UWP supporters protest outside Electoral Office

UWP supporters restrained by metal barricades outside Electoral Office
UWP supporters restrained by metal barricades outside Electoral Office

Several supporters of the United Workers Party are now gathered outside the Electoral Office on Turkey Lane in response to a call from their political leader, Lennox Linton, to join him in visiting the Electoral Office to “seek answers” pertaining to the results of the Dec 8 general election.

“There are a number of questions that the electoral commission must answer now about the conduct of the election in the Grand Fond, Morne Jaune, Riviere Cyrique Constituency and why are things the way they are right now,” Linton said on radio recently.

The UWP leader is demanding that the Electoral Commission make themselves available to talk to his followers and the people of Dominica about these concerns.

 

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175 Comments

  1. Mr. Nobody
    May 23, 2019

    Is this the LENNOX LINTON the UWP followers envision as the future leader of DOMINICA? How shameful and disrespectful his angry outburst on Francine Baron. The more I listen to LENNOX LINTON the more convinced I am that he should never be given the opportunity to lead this beloved country. ELAS!!!

  2. Be Sympathetic
    December 14, 2014

    Try to understand Mr.Linton’s position. He really thought he was going to become the next Prime Minister, winning 17of the 21 seats (The Chronicle, December 12, 2014 issue, back page). It must be very devastating for him to win only 6 seats. Please try to understand. He must blame it on something as he could not have been that mistaken. Remember the UWP visited overseas Dominicans this year to introduce them to the Party and tell them about its plans but they were not supposed to come home to vote.

    Please understand….

  3. December 14, 2014

    Thank you DNO You just like to publish hateful stories and not facts I know you wont post my comment if after a night and a day it is still awaiting moderation and that’s how you UWP people behave but you cant control anybody except your page Ta TA

  4. so true
    December 14, 2014

    tell Skerro to change the speaker

  5. Barbara
    December 13, 2014

    UWP needs to relax. Should they keep this up they’re guaranteed never to win any election. Too angry. Always a rowrow. Stop, relax and effectively plan for next time around.

    Why is the diaspora votes illegal? How can you tell citizens of any country that they can’t vote in their country. Are you angry because you could not afford give tickets at the same scale as the DLP? What really is the issue?

    As much as I believe it’s time for a change. Change from Labor to what? You guys are definitely not ready. You really believe Dominicans will refuse hand me down and vote for workers a party that opposes their dependency mentality.

    Stop the bitterness. I am so fedup of this nonsense. Grown men behaving like kids being raise without proper parenting. Your foolishness is making Skerrit look good (defeat your purpose). And that’s not good for your party nor the country. When will you guys learn? Is there a level headed person on the UWP team?

    The bitterness originated in 2000 after the defeat and has transcended. It’s contagious. Please, please – for your sake, that of the country get some help to deal with your bitterness. It’s not healthy carrying angry for so long.

    Love my country, love my people – DLP, UWP – one love.

  6. DANZIGER
    December 13, 2014

    They send tickets up Guada for ppl and now they accuse the DLP man doh make me say what I kw. The woman fr St. Joe is she who carried the tickets for the BLUE PARTY so don’t accuse the DLP.

  7. DANZIGER
    December 13, 2014

    The voice of the angel is the voice of God. You all won 6 seats if its not enough take the other 15 for u all and govern the dam country. I warned you all that DLP will win the Elections. You all pa sa roundjeu zafer zorts say pa Dominique zorts kay pay governèe. Becareful REMEMBER the 15 seats is Labour seats so leave the ppl thing alone.

  8. December 13, 2014

    Congratulations MyPM May God Bless and Keep You for another Ten years I wont be packing My Bags After all

  9. December 13, 2014

    Lennox Linton should be ashame of himself. He is trying to create civil unrest, division and an uprising amongst the citizens of Dominica.
    Does he really believe by organising a mass protest outside the offices of the electoral commission is going to create a sudden re-election? Well forget about it. It is over; you have lost.
    If he has any grievances regarding the manner in which the election was conducted; then he should go through the proper process; not targeting the offices and staff of the electoral commission.
    And why are you targeting the employees of the electoral commission? And what about the safety and welfare of the employees of the electoral commission? This is very irresponsible from a man who should know alot better.

    This man is the leader of the opposition who has just contested a general election and lost; yet he simply cannot accept the result.
    Rather than accept the result gracefully, he has now embarked on a campaign of trying to destabilise the country.
    This is the same man who was screaming about democracy until he went hoarse. Now he cannot accept the will and wishes of the people via the same democratic process he has been preaching about. How convenient????

    These are the actions of a very selfish and self centred individual, who is only concerned about his own self interest rather than the interest of the country.
    He is preying on the ignorance of a minority few hoping that the wider electorate will take self pity upon him.
    MAN GROW UP AND STOP ACTING LIKE A SPOILT LITTLE BRAT.

  10. December 13, 2014

    Educate the Dominican people every step of the way keep them informed on your plan of action. Lennox many Dominican need your tuition. The change starts now people.

  11. solomon
    December 13, 2014

    The problem the nation has is those who claim they have wisdom and knowledge have no understanding. Knowledge and wisdom built the house but it was understanding that furnished it. First, wrong is wrong and right is right. To acknowledge and respect that, you must respect the almighty and that is, the creator not man. Therefore, if wrong was done,, even it’s a super religious individual or poor sinner, he or she should be held accountable. If I am doing wrong and you know, or even benefiting, you are as guilty as I am or even more guilty. However, you need people who are leaders that are real shepherds and god fearing to recognized that. Then most of these problems will be eliminated.

  12. jobe
    December 13, 2014

    i always wonder which is better, for me to be given a good job so i am able to take care of my parents or for me to be unemployed and the government assisting my parents who then has to take care of me.

  13. BEB
    December 12, 2014

    Are u the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Linton? if u are the leader, please conduct ur self as one. I’m sure that by ur action u have lost some supporters .How are u expect to gain respect, soon I’m expecting them to address u as Hon. Lennox Linton. I think u should act more responsible to earn that respect. When u should be thinking and planning of issues to be debated in the House, u are planning demonstrations. Linton the election is over, please accept defeat.
    People from outside of DA will think that u are contesting the results of 3 constituencies, G/Pond, R/Cyrique and M/Jaune when in fact it is one constituency as we in DA would know that. It would appear that, this seat means a lot to u, man u have 6 seats, take it easy MAY BE next time,u might win 3 other seats.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      December 14, 2014

      “How are u expect to gain respect, soon I’m expecting them to address u as Hon. Lennox Linton. I think u should act more responsible to earn that respect”(BEB).

      Sometimes I think I need to forgive you for obvious reasons; nevertheless, when I read such as in the following I must question your intelligence!

      “How are u expect to gain respect”

      Respect comes to someone most of the time based on the way she/he conducts themselves, if anything Lennox should have gained some respect from you based on his actions over the past days. Lennox is a duly elected member of parliament; he is now paid by the taxpayers of Dominica, hence we are expecting him to earn his pay. What the man has done thus far, is appropriate, and precisely what the leader of an opposition is supposed to do!

      Seeking answers from those who encourage wrong, is part of his job. His job is to see to it that the government does what is right in the interest of the people of the country; and not only for the supporters of the Labor Party. When he discovers anything unusual, or cynical in government, he is duty bound to expose every malfeasance to the people, and not only to UWP supporters, but to the nation regardless of political affiliations.

      That is how it works in a democracy, unfortunately Dominica government, and the rest of the Caribbean; is a one sided business. The majority does not give the opposition any opportunity to participate in government and the affairs of the country, the government forces its will on the people, no questions asks, and our people are so dumb they allow this nonsense to go on; that is why there cannot be any progress in the country.

      At budget time the opposition should be allowed to submit a budget also, that’s how it works in democratic society’s around the world: in our country, the people and ruling government look forward to kicking the opposition out of the House of Parliament the first day it meets. You do not even have a reason to talk such nonsense attacking the man for doing what he is compelled to do, by law, and by the constitution of the country!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  14. amy
    December 12, 2014

    That’s why dominica is so backward, when something is wrong you put it off till next time, you need to deal with the problem while it is still fresh, not waiting till next time, you said Linton said CHANGE, well that’s a sign of change, dealing with the problem,stand by the man and fight, it’s the only way you gonna get change, stop critizing him and the supporters,their X means as much as yours.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      December 14, 2014

      Thank you, very intelligent comment; at lease you have identified the stupidity in some of our people.

      They like it as it is, that is why our nation is so poor, they prefer to keep it as it is, living the same from day to day, that is why our nation has become a beggar nation, that is why so many crawl on their belly for a handout rather than demand jobs so that they can work for a living.

      The backwardness will never cease in our country!

    • Domnichen
      December 15, 2014

      @amy – I can’t stand people like you always criticizing Dominica. If it is so backward, just get out, or if you’re already out, good riddance!

      • Francisco Telemaque
        December 15, 2014

        Well Amy; what can I say?

        Wether you like me or hate me, I could care less; so you had better just read me and respond accordingly, whatever you say about me it shall be accepted; you cannot skin my teeth oui!

        You simply have to tolerate me as I have to tolerate you also, that’s how it works in a democratic society okay! I know in Dominica you live under an earthly god, the little dictator so you must say what you believe his spy’s, and henchmen want to here, so that when they report on you there wont be any retribution on you.

        As for me, anything I say here on DNO, if Skerrit stood in front of me, I would say to him exactly what I am say everyday! And if he has any sense he should appreciate my openness, because what is in my heart flows through my honest fingers.

        I think he should trust me and my honesty, and beware of the snakes who smile in his face while wishing his demise.

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

        Have a nice day.

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  15. Righteous
    December 12, 2014

    According to LL earlier statements; “This has come to the point where we have to take it in hand; we the people must decide what we want, what we want our government to be doing and facilitating and hold their feet to the fire until it happens. Because that’s our role,” he said.

    We the people decided on December 8th what they wanted and that is why 25 plus % of the electoral votes cast were cast of the DLP. On the hand, I do see why Linton needs to get Thompson elected. My suggestion, find someone to give him a salary so that he can be available to you and stay in Dominica. I suspect that there will be some changing of ranks in the UWP soon.

    One Love Dominicans!!!

    • Malgraysa
      December 15, 2014

      You are wrong my friend. Do the maths, 57.3% voted for Skerrit and 42.7% against. That is a difference of only 14.8% …and that takes into account the voters that were imported. A lot of our people are unrepresented in this government. Now you will understand why this fight will go on, in fact it has only just begun.

  16. December 12, 2014

    Turkey on turkey lane. The only change we will be calling for is the change of the leadership of the U.W.P.

  17. Cyrique
    December 12, 2014

    I said a long time ago that Lennox does not demonstrate the qualities of a leader and I have been proven right! What is he doing going on a demonstration with a handful of people demanding that the Electoral Commission meet with him to hear his concerns? Lennox you can raise the issue in Parliament!!! You have a platform where you are privileged to raising issues on behalf of your Constituents , Constitutional and other issues. It appears that you’re not aware of your powers as a Member of Parliament. You need to concentrate on the job at hand and form an effective opposition. Please don’t continue to embarrass your supporters!!!

  18. Anonymous
    December 12, 2014

    Putting on a show for the election observers….HELP!!!!

  19. Francisco Telemaque
    December 12, 2014

    Susan, you are talking about the election is over: However, if there are discovered issues which cast doubts over the winner in a constituency, don’t you think the candidate (Fountain) and the UWP have a right see to it that justice is served; we know Fountain was robbed, that is an issue you should be happy the opposition is looking into that which is part of their job right now, the laws of the land gave them that power the day they were elected!

    Don’t you find it strange that Fountain captured more votes in all the poling stations, he led his DLP opponent to the very end, and all of a sudden he turns out to be the looser? Stating that you voted UWP, does not change the fact that the election was rigged. That sort of thing shall prevail in the country, until someone comes along like Savarin did years ago, and start a revolution. Shut the country down, force the Prime Minister to submit his resignation, and hold a free and fair election; first purging the voter registration list of all the dead people that are still on it, and also removing the false names, that was added recently by some party to ensured a false increase in the population of Dominica by more than thirty-five thousand Dominicans yet to exist.

    There must be law and order in every country, and the election laws of the country must be followed by both party, and the members of the party. I am sure there is a penal code prohibiting the bribing of the citizens in order to secure their votes (buying votes is a felony). When a governing party, every five years spend millions of dollars providing tickets to Dominicans to get a free ride home, simply to vote; that is bribery, that is also buying votes, which constitute a felony!

    There is nothing wrong about people living outside of Dominica going home to vote, nevertheless, if only the supporters of one party is enjoying that privilege because the Labor Party provides them with a free ticket, the labor will always have an advantage over every other party in the country. I am informed that at least forty Dominicans residing on the island of St. Marten received tickets, there destination: St. Joseph to vote against Monel, that is only forty I know about, how many came from the United States, Canada, and places such as Guadeloupe. One of my source informed me, that there were charted flights from Antigua which brought thousands of Dominican to Melville Airport: packed the building, and like a carnival shouting “five more years.” Indeed such foolish and dumb people believe keeping Skerrit in power, is a good thing, fact is they help elect him to continue ruining the country!

    After they elect him, by the next day they flee the country on their return free ride, some return to the United States, and Canada, where plenty of them are recipient of food stamps, and a welfare check, while their relatives who can’t leave Dominica remain there to suffer! What kind of people are we Dominicans? When I was a boy, I remember, from Guyana, in the South, to Jamaica in the North, people term Dominicans stupid. When I lived in Antigua, I worked at a place where my name was “foolie” Dominican, that means my name was “stupid Dominican.” Even to this day Antiguan’s refer to us as stupid Dominicans, and our people prove them correct every five years, for the past fifteen years.

    What can I say, Dominica is domed, all I can do is continue to give money to my older sister, and my handicap nephew for as long as they live, and I am alive as of today I have wired them enough money to feed them a few months into 2015 nevertheless, I am never going back to the mess I left when I was a kid: My intention was to return, but the events of the past fifteen years going into the twentieth year is nothing encouraging, the leader of the country Roosevelt Skerrit is an incorrigible kind of person, that’s his nature, hence there will never be any sort of progress under his leadership, and I do not wish to be part of that!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Day-Day
      December 15, 2014

      Francisco,

      You need to understand this is for comments, not essays. stupesssssssss :

  20. TRUTH
    December 12, 2014

    Truth and rightousness has gone out the window in dominica now ,
    Since labour came into power ,a spirit of theft ,Lies dishornesty ,hatred etc has taken over our people,SHAME, SHAME SHAME, dominicans selling their soul for bread crumps ,ALAS DOMINICANS ,my last vision of dominica was, DOMINICA is about to be destroyed by a natural desaster, Take it seriously ,So far, ALL my visions have come true,wATCH AND WAIT

  21. December 12, 2014

    election are done finish with everything nuh .skerrit is in government right now :lol: :lol: 8) 8)

  22. real
    December 12, 2014

    Your website security is very poor no validation on form any fake email address is accepted, no use requesting email address if you not going to validate it all you will end up with is a lot of fake email address in your data base.

    Robots can easily affect your data base fix that.

  23. real
    December 12, 2014

    I am ashamed to be a dominican

  24. real
    December 12, 2014

    How can a 129 percent be correct more people voted than the actual number of people registered according to the results posted by The electoral office.

    The prime minister using bribing people on the day of elections in grand fond and you people still think the elections wad fair only in dominica.

  25. Silent
    December 12, 2014

    It’s time that Dominicans take to the streets. The election was rigged, Too much corruption and ,bribery,
    and buying of votes. If UWP won Roseau by playing clean imagine how easily they would take the villages. Why should UWP remain quiet , so the same thing can happen in 2019? If we have to protest until the voting lists are cleaned up, let’s do it.

  26. real
    December 12, 2014

    Labour party supporters are the most stupid people on earth they talk without any sense of reasoning.

  27. smh
    December 12, 2014

    You people retarded or what? These people have all right to protest. It is their democratic right. I guess after 12 years of dictatorship, we have forgotten that Dominica is a democratic country.

    • Day-Day
      December 15, 2014

      Seriously……..smh? you dubilu pwee need to listen to yourselves speak. The green eyed monster will choke all you

  28. December 12, 2014

    You people blasting Lennox for demanding answers, miss the point completely. If someone steal from you are you going to meekly accept it. The election was stolen, just yesterday I read a message a lady from St Joe bragging on Facebook that she come down and vote because she was provided with a ticket. Last election Ron Green lost after dubious counts. So you saying that it is okay to have our democracy trampled on by some of you unscrupulous supporters and politicians. The rule is very simple, if an agent of a party provides you with a ticket to come down and vote for their party, that is a crime called bribery. If you have been away from DA for more than 5 years you should not be coming down and vote. Those people come down with tickets that have been provided for them, vote and go back next day leaving me in my misere and you folks think that’s alright. I want my human rights to be allowed, it is being denied because a few immoral people are allowed to continue to pervert the course of justice

  29. DaInDiaspora
    December 12, 2014

    Please represent in parliament this time. Do not walk out no matter what A.B. Knight does. She will try to frustrate you in an effort to have you walk out, and make peiple believe you cannor represent them. Do not let her do it to you; instead, represent the people the your issues. Remember, in parliamentry form of government, the oppositionis the voice of the people.

  30. AH! MARGWA SA
    December 12, 2014

    when Emmanuel and his wife were fire bombed in their house and instead the state protect them, they protected the man acussed, labourites hailed this, even the chairman of the police commission accompanied the man to court, now you all want to tell UWP not to find out what happen to Thompson good ballots.Mr linton is the leader of the party and when he takes decision we will stand with him if anybody says they vote for change and is bashing UWP for questioning about Thompson votes you sound like a traitor and a crook.

  31. south east
    December 12, 2014

    Election officers are trained very thoroughly. These nonsense happens when the partisan lawyers get involved. It is clear that any ballot with a mark that can trace it back to the voter is rejected. Last general election the same foul was cried, when workers lost the La Plaine seat. It is time that people stop branding people when they are in fact doing what they are trained to do. This too shall pass. HOW LONG, NOT LONG.

  32. RASTAFARILEADSTHEWAY
    December 12, 2014

    Ron Green should know that you cannot wear a shag haircut in this day and age!!! Its obvious UWP is living in the past! Even their haircuts are from the past!

    • misery
      December 13, 2014

      @ RASTAFARILEADSTHEWAY. His hair cut is the least of your problems , Enter in his brain, his Masters and Ph.D brain , Take that and put it in your high leaf or pipe and smoke it . Your brain is so empty, of all the things that’s going on around you , you want to worry about a man who is better off than you ?

    • Titiwi
      December 14, 2014

      Don’t be jealous of the man’s hair brother. It least it is his own at his age when some of our brothers wear false locks.

  33. Hey
    December 12, 2014

    I believe in the movement of the Labour Party, but I wanted Linton to win, so that Dominican’s can know how it feels to live in a land ran by Lennox Linton. There will be no more elderly care which The current party provides, there will not be any free bus rides to and from school provided to high school students. His house and his fellow workers union houses will be bigger than Dominica state house. Dominica has been greatly developed under the labour party’s system. Lennox Linton needs to pay the campaign money back he borrowed, that’s the only reason his so upset. Lennox Linton provided transportation to his UWP supporters and tried to scare the Labour Party followers by threatening them to stand for their rights. His tactics did not work, he is currently in a lot of debt and a lot of promises he made in order to gain votes now becomes a headache for him right now. Skerrit, has provided furnished housing for doctors who live outside of their work area for free. Dominicans are ungrateful people,they have always been ungrateful it’s their nature. They don’t what they have. Dominicans don’t appreciate what have and learn to work with it. I was born in Dominicans moved to the U.S. As a child. I have to pay for health insurance for my kids who are American citizens. On the other hand, In Dominica healthcare is free for kids from birth to 18 and then for the elderly as well…..UWP supports are need to stop and think.

    • December 13, 2014

      No Minister house can be bigger than the villas,
      In America free health care is available for those are
      qualify.
      You Dominica has “free care”- that is a joke.
      Have you ever visited the hospital when you visit
      Dominica?
      How can one pay for services, when they have to
      pay for their medication, bandage, dressing.
      test etc. Once you are over sixty and end up
      in the hospital and they place you in little room,
      goodby earth.
      The only things that are free are the beds and dirty
      basins.
      This is a era of universal precaution, however, unless you are
      fortunate to purchase your own; all the patients use the
      same basin. One has to bring their own linen.
      What should Dominicans be thankful for?
      The only free service at the hospital is
      being admitted-without resources or good family members
      you will expire before your time.
      Dominicans are not ungrateful; some of them are outright
      lazy.

  34. justice
    December 12, 2014

    Unless we have a massive demonstration like the french normally have we will not be respected in Dominica.
    We should not allow this one to pass,we need to make an example out of it.

  35. Just a Thought
    December 12, 2014

    This immediate top heavy strategy/approach to resolving a problem is fraught with disaster for the UWP leadership. Prior attempts should have been made to discuss this matter in a meeting between UWP and the Electoral Office; if such an attempt was rebuffed then a series of incriminatory actions would be in order culminating with the present course of action.

    Leaders and aspiring leaders should contemplate possible outcomes of their actions before they are undertaken.

    What if the Electoral Office employees feel threatened and decide to go home? Would the demonstrators block their exit or take other action that may be interpreted as assault or battery? Leaders must remember for every action there is or will be a reaction? Who knows what the reaction and counter reactions could be or lead to/

    • tiny
      December 12, 2014

      Y would they feel threatened??? U like the american cops who are trigger happy claiming they feel threatened

  36. candia
    December 12, 2014

    Mr Linton,please be civil here,for God’s sake,make an appointment ,take your attorney ,a few supporters ,and have a cordial discussion .stop this hostile manner,it will come back to hunt you.

    • tiny
      December 12, 2014

      What is UNCIVILIZED about a peaceful protest???

    • Interpreter Found
      December 13, 2014

      why do you think that he has not already extinguished all of those avenues?

  37. Truly Dominican
    December 12, 2014

    Lennox Linton is an exemplary leader. He is seeking fairness and justice for ALL Dominicans. He’s not a coward. He’s a dignified, intelligent, honest and articulate man. Hope Skerrit takes a page from Lennox Linton’s book.
    Supporters of UWP/Team Doiminica, and even Labour Party supporters admire him.
    We love our leader, Lennox Linton.

  38. Truly Dominican
    December 12, 2014

    To looking, I agree with you 100%. In deed the celebrations were muted. Everybody – even the Labourites know that they did not win the elections.
    However, until Dominicans, including DNO, understand that it is NOT a UWP and its supporters ONLY ‘thing’, then the change and progress that we are fighting for will NEVER materialize.

    The call for free and fair elections and justice for ALL is EVERYBODY’S business – young and old. The media, too, have to play their part and advocate for what it right and fair for all. Do not make it appear, by your reporting, that it is the UWP/Team Dominica and its supporters that want electoral reform. We are ALL affected in one way or another when our rights, including our rights to protest PEACEFULLY, are infringed.

    • Ex DA law man
      December 13, 2014

      I will not add one more word.I could not have said it better.Our people are so comfortably led blindly,that the truth no longer exist.Rosie and Eugenia must be trying to get out their graves so they could help Linton on his patriotic quest to help save Dominica.May God give you the strength and guidance needed on this journey for you are not alone.Change only comes sometimes through personal sacrifice.

  39. December 12, 2014

    Majority Dominican voters are smart voters, Mr.Linton has proven he’s not ready to be a leader all he likes quarrel, he’ll remain as a parl rep becauseonly Marigot voters will elected him as a parl rep, Dominican voters will never voted for a hatred, anger to be their leader.

    • philme
      December 13, 2014

      you said it right

  40. December 12, 2014

    Lennox CRY CRY BABY Linton. Grow up and stop grasping at straws. You have lost the election fair and square and you should face up to the reality that you have lost.

    And your supporters gathering outside the offices of the electoral commission; haven’t they got anything better to do with their time?
    All this posturing and complaining isn’t going to change anything. You were so triumphalist leading up to the election, thinking that you had won it. Now you are finding defeat a terribly bitter pill to swallow.

    You simply counted your chickens before the eggs were hatched.

    The margin of victory of the 15 Labour candidates were conclusive and comprehensive, therefore your complaining and whingeing smacks of sour grapes. You are now acting like a spoilt child who cannot get his own way.
    Just as well you did not win the election, because your amatuerish behaviour and performance is not what you expect from a wannabee prime minister.

    If you have Dominica’s best interest at heart; then why don’t you form an alliance with the government to work constructively together to drive the country forward in acheiving it’s objectives and prosperity.

    You would then gain more respect and affection from the electorate and enhance your own reputation; which would then give you and your party a better chance of winning the next election.

  41. # It was Free & Fair
    December 12, 2014

    Again I shall say…change the opposition leader. Lennox is in no way demonstrating the qualities of a good leader. This man belongs on the radio where he can give his mouth air not in Parliament.
    Change is a must..change your opposition leader.

    • December 13, 2014

      Why is it that you and your leader afraid of Linton and Fontaine we love them and laborite will not tell us who we should have as our leader.. you all win the election you all should focus your energy on that and stop dictation what UWP Team Dominica should do
      Labor win and they are still afraid of the Opposition Party because they champion the cause for change in lovely DOMINICA for all of us and the public supported them fully just look at what happen in the Roseau constituencies they wanted change and they told you guys so take it and do something with it if you can.
      So mind you own business and stop minding ours not even your PM could muster the turn out or even coming close to the massive turn out of supporters that stood together with them , UWP Team Dominica is the most popular politicians on the Island of Dominica for now And wait to see them in the parliament you will understand why they don’t want these guys in the house.
      Election is over and we are moving forward so good bye to you and your nonsense.

    • December 13, 2014

      change your old ways and leave Lennox alone

  42. young people
    December 12, 2014

    as a young person,i see this as a completely idiotic move by the leader……………. electon is over and the uwp still cannot accept defeat…………. come on people, mister linton is yet to realize that these petty acts of ignorance are only causing division amoung the people of the country……….. if the leaders dont agree then do you expect the people to……… the only way we can move fowade is if we all work together and become united…..linton clearly does not want this to happen in dominica because he is doing these ignorant things……….stop linton stop .grow up……be a man and accept defeat……..it is time to work not to be sore losers ……….accept the olive branch and work with labour to develop our country please……im crying for this now

    • philme
      December 13, 2014

      thank you so much that’s why do not like him he no love for Dominica but him self and the other guys around him

  43. ????????
    December 12, 2014

    14 spoilt ballots – 9 were rechecked and added to the 605 (figure at the end of the day before the recount) 605 + 9 = 614. Stephenson’s total is 622 therefore 622 – 614 = 8. Stephenson won by 8 votes. Thompson and Lennox stop taking the people for a ride. Stop riding on the backs of the ignorant who cannot understand the mathematics as I indicated above. Lennox and Thompson you know that both parties are represented by their agents and it is not easy to thief (as you all put it). Why are you all doing this? Why not explain the procedure to them instead of telling them about protest, demonstration and thief. That is all you have been bombarding the poor people with aided and abetted with your talk shows. Isn’t it time to stop … again you open with demonstrations. I feel so sorry for those who follow and cannot understand how Government works and they follow you headlong. It is time to stop that nonsense. Big men like you. I used to admire Thompson Fontaine when he was working at Statistic office now man I am really disappointed in you. You are making a mistake. You will definitely lose some of the supporters who voted for you this trip. Sad to think with an increase in elected members, you will be a walking out opposition.

    I pray that God will put into your hearts that Election is over. His will is done and you and the other Opposition members will take your rightful place and oppose only when you have to oppose. Will make recommendations in the House of Assembly. Will eradicate hatred from their hearts and let them understand that Dominica is ours to develop. Will grant them peace and remove their desire to be in Government at all cost. Give them the peace to wait and not seem so determined to get into Government that they look like little children and not grown men. Will recognize that they have to work with the masses and to educate and not mislead them and to take advantage of their ignorance. Grant them wisdom to know that gossip/ slander/ lies are not part of your plan and they should do what they have to do in parliament to show their prowess of being able to represent their constituents in the House of Assembly. Teach them Lord that they must not take offence against the children of God when they are corrected… Lord have mercy on them and arrest each and every one of them so they will seek you first. This last piece is for the Opposition and the Government as well.

  44. Lapo L'ai
    December 12, 2014

    Mr. Linton cannot make demands on the Electoral Commission. He and team can request a meeting with officials of the Electoral Commission. The two sides can meet and try to solve the problem if there is one. However he is going about it the wrong way. Mr. Linton is trying to create chaos in the country. He and the rest of his gang are hoping to achieve through civil strife what they failed to achieve through the ballot box. How do the learned attorneys on his team feel about what he is doing? I can only wonder. Is civil strife the answer? One thing Mr. Linton there will never be another 1979 in Dominica again.
    P.S. DNO I know this comment will not be posted but I will keep commenting as I see it anyway.
    Thanks for posting all of my pro UWP comments.
    anyway.

    • December 13, 2014

      There will never be another 1979.
      Do you know why? Because democracy and justice
      no longer exist.
      Before the people mention demonstrate
      Skerritt “mongoose” gang are arm and ready to kill.
      But a nation decide to rise no army can stop them.
      An army cannot kill a nation- some have to die for
      justice to prevail.
      In 1979, I was twenty years and I demonstrated under
      tear has and live bullets. I was not afraid.
      I will do it again when time come. I become
      braver and more progressive with age.
      Will you!

  45. Strupes
    December 12, 2014

    Are these people serious? Have you nothing better to do?
    I am ashamed of you Linton! You have already started on the wrong foot. The last five years, all the opposition did was call for protests. Toute bagai ce protest! Zor pas las? Tonneh man!
    You need to stop this nonsense. The persons who voted for you deserve proper representation. Stop your foolishness and get to Work!!!

  46. December 12, 2014

    The problem is Skerrit can’t take UWP for idiot again that has stopped 9th December. Change is a must,9th December onwards we will get a change .nothing stays the same for ever.No more disrespect.

  47. December 12, 2014

    No justice no peace. If UWP allow injustice to just pass them bye it will get worst over the 5 year’s. I can see there being more demonstration because and only because there is injustice. We must respect there democratic weights. The dictatorship stopped on 9th December. Don’t get it twisted.

  48. Thor
    December 12, 2014

    Lennox and the UWP may not want to believe it but for them to win the elections, they must get a significant number of DLP supporters to move over to their side.

    This is absolutely not the way to do it.

    Thompson Fontain may very well have won the seat and they may have a legitimate reason to take the matter to court. But you cannot attract bees with vinegar.

    As I said in an earlier post, these actions just serve to re-enforce in the minds of current DLP supports that Lennox is an angry man and as such he is not likely to attract them to his side. More than likely, they will circle the wagon to defend their leader.

    I just find Lennox’s approach is too emotional. He needs to take a page out of Obama’s book – cool, calm, calculated.

    For the UWP supporters, I am not anti-UWP. As a matter of fact, I would have liked nothing more than to have seen DLP kicked out of office. My beef is the strategy being employed by UWP. It is not a winning strategy.

    • December 13, 2014

      what laborites think they think what .we have to do is to leave those laborites alone who do not yet understand and they will come home wagging their tails behind them.

  49. Lord bless me .
    December 12, 2014

    I read those comments and i am still very ashamed of all those who are saying UWP and Linton is greedy for power , please remove the wool from your eyes. I know you guys have the right to you guys opinions but you can clearly read the hatred for Linton and the UWP and at the end of the day It’s not about UWP nor Linton, it’s about the no regards for the LAWS of the land. Too long we as Dominicans sit back and just let politicians get away with bad behavior especially the Laour party politicians. Those of you who want LInton to go away , have not realize that he is also fighting for you and your children democracy in the future. All you hate the man so much for no reason, that all you fail to see and hear truth and reason. I am 40+ years , and i tell you, Lennox is the best thing that ever happen to Dominica’s politics. Mr Linton keep on fighting because we are not a one party state and everyone is not in agreement with the Labour and Skerrit and that’s whats his supporters want , but no. To those who say they voted UWP and now regrets , too bad . i guess you all have not really understand and need to take time to do so. I have join the movement for change and for sure am not looking back.

  50. Truth
    December 12, 2014

    All laborites is hungry foolish people. they rather seat and wait for handouts from skerrit than to work. i support this protest ….Dominicans too lazy

    • Concern citizen
      December 13, 2014

      Labourite does work and do not wait on handouts. In all walk of time their are people who rely on handouts on all parts of the world, wherever you go.

      • Titiwi
        December 15, 2014

        Labourite does work…for their handout! Why else did Skerrit have to spend so much money to buy his people’s votes? Explain that to us please.

  51. A Doubting Thomas
    December 12, 2014

    Poor man whoever is advising him wants him to fail. The man just win his Marigot seat and he cannot even enjoyed that? Be in his constituency with his people who voted him for him? Someone wants the leadership from the man and they will advise him to do those foolishness so their case for a new leader can be proven. He is playing right into their hands.

    The elections were fought and the DLP has won and the UWP has lost. Thank You Jesus. You know what you are doing for those who have eyes to see let them see and those with ears to hear them hear.

    Leadership is everything and we have that with the Prime Minister of Dominica, We Thank you Lord.

    • December 13, 2014

      I just cannot stand nonsensical comments Marigot people are more up front than any others they don’t believe or stand for nonsense so don’t every speak for us live with your conscience and that’s why we don’t believe in hand outs, so the few laborites we still love them ..

  52. observer
    December 12, 2014

    Dominicans are so damn passive. So because election is over forget the wrong ? Keep sitting back and this nonsense will continue to happen.

  53. world peace
    December 12, 2014

    dominicans are still blind. it cannot be business as usual. its time we close down the country.

  54. Elos
    December 12, 2014

    OH boy the demonstrations has started next they’ll refuse to be sworn in and take care of our business. Jesup help us and our country

  55. Susan Folkes
    December 12, 2014

    I voted for the UWP on December 8th, but as for now, the elections have come and gone. I believe now is the time for both parties to come together to work for the development of the country and for the interest of all Dominicans.

    • Lang Mama
      December 12, 2014

      We said the same thing after they stole the election 2009 AND then here we are again those evil characters came back and do the same thing. This time the people must stand up not Lennox, not Thomson, not Edison but everyone. Too much wickedness, corruption and victimization in Dominica at tge hands of Roosevelt and his people.

    • may
      December 12, 2014

      Susan Folkes I doubt you voted for UWP. Do you really expect to have peace without justice????? Get real.

    • tiny
      December 12, 2014

      Nothing wrong in peastful protest

    • The Facts
      December 12, 2014

      It is a sad day for Dominica and nationals. No matter what, Linton will always want answers. Whatever the income of this situation, he will never be satisfied. I have no confidence in him.
      Even though you voted for UWP, just imagine what it would be like if he had won the election. God saved Dominica from such a disaster and dilemma.
      Make up your mind for it appears, as long as Linton is around, there will be no harmony, peace and tranquility. He is not a man who wants to live and work at peace with others. It also appears only God can put an end to his charade. I hope and soon enough.

    • Osanna Mowanga
      December 12, 2014

      I respect your opinion, but my dear friend, if we do not address the issues facing our country now, we are going to leave them for our children to inherit.
      Think of all the protests going on in America now, they are protesting that things will change. That great racial divide will get better. we need to stand up now. We leave too many things alone hoping they will change. We have to face them and deal with them.
      Look at all those people who came to vote and left and went back. Where are their children and grand children? they are not in Dominica and the majority of them will never come to live in Dominica. Most of them will never even visit.We need to take a stand against injustice.

  56. Doc. Love
    December 12, 2014

    Does Mr. Linton and a few hundred UWP supporters blowing horns or screaming at a demonstration will really trouble Skeritt. In order to scare Skeritt and make him pay attention, the following must be involved, Public Servants to include the main ports. The Airport, to include the Fire Fighters. DAIC to include the business sector. The opposition party, that is UWP Team Dominica. If those institutions are not involved together, knowing Skeritt, he could not care whether the demonstration is justified or not.

    • whoistoblame
      December 12, 2014

      Ask the president how to make skerrit listen. He knows how?Can anyone remember the Daniel fro mDBS strike? And the strike that remove Patrick John in office.Ask the president .He know how to do it pretty good

    • listen
      December 12, 2014

      speak for your self public servants tell you they in your demonstration story. why would we want to demonstrate for something that does not concern us. we have our own battle to fight. why would I want to join something in my opinion makes no sense. I would like on person in that demonstration to give me an honest and sensible reason why they there shouting and screaming. that’s a waste of a day I could be working to put food on my table for my children.

    • The Facts
      December 12, 2014

      As you can see unless you are blind, the PM is not involved in this. This is between Linton who commenced this trouble and disobediently encouraging his supporters to demonstrate in front of the Electoral Office. He has not yet assumed his elected obligation he is already causing trouble.
      They would do well to pray for the grace of love and peace. The day is coming for those who create trouble in Dominica.
      How can you include other sectors in this? They are a different entity.

    • like Miel
      December 12, 2014

      So you know it well to know how it thinks. Lol!So you know what DA hasgotten herself in with characters like it LMAO so you know we puis under Neo DLP DFP strays? Ex priests pseudo PHds etc. You Know it is not only a former DFP youth and it is a Douglas. You recall Ians mom said it was like a son the two brightest young men in DA according to the Douglases .Sean made a similar statement on q95 saying Ian was one of the brightest bulbs in the Neo DLPlol.

  57. A commentary
    December 12, 2014

    Lennox Linton as leader of a political party, must do some reading up on great leadership. He will eventually come to the conclusion that leaders don’t lead and win by always crying foul. It is important to accept the nature of whatever business that you participate in and realize that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

    This perspective will allow him to gain support from others that are unable to stomach his leadership style because he would have demonstrated maturity. Up to this point, he comes across as a child, always complaining, unwilling to accept defeat, or even give a concession speech. He seems to take this personal. Anger wins nothing in political sphere.

    The dangerous and more serious aspect of this behaviour is that he is leading division in Dominica. This division, if allowed to continue to grow will lead to stagnant development or (even worse) violence. History is littered with such examples. Great leaders unite. They offer hope and optimism.

    For anyone advising the UWP, please encourage your leader to stop this method of division before it is too late and your party becomes forever lost. Take the example of Al Gore during his political contest with Bush as an example of what it means to put country above self. Mr. Linton if you follow suit, you would have lost the battle, but your party will eventually win the war.

    • Doc. Love
      December 12, 2014

      It has become very difficult to please Dominicans. In recent times, he has been accused of talking to much , no actions, now he has taken action, he is criticized. He was in a radio studio and talked for approximately six years, no serious action taken, even though he made the Government pay back money to the treasury. Now he is a politician and is doing what other politicians does, whether they have leadership qualities or not , labor party supporters have a problem. Their hero Rosie Douglas was involved in many demonstrations , so, what is the big deal.

    • Liberty
      December 12, 2014

      This will lead to stagnant development.Are you blind the island is a basket case dependant foreign aid.We are the beggars of the Caribbean

    • george Fontaine
      December 12, 2014

      Leaders who see foul, stay silent and don’t appeal to the referee?

    • Allie
      December 12, 2014

      Why? So you can feel better about yourself. Mr. Linton is listening to his supporters. You need to stop focusing on Mr. Linton. He is not a 1 man show like Skerrit. Mr. Linton is leading a team They want their voices heard and he is leading them. Just as your President led in the 70’s. Probably you are too young to remember. You should ask your President about that. When people perceive injustice they have to stand up. Just as your President did. I didn’t fault him for that. Just as people stood up during the days of MLK. Crimes are being committed in Dominica by the Government. Someone need to stand up. You heard what happened in Grandfond. yet you say move on. Why? So it can happen again. Honest people need to stand up and fight injustice. Are there any honest people in the Labor Party?

    • Shadow Play
      December 12, 2014

      The fact is the DLP must not be allowed to think that their actions are “business as usual,” hence the demonstration. Sometimes one has to take a stand to disrupt the status quo. Personally, I believe that the Electoral Commission should be fired for their ineptitude and total disregard for neutrality in conductiing such an important event as a national elections.

      They should be replaced by an idependent organization such as the Jaycees (if they have not been infiltrated by either of the parties), or some other organization that have demonstrated sound judgement. The voter ID card should be instituted and surrendered on leaving the Country for permament residence elsewhere. The list should be updated annually with residents verifying their residency by producing a bill of sorts by a certain date…Those over 18 who are not employed can be listed under a household and changes of addresses should be submitted when that occurs…Maintaining an accurate list should be a no brainer…I mean what does the staff of the paid employees of the Commission do every day?

    • C
      December 12, 2014

      So you have nothing to say about the agressor of the crime? Instead you take comfort in blaming the victim. You sound like the rapist who blame their horrendous action on the ‘scanty clothing’ their victims wore.

      Before you even start to attck Linton you have to consider the fact that Linton is indeed REACTING to something. It is only a fool who would be so disenfranchised, and take it lying down like a meek lamb. You should count yourself lucky that Linton is mostly reacting vocally. In another dispensation the victim would have already reacted in a real violent manner.

      Shame on you!!!

  58. lol
    December 12, 2014

    Thats the only way left for the people
    I support that move 150percent
    dominica is too demonic with wicked and greedy ppl fulling up the pwes in church on a Saturday and Sunday piously clasping der hands to receive their communion n den raising their hands higher than everyone else. Stop the hypocrisy my ppl.lets all get bk to the basics of the bible. Den n only den will God hear our prayers and heal tjis land

    • The Facts
      December 12, 2014

      It takes one to know one and a few. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

    • Cyrique
      December 12, 2014

      Who gives you the right to talk about us like that? Demonic? I refute that claim. You need to apologise to our God fearing people!!! Know your place. God bless DOMINICA !

    • Appaled & Disgusted
      December 12, 2014

      I’m sure that you are no better than those who are always in church. Why don’t you go to church sometime & pray with them. Maybe if you do that you will be able to help them turn from their evil ways. But then again i doubt you can, seeing as to you’re a supporter of all this nonsense that Lennox Linton is doing. May God help you and all the other mindless people out there. God is with Skerrit & he wil continue to prosper. Five more years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. C3H8
    December 12, 2014

    First Comment!!

    • The Facts
      December 12, 2014

      I responded to C3H8 stating, “So what?”
      DNO you allowed the two words “First Comment” for C3H8 and when I responded, “So what?” your system states, “Your comment is too short. Say something useful. Is C3H8 comment not as short as mine and did C3H8 say something useful with the two words “First Comment” which you allowed? Could you explain this?

  60. ....................
    December 12, 2014

    i am from Roseau south and on December 8th i voted UWP, because during the election they made me believe that there was going to be a change, better representation, a strong opposition and persons to help build dominica but its only 4 days after the election and am regretting my decision and am here smh say to myself thank god they didn’t win (disappointed much). the election is over can we just move forward!

    LINTON THE ELECTION IS OVER!
    LINTON THE ELECTION IS OVER!
    LINTON THE ELECTION IS OVER!

    CAN WE PLEASE FOCUS ON BUILDING DOMINICA?

    • Al
      December 12, 2014

      FOCUS ON BUILDING DOMINICA? lol

      Do you think skerrit interested on building Dominica or building his pocket?
      It’s becuase Linton is focus why funds were returned to the treasury, becuae of him we know all the evil skerrit is doing to our beautiful country.

      You can’t possibly think selling our paasports to criminals and making them ambassadors is focussing and building Dominica?

      • ....................
        December 13, 2014

        and from where am seating now Linton has the same agenda

    • Allie
      December 12, 2014

      No need to Shout.

    • Democrat
      December 12, 2014

      It’s people like you who have allowed Skerrit to get away with the corruption, bribery, and making beggars of Dominicans while he is enriching himself and those around him. He told you to go to hell as it is none of your damn busienss where labour Party is getting its money from. he has insulted dominican women many of whom have lost their self respect. Are you happy to continue begging even though you see what is happening. Dominica and Dominicans have a right to answers from politicians whom they have elected to serve them as well as the Electoral Commission and Chief Elections Officer as to what went wrong in the Grand Fond Constituency. They should not run away like mice afraid to face people who are paying their salary. Wake up and be honest with yourself and stop trying to blame Lennox Linton and the UWP for the mess we now find ourselves in. Stand up and be counted!

      • y?
        December 13, 2014

        who said the dominican women a prostitutes? who said that the elderly a greedy people? was that pm smh?

    • Doc. Love
      December 12, 2014

      The Election is over when Mr. Lennox Linton says it is over. :mrgreen:

    • Mary
      December 12, 2014

      You did not vote for UWP. Stop lying. If you did you would understand the principle behind this protest.

    • December 12, 2014

      @……………….. December 12, 2014 “but its only 4 days after the election and am regretting my decision and am here smh saying to myself thank God they didn’t win (disappointed much)”

      Your comment above made me laugh–yes I laughed out loud, not as a mockery, for you really sounded funny here; laughing is not much of a part of me in these days of this world and its people around me.

      You should have asked me before you voted–all along I have saying to readers on DNO, the change which we need in Dominica must take place in our minds–not a change of government–because Dominica is doing just fine through the reign of Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit along with his men and women of government. A mind of strong wisdom would not vote for no member of the UWP–especially not Lennox Linton.

      My concern now is the situation of Parliament with a person of the mentality that Lennox Linton is putting on displayed–maybe long, long before, I even knew that he existed.

      And so I pray to God that He would bless our Prime minster and his mean and women, that they will be able bear patience at parliament, where the plans for the people and the development of our country begins; other wise we are in to remain at a standstill for the next 5 years with contentious persons at Parliament, like Lennox Linton—Good Lord!

      • December 13, 2014

        @lizard 4 jesus any time i read your comments it conjures an ugly character on a broomstick

    • fabric
      December 12, 2014

      shame on you. You really shouldn’t have voted. You obviously stand for nothing. It is because of people like you we are in this mess created by the Labour party.

    • The Facts
      December 12, 2014

      This is what I would state, “We told you so.” You made a mistake and you admitted it which is wise of you. Well, everyone makes some sort of mistake sooner or later.
      Look out for big talkers and election promises. Linton did not win the election. I visualize if he did there would be chaos in Dominica. If you recall what was stated, he would have put some ministers in jail. He is vindictive. He was out for revenge and for what? The man has hatred in his heart.
      This man is not one who is capable of making Dominicans unite. He is a divider. I hope the Marigot constituents do not regret voting for him for his other true colors are projecting themselves with more to come. Note what is occurring. Thank God Dominica is spared such a man as prime minister.
      His demonstration and encouraging his supporters to do likewise is only a cover-up. Do not expect much, if nothing, from him.

    • Bush
      December 12, 2014

      @susan folkes you are all over under different names. Go take a dive in the dead sea,

    • Francisco Telemaque
      December 12, 2014

      If you were not a fool you would not feel that way, because such are matters the opposition has the power to look into.

      Do you really believe that Skerrit, is interested in corporation with any opposition?

      Where have you been?

      In the history of our country, from the colonial era to this day of our independents not one duly elected government in Dominica has ever cooperated with any opposition in parliament, some of you are disgusting, that is why Skerrit is riding on your backs, keeping you in bondage, saddled with poverty, and blind you all from seeing the worthless state in which he has the country.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Salpet
      December 12, 2014

      Okay Rodney King wanna be. Did his why can’t we all get along solve anything ?
      Look at Liwma, Sean Bell, Mike in Missouri, Garner in NY?
      Until the blacks come back like in the 60’s nothing will change.Black panthers.
      DA might do well with some Campton CA style to fix thing s.

  61. Jahcure
    December 12, 2014

    Why do they have to be supporters of the UWP ?

    They can be concerned citizens. Or does this only work on party lines.

    Fix yourself DNO. quickly.

    • The Facts
      December 12, 2014

      The majority of concerned citizens are supporters of DLP and voted DLP. Do you expect them to demonstrate for UWP?
      Linton called on his supporters to demonstrate. They may be concerned citizens but how much concerned citizens are they and what type, following Linton’s orders to demonstrate and cause disturbance and further division in the town, the land?

  62. December 12, 2014

    Mr.Linton making makakree with these supporters gathered Turkey Lane he knows dam well the electoral commission doesn’t have any answer to give his supporters.

    • tiny
      December 12, 2014

      To u it is stupid but not to others

      • December 13, 2014

        @tiny December 12, 2014

        The majority knows that it is stupid, very stupid!

  63. December 12, 2014

    The way to go and it should be intensify from now onwards . dlp is describe as educated thieves .

    • The Facts
      December 12, 2014

      You must be one who loves trouble, likes to see trouble and give trouble. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  64. Thor
    December 12, 2014

    “The UWP leader is demanding that the Electoral Commission make themselves available to talk…”

    What if they decide not to meet with you? What then?

    Lennox must get away from this perpetual protest mode. There are other ways to get your point across. Don’t start going down that road. It did not work over the last 5 years, what makes you think it will work this time around?

    As I said in a previous post, you need to start working on your image. Start doing the things that make people like you, relate to you and wee you as a natural leader. Someone people WANT to follow, instead of a someone who only votes for you because they dislike Skerrit more.

    Protesting makes you look angry. Don’t take it from me, you have already been painted as being angry. Don’t feed into that narrative.

    • Allie
      December 12, 2014

      Why do you care? Why should he listen to you? You did not vote for him. The people who voted for him want him to protest. Please look at your Prime Minister. Have you heard his speeches? All he did was scream. Leading a protest does not mean you are angry. It means you are listening to your supporters. Linton’s supporters are the ones that are angry. He is leading them. Protests are happening all over the world. Open your eyes. Remove your head in the sand.You have lost many of your supporters. What happened to the Roseau constituencies? You had to depend on the diaspora to win. Shame on who?

    • may
      December 12, 2014

      Thor, you said there are other ways to handle this but you have no suggestions. When all the institutions have been hijacked by skerrit what you expect the people to do? We need to take to the streets if that’s the only way.

    • OMG
      December 12, 2014

      Nonsense – read up on history you fool….POWER TO THE PEOPLE

    • tiny
      December 12, 2014

      So how can change come about??? You got any idea

  65. special
    December 12, 2014

    Lennox Linton you have a major problem. You and team fou must learn to accept defeat. Thompson Fontaine loose the constituency just accept the fact the he loose and take it like a grown man. Lennox now is not the time to divide Dominica now is time for you to represent the opposition well in parliament and lets join hands to build Dominica.

    • Mary
      December 12, 2014

      Accept defeat? Your leader stole the election, remember – bribes, fraud, illegal voters???
      Where is your conscience? Don’t you have any sense of right and wrong?
      He is fighting my cause and yours, you foolish. Its a matter of rectifying an injustice which has gone on for too long. Do you want Skerrit to be in there like these African Presidents? because that is exactly what Skerrit is doing. Do you want a democracy or a dictatorship? Well we do not want to be part of a dictatorship so move to Zimbaway or China.
      Its not the time to divide the country? Why didn’t you tell skerrit and his goons that it was not time to bribe, steal, and defraud the country? Please give me a break.
      Where is your sense of decency and dignity? People like you are responsible for the enslavement of others and the perpetuation of injustice all over the world.
      Lennox and the others. I applaud you all. Take a stand for justice! Martin Luther King would be proud of your efforts.
      Remember, Dominica is a free and democratic country. According to my uncle, ” we free and we have the dom right” (he was a freedomite).
      Go look for your conscience where you left it!!!!

  66. KIM
    December 12, 2014

    The elections were stolen from the people of Dominica. How sad! No free and fear elections in this country.

    • Over
      December 12, 2014

      23 thousand plus people stole the elections, what a thing. The leadership of the UWP gets on as if Dominica is majority UWP and they are been oppressed by the minority racist DLP. The only time the UWP one an election (1995) they got less votes than the DFP who formed the opposition with the DLP. The UWP should stop crying and getting on as if only they are Dominicans and are entitled to whatever they cry for.

      • Over
        December 12, 2014

        23 thousand plus people stole the elections, what a thing. The leadership of the UWP gets on as if Dominica is majority UWP and they are been oppressed by the minority racist DLP. The only time the UWP won an election (1995) they got less votes than the DFP who formed the opposition with the DLP. The UWP should stop crying and getting on as if only they are Dominicans and are entitled to whatever they cry for.

    • zeb
      December 12, 2014

      What people? Marigot and Salisbury prople? the word is not fear Kim. It’s fair.

  67. December 12, 2014

    hahahahahahahahaha domnik ni moun ki sot wii hahaha

  68. Concern citizen
    December 12, 2014

    Linton needs to give it a rest and accept that his party has lost this particular seat. He needs to get on with his real job and stop causing disruption. Why would people wan to vote him as a leader to represent them? He does not show leadership in no way or form. What a shame, Linton and his representatives are causing so much problem and they should be showing an example to the people.

    • Allie
      December 12, 2014

      You have no idea what you are talking about. Ask your President. he knows exactly what Mr. Linton is doing. Your president was doing the same thing in the 70’s. People are just standing up for their right. You need to speak to him. He’ll explain it all.

      • tiny
        December 12, 2014

        The President OK…I was about to say skerrit was a child in the 70,s

    • Democrat
      December 12, 2014

      It is people like you who have created the circumstances to allow Skerrit to get away with stealing the election aided and abetted by dishonest people like Lennox lawrence whose character and history are more than questionable. If these are the kind of leaders you are asking Dominicans to look up to then you are just as bad as they are. Lennox is doing the right thing and it is because of that they want to demonise him and divert attention from the real issues. Lennox will overcome because what he is doing is fighting for what is right and just. Do some soul searching – ask Skerit to face Lennox one on one and answer the questions instead of hiding behind people like Hartley Henry who as a Bajan has no righ to be interfering so blatantly in our politics. Are you happy with that or should you not be standing up as a proud Dominican to put a stop to that kind of interference in our country’s affairs. If you do not agree, then why don’t you go to Barbados and try to do what you are allowing a Bajan to do here. Where is your Dominican pride but most of you are cowards just hiding when you should be leading the way and joining Lennox in the battle for our democratic rights and freedoms.

    • The Facts
      December 12, 2014

      He thinks with a consistent fighting spirit they will fall for him and his tactics. Some who did not have the instinct to see through him did. They may live to regret it.
      You know the saying, you cannot catch a fly with vinegar but with honey. Linton should practice this.

  69. Yea Right
    December 12, 2014

    Give it a break guys. It is to early for that. Have the Executive of the UWP met to discuss the outcome of the recently held general election and the way forward for the party? That is what you should be doing not demonstrating the same week an election was called.

    Move on boys.

    • Democrat
      December 12, 2014

      Why do you expect the UWP to continue to take part in a game which has rules for one set of players and another set of rules for the others? Don’t you realise that the labour Party with the help of Hartley Henry of Barbados was able to influence and determine the outcome of the elections. As a Dominican, do you think you could ever be allowed to do what Hartley Henry did here in Barbados? Come on Dominicans. Have some self respect and respect for your country and countrymen! It is so pathetic to see Dominicans being treated like doormats. Where is your pride? Aren’t we smarter and prouder than that? the whole region is laughing at us. But I guess when most people are poor and depend on the favours of politicians to survive then they have no choice. Helas moun dominique nou fini bat!

    • Allie
      December 12, 2014

      Why? So you and the diaspora who came to vote can sleep. Don’t try to tell people what to do if you do not feel you have a grievance. The people who feel they have had their rights trampled upon will stand up. We know there are those that have no backbone. We know there are those who have no morals. It amazes me how someone can see wrong and say its right. The way forward is not to be dictated to by you or your party. One dictator in the country is enough. Let people exercise their right to protest. Why don’t you tell that to all of the people all over the world that are standing up for their right? The world needs more people to stand up for others. Not to just sit around and be passive. Grow some #####!

    • December 13, 2014

      yearight uwp do not need your stinkind advise

  70. looking
    December 12, 2014

    Dr. Thomson Fountain and his supporters may have a legitimate concern. Only he and his supporters know, i can’t say whether he is right or wrong. But on analysis of the elections, the United Workers Party (UWP) won. They made major inroads, they won hearts they won admiration battle with the mighty Dominica Labour Party with so much resources. The DLP had everything, they used states resources (vehicles, staff) in their campaigns. They made huge payouts in cash and in kind (Building Materials). In the end removing diaspora voters they still lost the elections. Every Laborite who has a conscience and heart knows that. The celebrations were muted. Its like people are reflecting, its like everyone has awoken from a dream. There is a just a strange silence in the air. Its just a strange and eerie feeling.

    • Lapo L'ai
      December 12, 2014

      People are just wondering if UWP will change their ways and give real representation to the people who elected them. Sadly there seems to be no change.

    • ????????
      December 12, 2014

      Only he and his supporters know, i can’t say whether he is right or wrong. That is your comment. So if you do not know, why comment?????? Do you know that Elections are over? God’s will is done whether we like it or not. Why not call on those people to stop that protest mode and go about the country’s business? Creating an angry followers.. Do you know that those same angry followers being created will be a monster for them if they get in power? They have taught the people to disrespect authority (Governing body) but most of all they are disrespecting the Supreme Governor (The Almighty Father). His will is what happened on December 8th, 2014. To disobey him is to bring damnation on oneself. So instead ask Thompson to stop this nonsense as elections are over.

      • tiny
        December 12, 2014

        Fool..you saying it like it’s something bad…if Lennox becomes the country’s leader and he starts being corrupt then yes the people should protest and fight corruption and injustice

      • December 13, 2014

        @???????? December 12, 2014 “His will is what happened on December 8th, 2014”

        Nice going my friend!

        I looked and I read, and I knew that God would not justify that arrogant mentality of those people–they say that people like you and me are simple minded, because they are too stupid to know that it is the simple minded people like us, whom God uses to bring down the self acclaimed mighty He has said: No flesh–of pride and haughtiness–will glory in His presence.

        Simple minded, they may say we are, but we are the ones who gets the victory–God’s Will be done!

    • young people
      December 12, 2014

      idiot ………all what you have said are things you have no proof of ……….. you and your party lack professionalism and need to grow up…….. geezzzzz

    • diasporian
      December 12, 2014

      really? diasporians came to vote for UWP as well

    • The Facts
      December 12, 2014

      That is your opinion. If you think of this, you would know that times have changed. The PM did not want to waste time in celebrating. Furthermore it was a work day and many of his supporters are at work. They could have lost a day’s pay. Their employers needed them on the job. Just as life must go on, work must go on. As the PM said, “We have work to do.”
      Keep in mind, the majority voted DLP.
      The strange eerie feeling is your imagination. It may be from the UWP supporters. They are obviously sad that UWP did not win the election since they were positive that they would win.

  71. power
    December 12, 2014

    This just prove Uwp is definitely greedy for power. You guys lose get over it and move on.

    • Allie
      December 12, 2014

      Who is really the greedy one. The one who will not give up or the one who is trying to get in? Remember your history. Dictators never give up without a fight. Be careful of what you wish for.

    • Democrat
      December 12, 2014

      The real truth is that Dominica has lost. Look beyond the personalities of the UWP and think for yourself about the implications of what has taken place. Stop swallowing without question what Skerrit and the Labour Party are saying so that they can remain in power by refusing to do what is right and just by giving people a clean voters list and voter ID cards. They must also be accountable and transparent in their dealings and stop treating Dominicans like moo moos!

    • whoistoblame
      December 12, 2014

      Some of you commenting on here need to wake up.Do you let people do what they want with you.All this wrong that is going on need to stop.Someone has to stop the PM or Electoral office from doing all the wrong that they are doing. If no one start to take them to task ,they will continue to do this forever.Whether win or lose if the matter has to go to to court ,take it there.Pm or electoral office need to know we see the wrong.Take them to task Lennox.Thompson go to court if you have to. You know Thompson you should have taken pictures of the rejected ballots.

    • may
      December 12, 2014

      This election was not free nor was it fair. And Lennox is a much better leader than that corrupt human being you guys consider a leader. He is fast becoming a dictator, wake up and smell the coffee and stop hating Lennox for trying to save Dominica.

  72. Words
    December 12, 2014

    Very good. It is time we in this country stop laying down and take things as is.. When you do this people tend to take you for granted.

  73. ras
    December 12, 2014

    Did anyone expect Linton and his desperate power hungry colleagues to wait for another five years to get into government? We can expect the stability which we have enjoyed for the past decade to be replaced by civil strife. It has begun!

    • Lone Wolf
      December 12, 2014

      Civil strife is the natural outcome of corruption, my friend. The only other possible outcome is slavery. I see you have already settled for slavery. Good luck with that!

      • Osanna Mowanga
        December 12, 2014

        I see a great similarity between Skerrit and the white police and black men in America.Just as the white police are killing the black males so skerrit is killing Dominica. we need the whole country to protest. stop being afraid of skerrit. He is just another man and The Master will get him out in due time.

    • ????????
      December 12, 2014

      ras …. It has not begun. It will stop if you pray against this strife they want to create. Let us pray without ceasing. Do not be in agreement with them.

      So ras put your knees down and let us pray for the Government and all in authority so we will have peace in our land. This is serious ras!

    • OMG
      December 12, 2014

      Wow ! This post right here says it all – thats the level of stupidity in Dominica now

    • December 12, 2014

      @ras December 12, 2014

      You have spoken the things of my thoughts, and I believe that only divine intervention can prevent that chaos which we are heading into; with people like Lennox Linton at Parliament. I have never felt so worried about our Dominica and her people the way I do now–O God please give us Your guidance and protection, in Jesus name. Amen! .

  74. Bella
    December 12, 2014

    Stupes! Shame ! Easy Mr. Linton. Tell us who is the leader of the opposition please. Why you there fighting for Thomson and not for Unica who left her job to contest and lost even her deposit. He lost by 8 votes so accept defeat.

    • Democrat
      December 12, 2014

      Stop balming Lennox for Unica’s loss in the election. Blame the people of Paix Bouche and that constituency which in spite of the fact that farmers have disappeared and no income is being made from farming still voted in a Labour Party that is enriching themselves.

      Tell me what Gloria Shillingford is going to do in London as Dominica’s High Commissioner! Tell me why Skerrit is bringing back Francine Baron as Minister of Legal Affairs after achieving nothing in London over the past few years! These are the questions you should be asking.

      Eunica is a professional and qualified Attorney At Law. She is one of the few brave women willing to sacrifice her career to represent her community and women so she will survive. You should now give her the support she needs instead of trying to blame Lennos who did a miraculous job of moving the UWP ahead with a clean campaign and opening Dominica’s eyes to the corruption and dishonesty of the Labour Party!

      • Osanna Mowanga
        December 12, 2014

        Let us see what he is going to give his faithful, corrupt,devoted , loyal supporter Loreen Bannis Roberts.
        What is her job description? who does she report to?what does she do? how much is her salary? how much does she get paid when she makes those frequent trips to Dominica.
        God does not like corruption.
        Hope she is paying duty on the stuff she bring in to sell. Now she running a business. Buying and selling clothes.
        God is not asleep. He sees all.

    • whoistoblame
      December 12, 2014

      Eunica lost by a whole bunch.Your comment does not fit here

    • The Facts
      December 12, 2014

      Unless people have a lot of money in reserve and other plans, they should never resign from their job to campaign.
      She should have taken leave of absence. If it was acceptable to her employer, unless she is employed with the government, she should have taken a leave of absence. Even so, on compassionate grounds, there should be an understanding, should she lose, she could get back her job.
      Linton favors Fontaine which is why he is demonstrating. He feels that Fontaine should be the winner and not the other candidate. They are both haughty and proud as a peacock who cannot accept defeat.
      Linton thought he would have won the election which is why to this day he has not given a proper speech and to sincerely thank those who voted for him and his Party.

    • December 13, 2014

      you are questioning the wrong man. question skerrit instead

  75. love I
    December 12, 2014

    YES, THIS IS THE WAY TO GO…WE WANT ANSWERS

    • December 12, 2014

      stupzz these people are very smart..just to get Thompsons own why not higgs
      :-x :-x :-x :-x

  76. December 12, 2014

    Thank you Mr Linton. We need answers. It only take one to start a movement.

    • The Facts
      December 12, 2014

      A revolution? It sounds like a dictatorship.

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