UWP to address leadership change at public meeting

Lennox Linton has been recommended to replace Edison James as MP for Marigot
Lennox Linton has been recommended to replace Edison James as MP for Marigot

The United Workers Party (UWP) has said it will be shedding some more light on the pending change in the leadership of the party at a public meeting in the village of Point Michel tonight.

Outgoing UWP political leader, Edison James announced at a press conference earlier this week, that he will not be seeking re-election as MP for the Marigot Constituency, neither will he be seeking re-election as Political Leader of the UWP, at its next delegates Conference.

James also announced that the Marigot Constituency has recommended to the Executive Management Committee of the Party that Dominican and Caribbean Media professional, Lennox Linton, replace him as the Candidate for the Marigot Constituency. According to the party’s constitution, the Management Committee gives final approval to the selection of Candidates.

The Marigot Constituency has also announced its intention to nominate Lennox Linton to be considered to succeed James as political leader of the UWP.

Edison James has officially announced that he will not seek re-election in Marigot
Edison James has officially announced that he will not seek re-election in Marigot

However, a release from the UWP states that While it is expected that the Management Committee will approve Linton’s candidacy, “the Constitution of the UWP provides that any Constituency can nominate a candidate for the leadership position, and other names including  Hon.Hector John, former Senator and lecturer at the Dominica State College, Claudius Sanford, Sen. Ronnie Isidore from the Mahaut Constituency and Economist Thompson Fontaine, who presently resides overseas, but has expressed strong interest in contesting the Grand Fond seat, are already being touted by party supporters and members of the media, as possible candidates for the UWP Leadership.”

The release adds that “although the final selection of the new political leader for the UWP, will not happen before the party’s delegates conference  carded for sometime between now and  November 2013, Dominicans of all works of life are invited to attend the Point Michel Public meeting tonight, where Hon. Edison James and other speakers are expected to shed further light on the UWP leadership choices.”

According to the release, the public meeting will take place at Chemin Neff in Point Michel from  730pm.

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140 Comments

  1. July 21, 2013

    we need an jet strip in DA p/pls help us lord

  2. Anonymous
    July 21, 2013

    I thought the past elections would have been an enlightenment to us but it seems we never learn. UWP supporters are still under the misguided notion that Dominicans care about exposing corruption and they will vote based on that. What reputation does lennox have as a leader except that he “exposed corruption” what track record of management and accountability does he have to show? Besides what surprise? So long everybody knew his agenda where is the element of surprise? Then if Lennox is so good why was he given the marigot seat, a seat the the party can win with eyes and ears closed? Why not try Roseau North for example? We must be honest with ourselves, only then will we see the light and move towards it. Vex on DNO if you want but in your own mind you know I am right.

    • big tree
      July 22, 2013

      what track record skerrit had when he run for election. you cannot determine where a man run.If that his the way you measure some one capability to run for office tell skerrit to come and run in marigot or Salisbury.

  3. joy
    July 20, 2013

    I also think that mr James made the decision sooner to prevent MR Linton from picking up the job in ST.Kittis

  4. cwa pollard
    July 20, 2013

    I voting anything and anybody instead of skerro medard wee.

  5. Glanvillia Resident
    July 20, 2013

    Dominicans tell me, is the development of our country lies only in one group of people? What is wrong with Linton or Fontain are they not all Dominicans who have Dominica at heart? They deserve a chance to make a meaningful contribution in our country.The kind of change that we need in this country you cannot stay in opposition to do it therefore you need to be in power to bring the change.The uwp party has proven it self as transparent and democracy is alive and well in this party.Am from Glanvillia and I support the change that is taken place in the UWP party which will soon reflect in our country on a whole.

  6. Morihei Ueshiba
    July 20, 2013

    Skerrit u had your chance now its time to give another man a chance. Don’t be greedy! :mrgreen:

  7. fil
    July 20, 2013

    Becareful what you all are asking the grass is not alway green.

  8. dee
    July 20, 2013

    I hope there is no skeleton in Linton’s closet. What really happen in Antigua? James nominated Lenox because he will be the one running the show.

  9. Grand Bay Girl
    July 20, 2013

    Everyone has a right to vote for whoever they want and we need to respect each others opinion.
    But there is a Game Plan here. How is it that these Dominicans who are residing overseas paying taxes in the United States can represent me as a Dominican? How recent have they contribute to this country ?. How can they relate to the single parent who wakes up in the morning and unable to feed their children?,.Have they at least contribute to a school at least in the district they intend to represent? My observation is that
    Lenox used the media to create a movement to tell people what they want to hear and then to sieze the opportunity to run for election…This is his way of gaining the people trust…I call this tricks. Has he offered any solutions for the problems that face the country? Dominica has been plagued with dirty politics for years and now I am afraid it continues to show it dirty face…I pray for each and every one of these politicans hoping they will have DOMINICA at heart and not their best interest. May God bless Dominica our home.

    I

    Dominican

    . I r

  10. heyyyy
    July 19, 2013

    wheather its linton cluduis or any other thats the leader I will still vote them . Labour has done nothing for our country in terms of economic growth yes they have build infrastructure but what about employment and productivity . 13 years of greed, power, and injustice need to come to an end. I hope Dominicans vote wisely this election .Come on people vote for a change we need one . Lets give them a chance

  11. I DIE NU
    July 19, 2013

    So Thompson Fontaine coming down to Dominica,wanting to be leader of the UWP party?Is he residing in Dominica?..Now when I come down to vote for the Labour Party,uwpites have a proble with that saying I just come down and vote I don’t reside in Dominica.Well no ONE can stop reggae;as soon as election call,I there to vote.If Thompson can do it,I can do it too.

    • ....................
      July 19, 2013

      Where are you coming down. You are a lazy Skerrit Labour Party, Red Clinic beggar.
      You have no where coming down.
      LENNOX IS THE MAN!

    • PetProjects
      July 19, 2013

      @ I DIE NU with all the rubbish comments u make on this blog about how Skerrit so good for D/ca n for us, You telling me you not living here? D/cans at home you see thts a perfect example, They coming down voting this wicked PM on over backs, then running back overseas…

      I say no more of this Labour Party Gov’t and they Sheeple followers. Forward we going with LENNOX!!

    • hey
      July 19, 2013

      stupess why do you guys come down to vote when all you not there to feel the poverty and unemployment during the five years labour in power … stupess stop make skirret buy all you vote. Dr.thompson is an educated man an economist for the imf think of how he can develop our country

    • Justice and Truth
      July 20, 2013

      You will need the National ID Card and have to apply for it. :lol:

  12. SANDRA
    July 19, 2013

    really?i dont think ferdina would leave her good job for politics.especially not for a loosing party

  13. Dominicanite
    July 19, 2013

    I have always been partial to the Labor party since the day of Micheal Douglas.

    But as a Dominican, it pleases me greately that there appears to be some positive steps on the part of the oposition to be a force in this country.

    DEMOCRACY will always be threatened without a worthy opposition. As a Dominican I cheerish Democracy much more than I do party.

    Good luck UWP. Now bring it!!!

    • Justice and Truth
      July 20, 2013

      ‘greatly; opposition; cherish’. What party?

  14. SANDRA
    July 19, 2013

    BETTER THAN THAT

  15. roy
    July 19, 2013

    so doctor kenneth darroux leave labour?i did not know that

    • Still
      July 19, 2013

      Where you see that in the story? Please show me

    • T
      July 19, 2013

      This doctor is a waste of time. Ask him what he has done for his constituency. Pure Waste Indeed!

  16. Frank Talker
    July 19, 2013

    Here’s the Cabinet of the UWP Winning Team to form the next government in 2015:

    Hon. Dr. Francis Severin – Education and HR Development
    Hon. Dr. Thomson Fontaine – Economic Development & Planning
    Hon. Ferdina Frampton – Sports, Culture and Youth
    Hon. Ezekiel Bazil – Health and Wellness
    Hon. Lennox Linton – PM and Finance
    Hon. Dr. Kenneth Darroux – Environment & Climate
    Hon. Spaggs John – Ports & Communication
    Hon. Tiyani Benhazin – AG
    Hon. Edison James – National Security & Justice
    Sen. Achille Joseph – Labour, Employment & Social Security
    Hon. Norris Prevost – Tourism
    Sen. Danny Lugay – Trade & Industry
    Hon. Crispin Gregoire – Foreign Affairs

    Please complete the list…………..

    • Shameless
      July 19, 2013

      Too many ministers! No more than 9 Ministers should be appointed to echo the sentiment of Mr. James.

      “Change MUST Come” 8)
      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • PetProjects
      July 19, 2013

      @ Frank Talker you on the right track but to many ministers, 9 is well enough…

    • Massacre
      July 19, 2013

      Claudius Sanford must be there .

  17. CIA on the Watch
    July 19, 2013

    What is so amazing to me is that Roosevelt Skerrit can be accepted as Prime Minister,Reginald Austrie can be accepted as a Minister, Rayburn Blackmore can be accepted as a minister, Mathew Walter can also be accepted as a minister, Parry bellot can be accepted as productivity adviser, Emanuel Nanthan can be accepted as an advise to the PM, Dr Aaron and the rest all can be accepted with the titles that they were given, yet a man whose credibilty has no dark clouds hanging over his head cannot be accepted by some whom seem to have their grug one things that will be on display given the chance to lead this country Lenox Linton will be a transparent, honest and no nonsense leader, that has been his motto ever since i have been listening to his talk shows.

    • Still
      July 19, 2013

      I’m sure he can be all those things but if UWP elect him as leader I will not vote for him. I know that I shall never vote for skerrit but I will not vote for linton. I need more options

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      LENNOX you as PM me and my family will vote whenever the election is called. We did not vote last election. I am with Lennox all the way.
      The country is in a mess because of bad leadership.
      Dominicans must realize that we have a gang of greedy men ruling over us and they don’t care a dam about country or people, but self.

    • LOL
      July 19, 2013

      i don’t know the whole truth but can someone shed some light on that Antigua problem with Lennox please

      • PetProjects
        July 19, 2013

        @ LOL i’m lost with your question, What r u trying to ask?? 8-O … Here is a lil reminder about something. The present Acting Prime minister Ambrose George is a well know money launderer. His friend he was travelling with got arrested as soon as they touch down on Puerto Rico a few yrs aback..

        This same present Acting PM resigned from office because of the whole affair …My God you ppl r just mad in D/ca, The nerve of some ppl..Just a lil reminder :-P

    • Tell it Like it is
      July 20, 2013

      Talk is cheap, whoever u are! Only wait and see!

    • Justice and Truth
      July 20, 2013

      Do not judge yet until he will have proven how capable he is. It is too early to judge him. He is not yet the leader. The proverb: “Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.”

    • orchid
      July 21, 2013

      What really is Lennox’s background?

  18. Anonymous
    July 19, 2013

    Can an wiil Dominicans trust in Lennox from his past tract record,Claudius would probable give a better fight,but we all knows why he wont be given that position,another right an wrong move again by Edison

    • MARIGOT
      July 19, 2013

      You can only trust a record of TRUTH . name one lie Lennox told

  19. POOR CROWD
    July 19, 2013

    SAD the people of LA PWET stayed in lastnite well uwp really on a ghost hunt fishing expedition look BOWDELL

    • met veye
      July 19, 2013

      This shows that either you were in the wrong village or you cannot count. Alas Hidges doh launch yet and all you labourites tembling

      • Justice and Truth
        July 20, 2013

        ‘trembling?’

    • South
      July 19, 2013

      I guess you came looking for hand outs and when you did not get you are now upset, LOL.
      We don’t give handouts , we give jobs.

      • Empty crowd
        July 19, 2013

        BUT I was there and practically the place was empty compared to pottersville…try newtown next time….people in pte Michel too ungrateful even glen left dem.

      • Justice and Truth
        July 20, 2013

        This is yet to be proven.

  20. PetProjects
    July 19, 2013

    This message is for whoever that’s a member of the UWP Executive body..I listened to you all public meeting lastnight, Overall i would rate the meeting as okay in my opinion. I was not impressed at all with the conductor of the meeting, his delivery of talking threw me off track many many times into negative territory..

    Mr James you explaining and giving details on how to cut waste in the Govn’t was very wise..Thts what i want to keep hearing and more detailed plans to develop D/ca further in Tourism, Clean energy, Manufacturing, Farming, Education etc.

    For all those who say that the UWP is dead thts your opinion. I consider myself a Independent i voted 2005, No party intrigue me in 2009 so i didn’t vote then but come 2014-15 the UWP have my vote, including my mum, older brother and sister votes. Plus we are in a critical constituency THE ROSEAU VALLEY in the case all votes counts. FORWARD WITH LENNOX

    • marianna laudat
      July 19, 2013

      I left rite mero with Sandra and to me I expected more from uwp…..dat meeting wasn’t really interesting at all. it lacked something people were snoring same story on d radio over and over again nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
      we hv work to do

  21. SkerritDoThat
    July 19, 2013

    I don’t care who u put there just take out skerrit, crime rising and things getting harder, time for change.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 20, 2013

      You should avoid using your PM’s name. Use another name in future. Have respect for him and his name.

  22. roland
    July 19, 2013

    why workers not taking those watch dogs they have at dno to go up for election,they might win and maybe then they will stop liking everything pro workers and disliking ever thing anti workers.i mean comments made on dno

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      You seem to be one of those dogs man.
      Anyway Skerrit will go voted out soon!

  23. girl
    July 19, 2013

    OMG….UWP finie more……

  24. bwaitaka Vine
    July 19, 2013

    Also in the kalinago territory UWP is behind doors looking at a kalinago student in China to represent them and DLP is looking up to that same guy. UPW move quickly he is the best and is well known throughout the Territory. Once he is there its a sure win for any party. take note

  25. lary
    July 19, 2013

    boy i must laugh u know..all the time i listening to lennox on the radio thinking he is an investigative journalist,by the time is an agenda the man had all the time wee.so he was trying to trash skerrit so that people would get to hate the man and they would vote for him.boy linty not easy

    • Frank Talker
      July 19, 2013

      That’s not necessarily the case you know, Lary. Often times, some people embark on a professional exercise or a public education campaign, then they come across so much nonsense that they feel they have an obligation to intervene and make things right. That’s how most of our current politicians got into politics. As a matter of fact, the slate of candidates the DLP fielded for the 2000 election was drawn from ordinary folks who believed that the UWP was involved in scams, theft and bad administration. They did not initially see themselves being in active politics; they thought they were simply speaking against the political mess till Rosie and/or candidate-seekers identified them as potentials and convinced them to enter the race. So I see Lennox as no different from the 2000 slate of candidates.

    • _________________
      July 19, 2013

      Let not your heart be troubled.Skerrit cannot do the job, we need someone like Lennox to do it. He is smart, he has integrity, he is honest, he is a statesman, etc etc etc. He has the qualities brother, and I am with him all the way. Presently what we have ruling over Dominica is not a government.
      The voters need to KICK THEM OUT ALL TOGETHER.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 20, 2013

      Working behind the scenes in disguise. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  26. paul
    July 19, 2013

    stop fouling your self workers is totally dead.

    • USA
      July 19, 2013

      paul tell me, do you commiserate, the denotation of dead ?

    • ()
      July 19, 2013

      Totally dead? So is your brain. Totally dead. So will be the Skerrit Labour Party . Totally dead!

  27. Gary
    July 19, 2013

    The main goal of every Political Party is to be elected to form a Government but before that can happen a plan or strategy has to be put into place.What The UWP is doing right now is executing such plan for the next coming elections.The announcements that Lennox is running for the party Leadership unopposed is all planned.The UWP is riding on the popularity of Lennox for their leader to win the next election.The UWP thinks that a change of leadership in disguise will give them victory over The DLP. Let us not for get the DFP and the DLP joined forces in 2000 to defeat the UWP, again a plan which was executed by both parties to form a Government.

    When The Hon.Edison James comes before the electorate and pretend he is stepping down as Leader of the party and would not oppose Lennox when he runs for the leadership of the party this just tells me that Edison is executing a plan set out by the Party in hope of winning the next elections.Let us not forget it is the same with The Hon.Hector John.I do not understand why all this hoopla.How can people not see this as strategy being implemented by the UWP for the next election,it is all about winning.

    As to Lennox becoming the next Leader of the UWP being hailed as a icon who is going to bring integrity,good Governance, stimulating the economy and reducing employment in the country is somewhat a fallacy.Politics and Politicians is not what we sometimes understand it to be.The electorate are always outsiders looking in and that view is not always accurate.Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes.We are witnessing a very interesting time in our development Politically, we just have to wait and see how it unfolds.

    • Frank Talker
      July 19, 2013

      Excellent piece, Gary. Those two folks who clicked the “dislike” button on your post most likely did not understand what you said. You are very correct on the intent of every political party, that is to win elections and occupy office. I also agree that the positions being taken by the UWP MPs are all planned so as not to oppose Lennox in his bid for party leadership. It is indeed a strategy, the same as the DLP’s when they opt to make Skerrit Party Leader and PM in the wake of the death of Pierre Charles. That Lennox can stimulate the economy and bring growth is as true as Skerrit’s claim. The major difference is that Lennox, if he is successful, will enter Government with much more capacities than what Skerrit had when he took the helm.

    • ()
      July 19, 2013

      @ Gary Go dump you piece of garbage where it belongs. Lennox understands every single thing needed to propel this country forward better than Skerrit,better than you, Tony and the rest of the cabal. The bad governance, impoverishment of the common man, the insult, low standard of living the poor man has had to endure over the past several years is a classic case of mismanagement, waste,laziness,incompetence of the leader and his team.
      THEY ARE EXPIRED,GREEDY, RECKLESS, and need to go.

  28. Anonymous
    July 19, 2013

    Notice the comments on this news item are very few

  29. hmmm
    July 19, 2013

    ……..7 young people a job and still pay them…………

  30. Anonymous
    July 19, 2013

    I do not fancy Fontaine.

  31. jah know star
    July 19, 2013

    If workers had make tim tim party leader they would not ђa̲̣vẹ̷̥̊ been in this situation. But workers ɪ̣̝̇§ a united ά̲̣̣̣̥ŋd they will G̶̲̥̅ε̲̣̣̣̥† it right this time around. ɪ̣̝̇ ve read comments whe̶̲̥̅̊re̶̲̥̅̊ people say workers has ŊỢ̥ plan all they do ɪ̣̝̇§ talk bout skerrit. That ɪ̣̝̇§ exactly what skerrit does say ά̲̣̣̣̥ŋd them labourities repeating. I’ve heard countless advice the opposition has giving this government but the government don’t τ̲̣̣̥ά̲̣̣̣̥к̲̣̣e̶̲̥̅̊ any. Skerrit does what skerrit want ά̲̣̣̣̥ŋd that’s final. Workerssssssssssssssssssssssss. The saw for sure.

  32. IPO
    July 19, 2013

    FAIL

  33. July 18, 2013

    My advice to you guys is address new ideas how you guys be able to create jobs,and address to the Dominican people what affecting their life,do not criticize Mr. Skerit regime without a positive plan. so when you guys convince us and be trusted we will give U W P an other chance.

    • Magway Sah
      July 19, 2013

      Why give UWP another chance? Allu doh deserve uwp. Stay with labour all allu life. U doing like it is a favour you doing UWP if you put then in. In reality they would be saving allu from the mizeh that allu inflicted on yourselves since 2000. If I was uwp I would leave allu under Skeritt for 50 years. That way we will all see who was the big losers in the end, UWP or the people.

      Skeritt is de best thing for those petty dominicans who removed a working government in 2000 saying “performance doesn’t matter”. Now they want UWP to prove to them, that they can perform.

    • ____________
      July 19, 2013

      @ DAHMAN Block headed fools like you will never hear when they address those things. I have heard the address these things many many many times, and I am satisfied that they have a clear vision for Dominica, unlike the cabal lead by Skerrit, that is really expired.
      KICK THEM OUT NEXT ELECTION!

    • MET YO
      July 19, 2013

      I listened, and they did give plans..lots of them

    • Shameless
      July 19, 2013

      How can you not criticize the things that are going wrong? Those who hate criticism are mere cowards especially when the criticism is based on truth. We need constructive criticism because thats how the message will get through.

      “Change MUST Come”
      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  34. carbon dioxide
    July 18, 2013

    good meeting, higgs means business… mr james u are a true statements … u beleive in continuity.. no one man show… proud of u sir… no matter what they say… while u are de best thing for dca in this time of crisis , you understand local politics and have made way for fresh and rejuvenated change…. thats a man

    • MET YO
      July 19, 2013

      Higgs will mash them up in La Pwet. Mr. is a powerhouse. When them fellas hear he running they start to give out vouchers for ply wood and everything else.

    • straight
      July 19, 2013

      What have you been smoking?

    • ....................
      July 19, 2013

      @ carbon dioxide I HEARD HIM. Let’s hope he Dump the useless Parl Rep all you have there.I have a sister living in La Pointe I tell her Workers all the way. That Skerrit thing is not a Labour Party!

  35. GWADAMAN
    July 18, 2013

    Good move,i have been waiting for that vitalization in the uwp camp,my belief is that prevost should go also making way for a more vibrant Young man, very good move looking forward to vote uwp come next election

  36. Ideall
    July 18, 2013

    will miss you Eddie, but best of luck Lennox, Marigot will not fail you

  37. politician
    July 18, 2013

    Claudius for all of us and all of us for claudius

  38. worried
    July 18, 2013

    While I admire Lennox and commend him for the tremendous work he has done in Dominica, his current role in the politics of St Kitts troubles me. I am left to wonder if we have another Tony on our hands since as far as Tony is concerned what is good for Dominicans is bad for Kittitians and it appears with Lennox that what is bad for Dominicans is good for Kittitians. He needs to show that wrong is wrong in both islands, otherwise he loses his credibility.

    • Anonymous
      July 18, 2013

      well said

    • Me Camem
      July 19, 2013

      I may be ill-informed, but I am not sure about the work Mr. Linton has done. Can you please help me so I can be better informed.

      This is not about politics because I cannot directly participate in the political process in DA at this time. however, I think it would be good for the people to see his resume’.

      Too ofren our people have made decisions based on emotions, and not necessarily on precedents and facts. Believe me, politicians in Dominica are very crafty – They know how to keep people blind and distracted from the real issues. And when this does not work, they FEED you, RUM… well the rest you know, and we are taken for the ride while they get wealthy… and that in my limited opinion is true about all parties except probably the Freedom Party.

      • worried
        July 19, 2013

        He has done a tremendous job as an investigative journalist fighting corruption and keeping the current gov’t in check. I’m sorry that you have not been able to see it that way. We have a serious problem with governance right now that could have been a lot worse, had the PM not been aware that Lennox is watching and exposing the corrupt acts.

    • kub
      July 19, 2013

      Linton talks and is on the side of those who pay him, uwp here labor there he is just a mouth for sale
      Go ahead and elect him and see what u all get.

  39. JUDGE DREDD
    July 18, 2013

    hooray,

  40. Labour Power
    July 18, 2013

    Every time I see Lennox picture, I does get the shivers. I was speaking to a good friend of mines in the Hierarchy of the DLP, and they seem not to have a plan for Lennox. They are concerned that he is getting too popular too fast and seem to be running out of options on how to deal with him.
    I tell you, I am not at ease with this Lennox Linton.

    • real possie
      July 19, 2013

      Yea rite nice try there no one in labour that fraid of ll aka larry king dee boy have to much baggage to hit him on,u all think because u all on here giving thumbs down about thirty some times think thats all the dominicans in the land the beating u all going to get eddo must come back and take his party.On another note DNO miss lead its followers they did the story on the fire in the electrical room wich they did not say they made it seem like only the lawyer alone was in that building no update yet.They talk about Tony and what he had to say obout linton,give it in full context wheres the part where he said Larry king used the we the people to fund the UWP court case UWP should be able to raise thier own money for that till today the money missing from Dapex dno did no story on that,i wonder why?

      • real possie
        July 19, 2013

        about

    • Da
      July 19, 2013

      This is the whole idea , and how we want DLP to be, “skaking in their shoes.”
      All Dominicans are getting comfortable with the new edition to UWP politics, so we are not concerned about how the only two decision makers in DLP feel.(Tony and Skerrit)
      UWP have a lot of names to pull from. Sanford is very articulate and I have always like to hear his speeches.

  41. Political Observer
    July 18, 2013

    Thomson Fontaine?? Really?? Thought he was a Freedomite.

    • Jay
      July 19, 2013

      So were Edison James and Roosevelt Skerrit. And there are plenty others who changed their mind when they felt the wind of change.

    • worried
      July 19, 2013

      He is a patriot.

    • Truth be told
      July 19, 2013

      No he is a Dominicanite like myself who put country first before any political party including the ones that we might run for.

    • MET YO
      July 19, 2013

      Charles Savarin??? Really…I thought he was leader of the Freedom Party

      Roosevelt Skerrit?? Really….I thought he part of the young freedom movement

    • PetProjects
      July 19, 2013

      @ Political Observer wasn’t Skerrit a Freedomite? WHats ur point ?

    • CIA on the Watch
      July 19, 2013

      Off course one must start from some where< Roosevelt Skerrit was also young Freedom with Bosso and Rayburn Blackmore. loks like this Labor camp cannot deal with that eliment of suprise with Lenox Linton

      • met veye
        July 19, 2013

        Wait till they hear who going up for Roseu Laplain st Joe etc hhmmmm more surprises to come just sit back and enjoy RED CROSS Stand by they like formie foo in soufriere constituency already Hidges doh even launch yet

  42. %
    July 18, 2013

    ANGELO AND ARUNDEL had a very, very, very, very, very,very, very, good programme on Tuesday 16th July 2013. I listened intently. Is only now I understand that David Tsu and Felix Cheng matter, and the disappearance of Cheng’s
    US$20 000 000.00 or EC$ 54 000 000.00.
    This programme needs to be replayed/repeated so that the school children and the young adults on holiday can hear for themselves.
    So where has Cheng $20 000 000.00 gone to?
    GOD HELP US!
    Q95 really is the best on island.
    Lennox we know that Skerrit cannot sleep. They are mute on 18-3 now. WHEN HUMPTY DUMPTY take that fall, there shall be Tsunami in all Oceans All Aroud the World!I fully support you Lenny!

  43. Tyre hit de road
    July 18, 2013

    8-O “MAKING MY CASE”
    First of all, the Person for this position should be residing at home in Dominica and not presently studying at home or abroad. She/he should be at home in Dominica living among the people “Day to Day” Economist Thompson Fontaine or anyone else, who presently resides overseas should not even be considered if he has been living outside of Dominica; UWP supporters should make sure of this. He should only be voted into the position when he can show Dominicans What his Doctoral degree in economics has brought/can bring them. This Man has been much too quiet pasting and copying new from around the world behind to the “Dominican,” his news paper website. (we all do that) Now, Dominica needs people with “Fight” not “Flight” with what Dominicans face today, leaders cannot be timid and passive they have to have determination, energy and courage. Most important they have to be to be able to Challenge what Dominica face in the world as it exists. This is why this position is so important. It is really to create checks and balances within Dominica’s existence. Isn’t this true? At least people know that Linton is very passionate about the fight for Dominican at home and abroad in our daily existence. He is someone who has proven that he can have meaningful debates; like him or not. I am sure that some of the other choices mentioned here are quite adequate but their voices have not been heard on the level that Linton’s voice has been heard. Thompson is way so quiet (Softy) Dominica needs leaders with passion and voice not passive Doctors. “REST MY CASE” :wink:

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      you point is noted, but keep in mind that a country like ours where we have more ppl out of state that what you having living on island at any given time should be trying to get more of those in the diaspora to be more active in what happens home.

      • Tell it Like it is
        July 20, 2013

        So why its we who have to try to get them to come back? If they love their country as they say, they have to make the scarifices just like those who are living and struggling here on a day to day basis. These guys are all opportunists, no better than the Skerrit they criticising…
        And Lennox Linton is no better either, just wait and u will see!

  44. July 18, 2013

    It takes money to fight money in Dominica! UWP is sadly at a loss in this department! Sorry guys I don’t support any of you! I believe you are ALL corrupt, opportunists and greedy men who seek to get rich off the backs of the poor. I hate politics and politicians! Yet the fact is sadly that handouts guarantee votes in Dominica! This has been the trend for almost two decades! Money and promises win elections not speeches and accusations! Sorry UWP we Dominicans have only ourselves to blame, but watch when Labour start shaking the money tree again, it will be red joy and merriment until after election where reality sets in and the cries and complaints begin again! I dare someone to prove me wrong and I will chop my left hand off on a block of wood in public!!!

    • MET YO
      July 19, 2013

      Well your second sentence is already wrong re: campaign funding so you can already prepare that wood to chop your hand off. If you serious email me your name and address so I can arrange the date and time for you to chop it. LOL

  45. Mary
    July 18, 2013

    I am sorry but Lennox just does not seem charismatic enough for this position, which in my opinion does count. I find him a very unpleasant person.

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      charisma is usually a trait of the con artist, we have seen where voting for someone who has charisma has gotten us. to hell with charisma, i want substance, someone who may not be the most likeable but someone who can get the job done.so keep your charisma, cause that don’t put food on my table or pay my bills

    • Just Me
      July 19, 2013

      Unpleasant in what way? Be specific.

    • ....................
      July 19, 2013

      He is extremely pleasant to me. But just in case. I would rather an unpleasant person to do my job well for me than a pleasenat one who will spoil it.
      I AM WITH LENNOX. Very pleasant gentleman.
      My vote is for you or whoever represents you.

      • Anonymous
        July 21, 2013

        but u alone cannot make lennox win

  46. "O" STRESS"
    July 18, 2013

    The political kitchen is getting hot! and its not for the faint hearted therefore all concerned be ready to duke it out, there are some heavy weight on both side and I cant wait for the real big event to start. this is big man and woman thing. Grand fond and the Soufriere to Rosalie roads better be completed or else, No Road, No playground. NO VOTE! We are tired of being taken to the cleaners. The buck stops here.

    • Tyre hit de road
      July 19, 2013

      That’s the old way. We got to change that mentality. We Dominicans are worth much more than that. There is a new Generation of youth who are thinking for themselves now. We have much higher standards than that now :oops: . That’s called Buying and selling elections. We get no where on this path, it’s been proven. That is a dead end street of disappointment. We want ongoing development. As a result we need leadership with vision and longevity so that not just our children and grand children will benefit but all of Dominica to prosper in all aspects of our Human existence. Not just for 5-10 years but 50-100 years and beyond. And It should not matter which party you support. We need to really start election people who will make a difference not on promises or bribes and carrots. Let’s change our thinking and put our heads together for the good of everyone on Dominica no matter where in Dominica we come from. Thank you

  47. Little j
    July 18, 2013

    That’s what he was working towards : : :lol:

  48. SHAME SHAME SHAME
    July 18, 2013

    yet another deceptive ploy directed at wooing people to their meeting and then say ” It was a massive turn out; where several thousands attended.” Continue to belief in all you ANGELLO GROOVEY PROPAGANDA , spagggs LOL.
    ISIDORE, STANDFORDE,FONTAINE etc whether you all like it or not, the fat remains that LENNOS ( AN UN-DEGREED PROFESSIONAL LOL ) WILL be the next choice of leader of the UWP…..its a Marigot Party and that is why TIM TIM was kicked out strategically.. Spaggs as soon as election is done it will be L Linto as leader of the opposition…The intention is to fuse both positions of leader of the party and leader of the opposition. That is a big internal coup sorry izidor they will shot u mouth ad sandford they doh want u nd fontaine nt coming down.

    • MET YO
      July 19, 2013

      cocaine is a hell of a drug.

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      SOOO TRUEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • T
      July 19, 2013

      @ SHAME SHAME SHAME….. I can sense you art troubled. how long??????? NOT LONG….
      Lennox fro PM!

    • blackman NET
      July 19, 2013

      who fool you, is clowns like you and the rest that think people haven’t got the common sense to see what is going on you and your party sell the country to the Chinese and now you want to talk, do worry the money will finish and then we will see whats up. Justice will Prevail….SHAME SHAME SHAME on you your FOOL…….Peace

  49. Hmmmmmmmmmmm
    July 18, 2013

    Well the opposition had better stand and speak with one voice!!! This is not a time for bickering and indecision!! Get on with the business of preparation by solidifying your unity and the leadership question will be dealt with in its own time!! Who leads has to be a decision which comes about as a result of a vote and whoever has the support of the majority should then be supported wholeheartedly by all within the party. That is how I see it moving forward!!

  50. Integrity???
    July 18, 2013

    Lennox will not be there because he is too busy working for the St.kitts Labour Party, imagine that. The same Labour party that is accused of the same corruption that Lennox accused the DLP of. It’s amazing to see what money can buy. Talk about integrity. Admin, please post!!!

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      its not the man fault that your party has created a situation where one must leave dominica if they want to eat a bread. i wonder if you get paid for spewing such nonsense cause i find it hard it believe that you could be so shallow minded….

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      That’s what the people who idiolize these guys don’t realize (until too late)that they are ALL six in one, half a dozen in another!!!!!

  51. Pedro
    July 18, 2013

    The UWP never depended on one man to lead the Party.
    The Parties strength has always been in presenting a leadership team, that’s the main reason for excellent performance record of the Party.

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      LOL. Nice one pedro!!!!!

  52. %
    July 18, 2013

    HOORAY! I can see and feel that one day Dominicans will be out of Bondage!
    GOOD NEWS INDEED.
    Wish Lennox gets it!
    He is smart, has a lot of integrity, he is a gentleman, a statesman, he understands world events, national events, he respects the constitution, he is not greedy, he hates bobol,etc, etc. HE WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE.

    • Gary
      July 19, 2013

      What is it with all this excitement.Lennox has not been elected PM as yet.Just a reminder,as a rule no Politician should be showered with accolades before they are elected.

  53. Reon
    July 18, 2013

    I like Lenox but I would have to go with
    Thompson Fontaine!!!

  54. I DIE NU
    July 18, 2013

    Ebien mi de’ba!

    • ____________________
      July 19, 2013

      You seem to be the lapdog that will take Skerrit downfall the hardest. Truth is he cannot do the job and he needs to go.

  55. Lol
    July 18, 2013

    But they can make all of them leader at the same time all of them will be bitten. 21 or 20 to 1

    • MARIGOT
      July 19, 2013

      and you sure can,t spell. no ADULT ED for you.BEATEN is the word red moomoo

  56. lol lol
    July 18, 2013

    :mrgreen: :-x

  57. Shameless
    July 18, 2013

    Presnt teacher!! I will be in attendance for sure because I will be signing sanky until Lennox come. Fire on DLP!
    “Change MUST Come!”

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      Look like you will be singing sanky for a veryyy longgg timeee!!!!!lol!!!!!

  58. Anonymous
    July 18, 2013

    :cry: uuy

  59. Big Teeth
    July 18, 2013

    Fountaine or Linton period. No one else has the characteristics of the leader Dominica needs today!

  60. July 18, 2013

    Eddison that’s a stupid move…what happen to Prevost who has invested in the party and stayed with it through thick and thin! why Linton!

    • Maximoto
      July 19, 2013

      prevost does not want party leadership and he has said that publicly , so what is your query?

    • .
      July 19, 2013

      Your uninformed lady or gentleman. Go and listen to news.

    • Tyre hit de road
      July 19, 2013

      Right, Prev is a Business man!!!Not a Politician :mrgreen:

    • met veye
      July 19, 2013

      You really not minding ur business Prevost not going up again sort New Blood is that tha take u there we

  61. Cumfreda
    July 18, 2013

    WORKERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS..MY PARTY

  62. Anonymous
    July 18, 2013

    Linton or Fontaine and no more consideration.

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