UWP to challenge general election results in court

Linton said the result of the election will be challenged in court
Linton said the result of the election will be challenged in court

Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, has assured Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit that court action will be taken regarding the many alleged breaches of the law in relation to the 2014 General Election.

“UWP will definitely move to the court,” said Linton.

According to Linton, the party is still determining whether it will move in the traditional way of an election petition or whether it will go another route.

Referring to what he described as Skerrit’s narrow escape on technicalities, from conviction on a matter of his disqualification to contest the 2009 General Elections, Linton remarked that in court, it is not so much what one knows but what can be proven.

“The party has sufficient evidence on some grounds to approach the court in a certain way,” Linton added.

Noting that there were many breaches of the law in relation to the 2014 General Election, Linton said the UWP will legally challenge violations that the party has specific evidence of.

He added that the UWP will address clear breaches of the rules of engagement, breaches of the statutes and actions that constitute clear criminal behavior.

The UWP has accused the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) of bribing and treating overseas based and resident Dominicans as part of their campaign to the win the General Election.

Many overseas based Dominicans were given free tickets in addition to spending money to come to Dominica to vote in favour of the DLP, according to the UWP.

A number of these persons did not qualify to vote because of the residence requirements according to the Electoral Laws of Dominica, the party said.

Further, the UWP has accused the DLP of spending nearly $30-million on its election campaign, “acquired from mysterious sources.”

“Dominicans were treated to free concerts by foreign artistes who were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to perform as part of the DLP’s campaign events,” the UWP said.

The party said it has been advocating for electoral reform for a number of years to remove the possibility of elections manipulation. However, the calls have fallen on deaf ears, according to the UWP.

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95 Comments

  1. December 24, 2014

    Hello and good morning my people. First I must say that I don’t vote in Dominica but I will alway love my place of birth. Mr Linton when you go to Court have the Court issue a subpoena for the registered voters list that was used In this election. Then have the court issue a subpoena to the Immigration and custom for all entry one week before the election and departures one week after the election. Then compare the voter registration list to entry and departures to determine if the individuals are properly registered to vote. That’s the best way to determine if the people who came to vote were properly registered.

  2. RastarMarn
    December 24, 2014

    Linton not only take this to court but take Skerrit and his cabal personally in a suit that’s the only way they will be forced to bring out their defense(s),,,

    All this talk in the media is just that “talk” take them to the justices and let the Justices tell them to bring forth their evidence to prove that no thing was done illegally,,,

    Marn cannot wait to hear the first seating of the Parliament,,,

    Linton Good on you we need Political campaign reform in Dominica and the whole region for that matter,,,

  3. Marcus Hill
    December 23, 2014

    Just ensure that Dr. Fontaine deposits his election petition at the court within the 21 days after the General Elections (this should be soon; so time is limited). This is the only avenue open to him under our laws to contest an election result. Let a Judge examine those rejected ballots and decide. And remember it is Thompson Fontaine or any Grand Fond constituent against the Returning Officer not against Ivor Stephenson. The election petition in Castle Bruce some years ago got thrown out of court on such similar minute technical error.

    Then of course you have other options and more time to consider for example private criminal charges, commission of enquiry, IPO etc. for the other irrgularies in the general elections.

  4. anon
    December 23, 2014

    “Referring to what he described as Skerrit’s narrow escape on technicalities, from conviction on a matter of his disqualification to contest the 2009 General Elections, Linton remarked that in court, it is not so much what one knows but what can be proven.” Mr. Linton and the UWP in case you have conveintly forgotten Your Leader in the 2009 general Election Mr. Ron Green was a US CITIZEN at the time of his nomination. Mr. Skeritt was a FRENCH CITIZEN. Why are we even mentioning this matter. Again according to the UWP and their hypocrit followers the Law and the Constitution does not apply to them. Elections are wo at the Polls not in court.

  5. December 23, 2014

    Lennox election is over, man accept your whopping, take your oath and move on. go battle out in Parliament.

  6. hasting
    December 22, 2014

    The majority of people blogging here are those who are part and parcel of the corruption and are afraid for themselves and family.

  7. December 22, 2014

    Lord have mercy, christ have mercy on us all. What’s wrong with this picture ? My heart is heavy, I am so sad.
    8) :cry:

  8. December 22, 2014

    I just can’t believe that you people can settle for nonsense so fast. It would seem to me that you all are brain wash by skerrit. Look at our neighboring islands they don’t put up with nonsense from their elected officials so why do we? Lennox is fighting for all of us, one day , one day conquer day with God on our side who can be against us, lord guide and protect Lennox and team dominica and bless Dominica, AMEN

    • MY 2cents
      December 22, 2014

      You are really a fool if you think Lennox is fighting for anything for Dominicans or Dominica. You obviously don’t know the man you speak off other than his con artist words he feeding you all. Lennox is and has always been just about Lennox

    • philme
      December 23, 2014

      for him self and his friend

  9. B.E.B
    December 22, 2014

    This amazes me, Linton! the election is over, please accept the defeat. According to what u are trying to make me understand, I will say this, the PM believed that he had all the Roseau and the Wesley seats in the bag already so he did not put great emphasis in these constituencies ,believing that they were already won, what he should have done was cut short some of these overseas artists and gave more voters from these constituencies tickets in the diaspora to allow them to come down to vote. Am I right , Mr.Linton? In the days ahead of the election, I heard that Team Dominica had no money, yet all the monies they collected during their diaspora tours and trips, they did not spend these money on their campaign but rather save them to fight court battles
    Another thing which is being said by members of the UWP, that there were a lot of bribery going on by the DLP on election day. I know of so many briberies that were being done by a certain member of UWP in the Roseau seats, he was only moving from one constituency to the other, Roseau North, South and Central, offering goodies and cash for UWP votes, as he was the one with the cash. I would definitly want to know whether this is not bribery? Linton take ur oath, represent the people in the House and make constructive opposition and learn the rules of the House

    • Francisco Telemaque
      December 23, 2014

      Boy, you need to shut your mouth you see, because you do not have a clue of what you are talking about!

      To say that Skerrit did not go all out to win the seat in Wesley, is not only an understatement; you are basically talking rubbish! Skerrit, went all out to grab the Wesley, and Woodford Hill constituencies. Plenty of money was spent in the villages of Wesley and Woodford Hill. People received money, some received houses, and the ones who were given the houses are young bodily-able people.

      You claim that Skerrit did not go all out for Wesley, if you are correct, how come after fifteen years of neglect, on the eave of the election he and Gloria stood alone on an open piece of land with a shovel in his hand digging up the soil talking about he is going to build some resource center in Wesley, I ask you madam/sir, what kind of resource is that little house he is building in the village is going to provide to the people of Wesley?

      Many others received building materials, and money; I can tell you for a fact; many of the people of Wesley who accepted the bribes are relatives of yours truly. Athenia and Gloria both my cousins did a fantastic job of buying the people of Wesley, and Woodford Hill, Just incase you are not aware of this: Say you heard it from me first; say I told you a total of six hundred fifty-two votes were cast between the two villages of Wesley, and Woodford Hill.

      Athenia lost the seat by only two votes, meaning Bazel won by two (2) votes. If Skerrit via Athenia had only imported two more people from Canada or the U. S to vote for her, she could have won that seat by two votes. Sometimes people run off their mouth talking in a language that only they can understand. Some people including you who are telling Lennox to accept that Skerrit won, and the UWP lost; you people are what I term simple, and shallow minded.

      Lennox is elected by the people, though in the minority to represent them in parliament; he has to do his job, and he is doing it in the way the opposition is obligated to do. If he sits there for five years saying nothing, and do nothing, what purpose would he have served for the five years he sat in the house? Some people are talking about the progress they see on the neighboring islands, some recognized that our neighbors do not take the crap that Dominican’s take from our government. There is no reason why the Labor Party should have won that election, then again hungry people will sell their mother for a single dollar, never mind their personal soul to the devil.

      Lennox claimed that Skerrit spent thirty million dollars, buying people, I heard from another source he spent sixty million dollars. In any event assuming that thirty-five thousand people voted, and we give the UWP 15% of the total votes which would be around 5,250 people giving the DLP, 29750 people, that would mean he bribe each one of them with $1008.40: I am aware that people are expendable, but it is a disgrace that a human would sell their soul for a meager one thousand-eight dollars and forty cents to help keep their country backwards and in poverty. I cannot blame Skerrit, he craves power, and the majority of people gave him that power when they accepted his bribe, so we just have to live with him until the people awake from their slumber and realize that accepting a fish, to eat once every five years does not help the country all that does is sink the country further into poverty!

      Meanwhile it is the responsibility of the opposition to keep plugging away exposing the wrong of the ruling government .

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  10. da
    December 22, 2014

    Merry Christmas move the country foward

  11. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 22, 2014

    According to Lennox,the only fairness that was in the 2014 elections was the six(6) the UWP won. Evrything else was irregular.

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      December 23, 2014

      That’s a good way to look at it. Linton really thought he’d win the elections hands-down. Hopelessly delusional. Are these so-called politicians capable of doing serious research and analysis on the recent polls? Was this a protest vote against Labour, an attraction to the UWP’s message, a people’s collective desire for genuine opposition? What was this? Where is the newly crowned Doctor of Law – Vince Henderson. Come on boss, lets dig beneath the results and put things in perspective.

    • philme
      December 23, 2014

      election is over

  12. December 22, 2014

    Boy look RO,RO, Dominican style, the pot telling the kettle it ###### side black. Can we all get along? Remember ” He who fights and run away lives to fight another Day. Some times as the sayin goes Empty cans makes the most noise. Its easier for one to listen to gain wisdom, than try to teach others just because they feel like it. Remember!!! who help to buy big belly horse will not be willing to carry the Hay. Wheel and come back again MR.LL. Not Green, Blue, Red or Black. But a Dominican who just wants Dominica to succeed in all ways.

  13. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 22, 2014

    Mr. Acting is like aliens that come down and vote in the 2014 general election and the Aliens voted for the DLP. Dominicans in the diaspora seems to be Aliens when they come the country. Lennox must understand is Dominicans that elected to put the DLP Government and the PM in control of their affairs;it wasn’t Aliens.If the Dominican people wanted Lennox and his Party they would have done so.Seems like the UWP violated no law according to him;but he not talking of all the Paroes,illegal drugs and monies that were given out by them in Roseau to win in Roseau. One wonders how Mr. will feel and do if the court doesn’t rule in his favour;Is he going to continue to blame the court for not ruling in his favour? Mr. believe he was going to be the PM and because that didn’t happen,Mr. MAD! LENNOX is a power hungry show off individual.Just like noticing and like to talk,talk,talk .

  14. uh uh
    December 22, 2014

    I believe this article was badly entitled. The UWP says it will go to court, as they should, to contest cases of bribery, treating, etc. which is different from challenging the general election results.

    Why should Dominicans be bothered by this? Isn’t that the whole point of an opposition? You would expect that with all the evidence and open bribery, it would be responsible for a party to simply ignore this and let it go?

    Some things have to be seen outside the context of Skerrit vs. Linton. And this is one of them. The question that lies before us is whether or not we want/expect our elections to ignore all laws going forward. If we expect to continue being governed by laws, who should take up the mantle when those laws are abused? If only the institutions designed with carrying out certain duties would function as regularly as their staff get paid, so much would not be left on the shoulders of an opposition leader!

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      December 23, 2014

      Total hogwash. “So much would not be left on the shoulders of an opposition leader?” Who died and made Linton Crusader in Chief? To us this is simply a matter of sour grapes. Linton actually believed his time had come to rule over Dominica. The people, in their collective conscience, thought otherwise. Linton needs to live with that – do what he wants, say what he must – for the next five years!

      Now, that some of the margins of wins were so close, any serious party would want to take another hard look at what went on. A party who means business would assemble its lawyers and other finders of fact, charge them to do the necessary discovery, and once they find something insurmountable, take it to the courts. That’s what a serious party does. Not continue fanning the flames of discord and division as this UWP has become so well know for.

      Leave court matters for the courts and focus on helping with fixing Dominica. Did you, Lennox, not listen to Joshua Francis this morning on DBS news? The man sounds so statesmanlike. Even sounds better than the PM when it comes to rolling up his sleeves and promising frank discussion of the issues, and promising support any legislation that is aimed at moving Dominica along. The man even identified a few of the issues in his legislative sights, like those focusing on the rights of women and children.

      That is a Dominican that Lennox would do well to learn from. Our prediction is, Mr. Francis may well cross the floor if Lennox continues with his typical discordant tone in the House.

  15. December 22, 2014

    Common man “STOP” the nonsense and do you job. Are you soon going to call a boycut??. I know things would not change with the UWP. DO YOUR JOB MAN!!

  16. December 22, 2014

    Mr Linton you are nothing but trouble if Eddison James didn’t put you to run in Marigot you wouldn’t never had gotten in dominica isn’t the only country in the world that does that I’m waiting for the outcome in court

    • Views Expressed
      December 22, 2014

      I am trying to understand your English…………..please try again..

  17. papa
    December 22, 2014

    A hungry man is an angry man and linton is hungry for power! mr. linton when the people say they need a strong opposition they didnt mean one that just bla bla blaing and wasting money on cases they going to lose stupes. where is the change all u campaign was based on? every election is the same commess, elections was not free and fair, they steal somebody seat, they pay overseas voters bla bla bla bla bla bla! i fed up with this opposition mr. francis should think of making his own party than following those jokers! Parliament is where u need to run ur mouth sir.

    • Views Expressed
      December 22, 2014

      This government must be challenged as their practice of bobolism has gone on far too long

      • MY 2cents
        December 22, 2014

        If we talking about bobol we have to include UWP also. Because they did their fair share of bobol while in power. UWP that introduce that kind of politics to Dominica. Up to this day no one knows where alllllll the millionssss of dollars for the Trafalgar to Waten Waven road project disappeared and they just gave Public Works $200,000. Also the fake company name they gave no one is yet to find records of such a company ever existing. So pot stop calling the kettle black. While you at it find out why UWP didn’t finish the netball and basketball project in Stock Farm. Plenty Dominicans that worked on that project yet to get paid.

      • papa
        December 23, 2014

        in parliament!

    • TALK IS CHEAP
      December 22, 2014

      EXACTLY. JOSHUA for PM

  18. birds of a feather
    December 22, 2014

    When you think of it you wonder sometimes if some people are just out there supporting this administration so that they can gain some recognition or benefit from MR Skerrit. It puzzles me how this man Lawrence Ettiene claims to be a man of god and supports this corrupt government. A government which has watched GON Emmanuel suffer for years without getting any justice a government which has had ministers reported for attempted rape, a government which had to return over $500,000 to the treasury for bobols a government which has handed passports to shady characters. But maybe birds of a feather flock to together because this is a man who was a senior member of a church where there were allegations of financial misconduct and abuse of a former queen. now he aligns himself with the most corrupt regime this country has ever seen. What a shame

    • MY 2cents
      December 22, 2014

      You are a hypocrite. Because everything you spoke about there describes the UWP party. Why do Dominicans now have to get a visa to go to Canada? Remember the passports UWP sold to crook to cause that.

    • new kid on the block
      December 24, 2014

      Christ aligned himself with sinners and came in the form of a man to die for us. Are you saying that the UWP is made up of perfect people, not sinners like the DLP members? fool.

  19. December 22, 2014

    Dominicans, the Elections are over, now is time for nation building. Dominica belongs to all of us and together is the only way we can ensure that our beautiful land, will be there for our children and their children.HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A BRIGHT AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

  20. Facto
    December 22, 2014

    Somebody has to stand up to the dictator. Mr Linton way to go, challenge the matter at court so that even if the matter is lost we will know exactly what we need to pin them down the next time. You Dominicans who wants to discourage the matter going to court, why din’t you discourage the foreign voters coming down to vote. The days of your corrupt practices will come to an end, sooner than you believe.

    • joking
      December 22, 2014

      linton is a positive man and anyone against linton for what he is doing is negative
      and the way am seeing it to be love in dominica u have to live a negative lifestyle it is safer and less probs
      so sad but dominica ppl rather the negative life style . i support linton 100%

    • Discombobulated
      December 23, 2014

      When was the last time a dictator lost a single vote in an election? Dominica is a free country. Are you not online speaking your mind right now? If dominica had a dictatorship, believe me, you would be petrified to express what you’re saying now. Every rope have an end and eventually labour will lose an election. Uwp did a good job in their last attempt, they should continue down that road. Stop complaining and show plans on how to take us forward. If uwp does not start working, they will slip back into a black hole and create a one party state again. This must be what you mean when you refer to a dictatorship, but that’s called a monopoly in my view.

    • philme
      December 23, 2014

      the election is over he got five more years CALL IT!

  21. December 22, 2014

    stupessss…lennox u know wat? all them ppl that voted for u all should ask for a vote refund lol…i cant believe the next 5 yrs will be like this AGAIN!

    • philme
      December 23, 2014

      yes I good one he got five more to ask to CALL IT NUH!

  22. A Doubting Thomas
    December 22, 2014

    This is becoming too tedious. No correction it has become too tedious. That is not Opposition in the true sense.

    It is my opinion that this man wishes he was the PM and I don’t believe he wants the PM Office, because obviously, I doubt he can handle it and as much as he wants to hold it, I believe he really wishes he was the person who holds that office with the dimples and all instead. It would not surprise me if I see him having some plastic surgery to resemble the PM, dimples and all. But the personality? Well more work than plastic surgery would be needed.

    It is Christmas Time! Give me a break, elections are over for the majority of Dominica. Why the UWP cannot understand that!

    Merry Christmas. Ho! Ho! Ho!

  23. December 22, 2014

    I really don’t care really what you all do , whether justice is afforded or not as usual . si ou vlay allay lohfice , allay , si zor ped , c’est zor , si zor geyen c’est zor mwen c’est domniche ki pas malay .

  24. brutus
    December 22, 2014

    it’s just hard to understand the mr linton, so only the uwp wins that are fair? that’s good for the dlp because they play the game too easy, lennox and his team must learn there must be a winner ,a woman can’t have a child for 2 men, lennox is a sour looser, now mr Jeffers joseph is only using big words he need to that what he knows and what know about the same, so please get off your high horse, is Thompson Dominica’s savior? JJ take Thompson back to DAAS to be it’s savior. lennox wants to go to the same justice system that belongs to the dlp.

  25. RASTAFARILEADSTHEWAY
    December 22, 2014

    Haterz gonna hate, ballerz gonna ball. Don’t hate the player hate the game! Lennox you lost the general election, but won your seat, play your role in government for the benefit of the country and take your blows for giving all that mapwi instead of accomplishing things for the country. You too obsessed with Skeritt man… your constant objectivity and contradiction looks unhealthy and without credence.

    • CYRIL Volney
      December 22, 2014

      AMEN!

    • Citizen Kane
      December 22, 2014

      HAHAHAHAH
      What a joke ! “your constant objectivity and contradiction looks unhealthy and without credence.”

      Oh lord !

  26. Barb-Sepant
    December 22, 2014

    Multi-Million dollar questions: How does anybody know who anybody else voted for? Hence how does one prove that anybody who came from overseas to vote, voted for a particular party? Who documents that and how?

    • Peeping Tom
      December 22, 2014

      Oh, I am sure that Linton has answers to those questions; and please do not tell him that his answers are hogwash.

  27. Cyrique
    December 22, 2014

    See??? I always said that Linton is not politically mature enough for this role. The election is over- a new Cabinet was sworn in – The election was declared fair and democratic. What does Linton do? He marches to the Electoral Commission with a few other people. He’s not acknowledged as the people were busy. What does Linton do next? He’s going to Court. Can’t you see this guy has issues? Can someone please tell him that he can raise issues in Parliament? He’s such an embarrassment. Thank God the people of Dominica spoke decisively through the ballot box!!!! Linton take a break and regain your composure.

  28. FAST N FURIOUS
    December 22, 2014

    Linton, be real;Do you want to tell us the UWP didn’t violate any law regarding the 2014 general election?What about the Paroes,illegal substances and monies that were dished out in Roseau?
    You talking of people coming from the diaspora to vote,would you admit that action was done by both parties? How will you feel after loosing in the court are you going to continue to blame the court for not ruling in your favor?
    Lennox you are just angry you lost the elections because you really thought you were going to be the PM.
    Lennox,the people who elected the Government and the PM for the country were ALL Dominicans;there were no aliens.The Dominican people spoke so what’s the deal?Are you going to continue with this for 5 more years?

  29. DANZIGER
    December 22, 2014

    Satan can’t correct sins, man you all gave a St. Joe woman tickets to carry to Guadeloupe , for your supporters to go home and vote. Remember to tell the COURT that you did the same thing you accuse the DLP of. Nnox go to court hurry up so the court will say LL, IS PM of Dominica, in yr DREAMS.

  30. MY 2cents
    December 22, 2014

    When is Linton going to stop his hypocrisy. Dominicans have spoken, they don’t want you Lennox. Don’t matter how you try to twist it Dominicans DON’T WANT YOU… Everything you trying to accuse the Labour Party of You and UWP did the exact same thing. You all brought in people to vote also. Some even came via back door from Guadeloupe under your encouragement. You are a sad and pathetic case trying to use and play with the stupidity of Dominicans for your personal gain. Do Dominica and Dominicans a favour drop off the surface of the earth. You are a miserable man and that’s your business, but majority of Dominicans unlike you are happy and joyous people. So let us Dominicans enjoy our Christmas without hearing your silly, irritating, ridiculous complains.

  31. Mista Serious!!
    December 22, 2014

    I current live in Antigua and received a ticket to come and vote in the Mahaut Constituency while my cousins (3) living in Miami received their tickets to come vote in St Joseph constituency in the just concluded general election. All 4 tickets in question were giving to us from your party (UWP), and we have used the opportunity to come vote for the UWP in the respective Constituencies. I fully appreciate your call for integrity and accountability but tell me why would you want to go to court and your party committed the same crime as the labour party? the $3000 dollars given to the lady that travel with my cousin to vote against labour party by one of your member who currently won his seat…….Dude, stop the hypocrisy and move along!!!

    • thetruth
      December 22, 2014

      All you labour operatives will say anything. Well provide evidence that uwp give you all money. So who would u be a ……… to be doing the same thing then take someone to court ? Dominica is a free country uwp has the right to challenge. They are doing their job as being in opposition.

      • Peeping Tom
        December 22, 2014

        Evidence? Since when does the UWPwee care about evidence? No evidence needed to prove that you guys shipped in voters en masse. What evidence??!!

  32. Lenpro
    December 22, 2014

    Lennox, If you currently have an adviser, who is advising you to take that route you should fire them. You need to be smart in politics man. Burning your bridges is not the way to go. You just recently enter politics and won your seat. That is a plus. The route you are taking will destroy your political career. The more you can build partnership and friendship in parliament the more successful of a politician you will become. You currently have six seats. All you need is five labor party ministers to agree with you so you can have a majority number opposing. But since you are so arrogant and thinking you know it all that will be your down fall. Just remember Maynard Joseph and Ron Green. MJ was nowhere is to be seen this past election, and Ron ended up another loser. Build good friendship. Soon we will all know the true lennox. That will be on the floors of parliament.

  33. amy
    December 22, 2014

    Lennox linton, you are blessed, you have a job to do and you do it well. A profit is not accepted in his own country. But one day not to far distance, your name will be echoed in dominica schools. You will be known for your bravery, when men stand by and criticize you and women tell you move on election is over. They did not send you, they have absolutely nothing to do with your purpose in life, just look up to heaven, walk tall look them in the eye and don’t blink, you are about your fathers business.follow the steps of your ancestors, they were also betrayed by their very own.

    • PS
      December 23, 2014

      A Prophet Amy, not a profit, that is most inappropriate.

  34. Rule
    December 22, 2014

    Anyone who believes in true democracy and fairness would agree that someone who resides outside of Dominica, who does not pay taxes and contribute to the economy should not come and vote to determine the outcome of an election.

    • anonymous
      December 22, 2014

      I suggest you google what is called the ‘barrel economy’ and come again. Dominicans are just too biased. Relatives send home money via western union/moneygram and send home barrels and you all want them to just stay in their corner of the world only to show up when it is time for you all to get the phone call. Next time they call telling you to go to the port or WU, tell them no thank you. we ll see how that works.

      • PS
        December 23, 2014

        I doubt it is the people who send barrels and money back home that accept a bribe from the DLP to come and vote for them to put these same relatives in Dominica under more misery.

    • Malgraysa
      December 23, 2014

      No representation without taxation! It are we, the Dominicans residing in the country who bear a heavy fiscal burden whilst the Dominicans, living overseas and do not share that load, come here on all expenses paid visit to reenforce that yoke on our backs. I say NO!

  35. Ham and Sorrel Time
    December 22, 2014

    Enough na Linton its Christmas time.

  36. lovely dominica
    December 22, 2014

    Lennox get a life! The election is over, what are u really looking for. The court is not going to save u from the embarrassing your arrogant self in the house. Already u are asking for parliament to meet fortnightly. That’s an indication of an idle person. Skerrit is the boss – he decides what happens in the house and u better get along with the programme.

  37. Lawrence Ettienne
    December 22, 2014

    In a recent document penned by Mr. Jeffers Joseph, where he highlighted the great promise that Dominica has in Mr. Fontaine as a qualified economist, who worked for the IMF and that one cannot deny, but the question still lodges in one’s mind, why on earth that Lennox Linton and his colleagues just can’t get it, that their so called intellectual abilities have not profit them anything even at the court of law.
    It is plain to me that if a woman does not want a man, all his attempts can be proven futile and will bring him nothing more than regret and pain at the end, and so is the United workers party who have tried everything in their powers to climb to the ultimate goal of leading this country.
    All the irregularities that Lennox has pointed out here is not going to stand, because they are founded upon mischievous grounds to take power through illegal means. The past concluded election went through a democratic process and the observers did say following their finding some recommendation will come later, so where was Lennox and the pronouncement of same.
    These guys are nothing more than hungry power mongers that would go after anything to become the powers itself, but once again, Dominican have rejected them at the polls.
    I kept on saying, popular support does not win elections, and no one took me seriously, but today the fruits are there to be eaten. Lennox stay your back side on the side line until you hang your political jacket and big ego in a corner. Five more years in your face!!!!

    • blog
      December 22, 2014

      How can you say they people have rejected the uwp? Can you not see clearly that this election was damp well rigged. With a the money that these guys in the labour party spent to bribe people with hand outs, Los, building materials, free international shows after wcmf plus on the day of elections they are still breaking the god damp laws and cheating the counts it’s amazing you would sY the peoe living in Dominica rejected the uwp who ran a clear camping based on the issues affecting the people. It’s more like a woman having a man who is not working g and imposing himself on her by illigal mean. Dominicans living at home are fed up wit the dlp and that’s clear. To stay in power y bringing Dominicans living abroad who he not been living in in Dominica for over 5 years tell you the government is not wanted. Team Dominica is the party of the people whether you like it or not. Continue supporting you dictator.one day soon you will understand what you are doing.

      • B.E.B
        December 22, 2014

        You all will have to remain in the back yard for another 5 more years

    • uh uh
      December 22, 2014

      Interesting commentary. Popular support does not win elections…what then, does? Bribery, blackmail, and breaking all rules??? Lawrence Ettiene, you know quite well that it is easier for a man to do wrong when pushed against the wall, than to hold steady, stay the course and maintain right despite what the masses say and do.

      Therefore, if UWP’s attempt to challenge BRIBERY and failure of a government to follow the laws they are hired to protect is “mischievous,” what then would you recommend? For the 2019/2020 elections we should welcome a new party who has a bigger bribing capacity? Who openly burns the constitution, demand votes on gun point?

      Finally, couldn’t every person seeking office be considered power hungry? If Linton, who has been in the political arena for less than 2 years, is deemed power hungry, what should be said about those holding onto office after 10+ and 15+ years??? I suppose they simply know how to keep a low profile while committing their crimes quietly…

    • Views Expressed
      December 22, 2014

      You sound like an intellectual and rather your fight should be for the protection of intellectual democracy and elections in our country. Lennox is not the issue but a servant like many of us who are scared to openly come out…
      Use your intellectual prowess to assist in the fight to stop corruption in high places, the prostitution of states funds…..we need to know who is involved etc….etc..

      Go for it Lennox……you are a leader extraordinaire

      • Peeping Tom
        December 22, 2014

        Yep, he is a servant, alright. He serves himself.

  38. Young On-Looker
    December 22, 2014

    8-O 8-O 8-O I thought y’all wanted a strong opposition?! There you go! Strength to stand up for democracy in the midst of a regime that appears to want to dismantle that. The opposition can’t just sit around like everything is ok; EVERYTHING IS NOT OK. I warn them tho, somethings are extreme; stay away from them. Don’t let anything or anyone mar the responsibility you have to the citizens of Dominica. Both sides are equally responsible fo rthe demise or success of Dominica. But sa yay nuh, the opposition have to vive! The one-party state y’all want to create will come back to prick y’all right in the rear end :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x

  39. Caca Chat
    December 22, 2014

    Mauvais perdant
    There is a delay of truth or reality, the persons’ reality was unfounded or structurally compromised by misconceptions fake surveys and ideologies created by lies.
    Sir, get a life
    Pride is just oozing from you
    Mr.Linton
    You have nothing to prove to anyone but yourself Sir .
    For now we are seeing exactly what we feared in reflecting the qualities of a leader
    Being a cantankerous person is not going to help help you win the heart of the peoples that you hope to lead in five years,it only reflect your lack ethics in dealing with certain situations and following proper procedure in resolving conflicts.

    • nac Vibes
      December 22, 2014

      Pray tell which other procedure should he follow other than the courts.

      You people can hide behind which ever nonsense statements you want to make, but it’s a clear fact that without cheating, the labour party is in trouble. I believe how ever long it takes, the opposition must continue to hold the moral high ground and fight every battle how ever difficult because there will come a time when the population will be thankful they never gave up.

      • Views Expressed
        December 22, 2014

        AMEN…AMEN….AMEN..

    • Haha
      December 22, 2014

      It looking like the english hurting u.
      Ease up,ease up.

  40. real possie
    December 22, 2014

    I don’t like people that just talk, talk, talk, you have your evidence just go court nah stupes. While you going I hope you bring the names of people your party gave tickets to, I heard there’s a taping of a guy in the Vi’s showing he got a free ticket hope you all know that.

  41. Doc. Love
    December 22, 2014

    Did you say documented evidence. My friend, maybe, your have not heard a recording of a conversation between a man who claims to be Michael Leblanc and a lady, in that conversation the name Vince was used, or the information as regards how and where a ticket could be obtained to vote for the LABOR PARTY. This information was posted on face book page, on the 18th November, by a person who called himself Paul Alexander, residing in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  42. UK DOMINICAn
    December 22, 2014

    Still eh ben weh Luinton go to bed nuh and put that behind you. have a happy Christmas. Maybe your turn will come in 5 years.

  43. Doc. Love
    December 22, 2014

    If we didn’t know before, we now know why Skeritt is so fearful of Mr. Linton. Case in point, the debates. Skeritt has had previous experiences with Mr. Linton. Skeritt knows Mr. Linton does not make a move unless he is absolutely certain he has facts to back up what he is taking about or action taken. To name a few, remember the bin boreball and the fertilizer boreball, the land transaction commess, Ministers of Government alleged prostitution affair. We have been told, Skeritt is a wise man, he has great leadership qualities, the test will be in the next year and beyond. All the experience Skeritt claimed to have, will have to be manifested, no madame speaker, no Blackmore, no Ian, no Rottweiler will be able to come to his defense, because, they also , will be fighting for their survival with the likes of Mr. Thompson Fontaine, Mr. Joshua Francis, Mr. Iszekel Bazile and Mr. Joseph Isaac.

    • nac Vibes
      December 22, 2014

      Skerrit has been running from debating Lennox, now he will have no where to run, he has to debate in the house. Also even if it’s only as a senitor Thompson is in the house, so bring on the financial debate with the finance minister, can’t wait.

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      December 22, 2014

      As usual, spewing foolishness and hoping that it sticks. What you and the UWPites want is anarchy to rule. And then you will alight and try (TRY) and save Dominica’s day – keep hope alive.

      Lennox has nothing on the PM. If he had, he would not be wasting time belly-aching. Just take the matter to court, with all the evidence you have to back your case. Why resort to the laws of the jungle mentality. This is how civilized societies behave. They seek redress in the law for assumed wrongs.

      Shows how ready the party is to engage in the House. But if Linton thinks to drag our youthful democracy and this high institution into his mud (literally speaking) then he WILL be stopped by Madame Speaker, rightfully. No more comess in the people’s House.

    • Titiwi
      December 23, 2014

      Hehe, Skerrit has already flown the coop and is spending his christmas in the U.S.A., the country he pretends to hate. 1-0 to Lennox Linton.

  44. Bull crap
    December 22, 2014

    listen i am not a supporter of the labour party but move on man. why waste ur time and money on a battle u wont win. what your goal to what cancel the results and put u in power. you have five years. go to parliament and try to affect the changes u want. that way u have reason to now go to the Dominican public and prove that the government does no want change.

  45. Just Observing
    December 22, 2014

    Lennox sees “the devil” in everything PM Skerrit does. He has not for once given PM Skerrit any credit for anything done for Dominica. It would seem that his style for delivering on the business of his new job is to confront and find “wrong” everything the government, more specifically PM Skerrit does. It would be interesting to see how he comports himself when he has to meet with PM Skerrit for consultation on important constitutional matters. he does not want the PM to tell him how he must chart a new course, but he wants the PM to tell him and disclose to him everything government does – or else.

    Well Lennox, there is no coalition government here. You have your role to play and government has its role to play. That is the civilized society we live in. The opposition will and must of necessity have its say, but government cannot appear not to be able to function because of the Opposition. If that were to happen, then the party forming the government will have lost all right to be in government. Within the extreme bounds of reason, the government, any government must always have its way, even when the opposition must always have its say.

    • mornepatat
      December 22, 2014

      Civilised…?? Were you around the labour party rallies??…And the conduct of their campaigns???

  46. ah boy!!
    December 22, 2014

    Linton…enough already!!!…don’t hate the player/s hate the game!!!

  47. December 22, 2014

    Oh come on! Linton get over it; election is gone and the people have spoken.
    They did not want you and so they chose Skerrit. Move on and help build Dominica instead of trying to bring it down deeper. As a matter of fact we are in the christmas season now go drown your sorrows in a bottle. Chuppes

  48. frank
    December 22, 2014

    lol Linton, we have all our score on u all. we have picture of de one who won in roseau carrying a 2X4 into a lady home, we know of all those person who were transfer in Roseau North and South to vote. We have a copies from de Pal rep office. only time will tell

  49. Nady
    December 22, 2014

    Linton bring it on, i hope u know wht u doing. Cus we have the list of persons who ur party gave tickets to come and vote and also all the monies that were spent in Roseau North and Roseau South. We hve person on tape, especially de one living in Trinidad, and de one that was driving around with ur music fr loubriere. So bring it on wen ur ready.

  50. Pedro
    December 22, 2014

    The labor party will get away with stuff because most likely the evidence may not be forthcoming to allow a conviction by the court. 1. how do you really prove that a person brought in to vote by Labor did actually vote for the party. 2. what sort of evidence is allowable? 3. what documented evidence is there that the monies paid can be traced to the Labor party? Hearing reports is one thing but having documented evidence (receipts invoices, testimony etc) is another. One would not expect that a recipient of the alleged bribe would come forward with any evidence. On the other hand one can challenge that certain voters should have been disqualified since they had not resided in the country. The question is how do you prove that in court though? One cant simply say that the neighbors never saw the person for 5 years so the person has not resided. UWP has very good arguments in the court of public opinion but has a huge mountain to climb in the real courts to prove this.

    • Just Observing
      December 22, 2014

      If we were to run a country living by the rules of the court of public opinion, then most, if not all of us would not have a leg to stand on to do anything. Gladly we have a set of principles outlined in the law which guides our civility. It was Lennox Linton, when speaking at a public gathering following the failed march against corruption, who told his listening audience that we have laws in place that guides of survival. An all of us must live by these laws. Lennox knows that any deviation from the rule of law in this commonwealth will only result in chaos where the law of the jungle is what we live by. In a situation such as these, only the strong survive.

      When you go to court, the court demands you present evidence to prove your case. The person who was brought before the court has nothing to say. The complainant has to do the proving. So Mr. Linton do not start questioning and crying over the court’s processes as you plan to go to court to prove the crime of Bribery. It is hour right, but please settle in your minds that you will live with the decision. Which ever way t goes.

      • Bird's Eye
        December 22, 2014

        Just Observing: We know who you are and we also know that you are one of Skerrit’s main enablers. We know you are the one most responsible for facilitating the corruption this country has been saddled with. We know that you have no respect for the majority population of Dominica who are of African descent. You hold us in contempt. You call us by names that reflect your sense of superiority and your disdain for people who do not look like you.
        It is easy to understand why you love to sow seeds of discord because the seeds of discord are in your genes which you inherited from a region of the world known for for sectarian conflict.
        We all know the silly games you play, pitting Dominicans against each other while you laugh and secretely lament the stupidity of Dominicans.
        There will be a day of reckoning . THis much we can assure you.

      • real possie
        December 22, 2014

        JO, awa they will tell him to bring the party accounts to prove them right in court, this guy is all mouth, you know what hurts the man knows the money they spend in town and the free things that was given by UWP, and this guy stands there with a strait face talking about the other party God must strike you all eh.

    • Thor
      December 22, 2014

      @Pedro
      It is not too difficult to prove that ne does not reside in a particular location or address.

      Once the person is identified, it is actually very easy to verify their place of residence.

      For example, if they know the person lives in the Bronx, all they need to do is find a few people to verify that the voter is always seen in the Bronx and that has been the case for x-number of years. Also, if the vote claims to be resident in Dominica, you get the neighbours who live in the area to testify that the person has not been seen there in years, except for the odd 2 week vacation every 3 or 4 years. It has been done in Canada to verify addresses for the purpose of residency for the Canadian Senate.

      Surely if someone claims to be resident in Dominica and they live at a certain address, their neighbours must see that person coming and going.

      Also, we all know who were giving out the tickets. So all you need to do is get some people who were offered the tickets. Not all those who were offered the tickets by DLP agents were DLP supporters. Get these people to testify that they were offered tickets to vote DLP. Whether they voted DLP is irrelevant.

      • real possie
        December 22, 2014

        Thor you don’t even know what you saying, no matter where a born Dominican lives he has his dual right, so anytime that person comes back within the five year period they are eligible to vote when they come back home to vote if they want to, then you have the other part the court could not even touch, that’s removing the people from the voters list without due process and them being there to fight their case. Go to the port rite now and see the amount of stuff that’s sent home to people families, some people stay hungry to send stuff home to help out and to think they are being looked at as terrorist if they come home to vote to make sure they don’t die trying to send more home if that other party get into power, you think these people who ran away in Edison time forgot why they ran with pay on the 48th of the month? does it not cut both ways all the UWP people that came down to vote are they not back where they live? and have Joshua and them telling the people that come to them for help now that they can’t personally help them only if Skerrit give them they can give them, you see what happens when people are lied to what happens and the people are not educated enough to know that these guys are only trying to help themselves, God don’t sleep rite now is Ambrose they would go to now they can’t go to him now, well am for a blue clinic to help those people eh. UWP had claim they had investors coming to invest they run the whole of town what’s a better place to invest now UWP has it on lock give town people work please you there wanting to go to court for more seats, and the people who voted for you are now crying.

      • Pedro
        December 22, 2014

        In theory it can be proven of course. In practice to make it happen is not as easy as you would imagine. It also includes costs for witness testimony. You are assuming that costs and cooperation of getting appropriate witnesses are not an issue at all. Secondly the “accused is the party and not Joe Blow the voter. Neither the party nor Joe Blow needs to prove anything regarding their residency. Thirdly, getting tickets from who could be a labor party supporter or operative does not prove that the person did operate from a labor party directive. So yes, the party could get away legally.

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