UWP plans “peaceful demonstration” at Douglas-Charles Airport

Linton said the demonstration is going to be peaceful
Linton said the demonstration is going to be peaceful

Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, has told supporters to head to Douglas-Charles airport on Wednesday afternoon for what he described as a peaceful demonstration to protect democracy.

He also called on the police to exercise restrain during the demonstration.

“Tell the police to hold their guns because there will be no need and no reason for them to shoot anybody,” Linton said on privately-owned Q95 on Monday morning.

Linton first made the call for the demonstration at a rally in St. Joseph on Sunday evening.

“Let me explain to you what is going on,” he said. “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.”

It is alleged that a number of overseas voters will be coming to Dominica on Wednesday on a chartered aircraft to cast their ballots in the December 8 poll.

“We have people coming in we, are going to welcome them, we have some things to talk to them about we have some exchanges we are going to have, we are going to Melville Hall on Wednesday afternoon,” Linton said.

He said on Q95 on Monday morning that the demonstration is going to be peaceful.

“It is not intended to stir up any strife, it is not intended to provoke anybody, it is one of those simple demonstration of protest of disatisfaction with something that is wrong in our democracy which those who are responsible for dealing with have ignored,” he said.

A photo of the police camp at the fire station in Melville Hall
A photo of the police camp at the fire station in Melville Hall

Meanwhile Dominica News Online understands that the police have over the past few days been camping near the airport.

In an audio recording obtained by DNO, police chief Daniel Carbon, was heard telling police officers that “no political affiliation or conviction” should prevent them “providing security.”

He went on to say that the police force is the only institution of the state “that is entitled to used deadly force justifiably.”

“In any Caribbean country or the world would sit down for political reasons, or lack thereof, and allow any aircraft coming in and crash because it had diesel on the runway …” he said.

There have been rumors that diesel will be placed on the airport runway to prevent aircraft with overseas voters from landing at the airport. The police have not publicly said whether these rumors were justifiable threats. Several calls to the police PRO, acting superintendent Claude Weekes, went unanswered on Monday.

Linton said as the leader of the UWP, he is a peaceful man who “have absolutely no intentions of leading anyone of our citizens into harm’s way.”

“I expect he police to respect that,” he said.

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128 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    December 2, 2014

    And it gets worse because according to the same Elections Act 2:01 0f 1990 there are some interesting revelations (PAR T 55-64) as to what constitutes BRIBERY!!!!
    Let’s have an except…..
    “56. Definition of treating. The following persons shall be deemed guilty of treating within the meaning of this Act:
    1. every person who corruptly, by himself or by any other person, either before, during, or after an election, directly or indirectly, gives, or provides or pays wholly or in part the expenses of giving or providing any food, drink, entertainment, or provision to or for any person, for the purpose of corruptly influencing that person, or any other person, to vote or to refrain from voting at the election, or on account of that person or any other person having voted or refrained from voting at the election;”
    Can we now put the chords together and sing the Sanky!!!!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.dominica.gov.dm/laws/chapters/chap2-01.pdf

  2. Anonymous
    December 2, 2014

    The Registration of Electors Act, Chap. 2:03 (1990 Revised Laws of Dominica) is correct and I have been wrong all the while…. I have been focusing on the wrong angle of discuss. Reading through the law, EXCLUSIVE emphasis is placed on the REGISTRATION process i.e. ….”.. it allows for the registration, as electors, of citizens of the Commonwealth of Dominica of the age of 18 years and over, as well as persons who are citizens of any Commonwealth country who have been resident in Dominica for a period of 12 months prior to the qualifying registration date”… Again the EXCLUSIVE emphasis on REGISTRATION. It further states that “in respect of each of these categories, the person concerned must have been resident in the polling district in which he intends to register for a period of at least three (3) months prior to the date of REGISTRATION.
    Now the issue… once you REGISTERED you are a registered voter… the issue of living abroad for more than 5 years is another issue to be dealt with accordingly!!! But our problem right now is that once your name on the voters list it’s there. Now some might be wicked and lawless and unpatriotic enough to know that they have lived abroad for more than 5 years and still come and vote because their name on the list… that’s our problem currently. Another reason for CHANGE in thee law to reflect our reality!!!!!!

  3. December 2, 2014

    Why are people so paranoid about a DEMONSTRATION called for by the UWP leader? and why are they so transfixed on a statement which the Chief of Police is purported to have made to members of the CDPF. It was the former learned DPP Mr Gene Pestiana who concluded in a press statement that after careful consideration and the respect for LAW that citizens of Dominica have a RIGHT TO PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION. I am confident that the Chief of Police in addressing his men must have reminded them as to the protocol on the use of DEADLY FORCE. While i was not privileged to have heard his address in its entirety i would not hesitate to comment that it is not only the police who have a right to use deadly force under our laws and constitution. Any citizen in the protection of his life and property is entitled to the use of deadly force; and even in the protection of the life of other persons. It is so dumb and stupid of persons to think that if there is a demonstration at or near Melville Hall that planes will crash. What is more real is that the Airport will be shut down and no planes will land since the Airlines operating within the area will have been informed. There have been violent demonstrations in Dominica before (none organized by the UWP) least we forget; and i don’t recall the Police shooting any unarmed demonstrators. If members of society are dissatisfied with the governance of the their country the right to demonstrate that fact; “IS A RIGHT NOT A PRIVILEGE”

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 3, 2014

      Gabriel St. Jean

      Your memory has to be failing you. Was the Timothy guy who died outside government headquarters in 1979 and the others who got shot in various parts of their bodies armed? Maybe you are right if we have to split hairs, it wasn’t the police who shot them, it was the defence force.

      I cannot for the life of me understand how you people can be looking for justification to support the lack of judgement in this call for hundreds of people to converge on an airport, with mainly restricted areas and to confront other Dominicans who are coming in to Dominica, their home and about whom the would-be demonstrators have a pre-determined view that they are breaking the law. Remember the call was to go there to protect our democracy, so there is no way that Mr. Linton or anyone else could determine that the demonstration would be peaceful. Additionally, there were threats in other quarters to put diesel on the runway to prevent planes from landing.

      Furthermore, just weeks ago, the same UWP was raising the alarm about a state- organised function which would have been expected to be orderly and supported by necessary security measures at the same airport because of the anticipated crowds attending the function. The UWP even went as far as to say that the now highway style Paygua road would have been hazardous for people travelling to the function. You are now trying to criticise the police for being concerned and taking pre-emptive action to avert what could have been mayhem if one thinks ciritically and logistically of what could have been?

      That’s the problem with you people. You hurl all sorts of insults at the supporters of the Labour party for sticking with their leader no matter what dirt is thrown at him, but you come now in a worse fashion, rather than advising your leader against an irresponsible and ill-advised call which is now a pattern of behaviour for him you want to take the country’s security forces to task because they took him seriously? I just wish you all would remember that you are asking people to move away from one party to another but people can only do that based on the evidence before them of sound and wise decision-making; rational thinking under pressure and judicial use of power and influence from the one you are asking them to change to!

      So Mr. St. Jean, this is bigger than liking or hating Mr. Skerrit or Mr. Linton. it is about entrusting Dominica to someone or some people who you think might be better for Dominica’s development at this time based on their behaviour, pronouncements, plans and decision-making.

  4. The Facts
    December 2, 2014

    Things are heating up too much in D/ca as Election Day is approaching. Well, Linton is a desperate man. Is that what they planned to do, to throw diesel on the airport runway? This would injure and kill D/can visitors. Is that what D/ca has come to under the UWP leadership of Linton? This smacks of dictatorship and communism. Is it any wonder that it was said the police would be out there in full force and utilize its power accordingly?
    Dominicans abroad are also taking note. You want to be the leader of Dominica? I think your goose is cooked.

  5. Francisco Telemaque
    December 2, 2014

    Barbara Saunder: I know people who knows you, and unless you are an impersonator, using someone’s name, I have been informed that you are nothing; you are beneath me, so watch young before you bite it off, and that’s all I have to say to, you are zero, nada, zilch, nothing!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Francisco Telemaque
      December 2, 2014

      I meant watch your tongue before you bite it off!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  6. AdultED
    December 1, 2014

    Interestingly at the the time Lennox made this venomous statement he never once used the word peaceful demonstration! He did so after being called out by Matt of Q95fm to clarify his statement! The damage has already been done as some as interpreted what he said as time to do what ever they deem necessary to stop people from voting! The laws of voting is straight forward and UWP has violated the code of misinforming and misleading its supports to making them believe it is illegal for people from the diaspora to vote! Some UWP supports have made some very disturbing statements inciting violence and the leader of the UWP and radio and Matt said nothing to deter them! In fact their responses were thanks for calling! While I do think people have a right to peaceful demonstration the airport is not the place for that given the danger posed to landing aircrafts and people on the ground!

  7. My View
    December 1, 2014

    Why don’t you come down here to live if you love the country so much???

  8. Voter
    December 1, 2014

    I will not cast my vote for DLP. They have put Dominica in too much legal problems. 3 terms are enough for any party to demonstrate their potentials.

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      You are not fair. You do not utilize common sense. Do you have any?
      Who caused these legal problems? Who commenced it? Blame it on them.

    • A Doubting Thomas
      December 2, 2014

      Who put DLP in legal problems? First find out which country or persons Dominica has legal problems with and the truth will be revealed.

  9. Overseas
    December 1, 2014

    To all the Dominicans who intend to go to vote on Dec 8, if you know that you are not eligible to vote in Da , please do not go. Because you know well that you will not be able to break the law in the land you are now calling home.!

  10. Just Observing
    December 1, 2014

    DNO, you heard Mr. Linton asked his supporters to come in their numbers to Melville Hall Airport. He asked his people to come so that they can “speak” to the returning Dominicans. Tell me what kind of meeting is this. If you have 20,000 people, well agitated, well programmed by Brian, Lennox and Edison, you know hat can happen? What about those people who have been planning to come for Christmas, a family funeral, family or personal business? Will they be part of the meeting? Can you imagine diesel on the tarmac? From where it came no one knows?

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      What you think is Skerrit that there nah? Stupes! Go look in your own backyard.

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Who wants to be at a meeting to listen to propaganda when they have flown many kilometers all day from their place of origin to Dominica? Did Lennox consider that they would be extremely tired and hungry at that time and eager to arrive at their destination? It is a good thing that demonstration was called off and for good reasons. The last thing I would want after traveling from so far away is to stand up and listen to someone talk about election and his false concern. He would not get my attention.

  11. Massacre
    December 1, 2014

    The thing with those people who are adamant about coming down to vote, is that they would not have come if they had to pay from their pockets, and if Skerritt had enough local support. So it is clear that the legal number of registered voters in Dominica do not want DLP to rule them for 4 terms .
    So I call on all of the overseas people to leave us decide for oursleves who we want to represent us. Because where ever you all are, your hospitals, schools, recreational facilities , employment situation, manufacturing sector and economic independence are all doing well. Unlike in Da , where none of the above are doing well.
    So leave us a lone to change things around for us!!

  12. Kalinago
    December 1, 2014

    In times past, people used to refer to Vieille Case as the village “behind God’s back” because of its distance from “civilization.” From that little village “behind God’s back” God turned around and chose a little man named Edward Oliver LeBlanc to lead his people and he did well! No political party can argue that. The tides changed and many came and left. The leaders turned their backs on God and became corrupt over time. Many people followed. Some prayed for deliverance. Once again, God turned around and picked another person from that little village of Vieille Case and under the mentorship of E.O. LeBlanc, Rosie Douglas and Pierre Charles have managed to do well for this country, yet some people don’t see the good and just complain and criticize! Does anyone believe that it is pure COINCIDENCE that two of Dominica’s best leaders were chosen from the same village “behind God’s back” to lead this country?
    Don’t be ungrateful people. When God’s people had been enslaved in Egypt, they wanted to be free. God lead them out of Egypt yet when they arrived in the desert, despite God providing Manna from the sky, they began to complain about eating Manna on a daily basis, even disobeying God who told them gather only what they needed for the day and do not store any leftovers. The Israelites wanted to return to Egypt, the SAME place where they were delivered from! God got angry and put them through the trial of gazing upon a rubber serpent on a raised cross in order to be pardoned before He would let them move on. Dominicans, please do not act like the Israelites and halt our progress! God is needed to lead and direct this land and anyone who says otherwise should be rebuked!

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      Puzzled!

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      And you, how have you been pleasing God? Have you been doing this perfectly?

    • December 2, 2014

      “You are rebuked “.

    • Real Kalinago
      December 2, 2014

      When a Kalinago speak like that no wonder it is said that they pushed us out of Roseau for some rum. No wonder every election they can come fool us with galvanize, pelau and some change to buy more rum..
      Identify one meaningful progress. My people are still unemployed and still the poorest in Dominica. My people are vulnerable and waits on handouts. No wonder the labour party can come up here and fool the people each time!!

  13. Too Hard Too Long
    December 1, 2014

    For the first time since I registered to vote many years ago, I will NOT be voting.

  14. Coming on Wednesday
    December 1, 2014

    I will be coming in Wednesday. But the whole joke is the last election that same side offered me a ticket for me to vote up in the East, so what is that now – hanging on a straw. We must stop that – looking for all kind of issues to fool the people in the event the vote eh go our way. Shame!

    God will deliver His people he does not like liars, cheaters and people who create confusion. Remember that. Do not put unnecessary problems you cannot handle. All those giving advise will remove themselves and stay away from the problem.

    There is no universal legal definition of hate speech. In general, it is communication used to intentionally harm any identifiable It is against God’s Law to use words to designed to incite hate, violence, and/or prejudicial action.

    The Bible says that Christians are called to peace (Matthew 5:9;1 Corinthians 7:15). We absolutely should not try to rile up hate or violence in or toward a people group. “Prejudicial action,” however, is an ill-defined slippery slope. If the choice is between absolute liberty and God’s standards, we should follow God’s standards.

    It is wrong to use words to incite others to hate, but it is also wrong to allow prevent people the freedom of expressing their democratic rights.

    Romans 12:18says, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” While we should not seek to be offensive, our priority is to the truth. Living our faith should be done sensitively without compromising fact or biblical truth.

    The Bible is clear that Christians should love their neighbors (Matthew 22:37-40), not speak about or to them hatefully. Where the problem comes in is with society’s definition of “hate.” We are to be respectful, forgiving, and peaceable, but we are also to speak the truth. The most hateful speech a Christian can indulge in is speech that pushes another farther from God’s truth and love.

    This leads us to the other side of the coin. It is inevitable in this fallen world that those who reject God will communicate that rejection in ways that disparage His followers. Jesus told us to expect persecution (2 Timothy 3:12), that it is a sign that we are His followers (John 15:18-19). But He also gave us an example as to how we should respond: “When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly” (1 Peter 2:23). Likewise, Jesus told us that if someone insults us, we should respond mildly and without offense (Matthew 5:38-39).

    And the Bible tells us why: “And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will” (2 Timothy 2:24-26). Every word we speak and every reaction we give to the words spoken to us should be measured against this goal: to lead others to the knowledge of the truth.

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      Do you know what would make Dominica better? Quote those same scriptures to your party leader and all those you support.

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Send Linton a Bible and mark those areas you especially quoted.

    • December 2, 2014

      “You are rebuked “.

    • December 2, 2014

      How about Romans 12:
      Provide things honest in the eyes of all men.

  15. Doc. Love
    December 1, 2014

    Many Dominicans are asking Mr. Carbon to bring both political leaders together in order to find a solution in terms of the present situation. I don’t want to sound pessimistic, Skeritt doesn’t appear to have any respect for Carbon, therefore , it would be an embarrassment for Carbon to ask Skeritt to have any meeting with him. At this point in time, maybe, the President, Mr. Charles Savarin, or the Roman Catholic Bishop could come up with a formula in order to bring these two leaders together in the same room at the same time.

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Why should the PM agree to this meeting? What good would that do and prove? It is Lennox who planned the demonstration.
      Maybe the leaders should write them. We or the majority of D/cans are aware that Lennox hates the PM.

  16. December 1, 2014

    Mr.Linton. ..you’re trying take freedom of rights from me, I left Dominica 1998 your party was in power for betterment for me and my family, I own property in Dominica and also savings , Dominica is my future retirement I come home every year when I’m in Dominica I spent 100 of dollars so to me I contributing Dominica’s economy, Dominica is a democratic country even in the U S it doesn’t matter how long you stay away from the U S once you name registered you have right to vote, and there’s absentee ballot but this is not in place for Dominica’s voters overseas the only option we have is to travel home, so why you wants to create problems in our country.

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      Are you paying your ticket to Dominica?

    • December 1, 2014

      To DAHMAN.

      Hello and good evening my people. Well I can’t see why it’s so important for you to go to Dominica and vote when you don’t have to live with the consequences regardless of which party you vote for. Our citizens who reside in Dominica should be the ones to pick which party they want to represent them. Anyway wherever you reside is it okay for outsiders to come and vote and pick your Mayor of governor?

    • Son of the Soil
      December 2, 2014

      Do you understand that as a citizen of the USA you cannot vote in another country. It can be argued that the Jews go back to Israel to vote, but let the State Department learn of Dominicans doing the same, the result would be quite different.

  17. Right Thinking
    December 1, 2014

    I will be coming in Wednesday. But the whole joke is the last election that same side offered me a ticket for me to vote up in the East, so what is that now – hanging on a straw. We must stop that – looking for all kind of issues to fool the people in the event the vote eh go our way. Shame!

    God will deliver His people he does not like liars, cheaters and people who create confusion. Remember that. Do not put unnecessary problems you cannot handle. All those giving advise will remove themselves and stay away from the problem.

  18. Nevevson st jean
    December 1, 2014

    Mr .Carbon as an ex police officer i again say u are a failure as police chief from 2000 miles away i kniw there is tention in the country .After parliament was desolved u should havd called both party l.eaders and discuss thi situation . but u are u have no idea where is up or down. Are u going to order the police to shoot unarmed people on the runway.

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      That why I know Lennox is a good leader,
      Because he loves his country.
      That is enough.

    • Barbara Saunders
      December 1, 2014

      Mr. St. Jean Sir,

      I believe that there was a news report some time ago that the police met with both parties, that is why the UWP cancelled an event they were going to have on the same day as one planned by the Labour Party, don’t remember which one it was.

      What would people be doing on the runway and how would they get there? It seems to me that if they would be able to get on to the runway given all the restricted areas at the airport, they couldn’t be unarmed. Stop encouraging wrong-doing sir and ask your friends to follow the Dominican law outlining the procedures for raising objections to have people’s names removed from the electoral list. Stop this paranoia. Have you ever heard of any other nationals wanting to hold a demonstration at their airport? In my view, only God Almighty can predict that a demonstration will be peaceful, particularly when people are fighting a cause that they are not even well informed about. I hope no one is attempting to take the place of God! From where I sit and from what I see and hear, that seems to be the only thing left to do!

  19. December 1, 2014

    I really do not understand you all. We are born Dominicans even though we do not live in Dominica. We are Dominicans to come down for carnival, creole festival or what ever going on in Dominica. We are registered voters. We are not illegal voters. We have a duty to our country. Americans vote anywhere they are when election is called, No one can stop me and I am coming down on Friday to cast my vote on Monday and I am going back on Tuesday. All the blues you all will burst on Tuesday.
    Long live Labour power.

    • Goodwill
      December 1, 2014

      It is the Constitution that is saying that the Electorial Commission must remove the name of any registered voter who have lived out side of Domincia for more than 5 years without returning during these years. So don’t hold the UWP responsible for trying to enforce what the EC and the Police have clearly failed to do.
      All citizens who are concerned about good governace should be at the airport to make sure that overseas people and Skerrit don’t rob the elections again.
      I am so sick and fed-up with this injustice in my country.

      • Barbara Saunders
        December 2, 2014

        Goodwill

        Please cite the section of the Constitution which says that. It is ill-informed statements such as yours causing all the confusion. it seems that even some leaders do not do the research and just spill out all kinds of personal opinions passing them off as law, and some blindly follow and repeat what they hear.

    • may
      December 1, 2014

      I bet if you had to take the money from your pockets to pay for the ticket you would not come. You are accepting bribes and the last time I checked this is illegal in Dominica.

    • December 1, 2014

      you are so stupid that is why portsmouth is like that dominica have laws monkey.

    • amy
      December 1, 2014

      If you love dominica why do you vote and then run away? If it’s so good why don’t you stay where you cast your vote

    • LAPLEE
      December 1, 2014

      @Portsmouth and proud. No one is preventing anyone from voting. The law is what we have to abide to. Dominica has laws and we should follow them period. I do not support anyone to vote for any political party if they are breaking the law.

  20. YungMusician
    December 1, 2014

    Wasn’t Edison James complaining about public safety ,when they were renaming the airport? So what is he saying now?

    • Lapo Layza
      December 1, 2014

      Yes YungMusician you have made an extremely good observation. You see that is the kind of double standards these people preach. They speak with forked tongues. They do those things in an attempt to be seen or perceived as heroes or great leaders. I will say it again. These people will do anything to gain control of the country regardless of who gets hurt in the process. Then as is customary they will turn around and blame other people. They never take responsibility for their actions.

    • hmmmmmmmmmm
      December 1, 2014

      my same sentiment from the time i heard him. i was like “IS THIS DE SAME L E N N O X L I N T O N! that went to the media with Mr. james to oppose a peaceful re-naming of the airport. one which i realise he even refuse to pronounce. quote “we are going to MELVILLE HALL to “OUR AIRPORT” ” he cant even call the name of the airport, one who is seeking to be the Prime Minister of our island. was i the only one who observed this?

  21. Informant
    December 1, 2014

    Who does Linton feel he is fooling? All parties do this. I was studying in Trinidad and I witnessed 16 and then later 5 tickets for Dominicans who were supporting the UWP while one Dominican on campus was struggling but he would not receive assistance because he voted along with his family for the DFP. Dominicans on other campus reported to say.

    We have been well informed of an office in New Jersey and a former UWP rep. in St. Marteen who has been handing out tickets for people to come down to vote. This makes no sense.

    • amy
      December 1, 2014

      Get your facts straight, stop repeating what you hear

      • Babylove
        December 1, 2014

        Amy, this is not repeating what people say. It is the truth. Tell UWP stop being of double standard. Rule for one rule for all….. if it is not good for the gander it should nt be good for the goose.

  22. December 1, 2014

    I believe that a peaceful protest is the best way to bring attention to this most troubling issue of bribery and illegal votes. It is because of a lack of protest in the past why Mr. Skerrit and his operatives believe that they can continue this illegal practice indefinitely without fear of regional or international media coverage or condemnation. This peaceful protest will bring to light the severe ills challenging the democratic process here in Dominica. If Mr. Skerrit chooses to influence or direct the Police to commit any act(s) of violence against the very Citizens whom they are sworn to serve and protect it will create a serious backlash as attention will be drawn to this issue all around the world. Roosevelt Skerrit’s close ties with numerous Communist Regimes does not help his cause here. If Mr. Skerrit does not want to look like the next Ghaddafi his best option will be to allow the peaceful protest to take place and to count on the illegal voters’ greed and lack of moral and ethical conscience to still deliver him a victory on the 8th. For aside from bringing attention to the issue, this protest may still not stop these illegal voters coming in from making sure they give Roosevelt Skerrit his money’s worth. The only bad part about that, for Mr. Skerrit, is that it still may not be enough!

  23. Disgusting
    December 1, 2014

    So in all of this, NO one sees it fit to call the Electoral Commission to task. Everyone is taking pit shots at Lennox or Skerrit like its their duty to clean the list or arrest those who bribe. Why aren’t we marching in front of the electoral commission’s office demanding that they do their jobs!

    Those of you who support Skerritt can only claim that the UWP did this before. So by that measure, all manner of sin and criminality should be repeated in our nation! Now is the time for Dominicans to stand up again and demand that their laws are followed and aren’t just their to “pretend” like we are a democratic nation. The mere fact that so many people are willing to break the law just shows you the true fabric of our nation. Come Sunday everyone will head back to church and act like they are God-fearing people! Hypocrites!

    • The Facts
      December 2, 2014

      Join the group you call hypocrites in Church. Another one will not make a difference. God needs you too, to pay him homage. He will perfect you.

  24. UWP SUPPORTER
    December 1, 2014

    Lennox i support you but going to melville hall not making sense to me.That stands for unnecessary problems.we dont need that now.

  25. December 1, 2014

    stupesssssssssss , Any Dominican that can afford to go down and vote, more power to them, that have absolutely nothing to do with Lennox and the rest of the click. wear your RED

  26. jomo
    December 1, 2014

    I am going to DA to vote, stop me mr LINTON, stop me.

    • On my own
      December 1, 2014

      The question is are you paying your own ticket. When last were you in Dominica. Just asking.

    • VIP
      December 1, 2014

      Why come down to vote? Doesnt matter who you vote for, you not in the “Guay-ay” with us. you going back to wherever you come from after.
      I dont get it.

  27. khaki
    December 1, 2014

    All I would like to say is this. ” Dominicans are just what the name of the Island depicts. Dumb

  28. kingman
    December 1, 2014

    this is where and why leadership matters and is everything. this is an irresponsible and dangerous position to take. Lennox is just not ready.

  29. LAPLEE
    December 1, 2014

    correction. “their support”

  30. LAPLEE
    December 1, 2014

    MR. Linton, please reconsider. I support your party but I do not support that decision. In my estimation, most of the seats will go for U.W.P. Things are going well and people are changing there support from the dlp to the uwp. Frankly I don’t see the sense in that.

  31. dominican to the bon
    December 1, 2014

    when u see i enter that airport that, mr. Lennox Linton better doh come in my face and tell me anything. and by the way, Who is Lennox Linton again?

  32. eyes open wide
    December 1, 2014

    home is always home Linton ,i live over seas and my heart is always home, any time i have vacation u find me in Dominica and u sure wont stop me from coming home to vote because is desperate men like u am coming down to vote out ,landing Wednesday at 2.45pm see u there :-P

  33. Gulfstream
    December 1, 2014

    I’m not surprised..Lennox is just showing his true colours..madness gone wild. The man needs some serious evaluation. This power stuff has gone to his head now he’s going loko.

  34. December 1, 2014

    stupesssss…its time for December 8th to come cause i tired hear and read nonsense from mr….wat u need to do linton is after election go try to do a few CXC subjects and stop spewing crap

  35. December 1, 2014

    Leno, thanks for the ticket, some of us Salisbury and Roseau will also be arriving in Canifield. Yes my people we have also receive our ticket from the VI. I will take your free ride and vote my party. Linton the man in St. Thomas from Grand-bay has called, thanks I will vote Labor. While you are calling for violence Skerro is giving gospel concert. While you are calling for protest your VI people are coming through Cane-field. What a Bless man is Skerro

  36. ghettoman
    December 1, 2014

    Boy dem man not easy.UWP will do anything to get in power. .this is just another tactic. I know alot of UWP supporters who is coming down to vote..I hope Linton also have a conversation with dem…so unfair.

  37. December 1, 2014

    Never in the history of Dominica have I seen or hear of such atrocious behavior and from a person who wants run the island. Uncle Jim Jones Linton, Are you for real.? I know you might have followers, but I don;t think they could be that fu, fu, like you. To every action there is a reaction. Now laborites please come out in big and heavy numbers to greet us. Yes Leno Jones, we will not be intimated. You should be arrested for obstructing traffic and unlawful gathering. This man is calling for blood as he previously stated. Thanks PM for the gospel concert. We will be delivered from the Unity of Wicked People.

    • 8
      December 1, 2014

      holy ghost fire will burn them and there ole thoughts and some domincans stand with them ..like the african would say wonders shall never ends

    • Mary
      December 1, 2014

      Please, stop this foolish talking.
      Why are you all bent on coming home to vote and returning after?
      Stay to enjoy Skerrit’s win and another 5 year term.
      Please people have some more common sense, we are all Dominicans.
      Stop letting Skerrit and his people influence you all in hating each other. When all is said and done you may just need the help of a UWP or DLP. Skerrit and his goones are all set for life with riches and you begging for a ticket. Do you not see something wrong with this picture

  38. Taking Notes
    December 1, 2014

    I don’t see the point of all this. What are you trying to gain from this? That is a position of defeat. Use your time more effectively and efficiently, knowing that the day of election is near. Use your time to get your message and vision for the country across.

  39. December 1, 2014

    The issue here is a simple one. It is not about the Labor Party facilitating the travel of any or all Constitutionally eligible voters to return home to cast their ballots. Rather, it is about facilitating the travel of ILLEGAL voters plus the provision of spending cash for voters to cast their ballots (most of which are illegal under Dominican Law) for a SPECIFIC Political Party. In this case the Dominica Labor Party.
    This issue involves two components. 1, Enticing voters ANYWHERE to vote for your party with offers of money, gifts, personal promises and expenses paid is an act of BRIBERY! This is not only unlawful but it is inherently wrong in any Democracy. 2, Promoting or facilitating ANYONE in committing an act which is illegal under the current laws of the land is a CRIME!!!! If under the law one is not eligible to vote due to residency requirements, he/she would be committing a crime to knowingly cast a ballot.
    The United Workers Party, Team Dominica is not against legal voters in the diaspora exercising their legal right to vote. They are concerned about Diaspora Dominicans being bribed and facilitated to commit an illegal act in an effort to tip the elections in a direction that is not favorable to a majority of the Dominicans here at home. It is basic common sense that these Diaspora Dominicans are not the ones that will face the impact of their votes.
    It is, therefore, essentially important that patriotic Dominicans who want to see a fair and just election this year come out in their numbers to speak out and stand up against any attempts to circumvent and frustrate the will of the majority. Dominica is a democratic nation and WE THE PEOPLE must insure that it remains that way. Thank You. God Bless You and God Bless Dominica!!!!

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      Lets debate,
      1. Only people eligible to vote can vote that is one must be registered. Therefore registered voters are not illegal.
      2. The debate is about transporting people so that they can vote. Both parties are transporting potential voters for the election.
      3. Bribery is illegal for any one and there is no evidence of bribery that can be proved to
      4. What right does the UWP have to call people who wish to return home to vote criminals? We even use non Dominicans to represent us at the winter olympics and we use children of Dominicans to represent us in sports. These people are not even born in Dominica.
      5. It is shameful that the UWP transports voters and calls them criminals if they are supposedly government supporters.

  40. Oh Please!
    December 1, 2014

    And Lennox you expect me to vote for you? Garson ou fou….. The UWP has its overseas supporters coming in this week to vote as well so what is your point? Is it because you are not able to bring in as many voters as you would like? Your name now has a bitter taste in my mouth and I pray that you would lose the Marigot seat miserably because you are not fit to come no where close to the office of prime minister not opposition leader.

  41. Francisco Telemaque
    December 1, 2014

    “If indeed Carbon made that remark, he is a damn fool, they only way diesel may prevent an aircraft from landing, is if the fuel is on fire on the Runway!”

    Which is more slippery, diesel or ice?

    Ice is much more slippery: I walked on ice that I could see, and also black ice that I could not see, I slipped on both and fell. On the island of Antigua, when I was a kid, at 18 years old, I drove a Shell Oil Tank wagon, taking diesel to two separate power plants; sometimes accidentally, lots of diesel would spill all over and run on the ground: I walked in plenty of diesel, never once I slipped and fell.

    The only damage the diesel caused was the damage to the soul of my shoe, and that was not due to a one time spill, I walked in diesel practically everyday! Aircraft land on ice, the tyres they utilize affords them the ability to land when it snows. Diesel is a heavy liquid, and I do not know that even running diesel would stop an aircraft running through it.

    If he said a potential for a fire exists, I would say maybe! Nevertheless if he made such a statement, that is nothing more than fantasizing garbage! I would worry if he said gasoline, because gasoline is very light, and it emits a fume, which when come into contact with an open flame or fire, it will ignite, diesel does not ignite that simple!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Made In Dominica
      December 1, 2014

      You are more of a “damn fool” than Mr. Carbon.

    • You too smart
      December 1, 2014

      So you see no danger of diesel on a runway where a plane that just did a long haul flight has to land. Don’t you think the heat of the plane, the traction of the wheels on the runway may ignite and cause a fire to harm innocent people? After 911 a plane exploded over New York and the cause was the jet stream from another plane that had taken off moments before the one that crashed. Think before you just post your thoughts.

      • Barbara Saunders
        December 1, 2014

        You too smart

        A word of advice. If you read this man’s posts you shouldn’t even grace him with a reply or comment. A real silly, pompous, know-it-all, know-nothing-after-all character. He is welcome to stay in “his perch in the diaspora” Dominica is better off without the likes of him!

      • Francisco Telemaque
        December 1, 2014

        What difference would it make wether the flight came from a long distance, or half of a mile away?

        For your information 777’s, 747’s, and larger aircrafts takes off, on both domestic, and International Flights: five minuets into the flight, a problem develops, and the aircraft must return to where it took off, or get permission to land at an airport closest in its path. Remember that aircraft is loaded with thousand of gallons (tons) of fuel in both wings.

        Learn something here: That aircraft would not be allowed to land with the tanks (wings), neither of of them filled with jet fuel which is much lighter than regular gasoline, hence the aircraft would be directed into some airspace, maintaining a certain height, in the process dumping more than half the fuel it would take to fly continentally. And the reason for that is on landing there can only be a certain amount of fuel in the wings!

        Now back to your very poor deduction. If you are suggesting that an aircraft from a long distance: and I’m not into foolishness such long hall, I do not know what that is! If your contention is that heat from the engines, or whatever means of exhorts; the heat will cause the diesel to ignite; that is pure rubbish. If that was likely, what do you believe would happen when an aircraft is in the air going; round, and round in a circle dumping fuel behind it?

        The suckers of a Jet engine are in the front of the engines, the exhorts are in the rear, don’t you think there is more danger in fuel dumping in the sky than an aircraft landing on an Airport Runway laced with diesel? For your information, there has never been in incident of an Aircraft blowing to pieces in the sky during fuel dumping. And if you do not believe me, do some research, just because you who don’t know conceive something in your maid, does not mean such are possible, nor reality.

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Amazed
      December 1, 2014

      Man, only a fool utters such rubbish like you have. You need to make better use of your time and the technology that is available to you.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        December 2, 2014

        Well, since it is your opinion that I am a fool, kindly respond and explain to me what will happen if an aircraft lands, in diesel, or taxi on the runway splashed with diesel!

        I do not know; so you tell me: perhaps you might be able to educate others, and yourself, while using your expertise on the subject. I welcome your education on the matter. If you do not respond with the scientific information you developed and used to develop your hypothesis, or theory as to how you made your discovery, and came to your conclusion of your research; making me a damn fool and you a smart donkey, I will simply suggest that you are a bigger fool than I can ever be!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaah!

        As for the idiot who said I know everything, let it be known when knowledge was sharing, I ensured I got a large portion of it; hence I am better educated than you little nothing which; worth nothing than the nonsense DNO allow you to write on their site, some of the rubbish some of you write can only be developed in the mind of people who did not finish elementary school.

        All of my comments are intellectual, as I am highly academically educated you see, so mind your manners, my education comes from many higher institutions of learning; I do not navigate life on a kindergarten education

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • winston warrington
      December 1, 2014

      Who are you fooling FET? We know by now that you can walk on water.

      • December 3, 2014

        @winston warrington December 1, 2014

        Hehehehehehehehehe, you are funny! I like that piece of yours.

        Nonetheless even Peter did not make it–walking on the water- for too long, because he turned away from Jesus and he saw the huge waves coming at him. Fleshly fear crippled him–he went under the water and its waves, and started to call to Jesus to save him.

        All of the wild bragging that man is doing, he doesn’t brag about the fact that he is also a “coward”–but some of us know that too. Without Jesus he has no one to call to for his “salvation” –that is the reason we should not believe his claims that he is sitting on a high horse–Hehehehehehe!

      • Francisco Telemaque
        December 3, 2014

        Well, walking on water is possible you know, remember one of Jesus disciple, went through that when Jesus gave him the opportunity to walk on the water; the disciple indeed walked on the water, like Jesus until he removed his eye on Jesus he began to sink.

        So call me crazy if you wish, but you never can tell what another person might have the ability to do. You are critiquing, me but, you continue to write you name in all lower case letters. Don’t you know that names, of people, animal place and things; it is mandatory that the first letter must be capitalized!

        I learnt that almost a hundred years ago in kindergarten the first day the teacher was teaching me to write. If you do not believe Jesus, and his disciple worked on water, consult with you religious leader, and if he denied that took place, you need to put him out of his misery , if you know what I mean.

        Hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  42. Chakademus
    December 1, 2014

    Deadly force!!!??? Is that a threat? Why even mention that? I don’t support Linton but it sounds to me like the police intend to provoke a confrontation and use it as an excuse to use deadly force, which means killing people.

    I think it’s outrageous and very revealing that the police chief would use these words. He seems to forget that his first duty is to protect the citizenry who are paying his and his officers salaries, not use violence against them. Deadly force should be an absolute last resort, why is the police chief bringing it up BEFORE a planned gathering of a group of citizens?

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      The potential for danger is Linton’s fault. There is nothing criminal or illegal about transporting people to vote. The UWP has done it is doing it and the leaders Linton and James know there is nothing illegal about that yet they try to incite the citizens against each other. There is no illegal or criminal action so what is the protest about as the UWP leaders would have?

    • paps
      December 1, 2014

      @Chakademus, it would be good to read the context in which these words were spoken.

  43. JUSTICE
    December 1, 2014

    UWP was the first political party to provide tickets to Dominicans leaving overseas. Now that the tide has changed they are crying like little children. I don`t condone the idea of people travelling to Dominica just to vote. But Oh my God. you all started it so now take it.

    • looking
      December 1, 2014

      Yes i agree with you but that should not justify DLP doing the same. They accused the UWP of so much corruption. Does that justify the level of corruption now?

      • Fair and balanced
        December 1, 2014

        Fact is both political parties transport voters and there is no law broken if a registered voter votes. Can you at least concede that point. This should be a fact based discussion and not the UWP calling what is constitutionally legal a crime and disrupting the airport for political gain. Tell the people the truth.

    • Mary
      December 1, 2014

      You have the evidence to prove UWP did this or you just bluffing?
      Show me the evidence!! or stop this talking.

      • Fair and balanced
        December 1, 2014

        It has been legally established that it is not illegal to transport people to vote, both parties do it. So why call people criminal and tell the masses that it is illegal and call for demonstrations. Demonstration against what? The constitution?

      • paps
        December 1, 2014

        @mary, both parties have done this, the evidence is in the fact that none of them have denied it. Your very own leader when confronted with facts in the USVI concerning his party bringing in voters in 2000 and 2005, his only response is that it was illegal. So UWP must stop crying and gettin on as if they are withot sin.

  44. Lets take warning!
    December 1, 2014

    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.

    • Dominica to the bone
      December 1, 2014

      Lets take a warning, have you have ever heard the saying “jumping from the frying pan into the fire”? Do you really believe that the members of Team Dominica has what it takes to move Dominica forward? Tell me where will they get the money to implement all of their programs and projects? It’s ok to have a vision and to dream but it’s another thing to make that dream or vision become a reality. After Lennox and his party vilified those who are currently assisting Dominica, do you think they will want to do business with such a group of people……..would you do business with someone who constantly insulted you? Please be honest with yourself…….at least the Labour Party knows where the money is coming from to build the international airport, the state of the art hospital, the indoor sports complex and the many other projects that would come on stream in the new year. So if you are a true patriotic Dominican, please take a hard look at the candidates that are presenting themselves and make the wise choice.

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      I would think that leaders who know that transporting voters is not illegal and yet continue to fool people and call others criminal just to gain votes lack integrity and if they can be so blatant as to lie to the masses and incite disruption of the country have no integrity and lack credibility. If you know the truth people know the truth and yet you lie what does that say about you. THE UWP is dangerous and lacks credibility. What it says is that they would say anything.

    • DANZIGER
      December 1, 2014

      My name is Danziger, I am a labourite, on Dec 8, I will vote Labour with all my heart, soul, body and mine. Hello, join me together we must.

  45. Bishop
    December 1, 2014

    Take your cameras, take their photos, most of them don’t even know Dominica that well. I call the lady who in charge of the charter, they said no one from Marigot, they want persons from La Plain and Wesley. Notify the police if they are not allowed to vote. It might be illegal to take photos at the polling station, not sure but it is also illegal for them to vote. If they break the law, lock them up. It is time somebody stop this illegal activity. Lennox you are the man, that is the right move, put fire ( not literally) under their tales. They stole the last one in La Plain, how could you bring in a plain load of people and still win by one vote after a recount, shame. Dominica must vote in numbers, Skerrit must also lose his seat.

  46. ////
    December 1, 2014

    Sorry, I mean he sure is smart (correction).

  47. ////
    December 1, 2014

    Is time something had to be done about that situtation, people who live overseas, do not know the struggles we are facing in Dominica, they come put their vote and go back and leave us residing in Dominica to continue to suffer, when one comes on a vacation they enjoy it, because that is what vacations are all about, enjoyment. For a person, who they say is uneducated (LL), he show is smart, as has much more commonsense, than these “so called educated people”.

    Thanks.

    • Too Hard Too Long
      December 1, 2014

      smart?

      • Anonymous
        December 1, 2014

        Yes smart

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      they do not know the struggles until you start asking them to send you weave instead of milk?

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      So people living overseas don’t read DNO, don’t have families in Dominica, don’t have concern for their country, don’t remit funds, and don’t have a right to vote if they are registered voters according to the law? The UWP needs to be able to defend its accusations.

  48. Anonymous555
    December 1, 2014

    alas linton now i believe you fou and power hungry …what the prime minister office hold well i want it n goin n run for office next time around …

  49. Not Me Alone
    December 1, 2014

    I support the peaceful demonstration but Lennox Linton needs to understand that Dominica needs him more than he thinks and therefore should not put himself in harms way. He needs to understand that desperate men will do desperate thing and Skerrit is the captain of desperation. Please call it off Mr. Linton and allow other patriots to lead it. Remember they want to get you and other liberators of team Dominica and they will try to get you in anyway possible. Let us not forget how evil and wicked men attempted to kill Mr. and Mrs. GON Emmanuel in a Fire Bomb, on the early Christmas morning of 2010, and up to this day, those wicked men are still at large. DNO, Please note that I did not accuse anyone for the 2010 Christmas evil.

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      its not illegal to transport voters and it is not illegal for registered voters to vote. L intone is the one putting dominicans at risk and in conflict with each other. ask him what law is broken under those circumstances and why is he calling people criminal and inciting conflict. irresponsible and self serving like he can not show how the president is constitutionally illegal yet he called for a boycott of independence celebrations. i hope you wise up and see the danger in people who would lie to serve their ends.

  50. Anestine LaFond
    December 1, 2014

    Why?
    I’ll see you on Wednesday. My flight arrives at 12:05 pm

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      Anestine do you live in Dominica? You people are so hyprocrite pretending to be so holy and participating in evil deeds. If things are so rosy in Dominica under Skerrit why don’t you and your family move back to Dominica? God really needs to strike you all down.

      • mahaut
        December 1, 2014

        Anestine HMMMM I am surprise to an extent. I know that you profess to be a God fearing person, but still can’t understand why you would partake in such criminal activities. like I say Hmmmmm the kingdom of God is hard to enter. I now have a different view of you and others like you. You and your family are enjoying the benefits of the USA which the people in Dominica are lacking so desperately. just to mention a few good health care, education, sports arena where your daughter can practice and the list can go on. My suggestion, you need to move back home with your family and see if you can enjoy those benefits. lets see how long you can survive in D/ca hmmm but then again your personality might just fit that of the labour party – handouts and freebees.

    • We voting Lennox
      December 1, 2014

      Opportunist

    • Thinking...
      December 2, 2014

      So disappointed in you Anestine. But I am not surprised. You are singing for your supper and your friends supper. They hold their political appointments and will do anything to keep them. This is pathetic…

  51. grell
    December 1, 2014

    Skerrit is a desperate man,my brothes and sisters stay away from violence,please protest peacefully,Roosevelt Skerrit the great almighty will be the saviour,you have the lawyers and police officers in the palm of your hands,my brethren god is not sleeping.You have brought this lovely peaceful country to its knees wit your corruption and greed.Great hit by said Time will Tell,your demise will come.

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      Linton is the desperate on calling legal registered voters criminal and a legal constitutional practice, transporting voters, illegal. With no basis in law what are we demonstrating?

  52. Jay prosper
    December 1, 2014

    Wat non Dominicans visiting the island that day going to say: “great leadership by UWP”. You guys are a bunch of jokers. Go use the little time left to do house to house campaign. Mr. Green, in 2000 we paid flight for people from all over the world. U said u made s sport complex in Laplaine and today u complaining the playing is not good. Who made it? Didn’t want to take from your family land to make it bigger and flatter, so u made it on rocks.

  53. Truth and Justice
    December 1, 2014

    Secondly Lennox be careful of your words, no seat can be conceded until December the 8th at 8pm whenever voting finishes. Joshua do not allow a false sense of security to overcome you. I am praying for you, but you still have to be working for Roseau South, the campaign is not over, the seat is not yours until all the ballots are in and the votes counted. May the Creator of the heavens and the earth grant you Joshua Francis that seat.

  54. Hmm
    December 1, 2014

    Linton you are going to hold a ‘peaceful demonstration’ you say. My question to you is…what do you expect to get out of that ‘peaceful demonstration’ after Wednesday? What do u expect it to change? Are you going there to aggravate travelers? I think you are putting your supporters, the airport staff and travelers in harms way. Let’s see how this is going to roll out.

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      And he is calling people criminal who are legal registered voters. What law is broken? That is the problem with the UWP. The change we need is for Linton to admit he does not understand the constitution. Is the UWP transporting any voters? Wake up people this is a situation where the law of the land and the rights of Dominicans according to the constitution are being ignored, no constitution no law will prevent Linton from calling legal voters, anyone on the voters list, criminal, trying to create conflict between Dominicans and disrupt the operations of the airport. This is a dangerous man a man who should know that his argument has no legal basis. Ask him what law is broken.

  55. Truth and Justice
    December 1, 2014

    Ok peaceful, stay outside the airport, at the gates, do not enter the airport space. Stay within the law please suplai. S’il vous plait. Picket them hold your placards stating that the constitution states one has to be in resident three months prior to the election to vote, but please do not do any illegal act.
    for the first time the DLP is on the defensive so do not , do not spoil the goodwill you are now enjoying with any illegal, criminal acts, picket but make it peaceful.
    Remember these people are also Dominicans they have a right to come home, they have a right to be there. You are going to welcome them with banners stating Welcome to Dominica. Hand out handbills with your message. Surprise the police. No violence pease.

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      First reasonable point of argument about the constitution. This is the kind of discussion we need. The problem is how do you know that innocent people are not being affected.

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      Can you provide a reference to the constitution concerning who is eligible to vote?

    • Fair and balanced
      December 1, 2014

      I hope you were not intending to deliberately mislead or you did not understand what you read, or worse yet you were misguided by the UWP leadership but your statement that one has to be resident three months prior to the election to vote is categorically wrong. The law is that one has to be resident in a constituency three months prior to the election to be eligible to REGISTER. If you are fair minded and reasonable you will concede that point. I found the relevant section of the law. I hope you agree now that the leadership of the UWP is inept inciting unnecessary violence and actions to serve their ends. This makes the entire campaign and integrity of the UWP QUESTIONABLE. Dominicans should be wary of these people.

      • politbureau
        December 2, 2014

        and its not even three months prior to election its three months prior to registering, period. Registration is continuous and can take place at any time even without any election around the corner.

  56. roseau
    December 1, 2014

    I wonder if people honestly have a conscience to come and put that man Skerrit on the backs of Dominicans again. This man has abused this country while the poor people are getting poorer. We really have memwa poul in Dominica. My people I have a bad feeling that 1979 will happen again in Dominica and it will be worst. People like charles savarin with that upsetting grin on his face laughing at Dominicans whilst he getting 30 000 a month will pay. . They maybe forget Patrick john how Dominicans had him on a pedestal, now today people don’t even look at PJ. Who would have thought, remember history REPEATS ITSELF.

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2014

      Oh please shut up idiot!!!!!!

    • Right Thinking
      December 1, 2014

      You are dreaming. . You are jealous of PM Skerrit – you wish you were him right. But you cannot be, because your heart is not pure. You have hate for no reason in your heart. Blessings to you continue to dream dreams and think of History. History repeats itself when people like you continue to have hatred and malice in your heart

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