UWP “ready to rumble” – Linton

Linton said the UWP is in full gear
Linton said the UWP is in full gear

Even before prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced the December 8 date for General Election, leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, said the party’s campaign is in full gear.

Skerrit announced the date of the election on Wednesday afternoon but speaking at a UWP press conference on Wednesday morning, Linton said the UWP is ready to go.

“We are ready to rumble, the party is in gear, the campaign is in gear…” he said.

According to him, the UWP will be stepping up its election campaign with major political activities over the next few days.

There will be political meetings in all 21 constituencies and a major rally in the Roseau South Consituency on November 9, dubbed “Victory for Change.”

“Tonight we will be all around Dominica, in every single constituency with a block meeting,” he said. “These block meetings are designed to present our state of readiness to the voters of Dominica, all around Dominica between 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm. There will be a political meeting tonight in every constituency, in all 21 constituencies. Some of the constituencies we will be doing whistle stops and some will have only block meetings, but there will be political activities on the theme of our readiness.”

Linton also raised concerns over electoral reform in Dominica.

“There is no question that we are ready for this election, the question is whether the electoral commission whose responsibility it is to deliver free and fair election, whether that commission is ready for elections,” he stated. “We have come to more than a year since the electoral commission has been talking to us about Identification Cards for voting, which go back to a decision that the commission made back in 2008. To date the commission cannot tell the people of Dominica whether we will vote with an accurate register of electors or whether we will have ID cards for voting.”

Linton further stated that the party is concerned that the electoral commission is going to be “conducting elections on the same old arrangements that have existed now and which have been manipulated effectively by the Dominica Labour Party, especially in the last two elections.”

“I refer here specifically the inaccurate list of electors, the fact that overseas based nationals who have been out of the country for more than five years, therefore should not be on the register by law, are still allowed to vote by the electoral commission, the fact that people have been known to vote in the name of dead people,” he said.

According to him, the UWP is well informed on arrangements being made for foreign nationals to cast ballots.

“We are hearing all sorts of arrangements being made for foreign nationals to cast ballots in this elections in the names of Dominicans who might be dead,” Linton stated. “All of that is exactly why over the years the Electoral Commission itself, the Chief Elections Officer, visiting groups of observers from the Commonwealth, from the OAS, CARICOM have recommended electoral reform.”

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168 Comments

  1. easy
    November 7, 2014

    Uwp must keep focus. Keep to issues n stick to the plan.. This government has many questions to answer before they could think of being re= elected. To much bobol, corruption, mal practice n empty promises. Skerritt has continued to fool Dominicans year in and year out.
    Dominicans are to be blamed for the state of de economy, youth, development, international airport n so forth, no forgetting poverty…… majority of Dominicans are struggling to servive yet still they saying they are Red ready, just pure foolishness n blindness. The labour slogan should be labour pa ka twave. In stead of all these lies. Labour came in to power through lies n they have remained in power through lies n constant lying.
    Time for change because God knows labour party is not authentic n have any moral authority…….
    Time for change, only rouge leaders wanna remain in power for so long…. Skerrrrritt wanna be like baby doc or papa doc, many signs of dese guys in Skeerritt.
    The day will come when Dominicans will cry when they hear that name Skerritt. Its coming sooon, prophesy.

  2. Francisco Telemaque
    November 6, 2014

    “development–which are about the necessities and not the luxuries–which we need for contented living.”(Elizabeth Xavier).

    You know why there are so many poor people like you in Dominica, it is because of your stupid mentality. What is wrong with having luxury; or living in Luxury? I know you are going to talk something about God, however, I am here to tell you that it is not the wish of God that any human alive should live on welfare, or want of anything, or in poverty!

    For he said said in his word, that he is the one who make people rich; that is not a direct quote, or verbatim according to how it is written in the Bible; but he also said you have not because you ask not. He told us whatsoever we want to ask his Father in my name (not Francisco name) in the name of Jesus, believing you receive it and it will be given unto you.

    So, what is the definition of “whatsoever?” I believe the simplest way to define that would mean anything that one wants. And since you are a preacher, I refer you to King Solomon, when he prayed for wisdom, God Jehovah decided since he did not pray for riches, he was going to make Solomon the richest man of that time. Again the Bible spells out how rich Abraham was, and be reminded it was not rich in sprit as some religion such as the Roman Catholic, and some protestants teach.

    If you read you Bible you may find where the Bible stated, (gave an account) of the amount of money in gold and also silver, along with the amount of Cattle, Sheep Ox’s , and Asses (Donkeys ), Abraham had. What about the male servants, and the female servants he had. I keep telling people like you before you open your mouth and disgorge rubbish, you need to know what you are conveying to people. If it is your desire to live in poverty, God will allow you to remain in poverty, but that is not his will! “You have not because you ask not!

    If you are going to be a beggar; beg from God, and not people such as Skerrit; or any other politician, because they are not the source of anything, God Jehovah is the source of everything.

    Knock and it will open unto you; seek and yea shall find, and that is for whatsoever you desire; the Bible will support my argument. If it was God wish for anyone he created to be poor, and living in poverty he would not have said: when a man dies, he should leave enough for his children, and his children; children. One have to be very rich to be able to leave so much behind for his children, and his grand children. So, according to Ambrose George and company I quote: “come” again.”

    I am surprised that someone like you who acts as if you are an authority over the words of God would know it is not the wish of God Jehovah that any body including you Elizabeth should live a poor and miserable life in poverty! Blame the world system for the poverty that 99.9999% of the worlds inhabitants live with. Jesus said I come that you might have life more abundantly: how can one have in abundance when they are consumed in poverty!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  3. UDOHREADYET
    November 6, 2014

    Somebody tell me why does this guy make such inflammatory statements without proof? If you state that some people are voting using identification of dead persons then give at least one name of a dead person who has voted. If you believe that Dominicans living out of the country more than 5 years are coming down to vote, then provide the names of such that you know. If you wanted ID cards for voting then you should have supported it and been part of the process when it was being introduced. At this stage in the game you need to crawl out of skerro bottom… where you like to live and start talking about your own party and yourself! UDOHREADYET

  4. Dominica Massive
    November 6, 2014

    You must study politics carefully.E C Loblack and Phyllis Alfre formed the Labour party in 1955 ,,,They left the Labour Party and formed the Freedom PARTY.It was the labourites in Senjo who asked for a new party then some others followed and formed UWP,They the Uwp treated a founder member from Senjo as a black sheep .

  5. Nubian Princess
    November 6, 2014

    LABOURRRRRRRR POWERRRRR

  6. Call-it-nuh
    November 6, 2014

    UWP “ready to rumble” – Linton ?
    Awa
    Maybe Linton and UWP
    Ready to Fumble
    Ready to Stumble
    Ready to Grumble and
    Ready to Tumble
    . . But it seems that most Dominicans just
    Red, Red, Red Ready!

  7. Native
    November 6, 2014

    Ready to Rumble or Ready to GRUMBLE !!!!!!

  8. youngster
    November 6, 2014

    people who vote for labour this election are wicked bastrds. the country have no job, no incrrease for police,nurse,up to now public works cannot get no money. them man kill the bloody country.people bawling ,cost of living high high , them people voleh voleh ,they wicked, they doe care a damn about we poor people huh??? and u mean to tell me all you going to vote labour, papa bordier if them people there win the election dominica finnish! labourites u all are wicked people!

  9. BLUE IS BACK
    November 6, 2014

    Dominica for 14 plus years Labour was in government and what have they have done , seriously?

    comparing the two parties it is obvious that TEAM DOMIICA has the better and qualified representatives to make things happen,to bring Dominica to where it suppose to be .

  10. Slamdunk
    November 6, 2014

    Sorry but I remember the dark days under the UWP. We are not ready to go back in such days.

    • truth
      November 6, 2014

      Slamdunk ,YOU LIE LIE LIE ., you think you can fool dominicans ,
      I was here for the four and a half years of workers , ,and doing buisness too ,
      This was the best years spent in dominica ,money was flowing , we could travel for vacation monoe was meeting money ,building materials was duty free , Tex books for school children was free , any body could buy a used vehicle ,and most importantly , Workers never added not one dollar tax in their four and a half years,
      So when you talking your lies , remember ,you were not the only person living in dOMINICA back then ,So you lie lie lie ,is now you in missery , You didnt have to beg before,now you are a beggar ,and a liar,

    • BLUE IS BACK
      November 6, 2014

      so you not seeing dark days now?

    • dr
      November 6, 2014

      so dont u think that labour party has a darker side as well, ask urself a question, hav u been paying ur bills, have u been makin a proper grocery shoopin, hav u been providing for ur family substantially, or hav u been paying ur loan and havin to do all that wit no probs.

    • nikka
      November 6, 2014

      There was never dark days under the UWP. After Mamo the country needed a spur of activities, and that is what UWP delivered. Now we have dark days and if Skerro wins that election look out for more dark days, many of you will want to escape Dominica. Mark my words Dominicans. All you think NEP and 200 dollars for over 70 elderly will continue, how is the economy going to support this, hey wait more new taxes? Are you all willing to face new taxes?

    • Titiwi
      November 7, 2014

      Nobody wants to go back to dark days my friend. In fact it is impossible to go back in time at all. But things can not get darker than they are today under Skerrit. I even can not call it labour because is Skerrit and Skerrit alone, you only have to see the billboards all over the place. All his constituency representatives are playing second fiddle if they have any fiddle to play at all. Call me stupid but I’m going to take my chance with Team Dominica this time, which is different from the old UWP. In fact, forget about that old UWP, if you remember who was minister of finance then.

  11. Anonymous
    November 6, 2014

    To tumble

    • Last Supper
      November 6, 2014

      first of all there is only 1 surviver from the UWP of 20 years ago which is Ron Green who by the way has brought us the then Grand Bay Secondary School and the Castle Bruce Secondary as Minister of Education back then not to mention also free text books for children. so 20 new candidates under the same UWP name but of all issues we go through from since 2000 you choose to speak hog was about days of UWP when by what i recall was when we could travel more and have less hypertension rates …… so slam dunk and anonymous according to your God … Go to Hell

    • DANZIGER
      November 11, 2014

      Maybe BACK TUMBLE IN PATOIS SAMMARSALT.

  12. dominica masslvre
    November 6, 2014

    uwp name ur 11seats

  13. Bashie
    November 6, 2014

    All those who supporting labor I hope after labor win all you don’t come an ask me do money.you all are very lazy people and like to depend on people for every thing labourite.

  14. sonny
    November 6, 2014

    Skerrit bringing 2 artists who will make more money in one night than most civil servants will make in one year.

    • NO VISION
      November 6, 2014

      What happen to the local artist and the local stage right in Dominica instead of importing a stage from Antigua.
      What happen to our local artist they not suppose to eat too?
      Why block off the Bay Front for 4days and thats a public road…high traffic road. Also the first week for the tourist season….NOW is that an attraction for the tourists.
      There are no street signs already and now more confusion.

    • Anonymous555
      November 7, 2014

      didn’t you spend 300dollars at the world creole music festival…how did the artists make in one night….

  15. Lady in Red
    November 6, 2014

    We red, so red, we red red red red ready!!! Labour Power!!! Now DNO post my comment and stop being so blue vex…. hahahahahahahahhaha lol lol lol

    • dr
      November 6, 2014

      iight we will remain blue vex, but u will continue to sing for ur supper. sing, sing, sing…lol ID10T

    • Anonymous
      November 7, 2014

      You are so red, red ,red, red because of your own blood that Skerrit sucking from you, leaving nothing but water in your veins.

  16. November 6, 2014

    The election 8th Dec Dominica n’s going to have the election before Christmas.The PM could not chance it after Christmas with so much unemployment and high prices in the shops.

    • dr
      November 6, 2014

      ya, u remember that last election, d/a didnt had a christmas, that was dead and miserable. so u knw this year is worst cuz pple doe hav money.

  17. Barb-Sepant
    November 6, 2014

    UWPwi so pwi it look like they will have to start looking for pwi pwi. They need to win the three seats they won in the last election but as we know two of those seats are wide open this time around; plus they will need eight new seats if they are to form the government! That looks like hiking up Morne Diablotin on a rainy day to me!!

  18. Texas bred dom
    November 6, 2014

    And get ready people. Dominicans next prime minister will be ????????????????

  19. joe
    November 6, 2014

    DLP will win 19 seats, Salisbury may return to UWP with a real narrow margin, something like 50 votes.

    I won’t be surprise if DLP actually win that seat by a small margin as well. Spags has taken the seat for granted, his focus was on Salisbury proper not on the other areas like Coulibistrie. Marigot will return to UWP by a 112 vote margin.

    Mark that post!!!!

    • sonny
      November 6, 2014

      how about 14-8 UWP

      • %
        November 6, 2014

        i will not agree with u until u name the 14 seats.if u are so sure name them.?

  20. YOUNG VOTER
    November 6, 2014

    MR. Linton, please, help me understand how is it that you are ready for elections, ready to lead a country when in fact you can’t respect a simple exportation law? How is it that you are ready to be transparent and manage hundreds of millions of dollars when you can be honest with ten dollars ($10)? How can you say that you are ready to uphold the laws of this country when in fact you are will to blatantly break a simple exportation law? Linton, truthfully, answer this question for me, are you truly ready to lead this beloved country of our?

    • bob
      November 6, 2014

      Younger Voter it seems that your brain is very young, go have a seat young brain.

      • YOUNG VOTER
        November 6, 2014

        A young brain, with questions!! Is that how we treat our youth, who have serious questions, we ask them to take a seat??? My young brain is of no less importance than your old, and under utilized brain!

      • Grand bay i from we
        November 6, 2014

        Unfair comment,,,,Respect her opinion

    • YOUNG VOTER
      November 6, 2014

      You need to go ask your parents what did the PM said to the nation? disrespecting the people of the nation.

      Do you know how many LAWS the PM has broken and disrespected. Go and educate yourself and reel and come again.

      • YOUNG VOTER
        November 6, 2014

        What exactly are you saying? Are implying that since the current administration is governing lawlessly, it is ok for the “next” administration to perpetuate this unfortunate reality? UWP keeps pushing the “change” card, how is Mr. Linton’s action an example of Change? In the words of Ghandi, “be the change you wish to see in the world.” If UWP wants see change in Dominica, it has to begin with them.

    • ACE
      November 6, 2014

      Yes, all u get laptop and phone, to be on DNO writing crap.

    • dr
      November 6, 2014

      young voter, this is jus political games bro, i am a young voter as well, here are some questions to look at, wat is crabback so y did they let him go if he had broken a law, shouldn’t he be charged, ur young i knw but look at ur future, are u happy wit how the country is running, tax tax tax, rite now bread has gone up, wat else, do u think its right that the pm puttin douglas name on the airport without consent from the family, how much money did he spend doin that, how much money did he spend on transportation, or how much money he spend on food (pearl cuisine)so wat abt the civil servants, wat abt public works money, do u think that is right, make it worst beres is comin d/a to perform, how much money did he get paid to perform in one night. so seat and think wisely

  21. November 6, 2014

    It is indeed a fact that Roosevelt Skerrit has mismanaged the Country’s economy by relying on grants and loans while ignoring internal growth engines! The focus on tourism as a major economic growth factor was a disaster to say the least. Abandoning agriculture altogether was another colossal mistake!
    Dominicans are, in fact, more dependent on Government Assistance now than at any time in our history. Civil employees are under-paid and many others in contractual agreements with the Government are not being paid at all. Many less fortunate Dominicans are not able to travel and to gain true world knowledge. It is this lack of knowledge that our current Prime Minister and others in his Cabinet prey on! Most Dominicans vote on party loyalty rather than the real issues that is affecting their homeland! Real issues like loans and grants that has to be repaid and will still be crippling Dominica’s economy for many years to come while Dominica is not producing, manufacturing or exporting anything much to boost internal revenue growth.
    The promise of more roads, buildings and institutions that rely mainly on foreign financial assistance is a promise of piling more debt on top of debts that are already weighing us down!
    Meanwhile, Chinese merchants continue to take money out of our economy to send back to China. Every dollar sent to China is a dollar out of a Dominican’s pocket. Now, calculate that by hundreds of thousands per year and you will understand the importance of keeping monies circulating within the economy so that each time you spend a dollar you are benefiting a Dominican and not a Chinese individual thousands of miles away!
    Any knowledgeable person can tell you that you cannot remedy unemployment without improving internal productivity. No Country is going to loan us money to keep our Citizens employed. In order to spur long-term employment growth we must improve in our manufacturing, agricultural, tourism and exporting sectors! Jobs are simply created from within!
    The Dominica Labor Party is a party of good and patriotic Dominicans, but the leadership has simply lost their way with regards to good, responsible, moral and intelligent governance. I am sorry, but I must speak the truth. Dr. Skerrit I know you may be upset at me for this but it is my way of giving you a mandate should you win this election. May God bless Dominica!!!! I believe I will be voting for the United Workers Party this time around!

    • November 6, 2014

      Sir you just a U W P supporter… I read your comments if am unsider voter your comments will not be able to convince me to vote for uwp am not against uwp to me you’re to political ,Dominica doesn’t have the resources to sustain all these projects, if U W P get in office all these projects they promised you think they will be able to full filled all these projects without grants from overseas, our population is low Dominca doesnt have that many tax payers like other countries and what else agriculture.

    • concern
      November 6, 2014

      skerrit iis the choice to continue where he has started , Linton . no . not ready yet. VOTE SKERRIT ALL THE WAY . land slide hoooraaaaaaaay

      • Titiwi
        November 7, 2014

        Listen pal. You have your landslide by all means. Any colour landslide you can have it because all that landslide can do for you is bury you.

  22. OBSERVER
    November 6, 2014

    Everyone knows that you cannot go by the comments on DNO to judge the nation’s political party favourites. As far as the commentators here are concerned it is blue all the way to the skyline.
    Most comments that are in support of the Reds meet with sanctions, “It seems that you have already said that” and you are blown out of commenting.
    So, the Blues have practically taken over the DNO commentary and chat space, but who worries? What do they say about empty barrels?

    • Bee
      November 6, 2014

      Hmmmm I think you got it all wrong. It actually says that the UWP supporters ready to stay informed and make informed decisions and voice their concerns while the labor supporters prefer to just listen to the animal program and give maypwis.

    • November 6, 2014

      OBSERVER , I think that DNO is open to all and sundry . You all who thihks this way cannot function within a Democracy.

  23. YouCantSeeMe
    November 6, 2014

    Lennox Linton looking like a Potential Loser..Skeritt smarter than all those jocks..Always want a fair election…Always want a fair this and a fair dat..Lennox I want a fair date to marry Rihanna..some things are just not fair is my point..Labour again easy..if u not seeing that either u been living under a rock or u been listen to Lennox..either of these actions will lead to ignorance..Don’t cry dirt while u swimming in Mud..

  24. OBSERVER
    November 6, 2014

    Everyone knows that you cannot go by the comments on DNO to judge the nation’s political party favourites. As far as the commentators here are concerned it is blue all the way to the skyline. The Blues have practically taken over the DNO commentary and chat space, but who worries? What do they say about empty barrels?

    • Anonymous
      November 6, 2014

      they all sound like you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  25. grell
    November 6, 2014

    The beggers and the lazy one will continue in the struggle so sad.Can never vote labour these guys are communist.

    • November 6, 2014

      u need too look up the definition of communist my friend because if Dominica was a communist country there would be no DNO :mrgreen:

  26. Tj
    November 6, 2014

    Mr P.M. Win fairly purge the election roll

  27. Just Observing
    November 6, 2014

    “We are hearing all sorts of arrangements being made for foreign nationals to cast ballots in this elections in the names of Dominicans who might be dead,” Linton stated. I wonder if Mr. Linton beleives what he just said. If that is the case, the man is really “fou”. He really believe the Dominican people are fools.

    • VOTER
      November 6, 2014

      You are foolish and you sound like you are singing for your supper. Do you really know what is happening in Dominica? Have you really take a look at your island…your beloved home Dominica.
      Don’t you see that you are still in the same situation from date one….and what does that tell you or it is just no big idea with you. Well some of us are ambitious and have big dreams and want the very best for our children.

  28. Anonymous
    November 6, 2014

    Ready to crumble!!!!!

  29. Anonymous
    November 6, 2014

    You mean to say only on DNO and FB workers supporters are strong?? When the date for elections was announced yesterday thousands of labour supporters took to the streets in spontaneous celebrations confident of victory. All workers suopporters stayed indoors trembling and did not even come out in the vening to support their block meetings. If this is the kind of confidence that you guys are now trying to potray on DNO, then it surely looks like yet another thrashing at the polls for your blue party. Sorry guys!!

    • Titiwi
      November 6, 2014

      Carcon, don’t you know that was stage managed by Skerrit’s puppeteer Hartley Henry? Just like the announcement of the election date itself. It is a sad day for Dominica when a Bajan have to have our leader like a puppet on a string.

    • BLUE IS BACK
      November 6, 2014

      we are civil people, i.e workers . We don’t fight. So you all can stay on the streets every day and night and fight among yourself.

    • dr
      November 6, 2014

      hope that u saw how many pple was on d streets dressed in red wen majority in doors. watch wat u say lol.

  30. Anonymous
    November 6, 2014

    Yes we ready to Rumble with UWP Felo for Mahaut sorry Rayburn I not voting you this time again

    • Anonymous
      November 6, 2014

      you mean you don’t even know the name of the candidate in Mahaut you say you going to vote for?? What a shame!!!

    • Anonymous
      November 6, 2014

      Like it or not all the way with Rayburn

      • Me
        November 6, 2014

        You know, in England we have a kitchen stove by that name “Rayburn”. it is a slow cooker.

  31. Annon
    November 6, 2014

    Come on everyone, Go in PEACE, campaign in PEACE. After all it may only be a changing of who gets to run Gov’t money. They are all politicians and that’s what it is, Who runs the money. Someone will always get rich, and their friends, it’s a given. Just go vote in PEACE! Doe make trouble for no one.

    They say Skerro not running it well and he takes some, but they want to be the ones to run it ‘And Not’ steal it. All are politicians, we will neva know when they dip their hands and give their friends. All the same! Just go vote in PEACE.

  32. JoJo
    November 6, 2014

    Is mr. Skerrit out of touch? On the very day the opposition has block meetings in every constituency he announces his election date, giving the UWP the chance to hit the ground running, taking the wind out of his own party’s sails. For a self-confessed smart man that is not tactically clever.
    Anyway, I’m not voting any colour, not blue or red. I am voting for Dominica, so it will be the Team for me.

  33. George
    November 6, 2014

    I guess we all saw the results of the midterm elections. Are we going to experience change in Dominica also. Just asking.

  34. November 6, 2014

    Who feels it knows it!! Pressure bursting up in me head I cannot even eat a bread because the economy So dread Labour party kill the country dead.

  35. Open Eyes
    November 6, 2014

    The day is finally coming so that Dominicans can breathe a sigh of relief. Change is a God given must and not an option.

  36. November 6, 2014

    WE READY NOW :lol: 8) :-D

  37. November 6, 2014

    We need more unity in Dominica to make our country a better please to lived.I wished you guy’s a peaceful election no hatred and fighting please.

  38. love
    November 6, 2014

    in JESUS NAME blue all the way victory : :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  39. .
    November 5, 2014

    Forward we go! Labour all the way!

  40. Rabbit
    November 5, 2014

    Nuff

  41. Rabbit
    November 5, 2014

    Nun people go lose their supper for sure.

  42. DApride
    November 5, 2014

    Much prayer. Voted yesterday in USA. I swiped my driver’s license. Change happened. God is in control. Let’s pray for a peaceful, fair and free election.

    • Pepsicola
      November 6, 2014

      I also voted in the US and I did not have to swipe any drivers license. All I gave was my name and date of birth. Stop looking at US laws Dominica has its own laws that governs it.

      May the best party win based on the established laws!

  43. too late
    November 5, 2014

    So no more red clinic? wehh boy :-D

  44. Anonymous
    November 5, 2014

    OK Lennox Linton, you or anyone else know of nobody who voted in the name of any dead person, at any time, in any election in this country. You are telling a “bold face” LIE. No one has been accused or charged for this act. You and I know that if this ever happened there would be loud noises in every corner of this country. You are unable to present a mere hint of evidence to your claim. Now you must promptly apologize to the Nation.

  45. Barb-Sepant
    November 5, 2014

    Poor feller, he has started the blame game; blaming everybody for his inadquacies. Pardner you will need to spend some time in the house of assembly before you can convince the people that you are capable of leading the nation! Go win your seat for a start!

  46. November 5, 2014

    I am just praying that God remains in control for Life in the people of Dominica and her development–which are about the necessities and not the luxuries–which we need for contented living.

    I pray that God will execute His control in the minds of our people, as He chooses the men and women which He desires to do His work–for the sake of the humble, the weak, and the disadvantaged, the ignorant or innocent Dominicans.

    Those of us who are calling for change–if at all we are not just repeating what we hear; not knowing what change it is that we are asking for–be informed that the only change that is needed in Dominica, must happen within, that change is the reformation of the minds of the people of Dominica, young and old–men, women, boys and girls.

    Dominicans need the grounds of a mind that is trustful, humble, and obedience to God’s command–are we not supposed to be “a people full of Godly reverend fear?”

    Winning an election–to govern a country– is one thing; and being able to maintain that victory for the glory of God—He who gives the victory— is another thing.

    For God detests self pride, human mightiness, haughtiness, self conceit, and all the rest that mean a “contentious” mentality–He has said that He will bring down those with that kind of attitude and conduct, for He wants” no flesh to glory in His presence”

    I pray that God has already dealt with that mentality in people and His choice of government in Dominica is in tact. Or else I pray that He will show us His mercy and compassion, through whatever He has planned for us Dominicans and our country–I say Amen!.

  47. Last Supper
    November 5, 2014

    The 3 C’s in life Choice, Chance, Change.. so we must make the Choice, to take the Chance, if we want anything in life to Change.. Food for thought! Change is not even an option its just a …….MUST!!!

  48. Call-it-nuh
    November 5, 2014

    “We are hearing all sorts of arrangements being made for foreign nationals to cast ballots in this elections in the names of Dominicans who might be dead,” Linton stated.
    Who You hearing that from Lenny?
    The Dominicans “who might be dead”, might be Alive?
    Who’s making these arrangements, Red or Blue affiliates?
    That sounds like pure LL originated Propaganda to me.

  49. bigred
    November 5, 2014

    In Dominica’s political history PM Skerrit will go done as the most coward PM refusing to debate; refusing to face the press ; refused to allow free access to DBS Radio; He is the only PM who has cursed on national radio; The only PM that comes close to cursing Dominicans was PJ who promised to jailed civil servants on Cabrits if they strike and guess what he paid the price for that – ask Charlo about those days; Eugenia was called all kinds of names Madame dracular; Iron Lady; among others Eugie never take them on; Charlo himself was teased he marry de girl Charlo doh take on people ;Eddie never take on people either when they say country bokie come to town;- ask for Rosie and Pierro they never take them on; remember Crazy -T had a donkey bray before Pierro came to speak on his station a total and unforgettable act – total disrepect – yet still he is tolerated by laborites as a champion; Sherro will go down as the most thin skin PM in DA history also – when confronted unlike the others he would revert to insults and curse works such as – calling people all kinds of names like bastards , tick; go to hell; none of your damn business etc . can’t buy a tin of paint to paint your Hotel pure mepuis and unbecoming of a PM I mean we must record those pass 10 to 12 years as the worst in Dominac’s political history. I would like to hear Dr Honeychurch comments on that.

    • Anonymous
      November 6, 2014

      In Dominica is it a law to have a debate?…everyone on wants to follow the US…ever tried reading about politics in the US?

  50. November 5, 2014

    Thank you Lord for democracy, Thank you Father for exercising your power through your people. Let the Rich and the Poor that you alone can raise Leaders and can also bring them down. When any Leader exalts himself and is begining to behave and think that he is a god then his fate will be like HUMTY DUMTY . Lord your people has ask for change and change is coming. They feasted like Belshazar, they preyed upon the nation and the treasury like Vultures the HAVE corrupted and subverted every institution in this Land. This what LABOUR HAS BECOME, a STENCH in the nostril of all Dominican here & overseas.The writing is on the wall God has appointed & anointed another in your stead.

  51. uniquegem
    November 5, 2014

    Roosevelt Skerrit, Lennox Linton…just mere mortal men. Ask God who is above all, and knows all to guide our nation, guide our people to make the right choice, the best choice for our country. It is sad to see people exalt men. They are only servants, instruments used to carry out the works of the Father…for good or bad. Please… my fellow Dominicans, go to the source of All good.

  52. Shameless
    November 5, 2014

    Skerro lies so much that I still believe he is lying when he said he told the president to dissolve parliament and issue a writ. I try calling him and he will not answer. Daryl and the lodge people that give him the cross not saying where he Skerro is hiding: mrgreen: :mrgreen: The man call elections and went in hiding like someone is going to hurt him….lol.

    Daryl self there playing Matlock refusing to say where the PM is hiding after he gave bad advice. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen

    Anyway too late to change the lie so we are ready like freddie. Dominicans have finally had their prayers answered and the time for Skerro to go has arrived. Countrymen, please vote UWP- Team Dominica for a better Dominica. Change is a must, NOT an option!

    Assertive, NOT Agressive! 8)

  53. royal boy
    November 5, 2014

    Hip,hip, huray freedom has come to dominica :-|

    • Osanna Mowanga
      November 5, 2014

      Guys,be on the alert. Check the law. see if all those people who have left Dominica 10,15, 20 years ago and are no longer citizens of Dominica have a right to vote.
      The crooked Labour party already have the list of names from various countries that they are sending tickets to come to vote..
      For those of you who are going to vote just because you are getting a free ticket, be honest with yourself.If you have no interest in what goes on in the country,no plans to go back to live there, why do you want to go back and make the choice of government for those who live there. Let the people who live in the country make their choice.
      Folks,ask yourself, where is Skerrit getting that money from to buy all those tickets? where did he get the 50,000 from to give to the bishop ?Do not be blind. open your eyes. ask questions.
      Please, let the people who live and suffer in the country make their decision.

  54. royal boy
    November 5, 2014

    All work and no play makes jack a lazy bum.figure it out. We will use our saw and cut out corruption and the slick and silver spoon tongues.change has come.am a Dominican living oversees and I can tell u am feeling the change,15yrs is enough for Mr.skerritt and his boys. They should be ashamed of theirselves that they can’t evev speak for their own consistency skeritt have to do everything.well sa ,that’s a height of DICTATORSHIP. The hand writing is on the wall.workerssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss its time to shine u all boots and start to march.Dominican to the very bone.

    BHi

  55. DC
    November 5, 2014

    You will be defeated! You only want to live a lavish life. We shall say no to you and the other wolves in sheep’s clothing.

    • BLUE IS BACK
      November 6, 2014

      Skerrit and the others are not living a lavish life? If only they could walk in the air and others beneath them.

    • uh huh
      November 6, 2014

      ????????????

  56. November 5, 2014

    I really cnt believe Dominican are still supporting that DLP. My people look around and tell yourself what has this DLP done in 14yrs.I visit Dominica and i couldn’t believe what this PM did to Dominica.All i can say Dominica and Dominican really need change,Let’s try UWP and i say if you give them 5 yrs and they dnt do what needs to be done i say vote them out like you will be doing to the DLP.

    • Anonymous
      November 5, 2014

      Well it’s either your are blind, just woke up from years of sleep or just plain foolish to make such a ridiculous statement

    • election
      November 6, 2014

      uwp had there chance, and yes dominicans still supporting dlp. support who you want. What has the PM done to Dominica? I am not Jesus so I can’t restore your sight but I can tell you what I see when I visit Dominica. improved road network, get into Dominica the same day as a result of an improved airpoprt, watch international cricket, interact with university graduates, housing for the poor, seawalls to protect property, pipe born water to over 90% of the population. I could go on but perhaps these things don”t matter to you, but people will still support the dlp.

    • ANONYMOUS
      November 6, 2014

      uwp theyre not ready yet and thats the simple truth…..

      • BLUE IS BACK
        November 6, 2014

        they not ready yet? Compare the two parties and you can clearly see that Team Dominica representatives are more qualified than the other party

  57. Mark 2
    November 5, 2014

    Let the games begin–we have been waiting for 5 long years.

    International observers, State Department, British home Office, Caricom, Carter Center, OAS and other international observers—— destination Domoinica to observe the elections!!!

    • ah ha
      November 5, 2014

      They were there at your request last election and you still cried like little girls for 5 years!

  58. November 5, 2014

    I blue blue blue ready. Are you?

  59. concern
    November 5, 2014

    Please my people , vote wisely . Donot make any decision base on impulse , feelings nor personal gains. Our Dominica is bigger than all of us . (1) Look at who is better able to develop the country (2} Who has the most influence on investors (3) Who is willing to protect Dominica for Dominicans.(4) who seeks to create employment, develop education.( 5) who has an agenda for the young people as well as the elderly. {6} Who has the best plan for health .Please do not vote any one who is planning to privatize health, that is hospitals etc. we out there are suffering terribly with privatization of health , electricity and seaports .Privatizing is owned by a few business patners who are seeking to make interest and to achieve this all rates are sky rocking. No longer will you be able to go to a health center to check your blood pressure at no cost . To see a doctor , fee must be paid to the cashier first .No money means you wont get treated .Even baby clinical visits have to be paid for . I am highlighting HEALTH because your health is your wealth. Think before you leap. Vote smartly. Thank you . I love my people very much.

  60. DRose
    November 5, 2014

    I want Lennox Linton to win.

  61. waypapa
    November 5, 2014

    December 18……18 seats
    December 8……. 8 seats

  62. truththe
    November 5, 2014

    I am on the side praying for peace and that will give all voters wisdom to vote the right people to lead Dominica. In faith i believe and truly believe that God has already choice the

  63. election
    November 5, 2014

    typo alert!!!!!.. we are ready to GRUMBLE :lol: :lol: :lol:

  64. November 5, 2014

    I hope the hospital is prepared for Linton and members on ward come December, 08 ,2014.

    • studying my notes
      November 5, 2014

      Timothy, Skerrit, Savarin, Pinard and Tony will fly to Martinique. The animal doctor will attend to Tony(black ants and isinopryl). Our Hospital is in a mess. Only a new government can address the issues.

  65. kord kapi
    November 5, 2014

    With all the ready u ready to rumble…i hope u all have printed as well as elcetronic manifestos. Remember, this elctronic manifesto alone thing was a major last minute swing to the DLP during the last election.

    I for one interpret that major faux pas as “You all were not ready yet; perhaps next time when u all could put your act (manifesto) togther in a solid, in-my-hand copy”,
    and my vote was shifted to the DLP, though God knows,, Ididn’t want to vote conceited, fresh Blackmore.

    You all appear to be ready this time around with a solid,
    educated team….please, don’t make that election faux
    pas twice.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      November 5, 2014

      Manifesto or not , change is needed.

      • BLUE IS BACK
        November 6, 2014

        CLEARLY !. first week of the month I am broke . the economy needs change!

  66. roseau
    November 5, 2014

    Ambrose George, Roseau south has a nice Christmas present for you, you will get it on December 8th.

    • Titiwi
      November 6, 2014

      Hahahah, a cat in a bag he will be getting.

  67. Mamizes
    November 5, 2014

    I support UWP big time, and I will vote them too. But thats not the comment I expected to hear from you Lennox.
    You guys had a year to clean that list yourselves. You cannot depend on the Electoral Commision or the PM to do it, they wont, its in their favor to have overseas voters voting on dead peoples names. they cant win the election otherwise.
    What each uwp candidate should have done, was to scrutinize the list, find the dead people on it, get the relevant information from the registry and have those names removed.
    In any case, I support your policies and plans, time for me and all Dominicans to make some money now, and get rid of these corrupt guys who only care about themselves.

    • BEB
      November 5, 2014

      I do not see how the UWP Team are saying that people are voting under the disguised of dead people. Come on, every candidate going up for election, have a representative at the various poling stations, if someone who does not belong to that poling station makes an appearance claiming that he/she is from that area , both representatives and the other people working at the poles have to scrutinize the list to see whether that person’s name is on the list. I do not think it is fair to say that people are coming to represent dead persons. On the notion that people are coming from overseas to vote, it was done by the UWP when in office

      • ANONYMOUS
        November 6, 2014

        yup is uwp who started bringin ppl from overseas they were the ones who removed all labour ppl in the govt service who werent permanent and replaced they with uwp ppl ….one thing i doe have memoir poule i remember quite clearly !!!! inot voting uwp!!!

      • concern
        November 6, 2014

        well said , that’s the procedure every where not only i n Dominica but people should be made to walk with some form of identication.

      • concern
        November 6, 2014

        its not impossible for this to happen because people carry same names . Also if the list of names were not reviwed , it means that dead people names are still on the list . Voters should be made to preset some form of identification, but Linton you are rather reactive instead of proactive , This is a clear indication that you are not ready to lead my country , if it is that you are now concern about electoral list when the date for election is given . NONSENSE.

      • Titiwi
        November 6, 2014

        Anonymous, the UWP of 2000 is not the same crew of now. That is 14 years ago and I would not vote for that party at that time.
        This team is totally different, it has changed, it no longer the old UWP just like the labour party now is not the old labour party but opportunists from the old freedom. I’m taking my chance with the Team this time.

  68. lizard lick
    November 5, 2014

    i thought skerrit said he is not ready to call elections?
    ??at his last meeting he said he has a lot of work to do still so general elections wil be next year..that pm lies too much..its about time he come out and speak the truth..he said clearly he is not ready for elections..anyway we want change.

    • DANZIGER
      November 10, 2014

      He was dam right they must learn to mind their business and leave ppl business down. Skerro baw yo bois mew dire baw yo bois en toute style,et ajoutèe bois bandè , bois benboo, bois quenpeche avec pikan pour pique yo leur yo meritè pasque yo tot amay veye les autres. Moi certain ou paway pour election et nous Labourites paway aussi. FORWARD WITH LABOUR. BEST PM Dominica ever have. God bless you PM.

  69. love I
    November 5, 2014

    Lennox we taking it…Next Government…UWP

  70. Doc. Love
    November 5, 2014

    Mr. Linton has been ready since September 2013. Love Mr. Linton or not, everyone including laborites must agree, he has caused Skeritt some serious concerns . Should Skeritt loose the next General Elections, all blame should be placed right in his face. Since September 2013, he and the host of the animal show spent to much time on Lennox Linton, the leader. The man’s popularity skyrocketed as far as the moon. In my opinion, the meeting at Lagoon termed , ” Linton must go,” was the last nail in the coffin. How can you call Lennox’s name approximately two thousand time within four hours and don’t expect Dominicans and the world by extension to be curious, to say the least, find out who that person is.

    • Grand bay i from we
      November 5, 2014

      To be fair u ought to count how many time Lennox called his name…Just saying all this is the game of Politics

      • Anonymous
        November 6, 2014

        But that does not Jean you call a meeting specifically to call Lennox name a million times. As a leader that was the bottom of the barrel Skerrit stooped to. He just enlarged Lennox’ popularity. That was stupid and way below the belt. Skerries is a gutter-rat leader! And Dominica is sinking sinking sinking while he does idiocies like that. Skerries handlers are stupid idiots too. They are not serving him right, Charles Jong and rest of the bandits

      • ANONYMOUS
        November 6, 2014

        thats what they dont understand its a political game ,,,who goin to come and talk about the good the person they are opposing has done….

  71. "Go TO HELL"
    November 5, 2014

    We are ready like Fredie Mr. Skerrit! Our long anxious wait is finally over. Weeping truly endures a night but joy is finally here! Skerrit, Hartly Henry, Peter Wicham, his corrupt advisors and cabinet will see our strength. WE are READY and have been longtime!

  72. possie
    November 5, 2014

    I cant believe the pm said that they concern abaout farmers, the pm really not living in DA, change is really a must

    • Ras
      November 5, 2014

      when I hear that I was trying to figure out if is joke skerrit giving or he jus mad

  73. Anonymous
    November 5, 2014

    Yes I ready to Rumble with workersssss Felo for Mahaut. A change Laborite no more voting for labour and Rayburn

  74. CARICOM CITIZEN
    November 5, 2014

    I am not a Dominican but is just as conerned as any CARICOM citizen out there whose fed up and tired of politicians who can’t seem to be contented with no amount of lies even if they are showered with it. I do hope that the best party wins on December 8th because my future is in Dominica so it will affect me one way or the other. Hmmmmmm.

  75. Anonymous
    November 5, 2014

    Workerssssssss all the way

    • ANONYMOUS
      November 6, 2014

      lennox want to come and enjoy the fruits of skerrits hard work and labour im sry im a young individual and i can see for myself ……..thy just jealous of the pm and that is the fuel for their fire …….fine be jealous but tell me what u goin to do for the counry and me by extension…….i was a little girl when my mom experienced first hand the victimization from the uwp….i will not vote for uwp……everybody have their reasons for voting whoever they wish and i have mine….im not blinded by red or blue …i see what goin on cause i have eyes and i hear what goin on cause i have ears…..all politics corrupt all over the world thats the nature of the game in my opinion…but labour has worked hard alll u forget how uwp left the country when they were voted out if alll u have memoir poule i dont……one person that have to come out there is ambrose george im a labourite but alas joshua is better for the job….hes a better man for the job give him a chance his heart seems to be in the right place ambrose just not good

      • VOTER
        November 6, 2014

        Is mr. Skerrit out of touch? On the very day the opposition has block meetings in every constituency he announces his election date, giving the UWP the chance to hit the ground running, taking the wind out of his own party’s sails. For a self-confessed smart man that is not tactically clever.
        Anyway, I’m not voting any colour, not blue or red. I am voting for Dominica, so it will be the Team for me.

      • BLUE IS BACK
        November 6, 2014

        People are experiencing victimization from dat government presently so ….

  76. BLUE IS BACK
    November 5, 2014

    Long long long time we ready! Change is a Must!
    Vote the Saw for Sure!

    15 years is enough of that party! Clear the way!!!!

  77. real possie
    November 5, 2014

    That alone you hear Linton? I hear all dead people are actually voting, you wanted it now you laying your ground work for your beating.

  78. Shame
    November 5, 2014

    Your comments are disgraceful to the general public. Your choice of words tells us about your character, UWP ready to rumble. Is that who your are! There is no integrity or ethical values in you,, As a candidate varying for the highest elected position your think that RUBBLING is the correct analogy to use? The words that comes from you is sickening.

    • BLUE IS BACK
      November 5, 2014

      but wait skerrit your leader isn’t anything to speak about not in his personal life or otherwise. an evil man he is with that fake-…smile he has there.
      what is wrong with the word rumble…steupes

      .vote the Saw you hear.

    • Anonymous
      November 5, 2014

      Shame… You need to shut up . what is so disrespectfull about the word rumble…The PM is the one that call other members of parliament BASTARD. You people are so bias. The man can’t even speak English he is the worst PM that ever govern Dominica. Hand out and rd clinic for you is a must how ever prosperity and economical growth for the rest of us is a must and that’s the reason why I am switching my vote this time around.

      • November 5, 2014

        anonymous please accept my deepest apologies. i intended to reply to shame and not to you, sorry.

    • Hmmm
      November 5, 2014

      To you Shame ….so why is this word alone you comment on ? why you were not commenting about all the corruption etc. you are so a brain washed person.

      • BLUE IS BACK
        November 5, 2014

        tell it to Shame again Hmmm … Shame he said Rumbling not ‘Rubbling’. It looks like you are an English Major but your spelling not all that.. back to politics.
        skerrit character is shit!!!!! His own wife telling their son do not take his ways. What are you saying about that?

    • waypapa
      November 5, 2014

      Wasn’t more distasteful when your leader told people “go to hell”?

      • Anonymous
        November 6, 2014

        How long you going to ride that old broom stick…What’s the old saying point one and four are pointing back at you…

    • waypapa
      November 5, 2014

      @ shame. You like a so… you have eyes on one side.

    • Observer
      November 5, 2014

      Please use the “Spell Check” and “Grammar” functions in Microsoft Word before you post anything!! They will adequately disguise your ignorance!!!

    • November 5, 2014

      anonymous i would not like to think that you are a hypocrite. The Prime Minister have made very arrogant , shameful and indecent utterances and because Lennox say that UWP is ready to RUMBLE you are acting as if he has committed blasphemy. DON’T be a one eye JACK.

    • Blue Angel
      November 5, 2014

      You seem anxious don t Forget your pils stroke happen so fast

    • WTF!!!
      November 6, 2014

      Excuse me, what is the meaning of ‘varying’?

    • Anonymous
      November 6, 2014

      check your grammar

  79. November 5, 2014

    Mr. Linton it sounds like you are ready yet scared! Indeed electoral reform should have been addressed months, if not years, ago! To say that you are not on a level playing field is an understatement at this point. If an unfair election tips the scales in any party’s favor it is, in fact, an injustice to ALL Dominicans on a whole! Let us hope that common-sense rules the day and that we operate on a higher moral level on December 8th! Good luck to both Parties and may God bless each of you during the campaign season. I might surprise Dominica this time! Indeed, a high-ranking and not-so-loyal-anymore Laborite :mrgreen:

    • Views Expressed
      November 5, 2014

      THANKS TROUBLE SUM……..

      DOMINICA COMES FIRST…I AM IN AGREEMENT

      THANKS

  80. concerned
    November 5, 2014

    Change is a must!

  81. Anonymous
    November 5, 2014

    We all knoe who is leading from the front

  82. Mahaut talk roro
    November 5, 2014

    You need to work with the DLP for a better dominica .because you can’t win so join us

    • BLUE IS BACK
      November 5, 2014

      we are not leaving in no communist country…join what…satan? You got to be mentally ill.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      November 5, 2014

      @Mahaut…, Skerrit is a Freedom man, plus his flock, they glued on to The Dominica Labour Party to form a fake Dominica Labar Party,, now Linton cann’t join.. he cann’t glue.
      Change is in the air!

  83. Ideal
    November 5, 2014

    We going all the way UWP…We tired of all labour empty promises..GOOD LUCK..GBU

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