UWP will not recognize Carrette as Police Chief – John

John (left), Carrette

Leader of the Opposition Hector John said the appointment of Cyril Carrette as Police Commissioner is unconstitutional and the United Workers Party (UWP) will not recognize him as the Chief of Police.

John is claiming that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit failed to engage the Opposition before the appointment of Carrette.

He said the process to appoint the new Chief of Police was a total disrespect to the Constitution of Dominica and points to corruption.

“The law requires that the Opposition Leader must be consulted. I was not consulted, I had no idea who was going to be made Police Commissioner and the appointment should be null and void. He is not the Commissioner of Police because the Constitution was violated by Mr. Skerrit,” John said.

John said there appeared to have been a deliberate attempt to exclude him from the consultation process.

“I was asked by the Cabinet Secretary (Felix Gregoire) to have a meeting with the Prime Minister last week Thursday at 10:00 a.m. I told him that I would not be able to make it because I had prior engagement on that said day at that same time. I told him that I could make it on Friday or Monday for sure. I told him that I would call him back and when I did he told me that he would be writing me a letter on the matter. I got the letter from Mr. Gregoire asking me to attend a meeting with the Prime Minister on the same day and time that I told him I would not be able to make it. I saw it as a very disrespectful letter coming from Mr. Gregoire because I told him that the time and day would not be good for me,” John explained.

John said he received a telephone call from the Prime Minister Skerrit about the matter.

“He told me that we needed to meet because he wanted to appoint the new commissioner. I told him I will do my best to make it for Friday. I also asked the PM if the information on the proposed appointee could be made available to me before the meeting and he declined. He told me that I was childish and immature and that he never had that kind of behavior from past Opposition leaders. He then told me that he would make his decision.” he stated.

John said he was only made aware about the identity of the new Commissioner via a radio newscast.

According to Section 92 of the Constitution of Dominica, “The power to appoint a person to hold or act in the office of Chief of Police or Deputy Chief of Police and, subject to the provisions of section 93 of this Constitution, the power to remove the Chief of Police or Deputy Chief of Police from office shall vest in the President, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, given after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition and the Police Service Commission.”

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163 Comments

  1. Tim.......
    March 30, 2011

    Hector stop allowing Ron and Eddo to full you, you r not the opposition leader so i think is best you continue chatting them cheeks on face-book, people r confused with that UWP party……stupessss!!!

  2. King 65
    March 21, 2011

    Hector John’s opposition to Commissioner Carrette’s appointment is a purely illiterate move. Just because you find yourself in a position to oppose does not mean that you have to oppose everything just for the sake of opposing. Commissioner Carrette is well educated and is very experienced, street smart and speaks the English language fluently. So SPRAGS go chock UWP and win an election.

  3. Soldier
    March 15, 2011

    Okay Mr. Hector John. Let me quote you verbatim. “I was asked by the Cabinet Secretary (Felix Gregoire) to have a meeting with the Prime Minister last week Thursday at 10:00 a.m. I told him that I would not be able to make it because I had prior engagement on that said day at that same time”.

    Okay so Mr. Hector you were consulted. Let us go a little further. “I told him that I could make it on Friday or Monday for sure”. Friday or Monday for sure? Are you kidding me? “Friday or Monday” means you were not sure!!! Let’s go little further yet.

    (John said he received a telephone call from the Prime Minister Skerrit about the matter).

    “He told me that we needed to meet because he wanted to appoint the new commissioner. OMG!!! How clear and straight to the point is that! Are you still going continue to say you were not consulted? What kind of consultation do you need Mr. John?

    (I told him I will do my best to make it for Friday. I also asked the PM if the information on the proposed appointee could be made available to me before the meeting and he declined).

    Was the Prime Minister obligated to make the information on the proposed appointee available to you? HELL TO THE NO!!!!! You are the opposition leader. He is the Prime Minsiter and leader of the country. You seem to have forgotton your role and the capacity in which you are allowed to operate. This could not be more laughable.

    It is obvious to me that you were once again trying to play petty politics on a very serious matter. It is obvious to the Prime Minister and to Mr. Gregoire that you were trying to stall; playing little childish games. If you are not yet aware let me inform you that the Government does not have to wait on you while you play ring games. They have alot more important things to do like leading Dominica. So please stop contradicting and making a fool of yourself. You and your people are only solidifying the Prime Minister position when you act so foolishly. Mr. John let’s talk about real issues and please don’t allow yourself to be drawn into the world of lack of substance. The forces who encourage you have quickly become irrevelant and laughing stocks. You will too if you don’t police yourself!!!

  4. natural dominican
    March 15, 2011

    skerrit has ignored the constitution before and got away with it…why should he start upholding it now….”silly rabbit tricks are for kids” skerrit said to dominicans…lol

  5. Come better than that
    March 15, 2011

    Ha ha ha.

    Despite how CORRUPT the DLP is, it is clear that:

    1. The UWP is utterly disorganised

    2. The person appointed as leader is making a mockery of the position and sucks at it.

    3. The UWP can’t seem to fight openly without the help of certain individuals, and secludes itself within the confines of a mock parliament

    One thing that the great orators and professors have failed to do, in spite of all the skeletons that were brought out of the closet, was to SHOW Dominicans how the alternative party would bring the country forward.

    At least radio shows for 3 Saturdays could have done that. But no. Go shed your blood.

    In a few weeks the Doc F has already begun to show his vision for the country.

    What is the vision of the alternative party? To oppose, oppose and oppose? And we must shed our blood?

    Up to now, where are the hard copies of the manifesto? Were any changes made in light of new world developments? But go shed your blood.

    Dominicans are not the ignoramuses, nonsensical, idiotic fools that we are being called by many of you.

    So wait for the rebellion and for the coup d’etat, so that you all WILL decide what to do WHEN you get there? And for this we must shed blood? Then 2 years after it’s the same bobol all over? lol

    And as for the hypocrites that bawling constitution, constitution, there… Be the first to shed your blood.

  6. Brain Damage
    March 15, 2011

    Mr. John, let’s talk now. My Brain has some brain cells still. What preparation are you all doing for the next General Election non?
    The Dominican people are suffering under Skerrits’ Govt.
    You expect to win three seats again in 2014. THAT IS MORE FIRE AND BRIMESTONE on Dominicans back! You think we can take more?

    Who will rescue Dominica?

    • bandolieeeeeeeeeeeee
      March 15, 2011

      Sprags man u are too foolish .How can u not respect the police chief ?Is thats how you wants to be the prime minister? well if so is the case you better will and come again.

      well what for you to do go commit any offence and see how fast your r%$s will be in grad.

      • hmm
        March 17, 2011

        *wheel n come again*…#justsaying .lol

        • way papa
          March 19, 2011

          amen ras. his a*& his will be in grasssssssssssssss for real sort. lol

  7. polite
    March 15, 2011

    the prime minister elects his choice as to the chief of police. no doubt about it. mr hector is wrong but mr. skerrit must be respectful to others even if he dont like a person. constantly he demonstates an attitude of dictatorial arrogance ( and who does’t, when you are a dictator). he, like all of us have to know that today we are in, at the same time in a blink of an eye we can be out.i mean OUT. most of us have no respect, no gratitude, no decency, no regard for others (sometimes even to our own friends, and family) especially when we are office employees earning a regular pay check or a hefty wallet. my people, nothing we can see is forever and this quote exists right before our eyes. look at the disaster in japan. the water carried even a BANK away………take note.

  8. chuck
    March 14, 2011

    look, for all of you who supports mr. skerrit’s continuous arrogant attitude will see later. if what mr.hector is saying is true, i have no doubt to believe this is an illegitimate leader. and for mr. hector, he’s also a dumb. . why make an appointment to meet an illegal, to promote anything furthermore for a police chief.illegals have no status. i can see if he decides to meet anyone to pray. maybe he and skerrit should meet to pray. surely it will pay.

  9. worried sick
    March 14, 2011

    I am ashamed to be dominica and that is the truth, I am ashamed of my friends whom i think were intelligent, i am just ashamed. It is vey clear by the many comments that Dominica is not a literate country, too many dummies

    • Proud Dominican
      March 14, 2011

      You are NOT DOMINICA- she stands proud and strong with nothing to be ashamed of! You may want to claim that you are ashamed to be DOMINICAN and even venture to critique the level of grammar on here, which I too find appalling, but let’s get real.you are non the wiser! Your sentence structure is poor, your spelling is terrible and so you ought to be ashamed of yourself as a Dominican who can barely string a coherent sentence thereby allowing your friends you believe we are a bunch of illiterates when really it’s you and your crew who are creating your own language!

      Learn to spell and read before commenting needlessly, you are in no position to speak about literacy, now that is something to be truly ashamed of.

    • Sisco
      March 15, 2011

      You have so much to be ashamed of.I take offense,when i hear you say,you are ashamed.I am proud to be Dominian.We are toooooo easily distracted.Tell us what you are proud of.

    • Anti-hate
      March 15, 2011

      My New Years resolution was to stop calling people names on DNO but I have to make an exception for you. You are obviously a brain-washed jack-a** who listens to Q95 and can’t analyze situations independently.

      You are just as dumb as those racist, illiterate redneck white people who idolize hate-mongers such as Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh, and hang onto their every word.

      You are shamed to be a Dominican? Why? Because people called Hector John out for obvious, childish obstructionism? You freaking gullible, emotional idiot, susceptible to all forms of propaganda, be ashamed of your dumb-azz self not other people.

      No-one is a bigger dummy than you. Did you not read the article where the American governor visited without security bcuz his research showed that we are a ‘stable democracy?’

      Yet you choose to believe the exaggerations of a disgruntled and disorganized opposition party. Who has more credibility, an unbiased American governor, or a party in shambles, stirring division in order to remain relevant?

      Go hide under a rock with your stupid, uninformed opinions.

      • Sisco
        March 15, 2011

        O.M.G,Anti-hate,you said it all and nicely too.I honestly cannot believe some people.

      • Gary
        March 15, 2011

        To Anti-hate

        Wow, I could not say it better. That comment really broke the straw. i understand how you felt, you were not the only one, just to let you know.

  10. Jayson
    March 14, 2011

    Question:

    Why do morally upright and law-abiding persons in general, and God fearing Christians in particular, find it perfectly all right for their government to elect and/or employ officials who commit immoral, unconstitutional, and illegal acts to “do their jobs?”

    What does the future hold for a country whose government breaks Its own laws?

  11. leroy possie
    March 14, 2011

    I dont belong to any political party in Dominica! But the more i listen to the members of the opposition wine and complain about these little things that just has nothing to do with the development of the country is the more i loose hopes and respect for the opposition party!

  12. Patat
    March 14, 2011

    Right now and so I in a good mood and I going and take my kicks on Spags.

    So Mr. Opposition Leader seeing that you and the UWP always in d habit of having protest all over Dominica who will the UWP be writing or addressing their letter seeking permission to stage peaceful protest? Not Mr. Carrette but the Office that he holds? lol

    If Mr. Carrette himself was to come up to you and the other member of the UWP to place all you under arrest and says to all you that you all have the right to remain silent anything that you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. What will you do?

    If the Prime Minister instructs the Chief of Police to be your body guard for whatever reasons what will be your reaction?

    If for some weird reason police decide to stop d Salisbury bus one morning and decide to conduct a search and you on d bus as well what will you do?

    What will you say to the members of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force? Should they report to work under the command of the Chief of police you did not appoint?

    Tell us Mr. John.

    You see that is where many Dominicans have a problem with the UWP. Not that everybody favors the DLP or Skerrit. The majority of the Dominican people are more worried about the alternative that is available if they remove Skerrit.

    Think for a moment. Skerrit and the DLP is out of office by way of an uprising and trust me Dominica will immediately become a police state!!!! Radio talk shows will be no more!!! Radio talk show host will not allow any negative comments aired about the UWP. We just have to remember the period of 1995 to December 1999 when a certain Radio personality with plenty years of experience would frustrate contributors to DBS Radio Talking Point Program.

    Dominica would have plenty of secret police and plenty people cell phones would be taped.

    Ask for the parliament with don-c as speaker!!!!!! Wosh!!!! Any little mistake the opposition would make would be three months suspension without pay for these DLP representatives!!!!

    Public Servants would be intensely victimized – port workers, hospital workers, public works workers, teachers, school principals, priest, pastors, and is drama we will all see with state lands and the confiscation of private lands.

    All we would be hearing once again is “my government was given a mandate” “I am in charge”

    This is the genuine reason why people don’t join all you protest action and would rather run away from the UWP.

    Once beaten, twice shy!!!!!!!!!

  13. IGNORAMUS
    March 14, 2011

    WELL IF YOU KNOW THERE IS CORRUPTION WHY ALL YOU DON’T TAKE IT TO THE IPO?

    OR TAKE THE MATTER TO COURT….

    ALL YOU SAID TO IMPLEMENT THE IPO AS IS.

    ALL YOU HOLE CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL FOR THE PM TO IMPLEMENTED THE IPO EVEN WHEN THE PM SAID THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT NEEDS TO BE REVIEW BEFORE IT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED. AFFY, ANGILLOW, LENNOX, EDISON, BOBBY, BRIAN CLATON, SWANSTON, BUSTON, JUDITH, BLESSINGS AND THE REST HAD A CANDLE IN THEIR MOUTH, NOSE,ERAS AN HAND PRAYING FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE IPO……NOW IT IS THERE ALL YOU DON’T WANT TO USE IT.

    WELL IF LL YOU NOT USING IT THEN SHOT UP.

  14. LOL
    March 14, 2011

    Spraggs and his henchmen are a bunch of jokers. Their manifesto that never come off the wire. Not in any country can the government employ every one. SPRAGGS FOR GOD SAKE LET ME HEAR THAT YOU OR ONE OF YOUR HENCHMEN CREATE A JOB> MAKE MY DAY>

  15. HAVE MERCY ON HIM
    March 14, 2011

    I THINK THIS LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IS A PRACTICAL NEW SENSE WHO HOLD A PHD.

    AND WHAT IS HURTING ME IS THAT THE MAN CAN’T SPEAK PROPERLY…. MURDERING THE QUEENS LANGUAGE…..AND HE QUICK TO TALK.

    AND THEY SAY HE GRADUATED FROM UNIVERSITY WII.

    HMMMMMMMM.

    I FEEL ASHAME TO BE A UNIVERSITY GRADUATE MY SELF.

    • Aaaaa
      March 14, 2011

      I think you meant “nuisance” rather than “new sense” .

      Before you go tearing people language skills apart why don’t you focus on spelling? :-D

      Oh yeah and if you have anytime left learn to type using caps appropriately and not in your entire response.

      There’s a whole difference between typos and simply not knowing better. You don’t know better.

      I’m happy you feel ashamed of yourself for graduating university and also not recognizing that “myself” is one word not two “MY SELF” :)

    • Sisco
      March 14, 2011

      You should do stand-up comedy.You make me laugh.

    • Really?
      March 14, 2011

      KANAWI KA DI SHOUDIERE BONDAYE NOIRE! WELL I NEVER SEE MORE IN MY LIFE :?: :oops:

      ..”I THINK THIS LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IS A PRACTICAL NEW SENSE WHO HOLD A PHD.
      AND WHAT IS HURTING ME IS THAT THE MAN CAN’T SPEAK PROPERLY…. MURDERING THE QUEENS LANGUAGE…..AND HE QUICK TO TALK.AND THEY SAY HE GRADUATED FROM UNIVERSITY WII. HMMMMMMMM.I FEEL ASHAME TO BE A UNIVERSITY GRADUATE MY SELF” :twisted:

      You should truly be ashamed of yourself with your poor spelling, bad grammar and the audacity to claim you are a university grad! Don’t tell me you have a degree in ASSIOLOGY from the University of BACKWARD DUMMIES. You are no different from Hector

      • THE REAL MWENMEM
        March 15, 2011

        well i’m so happy you got the point i was making. but you all don’t understand what is blogging. so i sympathized with you all.

        and thanks for recognizing that i’m a fool like HECTOR and not the PRIME MINISTER.

        SO INDEED U HAVE JUST CONFIRM THAT THE OPPOSITION LEADER IS A NIUSANCE . BUT I MENT NEW SENSE ON THE BLOCK.

    • chuck
      March 14, 2011

      you are critisizing i guess english grammer. go back to the english language grammatical dictionary and please make your own corrections (university graduate).

  16. SHAME ON HECTOR
    March 14, 2011

    BUT FOR REAL……….WHY WOULD THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION WANTS TO MEET A ILLEGAL PRIME MINISTER TO APPOINT A NEW POLICE CHIEF?

    WOULD’NT YOU BE EQUALLY GUILTY OF THE SAME CRIME THAT YOU ACCUSE THE PRIME MINISTER OF DOING BECAUSE HE IS ILLEGALLY IN THE OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER?

    HHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH……..WAY……BOY LOOK A NEW SENSE.

    I’M ASHAME TO BE CALLED A DOMINICAN TOGETHER WITH THIS PEOPLE EH.

    TRUST ME.

    TIRED MAKE HIS PEOPLE SHAME.

    • hahahahah
      March 14, 2011

      new sense or nuisance ?

      u ppl so freaky!!!

      lol

      • FLAME
        March 15, 2011

        NEW SENSE. THATS THE WORD. PROPER DESCRIPTION

  17. WIKILEAKS
    March 14, 2011

    Hector, you and your idiot party may not recognize him as Police Chief, but you sure bet will recognize him when you all break the law

  18. take what you get fool.
    March 14, 2011

    BUT WAIT….IS’NT THIS THE SAME PRIME MINISTER THAT HECTOR SPRAGS JOHN, EDISON CHENFILL JAMES, LENNOX LINTON, AND THE U.W.P SAY THAT IS ILLEGAL THERE NA?

    WHY NOW HE WANTS TO MEET AND EVEN ASKING THE ILLEGAL PRIME MINISTER TO PUT OFF THE MEETING TO ACCOMMODATE ON FRIDAY OR MONDAY? WHAT IS IT YOU WAS GOING TO CONFIRM OR REJECT THERE?

    WHY CAN’T YOU ALL BE CONSISTENT JACK A*&?

    YOU SHOULD TELL THE MAN IN WRITING I DON’T RECOGNIZE YOU AS THE PRIME MINISTER AND THEREFORE I’M NOT INTERESTED IN HOLDING ANY MEETINGS WITH YOU TO DO WITH ANY MATTERS OF THE STATE. BECAUSE YOU WERE ELECTED UNDER A DIFFERENT CONSTITUTION AND LAWS THAN WHAT I WAS ELECTED UNDER.

    WHAAT WILL IT TAKE FOR HECTOR TO SEE HE IS MAKING HIM SELF AN DAM FOOL WHINE EDDO JUST PULL UP THERE WITH A :-D WATCHING YOU?

    ALLAS PAPA GOD. IS THAT WHAT THE OPPOSITION COME TO?

    LETS SAY A PRAYER FOR THEM TO GET VALUE N PLEASE.

    • TARA
      March 15, 2011

      unlike your beloved pm some people have MANNERS, not all DOMINICANS have DOG-MENTALITY

  19. What dat!
    March 14, 2011

    Ohh please, who cares if you Recognize the commissioner or not? just mess around and you’ll see how much respect you will have to show!!

    I guess Carrette could care less of what you blue fools think anyway!!

  20. The truth
    March 14, 2011

    Boy. I don’t know because I never listen to their conversation but if skerrit really going on like that he need to calm down. There is a way to deal with people and that is not the way. But this comment is on the assumption that John is telling the truth. I mean communication is easy. And what is a few days? And to send a simple fax? Come on now man. We need to do things a way that’s right. IF skerrit went on like that he think he above he law and its no different than thugs outta road. Although I like him still

    • .
      March 15, 2011

      The business of state is at hand. When called upon by the head of state you must make it all possible to service your country.

      You are not running but severing country..Party politics take 2nd place.

  21. Jolly Brown
    March 14, 2011

    Very principled position Mr John. You have the support of Many many many intelligent, reasonable and FREE Dominicans here and overseas. Keep up the good work.

    • No name
      March 14, 2011

      to put ppl like Hector as our leader….. we rather die wit skerrit and the Labour party

      • MARIGOT
        March 15, 2011

        YOUR BADGE OF IGNORANCE IS REALLY PAINTED red damn donkey

  22. Mr Sout City
    March 14, 2011

    Oh so now he want to do is job? What a damn clown!!!! How are they trying to exclude you from the Constitution when Skerret reach out to you in the first place?

  23. Hugo Grotius
    March 14, 2011

    Spags mister illegal i agree with u slam the phone in his ears.

  24. ****
    March 14, 2011

    Wait I seem to get the feeling from people that when the PM summons one must come running.
    Excuse me is this what I am hearing? Matters like that of National Interest have to be done properly. The PM should have proposed a date and sent to the Opposition Leader at least a month in advance, and send the necessay documentation to him. I don’t know about Spags agenda, but we have to call a spade a spade. The PM can not just summon and expect people to come running. Who died and made him King?

    • choops
      March 14, 2011

      Oh please. This is a common day to day professional situation. It’s nothing about anyone running after Skerrit.

      I’m sure if Ron or Eddo had gotten that call. They would have been there and dealt with the situation. Because they would have given it priority unless if they had some other multimillion or life or death engagement.

      Eddison should kalot his big head.

      Spags got a call and messed up. Period.

    • HAVE MERCY ON HIM
      March 14, 2011

      EXCUSE ME……………

      THE STATE BUSINESS COME ABOVE ALL OTHER BUSINESS UNLESS IN THE CASE OF DEATH OR ILLNESS.

      WHAT GARBAGE ARE YOU TALKING IGNORAMUS?

      IS THAT HOW ALL YOU SAY ALL YOU PUTTING THE COUNTRY BUSINESS FIRST THERE NA?

      WELL IT WAS A TIME FOR HIM TO SHOW ACTION AD NOT JUST TALK.

      HOPE HE LEARN THE NEXT TIME IF HE HAS THE ABILITY TO.

      HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A FOOL IN THE POSITION OF LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION.

      I DON’T LIKE EDISON POLITICALLY. BUT RELY AND TRULY….I START TO THINK MR. JAMES SHOULD TAKE BACK HIS POST WII PAPA.

      BRAIN AND LENNOX WOULD BE HAPPY FOR THAT.

    • Wow who let the dogs out?
      March 14, 2011

      Amen?

    • profiler
      March 14, 2011

      “Spags mister illegal i agree with u slam the phone in his ears”..thats the thought or game plan of the UWP, they had no intention of meeting the PM…. simply Strategy, .DELAY DELAY… BOYCOTT BOYCOTT….Spags should not have picked up the phone, the fact that he spoke withn then PM concerning the appointment of a commisioner of police, is consultation. he might not have like the tone or the result. but he was consulted….

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2011

      I agree

  25. Red-Antz
    March 14, 2011

    From since election call UWP has recognized nothing, will recognize nothing and is recognized by the wider dominican public as nothing. so not recognizing the new Police Commissioner is really not anything new or surprising coming from the so called opposition’s corner. UWP has showed a lack of respect for the people and the institution of government of dominica, since when the country’s work has to wait to get done on the opposition leader’s time?? and the oppointments must be done when he feels that he can make it?? if that be the case we will get nothing done here in dominica cuz we know that Hector has very little time for anything. Hector has to make time for the work of the people of domincia and not the other way round and with or without him this country will move on. government has only demonstrated their commitment to this country and a solid attitude of progressing despite the political potholes.

  26. Stupudity reigns again
    March 14, 2011

    But I thought these guys were boycotting everything regardless of what the situation or occasion is. Spags I was a supporter of you and your agenda but now I am starting to realize that you guys are all about games, come on grow up and play politics like it ought to be played, govern and oppose on the peoples behalf and stop your silly little games.

  27. August
    March 14, 2011

    I do not play politics! 18 years ago, I was 18 years old and I have never voted. Now, not that it is something to be proud of…but I am!
    My take on this press release is, regardless of how it was written, or how Mr. John related the information, something wrong was done. We speak Dominican, e say, I say , they say….who cares how did message was relayed!? Let us focus on the constitution! I love Skerro, but he cannot, and we cannot keep accepting the blatant misuse, or evasiveness of the PM as it relates to the protocol which is written in the constitution!! Mr. PM knows what is the protocol, he knows, and if he doesn’t his PS, or some other minister or senior staff knows.

    I ain’t a UWPite, I kinda closer to the Labour side, but we need to respect the laws by which we are governed!! Mr. Carrett is a good man, d man has been there for ages! But still, his election has to be do on valid ground!!

    What does His Excellency-The President of Dominica, has to say about that?

    • WIKILEAKS
      March 14, 2011

      What do you have to say about that…Take a position

    • way way papa
      March 14, 2011

      you wont fool us with your close to skerro and labour story.

      sheep in Wolff clothing.

      no games. we no how labourites speak.

      we ion that long enough.

    • Anonymous
      March 15, 2011

      August, you are one of the few who see the Constitution as the guide, the supreme law of the land. Good for you young man! We need you to continue to stay focus on events on your island.

  28. Jokes
    March 14, 2011

    Spags didnt get his degree in Civics. He got it in Lyrics. :mrgreen:

  29. MAESTRO
    March 14, 2011

    Greetings to all, no politics please. The choice for appointment to the office of Chief of Police is that of the PM , ONLY THE PM, but after consulting the Opposition Leader and Police Service Commission. The big word here is consultation, after discussiing, after informing, after making them aware of his, THE PM’s choice for that office. The two other parties CANNOT dictate a change of choice, cannot say that Carette cannot be appointed, they can, however, present another possibility, another candidate for the PM’s consideration, BUT the FINAL decision is that of the PM and the Presidents role is to make the appointment official by appointed the PM’s choice. Caling Mr John to discuss the PM’s CHOICE is consultation. The PM himself calling Mr John who had a prior engaement that could not be pushed back for one half hour, was also consultation especially when he was told what the meeting was about and there is a deadline to finalise the appointment for the smooth running of such an important institution. During the PM and Mr John’s telephone discussion the PM FEELING FRUSTRATED BY MR jOHN’S JUVEMILE BEHAVIOR TOLD HIM THAT HE HAD NO TIME FOR HIS CHILDISHNESS. There had to be some reason for the PM to refer to Mr John as being a child, thus, the PM HAVING CONSULTED MR JOHN VIA TELEPHONE WENT ON TO ADVICE THE PRESIDENT TO APPOINT MR. CARETTE. The Constitution DID not say that Mr John must be consulted in person, neither does it say the members of the Police Service Commission must be consulted in person, neither does all its members need be consulted. Mr. Hector John, if he intends to be taken seriously MUST learn as few things and one of those is that the world does not revolve aroubnd him and his political dreams. On another note, WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU WISH TO BE CONSUOTED FOR ANY DECISION BY AN INDIVIDUAL YOU , YOUR PARTY AND SUPPORTERS REGARD AS ILLEGAL, EVEN IF YOU HAD AGREED WITH THE MANNER THAT YOU WERE CONSULTED WOULD’NT YOUR PARTICIPATION STILL MAKE THE APPOINTMENT NULL AND VOID. REMEMBER YOU CLAIM THAT THE PM IS ILLEGAL SO PLEASE EXPLAIN IS HE LEGAL FOR THIS APPOINTMENT ONLY?? YOU ARE REALLY CONFUSED BOSS. REALLY GROW UP MR JOHN.

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2011

      Hahahaha you are such an a*&hoooolllleee.”Mr. Hector John, if he intends to be taken seriously MUST learn…………. that the world does not revolve aroubnd him and his political dreams” did you really intend to address Mr. John with this statement? The rest of you spiltch is not even worth commenting on but you can continue one day soon we will all see the result of this unfettered disrespect for law and order that you are advocating.

    • HAVE MERCY ON HIM
      March 14, 2011

      AMEN

      • Amazed
        March 14, 2011

        did u see that he himself can’t even form a proper sentense?

        • MAESTRO
          March 16, 2011

          I WAS NOT AWARE THAT I WAS DOING CXC ENGLISH AGAIN BUT THATS COOL. YOUR COMMENTS REALLY HELPED THE DISCUSSION AND DID YOU GUYS CHECKED YOUR OWN SPELLING???? THANKS FOR THE INSULTS IT REALLY COST ME A NIGHT’ S SLEEP! tHATS HOW MORE MATURE YOUR GUYS ARE. PEACE

  30. WIKILEAKS
    March 14, 2011

    “I was asked by the Cabinet Secretary (Felix Gregoire) to have a meeting with the Prime Minister last week Thursday at 10:00 a.m. I told him that I would not be able to make it because I had prior engagement on that said day at that same time. I told him that I could make it on Friday or Monday for sure. I told him that I would call him back and when I did he told me that he would be writing me a letter on the matter. I got the letter from Mr. Gregoire asking me to attend a meeting with the Prime Minister on the same day and time that I told him I would not be able to make it. I saw it as a very disrespectful letter coming from Mr. Gregoire because I told him that the time and day would not be good for me,” John explained.

    John said he the received a telephone call from the Prime Minister Skerrit about the matter.

    “He told me that we needed to meet because he wanted to appoint the new commissioner. I told him I will do my best to make it for Friday. I also asked the PM if the information on the proposed appointee could be made available to me before the meeting and he declined. He told me that I was childish and immature and that he never had that kind of behavior from past Opposition leaders. He then told me that he would make his decision.” he stated.

    SOUNDS Like a KIDS writing….I told him, he told me, I said, He said

    Boy oh Boy, no wonder why the UWP can’t go far….so immature

    Why do we get a feelng that the PM and the process tried many times to consult Sprags and he played political football with the process. I also think, that the PM couldn’t tale his games no more and had to make a decision and appointed the man, Police Chief.

    SHAME ON SPRAGS

    • MAESTRO
      March 14, 2011

      i COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER BUT I MUST ASK SPAGGS AND HIS PARTY AND SUPPORTERS WHO CLAIM THAT THE PRESENT PM IS ILLEGAL; EVEN IF HE WAS CONSULTED IN A MANNER THAT HE WAS COMFORTABLE WITH, WOULD’NT HIS PARTICIPATION STILL RENDER THE APPOINTMENT NULL AND VOID, SEEING THAT IT IS BEING DONE BY AN “ILLEGAL PRIME MINISTER?” WHY WOULD HECTOR JOHN WISH TO SIT AND DISCUSS ANYTHING WITH A MAN HE CONSIDERS AND BELIEVES TO BE SITTIGN IN THE PM OFFICE ILLEGALLY UNLESS THE PM CAN BE LEGAL FOR CERTAIN APPOINTMENTS OR THE UWP CASE BEFORE THE COURTS IS ONLY POLITICS. WHAT WAS SO URGENT THAT COULD NOT HAVE EBEN PUSHED BACK FOR HALF AN HOUR MR JOHN TO PERFORM YOUR SUTY AS STIPULATED UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF DOMINICA, FOR WHICH YOU ARE PAID. WHAT WAS THAT APPOINTMENT, YOUR DUTY TO THE STATE COMES FIRST EVERYTHING ELSE HAVE TO WAIT. SO SAYS THE CONSTITION AND TAX PAYERS WHO PAY YOUR SALARY. PEACE

      • weh weh weh
        March 14, 2011

        spraggs JOHN cant understand what the word consult means. he wanted the PM to tell him so he could ask LENNOX AND EDISON what to say an what to do. :mrgreen:

  31. G's up
    March 14, 2011

    Personally feel that Hector John should have NO reason to miss an appointment, especially during work hours on a weekday. if he was given sufficient time notice (at least 3 days) then he is at fault cuz everything else should wait (unless its a medical emergency which i doubt it was).

    But even then, if the guy said ever and ever again he cant make it, whats the big rush? I mean this whole thing is fishy, way not have this meeting 6 months ago when you realized you needed a new police chief? If you can wait 6 months then another day or two wont be that much…. either way John’s would have hold no bearing on the matter cuz it seemed it was already set in Skerro’s mind.

    • can be done
      March 14, 2011

      well it boils down to the same desrespedt that we have for the office of the PM; if the PM asked you to be at a meeting, you should make it possible to be at that meeting at that time; it is not when you can make it; what about the others whom he has informed and they would be there; so you are saying to put out a meeting of such interest especially for you; what about if others could not make it on the friday, well it does not go lilke that; BLAME YOURSELF SPRAGS, SPAGS whatever it is.
      You have failed to attend the meet with the PM when he ask you to so your personal business was more important that that of the country so take what you get!

    • boots on the ground
      March 14, 2011

      G’s up i totally agre with you .Matters to do with the STATE and you still dere PLAYING POLITICS.Man SKERRO just keep telling DEM FELLAS dere f..k dem,it already doh have opposition.

    • August
      March 15, 2011

      I do not understand G’s Up!! you are speaking to the two sides of the coin in 1 statement.

      who says that Mr. John had to put everything on a side because Mr. Skerrit’s personal secretary called him for a meeting? i am aware that Mr. Skerrit is the head of the state, i respect him! but, if Mr. John was contacted and he informed Mr. Skerrit personal secretary that the specific day in question was not suitable for him, why couldn’t they negotiate with him? Maybe even explain to him how urgent the matter is? or demand that he be present? the impression I get is that this was not done.

      on the other hand G’s Up, I believe that Mr. John, keeps on getting in situations and going straight to the press…what do you think? is he still paying that political games? is that a campaign strategy?

      Mr. John, did you write to Mr. Skerrit’s office expressing your disapproval..or your party’s disapproval re how the selection of the new Police Chief was done? maybe of course, you went straight to the Press!!

      we need to stop that Tom and Jerry game, these attitudes take us no place! you all as ministers, as leaders, as role models, as directors need to act more professional.

      and DNO, for God’s sake, please put a spell check programme on your site!

      • G's up
        March 15, 2011

        lmao, yes i noticed i miss spelt alot of words in my comment, but i was trying to look at it from both sides. An elected official paid by the state shouldn’t have reasons to miss important state meetings. it’s that same lazy, don’t care attitude that is rampant in the government service were people think the world has to wait on them- and thats a core reason why the country cant go forward. And before people start saying things and labeling me, i aint no labourite or workers.

  32. observing
    March 14, 2011

    Hector you doh tired make yourself a pappy show??? Well go ahead and not recognize the chief of police….what kind of foolish statement is that…….sot all u sot!!!! stupes!!!

    • Interesting
      March 14, 2011

      Does Spags know what consultation means, it means to consult not to make a decision. Can he say no to the appointment, so whats the point. Man grow up , Did Edison and Rosie agree on appointments ? no but Edison still appointed who he want, just nonsense.

    • No name
      March 14, 2011

      dat dem stupid supporters self love…Look a stupid party

  33. kingshill massive
    March 14, 2011

    LOL

  34. mouth of the south
    March 14, 2011

    spin it as u all may but proper protocol by law was not followed and this makes the decision wrong,,,, none of us knows what spags had to do but he should have been consulted,,,, he was asked for a day but he had prior engagements,,,, u mean a letter was later sent asking him to appear on that same day,,,, nonsense!!!! mr skerrit acts n operates like a dictator and u all know it,,,,

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2011

      Wap,take it like a man.It doh have OPPOSITION.P.M tell them fellas you doh have time to waste and play childish games,we have a country to DEVELOP.its like they do not even exist boy.

    • HA....HA....HA....
      March 14, 2011

      HAT IS PROPER PROTOCOL? PLAYING GAMES WITH HECTOR?

      IT IS AFTER CONSULTATION……

      BY HIS OWN WORDS THE PRIME MINISTER CALLED HIM. THE CABINET SECRETARY SPOKE TO HIM…….HE SAID THE PM TOLD HIM HE IS GOING TO APPOINT THE COMMISSIONER……

      I MEAN HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE ALL THIS CALLING AND TALKING?

      IS NOT THAT THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION CAN TELL THE PM HE DON’T WANT THIS GUY AND THEREFOR IS THIS GUY I WANT. ALL THE PM HAS TO DO IS INFORM THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AND THE POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION OF WHO THE CANDIDATE IS. LIKE IT OR NOT IF THE PM SAYS THIS INDIVIDUAL IS HIS CHOICE….BY VIRTUE OF THE POWER VESTED IN THE PM UNDER THE CONSTITUTION HE CAN GO AHEAD AND APPOINT. SO WHATS THE BIG DEAL.

  35. Piper
    March 14, 2011

    Spags, I have to imagine whatever you had to do was extremely important for you not to have rescheduled your time to meet with the PM. It all comes down to priorities. If being consulted on the matter was that important to you, you would have made time to meet with the PM and postpone your other engagement for a few hours. Obviously the other commitment was more important. That does not mean that matters of state should be put on hold to suit your schedule.

    I will give you 65% of the blame and the PM 35% for not giving you more notice. But this is politics, so you are both playing games.

    • LETS LAUGH HIM..HAHAHAHAHA
      March 14, 2011

      THE QUESTION IS ………….WHAT IS IT THAT THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION LEADER HAD TO DO WHICH NECESSITATES HIM GIVING PRIORITY TO RATHER THAN THE STATE BUSINESS?

      IS IT A QUESTION OF HE ABANDON HIS RESPONSIBILITY AS LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION?

      WHAT COULD BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE PUBLICS BUSINESS HECTOR SPRAGGS JOHN?

  36. Jokes
    March 14, 2011

    Ha ha ha. For all of you that fussing over this. Here is the strategy.

    1. Spags receives call:, while listening: “Um, think fast Spags. Boy I wonder what dat meeting about boy. Boy I can get some points”.

    2. Spags waiting to respond, thinking fast. “Buy some time, a few days. Call my pal in de ministry, and find out”. Call Eddo. “Ay ay, Eddo boy, guess who call me today? What to do nuh?. I tell dem to reschedule for Friday or Monday. Boy I on dat fast. I dun call my source in de ministry. She will get back to me.”

    3. Parl Secretary, thinking fast: “Hmm, boy dat a*** fink he fast eh. But hehehe, I going to hold him. He going to say no and try to stall. Sotte. lol. And he just did. He said he couldn’t make it. Boy Skerro go laugh. hehehe”

    • hj
      March 14, 2011

      what a laugh

    • BOSS
      March 14, 2011

      lolololol yah 4 true but john is an A** cause them boi dont go meeting or gor to parliament so skerro do right

  37. Observer
    March 14, 2011

    While I would have like to know the prior obligations of Mr. John, the PM needs to follow the law of the land. Whether you like the PM or not, he is one of the people I expect to uphold the Law of the land the most. Don’t know why the PM can break Law an his supporters just don’t have any guts to say tell him he is not above the Law. I don’t care about Mr. John, but I am concerned that the PM just violating protocol and Law and expect ordinary citizens to obey. No wonder he did not resign when he had dual citizenship and still ran for PM. He should have stepped down. I would have more respect for him. Up hold the Law of Dominica Mr. PM- every part of it!

    • LETS LAUGH HIM..HAHAHAHAHA
      March 14, 2011

      WHAT LAW/S DID THE PRIME MINISTER BROKE IGNORAMUS?

      JUST MAKING BLANKET STATEMENTS LIKE HECTOR.

      TELL US WHAT LAW HE BROKE FOOL.

      • Mary
        March 15, 2011

        By stealing in the bin bobol share to give you!

  38. Mango Sweet
    March 14, 2011

    So, what is Mr Sprags saying, that should Mr Carette stil be Commissioner when the UWP gets back in power (????), they would revoke Mr Carette’s appointment immediately?

    • ESPWA MAL PAPIEA
      March 14, 2011

      I AM NOW 17 YEARS OLD….AND BY THE TIME THE U.W.P COMES INTO OFFICE MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRAND CHILD WILL BE THE COMISSIONER OF POLICE.

      SO YOU AND I WONT LIVE TO SEE THAT.

      I I HOPING TO LIVE 130 YEARS.

      • facha
        March 14, 2011

        GO TO YOUR CRIB< YOU ARE TOO YOUNG AND TOO BLIND TO SEE. STOP LISTENING TO MAMA POLITICS.

        NOUS SAE FEMALE PAPIEA

  39. DA
    March 14, 2011

    dominica is only going backward not forward. while u all are fighting with each other the goverment is fulling there pocket. they only care about there family and not the people.

    • STUUUUUUUUUUPES
      March 14, 2011

      YOU TOO FOOLISH. IGNORAMUS

      • Brain Damage
        March 15, 2011

        STUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPPID, the cap fits?

  40. Anti-hate
    March 14, 2011

    By John’s own admission, several attempts were made by the gov’t to meet with him. After a personal call to attempt to discuss the issue like two grown men, Skerrit got tired of the childish games and went ahead with the appointment.

    If Hector John is drawing a salary as the Leader of the Opposition, shouldn’t such an important meeting be his priority?

    John’s words to Gregoire: “I told him that I could make it on Friday or Monday for sure”

    John’s words to Skerrit: “I told him I will do my best to make it for Friday”

    So after happening to having a meeting more important than his PAID JOB as opposition leader on the same date and time, he couldn’t even provide a certain date when he would be willing to meet, and Skerrit was just supposed to go along with just unprofessional behaviour?

    • Neutral
      March 14, 2011

      Should not an appointment of such importance be given the necessary time and procedure in accordance with the constitution?

      • Anti-hate
        March 14, 2011

        Put on your thinking cap…Hector was playing games. Running a country is not a game. Was the PM supposed to sit in his office all day on Friday because Hector said he would ‘do his best’ to come?

        Are you a Dominican? Because if you are u would know that in Dominica when someone says ” I will do my best” to come, it means ” I doubt i’m coming but you never know i might pass”

        You have either been away for too long, or you are completely clueless, or fully aware of what Hector was doing but you’re pretending to be stupid.

        • mouth of the south
          March 14, 2011

          mr anti-hate only one spin dr i know n this is the senior counsel,,, but u have seemingly taken on that role,,,, at the end of the day the constitution stands n u know it,,, mr john was supposed to be consulted,,,, so what was the rush that the p.m had to appoint mr carrette so fast,,, mr carrette could have spent the whole year acting n we would not care if there is a commissioner,,,, any way the pot is brewing just hope u get a full plate,,, ooppss i mean a fool plate b4 it done :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  41. Sisco
    March 14, 2011

    Well Mr.Carette,use all the criticism to make you a stronger man.I am one of those Dominicans who believe that there’s room for improvement.Weigh all what people are saying about you and think of how you went wrong and be a better person.Exercise good judgement and be the best you can be.God bless you Mr.Carette and God bless our country.Let us all hope for better and move forward.I honestly thought Mr.Spaggz had something better to say.Mr.Spaggz,there is no more room for negativity and chaos in this place,exercise good judgement before you talk,we are all listening king.

  42. dominican
    March 14, 2011

    I’m hoping to invest in dominica soon while working in china. and i hope the govt. don’t involve sprags cause he is an enemy to progress and by the way i want to be the ambassador to china. like it or hate it sprags you can’t stop it.let the man take care of the security of the country. jump hi jump low you soon will go with the flow.

    • I want ambassordorship too!!
      March 14, 2011

      Well sah, is so nah? I want to be the ambassador to China too. Ay ay, is so we come. alas tings are rough.

      • mouth of the south
        March 14, 2011

        well i want to be the ambassador of women affairs too,,,

      • Brain Damage
        March 15, 2011

        Me too uncle. I want to be the ambassador to China. Like or don’t like it Sprags!

  43. booo
    March 14, 2011

    Hobbes is a better comm.of police

  44. booo
    March 14, 2011

    Mr.Hobbes JnoBaptiste the present deputy is much more educated that the now comm. of Police. Why not make him the comm. of police but all we do is play politics in this country puttin square peggs in round holes. We must change our motto on the coat of arms” FORWARD NEVER BACKWARD EVER”

    • DEE-DEE
      March 14, 2011

      Did Hobbes sing for snacks? That is the question.

    • STUUUUUUUUUUPES
      March 14, 2011

      I REBUKE YOU SATAN IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

  45. Wow who let the dogs out?
    March 14, 2011

    Are you implying that in his role that he should be sitting by waiting for anytime the PM calls?. How do you determine that his previous engagement was not important or less important. What would it have taken to reschedule a meeting for a decision that had already waited six months for another day?

    • well well
      March 14, 2011

      Who the hell is Spags,??? what was so important he could not attend the meeting.. stop crying for heavens sake. Ther are more important things going on in this world we live in than listening to your belowing.

      • Wow who let the dogs out?
        March 14, 2011

        You are so right…there is so much more important things going on in this world than your biased opionion.

        And by the way. WHo the hell are you!!!!

        • well well
          March 14, 2011

          Who am I? Someone who don’t give a rats behind about politics. The world is going to hell, go pray..Don’t remove your anger on anyone dear.. and I cannot vote..

        • No name
          March 14, 2011

          you cannot vote and u talkin sooo???

  46. cruzian
    March 14, 2011

    I was in Dominica for Carnival. I must say the police did a very good job keeping peace in the country. Mr. Carrette and his Team Thanks. You deserve to be the Police Chief. Keep Law and order in the country. UWP team is trouble.

  47. Anonymous
    March 14, 2011

    Mr. John had no intension of meeting with the PM. This whole thing is a strategic move to make the Govt look bad. He is on radio talking about constitution. hmmmm. Consulting with him does not mean he have to be the decider neither does it mean he has a say in the final decision. Even though he did not agree with the selection, the pm has the right to inform the president to appoint the gentleman.

  48. Cal Cheval
    March 14, 2011

    Carrette well sang yes but still we are plagued with injustice, unconstitutional appointments, more crime, more lawlessness, higher port charges, low govt officers salary and many other things.

    • STUUUUUUUUUUPES
      March 14, 2011

      YOU ARE NO LESS THAN A DEVIL. BUT THERE IS NO WAY SATAN WILL PREVAIL OVER GOOD.

      THE OPPOSITION IS LIKE BARABBAS WHILE THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING THE WORK OF JESUS.

      DO YOUR THING BROTHER SKERRIT….YOU WERE SENT BY THE SPIRIT.

  49. Patriotic Citizen
    March 14, 2011

    After reading the article I can definitely agree with the Opposition Leader that with PROTOCOL he should have been included in the decision-making process, i.e. it is Constitutional… But it seems like he was irresponsible in regards to becoming more available to meet with the Prime Minister. He was informed as to the nature of the meeting and should have made a follow up at the convenience of the parties meeting. I believe some of the politicans are becoming so PARTY AFFILIATED instead of staying focused on their purpose of office tha they become emotionally instable whilst executing responsibilities.

    • HELLO
      March 14, 2011

      WHAT IS PROTOCOL FOOL

      WAITING FOR THAT MAJEE FROM BARWII TO COME AT A TIME HE DICTATES?

      GET A LIFE SATAN.

    • Alas....what did we do to deserve Carrette?
      March 14, 2011

      ha ha @ MAJEE FROM BARWII al lu not E Z, but at the sam etie, I dont fancy Carrete eh! Mr does sound too uneducated boss!

  50. kamla
    March 14, 2011

    Mr Carrette has been acting as Chief of Police for the past six months, obviously it was either him or someone better qualified. He was chosen. What’s the problem??? You people boycotting everything, house of assembly, independence celebrations, why would you be interested in the decision regarding a Chief of Police I wonder. Could it be you had your own chief in mind???

  51. Not good enough
    March 14, 2011

    Hmmm, what could have been so important?

    Give you the name so you can create a scandal on the radio before you sit to discuss the matter? lol

    Time to grow up Spragz, not good enough. You sound unprofessional and childish.

    • hmm
      March 14, 2011

      I agree a boy in a man’s job,now we have the real boy playing with toys.
      Edo’s words coming to pass.
      Maybe thats why they made him leader of the opposition,to show up the boy with his toys.lol

  52. No trouble intended
    March 14, 2011

    Once again, we are caught up in the petty politics of blue and green and not paying attention to what really is important. The question here is whether the person that was appointed Police Commissioner is the best person for the job. Is this the most qualified person for the job? Will he implement programs that will cause crime statistics to improve? Has he been interviewed by both sides to understand those improvement programs? Have those programs been made public?

    Mr. Carrette has been acting for a while. Has crime statistics improved during that period?

    Instead of making everything about UWP and Skerritt, Dominicans should be concerned about the service they are getting, or not getting from the people in certain positions.

  53. Observer
    March 14, 2011

    Didn’t I hear the UWP and its “Cabal” refer to the Prime Minister as an illegal Prime Minister and that they would not co-operate since Roosevelt Skerrit is in the position illegally. In fact they have gone as far as to say that they will only refer to him as Roosevelt Skerrit from Veille case and not Prime Minister Skerrit. Meaning everything he does as Prime Minister is illegal. That is the sum total of the UWP’s position about the leader of government today. Why therefore should Spaggs John complain about not being part of a decision that was taken by an “illegal Prime Minister”? Is Spaggs and his party serious? They do not want to be part of the process because they claim Dominica has an illegal government – Prime Minister more particularly. Yet they complain at every turn for being left out when key decisions are made

    • DVT
      March 14, 2011

      I do not understand these guys. Hector John is doing like the Prime Minister is sitting in his office waiting for him at his convenience. How is the letter from the Cabinet Secretary disrespectful? This man with his tendency to mislead and misrepresent the fact will do anything to solicit sympathy for the UWP. If you all have a problem with the appointment go to court. That is all you hobby anyway so take it to the court.

    • Pascal Supporter
      March 14, 2011

      Spags wanted time to consult with Eddison and Ron. That is all there is to it. He could not act on his own.

      On an un related note. Mr. Skerrit and the Labour Party should take absolutely no notice of Lennox Linton’s expressed intention to review or bring to an end his Saturday afternoon “lamentation” between you and me. He is playing dead to see what funeral he will get. I am sure he will soon return with the big announcement that based on the people’s cry he has reconsidered and will stay on to intensify the pressure all on his own amidst a dead silence or rather loudly speaking populace. On the other hand he may be restrategising to promote democracy and transparency with his new friend Dr. Fontaine or he has been offeresd a job overseas.

      In this political business, all eyes and ears have to be on the ground. Keep watching as there is no time to jump and shout. But keep the prayers going unabated

      • Nina
        March 14, 2011

        STOP minding Lennox business, you are too fast!!! What are you jealous or something? You need to beg Lennox to stay on air,so you can learn to pronounce some English words, and use your head and not your emotional heart to write crap on DNO. Stop speculating on Lennox’s next move. Mind your beeswax.

        • hj
          March 14, 2011

          you bring shame on dominicans with comments like yours

        • LENNOX TRICKS CAN'T WORK
          March 14, 2011

          WHO WILL JEALOUS OF THAT?

          LENNOX SLEEPS WITH THE PM ON HIS MIND

          HE EATS THE P ON HIS MIND

          HE DRIVES WITH THE PM ON HIS MIND

          HE SH*&S WITH SKERRIT ON HIS MIND

          SO WHO JEALOUS WHO?

          LENNOX IS A NONE ENTITY IN DOMINICA.

          18-3 IS HIS BUSINESS.

          SO TELL HIM CHECK US STILL.

      • yow yow
        March 14, 2011

        Lennox is not energizer batteries. He losing listenership since Skerrit say while they walking and talking we working. The people are getting off their couches to see what is happening.

      • LENNOX TRICKS
        March 14, 2011

        YOU ARE SO RIGHT.

        BUT WE READ HIM LONG TIME.

        WHEN HE COMES BACK HE WILL GIVE THE LABOUR PARTY ANOTHER TWO SEATS.

        WE DON’T WANT MARIGOT.

        LENNOX IS NO THREATS TO WE THE PEOPLE OF DOMINICA.

        OUR HEAD IS ON AND WE NO WHAT WE WANT.

        SO HE CAN SAY HE GOING TO CUT OFF HIS PROGRAM NAMED “BETWEEN YOU AND HIM” IT MATTERS NOT TO US.

        HE AND SATAN IS NO DIFFERENT.

        BUT OUR PRAYERS WE PUTTING ON HIM HAVE HIM BARZOODY.

  54. My Family
    March 14, 2011

    Who needs recognition from hector john. Mr. Cyrille Carrette has been appointed Chief of Police, chapter end book close.

  55. So sad
    March 14, 2011

    Let us put politics on a side for a moment and think of this. Too many questionable decisions by our PM. The arrogance is disgusting and I think that it is time that we Dominicans see the bigger picture here.

    The outside world is looking at us and we do not want to come across like a dictatorship. Be aware that such types of governemnts are falling because people are no longe tolerant of these kind of behaviors from their leaders.

    I think if we love Dominica and we love our PM we need to inform hi that he needs to look at the way he does things. He is commincg across as a dictator. There must be transparency in government because the people who elect a government expects that.

    • Anti-hate
      March 14, 2011

      Did you even read the article? Not saying Skerrit hasn’t done questionable things, but this isn’t one of them. They tried to get John into a meeting and he was playing around, obstructing and boycotting as usual.

      Why should the PM play Hector John’s little boy games?

  56. Devoted Dominican.
    March 14, 2011

    JOHN YOU ARE A PUPPET MASTER. AND THE REST OF YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE PUPPETEERS. THE PM DOES NOT HAVE TO CONSULT WITH YOU OR ANYONE LIKE YOU. FOR ALL YOU AND YOUR PUPPETS WOULD HAVE DONE IS TO OBSTRUCT PROGRESS AS USUAL. HE CONSULTED THE ONES WHO NEEDED TO BE CONSULTED AND THAT IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY. SO WHY DON’T YOU GET YOURSELF A BABY NIPPLE AND SUCK ON IT.

    • PINTA
      March 14, 2011

      Is the PM a dictator? I think NOT. THEN the PM must consult with who he has to. We are stil a democracy.

      • LENNOX TRICKS CAN'T WORK
        March 14, 2011

        LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH.

        NO WANDER YOU SUPPORTING SPRAGGS JOHN.

        BOTH OF YOU ARE STRANGERS TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

  57. cautious
    March 14, 2011

    its so sad to see the opposition leader behaving like a child,a date was given to you to help the pm make the decision and you refused…i mean what could have been so important that you couldnt have posponed for a few hours? so now a decision is made and u were not informed in the right way ,thats bad and a mistake made by the pm but come on ..you were given your oportunity to be part of ..and you refused,stop this chldishness i would have thought you to be better than eddison james..but i see all uwp leaders are clue less…sad :( :(

    • Nac Vibes
      March 14, 2011

      I simply do not know why Dominica has a constitution when I read stuff you people write.
      You people have evidence from around the world of how corrupt governments work and how in the end is always the poor that suffer but you still go down the road of supporting this none sense in the name of the next level.
      Do you peolpe beleive that all the money we getting from who know who is all for free?
      The country has a constitution, the law that governs us all and if some are allowed to break it when it suits them what is the point, we might as well make skerritt ruler for life and his sons when he has them can take over when he passes away.
      Why have laws?
      when a government insist in breaking the law with the consent of the people then they will do what they want.
      But one thing is guaranteed they never stay in power for iver no matter how long it takes.

      • ah ha
        March 15, 2011

        I think you need to get a copy of the constitution and read it…. and a dictionary/ thesaurus as well!

  58. hj
    March 14, 2011

    The UWP team has made themselves such a laughing stock that the people no longer have respect for them. (though it may be wrong). the fact of the matter is that you were consulted. I am a laborite and i do not agree with everything that is happening in the country, but you guys are making it impossible to work with you. If you were so concerned about Dominica and its welfare don’t you think you people would stop your nonsense you call the people’s parliament? You are creating a bunch of trouble makers in Dominica. accept the fact that you were beaten at the polls and move on. Behave yourselves. Prove to Dominicans that you are the government for the day. with your endless nonsense people like me and others who are disappointed with certain decisions the government makes would rather not vote in the next election than to vote for a bunch of jokers like you all. I am so disappointed in Ron Green. Never thought he would allow himself to stoop so low for power. Work with the government instead of fighting every decision they make.

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2011

      Wow well said

    • Nac Vibes
      March 14, 2011

      So how do they do that?
      I know, agree with what you guys say and in your eyes they will be doing a good job.

    • yow yow
      March 14, 2011

      say it again. create a job, plant a dasheen or lettuce for liat to bring barbados

  59. Freaky licky
    March 14, 2011

    Stop pressing every damn thing the Government does….you people act like kids who complain all the time about any and every silly thing that happens …very sad…..say something positive about whats going on in the world instead. Don’t u feel conserned ?????

  60. Oh my my my
    March 14, 2011

    UWP ALWAYS EXTRA.I DONT TASTE TO LIVE IN DOMINICA AGAIN.

  61. Imagine That!
    March 14, 2011

    The fact remains that he should have been consulted. What President? since when does Liverpool oppose anything presented by Skerrit? Personally I see no reason for wasting tax payers money on this figure head, he is irrelevant and a complete waste of time. It is ok to say to the PM that he must temper his arrogance, he is not mightier than Dominica and it’s constitution. Even though at the end of the day Mr Carrette would have been appointed, protocol must be established and the PM seem to be running things as if it the country is his personal estate. He makes decisions for an entire nation all by himself and then informs cabinet and the nation. This is completely wrong period!

  62. Sensible
    March 14, 2011

    I think Mr. John’s argument is warranted. However I also believe he should have made himself available for such an important meeting.

    • Oh my my my
      March 14, 2011

      I AGREE WITH YOUR SECOND COMMENT.

    • Dominican for sure
      March 14, 2011

      Agree with the second comment as well

    • Nac Vibes
      March 14, 2011

      And don’t you think it would have been reasonable for the government to have given sufficient time to have a meeting regarding this important constitutional decision?
      They knew exactly what they were doing by how they did it. All to further discredit the opposition and sensible people like you fall hook line and sinker, comming here and sitting on the fence or making stupid comments. open your eyes, they new for months they intended to promote this guy so they could have (like adults) set a meeting that conveniet for both parties, but no, why do that we can kill two birds with one stone 1) appoint who we want, 2) discredit the opposition to tighten our grip on the country.One day sensible people like you will wake.

      • qwerty
        March 14, 2011

        Nac Vibes. I would shake your big toe. At least u make sense out of nonsense.

        • Sensible
          March 14, 2011

          nac vibes is a retarded. Regardless of short notice if you take your the title of opposition leader seriously you should be at the meeting unless there is a life and death emergency.

      • Wow who let the dogs out?
        March 14, 2011

        Let who have eyes to see… and those have the wisdom to understand. Right on target.

        • concern child
          March 14, 2011

          If the primary concern of Mr. John is opposition leader, paid by the government(he is getting paid right?) he should make himself available to the concerns of the country. and should have made every effort to go.

  63. Food for thought
    March 14, 2011

    Mr. John
    You want to be recognized as Leader of the opposition please attend the house.

  64. Dominican for sure
    March 14, 2011

    Spragz…plz?? Really now!!!…I mean yes if the PM didnot consult with you it is wrong, but with or without your consultation or recognition the Process must continue, the appointment, which was made by the President of Dominica, after being advised by the PM has taken place. If the President had a problem with it, i dont think the appointment would have gone through. So whether you agree or not, consulted or not, recognize or not, the man is the Police Chief. People like yourself, cant stop progress.

    • Hugo Grotius
      March 14, 2011

      U talking like the president has a mind of his own, stupes :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • IGNORAMUS
        March 14, 2011

        STUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPES. YOU SO FOOLISH

    • creative
      March 14, 2011

      But whether you want to admit it or not, the constitution of Dominica was violated, and that is what is wrong. We, ( the common man on the street, the people in high offices, the government) continue to disregard the law of the land.

      • NOT AT ALL
        March 14, 2011

        SAYS WHO? STUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPES

      • ah ha
        March 15, 2011

        Please define consult… maybe then you would understand that nothing has been violated!

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