UWP plans protest

Ron Green. * Photo credit: Government Information Service

When parliament sits on Monday, members of the United Workers Party (UWP) are expected to stand in solidarity outside the House of Assembly in silent protest against what they say is the Speaker of the House’s prevention of its questions intended for ministers of government in parliament, according to UWP Political Leader Ron Green.

The party raised this concern recently in a statement, claiming that the questions they submitted to Speaker Alix Boyd-Knights were  deemed out of order and not supported by the rules of parliament. These questions were meant for the upcoming parliament sitting.

In their statement, the UWP accused Boyd-Knights of continuing a crusade to assist the Roosevelt Skerrit government in withholding information from the general public.

The publication stated that the Speaker had blocked questions to Skerrit seeking answers regarding:  his frequent travels out of State since December of last year, his public announcement of a chartered plane at Melville Hall Airport directly from the United States and his  receipt of the now notorious e-mail from Anthony Astaphan regarding electoral reform, and to Minister Ian Douglas about the ownership and shareholding  with respect to lands at Crompton Point in the Wesley/Woodford Hill area.

Today, Green told Dominica News Online (DNO) that it was time to stand up for the truth.

“Well we’re calling on the people of Dominica; we’re calling on Dominicans as a whole, no matter what political stripe they may be, blue, green, red, yellow, whatever colour they may be, that the time has come for them to stand up for truth, stand up for information that  supposed to be coming from our parliament,” he said.

“We are a democratic country, a parliaments is one of the main, if the not the main institutions in the country and it is through the parliament that we are able to access information regarding the workings of our government. We ask questions, we expect to have answers to those questions,” Green told DNO.

He pointed out that five of the eight questions submitted for parliament for this particular session had been ruled out of order by the speaker. “It is time that the speaker stop protecting the government of Skerrit and the Labour Party and allow the ministers to answer the questions that are being asked,” he stated.

He further called on persons to participate peacefully: “This is part of a responsibility of a democratic society, so we’re calling Dominicans to come around the parliament in a peaceful manner just by their presence to demonstrate their concerns for the fact that the parliament is not allowing those questions to be answered and a number of other questions and issues that are important in the country also remain unresolved.”

The UWP parliamentarians will be at parliament during this protest.

“We are attending parliament,” he assured.

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80 Comments

  1. New jersey \ Laplaine.
    November 28, 2010

    Ron, shame, shame, shame, shame on u .Alas poor p-t.

  2. Sue
    November 28, 2010

    Dominicans fed up with dem man magheeeee, and when dey finish with their magheeeeeeee dey want an office for de opposition leader, plzzzzz get serious and dem we will take u guys serious, until den all u, UWP is jus pure magheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  3. naturelover
    November 27, 2010

    DID THEY LISTEN TO SIR ALLEYNE GUESS NOT -OH MY WHY DO MEN BE SO SMART AND NOT CLEVER—REALLY PITY THE UWP WITH THREE LEAders–EDDIE,RON AND HECTOR–EACH TRYING TO OUTDO EACH OTHER

  4. Q95
    November 27, 2010

    Im a born Dominican presently residing in the US.Its a shame to hear and see the reaction of those who listen to the host of Between You And Me..Dominicans and Forieners alike..The big question is..WHAT THIS GUY LENOX is up to? DA is too much of a paradise to have people like him and his followers trying to put chaos in it. Looks like this guy and his whole punch are a set of desperate people. Why dont they join force and help in the development of the country instead of trying to instigate war amongst the people….Ron should park himself,he’s just a puppet…Paul J,should be ashame of talking of corruption..Tell him to think over,the Lord is not sleeping;but I cant blame him,he’s got to sing for his supper…Lenox,must understand that J Brisbane wants to take away bread from an entire Nation whem he asked to seize all help that would be given to Da by foriegn.He’s just an individual,which is worst?,,Lenox, when you read your partial stories on the air you let others believe you are so correct but to get the truth,you must start from the beginning to the end. You only reveal that which pleases you for the public to hear.Lenox I wish you luck;but remember,when you live in glass house you shouldnt pelt stones…..

  5. Khastro
    November 27, 2010

    Sir when you are ready to initiate an arm struggle i will be there. Am tired of the same old thing.

  6. GODLY BIRD
    November 27, 2010

    I hope that on monday the ambulance will be on site to transport those three political stuges to the sycaritric unit and give them the injection they give to crazy people because i cant believe those UWP could be so hungry for power.In the 70’s it was PJ we took him out and he was so hungry for power he stage a coup and end up in jail today Ron, Eddison, Lenox,Angello,Hector and those none ambitious hungry political litches want to do the same thing so they planing a coup for Monday but you can come with all the guns,no body will hear all you JERY brisbane can come to with the empty pitition we will still stand strong God is on Skerrit side to protect him so all you devils try and it will not get any whear.fools Dominica dont want all u Freedom was strong,for 15 years,the first Labour stayed 15 years,they both finish and is resting in peace UWP the shortest leaved govt. in history 4 and a half year in power since then they all got mad NOU PA VLAY ZOT.we dont want all u jack donkeys Jerry Brisbane has the most expensive mat in the whole of Dominica he already boycut him self by sellinjg so expensive now we boycutting him he finish.

    • ask bubbles
      November 27, 2010

      I don’t want to be personal but I don’t think you should use any name with God (Godly Bird) on your blog. God is too holy to use His holy name when making such ungodly statements. Why are you guys so blind and political? Should the DLP and Skerrit are no longer in power and the opposition becomes the government of Dominica, would you in your honest heart want to see them continue doing the same things that Skerrit and the DLP have been doing? If you notice, the UWP is dead and are not the leading voices behind our lost democracy, curruption that is so clear that even a blind could see, and other many, many more. This questions are from Dominicans that do not care to put politics before honesty. If you really want to leave up to your name you should join the rest of us that care about the future of DA, and send a clear message to our politicians, so that they understad in no uncertain terms that we will not seat and allow any politician whether they are DLP, UWP, DFP or any other party to steeal our country from us. We need a greencard to go to the US and a Visa to go to almost anywhere else. The only pace we can call home is DA and therefore. we need to protect what is ours before it passes through our fingers like sand. Join us on Monday my friends and all Dominican’s.

    • just facts
      November 29, 2010

      Mr Bird, the same God let the people of Israel wander in the desert for forty years before he let them into the promise land. Why? to purge the nation. Have you ever considered that this is the case here. God moves in mysterious ways my boy. I remember the late Pierro saying he was in it for the long haul. You remember not true?

      And dont post and turn around and rate what you write ok.

  7. Eyes on Dominica
    November 27, 2010

    I am very disappointed. I believe that the UWP Parliamentary Opposition must rethink their strategy and return to Parliament to do the business of the people. Besides, how effective are they when they stay away?

    If the UWP want to regain the trust, respect and support of the people, the right thing to do is to return to Parliament and do an effective job acting as the shadow government/alternative government.

    Continuing the boycott will only cause you to lose support, and you must be aware how difficult it is to regain support lost. When you lose people support you also lose credibility. Do you want to be in opposition longer than you ought to? Then do the right thing and return to Parliament.

  8. UNLOOKER
    November 27, 2010

    :mrgreen:

  9. JOHN BESS
    November 27, 2010

    Good move by the U.W.P,keep the candle burning,lets burn CORRUPTION !!!

  10. FRANCIS FRANCIS CHICAGO IL
    November 27, 2010

    there they goes again u.w.p. need a better strategy to win in 2012 that will never happen any way they don’t have a good team.

  11. FED UP DOMINICAN
    November 26, 2010

    Not since school days have I witnessed such childish behavior. I now expect Mr Green to start pouting and stamping his feet.

    If a child was to act like that, we would tell them off, or better still ignore them.

    He is asking for a quiet protest, people standing on the already congested pavement/road.
    Yes there will be people standing around, the majority just there out of curiorsity.

    When greats like Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Nelson Mandela (to name a few),ask the people to stand up for what is right, the people listerned because they showed passion, conviction, sincerity and they had a goal which would benefit the people. It was never just about them.

    By all means those who actually want to go, should go, but they must see it for what it is.

    ME ME AND MORE ME.

    obviously if a handful of people turn up, he will view it as a success.

  12. Deoborah
    November 26, 2010

    Boots, Boots, Boots and more Boots !!!

  13. UWP
    November 26, 2010

    LIVE FROM Q95!
    Dominicans just imagine what the protest will be like. First comes Eddo followed by Ronnie, last off all comes Spraggie! These are the top three UWP stoogies of the house,…….sorry! The peoples parliament, among other miscreants and infidels . They look like a sorry lot indeed,……Oh here comes lennox,…….. and Angelo. are they representing the media? ……….Oh no! they are wagging their tails in public to their masters the three stoogies……………..
    An unidentified walking object is shadowing them……….Surely it does indeed smells Breezee………
    The crowd is looking at the UWP stoogies and their mal-a-props in disdain rather than supporting them. Look like Dominicans are boycotting the boycotters.
    Just my watching them one can conclude that it is a sad day indeed for democracy in Dominica………..They sure look like misfits of democracy.
    No! I can't believe it, Spraggie was trying to take the lead and was punched low below the belt by Ronnie. He complains to Eddo,…….. and Eddo is actually chastizing Spraggie……….Look Spraggie is crying! At last he is having his say……….
    We stop for a commercial.

    • UNLOOKER
      November 26, 2010

      perfect

    • Anti-hate
      November 26, 2010

      lmao!!! that was hilarious and sadly true lol

    • mouth of the south
      November 26, 2010

      now why did i laugh hhhhmmmm well it was funny,,,,,but lemme tell u,,,,the main labour office in town have allu sitting at the pc’s n laptops to comment on every dno post as soon as it comes,,,,giving the assumption that the general public is in support of labour views,,,,u thought i did not know is that allu doing,,,,,but don’t worry,,,remember labour was out of power for 25 years so the tide will turn

      • Anti-hate
        November 27, 2010

        Mouth of the South why don’t you comment on the UWPites who comment multiple times under different names? It’s so obvious!! Stop the biasness.

        Why don’t u talk about the talk shows where it’s basically the same people calling every morning?

        Personally I don’t understand how any intelligent Dominican could support a hot mess like the UWP. Does the Opposition Leader look like PM material to you?That would be like Americans voting in Sarah Palin as president.

    • John Brown
      November 28, 2010

      You are a genius, very funny and true, Look forward to reading more from you.

  14. Charles
    November 26, 2010

    political leaders should be given psychiatric test, politicians over  60 years of age should require to pass regular mental competence test to prove that they are still capable of doing their job, there should be neurology agreed procedures to deal with politicians who mental health breaks down.  As the population lives longer, it is increasingly likely that it’s leaders will be older and more prone to those illness of old age that impair mental ability, they should be obliged to pass a battery of test of memory behaviour and  decision making ability devised by doctors in order to stay in power. History was littered with examples of the disasterous consequences of mental illness among politicains.leaders who have been either deranged or impaired mentally includes Maoste – Tung his cultural revolution was a result of paranoia and dementia rather than political sentiment, Stalin and Hilter were paranoid in the case of Hilter it has now been shown that he had parkinson’s disease which can induce dementia , so Ron take the test
     
     
     

  15. DA MAN
    November 26, 2010

    Cal, isn’t it obvious that you are leaning towards the blue side?  Don’t try to use your bias views to inform anyone.  If you were so neutral you would realize that Ron Green does not understand the meaning of democracy.  He is free to do whatever he wants like making a complete fool of himself.  Would you call that service to a country?
    Cal, you really need to eat that cake you baking by yourself.

  16. Hmmm?
    November 26, 2010

    Hectorrrrrr Where Youuuuuu?  :cry:

  17. T. Winston
    November 26, 2010

    I cannot believe these old dogs are using the same old tricks. It’s almost as if they love bad results. If you put your hand in a socket and it shock once common sense supposed to tell you to not put it back. UWP has yet to learn that lesson because no matter how many times they shock they still putting their hands back in the socket. I suspect these supposedly “honest” gentlemen feel that the average Dominican cannot see through their visage and by the vicissitude of the economy will blindly follow an ignoramus to fall into a trap of destruction

    Long Live Common Sense
    Time we revise our laws too many politicians I say cut the seats in half with 6 to win from 11 total so we’ll have less of these “honest gentlement” to deal with

    • SADIST
      November 26, 2010

      don’t 4get u can’t teach an OLD DOG new tricks

  18. cal
    November 26, 2010

    normally i attempt to resrict my comments to solely the facts in question, however due to the obviously ignorant and foolish remarks of “tongue and cheek” i respectfully submit the following.  it is quite clear, that you are one of the persons who does not believe in democracy and  you foolishly are of the view that everyone should be politically blinbed as you are who even in times of wrong stay true to your allegiance to a polictal party.

    i am not here to speak politics, as many of you are, i am simple here to urge my fellow dominicans not to allow politicians to have you loose your conscience as a person.  i am sure you tongue and cheek, would love to see all police officers following the band wagon of the labour party.  i guess you dont see the many who galavant in red apparels.  i guess too u dont see the decaying discipline in the organization due to the fact that individuals think they are untoucheable since there government is in power.  i guess too you dont see, the many officers who by pass there supervisors and report directly to the Ministers, i guess you do not see.   or maybe just maybe you see the things that you want to see only because you another one of the blinded dominicans who do not base their comments on facts but on the Love for Party what ever party that might be.  i guess you just dont see but you see a few police officers listening to a talk show, hmmm and by that you label them.  maybe jst maybe you should listen sometimes to get a differnent perspective.  but no i guess you just dont see.

    fellow dominicans, i emplore, be reasonable, be balance, be objective.  lets not allow our polical pursuasation to so obviously blind us as is has done so many of our callers to the various talk shows, and as it has done here to many of DNO”s  commentators.

  19. Starlight
    November 26, 2010

    UWP Needs to understand that DOMINICANS are fed up  with what they are doing! For my Part there is no oppostion party!  Heats off to the two great journalist who is doing their jobs! MATT & LENNOX. UWP needs to sit and discuss the way forward not the way in which we should bring down the PM !

    Protest will not solve the issue or they will not gain anything from it. UWP has lost direction, the leaders are not united and is not righting for a common goal.

    They need New faces, New objectives and strategies in order to move forward

  20. AGS
    November 26, 2010

    I believe the UWP needs a new strategy.

  21. Tonge and Cheek
    November 26, 2010

    Since last election in particular, the UWP has been seeking out for ways and means to create strife, mayhemnd confusion in the country. They have  been looking for ways and means to create anarchy so that the authorities and the police (among whose ranks they enjoy a tremendous amount of support) will mis claculate and baaaaam, they get an issue and reason for moving ahead with their “tie your boots” strategy to remove the government of Prime Minister Skerrit.  The protest for Monday outside parliament is another test for the state security apparatus. Will it hold. I smell a rat.

    The Special Branch must get into the act and to increase on their intelligence gathering, even among their own ranks. There are police officers, even when on active duty who does not hide to openly espouse thier hastred of the present government and voice solid support for the opposition.  If you go to their compund on Saturday afternoons they are all hudddled around their favorite radio program that is designed with only one objective and that is to get rid of the government. 

    The government must be warned to be mindful. 

  22. tiger.
    November 26, 2010

    WELL, MR RON GREEN I THINK YOU HECTOR AND EDDO MUST CHECK YOU’LL PROSTATE…BEST THINK TO DO NOW..

  23. eh beh weh
    November 25, 2010

    workeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeersssss…. i have a question or 2. the united workers party have since the last general election continue to carry election issues unsolved for almost a year and i do believe these same issues they will carry for the nex 5 years.. question is Why??? what is the point. second question..why is it that they are fightin the government claimin unfair elections and during the elections they failed to come up with a PLAN as to how they were going to bring the country foward??
    where is the manifesto??
    i think them fellers must stop playing little children games and concentrate on the issues at hand… build some foundations to prepare them for the nex election… because obviously they have no idea what they are about…
    pull up your socks workers be a worthy opposition earn respect from the people.. and stop acting like fools.. hungry for power…. they were the reasons they lost election…

  24. Devoted Dominican.
    November 25, 2010

    RON GREEN,
    ISN’T IT TIME YOU FIND YOURSELF SOME HONEST WORK TO DO INSTEAD OF CREATING PROBLEMS FOR THE RULING PARTY? YOU REMIND ME OF THE BOY WHO ALWAYS CRIED OUT WOLF, THEN CAME THE TIME WHEN HE REALLY SAW A WOLF NO ONE BELIEVED HIM AND HE WAS THEN EATEN BY THE WOLF. RON, AS FAR AS WE ALL CAN SEE, YOU HAVE NOTHING GOOD TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COUNTRY AND IT’S PEOPLE. SO WHY DON’T YOU DO THE CITIZENS OF DOMINICA A FAVOR, MAKE YOURSELF DISAPPEAR SO THAT NO ONE WILL EVER HEAR OF THE NAME RON GREEN AGAIN.

  25. Disney Land
    November 25, 2010

    OH Dominica!
    Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas.
    For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.
    Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing;
    And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.

  26. Living out there
    November 25, 2010

    Did you repler read the comment of Ron, which he is stating the Speaker of the house is not allowing thier questions.

    the fact is parlerment is not as free and balance as one should expect, what going on in Dominica…

    Dominica, am sorry for you under leadership of  this government…sorry, am for the islands

  27. looking in from the outside
    November 25, 2010

    Eh las,,,,,Dominica fini.
    Skerritte has a bunch of guys who cannot answer when he talks…That is how Dominicans will soon be.
    All you just think Ron and anyone else who are looking for the GOOD of each and everyone of us are a set of time wasters..but soon and very soon…time will tell. All these negative and bias  commentators will say,,,ahh,,Ron was right eh………but what is said about being too late….?
    That Speaker is bias. She has always been and Skerro will not want her removed,,,,,,no one knows what happens under the table/behind closed doors……but time will tell,,,it is time we say black is black,,,and not a dark brown.
     
     

    • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
      November 25, 2010

      DON, a great improvement.  Those funny faces also called emotions make me laugh.  What is life without a laugh? :)

      • mouth of the south
        November 26, 2010

        is it a typo u have or a trademark,,,,cuz i’ve realised in all ur post u always refer to dno as DON,,,,it makes no sense to me but………..hey

  28. Gee
    November 25, 2010

    Even if the party might have a point. They never seem to know how to communicate their message properly!!!  Once again!!!  WHERE IS THE OPPOSITION LEADER….. Hector John!

    Can someone please tell me? 

  29. Disney Land
    November 25, 2010

    “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” Einstein

  30. prissy
    November 25, 2010

    MAYBE WE NEED TO START BOYCOTTING THOSE BOYCOTTERS!! 

  31. Disney Land
    November 25, 2010

    No pay for UWP this month

  32. king man
    November 25, 2010

    hahaha ron go first, eddo will say his part later, then sprags will feel left out and will eventually have his say.
    who is the leader!!! who is the real puppet master????we have not forgotten that song

  33. shocked
    November 25, 2010

    Ron Green and dem man just sot! no matter what dey do is just down d drain dey going..stupes!!
    Get a life Ron and ur followers!!

  34. jj
    November 25, 2010

    Why is Ron Green still leader of the UWP? some one please tell me. The man is taking the party down ………………………

  35. true blood
    November 25, 2010

    hunter sang typical domnicans yes he did u all colour blinded bats if u cannot post something positive for the world to read and associate dominicans as real  politically concious ” just shut up” boycott brizee mart boycott parliament boycott the villas boycott the couts and next boycott the school all this pappyshow must stop  when shall we learn that the colours of the next level has far outweighed the cry Now br brakes priest to be should we say mane workers viway or sing like the old freedom days we shall overcome guess what who eat it or who ate eight dominicas stop this monkey ass one colour see it my way thing or to late shall be ur cry u follow not isidore i watching

  36. just a Youngster
    November 25, 2010

    The united workers party (U.W.P) is in my opinion displaying the same childish behavior over and in doing so are putting to the test the faithfulness of their grass roots voters which gave the party most of it’s strength in the last general election. In my point of view the U.W.P needs to stop playing games with the democratic system in Dominica, which as it stands seems to be very fragile. In order for the U.W.P to be taken seriously they first need to stop flip flopping between leaders and stabilize the structure of their organization. Secondly I think that if they drop their vendetta against the D.L.P over the alleged voter fraud incident I strongly believe that they would appear to be a more mature party and in some way look more humble (less we forget this is what made Rosie win in 2000). I think that if the U.W.P follows these simple tips they might stand a chance to win over voters who are not really U.W.P supporter and might even put up a formidable fight and win the next general election.

    • go ahead
      November 25, 2010

      do u follow current issues or you a typical blinded youth…

      • just a Youngster
        November 28, 2010

        I actually do follow most of the main stream stories on the news and as stated this is just my opinion as a young person living in Dominica..

  37. Patat
    November 25, 2010

    Alas Mr. Green!!

    If you want to know the owners of the land in Woodfordhill or the Shareholders then go to the Registry/High Court and get the information for the lands. The registry has records of all current land owners except those who are squatting.

    If you want to know the Shareholders, then go to the registry of business names on Kennedy Avenue, opposite the mozelem store or upstairs of Agri Sales and you can get that information. All companies in Dominica must file annually a listing of their shareholders as well as the number of shares that each shareholder has in a business.

    I can get that information as an ordinary Citizen. You as a Public Figure will definitely get it as well.

    The question of the flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Dominica in January is no secret.

    Toney’s e-mails are not private!!!! And you of all persons should know why!!!!!!!

    Skerrit’s travels from December last to date are well known and documented.

    It is not the fact that he has been travelling that is of concern to you but rather you want to know how much money he has received as extra income since ministers no longer retire travel allowances – it becomes part of their income and filed accordingly in the paperwork to the IPO – Integrity in Public Office Commission.

    Now you dam well know that there is a technicality with the information that any Minister or Parliamentarian or Public Officer including yourself cannot reveal or expect the IPO to revel to the Public. Hence the Speaker’s ruling for striking down that specific question!!!

    Doh vex Senator Ron Green!!!!!

    In time to come you may be ministers again say by 2040 or 2050 and you will get all these benefits that PM Skerrit is happily enjoying now.

    If you are a man then submit the necessary amendments to Parliament regarding the IPO and the loopholes that it makes available for Public Figures to enjoy.
    The Speaker has always maintained that as long as the information is available in the public domain then there is no need to ask for such information in Parliament – it is an abuse of Parliamentary Privileges and borders on political campaigning in the House!!!
    The opportunity the UWP and Senator Green and the Gang  wants is to pass political mischief making as factual  and attempt to convince the citizens of this country who are blessed with simple minds that they are seeking truth, justice and righteousness for them. They try and further reinforce their political machinations by allowing businessmen to play their part by writing unpatriotic letters to AID agencies suggesting that they stop the flow of grant and Aid resources to the Government and people of Dominica for our Development.
    Not so long ago there was a Cry by Hon. James that Dominica is getting too much Aid and we must help ourselves by taking loans (guess at commercial rates again that got us into a period of austerity measures).
    Since his call fell on death ears the next logical move was to have a businessman write letters seeking to deny the country budgetary support – budgetary support that pays salaries to public officers, who in turn make purchases from the private sector who then becomes able to pay salaries to their supermarket and wholesale employees!!!!!
    I cannot understand why on Earth the Citizens forum wants to call for Savarin resignation – citing as a major reason that jobs will be lost if public servants boycott the businessman establishment. Was it not the exact thing the businessman was trying to achieve? Was he not attempting to fire his employees as well? Talk about cutting your nose to spite your face!!!
    Truth is the Opposition forces are raging mad that Skerrit has demonstrated effectively to the Nation for all to see that the Beast that Dominica once was can be tamed – the challenges that hinders Dominica’s development can finally be overcome and be a thing of the past!!
    Brothers and Sisters of Dominica the one fundamental mistake the Hon Roosevelt Skerrit is not making anytime soon is to do like the Dominica Freedom Party and sit on his backside and wait for manna from the USA and do public investments like is crumbs dropping from a table as if is a favor they were doing for Dominica and Dominicans.
    Contrast 15 years of Freedom Party rule in Dominica and Skerrit’s six years as Prime Minister of Dominica and we will see the following:
                    Physical Construction
    ·         Sports Stadium
    ·         Dominica State College
    ·         Improved Air Access at an advanced stage of becoming a reality
    ·         Improved Road from Bath Estate to Laudat with a second phase of concrete drains to start by the middle of next year
    ·         The completion of a bridge that links Bath Road in Roseau with Rose Street in Goodwill supported with a lovely road along with ample parking and increasing the value of the  apartment houses by the River Bank
    ·         The Bath Estate to St. Aroment link Road that we all knew as the “back road” is now a two lane road and is very safe to drive on day or night!!!!
    ·         There is another bridge under construction from Hannover Street to join St. Johnson Avenue in Pottersville, Goodwill. When completed there will be four, yes 4 bridges over the Roseau River – a 100 percent increase in the number of bridges over the Roseau River!!!
    ·         A New building for the Dominica Grammar School that is already in use!!!!!
    ·         There is ongoing activity to have a major upgrade in the road from Roseau to Portsmouth which is  about 40 % complete and being undertaken by the Peoples Republic of China  – Grant , as part of the 4 pillar project when Dominica effectively utilized its foreign policy as a strategic tool for development  and not depending on manna from the United States.
    ·         A well known Caribbean construction company C O Williams that is doing road works from  Loubierre to Grand Bay presently and expected to complete in another 18 to 26 months.
    ·         The Canefield to Air Port Road phase 1 is nearing completion with phase 2 to commence in the New Year!!!
    ·          Highway in Scotts Head and Soufriere with solid sea defense wall  
    ·         A new Hospital to be constructed – thanks to the Peoples Republic of China
    ·         New facilities for the Dominica State College to begin construction in 2011.
    ·         First Administration in Government to install public solar street lights on a stretch of good road!!
    ·          
    The Soft Development or People & Institutional Development
    ·         Passage of copyright legislation to protect  the intellectual property rights of Artist, musicians, playwrights ,  software developers, film or movie producers,  website developers, designers, graphic artist  and many others.
    ·         A legal Services Bill – a first for Dominica that now seeks to regulate the actions of lawyers, attorneys, barristers so that clients can receive value for money.
    ·         A Money Services Bill – to protect the public from being ripped off by money lenders in Dominica and to curb the potential for money laundering
    ·         The forfeiture of Assets Bill – to tackle persons once identified as evading taxes and acquiring assets with questionable sources of income
    ·         The Cuban eye care program
    ·         The drive to introduce energy savings light bulbs in every household
    ·         Squatter regularization   program – where these persons can now own lands once illegally occupied receive title deeds at an attractive price.
    ·          Poverty alleviation programs
    ·         Small business incubator program
    ·         Deregulation of the telecoms sector
    ·         Development  of  an ICT Policy and establishing of an ICT Sector in Dominica with an introductory phase
    ·         And trust me there are hundreds more of these developments
    These are the things that make the opposition mad and these are the reasons why members of the opposition leave the UWP monthly and join ranks with Skerrit!!!!
     
     

    • sorry
      November 25, 2010

      isnt the country poorer you silly billie…and corruption makes investors want to vommit…

      i know you blinded when the world is looking for accountability you happy because you benefit from a few crumps……..thats why dominica is always on the back bend because too much spin and lies…….fyi all governments have done road works in the past so whats the deal…
      its folks like you that keep dominica down……if you were a believer in christ about your heart tells you that their is too much wrong doings on this island….it sucks to the bone

      you know your labour party govt has made dominicans poorer…why arent we attracting any high end investors because any proffessional person and see this regime is a bunch of kids with toys and getting excited…….go search your soul…

      • Anonymous
        November 26, 2010

        U are talking crap.

        The only two cards the Opposition can play with any chance that they get attention is to say that the Government is corrupt, and  that democracy in Dominica is under threat!!!

        Well I have news for you.

        Dominica only appeared to have done better in the past when there was a culture of protectionism afforded to our banana industry; notice I did not say agriculture!!

        And the very banana Industry was plagued with wholesale politics!!! You and me and the rest of Dominica know who are the players up to today. The same individuals who killed the banana industry attempted to jump ship and enter politics to help themselves, their businesses and their cronies knowing full well that the banana industry was dying.

        These individuals’ best efforts kill anything that they are a part of!!! They almost killed Dominica when they were in government!!!! What does that tell you?

        The biggest hindrance to Dominica’s development is not the DLP or Skerrit!!! Rather it is we the people and the fact that we do not like change and believe that the world owe us a vibrant economy by coming into Dominica and create employment for us!!!

        We are the ones that must develop Dominica. It cannot be denied that the government is on tract by creating the enabling environment. The one major obstacle that Government cannot overcome is that of lowering corporate taxes!!!!! That will nonetheless not attract the Investments that we dreaming and hoping for in this country.

        There is a cry for factories from one set of Dominicans while there is a major cry for keeping Dominica Clean and Green by an influential group of Dominicans that have actually invested in the tourism sector.

        The government considered an oil refinery and that was resisted by the majority of citizens.

        Governments before had also considered an oil refinery and the mining for copper and were heavily resisted by the majority of citizens.

        Let me sharpen your focus and remind you of a crime that was committed in the summer of 2010 where a young man was killed by his siblings over marrying a Dominican like them who enjoyed a house on this family land. That crime demonstrates to the rest of the world our hostility and the degree that we will go in protecting the lands of Dominica for our individual use!! This act , a coward act by the way , says to foreigners and investors that they are not welcome genuinely to exchange their cash resources for our lands. How the hell do you expect Dominica to move forward? Who will invest in a Country and cannot benefit by owning the land that their hard earned investment is bringing benefits to other stakeholders except themselves?

        How more stupid can we be?

        The problem of Dominica’s backwardness cannot be blamed on the DLP or Skerrit!!! We have to shoulder that blame. Ever since political independence we have as a legacy the phenomenon known as political instability as part of our culture!!! Why? And we expect moving Dominica forward?

         We want politicians to give of their best and we refuse to pay them a proper salary. What the hell is EC$5,000.00 a month for a politician? If we want effective government and governance we must as citizens pay the price. A Prime Minister should get nothing under EC$30,000.00 a month as salary. A minister of government should get nothing under EC$20,000.00 a month as a salary.

        An Opposition parliamentarian should get nothing under EC$15,000.00 a month as a salary.

        Are we prepared to do that?

        • Dominican
          November 26, 2010

          This is well said. We never want to pay the price. God help us.

      • Patat
        November 26, 2010

        U are talking crap.

        The only two cards the Opposition can play with any chance that they get attention is to say that the Government is corrupt, and  that democracy in Dominica is under threat!!!

        Well I have news for you.

        Dominica only appeared to have done better in the past when there was a culture of protectionism afforded to our banana industry; notice I did not say agriculture!!

        And the very banana Industry was plagued with wholesale politics!!! You and me and the rest of Dominica know who are the players up to today. The same individuals who killed the banana industry attempted to jump ship and enter politics to help themselves, their businesses and their cronies knowing full well that the banana industry was dying.

        These individuals’ best efforts kill anything that they are a part of!!! They almost killed Dominica when they were in government!!!! What does that tell you?

        The biggest hindrance to Dominica’s development is not the DLP or Skerrit!!! Rather it is we the people and the fact that we do not like change and believe that the world owe us a vibrant economy by coming into Dominica and create employment for us!!!

        We are the ones that must develop Dominica. It cannot be denied that the government is on tract by creating the enabling environment. The one major obstacle that Government cannot overcome is that of lowering corporate taxes!!!!! That will nonetheless not attract the Investments that we dreaming and hoping for in this country.

        There is a cry for factories from one set of Dominicans while there is a major cry for keeping Dominica Clean and Green by an influential group of Dominicans that have actually invested in the tourism sector.

        The government considered an oil refinery and that was resisted by the majority of citizens.

        Governments before had also considered an oil refinery and the mining for copper and were heavily resisted by the majority of citizens.

        Let me sharpen your focus and remind you of a crime that was committed in the summer of 2010 where a young man was killed by his siblings over marrying a Dominican like them who enjoyed a house on this family land. That crime demonstrates to the rest of the world our hostility and the degree that we will go in protecting the lands of Dominica for our individual use!! This act , a coward act by the way , says to foreigners and investors that they are not welcome genuinely to exchange their cash resources for our lands. How the hell do you expect Dominica to move forward? Who will invest in a Country and cannot benefit by owning the land that their hard earned investment is bringing benefits to other stakeholders except themselves?

        How more stupid can we be?

        The problem of Dominica’s backwardness cannot be blamed on the DLP or Skerrit!!! We have to shoulder that blame. Ever since political independence we have as a legacy the phenomenon known as political instability as part of our culture!!! Why? And we expect moving Dominica forward?

         We want politicians to give of their best and we refuse to pay them a proper salary. What the hell is EC$5,000.00 a month for a politician? If we want effective government and governance we must as citizens pay the price. A Prime Minister should get nothing under EC$30,000.00 a month as salary. A minister of government should get nothing under EC$20,000.00 a month as a salary.

        An Opposition parliamentarian should get nothing under EC$15,000.00 a month as a salary.

        Are we prepared to do that?

    • prissy
      November 25, 2010

      Three cheers!!! Just keep reminding those ungrateful l sons of Belzebob.

    • Hey just giving my two cents
      November 26, 2010

      @ Patat

      I was wondering if persons in Dominica do not listen  to the news or they do not know their county.  I travel around the country and I will not name all the things that you pinpointed.   But they seem to be missing on what is happenning in their own country farless for what is happenning worldwide.  If they were they would praise the Lord for he is good to us in Dominica.   This week Barbados had to introduce additional taxes to raise much needed funds for the country. (We have been there already – remember austerity measures the late PM had to take)

      Alas Malgres sah..  please give the young PM a chance .  Eh Eh he trying his best under trying situations.

      UWP leader(s) try something else nah.  As I have said before,  try doing something tangible in your communities.  Let the Ayes have it and the eyes see it.  Time to grow up and help develop our nature isle and when the election time comes around, you will be perhaps ready to lead in the country but with this attitude , no one is going to take you seriously.   Stop wasting your time and do some strategic planning — the alternative .  Ron, Eddie and Spraggy take note.  Grow up!

  38. King ghetto
    November 25, 2010

    Just praying one day those ugly and crook faces will stay away from politics.they are all the same and nothing will change.Ron stop playing with the people minds with your stupid tartics.

  39. vole' lime
    November 25, 2010

    :oops: :evil: :mrgreen:

    • UNLOOKER
      November 27, 2010

      alue too dam bious and foolish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D alue cannot even buy sugar to send alue children to school but alue will suppot skerrit to be a millionierre . his vodo spell is blinding alue big time ,but dont worry only time will tell foolssssssssss :oops:

  40. UNLOOKER
    November 25, 2010

    WITH  ALL   THOSE  GAMES  IS  RON,  EDDO AND  SPAGGS  TAKING  PARLIAMENT  FOR  THE  STADIUM???  I  GUESS  THE  ST  DOCTOR  LEFT  THE  UWP  BECAUSE  HE  REALISE  THEM  BOYS  SICK……… UNDER  THE  HEAVY  HANDS  OF  RON,  EDDO,  MATT,  AND  LENOX……I’M  FEELING  SORRY  FOR  POOR  SPAGGS

  41. Proud Dominican
    November 25, 2010

    Here we go again. It seems that these opposition persons have absolutely nothing to do. I am disgusted and upsetted by these opposition persons who sit idly by, calling the talk show, boycotting and having protest. Why won’t these people just shut up! Give Skerro and DLP and the Speaker a break man, shait. On December 18th 2009, the people of Dominica spoke and your constant protests and boycotts just keep running the little support that you all have away.

  42. Hey just giving my two cents
    November 25, 2010

    sorry  it should read  ” a serious one”

  43. Hey just giving my two cents
    November 25, 2010

      Sad day for our country –   Are there others to form a new party – a seriou sone – one who will have alternatives?   A sad day indeed .   We need actioners and not talkers and criers.   Isn’t that so?

  44. Roseauan
    November 25, 2010

    I’d love to see a 2010 version of May 29th 1979 but it ain’t gonna happen all who took part have migrated to North America and Eroupe & even to the Loops St.Kitts and Tortola.The younger peeps of the day would rather send in a text than show up. LMAO .Savarin is on the receiving end now. No defense force but Skerrit has his SSU plus undercover Venezuelans ,Cubans and Chinese security but he can still be held hostage and made an ej of what … heads should  recieve for craven in the midst of poverty. I’d love to see coonfiscation of assets of allwho  ripped-off DA including the  enablers. enablers

    • prissy
      November 25, 2010

      What’s your point? You make no sense whatsoever.

  45. Hey just giving my two cents
    November 25, 2010

    Concern  – You are back with your comment again.  Have you been in the House lately or were you boycotting the parliament earlier this year?   Those persons were never in the House for the past parliament sessions so when did they ask their questions?   They are always complaining about election reform, court decision etc but I know it is out in the media, at their conventions etc and in the Public.   Those elected persons are never in the house.  It is just recently that they started going to to the House and now they looking to do some form  of protest.  These persons are disrespectful to women.  These persons  are arrogant and don’t listen to no one.  Even their supporters are jumping ship – Lewis then now Esprit.  Who is the Leader of Opposition?   They need to get direction.  They need to use newer tatics and act like grown men who are concerned with the welfare of the country that they want to lead.  They need to do something tangible in their communities to gain respect from others who did not support them at the last election.  They need to start something  in their communities so they can win over other persons and undecided voters.   They need to stop complainign and put plans and actions in place.  They do not have to be in government to do something in the countries and in their communities.

    concern you need to pray for them as well.   These gentlemen are thinking that we live in an ignorant society and only they are smart.  They should realise we have a lot of young students at college and it is not like the olden days when secondary and college eductaion was for a certain few.   We have over 2,000 students attending the Dominica State College and what about the numbers in overseas college. 

    Sirs, it is not like before when only a limited few went to secondary schools, colleges and universities and the young persons are fed up with that gimmick.  What are their alternative plans for developing Dominica?  That is what they should be focussing on and not raising conflicts and wars in this country.

    We are awaitng something more tangible and better than this.  Concern hope you will be there with your placard well written with the word – concern on it.  Hope to see you in the silent demonstration once you disagree with what I have said to you.   Stop the blame game and get your facts before commenting. 

  46. wow
    November 25, 2010

    Dominica and Dominicans again mainfesting the Degree in being small minded to the max…
    Corruption to the Bone!!  just now de Labour Party will tell you what to cook how to cook it and where you have to bring it too……Dominicans just dont think period!

    Hands up…..slavery still exist in Dominica…..the buyers arent Europeans but the Chinese will make a heavy buy out of the ignorant Dominicans as they have sold their christian upbringing for a few dollars and a smile from a so call human God!!

  47. stoney
    November 25, 2010

    dominicans are you ill informed it does make sense UWP try to assisit with good governance etc..
    dominicans are a bunch of cowards…just talk alot and not worth anything

    they so small minded once skero says anything they hail YA!  think UWP is wasting their time Dominicans are smart thinkers like the rest of the world who deal on issues dominicans once they like you thats its no wrong you can do….they just way to passive and afraid of calling something wrong…..dont think that protest will have more than  67 people!

    and then the govt will shout out that the lack surrport, look at the brizzee guy he means well but they guy lacks rugged thinking anywhere you want change you must join forces to reineforce your position going it alone brizze will not work…think outside of the box pull ideas together for the common cause just way too much division in the opposition elements in dominica…so that in turn makes this corrupt Labour Regime in our history still ruling…

    if the forces dont unite….dont be surprise  labour holds power for the next 20 years easily because the focus isnt rugged enough when you dealing with a tyrant….

  48. Joe Done
    November 25, 2010

    Green you and your Ununited Waste Party, needs to grow the hell up and do the job you were NOT elected to do, you GReen will be getting a salary of what $2000.00 this month, for doing nothing, you were not elected yet you are now talking about boycotting, asked questions that is relevant asked questions that WE the people wants to know, NOT questions that you and the other 2 Elected fools know the answer already so  stop the farce and get to work you Ununited sad old MEN. 

  49. Looking in from the outside
    November 25, 2010

    Poor fella,activist of 70s,he is trying his best maybe one day he will wake up and realize that we have passed this stage.People are no longer into this mood these are modern times and we need leaders who can rise with the times.
    Ron, had Obama came with the same closed fist and speaking style of the black leaders before him,preaching protest and fire,he would not have won the hearts of the American people even Rosie Douglas realized that hence his reason for becoming Prime Minister.So please Mr Green leave this foolishness alone and go do the peoples work and just maybe like David Thompson and Rosie Douglas you may just become Prime Minister before you depart this earth.
    The new generation of voters are looking on and are eagerly awaiting this transformation.
    Dominica deserves better,there are no longer dreads in the bushes kidnapping people,we have grown as a nation and as a people so please Mr Green grow with the times.

  50. manhimsef
    November 25, 2010

    ARE YOU ALLNOT SEEING ANYTHING  WRONG WITH WHAT THE SPEAKERS IS DOING?

  51. Anti-hate
    November 25, 2010

    UWP playbook to get back into government:
    Play 1: Have a boycott
    Play 2: Have a protest
    Play 3: Take someone to court
    Play 4: Repeat play number 1

  52. Jepter
    November 25, 2010

    STUPES

  53. True Dominican
    November 25, 2010

    Same crap, different day!!  UWP needs a makeover!!! I wonder if they’ll actually sit through parliament or just show up and walk out!

  54. Concern
    November 25, 2010

    The speaker of the house, NEVER GIVE the opposition a fair chance to express themself
    she always stop them when trying to brimg their point across, she is very unfair

  55. big yawn
    November 25, 2010

    BORING !! RON GREEN IS SO BORING,,,,CRY BABY CRY !! WE GOING TO PROTEST WE GOING TO BOYCOTT,WORKERS PULL UP YOUR PANTS AND GET YOU ISH TOGETHER.

  56. Big-Bannan
    November 25, 2010

    I don’t know why Ron would not sit down and shot up.

  57. Hey just giving my two cents
    November 25, 2010

    What is this non?    Only protest alone all you can do?   Use some other strategy.  Madame Speaker let Ron and dem ask all the questions they want to ask so they will look for another thing to protest about. 

    PM answer dem non.  Let me see after the answers, what next level of protest they going too.

    Way papa look pappyshow protest in the Nation. 

    Probably they need to go back to grade K.  

    I need Pappy to say what he think about those protests of UWP.

    DNO we need a little more show – bring Pappy in.  Get his opinion and print for us to see.

  58. Anti-hate
    November 25, 2010

    *yawns* here we go again..

  59. Late
    November 25, 2010

    Who run fooling?  “We will be attending parliament”.  What they are going to do as usual is show up (say there present teacher) and walk out.   Why would they call protest action and sit in parliament.   Who fool you Ron?

    You have to guarantee your big monthly salary so the stupid ones will assembly outside.   Give it a break Ron or else you and the UWP will become extinct.

  60. We must Remember
    November 25, 2010

    Just looking for another reason or reasons not to attend, same tatics, different day.  Or they might go in register and walk right back out so they can get paid….Shame!

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