1, 2014

      I wasn’t there 40 years ago, but in hindsight Mr. John seemed to have been on the right track.
      We demolished the stadium to construct an airstrip with a less than 30 year lifespan. Dominica could have been hosting international cricket decades ago. Think of possible economic benefits.

    • Anonymous
      December 2, 2014

      One can’t usurp a law or constitution.

      • JoJo
        December 3, 2014

        Maybe not Anonymous but one can ignore it and that is just as bad , if not worse!

  38. concerned
    December 1, 2014

    Lennox why do you worry when we the supporters are praying.
    God is still in the delivering business!

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Cease your praying for this. God is not amused. He does not like people who cause trouble, division, disunity and lack of peace. It will be interesting to see if your prayers are answered.

      • Anonymous
        December 3, 2014

        How comes you know God so well? Is He your cousin and how comes He is a labourite? God does not have human limitations like ourselves., please be more humble.

  39. Let's take Warning
    December 1, 2014

    SERIOUS DANGER AHEAD!!! Fellow Dominicans, we have heard the arguments, we have listened to the real issues. We have seen the motor cades, rallies, foreign artists for free and DNO has provided us with the profiles of both UWP and DLP candidates almost throughout the country. It’s now down to 8 more days to save our country or allow it to become another Iraq or Venezuella. Let’s put aside all of our politics and go through what we heard, what we saw how we feel. Furthermore, examine each of our 44 candidates constituency by constituency, and tell me if any of the DLP candidates have anything to give us hope for a better future. Based on the profiles/ biographies we saw, they have convinced me that if elected DA will be worse off in the next 5 yrs than we are today. Is that what we want for our country? Its all about Skerrit and his social programs they running on. What if Skerrit departs, God forbid like Rosie and Pierro? Who do we turn to folks? Ambrose? Timothy? Blackmoore? Sure not Austrie! You see the trouble that lies ahead if we vote the DLP back? On the flip side, UWP candidates really have me inspired by their vision for a better tomorrow for all of us. A vision that tells me that even if Lennox Linton were to depart God forbid, the vision would still continue because of the talent seen in the 21 strong team. I see true leadership in Sandford, Dr. Fontaine, Baptist, Joseph Isaac, Joshua Francis, Eunica Victor, Mr. George, Mr. Burton and others who can really step up. Can we truthfully and honestly say the same about DLP candidates. Dominicans, let’s take warning and behave ourselves you hear.

    • December 1, 2014

      Stop spreading propaganda Dominica will never become another Iraq or Venezuella,Dominicans will never go for that. So you and your so called gang of uwpites come with something better than that.

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Save your country from what? You act as if Dominica is in such a bad state and is going under. Cease your exaggeration.

    • De Observer
      December 2, 2014

      You are fooling yourself, sounds like you’ve lost your mind :( 8-O

  40. Anonymous
    December 1, 2014

    What????? I am still an undecided voter, but this mess Mr Linton did just messed up their opportunity of getting my vote. You do not talk before you think Mr Linton. Stop allowing folks to have a rope in your nose and pulling you around.

    A leader must think before he acts. I am so so so embarrassed.

    • VIP
      December 1, 2014

      When the prime minister said to a woman that lost a child that he dont want a daughter like her cause he would be “short of a grandchild” then the next day came and tell people to “change their underwear”

      He didnt lose your vote then? you were not embarrassed?

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      You lie. You already knew exactly who you were voting for. I bet they pass by you and offered you a good deal……..

    • Mary
      December 1, 2014

      You were never an undecided voter, so give me a break. Embarrassed my foot.

    • fabric
      December 1, 2014

      7 days and you undecided? you really don’t care and more so, hate your country. You really should be embarrassed. Shame on you. God bless Dominica.

    • TRUTH
      December 1, 2014

      you lie , GO vote skerrit ,but you will surely pay for it

    • TRUTH
      December 2, 2014

      The same people i saw crying for those past years ,are the same people i am seeing in red today
      DOMINICANS , you forget too fast,and you all will soon pay for that
      you forget those days you couldnt buy bread to feed your children?
      You forget ,for years your children sat down at home ,and couldnt find a job?you forget the neglet by the ministers ,when you needed them?
      you forget the many invitations to the prime minister on many occaisions ,and he had no time for us ?
      we couldnt find him ,he wasnt living here,
      you forgot the many times you couldnt find justice in the courts ,because your title is too small ,and no one came to your rescue?you forget ,all the jobs were being given to the chinese?
      you forget how wealthy your prime minister and his ministers have gotten ,while you have gotten broke?
      you forget those better days we had before skerrit came on the seen ? you forget skerrit told us the dictators of the world ,are his mentors?
      you forgot the cry of our young wemen of dOMINICA concerning the ministers?ETC ETC ETC,
      You forgot/
      OH how quick you forgets,
      But believe me,, It wont be long till you remember again ,just that ,this time will be far worst, even your tears will run out ,because the sewo is for a short time,
      THE huge artists are for a short time,
      those temporary jobs created for the youths are for a short time
      the truck loads of building materials being distributed will end soon
      THE moneys in envelopes will soon finish,
      THe presence of the ministers ,will soon come to an end,and you will soon again be left on your own
      All the road projects will soon come to a hault again
      All these will end soon after elections

      OH how quick you forget,
      but remember i say , REMEMBER THIS might be your last supper, this election ,for
      WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE PARTY IS OVER?
      PLEASE TAKE THESE THINGS SERIOUS < DOMINICANS,for
      IF YOU DONT REMEMBER WHERE YOU CAME FROM<,TH YOU WILL NOT KNOW WHERE YOU GOING, GOD BLESS YOU DOMINICANS,and remember ,
      YOU CHOSE YOUR KING< NOT GOD

    • Young and moving on.
      December 2, 2014

      You must be embarrassed about yourself. Didn’t hear the commissioner of police planning to pull guns on the people that’s why he called it off? Fool it is for the safety of the people. I have never seen a country of fools like that.

    • looking
      December 2, 2014

      But he just thought before he act.

    • Ou ja konnet
      December 2, 2014

      Madam or pander, if at this time you are still undecided I believe I should TELL you who you should vote for. Please vote the UWP. It’s time for change.

  41. December 1, 2014

    there is no shame or disgrace in that decision to call off the plan activity to the airport. this shows that mr. linton is a responsible leader more so than mr. skerrit and mr. carbon . a wise leader knows that he can always rethink his strategy. mr. linton you will not regret this decision this incident has high lited, the desperation,cowadice and the lack of policing genius in the police chief

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      A wise leader think before he speaks and not shoots off his mouth only to retract when people cry him down about it. Wise leader lennox is not, too many booboos.

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      As far as I see Linton has to admit that there is nothing illegal about people coming to vote and that Dominicans are not criminal. A true leader accepts the error of his ways and he corrects the danger caused by hi ways. He should say I was wrong Dominicans constitutionally have a right to vote in accordance with the laws of Dominica and Dominicans coming home to vote are not performing an illegal act, are not criminals, and they should be respected for their patriotic zeal. Instead he tries to save face by pretending to bring bogus charges against ghost criminals and you his supporters try to cover up. The police were mobilizing to protect the rights of Dominicans yet you castigate them and praise the one who is in the wrong. This is why I and vocal in this campaign. I see that if the UWP were to win Dominica would be in trouble.

  42. last laugh
    December 1, 2014

    A big fat irresponsible bluff.

  43. Not Me Alone
    December 1, 2014

    Thank you very much Mr. Linton and team Dominica for listening to us. After listening to your call last night, I was kind of wondering if that statement was a sign of entering the bishop house to sign paper was really affecting you; I feel a little better now. Vince, would it also be legal for the DLP to facilitate persons bringing in crack? If one is a crime punishable by law then the other one is no different.

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      What is the crime. That is the problem. The UWP continues to misguide and mis inform the people. Ask Linton to not just call out section numbers of the relevant legislation but to write it out so you can read for yourself or if you are a sincere patriot you would research yourself. All crimes are punishable by law. In this case there is no crime. Can you point out the crime other than to say I think there is a crime because Linton says so. Did you know that UWP ministers served while holding dual citizenship, and that the UWP has historically transported voters and continues to do so. We the electorate have to enlighten ourselves to protect this country for ourselves and future generations.

    • Brian
      December 1, 2014

      That’s officially the dumbest comment I’ve encountered so far.

  44. King Skerrit
    December 1, 2014

    A true leader does not deploy tactical police with permission to use DEADLY FORCE just because a peaceful protest is called for. The Dominican police are ignorant, hotheaded and feel they are invincible especially when under orders to shoot. Why should Lennox risk the lives of innocents over these hair triggered ssu guys? Calling for a peaceful protest DID NOT necessitate such a strong show of deadly force by Skerrit. After listening to the recording of Daniel Carbon, I think Lennox made the best choice. Carbon and Skerrit seem out for blood! Is Dominica no longer a democracy? SHAME ON YOU SKERRIT. SHAAAME!

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      Oh so is the tactical force they fraid? well if you fraid to die stay in your lane. peaceful demonstration my foot can you trust uwp to have a peaceful demonstraton after what happened at castle bruce in front of Isaac baptiste? the police do right you have to protect yoru citizens

    • TOM
      December 1, 2014

      Stop your propaganda, has Skeritt given permission to use deadly force? You are just a King LIAR. SHAME ON YOU !!!!

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      This kind of lame arguments are why I strongly object to the UWP. The people who speak for the party , Carlile and Peltier and other supporters have no logical points of argument. The fact is Linton wants to call a demonstration and call Dominicans criminal when their actions are perfectly constitutional. It would have been better if his platform pointed out the areas of the constitution that he is not happy with and why he is not happy with them. If you read the laws for yourself instead of showing blind partisan loyalty you would agree that lack of education may be at play here and this is the reason for these blunders, especially when the law is in black and white. Dominicans who blindly depend on the UWP to provide the basis for their positions are being manipulated and misguided. CHANGE is necessary or should be entertained when the change is for the better. Remember that the UWP could not pay civil servants when they governed. We cannot take the chance with Lennox.

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Who said that the police would use deadly force on them? This cannot happen without a good reason. It could have been false information which scared Lennox off.

    • @king Skerrit
      December 2, 2014

      A protest for what bro? If Linton has confidence that he will win, he does not need these kind of distractions. His campaign will run as smoothly as possible, he would ask God to bless his plans, he would try his best not to do anything negative and be positive. Sometimes I feel sorry though for him as I get the impression that he is acting like someone who is very insecure and very desperate. That is not good at all……

  45. george
    December 1, 2014

    dont understand the rythem yet. dominicans living out of state can come for canival come for summer vacation come for independent celebrations and creol fest they can send money to dominica every month end to help their famielies . send money to pay loans . build homes and provide jobs for dominicans in the process. but they cant come to vote. lenox linton and his crew could live da come to st martin , guadeloupe and go even as far as europe to meet with dominicans in the hope of convincing them to support the uwp hoping that they will come down to vote and vote uwp. linton can propose persons tickets to come down and vote .if this is falls info i have recived it from a uwp supporter so where is linton coming from .is it not my right as a dominican who is in da more often the some of the persons on team dominica to vote. how can u try to prevent persons coming to dominica to vote when u have persons on your team living overseas. tell me where does mrs victor anthony live ? is it not auntigua? is she not a member of team uwp ? is that not where she is returning after she lose her deposit on the 8th of december? mr fontain where was he residing for the past years ? man grow up stop being a boy housed in a mans body. get some work to do so that you can stop being a usless man. if u say u are a man grow so balls and get up from your sleep.

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      I know of 19 UWP free tickets coming for New Jersey. A little bird told me

    • Fed Up #1
      December 2, 2014

      When they come for those festivities, they pay their way. The problem is not persons who are eligible buying their tickets and coming to vote, but one where persons are being given free rides and in some cases housing and pocket change to come select the gov’t. Some of them return to their homelands and do not return until Labour provides them with another free ticket at the next elections. Shameful!

    • Nac Vibes
      December 2, 2014

      According to you there is no need for a constitution of laws, because what Mr Linton is quoting is written as the constitutional laws of the land, he did not write the law so if you think the law is wrong you and your government have had over 14 years to change it, but because you all are so crooked you are happy to live in a lawless society, funny thing is all of those going home to break the law are those who live in countries that afford them full protection of a constitutional law, the same that they are bent on denying those who live in Dominica, I call that wicked and evil.

  46. charles george
    December 1, 2014

    dont understand the rythem yet. dominicans living out of state can come for canival come for summer vacation come for independent celebrations and creol fest they can send money to dominica every month end to help their famielies . send money to pay loans . build homes and provide jobs for dominicans in the process. but they cant come to vote. lenox linton and his crew could live da come to st martin , guadeloupe and go even as far as europe to meet with dominicans in the hope of convincing them to support the uwp hoping that they will come down to vote and vote uwp. linton can propose persons tickets to come down and vote .if this is falls info i have recived it from a uwp supporter so where is linton coming from .is it not my right as a dominican who is in da more often the some of the persons on team dominica to vote. how can u try to prevent persons coming to dominica to vote when u have persons on your team living overseas. tell me where does mrs victor anthony live ? is it not auntigua? is she not a member of team uwp ? is that not where she is returning after she lose her deposit on the 8th of december? mr fontain where was he residing for the past years ? man grow up stop being a boy housed in a mans body. get some work to do so that you can stop being a usless man. if u say u are a man grow so balls and get up from your sleep.

    • Woosh
      December 1, 2014

      the law does not prohibit any of those things
      the diaspora do not live here. they do not have to make a daily living here. they do not feel our struggles

    • Inspiration
      December 1, 2014

      Charles George go learn to construct your sentences. Your thoughts are all over the place… once you’re done, come back and re-write this post so we the readers can understand

    • Osanna Mowanga
      December 1, 2014

      That is the only way some of you will come to DA. when you all get a free ticket.

  47. %
    December 1, 2014

    workers lawyers advising them are just doom dooms,any law student knows as long as your name is on the list it is not illegal to vote wether u are in dominica or not.You can decide to come back in your country to leave or visit anytime.

    • mornepatat
      December 1, 2014

      You can come on your own fee will….not to be bribed and paid to do so? UNDERSTAND??????

    • Anonymous
      December 2, 2014

      It is not illegal to come and vote if the person is on the voters registry. However, it is illegal to accept the payment of air fares and other expenses from a political party in exchange for a vote for this party. Don’t try and twist things. What Skerrit is doing is immoral and illegal. But he is doing that on a daily basis anyway…so no surprise. We need to get shot of this man and his cabal once and for all. This is our last chance!

    • Thinking...
      December 2, 2014

      So it is legal for the dead to vote…no wonder!!! Think

      Their names are on the list…

      • Straight
        December 3, 2014

        Writing again in capital letters because some people really don’t understand what they read

    • fantastic4
      December 2, 2014

      % – Boss you seem not to understand English or maybe your lawyers are just deceiving you. It is not as simple as that – yes you may be on the voters list but if you have been out of the island for a period of time you must allow yourself to be resident in DA for at least three months before the polling date for you to be qualified to vote or to cast the ballot; so yes you may be on the electors list but residing out of state for one year, 5 year etc for you to be eligible to vote you must come back and reside in your polling district for at least 90 days (3 months) before you can vote. I hope that makes you understand now. so whereas you are on the electors list however legally you are not qualified to vote.

  48. Johnny
    December 1, 2014

    Some are blaming Mr. Linton for wanting to demonstrate so the blind voters not living in Dominica would understand what is going on.

    Some are supporting Mr. Skerrit in sending armed troops to do only God knows what to innocent people.

    I think our PM has to realize not everyone will love him or what he is doing, brute force to his “people” seems more like communism than Democratic principles.

    Maybe one day, when politics is approaching, Dominica would not have to go into civil war.

  49. December 1, 2014

    I thought Mr.Linton was a humbleguy but his actions irritates me.

  50. foolish
    December 1, 2014

    Vince doesn’t seem to know the laws of the land. What is wrong with these people, he will facilitate the people to come. Desperate fools but all you time will come for all you to come out.

  51. messanger
    December 1, 2014

    Well my dream come to pass UWP really not good don’t vote them in. I dreamt it and I will say it loud and bold. DNO please for dominicans sake don’t delete this message. That’s a warning I got six months ago.

  52. Kaval
    December 1, 2014

    That’s it Lennox and when we win we taking all of them to court. We have a constitution let us use it and enforce it

  53. AdultED
    December 1, 2014

    Lennox beside what some will say you did the right thing! There are those who were not about peace and this would have result in something rather nasty for all! Your new course of action should have been taken in the first place if you believe you have enough evidence of wrong doing! Skeritt was able to apologist for his disgusting statement about Monelle that also offended women in general even his own wife and be forgiven! You calling off the protest is no buggy and you will be likely to be credited for that! My advice to you is stand firm on the change you intend to bring to the table and do not get caught up with all the other nonsense! If people believe in you they will follow!

  54. 100 % DA
    December 1, 2014

    Is not bribery?!! Ebeh we have good diaspora papa! People paying their airfare for one day to come and vote and go back! Sa say patriotism papa! yes i!! Ebeh things must be good in the foreign! Vince please!

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      It could be good and could be bad in the foreign, as you call it. :lol: Everyone has his/her share of burdens/problems. No one, in any part of the world is immune from that. We cannot live 100% happily. The earthly and temporary world is not the world for that. With the help of God, giving him due homage and praying to him, we all should be able to cope.

  55. what a shame
    December 1, 2014

    Once your name is on the voters list on the day of election, you are eligible to vote irrespective of where you live or how long you have been out of the country. All you want diaspora to help in nation building, why all you have problem in them coming to vote? they send their money for families, some have investments, some come home regularly, some even make a more positive contribution to the island that some person that never leave Dominica and go anywhere…. if those people name on the list, let them vote!!!

  56. Mee3
    December 1, 2014

    I think Lennox did the best thing, I don’t think if the people come to vote, it will affect the outcome of the election. I still have UWP winning 12 seats (12-9 UWP).

    • ParoInRoseau
      December 1, 2014

      How the hell will it go from 3-18 to 12-9 that is some calculation you have going on in your head. Let’s be realistic. DLP will lose some seats and if they don’t Dominicans are just delusional and living in a bubble. However, they will win the elections. People want change but I don’t think Linton is the right person but that’s besides the point! Team Dominica will surely give Labour a run and shake them up to do their work but winning not so sure.

  57. I'm Just Saying
    December 1, 2014

    As much as I am an advocate for UWP to lead the next government, I feel that Team Dominica have left this too long.
    There should have been mobilisation from the very beginning when UWP kept on requesting free and fair elections. Maybe if an international spotlight had been shone on Dominica at the time when free and fair elections were fervently being debated within the political arena, whistleblowing to big media houses such as CNN or BBC to highlight this would’ve helped. Now I feel its a little bit too late!

    Maybe an international spotlight can still be activated? Has anyone thought of contacting any international media houses? #justathought

    • DaInDiaspora
      December 1, 2014

      In as much as I support UWP, and has captured the desire to see them ascend to victory, this is a historical process that has been happening in elections in Dominica for a long time. A voter registration card program should be implemented, and residency requirement should be more seriously implemented and policed.

      That may require an amendment to the constitution: What do you think?

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      they have tried to get international spotlight I guess the international media does not feel enticed to interfere. We all know UWP lack international relation skills they cant get anybody interested enough. or maybe the internationall media can see this is just a farce by sour losers. uwp need political stragegy, and they need to stop alienating the votes they need to make the change they want.

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Do you think that CNN and BBC have time for little Dominica and its elections? Do not make me keep laughing. I would like to tell you what would make them comment about Dominica should this occur.

    • LabourYout
      December 2, 2014

      gurl coming down to vote is not ILLEGAL..why u making Lennox fool u..Read your constitution and the voters
      arc of Dominica and stop being a head on a stick..

  58. Aha
    December 1, 2014

    Vince Henderson self. Why isn’t Vince in Dominica facing all the hard times with us. In a particular constituency one of the officers has been away for donkey years but yet still she is an electoral officer. Her husband came down only to vote after that is bye bye. The good Lord will deal with them don’t worry. My good is too much of a good God.

  59. my views
    December 1, 2014

    The damage already been done, Lennox shot himself in the foot

    • Mary
      December 1, 2014

      Please, give me break, which damage?

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      It also went to his head, brains and mouth.

    • Straight
      December 3, 2014

      what damage? Laws are being broken and nothing are being done about it

  60. ghettoman
    December 1, 2014

    Lennox trying to remove the nail in his coffin.You really think u can win election by trying to stop lawful citizens to vote in their country of birth. You doh see nothing yet.

    • Country Woman
      December 1, 2014

      You people want the law for what you want. Is it not wrong to pay people to vote? Lennox did not say do not come and vote, you people pretending you do not understand but trust me, time will tell. Is only when breaking the law hurt you personally you realize it is wrong, it will hurt us one by one, doh worry, it coming. Remember Country Woman say so my dear, time will tell. It is no longer against the law because it will have RS back in office and you can continue to go red clinic, lazy!

    • my views
      December 1, 2014

      That is a real dictator and mr doh even win yet

      • The Facts
        December 2, 2014

        He has been acting like this a long time ago. Did you not notice him since then?

      • Straight
        December 3, 2014

        what is dictatorial about that? You have a dictator, Rosevelt Skerrit in your face and you are stilling pretending you are not seeing him. Remember he said he admired dictators. Birds of a feather flock together

  61. concern
    December 1, 2014

    Hell Mr Lenox Linton the people that are coming down to support you are they coming by boat or train why are you scared if you are so confident that you are going to win what will are little 10 here and 10 there do to you the big bad wolf is scared he is shaking in his pants

    • Johnny
      December 1, 2014

      “a little 10 here a little 10 there” im pretty sure there will be a huge mass of voters coming to dominica. Because our government can afford to pay tickets for people who don’t call themselves Dominican doesn’t mean they should… The fact is that it is against the law and is cheating to do such things. If they are unsure of the struggles Dominica is going through, they should to be able to vote.

  62. hector
    December 1, 2014

    mr is a blof. he knew he had no authourization to hve such a gathering. I have people on both side u think as a UWP member i will stand for that? They r dominicans just all a wi.

  63. :)
    December 1, 2014

    Makes sense… go to the person who can actually DO something about it.. rather than demonstrating, or complaining… This needs to happen more in Dominica. If he doesn’t do anything then demonstrate. First logical thing you’ve said Linton! Good job.

  64. December 1, 2014

    Weak!!! Weak!!! Weak!!! This is not going to help. Roosevelt Skerrit is rejoicing!!!! He has intimidated the opposition and has stolen yet another election!!! :( :( :(

  65. truth to power
    December 1, 2014

    No Electoral Reforms, no Voter ID Cards, no cleaning of the bloated Voters’ List, no FREE and FAIR elections. In the absence of those things, the Cabal are laughing. It is only in their interest to continue their winning legacy, where bribery and disrespect for electoral laws and the Constitution are their only hope.

    See what Skerritt’s DLP Gov’t, the Electoral Commission and the Chief Elections officer are putting their fellow Dominicans through. How could those men sleep well, knowing that they are facilitating illegal acts, bribery. The Election Laws are being totally disrespected.

    The Electoral Commission itself, as well as the OAS and CARICOM observers to the last elections, all recommended reforms to the election PROCESS, to make sure irregularities and fraud are minimized or eliminated. Up to now a stubbornness, a deliberate stalling of Electoral Reforms. The burden now is on the agents, who have to use a bloated voters’ List , no Voter ID Cards – no means of identifying any ineligible voters. The situation is rife for FRAUD, stealing, cheating of election come Dec. 8th.

    Will the OAS and CARICOM declare elections on Dec. 8th FREE and FAIR when no reforms, which they themselves recommended, have been done? The former Govt of Antigua carried out a complete re-registration and provided Voter ID Cards. So what about excuse about World bank project and multi-Purpose ID Cards. Just a ploy for the Cabal to do what they know best. Elections involve a process of activities leading up to the polling day. Those activities, e.g. implementation of reforms, Voter ID cards and cleaning the “dirty List” are as important to prevent fraud.

    The struggle ahead is about strengthening our democratic way of life, for freedom,. justice and equality, for people’ s meaningful participation in the country’s development, against dictatorship trends and practices.

    The “independent” Electoral Commission was forced to abandon its initial request for Voter ID Cards and cleaning of the list. Govt. instead forced the Commission to put in place Multi-Purpose ID Cards. The Chairman of the Commission, the Chief of Elections Officer, Govt,, boasted about NID card, how good it would be for elections and other purposes. GIS carried a blitz of messages on that. Where are the NID cards that were promised? Those responsible to ensure elections are FRE and FAIR, all of a sudden told us boldly, without any reasonable excuse, that NID cards, no ID cards would be available for elections. The Voters’ List is not cleaned. Why are such few people doing those evil things to so many Dominicans?

    Surely we must conclude that not only Skerritt’s DLP Party, by all means, want to steal the elections, but the Cabal is being facilitated by the actions or non-actions of some members of the Electoral Commission. The Commission has failed to do its job and so have failed the people of Dominica, who wish to exercise their right to vote in FREE and FAIR Elections.

    The Commission has not provided Voter ID Cards for proper identification of Voters, nor has it sanitized the dirty Voters’ List. The playing field is not level. Too much is at stake for those engaged in Corruption. But we must take our country back from nepotism, the Mafia links, corrupt Leaders and politicians, and unpatriotic Dominicans, experimenting with dictatorship. Change is a Must. How Long? Not Long !!!!!!!

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      You are misguiding and misleading the people. Quote the laws that are broken I challenge you to a debate on the law.
      The UWP can’t even read the constitution well enough to nominate a candidate for president. The constitution gives registered voters the right to vote yet the UWP calls this illegal. Is that respect for law? You should check how the law defines bribery before you throw it out as part of the party platform. Do your homework and I am sure you would be able to spot dead voters, this would be a reflection on the UWP ability to act to protect their interests. The list is the same for both parties.
      How can non registered voters or dead people vote?

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      Read from the horses pen and then bring it on. http://electoraloffice.gov.dm/

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Do not stress yourself out and lose sleep over it. What is to be will be.

  66. %
    December 1, 2014

    what a bunch of fools

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Do not make me laugh which you did. :lol: :lol: :lol: Only in Dominica you say? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  67. Chakademus
    December 1, 2014

    Hmmm, could it be because the Chief of Police issued a veiled threat to use deadly force? The same chief who seems to have forgotten that he is a public servant and trying to act as the public’s master? If that is the case then our democracy is in jeopardy.
    I am also wondering, is it illegal for a citizen of Dominica who lives in the diaspora to return to vote? I had never heard of that being illegal before. I would like some informed person to quote the relevant law on the matter so we can have some clarity on that matter.

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      I have read the laws for myself they are online. There is nothing illegal about registered voters voting and it is not illegal to transport voters to facilitate voting. Anyone registered can legally vote. Bribery can’t be equated to providing transportation to facilitate voting, some modes of transportation are more expensive in our times. I guess in the days of donkeys it would have been the same. The question could have been how long is the ride or what if a boat was used instead to get to the poling station vs a donkey.

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014
    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Pertaining to demonstrations, those who plan to demonstrate must apply for permission, a license. Well, if the demonstration was unruly, the Chief of Police would issue strict warnings to disperse them. If they disobeyed, they would bear the consequences.
      Vote for DLP and later the voting Law will be clarified. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  68. Marigot
    December 1, 2014

    I would advice the UWP to hold their demonstration and picketing in Wesley and Marigot , they are the two only ways to go to the rest of Dominica don’t go to the Airport. Picket in the two UWP strong holds and every community around DA. As a dorn Dominica who came back to DA for the independence and staying until carnival I know my name is on the list but I can’t vote because I have lived out of DA for more than 5 years. Since I have not been back in Dominica for less than 90 days I am not able to vote. That is what the law says, even if your name is on the list mans you have lived out of Dominica for more than 5 years you can’t vote, only how you can vote you have to re registered. Even if you come back now, and re registered you have to be resident for 3 months. After registration. Now if you are a member of the commonwealth re registration does not apply but you still have to be residence. ( the Wesley candidate is a good example)What is so hard to understand.

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 1, 2014

      Marigot

      Can you please get a knowledgeable person explain the law to you? You are misinterpreting the law.

    • TOM
      December 1, 2014

      @Marigot, stop fooling yourself, Your name is still on the list. There is a legal process to remove a name from the voters list if you are out of the country for more than 5 years, if the process was not done your name remainson the list. Removing a name from the list after 5 years is not an automatic process. You seem confused when you say you are not able to vote because you have not been back in Dominica for less than 90 days. What law are you refering to, tell us. So Commonwealth citzens have more rights than born Dominicans? Sorry, but you sound very crazy!!!!

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Oh, just enjoy your holiday! Let who want to vote, vote. They are D/cans.

  69. joe
    December 1, 2014

    “It is alleged that a charted plane of overseas voters is expected to land at the airport on Wednesday”.

    I do not like that wording at all DNO, their is no such persons or group of persons called “OVERSEAS VOTERS” if there is such a group please explain to us where are they located and how many islands or countries actually use their services!!!

    They are Dominicans coming back home to exercise their DEMOCRATIC right to vote for a political party of their choice… I hope the so call Defenders of Democracy understands that!!

    The UWP is HYPOCRITE to say it nicely, on one hand they asking these SAME OVERSEAS DOMINICANS aka DIASPORA to contribute to a Development Fund $100 at a time to help build Dominica (page 52 of their Manifesto) But with Full speed they Condemning them from taking part in the national election claiming it as ILLEGAL!!!! These people has been coming home every 2 years for our carnival and independence celebrations, yet they have no rights!! Friends of DLP charters Planes to facilitate Dominicans willing to go to the polls to choose a political party which they believe will bring the development needed to Dominica they vex, just because DLP appears to be the most positive where development is concern!!!!!

    What Double Standard is that!!!

    • C
      December 1, 2014

      uwp did not make the law. the law states if you are abroad for over 5 years you are not entitled to vote period!

    • 100 % DA
      December 1, 2014

      No one is saying that Dominicans living abroad cannot vote. Please educate yourselves. The fact is that the act states that if you are away for more than 5 years you are not eligible to vote. Until this is amended, it is unlawful to vote if you have been away for more than 5 years. Further the law makes reference to bribery to gain votes. Paying the airfare for persons to come to vote is indeed bribery. This is what the opposition is speaking about. If you want to vote you are welcome to do so..It is however wrong for a party to send for bring in voters. Got it??!!!

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Well stated! Those who return home to vote are Dominicans and not merely overseas voters. Lennox acts as if they are not D/cans and do not belong in D/ca and should never return, not even to vote. They should not give Lennox any money. He will not welcome them but he wants their money. Really? They would be foolish to give him any money.
      This is where he is biased. He is not talking about UWP supporters who will return to vote. Does he have a record of their names?

    • diaspora
      December 2, 2014

      I would shake your big toe if I could. Totally agree with you.

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 2, 2014

      Joe,
      You want to hear more double standard? The following is a quote from Mr. Drigo, the Chairman of the PWA:
      “We also met with the opposition UWP who requested to meet with us. They are offering us, if elected to government, 1.5%; 1.5% & 3%, however, we told them we are standing by our 5, 5, & 4% for the triennium”. Joe please note that this is not a general promise in the usual campaign platform style you know, this is a special offer to a special group of Dominicans, police to boot, to vote for the UWP in exchange for salary increases as indicated. This was offered to them at a special meeting called by the UWP. This means in my little understanding of this law that the offence of bribery was committed by the UWP in broad daylight in full view of the public and moreso against the police who have to police the bribery laws. In fact I understand that the UWP has actually taken its claim of bribery of overseas voters to the same police for prosecution, all in the name of guarding our democracy. Can you imagine?

      Joe, don’t take my word for it, the following is an excerpt from the list of election offences under the heading of bribery:
      “every person who, directly or indirectly by himself or by any other person on his behalf, gives, lends or agrees to give or lend, or offers, or promises to procure or to endeavour to procure, any money or valuable consideration to or for any voter or to or for any person on behalf of any voter or to or for any other person in order to induce any voter to vote or refrain from voting, or corruptly does any such act on account of such voter having voted or refrained from voting at any election…”

      “any voter who, before or during any election, directly or indirectly by himself or by any other person in his behalf, receives, agrees or contracts for any money, gift, loan or valuable consideration, office, place, or employment for himself or for any other person, for voting or agreeing to vote or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from voting at any election…”

      This is followed by the penalty if found guilty of bribery. You and other readers of this post can decide who is committing the crime of bribery here, because we still have to prove that the voters coming in from overseas were either offered or received inducements to come in to vote for a particular party and that they would have voted in the December 8 elections for the party which they agreed during the bribe to do. Let’s see which case is undeniably bribery!

  70. ?????????
    December 1, 2014

    Uwp have no damn balls… i was ready to go down dere… we have a democracy to protect!!!!

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Some of you are jokers and make me laugh. What democracy? Do you know what a democracy means and what, without one means?
      Give this a good thought. If there was no democracy in Dominica, you would not have been able to go and also unable to comment on this Website.

  71. Anonymous
    December 1, 2014

    Lol! everybody knows Lennox is not a leader and he cannot get nobody to demonstrate.

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      That is a good one which made me laugh. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  72. Taking Notes
    December 1, 2014

    Right move. Use your energy and the time left to be constructive and effective. If you see a need for change and you can be the catalyst, spend time in prayer, making your position known and expressing your vision for the country to the people. All these defensive moves can hurt you and show that you are operating in a position of weakness- Correct that! No need to back bite, in the end, it profits nothin. Remember, anything that happens in the dark most be exposed. That being said, I am not on any side, just being objective. Blessings and may the best man win!

  73. Pittsburgh Dominican
    December 1, 2014

    Now is the time to be making a STRONG push to the citizens of this country as to why UWP is the better choice for the future. The finish line for the sprint in near….UWP needs to paint a clear picture to the citizens of DA regarding what the next (5 yr term) would look like.

    • florida
      December 1, 2014

      You sit your butt in Pittsburgh and all you all people do is talk. Mr. Lennox Linton has been talking for a year. What are you talking about? how much clearer can UWP make this. First educated your self and ask questions and at the same time get a Manifesto from UWP.

      It is not about UWP…..it is about us Dominicans who want better for our selves.

      • The Facts
        December 2, 2014

        But you and your butt are in Florida so what are you stating? Or are you? None of us know who we are responding to. It could be someone whom we may know and vice versa. Be careful that you do not insult someone whom you may know.
        If D/cans want better for themselves, they would use their heads and vote wisely for the Party which is not a troublemaker of all.
        Some people lack appreciation and gratitude. For this, they will be punished in time.
        If you have lived in D/ca, depending on your age, you would know that Dominica and Dominicans especially the poor are in a better shape than it was in previous years prior to 14 years ago. If you do not know that, ask an elder.

      • Pittsburgh Dominican
        December 2, 2014

        Florida….the point with my comment above is to simply state UWP should be focusing their time driving home their vision for the future at this late stage in the game. Taking the energy to stage a protest at the airport is taking time away from pushing your platform/vision for the next 5 years.

    • A Doubting Thomas
      December 1, 2014

      Show us the money.

  74. Youth
    December 1, 2014

    This morning the leader of the U W P was so adamant that they were going to the airport just a few hours later he is withdrawing. That only confirms that they have lost the battleand went back to their shells.

    • The Facts
      December 1, 2014

      Like scared chickens/fowls? :lol: :lol: :lol: It seems to me this would really have been the end of their 2014 campaigning if an insider at the police station did not spill the beans of confidentiality.

  75. Just Blaze
    December 1, 2014

    Lennox even if people doh come down and vote you still losing the election. Stop wasting your time and Dominicans time with your nonsense. 7 more days and all the United Worthless Party will shut up dere mouth. I cannot wait for December 8th so Lennox can lose and Dominica can run in peace again without hearing his old cracky voice on the radio. Just like how acid turns blue litmus paper red is so Skerrit turn all the blue Dominicans red.

    • December 1, 2014

      Just Blaze You would love that because you spend a large sum of money for the Dominican passport you have but did you get any Dominican to purchase your country’s passport Well let me tell you that the fat lady haven sang yet because both Skerrit and yourself change is a must and Team Dominica UWP will come out the winners take it and smoke it.

      • Just Blaze
        December 3, 2014

        I was born and raised in Dominica. And the fat lady doesnt need to waste her time and sing. UWP dead and bury.

  76. Real fact
    December 1, 2014

    I agree because with this leaked recording of the Police commissioner instructing his officers , let wisdom prevail.

    • The Facts
      December 1, 2014

      This is low-down to leak information from the Police Commissioner. It is supposed to be confidential. The person had no right to divulge this inside information. The person/employee/officer who did should be investigated and fired.

  77. eyes open wide
    December 1, 2014

    this is so dis respectful how do u call Dominicans living oversea illegal voters and when they come back down for independence u call them in to have meetings with them asking how u can work with them to make Dominica a better place hmmmmmmmmm

    • A Doubting Thomas
      December 1, 2014

      Play Hunter’s Song here.

    • The Facts
      December 1, 2014

      If D/cans wish to go to D/ca to vote, it is their prerogative. UWP cannot take Dominica from Dominican-born nationals. We are Dominicans for life, even to eternity. :lol: No one can take it away from us. They are in for trouble if they do or even try.

    • Fed Up #1
      December 2, 2014

      “Eyes wide open”, when you come for Independence, does Labour party pay for your ticket? UWP has no difficulty with overseas voters who are eligible coming to vote. Infact, I heard Joshua and Thompson inviting those who are eligible, to buy their tickets and come. It is those that are bribed with free tickets and in some cases accommodation and housing (against the laws of the land) that the UWP leader is speaking about. You and all those supporting wrong are well aware of that.

    • Straight
      December 3, 2014

      UWP never said Dominicans living overseas should not vote. There are elections laws that should be followed.
      People have all the rights to demonstrate against injustice!

  78. Methusala
    December 1, 2014

    Call off the protest action? Team Dominica this is a mistake that will be regretted for generations to come.
    A message must be sent to the politicians and police of Dominica. They have elevated themselves to masters while claiming to be the servants of the people. It is the working Dominicans who pays their salaries and drastic actions need to be taken to drive home that message.
    Every team member and supporter of Team Dominica continually advocates for peace and quiet and I understand their concerns for protecting the peace and quiet of the Dominican society. However, allow me to make this parallel by asking, where in the world that independence and sovereignty has been obtained without blood, sweat, and tears that the leaders have not projected themselves onto the people as their masters and not their servants?
    It is time to send a message to the self acclaimed masters that we are ready to sacrifice for our rights and freedom.

    • Really.......
      December 2, 2014

      Skerrit is so desperate to win if they went ahead with the demonstration he will pay some of his supporters to come cause trouble and declare a state of emergency. He will find reason with the corrupt police commissioner to put Lennox in jail. Remember Skerrit promise blood shed ? Team Dominica does not want the blood of any Dominican on it’s hands. VOTE SKERRIT OUT NEXT WEEK AND THE CLEANUP OF THE COUNTRY WILL BEGIN. ALL THOSE THAT SUPPORT DICTATORSHIP AND CORRUPTION WILL PAY.

      Dominica’s Deliverance comes December 8th 2014!! GOD WILL SAVE US.

  79. Zuma
    December 1, 2014

    Lennox Linton.. You won’t win the elections by inciting violent behaviour… Be a leader not a follower.. What do you really believe you will achieve with this kind of behaviour.. I am a Dominican and to be honest your behaviour is despicable and needs to be seen to you need a disciplinary action from members of authority.. What the almighty decides so it will be done.. What exactly is your fear.. Why do you believe the citizens of dominica should not vote if they are eligible to… Behave yourself… You seemed very confident… What’s the drill now….

  80. Sigh
    December 1, 2014

    Sigh…it’s time for election day to come and go…..

  81. professor
    December 1, 2014

    wow what am I hearing? this is what politics has come to. when or if the plane comes what are they gonna do ..stop the plane from landing? I mean time to get on with this petty politics and work on the real plans for the development of my beloved island. Lennox needs to realize that Dominica don’t need that kind of childish behavior from some one who wants to lead.

  82. December 1, 2014

    I found the plan to go to the airport by the uwp quite omnious. Im so pleased that it was called off cos the effect of that might have caused several key UWP constituents to be arrested thereby affecting the polling day.

  83. Barbara Saunders
    December 1, 2014

    Thanks, but there are four things that come not back!

  84. Yessah
    December 1, 2014

    Good move. Better safe than sorry!

  85. December 1, 2014

    UWP will not win any election with that type of behavior, you guys fighting against your own people,your message has rich out overseas voters because of the internet you guys should have confident

  86. pusss
    December 1, 2014

    Right move

  87. LAPLEE
    December 1, 2014

    Thank you sir. You have just demonstrated one of the characteristics of a great leader. I have absolutely no doubt you can do the job as PM. Now let’s talk issues on how to revive a half dead economy and moving the country forward. We watch live on DNO(optimal/super recepton) of the rallies. Every candidate speaks with professionalism. Mr. Edison James sir, I am very impressed with you. Mrs. Victor I love you because I can see the passion you have for Dominica. We are moving forward to fix a broken system.
    Change is a must.

    • NOTURNINGBACK
      December 2, 2014

      He has just demonstrated he is a coward. That is also evidence of desperation….Again I say Zor toute foo…………….

  88. lisa
    December 1, 2014

    Alas they have you ramfled up. Take it easy and make sure you take your medication.

  89. soocooyah
    December 1, 2014

    Ala I can’t stop lol they foo for true .lord help us all.

  90. amy
    December 1, 2014

    Skerrit don’t care about democracy, he only cares about winning whatever the cost

  91. The Fact
    December 1, 2014

    Good move Team Dominica. Leave them alone and let their conscience be their guide!!

  92. December 1, 2014

    Mr.Linton. ..you have done the right moved, you were trying to protest against your own people, those who planning to travel home to vote their heart belongs to Dominica, anyone who not interested what happening in Dominca they wouldn’t wasted their time to travel home,you should have hope uwp message has rich out the globe we Dominicans lived overseas can watch your campaign live on streaming , dno, cbn4news.com, Q95 and other networks , I bet the uwp has voters among those planning to travel Dominica to vote.

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 1, 2014

      DAHMAN,

      I hope they can also hear the recording of a meeting between the commissioner of Police and some of his men making plans for the security of citizens and state property which was passed on to the opposition. I wonder in which other country that would be acceptable? I hope that they also see the dismantling of the public and police services that the same UWP is hoping to work with if it wins. My brother, even the Constituiton recognises that the freedom of state employees is circumscribed by other laws which they would be subject to in the public interest and the policies of their particular area of service. The public service laws preclude open political activity by public officers for obvious reasons. The isolated cases are bad enough but when a political party officially plans these activities to target public officers, I see anarchy ahead in the public and police services.

      If the leadership of the UWP thinks that they have scored a coup by encouraging officers to breach national security by giving them information to air on Q95 and by encouraging public officers to engage in open partisan political activity at their political rallies etc. and bribing them to vote for them they have another think coming. Ask them to do their homework and check an administration who did these things in opposition and what was the outcome when they got into office? Paranoia! Do the research you will hear what they ended up doing when the chickens came home to roost. Be careful gentlemen, that is not smart at all!

  93. Freedom of choice
    December 1, 2014

    I will state plainly, every single Dominican has the freedom of choice. It is absolutely ridiculous, disrespectful, and utter madness for UWP to want to impose this kind of behavior on nationals and visitors. You cannot tell people what to do. You should never impose or force your opinions on people. Where in the world would any law abiding country allow any group or persons to conduct any demonstration at an airport? Where? Is this the kind of behavior he wants to impose as he looks at himself as a potential leader of a country? And still, you all want to cry down the police for doing their jobs?

    Why promote Violence? Imposition? Why promote the tendency to trample on people, who has the right to exercise their choice?

    Why make a mockery of 36 years of independence? Whilst we can hardly do anything about the colour of our skin, unless there is the financial means to change it, note we are not slaves. Every single human being has a choice!!!! Leave Dominicans in peace.

    • The Facts
      December 1, 2014

      They are projecting their arrogance and communistic attitude. Now, who are arrogant and practicing communism and domination?

    • Shameless
      December 1, 2014

      Yes every Dominican have freedom of choice but freedom of choice to disrespect the laws of our country by accepting bribes to vote a certain party into power. They also had the freedom of choice to go to Melville Hall to protest. You make absolutely no sense…Change Is A Must! LLL take allu big time.

      Assertive, NOT Aggressive!

  94. jomo
    December 1, 2014

    Dominicans close your door mad men out.

  95. Cookie
    December 1, 2014

    Look a “joujou” party we…. i never see big men look silly so…. #december8

  96. fantastic4
    December 1, 2014

    A lot of wisdom in that decision; brillant you call their bluff. eveything you do they react; the military base at Melville Hall will be dismantle. Just like the protest at the Parliament when they surrounded the placed with military arm police all on the roof top; so brother I applaud you do not give them a chance to shoot down any innocent people – call it off but the point has been made. thanks

    • my views
      December 1, 2014

      Just the thought of going to the air port to protest is stupidity at the highest level

      • Anonymous
        December 2, 2014

        True! Leadership is about foresight. The airport is a high security area why would one want to go demonstrate there. That would be putting everyone involved at risk.
        Lennox doesn’t have the guts or honesty to admit that it was a mistake in the first place. he said that he wanted to talk to the returning diaspora without asking himself whether they’d want to listen or talk to him. Stupidity!

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