UWP to discuss high ranking member in New Town tonight

Partly leader Linton has said the UWP expects the resignation of the member
Party leader Linton has said the UWP expects the resignation of the member

Member of the United Workers Party (UWP), Dr. Thomson Fontaine, has said the Executive Committee of the party will meet with residents and the constituency association of Roseau South on Tuesday evening to discuss matters relating to one of its high ranking members.

The member is being accused in a matter of alleged inappropriate behaviour towards a minor and the party’s leader, Lennox Linton, has already made it clear that resignation from office by the member is the honourable thing to do at this time.

“We are actually looking for feedback from constituents concerning the stance of the party,” Dr. Fontaine told Dominica News Online on Tuesday of the meeting to be held at Harlem Plaza in New Town. “As you know the party have asked the member to resign as the Deputy Leader of the party in the view of the allegations that have been made against him. We also hope to explain to them the position that we have taken and why we have taken that position. It has to do with specific instructions in our constitution in terms of how we move ahead when there are allegations made (about) either  a leader of a party or the Deputy Leader of the party.”

 Fontaine said the member is still part of the party
Fontaine said the member is still part of the party

He stated that the member has been invited to the meeting since “it is only fair he forms part of the meeting tonight.”

However, he made it clear that the member is still part of the UWP.

“We still consider him as part of the party,” Dr. Fontaine stated. “The member is still a member of the United Workers Party. The request was for him to step down as Deputy Leader until the air is cleared.”

Recently, allegations of inappropriate behavior by three men involving a minor surfaced. The men have all appeared in court. Two are on bail, while lawyers for one are seeking a judicial review to prevent the charge from being read to him.

MP for Soufriere, Ian Pinard, has resigned as Ports Minister in light of what he said are allegations of inappropriate behavior made against him.

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83 Comments

  1. event
    April 6, 2016

    I didn’t fancy this current group of UWP. Among other things I thought that it would be only a matter of time till they self destruct. Now I am seeing signs of it. I believe there is much more truth to come out and it is not going to be pretty.

  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 6, 2016

    If he is found guilty, and the people still wish to have him as their representative, all I can say is: “oh well!” I think it is in his best interest to demit!

  3. looking
    April 6, 2016

    Its best that the opposition be disbanded. Just leave Dominica as a one party state. No more unions etc. That’s what is best for Dominica.

    • Common Sense
      April 6, 2016

      Hasn’t history proven that dictatorships are not best for society?

  4. perfect idiot, period!
    April 6, 2016

    Some say is because of pride this gentleman has not resigned from his position as deputy leader of uwp, but perfect idiot sees something different. Perfect Idiot is convinced that the highly raked brother took the same bait that was given to that Bannis woman after the 2000 election, then given to TimTim, Shanks, and now this brother. Perfect Idiot is convinced that the brother has been promised the prime ministership since things didn’t work well with the vince, so it is just a matter of time to see it all unfold. Believe the perfect Idiot because idiots are not all together brainless

  5. perfect idiot, period!
    April 6, 2016

    Going back to the St. Joe meeting where Skerrit revealed that after the 2014 election, he had already spoken to his wife and close friends about not contesting another election as leader of DLP, but he decided to come back just to destroy the UWP. I am asking if Skerrit did not convince the high ranking member that he is really going to step down and will make him the next PM, since there is not a suitable person in the current DLP? Is that far fetch? I feel Skerrit and his team must have sowed that seed into him soon after he won his seat and since Skerrit’s time is getting closer to replace Savarin as PM, that high ranking member in question maybe putting himself in a position where he is forcing his party to put him out, so he could have a good excuse to cross, with the support of his constituence. As the perfect idiot that’s the only reason that makes sense to me as it pertains to why such a smart and well loved individual has not resigned. I feel he sees an easy door awaiting…

    • Face the Facts
      April 6, 2016

      Whenever you read articles, ensure that you comprehend them. I read that article and what I recall there was no mention that the PM made such a comment “just to destroy the UWP.”
      There are some people who also read comments and misinterpret what was stated; what the writer meant. Careful with misinterpretation.
      The PM noticed Linton’s attitude and decided he would not want a person as Linton to be Dominica’s PM. I think it would be the other way around that Linton would destroy Dominica with his type of leadership. I would also personally state, Linton’s mentality.
      Go to DNO’s archives and re-read the article. If I erred, please let me know.

  6. Fedup
    April 6, 2016

    Eh bey look roro iin uwpwee. What I find very interesting is the fact that a deputy leader, who by the way is accused of a wrong doing but NOT YET FOUND GUILTY is being persecuted by his party and asked to resign, while the leader of that same party WHO HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY by the HIGHEST COURT (Privy Council) of a libelous offense and repeatedly aked to pay thousands of dollars to the court and maligned individuals and to whom the poor people of that same party have been repeatedly asked to foot the bill is not only not being asked to resigned by his party, but is being looked up by some as a hero. Talk about upside down and back to front? What a thing!!

  7. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    April 6, 2016

    The UWP in my opinion lack diplomatic tact. Putting all biasness aside, can you see this present crop in the executive in a diplomatic forum speaking on out behalf as a Government?

    A situation badly handled. The first thing we heard or read is the leader saying he expects to see a resignation from the member. Whether the party wanted him to step down in my opinion should not have been addressed in the public. It just confirms all the rumours we’ve heard of leadership crisis more evident.

    The UWP apparently as a political party did not realize as an elected member you do not just remove a Parliamentary Representative and put someone in his place they did not think of the consequences. One of the many options this member has is to resign completely as a member of the UWP. He will still be the Parl Rep for his constituency, something I believe the UWP completely missed and therefore down to 5 seats. The UWP should have never allowed that to happen.

    • April 6, 2016

      Your comments suit your pen name, has the UWP ever asked him to step down as Parl Rep? If it\’s a case of MORALITY i\’d rather loose the seat. Let the scavengers have the spoil.

  8. Preserve Children's Innocence
    April 6, 2016

    Mr Joseph,

    I know you well and as a protector of the vulnerable, in which case minors (both girls and boys) from sexual, mental and physical abuse, you really stand out above the rest. Our so called journalists in Dominica – one in particular who really needs to go on a “refresher” to learn the true ethics of JOURNALISM. I’m no supporter of DLP, UWP or DFP but a staunch supporter of the protection of our MINORS.

    Why as journalists one should constantly ‘dramatise’ or ‘sensationalise’ news stories with their personal
    opinions? Why as journalists one should avoid the central issue at stake here, which is the protection of our minors? Why as journalists, by hook or by crook, the hunger for BREAKING NEWS stories? Why as journalists the deliberate avoidance of prioritising the critical issues at stake facing Dominica, which continue to plague the Island and offer corrective measures? Why as journalists… preferences, liking and personality influence your moral judgement?

    • Face the Facts
      April 6, 2016

      You cannot protect them if they do not want to protect themselves. One way of they protecting themselves and as teenagers, is to stay away from such a situation. In other words, if per chance they received such an invitation, they are old enough to reject it. The teenager was old enough to make a smart judgment.
      Keep in mind it takes two to tangle. An Indian friend (originally from India) says, “It takes two to tango.” :lol: :lol: :lol:
      Know also there are always two sides to a story. When the case comes up for hearing, the magistrate/judge, prosecutor and attorneys must ask both parties relevant questions.
      In this case, one person should not be blamed, even though one is an adult. These teenagers were not innocent children. Granted adults should know better but for weakness of the body/spirit. If the teenager was lured from her home it is another matter and there are other instances. This is the manner in which I view this situation.

  9. Doc. Love
    April 6, 2016

    I would really like to know why Joshua Francis wants to hold on to the post of Deputy Political Leader of the UWP at all cost. If the UWP was to become the Government, lets say next month, does he believe supporters of the DLP would accept him as Deputy Prime Minister. When Skeritt addresses the house or on a political platform, especially at lagoon, is Joshua asleep. Fontaine and the DASS situation happened many years ago, the DLP supporters on Kairi still talk about it as though it happened last week. Mr. Linton left school approximately fifty years ago, we are still reminded of his alleged bullying behavior. Therefore, does Joshua truly believe if he was to become Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister, whether he is found guilty or not, his situation would just go away. My advice to Joshua is not only to resign as Deputy Political Leader but to resign from politics and save himself and his family especially his wife any further damage.

  10. faceup
    April 6, 2016

    Linton will not be a Prime Minister it will be our beloved Mr Francis ..Thank you..

  11. itiswatitis
    April 6, 2016

    Whether hypocrites admit it or not,
    To insist that the deputy resign, after he claims that he has done nothing wrong
    Means that the hypocrites believe the deputy Has done wrong.

  12. MyArgument
    April 6, 2016

    , don’t step down for anything. You are innocent until proven guilty by a Court of Law of a Jury of your peers. So many allegations are made against members of either party, what if everybody stood down or resign just because of an allegation against them? People are innocent until proven guilty. Continue doing your work , and don’t make any of this break you down or resign. Are your colleagues deeming you guilty already? What happens if/when the Court finds you not guilty? Has the Prime Minister ever stood down or resign because of all the allegations that have been made against him? No…he still stands strong until someone has proof of what they accuse him of. Ian Pinard resigned as Port Minister…lol…why would you resign if you know that you’ve not done what you’re accused of? , hold your head high, take this as an experience to learn from, and continue along the line of success.

  13. Thomas
    April 6, 2016

    When they point finger at Skerrit and d government four fingers pointing back at them. Whatever a man thinketh (of another) so is he. All they were banking on is pulling out/creating dirt on Skerrit/Government but they have so much dirt. Linton trying to put Fountain in the forefront of that one cause he know himself should step down (but also Fountain is far from clean). What a mess of a party. And thats our only option to Skerrit/Government? Thats why Skerrit stay there for fifteen years. A mess of a party.

  14. Red ants bite
    April 6, 2016

    UWP must remember the St Joseph meeting where Skerrit told them he had a surprise for them, that would destroy them. They néed to back on DNO where his entire speech is so they could better prepare themselves for what Skerrit has on store for them

    • Face the Facts
      April 6, 2016

      Would it be one of the secrets? Everyone has secrets on another. What a melee. No one is perfect.

  15. mine
    April 6, 2016

    The truth must reveal in this mess in a matter of time. People are being punished in cases like this whereas they are being framed. I have a strong feeling something is fishy in the mess.

  16. April 6, 2016

    Eh ben me bo bol when is this nonesense going to stop.bI understand that we as a nation need to address child abuse, but not in the manner in which it is being addressed.It is only people of low intelectully that will agree with what you guys are doing.Dominica is on pause remote control (backward)
    You guys are seen as laughing stocks in the caribbean.i am seriousvlook at all the other opposions and reighing parties in the region they dont behave like our people.vstop the nonesense.

    • Dominican
      April 6, 2016

      It seems you know nothing of the politics of the Caribbean. Do some news research and come back to talk about laughing stock

    • Face the Facts
      April 6, 2016

      Who in the Caribbean has not sinned especially men? Babies born out of wedlock, etc. How many innocent men and women are out there? Those who laugh better laugh at themselves.
      The Lord knew very well what He stated, as God: “Let he who is without sin caste the first stone” and “Judge not that you may not be judged accordingly and twofold.”

  17. Mahaut
    April 6, 2016

    Who make de donkey cry. Well look roro ! The poor child maybe saying only if they knew what he say in my ears that night (let’s keep it between us) well Papa it’s all on the Savannah like dogs with ticks

  18. Sorry
    April 5, 2016

    Boy look row-row. The Marigotians are in full control. WHAM wham stay tune. The greed, arrogance, lies,……… finally got rid off his adversary . Who is next Monell? We told you! Now are you going to implicate our innocent PM in the Panama scandal? Toney is waiting for you.

  19. D/can to de Bone (F)
    April 5, 2016

    Come on Mr Fontaine it’s meeting should not be a public meeting .It should be with the excutive of the ROSEAU SOUTH MP. Where on earth you hear a party with is dues withh a MP of such magnitude go to discuss the matter in a public meeting. DOMINICAN you all are not ready to have true and accountable leaders and politician. I still think the honour thing for Mr Francis yo do is to step down as deputy leader u until the case is called. He stilll could remain MP until the case is called. IF FOUND GUILTY THEN HE GOES DOWN.
    A WORLD LEADER JUST RESIGN FOR A TAX SCANDAL COME OUT OF PANAMA…..AMEM

  20. April 5, 2016

    Strange DNO so few comments, had it been something negative towards the DLP we would have so many comments. In my opinion the whole lot of them should resign.

  21. Tampa
    April 5, 2016

    It is clear that the Skerrit administration is using the Deputy Leader of the UWP to damage the UWP and detract the public from the real issues facing the country. If the deputy leader really believes that he is innocent, then he should step aside, let the justice process take its course, prove him innocent and in the end he will come out smelling like a rose and even more popular. If on the other hand he is looking for an excuse to have the party fire him so that he can have a perfect excuse to join the Skerrit cabal, then I can see why he is being so adamant about remaining as Deputy Leader. This is a bad reflection, not on the party, but on you Mr. Deputy Leader. Brother you should be humble and ethical about this matter. How can you let the cabal use you to cause havoc within your party?

  22. Face the Facts
    April 5, 2016

    God’s mercy on those who sin. In this case, who is exempt?
    Have your private meeting and leave the public out of it. The case is already before the Court. Let it be called.
    Whoever exposed those so-called high ranking politicians is also not a perfect person.
    The only good to come out of this should be, adult men, do not interfere with young girls who are considered minors.
    In no uncertain way, those men should be reprimanded. They should not have to relinquish their positions. Their conscience will convict them. They may regret it for life.
    Too many D/cans have lived ungodly lives and some to this day. Now they want the skin of those men, so-to-speak.
    I do not empathize with those girls who are called minors, students. They were not innocent children, throwing themselves around with adult men. They also put their school to shame. They very well knew what they were doing. They, too should be reprimanded.
    Hypocrites!

  23. April 5, 2016

    the man should resign principle is principle and standards are standards i. thought that this man was different but it seems that his ego is running away with him.

  24. al
    April 5, 2016

    All of the sudden the number one reporter on the island and the favorite radio host it’s not like no more way Papa. The shoes is on the other foot right now

  25. “We still consider him as part of the party,” Dr. Fontaine stated. “The member is still a member of the United Workers Party. The request was for him to step down as Deputy Leader until the air is cleared.”–News Article

    So why do they believe that the man will be foolish enough to return with them–after they have treated him so disgustingly?

    Come out from among us until we are sure that you are innocent–is a shameful way to treat your own–it means that you did not want him in the first place. You know that he will not return, if he goes by your demand, and is found innocent of his accusation.

    Pray to God that you won’t live to regret that decision –but I don’t think He will listen to you all.

  26. Gwo Jel
    April 5, 2016

    All the man have to do is resign. He playing hard ball, and when the party react and start to make moves, car lie opening his large irrational mouth and offload his horse manure on the airwaves of Q95.

  27. Doc. Love
    April 5, 2016

    Mr. Fontaine, Mr. Linton and the UWP must be very careful whenever they are asked by a certain radio talk show host to comment on statements coming from the public. Their is a particular radio host who is playing political games with them, either for radio ratings or a dislike for the UWP. Case in point, a radio host read a letter on radio concerning the Joshua case and the impression given, it was a letter from a concerned Dominicans. I found out the letter was from one of Skeritt’s overseas strongest supporters. I believe the members of the UWP must be very careful with this gentleman. They must take notice and be aware that the gentlemen is not hired by Q as a weekly or monthly employee. He is like a commission salesman. He buys and sells programs. He makes his money by sensationalizing political issues. The more popular his show becomes, the more advertising he gets and who gets hurt in the process, really isn’t much of his concern.

    • Doc. Love
      April 5, 2016

      correction: He buys time.

    • Face the Facts
      April 5, 2016

      It appears most people are the same. No exception when people insult others, including those whom they do not know and make wrong innuendos about them on this Website.

    • Not a herd follower
      April 5, 2016

      I take your point, Doc I thought reading the letter on the radio without establishing its accuracy or source was wrong from a professional point of view. The letter contained a lot of wild accusations and false statements. The host of the programme is only interested in sensationalism for the purpose you implied.

    • April 5, 2016

      Doc love, what goes around comes around. Are you ignoring the talk show host that expand simple issues because they hate the DLP. That is politics…….

    • Dominican
      April 6, 2016

      All of a sudden? Now he is no longer the best journalist because he does not sing your tune? This makes him an even better journalist

  28. Anna Prince
    April 5, 2016

    UWP Is playing politics to their support base which can be idiotic and blatantly stupid. The leadership of UWP is getting on like a bunch of political purists who seem bent on alienating the sympathizers who they need.
    Whereas I understand the party’s position in taking a principled stand against anyone who falls out of order with the law, I cannot understand how they could go to that extreme to destroy their hard earned gains of 16 years.
    The gentleman continues to claim his innocence and the legal process is taking its course. The correct action may have been for him to step aside but if he is convinced of his innocence and considers any resignation would compromise his principle, then UWP as a party has no choice but to step back and wait and allow justice to prevail. To call a special convention to remove their deputy is ill- advised and will result in irreparable damage. UWP take note, your action will haunt you.

    • Not a herd follower
      April 5, 2016

      really? The UWP is not a one-man show. It’s an organization with members and followers.

    • April 5, 2016

      Absolutely you make no sense.

    • FORKIT
      April 6, 2016

      idiot….

    • Curious
      April 7, 2016

      The legal process is not taking its course, as you say? The man is trying his best to be above the law with his judicial review.

  29. Sorry
    April 5, 2016

    A house divided against itself cannot stand! You spite in the air it will fall in your face.

  30. Floridian diaspora
    April 5, 2016

    A lot of Laborite will be peepeeing in their beds tonight because in the form of Linton they see a real leader but they just don’t want to admit it. The difference between honorable Linton and apprentice Skeritt is night and day. Linton puts the wrong doers within his ranks in their place while skeritt harbors them. Linton is in the interest of the people while Skeritt is in the interest of money laundering. Linton is working to uplift Dominica while Skeritt working overtime to bring Dominica down. Linton is highly motivated and filled with ideas to take the country forward but Skeritt has showed us the limitations of his handicapped brain. Linton holds public meetings and speaks the truth to his people while asking for their opinions while Skeritt never integrates his slaves into his plans and does not ask the public for advice. He lies to them and does his own thing and tells them if you doh like it, sleep by it!!! Or better yet souse sel

    • Face the Facts
      April 5, 2016

      You are assuming and you are presumptuous. It all depends on how others see Linton and his attitude, as observed.
      You cannot speak for others and by no means Labourites and assume this is what they will do. This is not wise on your part. You can only speak for yourself and no one else. Their vision and views are not yours and vice versa.

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      April 5, 2016

      Floridian Diaspora nice dream.

    • bigmac
      April 5, 2016

      Nice poem so stay where u are

    • bigmac
      April 5, 2016

      Nice poem

    • D/can to de bone(F)
      April 6, 2016

      Rubbish comment you are really a party boom boom fly poor you. Dominica will never go forward with people like you who attack and support politician and do not hold them unaccountable.

      • Floridian diaspora
        April 6, 2016

        But all now I not in Dominica and it still not moving forward. So what is your point? Plus all now you down there and is backward it going, so again tell me what you really trying to say? The fact is Dominica cannot go anywhere with people like you in it. Get it right

    • Too Hard Too Long
      April 6, 2016

      Stop the distraction. This story is not about Skerrit.

  31. My Way
    April 5, 2016

    It’s very unfortunate that it had to come down to this. I mean why did this high ranking member, whoever it maybe, allow himself to be used by Skerrit and the machinery of the dlp, to destroy his political future and hurt his party? Did he forget how that same Skerrit belittled him when he announced he was contesting on a UWP ticket? Why should grown, smart, and visionary men allow pride to get the better of them? Doesn’t common sense tell this highly respected gentleman that he should have on his own resigned for the good of himself and his party, if he really loves his party? His old prideful attitude reminds me of a local pastor, who was at fault and instead of following instructions of his church, decided to become an enemy and went to start his own church. Prude comes before a fall

    • Face the Facts
      April 5, 2016

      You are asking why he did this and that? Have you ever done something and later regretted it? No one is perfect.
      Well, this is exactly what happened to him as a human being.
      Can any human being answer why he did this or that? Not even you.
      Everyone has a life. They do what they think is best for them at the time, even though it may affect them later which is something they cannot fathom then but could cause embarrassment and loss of job, if found out which they later regret.
      It happened and he has to bear the consequences and face the Court to defend himself. Let this take its course.

    • ATKINSON
      April 6, 2016

      Maybe its because he might get a better deal from the doctor supremo. who controls the DDP prosecutor office and the police, who will be making the decision that will effect joshua future. His defense attorney is in the supremo’s camp. So maybe if joshua drinks the red koolaid while wearing his red shirt, the case maybe be drop, or just forgotten overtime. And the supremo will have the uwp deputy leader on his side.

  32. Red and Blue
    April 5, 2016

    HYPOCRITES

    • Face the Facts
      April 5, 2016

      One way or the other, the entire world of people is a big bunch of hypocrites.

  33. event
    April 5, 2016

    The Deputy leader of the Opposition party is being accused of allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards a minor? Really? And they yet to get him to resign? And that’s how they want to lead our country?

    • Face the Facts
      April 5, 2016

      In bygone years it would be nothing and no one would know about it. It appears this is one of the progress of Dominica and what with computer and internet. This is why you hear and read of these matters.
      Today, everything is exposed. Nothing is secret. People are more scandalous. Some forget their lifestyle and lambaste others for committing what they assume to be wrong. They are unforgiving toward those whose lifestyle is exposed as theirs is hidden. So do not be shocked. Allow the wheels of time to take its course.
      Is there one person in Dominica who has not sinned? God knows!

    • Kinta
      April 5, 2016

      The challenge to Lennox leadership was long before that sex scandal. Long Lennox want him out

  34. April 5, 2016

    My opinion, When the Rain falls it does not fall on one man`s house. What is good for the Gander is good for the goose. Who so ever didgeth a Pit shall fall in it. If one`s right hand is offending, by all means Cut it off”. The honorable thing to do in my opinion, is to step aside while the matter is being investigated, staying in is rather self Centered, we just cant have it both ways, smh, such events are sending the wron message to the masses, is you dammed if you do, And Dammed if you dont. How did we arrive at that mess in our beloved Country?? Answers pleaseEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Every thing is upside down, and inside out, if i didn`t know better, i would be bashing Dominica. If Mr ###### is so sure of his position then step down and after the matter is dealt with which i suspect will take at least another five years and into the next Election circle, talk about a mess???? What next?

    • Face the Facts
      April 5, 2016

      As far as I know, “What is good for the goose is good for the gander.” :lol: :lol: :lol:

  35. Lalalalala
    April 5, 2016

    Why is the meeting held with the constituents rather than the Roseau South Constituency Executive? This chain of command that is happening is downright disrespect.

    • Sakafete
      April 6, 2016

      The meeting was set to meet with the Roseau South Executive members ONLY. But the two radio talk show hosts and the persons who are feeding them with information from the Roseau MP’s side took it on themselves to advertise wrong information.

  36. Concern Citizen
    April 5, 2016

    Thompson are you clean, Oh by the way whats the latest with the investment club. Am ready to invest to get back 6% on my return.

  37. Lalalalala
    April 5, 2016

    Why are internal affairs out in the open? Things like this are bringing down the party. Let it be known that if Joshua has to resign, Lennox also should resign. He has had many court battles cripplingthe party, no one has asked him to step down.

    • Face the Facts
      April 5, 2016

      You know, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

    • April 5, 2016

      enough of the secret society

    • Arrested
      April 6, 2016

      the court battles are not against the party’s principles. (simple commonsense)

  38. Joe
    April 5, 2016

    UWP really love the media, this meeting is a closed door meeting why publicise it??? So right now all dogs and cats can pass around to hear the calamity!!!!!! I will definitely be there to hear the roro!!!!

    • Vibes
      April 6, 2016

      Ask the Roseau South Parl Rep what this is doing on the media. UWP has not given any media personnel information. Ask him and his operatives to stop trying to destroy the party through the media. It is not making things any better for him. UWP does not have a case with the Parl Rep, the parl rep has a case with the court. So tell he and his operatives stop their dirty work.

  39. WESLEY MAN
    April 5, 2016

    We want Bazil for Deputy!!

  40. DC
    April 5, 2016

    I am not a supporter of the UWP, however, I believe the children must be our focus, they are vulnerable, we should always make their cries our priority. This is our future generation, Party should not be the focus, therefore, as a God fearing person, I must agree with this decision. I am also of the view that they should be banned from the House until they have been exonerated.

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      April 5, 2016

      Do we really believe this has anything to do with children? This is only politics. It is as throwing your executive member to the wolves. For a party who like the Courts have had so many cases brought before the Courts, why not allow the law to take it course. Innocent unless proven guilty. If any other person in the UWP had been allegedly accused of a crime any crime is this how they would have been treated?

      Look at a couple cases? The threat on members of a commission? The case of the non permit Crabbacks employee? The Privy Council Case, and so many more, but I cannot remembers the UWP wanted or asked any of those involved removed as executive members but again maybe they were not executive members. If this had anything to do with a child none of this would be as public so as to protect the child and prevent people from knowing who the child is. In my opinion this is political to get rid of an executive member, the bigger question is why?

  41. AAGabriel
    April 5, 2016

    Good initiative, Lennox.

    • Thomas
      April 6, 2016

      Shouldn’t he also step down?

  42. From My Conference Room
    April 5, 2016

    Hear who is talking about allegations and should resign. Is the pot calling the kettle black. Fontaine should never have been in that position …… I can’t believe it!!!

  43. Chris
    April 5, 2016

    I voted for him and I am very disappointed, as far as I’m concern he needs to resign and stop beating around the bush.

  44. MIA
    April 5, 2016

    Criminal investigation is an applied science that involves the study of facts, used to identify, locate and prove the guilt of an accused criminal. A complete criminal investigation can include searching, interviews, interrogations, evidence collection and preservation and various methods of investigation.

    Mr. Linton and team make the system work so that the man could have a fair trial if when or if the time comes.

  45. MIA
    April 5, 2016

    This meeting is going to defeats the investigation like the report that’s already on the internet.
    I think that this meet should private and nothing to do with the public because the case/investigation is still on going.

    • DA
      April 6, 2016

      Tell Matt and Carlisle shut up with their nonsense. Who asked them to advertise the people’s meeting? The sole purpose the UWP Executive did not request the meeting through writing was because they did not want it to get to the media. It was also their duty to meet with the constituency association at some point. They specifically requested THE EXECUTIVE OF THE CONSTITUENCY ASSOCIATION. I am a member of the association and the secretary placed the message on the chatroom stating just that. But two talk show hosts that are singing for their super, who are working on commission and do not care about anybody but their bucks, found it appropriate to advertise the people’s meet. Mr. Gregoire needs to put some order on his radio station or else those distasteful bias sequences of confrontation with the callers on the radio station will cause the listeners to stay away.

      • MIA
        April 6, 2016

        DA, I hope you were not expecting the meeting to be confidential? I do think the situation can and should be handled differently and professionally, its been handle with a short stick which is not fear for all those involve including the victim, the accused, and the UWP. Let us not be the judge nor the jury in the case, however let us protect the victims right and privacy just as the accuser, let us not do any more damages to the case that is already done and allow the courts system to deal with the it. We all no that in Dominica we tell one and the entire country knows and that’s base on our population. Finally why has this case become so political when there are so much more issues to deal with. QUESTION…………. Did we stop the country for the case? ………………. FOWARD WE GO AND LET US MOVE THE COUNTRY AS A PEOPLE/TEAM AND NOT AS A PARTY!

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