UWP prepares peaceful protest in the wake of CARICOM Heads meeting

Green, UWP's President Edison James and MP elect for Roseau Central Norris Prevost. *file photo

The United Workers Party (UWP) has planned a peaceful picket for tomorrow afternoon at 4, near the venue for the 21st Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government carded for the Fort Young Hotel.

At a press conference organised by the Movement to Restore Democracy (MRD), UWP leader Ron Green is dissatisfied with the manner in which the local media contact dealt with their request for information on the event.

“We did request information regarding the CARICOM meeting scheduled for Thursday and the plan for the next two days from one of the officers that’s been assigned Mervin Paul and he refused the information to the United Workers’ Party. Dave Bruney was the one who made that request of him yesterday … it’s very interesting to see we have CARICOM leaders in Dominica they’ve assigned information and the information is being refused; basic information regarding the meeting,” he said.

Green is of the view that the issues being raised about their concerns of General Elections are being taken “too lightly” by persons and community leaders.

“We need to wake up,” he stated.

He said they will meet on the Bay Front at the entrance of the Garraway Hotel for the picket, adding “our people are concerned and our CARICOM leaders need to know.”

Staff reporter.

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31 Comments

  1. DEM FELLAR ARE JOKERS!
    March 11, 2010

    THE WAY I SEE IT, WORKERS ARE JUST LOOKING FOR A WAY TO FURTHER EMBARRASS THEMSELVES..
    OUR LITTLE COUNTRY IS MOVING FORWARD, AD THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO DIVIDE IT..DEY WANT RE-ELECTION. WELL, I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH US HAVING 21 SEATS AND THEN I WILL POP D CHAMPAIGN AGAIN, CUZ I KNOW THT THE PERSONS WHO ELECTED THEM IN ROSEAUCENTRAL, SALISBURY AND MARIGOT DON REGRET THEY GAVE THEM THEIR VOTE ALREADY..

  2. STAY TUNED
    March 11, 2010

    When Which Stay Tuned finds a job and also finds me a higher paying job, I will leave the one I have….

    so both of us will not get time to be here commenting….

    lol….YUP

    i-owe…doh give yourself headache….18-3 go and pop some champagne…something’s happening….ignore the sour losers..we are idle foolish people..lol

  3. i-owe
    March 11, 2010

    Can somebody shut up StayTuned? She naver maks any sense in the comments that she posts.

    Now..Now…the UWP do not want to sit in parliament and have a say, they are not supporting and defending the 1000 plus people who vote for them..Now they want to demonstrate so that an item could be on the CARICOM Heads of Gov. meeting Agenda?..can somebody explained that to me…and can someone speak to those three Stogies?

  4. Shana
    March 11, 2010

    United Worker Party? No! United Jokers Party! Yes….. Under Edison James Leadership. Yes

  5. Shana
    March 11, 2010

    Look story…. I suspect the name of the party changed from Dominica Workers Party to Dominica Jokers Party. For short they called themselves workers but now that has been changed to Jokers. PM Skerrit dont take them on, u have work to do. Stay focused and continue to built our beloved country. Jokersss!!!! Joke they Joking!!!

  6. Which Stay Tuned
    March 11, 2010

    STAY TUNED, YOU NOT SEEING YOU DON;T BELONG ON THIS PAGE? ELECTION FINISH AND WORKERS DOH CHECK YOU. YOU JOBLESS TOO, YOU NEED TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, SOUR LOSER YOU!

  7. STAY TUNED
    March 11, 2010

    “Don’t they read the comments posted on DNO which represents a significant number of Dominicans at home and abroad?”

    PAPA MET….BUT WHAT I SEEING THERE NUH LORD???

    ARE THESE PEOPLE FOR REAL? HAHAHAHA

    WHAT THE ‘D’ IS lisad STANDS FOR?

    YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE….

    THAT WAS A GOOD LAUGH…THANKS LISA D!!…LOL

  8. moses bethelmie
    March 11, 2010

    THREE BLIND MICE SEE HOW THEY RON

  9. dreams
    March 10, 2010

    .
    (the views expressed on this are not those of DNO and so DNO will not be responsible for any statements made there in) lol
    PAPA MI LA TEHBEH….CHOOPS…but dem workers dere…choops…boy when u hear i vex…but dem man dere doe have WIFE and CHILDREN to tell them but HONEY or DADDY ..why you behaving so STUPID NUH..EDDIE..RONNIE..PRIVIE..SPRAGIE…GIVE D country a BREAK let it run…EDDO I KNOW U HAVE FIG TO LOOK AFTER, RONNO URE ESTATE TO CHECK..PRIVO..I U RETIRE..SO URE BED TO LIE IN AND RELAX..AND SPRAGO A JOB TO LOOK FOR…dat is if u dont have one…BOY I JUST VEX MAN CHOOPS..ZOR KA EMBARRASS MWEH CHOOPS! and all u wanted ppl to vote all u choops….

  10. D V T
    March 10, 2010

    This is taking this to a “new level”. Trying to embarass di\uring suhc an important and historic event. Well let them go ahead. I doh mind all 21 seats for Labour!!!!

  11. lisad
    March 10, 2010

    Don’t they read the comments posted on DNO which represents a significant number of Dominicans at home and abroad?When will these men accept the fact that their days for running this country are over?My God! Edison has nothing to lose. Prevost has nothing to lose. As for Ron green,the man has absolutely nothing to lose except his good name.Sam Raphael has nothing to lose.Poor Mr. Hector John. He needs to smell the coffee.

  12. STAY TUNED
    March 10, 2010

    BUT I JUST DOH UNDERSTAND THAT…

    WHY THOSE LAYBAHRATS CANNOT JUST IGNORE UWP AND ENJOY THEIR 18-3 LANDSLIDE NUH?

    UWP IS SUPPOSED TO BE INSIGNIFICANT…ACCORDING TO ALLU…..THEY DEAD…FINISHED…

    SO WHY ARE THE COCOMS OF THIS COUNTRY WASTING ALL THIS ENERGY ON A PARTY THAT WAS BEATEN SO BADLY FAAAAAAAAAAAAAIR AND SQUAARRRE…LOL

    THEY JUST CANNOT HELP IT…

    FIRST TIME I SEE PEOPLE THAT WIN AND VEX…

    LABOUR WIN….LABOUR VEX..AND TENSE..AND AH-WAH-JAAAAY….LOL

    UWP WILL DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO WHEN THEY WANT TO DO IT IN THIS COUNTRY….

    LEARN THAT….

    BY THE WAY…WHO ALLU WANT FOR PM…

    AMBROSE…REGGIE…..DR. MAC..OR TIM TIM?

    LOOOOOOOOOOOL

  13. Thoughtful
    March 10, 2010

    Now Ron Green is blaming the media for not getting information? Who else is he going to blame? Next thing he is going to blame DNO for something they know nothing about!

    Has this man lost his mind?

    If his grievances about the elections are before the courts why the demonstration? This is embarrassing, to say the least.

    Footnote: Thanks DNO team for the extensive coverage of this subject matter. You guys are doing an excellent job. Keep it up.

  14. CI
    March 10, 2010

    To all the disgruntled people who are trying their best to stunt the growth of the island, stop, think and ask yourself one question. Are my actions self-seeking or do I hold the interest of the island at heart? In case you haven’t notice, we are far more under developed than our neighboring islands. We need to continue the forward movements of the island and stop this political nonsense, which could ultimately lead to unrest on the island.

    “No man is an island.” For the people who are upset at the current state of affairs, there will be another election, and you will have the opportunity to choose the officials who best represent your constituency. ……… Now is certainly not the time for regression…….. Let us continue moving the country forward.

  15. March 10, 2010

    Boy, is drama and roro alone in DA.

    Skerrit say Dca give Anguilla money, dey say he lie. Drama

    Skerrit say Dca give Antigua money, dey say he lie. Drama

    Bernard Etinoff say St. Lucia asking Dca for water, dey say he lie. Drama

    Ron say no reform, he call OAS, he say dey doh do their work properly. Drama

    Ron lose, he run St. Kitts, he say the flights left early, no real coverage, pure embarassment. Drama

    Ron stay out of Parliament, but he saying is Skerrit dat want one party state (lol). More drama

    Ron lose, he running outside Caricom meeting. Let’s see what happens. Drama

  16. Dominican lover
    March 10, 2010

    Let them protest,this is just proving they live in a democrati country, and how stupid they are with their movement. PM dont intervene, give them rope to lose all respect of the people and the inernational community.
    Mr. Prevos i like you, duh let them bring u dowm with them nuh. Go and attend parliament next sitting.
    Spraggs u are disappointing me, i thought u were brighter than that. Such big EGOS.

  17. Eric Cartman
    March 10, 2010

    lol @ How long is John McCain going to oppose and block everything

    Just gave me inspiration for a nickname dude: Ron McCain!!

    What do you think??

  18. contributor
    March 10, 2010

    if these fellas have so much energy why don’t they create a after-school reading program for the young ones or for the kids who just hang-out on the block. go do something positive with the youths and stop embarrassing yourselves and making yourselves look so dam stupid…

  19. Red-Ants
    March 10, 2010

    rubbish. these ppl need to stop this madness. so many pressing matters to be dealt with and these ppl just rambling on and creating distractions. Labour wins at the polls was a righteous one and the independent observers testified to that fact. now UWP chose to stay out of parliament and thus they have no official political status in the country. nobody is obligated in anyway to provide information to UWP or any other illegitimate organization seeking to bring political instability to the institution of government in Dominica.
    I strongly suggest that the authorities round up and jail any participant or organizer of this picketing for violation and disturbance of the public order.

  20. Wait A Minute
    March 10, 2010

    I believe the big question is: WHEN WILL THE DULY ELECTED GOVERNMENT OF DOMINICA CHARGE THESE IDIOTS FROM THE MOVEMENT OF RETARDED DOMINICANS (MRD) WITH TREASON?

    Why is the Dominican media giving this nonsense so much coverage anyway? Is not that this is anything new. These guys are bent on creating trouble and civil unrest in the country, but this will NEVER happen because the people of Dominica are smarter than that!!!!!

  21. On top of the game
    March 10, 2010

    This is nothing new. They are just continuing to make a fool of themselves. The CARICOM people will get some free entertainment.

  22. uwpsupporter
    March 10, 2010

    This is nonesense. Now is not d time for that

  23. BIG MAN
    March 10, 2010

    How long is John McCain going to oppose and block everything

  24. Protest Action!
    March 10, 2010

    I bet you that the CAHUR and Sam Christian protests outside the Financial Centre and around Roseau will have more people that this MRD protest. What a band of country hating jokers!

  25. STRAIGHT FORWARD POOSSIE
    March 10, 2010

    Why does these intelligent people like embarassing themselves like that? Can some one tell me? They tried it in St Kitts nothing came out of it, they are planning it tomorrow? have they seek permission? Do you have an opposition and leader? So who or what is Dave Bruney to question Mervin Paul about CARICOM business? If they wanted to be involved they should have done the rghtfull thing and seat there but in the Honorable House of Parliament and take their Oaths and be counted. Stay outside in the Yard, where you all belong.

  26. Dominican Expat
    March 10, 2010

    Ron,

    What is your stress? Why do you allow yourself to be so fooled by the man who knows netter than you. Where in the world do you know about that information about the program and itinerary of visitng leaders is made public? What is your stress with the information not being made available to you? Isn’t the information a security matter?. Does Mervin Paul have the information you are requesting?

    Ron, you lost the election. Let those (Eddy, Norris and Sprags) who won – fairly and squarely speak on and about on a “bad electoral”list. Stop making a F …..l of yourself whilst Eddy smiles from jaw to jaw in the realization that you are really dirtying your water”” with the people who matters – those who spoke on December 18 2009.

  27. March 10, 2010

    This guys trying there best to create some kind of unrest in Dominica.they are just waiting for the right moment to let history repeat it self to the labour party.people who really love our country should try to put a stop to there silly behavior.Do not take part in there protest and give them no media coverage.

  28. RESPONSE
    March 10, 2010

    I would enforce the TERRORIST ACT on allu a*****. Peace full protest my……….radicals do not know how to be peaceful.

  29. Blue Turning Redish Green
    March 10, 2010

    Has this man gone mad? Right now everyone says, respect the courts, and rightfully so.

    But ALAS, please let the court rule in their favor…..Please all five reasons/protests in their favor.

    If that does not happen, this man will go mad and we’ll never hear the end of it.

    What a waste of time these guys are….I will never vote Blue Again…never them man let me down.

  30. overcomer
    March 10, 2010

    wat is wrong wit does newsense every thing these …. want to make it around a political arena. BOY STOP IT STOP IT!!!!! …. y dont u all try to attend de meeting instead of trying to disrupt it.

  31. Sheldon
    March 10, 2010

    How much more can we allow these fellas to embarrass us. You are dissatisfied with the election results, you are dissatisfied with the way the gov’t is running the country, take it up with the govt. Protest against them, not outside the meeting, which is the FIRST time Dominica is hosting it.

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