UWP thinks last general election was ‘free and fair’ – PM

Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has responded to the United Workers Party’s (UWP) decision to withdraw election petitions that it had filed against the Dominica Labour Party.

Skerrit said the move means the UWP thinks the last general elections were “free and fair.” He said this while addressing the official opening of a new water supply system in Petite Savanne Friday.

UWP leader Ron Green said lawyers for his party have advised them not to pursue allegations in court that there was bribery and “blockage of access” to state media during the 2009 election campaign. The two matters were among five election petitions the UWP had filed in court; but the matters in question were struck off and the UWP subsequently decided  not to take them to the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal.

However, the Opposition says it is strongly pursuing the case of dual citizenship it filed against Skerrit and Minister for Education Petter Saint Jean.

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63 Comments

  1. Jo Jo
    June 1, 2015

    No human has the right to hate gays. We all fall short of gods loving kindness and wisdom because we were born in sin . No sin is greater than the other. Just because their lifestyle disgusts you doesn’t mean they are not human they deserve to be happy at the end of the day God will not punish you for their sins this means more space in heaven for us. The same way we tolerate lieing homosexuality should b tolerated they are both sins that society despise . U cannot lash a person for lieing allu do is turn away so y should it be different for gays. Y can’t they raise children. They are not animals they are human like all of us. Go gays !!!!!

  2. mac
    April 11, 2011

    Many of your comments sounds so ignorant, i dont know why so many idiots have access to computer,If you all spend more time looking after what you all should be looking at, From politicans to the idiots who write such crap on DNO,That little piece of rock call Dominica would be a much better place to live in, There are PEDOS lots of them , murderers, Thieves, Preachers and church gowers calling themselves Christians, police and people in high position, all guilty as each other, thake a look at yourself see what you doing to our country, The whole world is reading and looking at us as a people that cant even unite to do something for the good of our country. spend more time working to develope the country, not following certain people in Dominica who only intrest is to exploit your ignorance. and keep you down, Wake up stop fighting each other let the politicans do politicans work, there are people keeping you down through your lack of vision on anything but what you cook in your pot, while you busy fighting each other you are blind, so much is going on while you fighting each other Divide and Plunder, where there is confusion there is profit. its right there look you will see it…….. Who Have? Is not YOU

  3. case dog
    April 10, 2011

    Time to move on already.

  4. JB FOX
    April 10, 2011

    Ron and many others represented Dominicans with dual citizenship so Skerrit anST.Jean can do the same.Eat ur hearts UWPITES and grieve to ur grave.

    • anon
      April 11, 2011

      i am 4 skerro because i would hate to think what would exist in the void that would be created in his absence…….. but i resent that statement, two wrongs dont make a right……. people, stop making labourites look desperate….like they would accept anything including 3 4 5 6 wrongs… if it wrong we have to make it right no matter what…………………lets stop talking foolishness for a while cuz we all carrying same DAMN PASSPORT>>>>>>>>>RIGHT??????????????

  5. LMAO
    April 10, 2011

    DNO was actually looking for the story on the Petite Savanne water project…..but guess that was the only thing that the PM said of importance, or was it the only part of the speech that would bring more viewers, comments, etc. U so called “journalist” and “media” personnel really are something else when come to reporting. You guys never report the important stuff or what the ppl/readers would like to to know, but ur biased take on the news items….or the comments of soundbites that are more controversial…..smh

    I am waiting for the nasty comments from all an sundry….but guess what my back is large and its like dasheen leaf….and FYI i am a Dominican not any “ite”…SO BRING IT!

    • PAIN
      April 10, 2011

      LMAO, take the reporter jobs .The PM should know his place.
      He is addressing a crowd of all kind of ites at Petite Savanne on the water project. He’s cominig up with what UWP thinks about the General election. He should have tell them about his villas in the North too.

  6. killamanjaro
    April 10, 2011

    wow

  7. MARIGOT GAZZETT
    April 10, 2011

    MR PM. VINEGAR CAN,T CATCH FLIES, WE WILL USE HONEY TO DO THAT. AS THE OLD PEOPLE SAY ALL GRIN TEETH IS NOT LAUGH.

  8. Sphynx
    April 10, 2011

    Question?if the uwp had won the election would they do better than dlp?would they ever think of taking the two to court for this dual citizenship thing?would they check out on Ron?sa ki pa bon pou kana pa bon pou zwa.

    • anon
      April 11, 2011

      im glad that it came up, no matter who in office it was a loophole that needed to be closed………….

  9. TURNED OFF!
    April 10, 2011

    AND WHILE THE PM IS GIVING EXPLANATIONS, WHAT ABOUT THE AGREEMENT THAT WAS MADE WITH THE UN TO ACKNOWLEDGE GAY RIGHTS? DNO WILL YOU INCLUDE THIS ARTICLE ? I AM DISGUSTED. DOES THAT MEAN THAT GAYS CAN GET MARRIED IN DOMINICA? DOES THAT MEAN THAT GAYS CAN ADOPT OR RAISE CHILDREN IN DOMINICA? DOES THAT MEAN THAT GAYS CAN LIVE TOGETHER, HAVE SEX, GO TO CHURCH, AND RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION. I WOULD LIKE THE CHURCH TO GIVE ME SOME ANSWERS ON THAT ALSO. WHAT AN ABOMINATION! WHAT ELSE DOES THE PM HAVE FOR THIS COUNTRY. DOMINICA WAS THE ONLY EASTERN CARRIBBEAN COUNTRY TO SIGN THE DECLARATION. WELL WELL WELL. ARE WE STILL THE SWEET GOD FEARING NATION?

    Admin: the article concerning was published on DNO already. Use search feature to find it.

    • real possie
      April 10, 2011

      Well am no gay dont believe in them boys sleeping in same bed but on the other hand how can u blame the pm when u know half of the men in da is gay cause they hiding it by having wife,and kids.
      some of u tend to turn a blind eye so even if he sign with the UN or not there will still be gays in da stop being a hypocrite.

    • The truth
      April 10, 2011

      Loads of countries give gays standard human rights. Rights and having the ability to adopt, get married and all of the above are not exactly all the same. When these things are being done they have to take society into consideration along with what it will put the kids who are being adopted through. I honestly think that the way it is in dca, any child with two fathers would probably be bullied in school. Hence, the gov would probably opt not to implement it. That’s one example. What happens in the western world cannot always be practiced in ours because our culture is different. That would cause chaos

    • Dominion
      April 10, 2011

      It wasnt the PM who signed on to Gay Rights , I dont know where you get the News from? Leave the man alon Eddison James and Ron Greene spent 5years in Goernmntbeing American citizens and right now they trying to penalise the PM for having dual citizenship?

      I wrk at the Airport and I even check in those guys with American passports to St Thomas, St Croix and even Pueto Rico, they even have green cards, please investigate , i can even pull records of their passports, they have to drop that case before they’re EXPOSED.

      They have to remember that DOMINICANS are everywhere, their dirty ittle secrets will haunt them and they should digg a two oles for themselves.

      • bibop
        April 10, 2011

        i dont tink u understand d situation,how can u know u wrong and still go on nation radio and tell d world,no law and no constituation can hold u,u know d country love u,if i was d pm i would have apologise for my statement.remember god is good all the time

      • KTS
        April 11, 2011

        You realize that what you have done here is illegal and you can even lose your job for it? You are not allowed to disclose any person’s information because of the nature of your job! That is confidential information!! Please be mindful of this!!

  10. Truthee
    April 10, 2011

    U.W.P. asked for international observers before the elections and they got them. When the election results came out, oops they decided that the international observers opinions were not valid enough to indicate a free and fair election.

    Then they say they wanted i.d. cards, but i.d. cards were not used for the by-elections in Marigot and Salisbury. Anyway ahah they agreed with the results. So I think that the story is clear. Wherever they win they say things were fair but wherever they loose they call it voleer. The election petitions were all nonsense from the start. And so is the pass-port story a big joke.

    Go on P.M. keep strong and keep the faith. And know that people doesn throw stone at ole mangoe.You are a man worthy of praise.

  11. child
    April 9, 2011

    well i do not no about the bribery because i don”t live in dominica but i no for a fact that there was some blockage some where… .all along we could hear what was going on and then….no more . .our nature isle is leaving us and if we don”t claim it back as fast as we can we will loose it completely to those fools

  12. Brain Damage
    April 9, 2011

    Who lied the most. Skerrite or James?

  13. Brain Damage
    April 9, 2011

    Give it to them Skerro, but is only Lucifer will agree with you!

  14. Let them talk,,,Let them laugh
    April 9, 2011

    Why does Mr. Skerrit keep insulting the intelligence of the Dominican people. Or is it that he is so wrapped up in his own world that he really thinks that all Dominicans…I am not talking about the illiterate ones that seems to worship the ground that he walks on. But I believe that we have a lot on intelligent thinking Dominicans who can read between the lines.

    He sounds so pathetic. He sees a strategic decision not to pursue a matter as an agreement.

  15. Lougaoo Mem
    April 9, 2011

    Certainly, you are wrong Mr. Skerrit. Let not your heart be troubled, the lies that you tell will certainly come back and haunt you. The Almighty God is alive, well and recording our evil deeds.

    • BVI
      April 9, 2011

      What choice do they have since they are not given a fair trial in the court, skerrit that dose not mean that they agree, God is seeing he is the King of Kings and the Great and Mighty Judge

  16. Anonymous
    April 9, 2011

    UWB BLAJERS!!!!!!

  17. What a Nacissist?
    April 9, 2011

    Suffering from NARCISSISM. There are many people living in this world who think that the WRONG ACTS that they commit are not wrong but RIGHT. GBAGBO, President of Ivory Coast, although the international community confirmed that he lost the elections in 2010, he is adamant and still believes that he was the winner. GBAGBO has plunged the country into a civil war, devastation, innocent citizens killed and wounded. In Afghanistan’s election, massive fraud, like crazy. The international community recognized that the last elections was marred by numerous cases of irregularities, yet Karzai remains in power.

    All Dominicans now know that Skerritt and Petter St. Jean made false declarations and therefore LIED on the NOMINATION FORM in the 2009 General Elections. Those two politicians possessed DUAL CITIZENSHIP, but refused to inform the ELECTORAL COMMISSION, which is responsible for conducting elections. They themselves admitted that they were FRENCH CITIZENS. They committed an ILLEGAL ACT against the LAWS OF THE LAND and should not now be parliamentarians because of their illegal actions. All Dominicans KNOW THAT as a FACT.

    Yet 15 MONTHS LATER, those two are in Govt., IN POWER, WITH POWER. So could Skerritt tell us what is FAIR about that ILLEGALITY? It was SKERRITT who boldly claimed that NO CONSTITUTION, NO LAW could PREVENT HIM FROM being NOMINATED, knowing fully well that he was not ELIGIBLE due to his DUAL CITIZENSHIP STATUS at the TIME. Dominicans, THAT IS THE TRUTH, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. YET Skerritt remains the POLITICAL Leader of the country, irrespective of that irregularity, and utter disrespect for the ELECTORAL LAWS.

    With such WRONG things happening and being condoned, supported by some Dominicans, there is no guarantee that Elections in Dominica in the future would be FREE and FAIR. In addition, BRIBERY is WRONG. Bribery is again against the LAWS. Yet BRIBERY done in elections is OK and NOTHING happens? If an act done against the Law is WRONG, it is WRONG, it is WRONG. No two ways about that.

    • M1384
      April 9, 2011

      ur point is? I didnt see you mention about Ron Green!!!!!

    • O Cho
      April 9, 2011

      I agree but remember Ron Green was the first. Sauce for the goose is pepper for the gander?

    • Just Astonished
      April 10, 2011

      What a Nacissist? Why all that rant about the PM’s statement which clearly states that the UWP thinks the election was free and fatr, the OAS Observation Team and the OECS Observers thought the same. The Electorial Office not only thought so, but approved the results. Just Let Go my friend.

      The High Court thought it was free and fair, hence its decision. Now the UWP has also confirmed that that is its opinion by withdrawing its matter against the Electorial Office and the Parliamentarians, so what next?

      Kindly take some time and think of all that you have said, you can’t be judge, jury and executioner. It’s for that very purpose we have laws and officials to dispense justice. Just Let Go, no amount of ranting will change that. Just Let Go.

  18. strength
    April 9, 2011

    did oj simpson murder his wife and her friend?????95% of the american public think he did but he was aquited and was found not guilty .have you ever heard of the perfect crime.we all know that the election was not fear

  19. doctor love
    April 9, 2011

    THE PRESIDENT OF THE UWP MUST TELL THEIR MEMBERS AND DOMINICANS BY EXTENSION THAT THEY DIDNT HAVE THE MONEY TO DO ANY FURTHER WITH THE CASE.THE LAWER ALSO ADVICE THE UWP THAT WITH RESENT EXPERIENCE AS REGARDS THE LENGTH THE CASE TAKES, IT WAS BETTER THEY CONSENTRATE ON THE DUAL CITIZENSHIP CASE.

    • The truth
      April 9, 2011

      So where did that info come from exactly?

  20. Lucky Lilly
    April 9, 2011

    What goes around always comes around to bite you in the butt especially if its something negative. The same people who voted that government in will be the same unsatisfied persons who will vote them out. Re all these court cases, I would just let them think they win, untill they contradict and confuse theirselves. But one day they must face reality.

  21. yout
    April 9, 2011

    just like you think all dominicans are fools!

  22. Country
    April 9, 2011

    Skerrit consentrate on your next move. You cannot even trust anyone in your own cabinet. Shame on you.

  23. for real
    April 9, 2011

    Does that mean if i murder a person and no one can prove it that a murder wasn`t committed?

  24. karl puss
    April 9, 2011

    you have too much guts skerrit

  25. Cassandra
    April 9, 2011

    What is the point of this news item. What else would you expect mr. Skerrit to say?

  26. MR burns
    April 9, 2011

    The only loosers are the Dominican people.

  27. KRYPTONITE
    April 9, 2011

    Please !! what does this have to do with the water supply at petite savanne stop the politrics we all know what happened.

    • dominican
      April 9, 2011

      dno picked out that specific part ask them retard…it wasnt all about tht…ignorant

      • hmmm
        April 9, 2011

        well did he say it at the water supply launch or didnt he….so….again! What da heck does that have to do with the launch of water supply at Petite Savanne.

  28. Q95
    April 9, 2011

    STRENGTH..COURT MATTERS REQUIRE EVIDENCE..IF YOU CANT PROVIDE THE COURT WITH EVIDENCE TO PROVE YOUR CASE THEN YOU HAVE NO STRENGHT..SO CASE CLOSE…STOP PICKING AT THE PM..ASK UWP WHY THEY CHOOSE TO WITHDRAW FROM THEIR FILLINGS.

    • BVI
      April 9, 2011

      They picked on Jesus, far lest for a sinner, skerrit is not perfect as it is written in the Bible, no one is, they choose to withdraw because the court system in da is rubbush and one sided

      • what ever
        April 9, 2011

        stop useing scriptures you don’t know nothing about and stick to your politics. wasn’t Job a perfect man,Noah,Abraham, Daniel,and so on.

      • claire
        April 9, 2011

        we are in lent a 13 yr old gave up his speech for god during lent we are a forgiving party so we gave up a couple cases

      • Just an Observation, Sir
        April 10, 2011

        BVI are you now insinuating that the Appeals Courts should continue with the case and find that the Elections was a fraud and there was bribery, and all other illegalities even if the UWP who brought the case to court have chosen to withdraw. Is this the type of justice you envision for Dominica.

        That being said it would be no longer rubbish and one sided? Are you a parrot or a thinker?

  29. dominican
    April 9, 2011

    You are soooo…right strength

  30. crooked ones
    April 9, 2011

    When one commits a crime all he or she has to do is get rid of any substantial evidence and then we are free to commit any crime based on Skerrit’s thoughts and word.In my presence on a bus on election day a woman admitted to receiving a ticket to come here to vote and the following day would be leaving the island.

    • simple from guada
      April 9, 2011

      you are right so check this. a lady recieve a ticket on her arrival in DA she vot UWP I believe many trick the PM

  31. Gabo
    April 9, 2011

    If you think someone has been murdered you must present proof that someone has been murdered. The most recent incident regarding the missing person, who was thought by some to be murdered, attests to this. Missing for 40 dyas. Where was the body? Hmmm?

    • Boxed In
      April 9, 2011

      I was about to educate you but as you cant spell days I see no point in it,as you are too far gone. Think outside the box please.

      • Gabo
        April 9, 2011

        Is your brain so boxed in that you cannot tell a typing mistake from dyslexia. I am more inclined to believe that you really had nothing to say that was worthwhile.

      • LOL..
        April 11, 2011

        its interestin how stupid some ppl can prove themselve to b..this is no english competition..im sure u read ur comment a thousand times to make sure there was no error..boxed in, u r d king of all fools..

  32. strength
    April 9, 2011

    does it mean if i murder someone or rob a bank and the police men do not have enough evidence to prosecute me or convict me of a crime does it mean that i did not commit the crime i think it is time that the pm think before he talks and stop misleading the nation

    • Truth, Justice and Righteousness
      April 9, 2011

      You forgot, and I have people in strategic places covering up my crimes for me… That’s the key!!! The ACE card.

    • salop
      April 9, 2011

      shut up

      • Truth, Justice and Righteousness
        April 9, 2011

        I don’t give them hell, I just speak the truth and they think it is hell!! Shut up????? Brilliant!

    • God's child
      April 9, 2011

      dont you think if you are 100% sure that you should have all the evidence to back it up,well at list uwp is learning from the last court decission re-lennox lenton,they are slowly learning dam f…ls.

  33. sweet
    April 9, 2011

    they had to withdraw cause they have no money to pay their lawyers and just look out they have more to withdraw, they can’t pay their workers so wat do u expect them to do. So please Mr Leader do the honorable thing and leave them people alone they were born affide Dominicans so please save the money u all are wasting on this Trini lawyer.

  34. Truth, Justice and Righteousness
    April 9, 2011

    Hahahahahahah! I tell you. brilliant scum move as usual!! Every rope hs an end.

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