UWP committed to National Reconstruction Advisory Committee says Linton but …

Linton said the opposition is committed to the committee
Linton said the opposition is committed to the committee

Leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, has said that his party is committed to being part of the National Reconstruction Advisory Committee which was organized by the government following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.

However, he said at a meeting with members of the diaspora on Thursday there are issues that must be addressed.

“We are focused on those things but we want to be clear how we will contribute to that process if we are allowed to do so because we are still in a democracy. We have been reminded that the government did not have the guarded responsibility to run the affairs of the country because they invited us to an advisory group,” he said.
“But we are committed to being part of the process of rallying the citizens of Dominica around the new vision of hope which is inspired by a national commitment that we can use this disaster as a platform for effective development operation that will secure our nature island a thriving exemplary green space in global civilization.”

Following the devastation caused by Erika, Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, organized the committee which included all 21 elected parliamentarians.

Linton noted that although the opposition is willing to work with the government, there is a problem.

“But we have a problem … the problem we have is that this government believe it can continue business as usual,” he noted.

Linton revealed that opposition members have not met with the advisory committee since September 21.

“We met four times,” he explained. “We have not met since the 21st of September more than a month ago but we came into this faithfully. We came into this because we believe that the devastating blows to life and property suffered in Tropical Storm Erika give us a national reconstruction challenge that can create a social transformation success story from the adversities of misfortune.”

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18 Comments

  1. maindesk
    November 2, 2015

    Linton is delusional. He is not the government. Skerrit was the one the people elected. Linton should go about building his party base so that he can become the PM sooner or later. Big ideas do not make for winning elections as Skerrit has shown

  2. Kinta
    October 31, 2015

    Lennox wants to remain significant and that’s his only chance. Who would give that up?

  3. Jack
    October 30, 2015

    After 60 yrs without the British telling us what to do what have we accomplished or do on our own. No where in the entire caribean have we learned how to think and create a factory that employes 200 people. In other countries where you have an opposition party most of the members own factories, where they continue to employ people. Most of us in Dominica are proffesional beggars fighting and waiting on Government to save us and give us crumbs. We should get educated to create jobs. Its 15 yrs the opposition is waiting for power , find some work to do.

  4. Emile Zapatos
    October 30, 2015

    So what does La Lie (L L ) want more meetings so he can oppose or obstruct. I am surprised that he did not remind the diasporas that they are stupid, corrupt, criminals and prostitutes. He will use anything for press attention. He is a member of the reconstruction group so if there is a problem with meetings he should know what to do. But he is always acting in bad faith and should not be trusted. Don’t you think that audience would be more interesting in an update and how they can help their native land. Let them “SEE” how they can help. La Lie that this is not about you, everything does not have to be about you. I think he is suffering from illusion of grandeur , big headed to boot.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      October 30, 2015

      Emile, if the comment does not make sense, there is no point of writing it, I read your first comment at the bottom, and this on. You should be embarrassed to write such nonsense, one would expect that from a simi-illiterate person.

      You are acting like a first day kindergarten student, and to be honest some kindergarten student might be embarrassed to write such nonsense!

      • Emile Zapatos
        November 1, 2015

        You are a genious. That is so true. You are right You have so much power you can tell people what to write and they must obey you

      • Emile Zapatos
        November 1, 2015

        Yes Mr Tell lay mark, Can you please give me my opinion, please Sir.

      • Emile Zapatos
        November 1, 2015

        Mr Tail a Mark, can you give me my opinion, please sir. I know you and your hero La Lie have doctorate in everything and can even evaluate stupidity.

      • forreal
        November 1, 2015

        u know telemaque everything u write has to be offensive otherwise u do not write,why are u offended by other peoples opinouns,dammm man u got a linton boom boom fly attitude

  5. Jesus_Was_A_Captalist
    October 30, 2015

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  6. Doc. Love
    October 30, 2015

    Did you really believe a highly intelligent man like you would be welcomed by the Skeritt led Administration for a long time. The invitation was not real or honest. It was just a face saving effort, not a save Dominica effort. I always felt some where down the line every effort would be made to frustrate you in order to make you and your party look bad and subsequently pull your party out. If Skeritt doesn’t know you by now, he will never ever know you again. Your intelligence, honesty and love for country would not allow you to fall into that dirty trick.

    • Emile Zapatos
      November 1, 2015

      This is called a political googly . What ever La Lie do he is in trouble. Based on his tract record of boycott and demonstration no one expected to him to accept, but he is so interested in self agrandisement that he fell hook line and sinker.

  7. Cyrique
    October 30, 2015

    Empty barrels makes the most noise! Linton will promise the earth because he’ll never be in a position to implement any of his ideas. He will sit on that Advisory body & create problems being a blooming hindrance rather than a help. I suppose he has to say something so that people know that he’s still there but he’s an ineffective opposition because he nor any of his Senators is a match for this Government. Give Jack his jacket. The PM is doing a very good job!!!

  8. Shameless
    October 30, 2015

    Great move LL. The same people calling for you to walk away will be those castigating you later for NOT actively participating in nation building. Stand firm sir and keep up the good work. You and I know that the naysayers are just praying for you all to walk. But stay right there and breathe in the ears of the incompetent government consistently. They try crooking you by believing you would walk away but now they are regretting because that crookery did not work :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . Yes, you have turned the tables on them.:mrgreen: :mrgreen: . Stay right there and hold your own sir 8) 8)

    Assertive, Never Ever Aggressive! :twisted:

  9. island girl
    October 30, 2015

    This is Good News! All this Hate towards each other red against blue
    is not helping Dominica .So I am not only Happy but excited to see that
    the opposition align themselves with the Administration to work together
    for a Better Dominica. There is so much to be done and that is the only
    way we can move forward…So Mr Linton I think it is a good gesture to work TOGETHER

  10. Real possie
    October 30, 2015

    Boss I for one gives a vote of no confidence on you and your UWP party, you’re on an advisory board you agree to certain matters and your party members on the radio blasting the move. Then you turn and bring none issues that has nothing to do with the government, I for one would not meet with you, you have nothing to offer. What are your ideas you have not the ones you claim to have the ones that’s really going to work?

    • Tom Brown
      October 30, 2015

      You are so right.

    • Emile Zapatos
      October 30, 2015

      The Useless Wicked party only knows mitchief, their motto is “am bad” The Leader La Lie (L L ) is living in la la land, quite clueless.
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