UWP promises public servant salary increase

Linton said the UWP is cognizant of the services of public servants
Linton said the UWP is cognizant of the services of public servants

The United Workers Party (UWP) has promised salary increase for public servant if it is voted into office.

Describing public servants as invaluable contributors to the country’s development, party leader, Lennox Linton said they will recieve 1.5 percent in the first two years and a three percent increase in the third year of a UWP administration.

“In our first budget we will grant increases to public officers,” Linton said at a presentation at the Arawak House of Culture on Tuesday evening. “We are making provisions for increases as opposed to the zero, zero, zero that the government is offering.”

According to him the UWP is cognizant of the invaluable contribution that the public servants make and the party will devote a negotiating team that will work along with the Unions to “smooth out issues of salary increases and non-salary benefits.”

“This is important in ensuring that there are minimum disruptions to our budget process and the overall sustainability of our fiscal program,” he stated adding that the UWP will “streamline the government’s spending by reducing waste and improving efficiency within government’s operations.”

He pointed out that UWP’s mission is to “develop and grow a model green economy that rewards enterprise, puts our people to work for decent wages, give a fair chance to all and secure our place on the global trade of goods and services.”

“This mission is implicit with the words of our national anthem, Isle of beauty, Isle of splendour, Isle to all so sweet and fair, all must surely gaze in wonder at thy gifts so rich and rare,” he stated.

Linton said said that over the past 14 years the Dominican economy has suffered a “chronic lack of leadership, resulting in low and declining growth rising unemployment and increasing poverty.”

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113 Comments

  1. The Facts
    July 26, 2014

    May this writing not be discarded and placed in the trash. Please allow the people to read all sensible comments. Let us be fair to all.
    Some of you UWP supporters do not like to read this. Note, I did not say “may” because it is noted, anything stated pro DLP do not please you. However, you must be fair. This is also an act of godliness. Nevertheless, I am informing you especially those who reside in D/ca, if they are not aware of this.
    Canada has three levels of elected government, Federal, for all of Canada; Provincial, for each of the provinces of Canada and Municipal for each city of Canada. These governments are elected. We went to the Polls to elect them.
    Their budgets are presented at different times of the year; not all at once. At no time does an Opposition ever present a budget and by no means before, during or after the elected governments present their budgets.
    It is surprising and strange that such a system exists in D/ca and the UWP leader did such a thing. If this has been customary in Dominica, it is inappropriate that this should ever occur. It should be discontinued.
    An elected government is the only one who has the mandate, from the people, who elected him/her to present a budget; not the Opposition.
    The Opposition has to wait, if elected, to present a budget; not before the election is won by that Party. I find this senseless and stupidity that this should ever occur.
    The Opposition has the right and could dispute/debate the budget as presented by the elected government which is usually the norm and is expected. This is as far as this Opposition should go.
    The Opposition should never put itself at par with the Prime Minister and Leader of the country. They should be cognizant of who is the PM and who is the Opposition and have respect for the PM and his position. Otherwise, it appears that the Opposition is trying to take the place of the elected PM, to demean him, to compete with him and relaying to the people that this Leader is more capable of preparing a better budget. than the elected PM. This is so wrong and a NO!NO!
    Opposition, the appropriate time is, wait until, if you win the election. Then you will have a mandate to prepare a budget and hopefully an appropriate one.
    Furthermore, a budget is not prepared immediately after a Party wins the election and assumes office. The Party needs time to feel its way around and weigh out the situation of the economy and revenue and what needs to be done prior to preparing a budget and presenting it to the people.
    This makes good sense. Intelligent people should know this and agree with it. They do not have to be a politician to know that.

  2. listener
    July 24, 2014

    Lenox you really think Running Dominica is running a talk show? you made so many fopas running talk shows faced so many law suits give me a break lenox change is a mess

  3. Money Money Money
    July 24, 2014

    Where are you going to get money to increase public servant salary, when there is none. Promises are comfort to a fool. You don’t know if you will win. Sir don’t count your chicken before they are hatch.

    • The Facts
      July 26, 2014

      How true! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  4. Figuhr Fabien
    July 24, 2014

    This is so ridiculous. How in the world could someone PROMISE civil servants a salary before assuming office? Can I assume that he knows the state of the treasury, and that he won’t go the way of all others, and lament the emptiness of the coffers after he is sworn in?

    • The Facts
      July 24, 2014

      :lol: It made me laugh. I have wondered about that. This is stranger than fiction. How could it happen that as an opposition he presented a budget? It looks like he has high hopes, jumping the gun.

  5. still
    July 24, 2014

    Whilst ask this sounds good there are a few questions I would like to ask. When taxes and duties are reduced where will the new revenue stream be coming from? With Dominica’s population size it is difficult to make such reductions and still have funds to do all these things. Will finding come from donors? How many investors will we have coming? If we go into manufacturing do we have the funds to redevelop the port? Dominica truly needs a larger population in order to be able to compete on a the global market. Cutting taxes and duties will only put Dominica in a deeper home than it already is. So Whilst I love the ideas put forward what will be done to ensure that they will be sustainable. Let’s put party politics aside and look at the bigger picture of how we go about developing Dominica.

  6. Anonymous
    July 24, 2014

    Why is UWP making make so many promises?

  7. Anonymous
    July 24, 2014

    And linton, he will not talk about the international airport as part of the budget because he is planning to build it under the boot system. I think you are familiar with that.

  8. Anonymous
    July 24, 2014

    Lennox has decided that his budget is better for Dominica but I beg to differ. Lennox all the issues you are claiming that the PM’s budget did not address are being addressed on a daily basis, for example, unemployment- check out the NEP program, opening of the coffee plant and abattoir. Also construction jobs from the housing revolution. That is why the IMF, world Bank and ECCB has acknowledged that we have had significant reduction in unemployment and poverty over the years. The geothermal plant along with the coffee plant and abattoir will help grow the economy. We cannot depend on the mere words of a few men who have managed to run themselves broke over the years. DLP have a proven track record that is why most of our neighbouring states are now looking to us for answers to their economic woes.

  9. humble_me
    July 24, 2014

    Team Dominica, not sure how you will met the economy but you are making promises And I quote “If it is voted into office, what is this ????????????????????????????????????

    • The Facts
      July 24, 2014

      He is not yet PM! Will he ever be?

  10. Tweety
    July 24, 2014

    let me just say as enticing as Mr Lintons budget sounds any real financial worker or economist can tell u that the people will suffer in the long run. when u start cutting on the taxes of the country the next liable source will be people’s salaries. incomes tax will increase as a result to make up for the lose of income to the country once its main source (VAT) is cut down. what i think Mr linton gave was not a budget (look up the meaning of budget which includes figures) i more believe that he gave a detailed plan of what is to be expected if his party were to win the election. I for one listened and there are some good points that he made however some of the ideas he gave are quite similar to the last time UWP was in power and we all know what happened then. salaries were being paid in the middle of the following month, spending decreased and the treasury was left empty. so people we need to listen to both budgets and analyze. cause both have pros and cons however UWP “budget” does have me concerned as to what will happen in the long run when this plans are implemented.

  11. GiveMeTheMeatAndPota
    July 24, 2014

    I am a supporter of the UWP and a civil servant and would be very happy to see an increase in salaries. However, after reading this article I am left with more questions than answers:

    Mr. Linton was very specific about the percentage increase and over what period, but the article lacks information pertaining to where that money is expected to come from, i,.e, is it linked to increased taxes or another form of generating revenue that will allow government to meet this increase? Will there be cuts in other areas to allow for the amount of money that will be needed on a monthly basis to sustain these new salaries?

    If that information has been provided i think it would be prudent to provide that information in the same article and if it hasn’t been provided then the question should be asked so we are not left with more questions than answers. In short, don’t just give us the gravy, give us the meat and potatoes.

  12. Native
    July 24, 2014

    Alot of empty promises from UWP —
    just talk to try to get votes — LABOR to win at the next elections

  13. slimmers
    July 24, 2014

    lennox is not in power now so he will make all kind of promises. My PM is doing good for the country leave the man do his work

    • Princess
      July 24, 2014

      He is doing his work alright, because you have less money in your pocket and less food on your table.

  14. Educator
    July 24, 2014

    So how is that going to square off with the government’s plan to raise the personal tax deduction? That is already going to cost the treasury a fair bit. Does that mean the civil servants are going to get a double increase?

    • The Facts
      July 24, 2014

      Having two budgets, one of the elected PM and one of the opposition, not the elected government.. Rather confusing isn’t it?

  15. Anonymous
    July 24, 2014

    I have decided I’m NOT voting. both the UWP and LABOUR Suck.

    just pure crap from both lennox and linton. pure crap. smh.

    We need a real….new party. im not talking about papi show, so don’t even go there.

    DOMINICA FINI BATT….

  16. BOLD UWP SUPPORTER
    July 24, 2014

    Greetings;

    I am very much disturbed by these promises made by my Team Dominica Leader. The last time UWP gave salary increases and all the goodies…when the Dominica Labour Party took office they met an empty Treasury and I had to suffer a salary cut and all kind of measures to resuscitate the economy. Election is around the corner and although I wont say that the salary increase is not possible by Team Dominica but I need to know WHERE IS THIS MONEY COMING FROM AND WHO WILL SUFFER AT THE END….

    COME STRAIGHT WITH PEOPLE….
    DON’T PUT US IN DEEPER TROUBLE…

    I AM TEMPTED TO BELIEVE NOW THAT THESE MEN I TRUSTED TO RUN DOMINICA AREN’T ACTUALLY THE CANDIDATE….

    PLEASE COME WITH ANOTHER PLAN OF ACTION IF YOU WANNA KEEP THIS VOTE….

    WESLEY CONSTITUENCY MEMBER….

    • humble_me
      July 24, 2014

      That is so true

  17. Annon
    July 24, 2014

    I like opposition but where are they getting the money from?? I hope they not thinking of selling Dowasco, like they did Domlec. Treasonous!
    With all the PROMISES, Don’t even think of it.

  18. eyeballs
    July 24, 2014

    Way papa look promises. I hope they come true. Poor people. Don’t they recall that same guy who is promising so much was once a manager or supervisor at DCP and treated the employees there like dirt? Promises my foot. Votes you want

  19. fi
    July 24, 2014

    People please don’t let linton fool you all with increase of salary that’s want every body wants but use you all head the water I see that covered Da is cry you all will be crying if linton gets into power. I am not making this up am speaking the truth.

  20. Dominican
    July 24, 2014

    So you have to call the person a fool for speaking the truth? The man don’t work, he walk around bad talking every foreign government that help DA. Linton is a lie. If you think you will win election through insult, then go on. UWP follower are so short sighted.

  21. July 24, 2014

    tell all those that asking where the money coming from, go to hell , go to hell is not none of there dam business, where team dominica going to get money to do what they have to do.

  22. True Patriot
    July 23, 2014

    Good job my brother, not duty on building materials? Amen to that. We de young people of dominica especially the single underpaid mothers, we need that to get a roof over our heads.
    Is God that send you to give us hope, hope in a country that is being destroyed by a leader with no vision, supported by people who wearing wooden glasses. Dominicans put Dominica first, not skerrit!!!

    • spider
      July 27, 2014

      Compare o duty on building materials with 4 1/2 percent interest rates on mortgages, $25,000 mortgage tax allowance……..on top of that, o income tax on all income $25,000 or less a year….. furthermore the saving from o duty on building materials are seldom passed on to the customer

  23. True Patriot
    July 23, 2014

    De Caribbean Change what happen they paying you to come dere and talk that foolishness. Did you listen to Lennox? If you did, did you understand anything. Adult education have literacy classess I would suggest you get enrolled. You not seeing de state of de country. Who bring it to that state? Is it Lennox or Skerrit?

    • De Caribbean Change
      July 24, 2014

      what you are seeing or hearing is the STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS from Skerrit, not the state of the economy, madame. you need to take some adult literacy classes and educate yourself to the utmost.

  24. The Facts
    July 23, 2014

    When you make promises of salary increase, ensure that after tax is deducted their net monthly salary is at least more than $10.00. Otherwise this is no salary increase at all but a mere pittance and insult which would be disappointing and discouraging.

  25. common sense
    July 23, 2014

    All of all you damn labourites that saying this and that, about how Linton not going to fulfill all these promises if gets into office.

    Why all you not admitting that Skerrit is the ONE that have us in that state we in now, the horrible, underdeveloped state that we have to fight tooth and nail to try to fix.

    I’m not into party politics and all that nonsense like the simple minded sheep dummy-nicans. I believe in honesty and common sense and hard work. Dominica is in a bad place right now (thanks in part to the current government) Whether UWP or Labour, I think we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. I just rather pick the lesser of the two evils.

    I simply cannot vote for Skerrit and his cabal again after all the rubbish they’ve been doing the last few years, just NO development at all. Money going to the rich and the poor and middle class getting the short end of the stick. So all you labourites find that bringing that Joker back…. is better than giving Linton a chance? Boy look some sot people in this country wi… stupes!!!!!!!!! :roll:

    Take off the RED and BLUE rose coloured glasses people please and see the damn light, it’s not blue, or green or any other color. It’s just what is best for D/A that needs to be done. For me right now that just happen to be the UWP and ONLY because Labour is simply out of the question, I’m not here for their crap again

    • spider
      July 27, 2014

      Compare o duty on building materials with 4 1/2 percent interest rates on mortgages, $25,000 mortgage tax allowance……..on top of that, o income tax on all income $25,000 or less a year….. furthermore the saving from o duty on building materials are seldom passed on to the customer

    • spider
      July 27, 2014

      All I hear from your comments is anger and “crap”…still looking for th “common sense”

  26. diaspora too
    July 23, 2014

    Great Vision, great Insight… Lennox Linton is a God sent. like Moses to free the people.

    • De Caribbean Change
      July 23, 2014

      man, you need to see a doctor for your vision before you talk about great vision.

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2014

      No boy Lennox is Joshua. Eddie is Moses. LoL

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2014

      This is the best joke thus far!

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2014

      …then you woke up.

    • tell
      July 27, 2014

      You condeming yourself to be comparing lenex with moses.

  27. dougy wag
    July 23, 2014

    Bro anansi

  28. Anonymous
    July 23, 2014

    UWP is a party of action. We do not only talk. When we win the election you will see the wonders of this country! you will be amaze what this county can be!

    • listener
      July 24, 2014

      @ Anonymous ,You mean amaze like between 1995/2000? Alas papa bondier

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2014

      Espwa Mal Papie!

  29. Anonymous
    July 23, 2014

    I certainly would be home more often if DA had an international airport.

    • MeCamem
      July 24, 2014

      Ma-ter

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2014

      hmm, whats an international airport with no international flights. Do you really thing airport is the problem? Dominica is not a destination on demand, if it was then more airlines would be coming in to Melville Hall. I worked in and studied aviation, international airport aint the problem. There are sooooo many regional companies that can come into Melville Hall and they dont, you really think its because of Dominica not having an international airport? Ha!!

      • Princess
        July 24, 2014

        Not having an international airport is a big part of the problem.

      • Mahaut
        July 24, 2014

        @Anonymous – if you really want to come home the lack of an international airport should not be a deterrent. You should probably say if funds were always readily available you would come more often.

  30. ps
    July 23, 2014

    I am in need of an increase and that killer VAT needs to be revised.

    good presentation last night. good plans and ideas for the development of Dominica. However the reds will not see it because they want skerrit to remain in power forever. everything you say is wrong in their eyes. that is what you call small minded people.

    but you know what I honestly think God is hardening their hearts so that His people will come to Him more and His name will be glorified just as he did to Pharaoh’s heart when the Israelites were suffering under the Egyptians. We want to be free from the bonds skerrit.

    • listener
      July 24, 2014

      @Ps huh so you really enjoyed the show eh! when will be part two na? any way next time remember it’s not real it’s just a show like what cokes and eglaisia does do.

  31. winston warrington
    July 23, 2014

    I do not believe Dr Fontaine had any input in this presentation, for no mention was made of revenue projections, recurring expenditures, capital development or new revenue source. Any enticement to foreign investors must be tied to sacrificial tax concessions over the long term as might be observed in other OECS countries. Mr Linton’s pretensions make good pre-election theatre; but our economic woes demand some metric to fathom both dimension and direction of our future fiscal policies.

    • Lucy
      July 23, 2014

      Winston stop talking,,,,,,,,what is the temp in Philadelphia?

      • winston warrington
        July 25, 2014

        Lucy, who invented you?

    • tell
      July 27, 2014

      You are a blade.

  32. ps
    July 23, 2014

    I am definitely in need of an increase

    • eyeballs
      July 24, 2014

      Yeah….dream on and pray for the fairy princess to put it under the UWP pillow.

  33. Dominica @ heart
    July 23, 2014

    Lennox will say almost anything to get in power…stupesssss..

  34. Ohhh Dominica!
    July 23, 2014

    Good! My PM eyes is on Discover Dominica and Invest Dominica. Please my incoming Prime Minister, change the old boards, and build brand new homes with new boards. All the furniture in the houses need to change also……all those hiding the documents on the villa bobol, this is the only thing they are effective in doing, dirty work.

  35. De Caribbean Change
    July 23, 2014

    the man sounds just like KENNY ANTHONY of St Lucia. made all these promises to the electorate of st lucia, just to topple the now opposition party, including more jobs, salary increases to civil servants. now he can’t pay civil servants their monthly salary, he is cutting jobs and more jobs. now st lucians are regretting. dominicans – do not let lennox linton fool you all.
    just another political gimmick. time will tell with gaston browne in antigua. now he going chinese all the way. first it was allen stanford.

    • Princess
      July 24, 2014

      You have already been fooled and not by Mr. Linton.

    • SMDH
      July 24, 2014

      Bajans heard the same…n now its job cuts, increase taxes, road tax, no more free education, garbage tax, liquor license increase, redundancies, closures, and the works…

      Dont be fooled by these people…before u know it the Treasury empty again, the borrowing money at high rates, not paying Social Security, lying about computer break down and salaries meet another one…

      REMEMBER DOMINICANS SO WE DON’T MAKE THE MISTAKE AGAIN!

  36. Great
    July 23, 2014

    At last there is light at the end of the tunnel. Thank You Team Dominica. The Saw for Sure!

    • eyeballs
      July 24, 2014

      8-O After election you will see the light and your eyes will be like this 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O :-P

  37. Anonymous
    July 23, 2014

    where are you all going to get the money from. You all could not even carry out a good campaign instead you all try to win people all u worrying about skerrit who is already a winner.

    • The Facts
      July 23, 2014

      What puzzles me is, why did the opposition have to present a budget and at this time? That Party is not yet elected and in power.

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2014

      @ Anonymous you sound so ridiculous asking where they going to get the money from. Where and how do other sitting Governments get money.

  38. July 23, 2014

    Our government should put things in place to attract investors nothing mansion too attract investors our people doesn’t have the resources to invest, Dominica will not be able to improve without investors come to our shores or spend more time in Dominica,government should look other small islands how they became developed country, an international airport should be the first priority .all develop countries have an international airport.

  39. Anonymous
    July 23, 2014

    DNO, I don’t think Mr Linton promised “1.5 percent in the first two years and a three percent increase in the third year of a UWP administration. ” I though he said 1.5% for 2012/13; 1.5% for 2013/14 and 3% for 2014/15.

    • The Facts
      July 23, 2014

      The election is not yet called and he, as the opposition, is presenting a budget?

      • DANZIGER
        July 24, 2014

        I think the budget name is PAWOL POUR RIRE.

    • lmbo
      July 24, 2014

      Thats event worst…2012/2013 is long gone – he going to give retroactive pay…with the little money PM save in the Treasury…O Lord…Popar Gard!

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  40. CALL IT BY IT NAME
    July 23, 2014

    Way to go. This is our next PM. Mr. Skerrit needs to be voted out now. Why is he not calling elections. Skerrit call elections please. We need to implement TEAM DOMINICAS’ budget. You are obstructing justice. Get out off the way. When I heard Mr. Linton articulate the teams’ budget I literally shivered and cried. Brilliant. It is the only hope for our beautiful country. Lord hear our pray. Deliver us from the evil regime.

    • Dominica @ heart
      July 23, 2014

      implement budget is joke…Lennox just let things sound nice for the ignorant people of his party that are always fast to oppose any and everything MY prime minister says.. open your eye people politics is politics one point or another they will all look to develop themselves, so when Lennox come with all his increase for public servant my foot…ask him how much will he be pocketing on the side since that’s the only reason he is so eager to get power….bogus team… Dominica, change is a must ” pure crap. the evil regime is yet to come , it is what u all are crying for if the so called team Dominica comes in power.

    • The Facts
      July 23, 2014

      You can’t wait, eh? Hope in the long run you will not be disappointed. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • listener
      July 24, 2014

      @ CALL IT BY IT NAME where is your incoming pm running na? not elected ,not in the senate ,not yet have a place to run but is your next Pm , do you live on earth or are you an alien?

  41. helllo
    July 23, 2014

    But sir create a job for yourself, make Thompson try to plant vertiver, and make us see something nuh. Is like you just there waiting in the wing. You never mention your start up capital( because according to you the country broke) so where is the starting point.

    • ps
      July 23, 2014

      you don’t know what the hell you speaking. clueless fool!

      but it is true the country brokes…..is not a lie. everything is a struggle. your salary don’t stay in your hands ,. as soon as you get your salary it finish the same day with the high cost of living in the country. Dominica is financially disable . admit that.

      • PZ
        July 24, 2014

        “everything is a struggle. your salary don’t stay in your hands ,. as soon as you get your salary it finish the same day”

        Wat U doz do with uwr “SALARY” like dat?
        Go an fish after work noh! :mrgreen:

    • ??????????????????
      July 23, 2014

      @hello Go to school. SAC SOT!
      Your understanding has fled to brutish beast. Your paro! Have you contributed money to our treasury?
      Lennox forced the return of over $500 000.00 bobol money.
      Go to a rehabilitation center.

  42. July 23, 2014

    You are making all these promises can you tell me where will get the funding from.Thomas said he will make mahaut the third town but none of you guys are saying where will the funding for all these offers and programs are coming from.

    • JIM
      July 23, 2014

      Look at the brains in Team Dominica, and the question is already answered.

      • listener
        July 24, 2014

        @Jim the broke brains?

  43. Love
    July 23, 2014

    Sir, are you for real! I have to question your sanity. You are promising the rose garden, the gold mine, the brighter tomorrow, the rainbow ,even what doesn’t exist. People why can’t you see beyond this rhetoric player. Isn’t there a person in the UWP camp who can tell their leader he cannot chew all he has on his plate. DNO, we are frustrated with Mr. Novice, is that the best you have to offer! Mr. novice is
    eloquent ,yes, but, being eloquent is a gift not a skill, trade, or degree.

    • De Caribbean Change
      July 23, 2014

      eloquent my foot.

      • #
        July 23, 2014

        @Se Caribbean Change Not eloquent my foot. It’s eloquence galore. I like to hear him articulate himself. I LEARN QUITE A LOT FROM HIM! Brilliant son of the soil. This is why he can sell Skerrit for nothing. He is simply brighter, not only more eloquent.

    • Anonymous
      July 23, 2014

      it is a gift given to him from God.at least he is making his gift known but I wonder if you have a gift.

      we are aiming for the stars!

      • The Facts
        July 23, 2014

        If you are aiming for the stars, you will never get there; not in your lifetime. It is too high and far for you and so you cannot reach it. Tough luck.

    • JIM
      July 23, 2014

      @Love So you know the meaning of novice? Isn’t Skerrit a novice in terms of his understanding of basec EconomicParlance. Go by Jays and buy yourself a dictionary. Novice is a word i like. I stared as a novice in everything just like stupid you. The Characters on the ANIMAL SHOW has made you to believe that it is a curse or an insult. IT IS NOT MY DEAR!!!! They have made you a slave that they can manipulate. Well my friend it is not a curse or an insultive word eh. Teach it to your brother, sister, friend, children, etc.
      LINTON is not only eloquent he can also sell Skerrit and all the other clowns in the Labour Party all together in terms of brilliance. TELL SKERRIT TO DEBATE HIM NAH!!!!!.
      ILOVE HI,M!

  44. tell
    July 23, 2014

    People will say any thing that comes from their to get vote.

  45. Change is a must
    July 23, 2014

    If any civil servant votes for skerrit…they wicked……The same way you like your money we like it too..
    .UWP IS REALLY A CARING PARTY. THEY PUT WORKERS FIRST!

    • De Caribbean Change
      July 23, 2014

      these are empty promises, madame. lennox is fooling you all. these guys are wishie washers with empty promises. wake up, dominicans.

  46. Anonymous
    July 23, 2014

    Dear Mr. Linton, whilst I am a UWP supporter I would not generally give them wage increases. Instead, I would give them some intense training in how to deal with the general public (their customers) and then I would have them closely supervised. If they don’t shape up I would sack them. A vast majority of them do not deserve to work for government. They are a disgrace to themselves and to the government. So watch them closely!

  47. Labour Power
    July 23, 2014

    This is absolute rubbish! :mrgreen:

  48. Lougaoo Mem
    July 23, 2014

    A salary increase should not be only for the politicians, and not their civil servants as is in this case. The civil servants, police, firemen are the fuel of the nations engine to keep it running. So why not give them their dues? Good deal Mr. Linton.

    • De Caribbean Change
      July 23, 2014

      bull crap, you fool. lennox is fooling you all.

  49. iam there
    July 23, 2014

    you are a joker! punch of lies! ABRACADABRA BUDGET

  50. bumble
    July 23, 2014

    True tht… The economy has worsen over the past 14 years!!!

  51. Pedro
    July 23, 2014

    Well done Mr Linton. You are well aware that you need a motivated civil service to implement your ambitious programme to improve the economy of Dominica. You have provided hope for the people and they give you the support.

  52. July 23, 2014

    All you will say anything just to get vote

  53. TRUEMAN
    July 23, 2014

    ***A BETTER IDEA***

    “Lennox Linton said they will recieve 1.5 percent in the first two years and a three percent increase in the third year of a UWP administration.”

    ……………………………………

    Even if this might be possible. One of the most important thing in my opinion is to increase the budget for our countries national security; Especially police departments, legal system.

    We ensure that our country has adequate infrastructures that will promote and strengthen our systems of justice/law & order. Law and order must be the hallmark of any country’s success.

    Currently our justice system is lacking urgent attention.

    Public servant salary increase should not be a priority at this time until ALL the key factors mention are address and satisfied.

    Any country wich seeks growth and prosperity MUST begin with a good justice system. Law and order is the backbone of a country’s prosperity/success.

    So Mr.Linton, thank you BUT no thank you!!

    I prefer justice of salary increase. Because if DA’s justice system is broken no type of salary increase will make our lives better.

    Still best wishes for all!

    -Thanks

  54. 2Cute
    July 23, 2014

    :-D Nice one lennox..Offcourse you will say that now

    • philme
      July 23, 2014

      politicians game

    • Anonymous
      July 23, 2014

      like skerrit!

  55. Neutral
    July 23, 2014

    Tell us where this money is coming from? TAX

    • Anonymous
      July 23, 2014

      where is it coming from now?

    • >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      July 23, 2014

      @Neutral He need not tell me. If a clueless, inept, stupid, wasteful, DUNCE bunch of men and women like what comprise Skerrit’s cabinet can get money to fritter away like no other country in the Caribbean, what makes you believe that a brilliant team like Team Dominica/UWP WILL NOT GET UP TO 10 times more?.
      Can you compare the lasy menand women is Skerrit’s corrupt party to those BRILLIANT BRAINS in Team Dominica?
      HERE ARE A FEW OF THE BRILLIANCE
      Captain Lennox linton (he can sell Skerrit for 50 cents)
      Dr Thompson Fontaine one of the Caribbean finest Economist
      Joshua Francis Economist among othere
      Claudius Sanford Economist
      Joseph Isaac also Economist
      Ron Green
      Isaac Baptiste, anong all the others. the Labour party has only ONE bright political mind tim tim( and the party has him quietly under control)
      If Skerrit who does not know what Economnic Growth is can get money, why won’t these men get 100 times more. THEY KNOW HOW TO GROW THE ECONOMY so that you will work and help to increase our exports. Are you lazy? Skerrit does not have a clue when it comes to stimulating the economy. SHAME ON HIM!

      • Anonymous
        July 24, 2014

        Listen stop looking at this people through rose tinted there is nothing great or brillant about any if them .

  56. %
    July 23, 2014

    Let me commend you again Mr Linton. I listened to the entire budget address, and summing it up in one word i would say that it was “IMPRESSIVE”. Every single line made sense, and at least you and your HIGHLY COMPETENT TEAM offered HOPE to the poor Dominican people. Skerrits strength is to garble nonsense. A weak and inept Finance Minister,Skerrit lacks understanding of what he reads, and of even basic economujic terms.. He is simply being manipulated by those who are smarter than him! POOR FELLOW!
    Well done Linton. In a depressed economy a smart brain like you obviously know that people’s spending power needs to be boosted!
    This is what separates the two parties:
    UWP/Team Dominica’s BRILLIANCE as compared to the
    BRAINLESS gang parading as a Labour Party!
    I WELCOME THE OFFER!
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!

    • De Caribbean Change
      July 23, 2014

      empty vessels make the most noise. you shake a bag of coal and what do you get? – dust – that’s uwp.

    • philme
      July 23, 2014

      politicians game

    • The Facts
      July 23, 2014

      Since you support him, he could say anything and you will agree without giving it a good thought and for feasibility, just as the other supporters.

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