UWP ready for general election – Linton

Linton said the UWP is excited over the prospect of change
Linton said the UWP is excited over the prospect of change

Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Lennox Linton said the party will be ready whenever the next general election date is announced.

Linton, who was addressing a press conference on Monday, said so far the party is excited over the prospect of change.

“We are very ready, we have spent the last six months or so fine-tuning our preparations and looking at the essential things that need to be done, preparing for them. The critical activities in the home stretch of the campaign is to be adequately funded and brilliantly executed,” he noted. “So far, so good, we are excited about the prospect of change and a new government for Christmas would be nice.”

He stated the party’s main concern has to do with the strategy that the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) government is employing in order to win the election.

“It’s not a strategy based on honest engagement with the people of Dominica, as to what the issues are, what development needs of the country are, what we should do for our young people, what we should do to employ our young people who are sitting at home and what we should do for our senior citizens,” he explained.

Linton revealed that the UWP has remained standing due to growing popularity and not because of money.

“The reason we are standing, we are growing in popularity across Dominica. It’s not because we have money,” he stated. “The party that has the money is the one that finds itself struggling. With all the money they have it was still necessary, on September 11, for them to have an entire meeting in Lagon to talk about one man leading a party with little money, Lennox Linton.”

Linton stated further that every initiative by the UWP to make people know better and do better in Dominica is criticized and shot down by the DLP.

“They criticize us for asking people for money, they criticize us for a radio fund that raises $20,000. They say I use it to go here and there,” he remarked. “The reason they can criticize us for being honest in the engagement of our people is because they know that money is not a concern for them for the election.”

He stated when it comes to fooling and bribing people, “there is no shortage of money” for the DLP.

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41 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    October 16, 2014

    Labor. Must win its a must Linton is no kind of leader and so is no one in his regime. We will be home to support DLP. Big time Skerrit aint going no where the. Lil grass Hoppers can destroy the cornfields. They r to less. In minority

  2. A Doubting Thomas
    October 15, 2014

    More wishful thinking. Are they saying it is okay for a Christmastime Election this time?

    Does the UWP remember anything they have said in the past?

  3. DC
    October 14, 2014

    Unbelievable to say the least Lennox. You are unaware of your audience. You are addressing grown people like preschoolers. Are you really on planet earth? How can you promise fish tanks and swimming pools to adults and expect to be taken seriously? Oh for crying out loud! You will be defeated, you are a confused, comedian party. Swimming pool and fish tank. Hahahahahahaha! :-D

  4. October 14, 2014

    Is the United Wicked Party truly ready for Elections??? Do they realize that there are more than 60,000 devoted and loyal Laborites that are willing to ensure that the Divine Dominica Labor Party remains in power by ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!! Remember there are no voter ID’s and there are a lot of Diaspora Dominicans returning home for WCMF and Independence Celebrations :twisted: !!Take a hint! Another 10,000 or more Labor Voters are coming home very soon! Yes! It’s Labor Power for the rest of our lives. BELIEVE it!

  5. anonymous2
    October 14, 2014

    It is time for candidate number 3 to make itself known to the people, otherwise, not much is going to change. If they are still dumb enough to vote for 1 or 2, then their fate is sealed.

  6. anonymous2
    October 14, 2014

    You better be ready for Skerrit to pull out all the stops to stay in power. People had best start signing up for shifts to watch over the voting and the ballots. No electronic voting. ID required.

  7. WHO VEX VEX
    October 14, 2014

    Who ever win I must damn eat, I build under labour if workers come I will still do what I have to do. To hell with d system, it only brings problem n division.
    And If people really believe Skeritte and Linton worry with them Dominicans worst than I thought. If someone can tell me what Skeritte or Linton did for the people of Dominica before politics without benefiting personally I’m all ears or may I say eyes.
    DOMINICA will never change cause we doom our self.
    The only person that could change Dominica was ROSIE and he’s dead, Rosie helped people and Dominica.

    • anonymous2
      October 14, 2014

      You are right, however, there are a few people there that could follow in the shoes of Rosie. I don’t see them running though.

  8. EH HEH
    October 14, 2014

    we need change. we want change. we will get change. no more corruption.

    • anonymous2
      October 14, 2014

      Look out for this change thing. Look at the change that came with Obama…….for the worse.

  9. Labour
    October 14, 2014

    I thought allu say no voter I D no elections. All of a sudden allu ready Go and fix them rubbish roads all you take loan and build to pa to there. Dominicans make up there mind go back to dcp and work for two terms. Copawayzor
    And then when you run us brokes after two terms you will go las vagus and meet your things and them. Awa we want people ther for de long haul take de good time and de bad time doe try that boss. Lol

  10. October 14, 2014

    The are Ready , the people are read y. It’s all about the people.

  11. Just Observing
    October 14, 2014

    I think Lennox Linton is not serious. Lennox spent the beter part of the last ten years denigrating Roosevelt Skerrit at every opportunity he got. the last five years was the worst. Skerrit greedy. Skerrit corrupt. Skerrit thief, Skerrit this , Skerrrit that and more Skerrit. Can we forget the program “between me and You”. Every Saturday Lennox spent three hours on Roosevelt Skerrit. Let us calculate that. Three hours per week; Four weeks per month and twelve months per year for five years. 720 hours of time spent on Roosevelt Skerrit calling him thief and corrupt etc. To add to his listenership Justin case he missed somebody on the Saturday, Lennox would rush to the radio station on a Monday morning. For some time he was a regular feature on Monday mornings to emphasize some of what he said on the Saturday and later the Sunday. To Lennox’s calculations can be added that of Matt Peltier, Carlisle Jno. Baptiste, Angelo Allen and Arundel Thomas, Lambert Charles etc etc. Roosevelt Skerrit came under the political gauntlet in ways that would make the ordinary man crumble. Today Lennox is in politics. He wants to be PM on the basis of his smooth talk and eloquence. He is thin skinned to questions about the details of his economic development program. He is ill at ease with his name being called. After one year and one meeting he is complaining bitterly. Wait till the bell is rung Lennox.

    • A Doubting Thomas
      October 15, 2014

      If he cannot take the heat what should he do?

      He can ditch it out but he cannot take it.

      I hope elections will not be called until May.

  12. UDOHREADYET
    October 14, 2014

    Lennox… ELECTION is now now now now… you ready?!!!
    UDOHREADYET! 8-O

  13. real possie
    October 14, 2014

    Oh you ready? you did realize that you still don’t have voter ID cards right? I want to say thank you to the Dominicans that go out and vote and make sure these mad people never rule our country ever again.

  14. Realist
    October 14, 2014

    I frankly wish the election is call very soon so this man can be put off his misery.

    I am honestly beginning to feel sorry for him.

  15. October 14, 2014

    Leno may not be able to bribe for votes , but he can offer Dominican a better future.

  16. On the beat
    October 14, 2014

    We need change. 14 Years is enough and people are still eating crumbs . People that don’t like themselves that will continue to support that government .
    Labour will give you galvanize and make u stay another five years for the plywood.

    Change is a must not an option.

  17. FAST N FURIOUS
    October 14, 2014

    Lennox what happen you cannot take more blows?
    Is the kitchen too hot for you now?
    Why are you so obsessed with general election?
    You stayed 14 years giving Skerrit blows now you in the ring not even a good year you crying stop it. You seem to forget too quickly.
    Look like the faster election is called the less blows you will get.
    Well bro you lie. Skerrit has to take his time and call election when he finds it fit.He has up to May 2015 to do so. So in the mean time you got some blows to take for sure. Longer election takes to call,more blows on you. Stop crying because your crying won’t brake Dominicans heart. You are reaping just what you sow.

  18. On the beat
    October 14, 2014

    That would be the best christmas gift..a new government .
    Workers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Lone Ranger
    October 14, 2014

    I think the prospect of a new government for Christmas will be as delicious as our Sorrel, Black Pudding, ginger beer and all the other good stuff we have come to associate with Christmas.
    I believe the idea of political change, when it happens, will be something our fore fathers will be pleased about and will be smiling down from their heavenly rest.
    We must never forget that there are countries on this planet that do not have the luxury of being able to change a government at will, and if no no other reason, Dominicans can and should demonstrate that they are able to peacefully change a government that has been in power for 14 years… a very long time for one political party to be in office.
    We all know that power corrupts and this current regime has more than abused their welcome and have turned the country into a cess pool of corruption that can only be reversed by ushering a new government.
    I honest believe that it is now or never.
    We will have ourselves to blame if we reelect DLP and later find out our constitutional rights are abrogated and the freedoms we have come to take for granted are no longer guaranted.
    This thing called democracy cannot be taken for granted and the only way to ensure that this commonwealth remains a democracy is to vote a ruling party out from time to time. We did it to Freedom and we should do no less to Labour. They deserve to be reminded that the power of the people is vastly superior to the people in power.

    • Ahful
      October 18, 2014

      It’s that same democracy that will return the DLP to government. Sad try.

  20. Dale
    October 14, 2014

    Mr linton u right again change is coming next Monday the Melvin hall airport and that is the only change u Basters going to see

  21. Novice
    October 14, 2014

    Lennox forget that for 14 years he was talking about one (1) man: Roosevelt Skerrit. Lennox was not in national politics at the time but he is in it now and he should just prepare to take blows.

    Prepare yourself lennox because you have more blows to get. Novice you will always remain. You may be parl rep of Marigot but you will never be prime minister of this beautiful country Dominica.

    • On the beat
      October 14, 2014

      Blows ? What blows? Those filth u people were uttering only showed the populace the animalistic ways of your labour reps.

  22. Just blaze
    October 14, 2014

    Apart from Papi Lennox is the worst political candidate in the history of Dominica. He is delusional if he thinks he going to win that election and his supporters even more delusional than him if they think he is going to win that election.

    People who keep asking me where i stand I dont stand for any party I stand for whats best for Dominica and in my opinion that is not Lennox. Say what you want everybody entitled to their opinion.

    • BogoRoy Williams
      October 14, 2014

      If Mr. Lennox Linton is delusional, prove it, call the general elections. Skeritt can hide on the moon, he must call it when he comes down, we are ready and waiting. :lol:

    • truth
      October 14, 2014

      blaze ,your coments have just proven that you are the most backward thinking citizen in dominica

    • ronie
      October 14, 2014

      man mov you harsss there u wicked people ! CHANGE IS A MUST !!!!!!!! U JUST BLAZE MONKEY. time for change in this bloody place!! u people enjoying life and we poor people surfering like mad!!! cal it i say !! everybody i meet against that stupid labour party. not nothing all u doing to help out poor people ,the nurse,the police , the teachers, publoc works .0 . 0 . 0 % ??? huh and all driving bloody kia sportage and big van up and down and kia take a loan ro build my house .all you lie this time doe. wicked maniacs!

      • WHO VEX VEX
        October 14, 2014

        Stop fighting with yourself. LOL

    • ms grace
      October 15, 2014

      this is one thing I don’t understand with UWP and Labour supporters. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. You may not agree with Blaze, but why do you have to go into name calling and pettiness. The person voiced their opinion, that is the right of every citizen of this country. This is the problem we have in Dominica now. No one wants to allow people the right to voice their opinion – you just agree or disagree with them and move on…sigh… It’s high time this country got over politics. :roll: :roll:

  23. dreamon
    October 14, 2014

    This man is so very funny! what or who makes him think he will ever win anything! DLp will still win again this time bigger!

  24. King Skerrit
    October 14, 2014

    Yessss!..Our new Prime Minister. God’s speed sir. We are ready. .assertive not aggressive!

  25. stop the politics
    October 14, 2014

    lenox you know niether you nor your party is ready for general elections. if so start publishing your manifesto, and other plans for the countries development. lennox you like a drowning man grabing at anything to try and fool the people. we won’t get distracted by what you say
    labour ka twavay

    • truth
      October 14, 2014

      you want lennox to publish his manifesto for labor to copy on it? ,you are as foolish as your leader

    • ?????????
      October 14, 2014

      You should log onto uwpdominica.com

      People like you just run your mouth uninformed…. vote on plans and wat u read. not hear say…do your research…

      The fact of the matter is they do have plans. You need to pay attention dumb laborite.

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