UWP LEADER – Let the courts decide

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – The leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Ron Green, has vowed to challenge his loss in the La Plaine constituency following a recount on Saturday.

Green, one of only four UWP candidates to have been declared victors based on preliminary results, now faces the prospect of being out of Parliament for the first time in a decade and a half after the recount found that he had lost to Petter Saint-Jean of the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) by a razor thin margin of two votes.

The reversal means that the DLP has extended its advantage in Parliament to 18 seats to three for the UWP. But Green said he was not ready to concede defeat to his rival, opting to pursue legal options available to him.

“Monday morning we will file a case and see when it is heard,” he told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) at his home in the rural constituency following the recount.

“I imagine matters like this would be heard with some case of urgency because it has to do with the question of who represents a particular people.”

The UWP leader said he was confident that after taking the matter to court he would be adjudged the winner.

“I think there is a strong case there that any fair judge looking at the rejected ballots will end up selecting me as the Member of Parliament for this area but let’s see what the courts say.”

Away from the sedate surroundings of the Green residence, scores of jubilant DLP supporters clad in red staged an impromptu motorcade through the constituency, blaring horns, blasting campaign songs and danced in the street as though Carnival had come to the countryside.

As supporters celebrated, Saint-Jean hailed the victory following the recount as one for the people.

“We worked hard and we sought to ensure that we cripple the opposition, not just by winning 18 seats, but by ensuring that the Leader of the Opposition, who has been the parliamentary representative for this constituency for the past 15 years, and who Dominica thought was going to be the next prime minister, was effectively put out of Parliament,” he told CMC.

Among those who rushed to the area to join in the celebrations was Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

“It’s a great victory for the people of Dominica…we have just put the icing on the cake by causing the leader of the United Workers Party to be out of Parliament. It was a keenly contested fight to put pressure on the leadership of the United Workers Party, and that’s what we did in the La Plaine constituency,” said the 37 year-old Prime Minister.Green

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78 Comments

  1. August 8, 2010

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  2. Nonsense
    December 28, 2009

    I find it very strange that all the spoiled ballots went to pepper… Even if uwp still would nt have win i believe that the laplaine seat was for ron green n was stolen… N i say to all the people of laplaine constituency who voted for pepper shame on u.. Vielle case wants there pal rep to be p.m y cant u?u? Shame shame shame… Next year we will c how the wicked are punished…a man who calls himself a christian … should nt be involved in politics

  3. hey
    December 22, 2009

    TO EBONY!!

    If the elections were bought why buy people who you know are already goin to vote for you? Why wud Skerrit waste his time and give labourites money when he know dey already goin to vote for him? Did he bribe you? Did he bribe your family? Well if the answer is no, then SHUT UP!!! Yall people need to get your facts straight instead of repeating what only u and your kind have spreading. Get some worj to do. Dats exactly what killed your party. They spent more time mindin skerrit business instead of building their campaign…..

  4. hey
    December 22, 2009

    LISTEN UP EVERYBODY!!

    I think it’s unfair to say that the elections were stolen. I think it was clear that the DLP would win the elections. Shame on those who say that they bribed people. If u think they did then show us the evidence. I think they’re upset cause they did not expect such a big victory for the labour party. if u can’t prove someone is guilty then don’t try to influence people on accusations … Although I’m not a supporter of the opposition i think Ron is a very educated man. It’s just that he is on the wrong team and they are making him look like a fool.

    Congratulations to the DLP on the victory. Now you are in power lets show the people of dominica what you can do for them.

    Happy Holidays to everyone.

  5. hmmmmmm
    December 21, 2009

    vorle they vorle the elections….. if i was the opposition i would just give them all the seats

  6. lily
    December 21, 2009

    riots lol. labourties now whats best hahah!

    learn to accept defeat

  7. theodora hamlet
    December 21, 2009

    if labour had lost there would be riots aoo over the country.two young men tried to block the road in marigot, and thy lock them up till monday.police roam the whole village till sunday. but we ae a piece ful people. but haitians an JA people woul not take that easy so . mono DA

  8. Ebony
    December 21, 2009

    Clearly the elections was bought and this is the issue here..nothing else.

  9. supporter of the workers party
    December 21, 2009

    Shame shame shame

    Shame on u Mr. Edison James to call Mr.Aston Graneau tons of…

    criticizing the Carib people and expect them to vote for u???

    you are the one that cause your own party to loose.

    how dear u go down so low in the gutter to make such a comment in public?

    learn to love the carib people and give them all the respect they deserve.

  10. budda
    December 21, 2009

    now then skerro u now have an awesome job to do

  11. Proud Dominican
    December 21, 2009

    Come ppl, election has come and gone……..uwp did not have a plan for Dominica, they allowed Lenox Linton the educated …and groovy bat to lead them down the wrong road and did not concentrate on facts that the ppl wanted to hear for the next five years. Ron Green you and Edison James needs to go home you guy’s has no ideas to move the Dominica forward for we the youths of tomorrow!

  12. December 21, 2009

    Wow! I am reading all these remarks. What ignorance! Politics gives you the right to vote for who you want. If a party wins at 18:4 that says something. To me as an on looker, that says that the party is doing good. Why all this ignorant statements are being made after?

  13. feel your pain SIR
    December 21, 2009

    MR GREEN U MUST…. TO THINK FOR YOUR SELF AND STOP LETTING THEM SO CALLED JURNALIST CRAM YOUR HEAD WITH CRAP TALK SO TAKE WAT U GET .U WILL LEARN NEXT TIME NOT TO ACUSE PEOPLE UNLESS U SEE WITH YOUR OWN EYES ANS HAVE PROVE SO SMOKE IT IN YOUR PIPE .

  14. Wait and See
    December 21, 2009

    For all those chanting and rejoicing…I do Hope that you realise that he next five years will determine whether you ever vote again. I have nothing against those who supported the labour party after all it’s yur democratic and constitutional privilege. BuT look at the bigger picture rather than just the individual this country isnt about Roosevelt Skerrit and now that he is here I assure you I will constantly air my disregard for his love of communism. Let’s wait and see

    One lady said it will be a one party state …just goes to show how ignorant most of them are anyway. And who say the chinese, hatians, russians, spanish give a damn about dominica we are just a stepping stone for them

  15. Wait and See
    December 21, 2009

    I believe that there must be a recount in every constituency especially Roseau North and Canefield. Why? I saw some spanish and haitians voting. The question is when did they get their citizenship and how long have they been registered in those areas. and about the population many many dominicans didn’t vote I didnt so how come they still get all these votes? They have won yet they are still not satisfied those aggressive and arrogant >>>>

  16. JOY
    December 21, 2009

    To all UWP suporters hold on, dont give up them diasporers leave us in hard ship and suport all de corruption time will tell not long again Mr. Green keep your head up high we still love u, workers are still STRONG as the diasporers go home now tell skerit call d election now,we that have to pay for d MILLIONS you all go seee what go happen next.

  17. e
    December 21, 2009

    mr.green
    congratulations on holding the fort for a very long time. the people of your constituency don’t see it so . they voted you out as thier parlimentary representative through their own will. there is nothing really wrong with that. as leaders if we put our peope before our party when the results came out you would have been victorious. right now my word of advice to you is continue to put people before party and not party before people. don’t think negative but work harder.

  18. caks
    December 21, 2009

    It’s funny; we Dominicans imitate the Americans in almost everything they do. How comes we cannot do what they normally do post election? Congratulate the winner and put on a public display of unity! It does a lot for the opposition’s image!

  19. La.Plainian in Canada
    December 21, 2009

    Ha ha ha aha aha …La plaine people fool Ron Green big time s we all can see.The people has spoken so why even talk about taking the matter to court?Ron you have been in this constituency for about 15yrs trying your way to fame and yet you cant do it as you should so please take a back seat and lt the people work to build the place…..All i can do is smileand wait to see what the negative people have to say ……i dont see the loud mouth people posting any thing that i can read ,so where are you all now ?please come out lets reason out

  20. pepper supporter
    December 21, 2009

    all of them sayin “accept ur defeat”.d other candidat couldnt accept his at first nuh.y else would they recount until he won?

  21. noname
    December 21, 2009

    SHAME ON U RON.

    SAME SHAME SHAME

    how can u allow DLP to take your seat?

    what happen?

  22. December 21, 2009

    MR. GREEN YOU ARE A MAN OF INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND COMPASSION, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND KEEP DOING YOUR HONEST WORK EVEN FOR THE UNGRATEFUL DOMINICANS. THEY ASK FOR A KING AND THEY GOT THEIR KING BUT LATER DAYS WILL TELL. GOD DOES NOT LIKE TO BE MOCKED AND IMITATED.

    TO ALL THE HARD WORKING SUPPPORTERS OF THE UNITED WORKERS PARTY , TIE YOUR WAIST AND HOLD STRONG, WE WILL FEEL THE PAIN BUT TRUST ME THEY ARE GOING TO FEEL IT WORST THAN US.

    KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT MR. GREEN CAUSE THERE IS NO WAY EVIL CAN TRIUMPH OVER GOOD.

  23. How Come??
    December 21, 2009

    Mr. Ron Green,

    With all due respect, aren’t you scared?
    That Mr. Peter St. Jean can give you such a run?
    I mean, Even though there was no recount, don’t you think he gave you quite a challenge?
    Do you know what this means? That there are so many people against you and your party in your own constituency?

    If the Judge says that you are truly the winner, what are you going to do anyway? I CHARGE you, and your party, to challenge the labour party. Seeing that you want to hold on to your sit so much.

  24. Laplaine Man
    December 21, 2009

    Ron needs to humble himself and accept the wishes of the Laplaine people… He is accusing Peter of cheating by importing votes wen he did exactly the same thing…Talk about Hypocrisy!!! What about the rest of the constituency? They let their votes do the talking!! Peter really worked hard in the const. and His hard work paid off!!!

  25. sv
    December 21, 2009

    you all are pitiful fools

    because your party lost, the other side working for the devil and everything is evil
    you better be careful what you wish for

    personally the way i see it…what the hell have any of you done for your country, instead of criticizing labour, or freedom or even uwp, how many of you all can say you pick up a shovel on community day of service or any other day to try to build your community, offer suggestions to build Dominica

    instead you all always asking when the next jump up is, or if some day not a holiday.

    not one of you can say what make the labour party evil or workers for the devil, you hear one idiot say that and all of you repeating, because there really is no better argument you have….
    personally i did not favor skerrit before all this, but the emptiness of the attacks from the opposition and the vicious way their supporters responded turned me off, and actually made me like the guy

  26. fed up with ignorance
    December 20, 2009

    These Dominicans living in the diaspora especially the illegals in New York and New Jersey, If you don.t have anything positive to say, just keep your negative comments to yourselves. We need positive contributions on this site. People from all over the world read these comments, not just Dominicans., So stop your arrogance.

    I would like to Congratulate the prime minister and all those successful candidates. May God continue to shower you all and all Dominicans wuth his blessings, United we stand, now lets continue to move forward..

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Bless 2010.

  27. s.j
    December 20, 2009

    let the pm do what ever he want in the county and nobody talk no raise on salary take it ……you put him there, firemen dont have insurance take it because you all put him there……..but his carbnet is going to increase and more money for him ,and his ministers and the poor Dominicana will be boooooling. take it . ……………………….

  28. s.j
    December 20, 2009

    if it me that was in mr. Ron Green i would step down and leave Dominicans with there lieing lobour party

  29. Caramel
    December 20, 2009

    Such fools some of u are. The … u all put in power …hmmm . It coming my people the man date 666 hmm . Mr green ur my pm ur an honest man and i respect u may God deal wit u all my people . Lord protect us all.

  30. greenpeece 69
    December 20, 2009

    its outrageous to here the sort of comment made by dominicans living overseas before and after the election.
    only to find, the very same village or constuency that they were saying, has disappeared to the labour part, “oh boy what a night.” did that really happen! does uwp have to work to gain 8 seats for next election or just call it a political day. from mr. elroy…. u already know i dont care…………………lol

  31. DISGUSTED
    December 20, 2009

    I’M TIRED OF HEARING PPL SAY THE POPULATION HAS SPOKEN.WHAT POPULATION?DO THEY GO AND COUNT DOMINICANS OVERSEAS WHEN THEY’RE DOING THE CENSUS?LABOUR HAS PAID THEIR WAY TO THE GOVERNMENT BUT THE WORKERS PARTY IS STILL THE STRONGEST AND MOST ORGANISED PARTY IN DOMINICA.THE LABOUR PARTY COULDN’T EVEN COUNT ON RESEIDENT DOMINICA WHO PAY TAXES HERE AND FEELING THE GRINDS OF HARDSHIP HERE FOR A MANDATE THAT THEY HAD TO GO ON A WORLD TOUR BUYING DOMINICAN VOTES.THAT NONESENSE COULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED IN BARBADOS.BUT THEN AGAIN WE DOMINICANS WE THINK SMALL.I WILL NO LONGER LEND OUT MONEY TO ANY LABOURITE CUZ THINGS ARE GOOD IN THE COUNTRY BASED ON THEIR VOTES.SO ALL OF YOU HUNGRY BEGGING LABOURITE OUT THERE I HOPE YOU KEEP RUNNING TO SKERRIT.ELECTIONS ARE OVER NOW AND HE DOSN’T NEED YOUR VOTE FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEARS LETS SEE HOW MUCH MONEY HE WILL GO AROUND GIVING NOW.AS SOON AS THE HARDSHIP START I GET ON THE FIRST AVAILABLE FLIGHT AND LET YOU GUYS DROWN IN YOUR MISERY

  32. LABOURRRRRR---RRRRRRITE
    December 20, 2009

    my lady you should use your PHD to say……time for UNIFICATION. and not those words to continue on this approach Ron is taking…CHRISTMAS is near. they called for election PM announced it, they got it, PM himself call for unification instead of all this. elections are over time to UNITE as country lead under one body. and i dont need to know you have a phd (twice)

    anyways if i was in your position i would seek to bring peace. be a leader instead of a one sided visionary

  33. LABOURRRRRR---RRRRRRITE
    December 20, 2009

    TO MAX…..you damn rude and out of place. the same people in red you calling drunk and parro is the same people you will ask for fig and dasheen. all you people to kopawezon and vex when all you side doh win. is not one person that vote people in is a number of them
    and under our parro and drunkeness too, we all knew of George W. Bush and not George Bash ……your idiot without smelling alcohol.
    ……………………………..sa ki faschay, KWASHAY!!!! labour already win no matter what all you try………………………….
    election finish. now is the time for carrng and giving not bashing and back-biting
    i cannot stand some ignorant dominicans that just cannot live up to the real world.

  34. LABOURRRRRR---RRRRRRITE
    December 20, 2009

    but all people really getting on my last nerves, there had to be a re-count because the first one was preliminary the official one showed that DLP won the seat. why would i want to challenge that in court but just do a simple re count……as we all know borball is always done. however, i dont think that Pepper would demand such in a court case and all that. UWP people just dont know when to give up
    its one to win and one to lose. i mean come on now!! you were there before Laplain people can change thier mind where one or two more people can decide for pepper and DLP(meaning not because he under DLP). so give it a rest.. go to court and we’ll see who will win the case.
    THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN. RON GREEN THEY DIDN’T WANT YOU TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER.

    CHAPTER END BOOK CLOSE

  35. BIG MAN
    December 20, 2009

    ALL ALLU JACK HOLES THAT VOTED UWP ARE VERY WICKED TO ALLU SELF AND DOMINICA. ALLU REALLY NOT SEEING LIGHT ON WHAT THE PM DONE FOR DOMINCA AND ON HOW HE DEVELOPED THE CONTRY. DOMINICA WAS THE NUMBER ONE COUNTRY IN THE WHOLE OECS TO BE WELL DEVELOPED IN ECONOMICS AND ALL THAT AND ALLU WANT TO BRING THAT DOWN MAN COME ON MAN. I WAS ONCE A WORKERS, AND I SAW HOW IT WAS THATS WHY I TURED TO LABOUR. CONGRATS TO THE PM GO HEAD TAKE US TO THE NEXT LEVEL THANKS U FOR MAKEING US BE RECORGEDNIZED ON THE MAP OFD THE WORLD

  36. Sugar Puss
    December 20, 2009

    Ron go to court!!!!! we the ppl will back you up., Of all the 21 seats not one error in the others but this seat? after being declared the winner. The PM have a part to play in this. Remember that he said he will win the La Plaine seat? The root of all evil. Money talked in this election. Money fooled a lot of people. The after effects will show. Dominicans like hand outs too much.

  37. eyo
    December 20, 2009

    MAX AND JOHN U GUIYS I JUST DONT KNOW OH YEAH A**HOLES

  38. Shelli
    December 20, 2009

    Friday 18th December 2009 made it the 6th time that I have voted in general elections in Dominica.

    Historically, not one challenge in the courts of Dominica has ever succeeded after a general election!!!

    That speaks volumes for the honesty and integrity of the officers of the Electoral Office in Dominica.

    Politicians with huge egos always have difficulty with the final count and will stretch and abuse all privileges at their disposal simply to frustrate victory celebrations to their political opponent or challenger (for want of a decent word).

    A few cases in point will illustrate the behavior of the UWP candidates.

    In 1990 Norris Prevost contested against Dame Eugenia Charles and lost and was on television conceding defeat very early that night during the preliminary count.

    In 1995 Norris Prevost contested against Charles Savarin and lost by a decent margin. He Norris Prevost did not challenge Charles Savarin directly in the courts but a supporter of his challenged Charles Savarin in the Courts while he Norris Prevost sat comfortably as a Minister of Tourism, Ports and Employment!!!

    What was the reason? Simply to have frustrated Charles Savarin taking his seat in Parliament as an opposition member and denying him a salary for about three months since Charles Savarin did not take the Oath as a Member of Parliament.

    Norris Prevost did a similar dance in 2000 when he lost yet again to Charles Savarin by 5 votes. This time however he conceded defeat a lot earlier.

    In 2005 Edison James decided to challenge the Election results in the courts as well!!!!

    The real motive this time was to try and save his leadership position in the UWP and try and frustrate Julius Timothy from assuming leadership of the UWP immediately after the election defeat in 2005.

    Mr. James made the members of the UWP burden themselves with a loan in excess of EC$200,000.00 to challenge the election results of 2005 and they all – elected members of the UWP and Senators had to repay that loan and it is very likely that they have not completed that loan since election was called earlier. One can only hope that reason prevailed when they had monies for this last campaign that they paid off their old debts first!

    I am calling on all the elected members of the UWP and those chosen as Senators to be very careful with committing themselves to another loan repayment for legal fees – this time for Ron Green. There is no assurance that he Mr. Green will accept the Courts decision and will drag his cry to the Caribbean Court of Justice and the UK Final Court of Appeal.

    The truth of the matter from where I sit is that Ron Green will only accept Peter Pepper renouncing his victory and handing it over to he, Ron Green. Failure for Pepper to not renounce will see all types of frustrations thrown at him to prevent him from taking his Parliamentary seat even though the new leader of the Opposition Edison James will appoint him a Senator!!!

    Pride does go before a fall and this is only the beginning of protest action by the UWP. They will wear black arm bands on the first sitting of this new parliamentary session. They will have their supporters picket the House of Assembly. They will attend parliament and have the minute’s show that they were present and immediately walk out of parliament and take to the Caribbean News Media and local radio stations. We expect to see more files and e-mail correspondence circulated.

    We expect them to manufacture evidence of all kinds and continue to hold press conferences and the prominent members of the Diaspora to join forces with them and have their own internet radio station, internet news paper, and television stations.

    People must be very careful with the Diaspora members that will be enticing Dominicans at home to deposit funds with them overseas to have a Diaspora bank and other bogus schemes.

  39. Engras
    December 20, 2009

    But what is Ron embassasing himself for? This is not going to change the Government one only to give our Beloved PM one less person? bot Petter can still be appointed a Senator.Ron YOU should have won by a clkear majority as the Leader of the UWP.

  40. LMAO
    December 20, 2009

    LMFAO … “Bossman de judge in d court did not vote for you!!!!!”…..

    Ron needs to take his loss like a…….. damn, i can’t even think of a …… man, this guy needs to just go hybernate for a couple of years, resign and leave d/can politics to competent individuals… once again he is embarking on a fight that he WILL lose… REGARDLESS OF THE DECISION OF THE COOURTS!!! sheesh….

    PEACE!!!!!

  41. DA
    December 20, 2009

    JOHN GOD WILL DEAL WITH YOU TOO!!!

  42. Poosky
    December 20, 2009

    A lot of things happened for this election. Mr Green has every right to take this to court whatsoever the answer will be. I’m just hoping that this labor party will take Dominica forward during the next 5yrs and not in the latter end of them being in power. Mr Skerrit did give us a few promises like the salary thing in 100 days and custom duty fees and all that so I’m just waiting patiently. What goes around comes around.

  43. Concerned Dominican
    December 20, 2009

    GOD HAS SPOKEN AND THE PEOPLE LISTENED. HE SETS UP ONE AND BRINGS DOWN THE OTHER. THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION WAS BASED NOT ON THE VOTERS BUT BY GOD’S DIVINE INTERVENTION AND HE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR LOVELY COUNTRY. WHEN HE SEES IT FITTING HE WILL BRING DOWN THE LABOUR PARTY WHEN THEY DON’T DO THINGS THE WAY HE WANTS THEM TO. THEY LOVE EVERYONE, CARE FOR THE WIDOWS, THE SICK AND DYING AND THEY RESPECT THE YOUNG, THE OLD, THE RICH THE POOR!
    DOMINICANS IT IS TIME TO PUT ALL THE FIGHTING BEHIND US AND LET US BUILD DOMINICA. WE ARE ALL DOMINICANS. WE WILL ENYOY OR SUFFER TOGETHER.

    LOVE YOU PM AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU TROUGH ANOTHER 5 YEARS IN OFFICE.

  44. matthew st.Jean
    December 20, 2009

    Dominicans must be the the shallowest sets of creature on planet earth to vote the labour party so overwhelmingly- a government with a twisted model of so called development- a hand to mouth and dependency cultivated style of governance. Victory mind you is one day but the scars of you all ignorance will be for the next five year. I wish the the opposition would not go to to parliament and let the labour party be judge and jury.

    Wish u all the very best with al you leader annd i hope that the Red clinic will remain open.

  45. sweet
    December 20, 2009

    LA plaine you said it right… mark of the BEAST 666 18 ON THE 18TH

  46. Peace
    December 20, 2009

    Mr. Green, I am not a supporter of the United Workers Party, however if you want to go to the court, do so. I do hope that you will accept the decision of the court. I have alway admire you, however during the campaign period Mr James and Sanford, took all the spotlight, a pity………………………

  47. s.j
    December 20, 2009

    the people has spoken hard time is coming i hope they have save some of the money the p.m give them haa ha.

  48. Dominican lover
    December 20, 2009

    Mr. Green u are a son of the soil and to maintain your respect dont waste your finances on lawyers. all things work for good to them that love the Lord. It is not for your good to be part of the political process.
    You lost that seat because of Shirley Allan and her crew , they campaign valiently for Skerritt. All that negativity they was sprewing had the opposit effect.. Ron had u been a good parliamentary representative in the past 9yrs u would have walked that seat. It was obvious you failed the people of laplain so they told you.
    If there is any intelligence left in the opposition, they will learn from this experience. Stop trying to destabelise the government. Start developing an alternative strategy to help the country develope.
    Those of all u in America who think all u are better, than Dominicans, well stay where u are in America.
    The people have chosen. If you respect democracy, you will congratulate the PM and offer your services for the country. Stop trying to paint dominica in a negative light.
    Forward we are going as ONE People INDIVISIBLE. UNITY IS STRENGTH. No time for the distractors. Dominica we love. Skerrit we love Labour POwer untill Labour stop working.

  49. Sheldon Esprit
    December 20, 2009

    So the people to stupid too decide, OAS and Caricom Members too blind to see, Skerrit to bright and smart to be caught, so best you go to the courts cause really and truly you were not beaten 18 to 3. The courts will decide that this defeat was a figment of you imagination and you actually won ur seat….lol Ron Green ok now snap back into reality

  50. December 20, 2009

    God knew what would happen long before the 18th,he also knew that Run Green will not accept his defeat but i need to let Run know that he not getting any younger he needs to take it easy so that we can take care of him when he reaches 100 cause he still looks good for 69,so mr Run please accept your defeat with pride and just assist mr. st jean to help build laplain, peace out!

  51. Robert
    December 20, 2009

    OAS and Caricom Members were dere, are you mr green saying that they were part of the cheating to? Are you say that we the dominicans are incapable of making such a decision?

  52. LAKI
    December 20, 2009

    THIS ELECTION WAS TOTALLY EVIL

  53. LAKI
    December 20, 2009

    RON, I LOVE YOU. THEY DID YOU WRONG. YOU ARE THE TRUE WINNER

  54. john
    December 20, 2009

    Go ahead Skerrit . you did fight hard by buying the people. God will take care of you.

  55. spirit
    December 20, 2009

    to SAME DOMINICAN the uwp is known for not accepting the court’s decision we all know that

  56. pepper supporter
    December 20, 2009

    where there is a will there is a way.the truth shall be revealled.go get em mr.green!!

  57. spirit
    December 20, 2009

    every matter that the opposition has gone to court for they have lost starting with the bugging aligations against mamo, againts lorain bannis in castl bruce last election, matter against the speaker and so many more , so mr GREEN save that money and dont let lawyers eat your change.

  58. Max
    December 20, 2009

    In a democracy the courts as well as the media are integral parts of that system. So Mr. Green is doing the right thing by letting the courts decide. George Bash beat Al Gore in Florida and became the President of the U.S after the courts decided that Bush won. So to the jumping red dressed folks—-are you too drunk or ‘parro’to understand that?

  59. BABY PRINCESS
    December 20, 2009

    I agree the OAS and Caricom Members where there so y should Ron Green want to go to court with the matter the people has spoken so let it be please we are looking for betterment for the country and our young people. So let the Prime Minister and his Carbinet run our country until the next five years and if we the people dont see development for the next five years then we will know what to do after the next five years. GOD BLESS OUR PRIME MINISTER AND HIS NEWLY ELECT GOVERNMENT MAY GOD CONTINUE TO GUIDE AND PROTECT YOU ON UR HARD WORK.

  60. spirit
    December 20, 2009

    MR.GREEN as a concern dominican i am advising you to go take a rest from all that sleepless nights that you had through out the season. your defeat has very little to do with you but because of lenox ,groovy bat ,eddo and the rest of the blue bug crew. call it quit now and stay and play with your grand kids bro before your health take toll on you. please dont go colaspe in court . save your little finance you have left for your coffee and biscuit. peace mr green

  61. La Plaine Voter!
    December 20, 2009

    Ron spent the better part of the day with his lawyer, the lawyer for the DLP, Hon. Petter St.Jean and everbody else involved in the electoral process in the Constituency, going painstakingly through every balot! In typical Ron style he cannot take defeat like a man. What is he contesting?

    His voters not taking oath, yet he hustling every percieved labour party supporter to take an oath before voting?

    Or lying to the overseas voters about their rights to vote?

    Or intimidating these voters with fear of retribution by God knows whom?

    Or coercing (and untruthfully so) the La Plaine voters into thinking he could be the next PM?

    My advice to Ron still stands which is

    KINDLY TAKE THIS DEFEAT LIKE A MAN BECAUSE YOU WILL LOSE ON COURT AGAIN!

  62. sugar mama
    December 20, 2009

    god already win whyhis devil suporters doh let deh man at peace nuh

  63. sugar mama
    December 20, 2009

    god already win whyhis devil suporters doh let deh an e at peace

  64. old thing
    December 20, 2009

    green u can go to the US now.

  65. December 20, 2009

    That comment about Dominicans is totally not called for. In life we have to agree to disagre. On thing I will say though during election season many poeple slander each other stop speaking to each other but I tell you what if a disaster were to happen they will quickly unite to accomplish the job. And for saying that if you are dying of thirst and someone would not give you water based on your party colours, you are saying very lil about your fellow country men- shows how much you know about you country men. Something like that speaks for the persons character so check those you surround your self with. Am proud to be a Dominican I wave my flag with pride. D/can to de bone

  66. December 20, 2009

    There is always a way to ,,,,, the leader of the opposition has the right approach…challenge your disappointment in the courts…let the system give the final word on the process.

    I applaud the comments by the OAS and Caricom observers. Employing the right structures will save everyone from “spiritual damnation”. The focus can then shift to a high level of discourse on electoral reform outside of an election period.

    Our people at home are bright, intelligent and capable. They do not require “Diasporans” to direct their ways. You have a concern, if it cannot be resolved amicably (according to the scripture; since all concerned seem to follow Jesus) then the next best civilian option is the legal system.

    Allegations do not count. Platforms, purpose, direction and evidence counts.

    MORALITY and ETHICS is NOT about WHO is rigth but about WHAT is right.

    Anestine-Theophile-LaFond, Ph.D.

  67. Positive Vibes
    December 20, 2009

    Can we just move forward in developing our country. The campaign is over, the people have spoken, we need to unite once more and move our country forward. Geez!! On a different note, wishing all Dominicans a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!!!

  68. Same Dominican
    December 20, 2009

    Yes Shelli, it is true that its not the court that votes but the court is there for a reason. We do not know whats happend during that recount. None of us was there. So if the man felt that he wants justice, then he has the right to do so. Imagine u were accused for doing something that you know for sure u didnt do; only a few person witnessed. Dont u have the right to speak out and fight for your right. The man is doing just this. After the court decides, he just has to accept their descision; bt for now, he has the right to take it to court.

  69. mypoeple
    December 20, 2009

    COME ON RON GO HOME IN PEACE SOLONG MY BOY RON GREEN DON’T BE BLUE

  70. mypoeple
    December 20, 2009

    COME ON RON GO HOME IN PEACE SOLONG MY BOY RON GREEN DON4T BE BLUE

  71. mypoeple
    December 20, 2009

    COME ON RON GO HOME IN PEACE SOLONG MY BOY

  72. Ariel Graham
    December 20, 2009

    Tall is her body, your comment is not justified here, except if you are alluding to other incidents. Nothing that was said above fits your description of our people in Dominica. Dominicans are still a loving people and many of us if not all will give a glass of water and more to people who support parties which are different to ours. I am certainly one of them.

    On another note Ron Green should not be so stubborn. It was he who told a reporter after the first set pf votes had been counted, that nothing is final until tomorrow, so he knew things could change for anyone after the recount.

    Let’s build our people and country, not break them down.

  73. Ariel Graham
    December 20, 2009

    Tall is her body, your comment is not justified here, except if you are alluding to other incidents. Nothing that was said above fits the description of our people in Dominica. Dominicans are still a loving people and I will

  74. laplaine
    December 20, 2009

    666

    18 on the 18th

  75. observer
    December 20, 2009

    It is really a shame that the leader of a party has to let the courts decide his political fate.

    Ron should have won that seat with his eyes close. After all he has been member of parliament in the area for over a decade and to make it worse his challenger was a newcomer.

    Is the UWP heading to the political graveyard like the DFP?

  76. Tall is her body
    December 20, 2009

    My God Dominicas, are u people telling me for politics you are ready to kill to next door neighbor. Listen to your selves people. Two wrong does not make a right. WHAT ARE WE TEACHING OUR CHILDREN? Yes we have to fight for what we believe in but in a proper manner to conduct our selves with respect. What a labourite or a UWPrite right telling me now if I come by you with a party colour dying of thirst I may not get a glass of water to drink. Is that what am really reading here?

  77. Shelli
    December 20, 2009

    Bossman de judge in d court did not vote for you!!!!!

    D same way you did accept d judgement of d presiding officer on Friday is d same way u should accept his /her judgement on Saturday. You had OAS and Caricom members observing d election and u still not satisfy?

    Right now is your ego that ruling your mind big time. Pride does go before a fall!!!!

  78. BLACKLIST
    December 20, 2009

    CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN TO THE LABOUR PARTY FOR WINING SO SO SO SO BIG,,,

    ………………………………………….CONGRATULATION………………………………………………………………..

    ………………………………….THE PEOPLE HAS SPOKEN……………………………………………………

    NUFF SAID

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