UWP will not recognize president elect

Opposition Leader Hector John
Opposition Leader Hector John

The United Workers Party (UWP) has made it clear that it will not recognize Charles Savarin as the elected head of state of Dominica and will boycott all functions officiated by him.

The UWP gathered at the Bay Front on Monday evening to make its voice known on the matter and opposition leader, Hector John, declared Savarin as ‘Skerrit’s president.’

“Who want Charlo as President,” he said. “He is only Skerrit’s president not the president of Dominica. It is important that we understand what we have at hand, it is important that we deal with it as responsible citizens.”

He pointed out that he will not attend any function which Savarin attends. “I will not attend any function where he is present,” John told supporters.

John stated that the election of Savarin was not within the bounds of the Constitution. “They disrespected the Constitution, I have to make that clear,” he stated. “Charles Savarin of 1979 …..  this is serious I want us to be sober about it and absorb what is happening to our country.”

Concerning the qualities of a president, John said, “The President of Dominica should be somebody bringing the country together, somebody respecting the Constitution, somebody of high integrity, some body of love, compassion and good character.”

Savarin was elected president of Dominica in parliament on Monday. The vote was unanimous in terms of government’s members present but was boycotted by opposition MPs who stayed away from the house.

Savarin is expected to be inaugurated on Wednesday.

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222 Comments

  1. angel
    October 5, 2013

    Anyone who pushes for an oil refinery (As Mr Savarin did – while minister for tourism…!) is not a friend of Dominica.

  2. My opion
    October 2, 2013

    October 1, 2013 Your comment is awaiting moderation

    One must understand that this entire event was thought of and planned carefully by advisers to the Government.
    1.Boydnight for President, The opposition will not agree.
    2.Then the second nominee, Opposition thought otherwise.
    3.Now the third pick by the Government, opposition does not agree.
    One must understand how the human mind operates in small island states, many people will not understand a country with a population of 70 thousand people and 60% may have voted for the ruling party and 24% the current opposition. If you do the math and understand. Can the 25% of the population enter the house of assembly and voice their concerns? There must be an opposition party to speak for the 25% of Dominicans who have a concern as to what goes on in the country. But again we must place the blame on the education system for not teaching the basic constitutional rights of every citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Why don’t the so called persons of good repute advocate the subject to the ones who govern, Oh I forget the wealthy ones can all ways have their kids go to universities and learn the American constitution and trample on their own in Dominica. The DLP knows that they will may loose the next general election by a small margin, by installing this new president who is an advocate of the DLP. Remember the statement no constitution can stop me as a candidate to the polls. It’s from this time on Dominicans should have understand there was more to come. With the previous president’s it was not as open as to which party they were affiliated to. This current President one does not have to be educated to know his political affiliation.

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  3. me
    October 2, 2013

    These workers are crazy. Despite political opinions etc you can’t start disrespecting the official offices of our country. That’s why rational thinking people like me will not support them. Even though I know labour is not perfect, it is ten times better than the alternatives.

  4. kingman
    October 2, 2013

    That is how the PATRIOTS behave, boycott parliament, disrespect all positions of authority in the land, don’t participate in independence activities, remove the ointment from the anointment of the men of God having pastor RODNEY afraid to challenge him.
    well those patriots will only influence their children

  5. God's Child
    October 2, 2013

    You got to be kidding me.

    The opposition (UWP) have no respect for the country or themselves.

  6. MERCY
    October 2, 2013

    hector john please show your self as a leader and stop being a follwer. you are more educated than you political leader you a just tooo lazy as we all no. Bro get real.

  7. puppet
    October 1, 2013

    When I think of Dominica/Dominicans I think of Jim Jones in Georgetown Guyana. What all you drink nuh!! All you have a man just doing what he wants in the blasted country!!! Rise up and demand fairness in the place!!

  8. Yoland Jno Jules
    October 1, 2013

    Hector what you say have nothing to do with the price of fish, you can call him Skerrit’s president but you and the bunch idiots in the UWP not enough and cannot stop that so back off bunch of loosers.

  9. me
    October 1, 2013

    you all are worst the the republicans rejecting every decision. Edison was just boycotting and it did not do him any good. Lenox is a leader selected and his even worst.

  10. bootilicious
    October 1, 2013

    Support that move 500% savarin is just totally evil,
    his history is there to show

  11. Neg
    October 1, 2013

    I think we should attend all function, but when it’s time to stand we seat, stand at ease we stand how we like, because if there is no rules for the top then by what rule will the rest operate?

  12. T mama
    October 1, 2013

    The Opposition MUST Speak…..if they were not saying anything you all would have another story….Persons have to voice their opinion…democracy..

  13. My opion
    October 1, 2013

    One must understand that this entire event was thought of and planned carefully by advisers to the Government.
    1.Boydnight for President, The opposition will not agree.
    2.Then the second nominee, Opposition thought otherwise.
    3.Now the third pick by the Government, opposition does not agree.
    One must understand how the human mind operates in small island states, many people will not understand a country with a population of 70 thousand people and 60% may have voted for the ruling party and 24% the current opposition. If you do the math and understand. Can the 25% of the population enter the house of assembly and voice their concerns? There must be an opposition party to speak for the 25% of Dominicans who have a concern as to what goes on in the country. But again we must place the blame on the education system for not teaching the basic constitutional rights of every citizen of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Why don’t the so called persons of good repute advocate the subject to the ones who govern, Oh I forget the wealthy ones can all ways have their kids go to universities and learn the American constitution and trample on their own in Dominica. The DLP knows that they will may loose the next general election by a small margin, by installing this new president who is an advocate of the DLP. Remember the statement no constitution can stop me as a candidate to the polls. It’s from this time on Dominicans should have understand there was more to come. With the previous president’s it was not as open as to which party they were affiliated to. This current President one does not have to be educated to know his political affiliation.

  14. dominican
    October 1, 2013

    uwp think they have a good leader, all lennox want to do is fight, since he became the opposition

  15. ROSEAU VALLEY
    October 1, 2013

    The UWP should have:

    (i) Filed a petition to the Court for an injunction to prevent the unconstitutional election and inauguration of Charles Savarin as President for failure of due process in accordance with the procedure for election of a President under Section 19.1 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica;

    (ii) Organized and proceeded with a massive street protest/demonstration outside of the Parliament building at the time and day of the unlawful meeting of parliament and the election of the unlawful President-whether or not the Police Commissioner approved of the protest;

    (iii) If Saverin could not have been DISCARDED as the worse Speaker ever then the people now need to DISRESPECT him. He must not be recognized as the legitimate President of Dominica;

    (iv) All Dominicans in every constituency must ensure that 19 Parl. Reps who supported the election of Mr. Saverin as President suffer the dreadful consequences of the dishonourable men like Dr. Mac in the Valley. They must pay for their wicked decision at the upcoming polls;

    (v) In addition to the all the above, the UWP MUST take the matter to court and challenge the unconstitutional election of Mr. Saverin. Never mind what the red-herring AG says, the election of Mr. Savarin was unconstitutional.PERIOD

    With disrespect to the unlawfully elected President, the AG, the PM and all the DLP’s Parliamentarians, including Dr. Mac.

    Respectfully
    Roseau Valley

  16. ????????
    October 1, 2013

    Hector please give me a break. I do not support your party. But if your party wins without my vote, I would definitely recognize the PM, Ministers etc or your President that you will elect.

    Mr. John it is high time that you ask your followers to be respectful of positions now. If you do not do this now, you will be treated the same way that you are encouraging your supporters to treat the PM especially and now the President.

    Take note because what goes around comes around. You need to instill discipline now for the time if and when your party comes into power. All that boycott, demonstration, cursing leaders in power and calling them all kind of derogatory names need to be stopped now so you and your buddies will be respected when your time come around. Respect, Respect, for God and then others.

    • October 1, 2013

      foolish comment. just because a president is appointed doesnt mean u have to resopect the president. it is our right read, study and learn the constitution about ur rights. if u know the history of charles savrin u will have no respect for him. i dont have any respect for the prime minister either. he is mad. look up the definition of madness. then again u people dont understand these things. u all are under a deadly spell and ur children, our children will pay for it

    • Papa Dom
      October 2, 2013

      The amount of disrespect that saverin has shown towards authority and people is not even worth mentioning

  17. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    Some comments are disappearing after being one of the first to be in moderation.

  18. Stupesss
    October 1, 2013

    That’s why there will always be division. Some Dominicans too hard hearted. Why on earth would an opposition party continue to promote division and not just any division but widen one which has already left a huge open space between two sets of Dominicans. Why? Why? Why? Why not agree to disagree and why can’t you all decide to just bring peace?

  19. Dominican
    October 1, 2013

    1foDominica you have not been listening to the opposition re their plans or you chose not to understand what they are saying in simple English that anyone with sense can understand.
    They don’t have to waste their energy explaining anything to you. Continue to go to the red clinic. Continue to sing for your meals.

  20. real
    October 1, 2013

    Anyway dominicans could care less wat uwp recognise or not..we an our pm an our president will be happy in our ciuntry..wen day win election lol day can have a say but for now dominican dont care wat day tink.for d past 13 yrs in pure nonsence from uwp.

  21. law and order
    October 1, 2013

    The opposition is it own worse enemy.In a democracy it is votes which count, boycotts are not effective, unless your number help make up a quorum. So start planning, be more pro-active in your opposition, and demonstrate you are a viable option to the people of Dominica with a plan. Stop the negative politics. Appoint a leader with more credibility like Sandford.

  22. big
    October 1, 2013

    UWP do right Dominicans to wicked they country to dam had :roll: :roll: :roll:

  23. UDOHREADYET
    October 1, 2013

    Savrain; Okay lets see… the man that hate me and doesn’t want me for the position which I was elected refuses to attend any of my functions… oh well
    Really … who cares! lol

  24. Perfect Weapon
    October 1, 2013

    Just look at the way this man abandoned his political party and left them for dead, He is obviously sefl centered, and greedy. Who knows what kind of rewards are still owed to him and what kind of diabolic plans that he and the current government have. For sure, his judgement and decisions will be clouded and loaded with prejudice.

  25. Richards
    October 1, 2013

    Dominican, please understand that the opposition were well within their rights to have boycotted the proceedings to express their disgust and disapproval of this wicked and despicable act. Are you people seriously in support of Charles Savarin as president? Guys, the man had to relinquish a government or ministerial post to become president; what kind of balance, impartiality, unbiaseness and justice will there be in the political realm in Dominica. Here comes the Obliteration of our freedom as we know It, making way for prejudice, preference and favouritism.

  26. IforDominica
    October 1, 2013

    Good Lord Almighty what a mess this is. I feel like these grown men both the gov’t and opposition side are playing a game of doll house with the lives of Dominicans. It’s like watching preschoolers and kindergarteners at play. This is so very sad. Firstly, the Govt’s choice for President is a bit questionable. I am sure that they are many many Dominicans who although they may support the Skerrit led administration would be less controversial candidates for President. Mr Savarin is a bit too involved in all the political row row. Secondly, Mr. John or Mr. Linton I am hearing all your talk but what are you bring to the table. Your team is not doing a good job at convincing me. Where is the plan? Should I jump out of the frying pan into the fire? Come guys give the voters something to work with. And thirdly really fellas boycotting that just seems a bit childish don’t you think. We need you in the House enough meeting by roadside.

  27. Objectivity
    October 1, 2013

    DNO – just look at the comment posted before and after my “comment awaiting moderation”

    See how many approvals and disapproval – gives an idea of how long it is in the ‘que’- one has 31 up and 15 down – if posted correctly – it would have been the 20th comment instead of an unpublished comment awaiting moderation out of 73 comments published.

    This is why a lot of readers are coming to the conclusion that DNO is UWP online.

    Where you stand in Dominica politics?

    See below:

    Reply to this comment
    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 31 Thumb down 15 L A October 1, 2013

    Them U.W.P boys a just are bunch of jokers since in 2000 they boycotting nothing new!!! Look like Linton write his little notes give him man pa pa

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    Objectivity October 1, 2013
    Your comment is awaiting moderation
    Really? UWP is going to boycott Saverin as President

    Seriously?

    Note: Boycotted by opposition MPs who stayed away from the parliament he was elected – the vote was unanimous.

    Really? You guys are boycotting?

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    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 38 Thumb down 33 Doc. Love October 1, 2013

    I am very happy that Mr. Patrick John and his wife are alive to witness what is happening to Charles Savarin today. The saying, “the evil that men do always live with them,” could not be more fitting today then any other time. Because of Savarin’s tyrant behavior, caused Dominicans to give him the nickname, De Ayatollah, therefore, he will not stand down. However, it will be interesting to see how his wife handle the pressure she will have to face in the months and years to come.

    Reply to this comment
    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 2

    ADMIN: You people must realize that unlike other sites here we receive hundreds of comments per hour, including spam, and your comments cannot be approved right away. We normally start from the new ones when the program opens and we don’t have scores of people sitting there 24/7 approving comments. Just be a little bit patient and your comments will be published as long as meets all the requirements of our disclaimer.

    • Stupesss
      October 1, 2013

      DNO admin,

      I not degrading you in anyway, however just to play devils advocate, why would you respond a comment starting with “You People”?? Where is your professionalism?? This just shows me the level of fairness and effectiveness of DNO as a news site. Either you respond professionally or do not respond at all because you just deteriorating your level of professionalism.

      • NC
        October 2, 2013

        I think my comments from days ago are still waiting to be “approved”. smh

      • Objectivity
        October 2, 2013

        Admin; Common – let us use logic. If the comment after I commented at # 20 – has 53 other comments are posted and appear after my comment (my comment still awaiting moderation) when it is posted because comments are eventually published in the order received;

        If the comment after mine has 33 up and 15 downs – that is at least 48 persons reading the comment posted after my comment, thus submitted after my comment was submitted but yet posted prior to my comment.

        Based on your feedback to “you people” – DNO is subjectively choosing which comments to published first vs which comment was received first.

        That action – is bias.

        Correct, if you don’t want half your audience thinking DNO is UWP online.

  28. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    Spaggs its time you pull up your diaper wipe your nose and eyes and accept the realities of life.

  29. Jbfox
    October 1, 2013

    Hector finally came out of hiding did the great Lennox Linton give him permission to make that statement.

  30. 100% Proud Dominican
    October 1, 2013

    Lennox blinked not once but twice….LMAO…and the Opposition Leader well….words fail me now…UWP SAME-O, SAME-O…..Z get out of that boy…u know better and u are a leader not a follower like the Opposition Leader!

    • ange
      October 1, 2013

      When the uwp wins the election what is going to happen? Will they invite the present to official functions?

  31. what i say is true
    October 1, 2013

    Before I begin I just want to take a moment to remember The late P.M of Dominica the late Hon. Rosie Douglas, who let us thirteen years ago today…He is in GOD’s care…May we never forget him.

    Democracy; due process, rule of law, justice and fair play out?…… Intimidation, scary Police presence with big guns and continuous contempt for the Constitution in…..

    Is this really what is going on in Dominica? Or maybe it is all just an overreaction?….A matter of preserving Law and order?…But who was it that was about to breach the Law, or did in fact breach the Law? Are the Rights of Citizens being trampled upon?

    Will the Police really shoot and kill citizens who petition their Government, who staged a peaceful protest or rally or match…Are these not legal Rights within the context of a Democracy?…Or are we headed towards a Communist Dictatorship?

    So wait a minute, the will of the People, their voices and plight do not matter anymore?….I see what you mean.

    It is seemingly apparent that the atmosphere in Dominica at the moment has reached a boiling point….But who is to blame?

    Are we the People, (ourselves), to blame? Or is it just a few?….Really?….I suggest that we think, before we attempt to answer….

    Let me just say this; we are a civil society, of Laws,due process and the rule of Law. So no matter what the situation, we must always remember to infuse some semblance of civility in our actions.

    Yes, where the People feel they are oppressed, downtrodden, disrespected and abandoned, they will rise up, and they will be angry…But should we lose our cool, or shouldn’t we be prudent?…I say wait!, let cooler heads prevail.

    Why? Because we must accept some blame…Remember, whatever that is going on in our Country, is reflective upon us….

    But wait a minute now, there is hope. We can change what we have done…We can undo the very thing that has us in despair and hopelessness…

    We can call for boycott, we can call for protests, and this is all well and good…. Or is it?

    If we are really serious, and if we really want change, we can channel all that anger into VOTES…Register to vote, go to the poles and let that anger flow from your hands into the ballot boxes….Remember the maxim: ‘The pen is mightier than the sword?…Well I will add another one: ‘The Ballot is deadlier, bigger, better and much more effective (my words) than the bullet!

    Stay alive!!!…and Keep hope alive!!!

    All the very best to all..

    The Uptown Rebel.

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2013

      Don’t you realise the people do not matter any more. Is what Skerrit say.
      The other ministers of govt. should all be rejected at the polls come next election.
      It would seem like they all have one BALL. Only their master seem to have 2

  32. real possie
    October 1, 2013

    Spaggs it don’t matter if u there or not it’s still the same all u guys do is get your checks then move on to putting a wedge between dominicans,i wld like to ask u a question who appoints who is it the President that appoint the PM or is it the other way around?i swear u all think its the President that has the power.

  33. delices
    October 1, 2013

    People must read for themself learn to read its not too late. I am are DLP and i belive the law of the land most and i say must be respected. because when we live dominica .we respect other countrys law ,but in dominica any thing goes,why. some ppl must get the constitution and read it and try to understand it please. THAT THE LAW OF THE LAND

  34. slimmers
    October 1, 2013

    Charlo is president of our country. like it or not

  35. delices
    October 1, 2013

    All over the world ppl are talking for their right to conutry, we in dominica all we went to know is RED,GREEN AND BLUE we don’t care about our country. Why can’t we do things right for once in D/A why can’t we obay the law of the land which is the constitution it harts to here what is going on ,and to read the nonsense ppl posting on line.

  36. truth
    October 1, 2013

    your words will be remenbered., you talk like you are GOD,
    seems like you deside who wins and who dosent ,
    remenber israiel ,God showed all sighns 0f saul ,but still they negletced so he gave them what they wanted,
    For thirteen years God is showing dominicans shadows of skeritts comming events but for a few pieces of silver you neglect the sighns ,peoply , you treat a man like a God ,and he will treat you like dirt.bow to no idol,look well ,all bad sighns following skeritt,but just and always remenber that yoy were the ones defending everything he did ,so you made him feel likea god and in return he acted like one ,
    Remember i say ,you will soon see his true face , make no mistake about itfor everything that glitter is not gold

    • puppet
      October 1, 2013

      It looks like you put a zero (0) for an o in “the sign of saul.”

  37. Right on Cue
    October 1, 2013

    DNO, I wrote my comment a few hours ago when there were only 10 comments. There are now 43 and mine is “still awaiting moderation”. I suppose eventually you will just discard it because it was a clear piece of advice to Spaggs that is not in keeping with your support for their party. Bias at its highest, if I may say.

    • Right on Cue
      October 1, 2013

      Yes DNO, you published this one, but the one I referred to down below, way down below, is “still awaiting moderation” – and we are at comment no. 76!!!

    • CHARMER
      October 1, 2013

      Some of the readers are so petty. There may be a lot of comments awaiting moderation. Stand in line for heaven’s sake and be patient.

  38. Concern citizen
    October 1, 2013

    The UWP should have nominated someone to represent the party, they had ample of time to do so. They have failed to recognised there was a vacant and the nomination was taking place, now it is to late. The UWP should accept what had been done and get on with the job at hand.

  39. real possie
    October 1, 2013

    dno i know u will get to mine in 5hrs

  40. PetProjects
    October 1, 2013

    :-P WORKERSSSSSS… SKerrit seem desperate lately…. In Gaddaffi last days he was desperate also…..

  41. Rereree
    October 1, 2013

    Once again, DNO, you have failed to publish my comments on the Savarin presidency matter which was a fair comment in the public interest.
    I am beginning to have serious doubts about your impartiality and whether your agenda is driven by forces other than what is appropriate for the public interest.
    I dare you to publish this observation.

    • Rereree
      October 1, 2013

      Good. So if you found this one fit to publish, why not the previous piece?
      You must demonstrate consistency, DNO

      • Jake Ayatolla Jnr
        October 1, 2013

        I concur. There are members of staff that need to be fired. They are one sided just like Charlo. But Charlo is also parsitic and saprophytic.

  42. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    You people have to wake up n stop acting all holy holy we all know most politician don’t care about the people they just using the masses for their own benefits.

    Lennox like all the other politician just want piece of the pie they just have to do what they can 4 d country by any means necessary to stay in office.

    So u guys watching me and telling me an uptight and selfish person like Lennox care bout me and my family.

    I remembered when Skerro became prime minister Eddo n his hungry 4 power crew had so much to say.
    OH!! he young and inexperience, he is a little boy.
    Now yrs later here you are giving the workers party supporters a high school drop out to lead them.

    What will you tell your kids when they drop out from school, when u supported a high school dropout to lead you and the country.
    B4 we could have a dropout 4 a leader but later down in 2015 we cannot afford to send a high school drop out to represent us among those educated leaders.
    How the rest of the world will watch us.

  43. FED UP DOMINICAN
    October 1, 2013

    So what’s new, most of us knew that would have been the next move.

    I wasn’t in Dominica in 1979, so will not pass comment. What I have read many times on DNO are some calling for another 1979. So, I’m asking: Who will be the scapegoat if there was another strike.

    The President will be inaugurated tomorrow, so lets put Country first. You do not have to like or even respect the President, but you must recognize him as such.

    I have never had the privilege to vote in Dominica, so I’m listening to all sides and if I’m honest I am at present leaning towards the DLP. WHY because I am still waiting to hear what the UWP will do for Dominica and its people.

    • October 1, 2013

      Well said, whoever you are! You are reasonable! I give you an A+. And to add, What is UWP’s Agenda? Yes, UWP has ambition and I know they would like an opportunity to prove themselves, but..

      At least, under the DLP, Dominica, without a doubt, is doing good and looking great economically, compared with many countries of the world barely recovering from the 5 to 6 years recession. Let’s unite for National Development.

      God Bless Beautiful Dominica,
      Vincent Rolle, Houston, Texas

  44. justice
    October 1, 2013

    Skerrit is the riches PM in the caribbean. Why is that, when Dominica is the poorest country in the caribbean. You all have been brain wash. His government has the most ministers and most of them are just useless. Dominica can’t go forward cause people thinking backward

  45. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    To the Opposition: Boycotting events hosted by the president is a trivial matter. What we need is sensitization and education of the Dominican populace on matters of POLICY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE. I am fed up with this public meeting where all politicians do is dish out MAYPWEE and call each other funny names. This is an insult to the Dominican public especially those of us who are educated at the tertiary level.

    My question is ……….. where is the position piece or paper or whatever you want to call it presented by the opposition on why Chalres Savrin is unfit to be Dominica’s President. WHERE IS IT? I WANT THINGS IN WRITING!! I want facts!……… I want figures! ……….I want dates!……….. I want events!…………. I want names! ………. I want quotes from sections of the constitution!……….. I want links to websites! …………I want referrals to books ………. in other words I want to educate about the matter not taken for a ride on the MAYPWEE TRAIN!!!!!

    TO MUCH OF THAT NONSENSE!!!

    We need to change the way we do things in Dominica and this applies for both the government and opposition. This is especially true for the opposition because they should set the example!!! You cannot win Skerrit, Savrin and Reginald by taking out maypwee!!!!! Reginald and Savrin in particular have PHd’s in MAYPWEE. Stop trying to beat the government at its own game. Raise the standard!!!

    I AM DISAPPOINTED IN THE OPOSITION ……….PRIVATE CITIZENS DO A BETTER JOB AT ARTICULATING THE CONCERNS OF DOMINICANS THAN THE OPPOSITION !!!!

  46. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    Acknowledge or not Charlo is the President of Dominica………all you cannot change that. Go in the Houses and fight not on the streets of Roseau. Stop eating tax payers money in vain.

  47. Dem Workers
    October 1, 2013

    The United Workers Party seem to have forgotten the fact their President, Mr. Vernon Shaw, was (and still is) a big supporter of the UWP!! No Government will elect a President who is against their party!! If UWP were in power today, and had to elect a new President, they would elect someone who supports (either openly or secretly) their Government. The question remains, should the PM have appointed someone so deeply tied to the party? My Answer is NO! But to completely reject Mr. Savarin as the President because he support the Labour Party is hypocrisy because no Government will elect or nominate a candidate for the Presidency who is against their Party or Government!!!

    • Mojo 1
      October 1, 2013

      1. Have you ever seen mr shaw on a uwp platform?
      2. what about dave bruney on the ipo?

      • Dem Workers
        October 1, 2013

        That’s exactly why I said someone who supports the Party “Openly or Secretly”!!

    • Wesleyman
      October 1, 2013

      @Dem Workers: You made your own point, the issue is not whether or not Mr. Saverin is a supporter of the government or labor party, you made the point that someone so deeply entrenched in a party should not become the president at least not a day after he resigned as a minister.

      • constitution
        October 1, 2013

        what part of the constitution barred him from this office.

    • LIMINGLUCY
      October 1, 2013

      Thank you very much, well said.

    • Jake Ayatolla Jnr
      October 1, 2013

      You have a mental block.

  48. smh
    October 1, 2013

    “Who want Charlo as President,” he said. “He is only Skerrit’s president not the president of Dominica. “I will not attend any function where he is present,” John told supporters. Very good advise for our youth and the children, if they wrong you, wrong them in the worse way. Where are we going with this attitude, we want to lead the nation?

  49. Concerned
    October 1, 2013

    UWP I am disappointed :-| that you were not there to put it on record that you oppose. Talk is cheap; black and white is more valuable. If you are not going to represent us who will :?:

    • Mojo 1
      October 1, 2013

      The record will state something greater. It will show that they boycotted the session, which is a greater statement of opposition than a mere couple of opposition votes would do.

  50. Sad
    October 1, 2013

    Don’t worry Mr. Hector, we will deal with you all in the poll and please do not say the beating is unfair.

  51. Curious!!
    October 1, 2013

    Somebody, anybody, help me with this question: Is DNO UWP? Or is it “Neutral” (if that’s even possible in Dominica)?

    • Ben Dover
      October 1, 2013

      But the same story is on a website owned by a poto Labourite. Are they UWP also?

      Man leave the ppl them do their job eh.

      • Curious!!
        October 1, 2013

        Gason, you never see anything good on here about the Government? However, as the days go by, UWP articles seem to flood these pages!

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2013

      DNO is UWP!!!!!!!

    • girl
      October 1, 2013

      It is very clear to see. I don’t know if its only me but lately they even blocking the like and dislike buttons of certain comments….smdh

      • John Brown
        October 1, 2013

        @girl that is true, it happen to me

    • vibrantlady da
      October 1, 2013

      dno is uwp supporters and is damn true

  52. Woy Woy
    October 1, 2013

    Spaggs can stay out as long as he wants. It will not change things. can you imagine, Dominica’s Leader of Opposition cannot command a position of note in his own party. He was unceremoniously relegated to the position of Vice President. What is the role of a Vice President of an opposition party in the Caribbean? Mr. John you better absent yourself from that role and do like Sandford, speak your mind. YOU have a degree, THE NOVICE DOES NOT HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, YET HE IS NOW LEADING YOU – TO WHERE? you better resign or stay out for the rest of your term – Mr. “no role Vice President”.

    • Maui
      October 2, 2013

      Will you please goggle or look up in a dictionary the meaning of a novice? Stop shouting like you are sensible because your comments head to be relegated to the garbage bin.Educate yourself on matters pertaining to your country you propose to love and care for.

  53. Dominica
    October 1, 2013

    so all you delete my first comment just because i say hector john on facebook 24/7. workers will never win again.Charlo is president and skerro for PM.

    • Dominica
      October 1, 2013

      Dominicas have a problem with everthing skerrit do. I came to dominica for independence last year and i was amazed at the airport and the roads leading from portsmouth to Roseau. Who that do that? I know is not the opposition that do that. Give skerro a break.

      • slim2on1
        October 1, 2013

        It is the responsibility of the government to improve infrastucture. It is not a new idea that was discovered in the last few years. That’s the least the government can do. Please don’t get carried away with these minimal stuff when all the other small islands are way ahead of us. We need to stop being so limited in our expectations and set more meaningful goals for our country. One time people use to ride donkeys but that changed right?

      • Anonymous
        October 1, 2013

        which part of the world are you? you were amzed to see the airport? are you serious? get real lol i was so damn shame when a jamaican told me Dominica hardly have an airport

      • LIMINGLUCY
        October 1, 2013

        I agree with you Dominica.

      • real possie
        October 1, 2013

        @ anonymous i rather see a hardley airport than shanty towns all over the place where murder is an every day thing imagin they kill a man like roach,so next time u see that Jagan ask she\him about that.

      • October 1, 2013

        Thank YOU! And what about Pond Casse to Concord Highway! Next is Roseau to Laudat! Furthermore, Canefield to Pond Casse! More again, Roseau to Scotts Head…Geothermal, New College, New Government House, Upgraded Melville Hall Airport, Boy Look Development in DA…Looking Good DA, DLP!

        Boy Look nice roads, just like in USA and even smoother than USA roads. Excellent JOB DLP. Keep Moving DA Forward.

  54. vibrantlady da
    October 1, 2013

    again all forget what pj did what his supportes did in 1981 we forgetting fast wiiiii papa

  55. EverybodysDamBusines
    October 1, 2013

    Me too. I will not go to any function that the Ayatolla attends. My children and my neighbours share the same view. My relatives and close friends will no longer be coming for independence.
    No hehe no haha. Complete boycott.

  56. Observer
    October 1, 2013

    the politics aside, though, I have not read any comments that fail the election of Charles Angelo Savarin as President of Dominica. Obviously we all have our partisan biases and there is enough partisan vitriol to swing at Mr. Savarin. Check denis Joseph’s column. For all Denis had to say, he dealt only with the politics of it all. after all, Denis has a litany of personal political axes to grind with this new position for Charles Savarin.

    We can also challenge the government to answer the question why was Mr. Eluid Williams bye-passed for a full term on his own merit. that is O.K

    What I wish to point out though is the passion we have for interpreting the constitution and that is based on our understanding – unschooled as we are in the law. the constitution of Dominica provide for a period of no more than 90 days to the end of the term of the sitting President to begin the consultation for a replacement. It does not say you must take 90 days. yet still we are hearing about the constitution say the consultation should have started on August 1st 2013.

    that is where I believe the learned trial judge’s call for the local Bar to add its voice to the public discuss on such issues. Here are two points of view. Supporters of PM Skerrit will defend his handling of the matter. he has a whole Chamber of lawyers at his disposal plus those outside of the government service who are prepared to provide pro bono advice to him. Among that group are two perhaps three of the most skillful lawyers in the OECS. Whether we like Tony Astaphans or not, I suspect our dislike is not with his skills as a practicing attorney, but rather with his politics. so that is settled.

    Conversely, we have another group of trained and practicing lawyers on the opposition side who can go to court and argue that the PM’s handling of the matter is unconstitutional and as such should be declared null and void. here we have two totally opposing view points of the law. the ONLY arbitrator when we arrive at such a cross road is the High Court of Justice. In the court our lawyers will go to work and argue their position and the court will decide. If that is not enough, the constitution provide for a second level of arbitration at the level of the Appeals Court.

    that is where matters of the rule of law is discussed in a civil manner without the partisan rancour, even when the two sides are vehemently oppose tot what the other has to say. In the end the two lawyers shake hands and wish each other well. the final outcome/decision serve as law for all in the future.

    So I am amazed at the level of discussion on this and so many issues where every body with an opinion consider their opinion as the authority, that must be followed, especially if that opinion came form the mouth of the self professed “novice”. Can you imagine that Dominica better known, self professed novice really believes that his opinion on whatever the subject under discussion is authoritative. Failure by government to act contrary to what is most often ill informed, partisan driven opinions is tantamount to xx—-xxx—–xx —- God knows what. So say our novices with just a personal opinion.

  57. vibrantlady da
    October 1, 2013

    well they can jump high or low my president is mr charles angelo sarvrin what he did in the 70s was to help public servant at the time with thier pay brian alylene at the time was a fredomite and he was happy at time it was taking place and all the other fredom fighters were there and was very happy that was happening brian alylene was a black power in the 70s when trotter kill the white man by fort young hotel and was harrassings the brothers of the st mary accademy and so on and today all u want to blame mr sarvrin god bless mr sarvrin and shame on brian alylene

  58. Family feud
    October 1, 2013

    I just don’t understand some people.they voted labour and even make me vote labour saying things will be better now they crying to me saying things are so hard under this government my home is like Bezees Mart Supermarket Rice Flour Sugar Salt Milk just name it but yet still they want to blame the opposition people we have our selves to blame

    • vibrantlady da
      October 1, 2013

      u family feud shut up the same thing happen when uwp was the goverment and all u supporters came crying for us so what u mean what goes around comes back and hut u all hide all u faces no good people so shut up ur face

    • Anonymous
      October 2, 2013

      hahaha that is so true they that beggying more and more hungry oh agaain that is what they have been doing for a while. did red clinic ring a bell? lol

  59. BRUTUS
    October 1, 2013

    it’s best we change Dominica’s name to BOYCOTT. we must not call on our children to disrespect offices of the state, because if/when you are in those offices it would not be a pleasant thing for you, I now want to ask what has Mr Charles Savarin done to Dominicans? no one is blaming Patrick John and his government, I was one to be jailed at the Cabrit/ Morne Bruce or the Police Head Quarters, let’s be real.

    • vibrantlady da
      October 1, 2013

      boycotting will not surprse me cause they are doing all the time and is that same boycotting that is bringing them down so u all can do what the hell all u want it will be hurting ur own people not ours so go and rest

  60. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    Boycotting is one of the biggest errors that UWP have been making,but then again watch the word BOY

  61. LIMINGLUCY
    October 1, 2013

    Well boycotting and talking is all UWP has been doing since 2000, so what is new…..smh

  62. too two
    October 1, 2013

    I lean to the blue side, and although I am disappointed in the time they took to submit their nominee, we have to be realistic and note that no matter who the DLP nominated, that would be the nominee who would win since they are the majority in the house of parliament. I would still be upset at our present government for making that choice. they could have chosen anyone else who was not so heavily involved or had such a past record in politics. Politics is not hard or evil, it is the people involved who make it like that. If all politicians just did their job with transparency in a patriotic and honest spirit, then we wouldn’t have soo much turmoil in the world. Men choose to be greedy for material things when the bible clearly states “the meek shall inherit the earth” therefore our leaders are not god-fearing nor humble, instead, they seek to acquire all what is of the world, all what they will leave behind when they are dead. They form circles to accelerate the accumulation of these things and if you are not in that circle then you lose. We must be careful who we put in charge of our “business”, because like it or not, Dominica IS our business. You may jump for your party now but shares begin to break from the top, sorry for you the foot soldier who may only get pennies every now and then. Until we can get a government who is not out to full their pockets, and can make deals with other countries in the belief that “what Dominica has and they want is more important to them than what they want to give us”… then, only then will I put my trust in any government blue, red or purple. I lean to the blue still, because, it is of the lesser-ill. What the current government is doing is obvious, and the consequences of their actions will hurt blue AND red! The President elect is adding insult to injury. You win more bees with real flowers than fake flowers Mr. Prime Minister… you win more when you are real. Let’s continue to pray for Dominica. Apres Bondieu c’est la terre, pas l’argent.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      October 2, 2013

      Why are you disappointed in the time that the UWP presented its nominee? That ought not be an issue. The UWP could not have done so earlier constitutionally if they were contesting the unconstitutional procedure..as they rightfully ought to have done. The UWP could not be seen to be acting in accordance with the unconstitutionally declared 14 day period without any consultation.

  63. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    UWP object to anyone recommended by PM Skerrit. They opposed to speaker of the house and boycotted fuctions they were supposed to attend. To be a politician is a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Both parties behave like idiots. I think they should sit back and do the people’s work.

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      October 2, 2013

      That is incorrect and a blatant lie. The UWP was minded to support the nomination of Ms. Lafond. But that is not the issue. The issue is the unconstitutional procedure used to elect Mr. Savarin.

  64. Me
    October 1, 2013

    It’s a conspiracy,dno.

  65. Dragon
    October 1, 2013

    Just a few non-partisan comments on this issue. I am of the firm opinion that the PM has not made the most appropriate choices of personnel for the post of President. None of his nominations in my mind is a popular choice of the people. While this may not be a required criteria it should always be taken into consideration and the entire episode has not been handled properly by the PM.
    The matter of interpretation of the Constitution is a dicey matter and can only be dealt with by legal minds who will also have differing views so until this matter is clarified in a court of law we have to abide by the decision as it could prove to be either a legal or an illegal appointment.
    The call by the opposition to boycott any event that the President is present at is very unprofessional and childish. While we may not agree with the PM’s choice, the Opposition had a chance to nominate someone within the stipulated time and did not which I again thought was a blunder. The office of President has to be respected whether we agree and support the holder of the office or not and the Opposition should think twice of calling on Parents to use their children as weapons to fight their political battle.
    We must always encourage our children to stand up for what they believe in but there is a manner in which to do so but they must also be always encouraged and taught to respect authority.
    The post of President will always be filled with a supporter of the ruling party as we have seen over the years and if Savarin’s election as President is not proven to be illegal then we have to accept him as the President as over the years many Presidents who were elected were not approved and agreed to by many yet they were recognized and accepted and we have to continue this element of respect.
    I pray that the Lord will continue to look over our beautiful country at this time and in the future.

  66. #YouMustBMad
    October 1, 2013

    Charles Savarin, a man who, people are swearing caused mothers to cut their own umbilitcal cords during the 47 day strike,

    people are shouting forgiveness,

    There are no words for some of you people,

    I supposed you have forgiven Bin Laden for 9/11,
    or Hitler for the holocaust as well.

    Why do you think you should dictate how we feel about this despicable man

  67. thiny
    October 1, 2013

    ok didn not see where my post went to…..

    the president is is elected by the constituency representatives right??????????

    the majority of those representative are of the labor party right????????????

    so what difference does is make if the united workers party were to nominate anyone???????

    the majority vote is what counts right??????????????

  68. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    @ mee3 ..what do you mean??? how is it UWP’S FAULT… i thought the president was elected…at least that was what i learned yesterday…correct me if ism wrong…………..who ever is nominated will only be elected by the majority votes…and the labor party has the majority votes…the constituency representatives are the one who voted him in right??????????????…well most are of the labor party right???????????????///

  69. watchin
    October 1, 2013

    Mr john. U not talkin for Me or for the rest of Dominicans…mr Savrin is president and u will respect that..if u wanted to rally for us u wud have been in parliament voicing ur opinion on the matter..

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2013

      @Watching…….I couldn’t agree with you more!!!

  70. Zorfee
    October 1, 2013

    Mr. John, I feel your pain. You seem to be a good guy but a bully was placed over you to dictate what you should or should not do. If you choose not to attend functions which Saverin attends, that’s just too bad. The UWP boys are used to playing 2back so nobody will even miss them. You guys just need to grow up. Don’t you think that Lennox should also try to bring people together and not use the airways to spread propaganda and create division?

  71. salop
    October 1, 2013

    Lennox linton is not a journalist no more.is time you let people know your policies so they know where you stand in Dominica politics.

  72. L A
    October 1, 2013

    Them U.W.P boys a just are bunch of jokers since in 2000 they boycotting nothing new!!! Look like Linton write his little notes give him man pa pa

  73. hmmm
    October 1, 2013

    @anonymous u will see who are the lil boys in time to come and who that cryin cryin! i hope you never cry! damn idiot

  74. TiTi
    October 1, 2013

    If the UWP truly believes that the constitution was violated they should take the government to court AGAIN. This is highly unlikely because this is all part of their distraction from some serious issues pertaining to SCL and Henley & Partners. I see desperate men doing desperate things as the noose begins to tighten.

  75. Here we go again
    October 1, 2013

    Please revisit your guidelines i thought your so-call website was a platform for the public? You should not choose what u want to post. I thought if it’s clean you material you post it?

  76. Objectivity
    October 1, 2013

    Really? UWP is going to boycott Saverin as President

    Seriously?

    Note: Boycotted by opposition MPs who stayed away from the parliament he was elected – the vote was unanimous.

    Really? You guys are boycotting?

  77. Righteous
    October 1, 2013

    I expected nothing different from the Opposition leader. He has been boycotting the Dominican people since he has become leader. If you did not agree with the choice for president, why didn’t you show up and vote against the nomination. There will be no record of you taking that stance because you were not present. The same goes for the 3 DLP representatives who did not show. If they did not show because they were in disagreement with the nomination and did not want to vote against the nomination, I say “get some balls” and say why you do not agree so the people in your constituency will understand where you are coming from. No showing up is a cowardly move.

    Mr JH, man up and get in chambers and represent your people and stop being a mouth piece and remember: “Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.”

    One Love Dominicans

  78. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    Where is Roseau Valley in all this? Surely you do not support the UWP telling parents to not let their kids go to Schools independence parade????? And asking kids not to stand up???? What message are you sending?

    • Moire
      October 1, 2013

      Roseau Valley took a vacation; or, he must be disappointed by the behavior of LL & Co.

  79. Right on Cue
    October 1, 2013

    Spaggs, this is nothing new – you all are accustomed of doing that: not recognising Prime Minister, President Liverpool, President Williams and calling them illegal; boycotting independence celebrations and everything else you all were invited to; boycotting parliament and going in only when the three-times-absent-or-you-out rule would take effect. You all even caused a by-election to be held in Salisbury and Marigot because of that nonsense; however went into the House just to be counted among the present because he knew he would have lost Roseau Central.

    When you all noticed that it was not getting you all anywhere you all crawled in one by one and started taking part. Nobody recognises you, in your own right, as the Leader of the Opposition because you do not have an independent mind. If you did, you would not have allowed Lennox to dictate to you to go knocking at Skerrit’s door late Saturday night to tell him you had a nomination for President. You ought to have known what was expected of you as the Leader of the Opposition.

    You love sending people to the Constitution but go read it for yourself and sit down to do the people’s work that you are paid to do!!!!

  80. Me
    October 1, 2013

    Have you guys stopped to think of what example you are setting for the young children?? You are teaching them to be disrespectful to their Head of State. Then when they turn around and kill, steal etc you wonder why they are doing that. whatever you say and do remember the children are looking at you. You can disagree with the presidential selection but you shouldn’t tell the kids not to stand when the president enters a room. That’s wrong and I cant support that as a true patriot.

  81. Me
    October 1, 2013

    I guess my comment did not make the cut.

  82. Me
    October 1, 2013

    Tell me something new.

  83. DA
    October 1, 2013

    This opposition party is a joke!!! Instead they go in parliament where they can vote and effect change they boycott and after the deed is done they show up near the location to say WHAT!!!! Like seriously??!!! Labor is all what it is but the lesser of two evils unfortunately would still go to them.

  84. Referee
    October 1, 2013

    Every serious precription for economic and social development that I have read talks about institutional capacity building as the indispensible ingridient in the development equation.
    Institutional capacity building means what it says: We need to build up our institutions as the vehicle to pass on our values from one generation to the next, and as such our istitutions are the cradle that nurture the country’s growth and develpment.
    When we look around we see most of our important institutions in disrepair, including the police.

    Adding to this horrible state of affairs is this latest attempt to destroy the institution of the presidency with the scandalous elevation of a political hack in Charles Savarin to the nations’s highest office. Truth be told, Charles Savarin defiles the presidency and reduces it to a level that shames the previous holders of the the office. This is profoudly damaging to the body politic and especially damging to the psyche of our your citizens who need to grow up with a sense of revernce for our institutions.

    Alas, the prime minister has let the country down and has cemented his legacy as someone who hs done considerable harm to the country’s values, and its hopes for democratic future.

    History will not absolve him.

  85. Jill
    October 1, 2013

    President or Pirate? Take your pick. Mine is the latter.

  86. DBusiness
    October 1, 2013

    So Childish…..#TimeToMoveAway

  87. Culture Boy!
    October 1, 2013

    When I was growing up in Dominica, it was always about 365 rivers, hibiscus, the Arawaks and Caribs, the old market, the new market, Portsmouth the second Town, Melvin Hall Airport, Windward Island, Banana Association, Geese Industries, etc etc. when are Dominicans that are so involve in politics going to recognize and give up all that polical smelling , distructive, bull! Remember Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Seria? Obviously, if you all were for Dominica and not your own pockets, things would be different! I would advise to pray for the Island, and maybe one day, one day, hopefully, we will all get along. Keep on blaming people for their growing contributions, and exposure for the island. Like a good neighbour! Love your neighbour! you might see a solution for the political words that are coming out of your mouths! God Bless!

  88. Alice
    October 1, 2013

    idiots

  89. Dominican
    October 1, 2013

    For Heaven sake Grow up Pa La act your ages. God wht is the world coming to. THis can only happen in DA

  90. I'mWondering
    October 1, 2013

    admin: Are you guys even going to acknowledge Roise Douglas today?

    it wuld be fitting that he be acknowledged for having contributed so much to Dominican politcs…and perhaps, international politics as well.

    Instead, we have articles like this.

    everyone disrespects each other – none is better.

    Ooohh the Constitution. …follow it today, break it tomorrow. Such is the cycle of Dominican politics – They are all the same

  91. Old School.
    October 1, 2013

    I am quite disappointed to see Hon. Ron Green, Hon. Sanford, all the teachers, mothers, fathers and people who train our children would think of making such a statement “We will not recognize President Elect”. How can we do that and when we are through we are saying our children have nor pride and respect. No matter what the gentleman was elected President. How would you all feel if Mrs. Leevy well -rounded lady was elected and the people were told not to recognize her. Would that not be a shame for our country and people. Some of us are teachers and we have to train the children right. Hon. Sanford you teaching, Hon Green you were a past Minister of Education, tell me if that is right, we have to have respect for people whether we (blue, green, red, yellow) or not. But again if we do not have respect for ourselves and our family then we will not have for other people. .
    We need to teach respect, learn about netiquette or proper behavior, etiquette for different occasions such as meetings. at school, new people, giving a party, eating a meal, writing a thank you note, participating in sports. research respect and courtesy and have respect for your family, friends, in the classroom (how can you tell your son or daughter not to have respect for people – they can just break the school rules because mummy or daddy say – who will be embarrassed, everywhere.
    “The Golden Rule”
    • “Treat others as you wish to be treated yourself.”
    • The Golden Rule urges all people to treat one another with dignity and respect.
    What is respect? – Put it into action
    • Respect means showing regard and appreciation for the worth of someone or something.
    • It means honor and esteem.
    • It includes respect for self, respect for the rights and dignity of all persons, and respect for the environment that sustains life.
    • Respect keeps us from hurting what we ought to value.
    Why is respect important?
    • Much of the universal values and virtues that contribute to the good of the individual and society and affirm our human dignity are derived from the value of respect and the value of responsibility.
    • We need respect to collaborate and to have a peaceful world.
    Set goals for yourselt, family and friends
    • Respect for yourself, family,teacher, people, property, rules, for differences, for the environment. Respect means using good manners; being courteous and polite, speaking to others in a kind voice; using polite body language. Respect means showing consideration toward other people (including your elders, parents, guardians, teachers, peers, siblings, other family members, employers, and people in authority).
    Respect means honoring other people’s wants, needs, ideas, differences, beliefs, customs, and heritage.Respect means caring for other living things and the earth (animals, plants, the environment),Respect means obeying the rules, laws, and customs of your family, faith, community, and country.
    National pride means being proud of your own country or proud of yourself for being from your country. It means being proud and happy of being a citizen of that country. It can also take on the form of defending your country in times of need and standing by the country even in difficult times. It can also take on another form of national supremacy, as in considering oneself or ones ethnic or political group to be of great or greater pride.

  92. ORGANIZED
    October 1, 2013

    They stayed away from the house, yet still they want to have a say at who will be President. UWP leaders are a set of imbeciles. Awa man.

  93. pinky
    October 1, 2013

    who cares. we do need these negative among us. Go to the zoo that’s where you all belong.

  94. Show me the money
    October 1, 2013

    All of you people who don’t like it still have to live with it, so get over it. He’s their so get on with you’ll lives. Gush man. Stressing alu self over politricks

  95. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    Ppl say skerrit this,skerrit that.
    I tell them to mind their business
    And try not smile in case a Dominican
    See you.

  96. Too Hard Too Long
    October 1, 2013

    Mr John, Please tell us what do you mean by “they disrespected the constitution”. I listened to the news and I heard listened to them reading out the relevant parts of the constitution that allowed the election of Mr Savari. I know I am a stupid dummynican as the UWPites like to call their fellow citizens but please, enlighten us and stop beating around the bush.

  97. ..............
    October 1, 2013

    and il not recognise the opposition??

  98. hmmmm
    October 1, 2013

    Your party is not even in power yet, but you already plan on boycotting? hmph….what a start. I wonder if both of all you have to attend an international function to represent Dominica if you will boycott too. #lil boys#

  99. yes
    October 1, 2013

    hahahahahahaha who gives a damn what the uwp thinks u can boycott how much u want who gonna miss u blaaaaaaa blaaaa blaaaa blue vex blaaa

  100. No Surprise
    October 1, 2013

    Because of the extremely high illiteracy rate of Dominicans, any fool can lead them. Even the likes of Skerrit (and his regime), and Charles Savarin

  101. October 1, 2013

    I really cannot understand the oppodition. Why didnt they go to the house and make their case heard. They always deal with conflict by not going to the house and fight for the case of themselves and supporters.
    How was the election of the president not constitutional?
    I am a labourite and i would not necessarily chose this man as president because he is too politically minded but I will not remove myself from supporting my country at independence celebrations.

  102. real possie
    October 1, 2013

    Spaggs it don’t matter if u there or not it’s still the same all u guys do is get your checks then move on to putting a wedge between dominicans,i wld like to ask u a question who appoints who is it the President that appoint the PM or is it the other way around?i swear u all think its the President that has the power.

  103. Skerrit
    October 1, 2013

    Relax Hector, I’m Just covering all my Bases so that Just in case UWP wins, You still Need the president’s permission to investigate Me and i know my President Will always have my back

    Look on the Bright Side, At least this shows you i’m worried about losing.

    That is all..now get back to your suffering like the rest of Dominica, I got a trip to take and you little people are in my way

  104. octo
    October 1, 2013

    Is there any place in the constitution where it says that a goverment minister cannot become the President? If the answer is no, then why is there a provision for a minister to resign before being nominated to the Presidency.

  105. Sonia
    October 1, 2013

    Though I am a labourite, I fully support you John. I am flipping peeved at this nonsense.

    Because of this rubbish, I am non-partisan from now on. Hell to politicians!

  106. October 1, 2013

    why am I not suprised. UWP does never recognise anything that the DLP does. As much as I am not in favour of Charles Savarin as the president of Dominica, it is done. All we can do is work together and think about the next generation to build our country not destroy it.

  107. Dominica
    October 1, 2013

    Of course workers won’t attend their leader on Facebook 24/7. Just agree is Charlo that is the President of Dominica. And Skerro is the Pm and workers WILL never come back in power.

  108. Nice
    October 1, 2013

    Hector John, if you were a better opposition leader you could have stopped this by following the constitution properly. You and your party are a bunch of jokers. How could you help by staying out of parliament and what not. As for the Labour party and their overwhelming election of Savarin as President, you guys are ridiculous. I cannot believe this is the choice I have to make when I vote…a bunch of jokers vs a bunch of ridiculous Skerrit worshipers.

  109. Strategist
    October 1, 2013

    It is better to bring busloads of people to boo him whenever he talks… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  110. October 1, 2013

    So what, it is a habit of the uwp opposition to boycott all things so go back to your people;s parliament.By the way what happen to it nuh?

  111. Deleoncourt
    October 1, 2013

    What I would like you to do is to quote exactly what part of the constitution makes his ascension to the post of president unconstitutional. For real i am not partisan at all infact I dont care who is president, what I can’t stand fo however is a blanket statement like this is unconstitutional without an explanation and a quotation.

  112. Creative
    October 1, 2013

    I am listening to the PM on DBS right now and the way he is speaking has just confirmed to me that as he said we “are too free”, so he has taken Dominica’s and Dominicans’ freedom away. He installed HIS President under seige, with soldiers ready for battle if ANYONE tried to stop him. Dominica was taken hostage and its people were in captivity and that captivity will continue. He is on the radio right now talking to people like they are children and talking to callers, who disagree, with him, like he is Lord and master. He cannot even allow a dialogue between the caller and himself, he went on and on and on, attacking the man. Well the attack will continue, but the PM and his government must not forget that the constitution of Dominica is the same for ALL Dominicans. God IS IN CONTROL, and no matter how we twist things, the truth will come out and justice WILL BE served. Some of us may not be there to see it. Dominicans NOW AND IN THE NEAR FUTURE, UNTIL ELECTIONS, is the time for us to show who we are going to allow to work for us, or work against us. Right now nothing is working for us. Let us think about our children and grandchildren and generations to come, and the legacy we want to leave for them. GOD, I ask you to shine your light on Dominica and Dominicans, give us guidance and encouragement to strive for what is BEST for our country. Dear Lord, do not let our demoratic country turn to a Dictatorship. We know you are in control and everthing is possible with you, and prayers can move mountains.

  113. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    haha. Mr. John, while you may not like the choice personally, it is rather childish as Leader of the Opposition to make such as statement in public. So what if the UWP don’t attend any functions the President is at??? Would it be the first boycott by you guys and what have your previous boycotts acheived anyway??? What about the thousands of Dominicans who do not support you and your party, should they run away and shun you everytime you and your colleagues are in the same area as they are??? Common on, rise above this and show that you are a statesman worthy of consideration to higher political office, or else I am afraid you guys will continue to languish on the opposition benches!!!!!

  114. Doc. Love
    October 1, 2013

    I am very happy that Mr. Patrick John and his wife are alive to witness what is happening to Charles Savarin today. The saying, “the evil that men do always live with them,” could not be more fitting today then any other time. Because of Savarin’s tyrant behavior, caused Dominicans to give him the nickname, De Ayatollah, therefore, he will not stand down. However, it will be interesting to see how his wife handle the pressure she will have to face in the months and years to come.

    • Dominican in Saba
      October 1, 2013

      what d man wife has to do with that. All u Dominicians to damnn wicked

    • Negbawi
      October 1, 2013

      Yes let us run to the defense of PJ…the law preventing the free association to trade union, the law criminalizing media…the result a strike that every Dominican wasnin favor…yes amd the two failed coup…

      Yes lets make PJ a Hero and a Saint

      • Anonymous
        October 2, 2013

        pj was the best thing ever in da yea you can never find a better leader than him

    • Dominica
      October 1, 2013

      What was the REASON for Saverin’s action? Say it for the young to understand that Saverin helped SAVE DOMINICA

    • Yampain
      October 1, 2013

      You guys really have fowl brains. Are you all not remembering the arrogance of the then DLP led by PJ and his cohorts? The attempted coup to reinstate them to power? We would all have been doomed had they succeeded.

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2013

      you should be ashamed of yourself. Are you a true Dominican? why not ask Patrick John why was the acting by President Charles so effective, let him answer. If you are a woman shame on you.

      • Doc. Love
        October 1, 2013

        Dominica was under an economical crisis, Charles Savarin demanded a pay increase of one hundred and twenty percent for civil servants, the biggest increase any business or organization in Dominica had ever requested. He received it, I agree with you, the man was effective.

    • octo
      October 1, 2013

      Are you talking about Patrick Roland John? He wanted to jail Civil Servants at Cabritts; he wanted to curtail the press freedom that we have today; he was in cohort with Klu Klux Klan; he tried to take over by force. No, it cannot be Patrick Roland John.

  115. thiny
    October 1, 2013

    charles saverin is KNOWN BY THE PUBLIC TO BE SUPPORTING A CERTAIN party……anyone else who is elected is in support of a certain party ….lets not fool ourselves

  116. aa
    October 1, 2013

    Neither will i.

    • Jake Ayatolla Jnr
      October 1, 2013

      Me too. Accidentally gave you a thumbs down. So minus one.

  117. open minded
    October 1, 2013

    As a supporter of the late Rosie Douglas, my hero, and a former supporter of the Dominica Labour Party, my heart is bleeding on the inside as we remember and still mourn the death of Rosie Douglas, who brought Skerrit into the fold.
    What hurts even more is to see on this very date Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is using this time to elevate the person that is responsible for killing the DLP and kept them in utter darkness for 21 yrs. What an insult on all Dominicans and particularly DLP as echoed by Peter K this morning.
    As we all know Rosie never wanted to be in government with Charles Savarin. He was forced to because DLP only won 9 seats and he could not get uwpites like Ron Green, , Julius Timothy, and Earl Williams to cross over. What a good way to honor Rosie Mr. Skerrit!

  118. Life
    October 1, 2013

    Give my uncle a dam break! We all make mistakes! Didn’t lennox make a mistake in antigua?

    • hmmmm
      October 1, 2013

      THANK YOU!!!! Every one seems to forget the Antigua incident!! Hypocrites.

    • Abovethefold
      October 1, 2013

      An The Mistak in Antigua Was?????? …. Tell us? May its a mistake in your clueless brain…. but we waiting…

    • 4u2c
      October 1, 2013

      Your COMMENT has no merit! Read and understand not just read!

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2013

      What mistake was that? And why is Lennox the subject of your concern? You uncle got a damn break. we will see what he does with the damn break.

    • October 1, 2013

      Your uncle have made the most deploring mistakes and actions against my D’ican people and you want him to get a brake the most honourable thing you can do for him is to encourage him to step down from the Presidency because he is going to pay Your uncle didnt ran for election he is been repaid by Skerrit for helping him form the Govt who have my people in poverty, I guess you dont feel the injustice because your uncle can afford to help you out with hand outs well to bad because we dont want him for D’ica’s President . Your uncle will be embarassed because the people of D’ica will not accept his presidentcy and what goes around comes around .
      Love your uncle but remember it’s not about Lennox or the UWP we are fighting for DOMINICA people and our CONSTITUTION and the rule of LAW !

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2013

      Enlighten us since you know so well,”what was the mistake”?

      • Anonymous
        October 1, 2013

        Go bypass his bodyguard and ask him.

    • Antigua
      October 1, 2013

      Lennox the Journalist in Antigua wanted to overthrow the UPP Government inciting the people to wrong beaviour in our peacefull country. He got entangled in politics that he even lost his work permit. SKERRIT had to come to his defence so that the governbment to go easy on him and even all now so he comes to Antigua for his dues to be paid from an Antigua Labour Party candidate I will not mention.

      So why get certain financies from the ALP and you’re killing its brother party DLP?Lennox has lost all respect from Dominicans and Antiguans in the state of Anigua and Barbuda, he’s been noted to do alot of unspeakable things to attain that financing and its not a lie.

      His story is not well protected and nothing is hid in Antigua because we’re smaller than Dominica, if he wants his book to be opened we can open it from Antigua because his records are stink, he speaks against Honorable Skerrit.

      WHEN YOU DIG A GRAVE FOR SOMEONE , DIG ONE FOR YOURSELF TOO.

      • Maui
        October 2, 2013

        Is there anymore ? Are you you done? Go on open the book we await more from you.If that’s all we can do to deter Lenox we are not ready yet. So many of our so call politicians with dirty,dirty stinking laundry and we only want to focus on Lenox when people talking constitution and fair play.

  119. SO what?
    October 1, 2013

    Jump high,jump low,ya’ll doe really have to recognize it nor stand for it,charlo is president! At the of the day “IF”lennox ever becomes prime minister,the same way he have a problem with ‘the present administration’ bigging up themselves and their family is the same thing lennox and his squad will do,all of allu singing for allu supper. He will build a bigger house than the one he have in morne daniel,he will travel too,big up his family too,make sure all the lintons;especially those in marigot well off! So i doe see why people backlashing skerrit! all of them will do d same! EVERYBODY LOOKING FOR THEIR POCKET!

    • John Paul
      October 1, 2013

      When the UWP takes the DLP or it’s Members to court it is considered “Terrorism” and that the DLP will go after UWP like Obama goes after Alqueda.
      When the DLP puts Charles Savarin in the Seat of the President and gives Him the highest honour in the land it is ok because ? He did not terrorize dominicans?we could go on but enough said.There is no defence for this action

    • October 1, 2013

      Get a copy of your CONSTITUTION and take the time to read it and stop blaming Lennox for something you PM did, stop being a stupid fool educate yourself befor you post comments what is wrong with people like you a you saying that the people of D’icans mean nothing to you so they can go ahead and brake all the laws big deal well that mean we shouldnt have any persons in jail in D’ica as Skerrit said we are too free so let us all be free.

  120. Mee3
    October 1, 2013

    I understand you and what you’re saying. Although I do not like Mr.Savarin as president you all (UWP) are to be blamed as well. You all had time to norminate someone as well but the news is that you all waited until it was too late (more than 14 days). so even if we do not like who the PM norminated, live with it since you all have to be blamed since to did not do what you were suppose to do in time (if the news is correct). If it is correct, are you all serious about forming the next governemnt, if yes, i think you all have some work to do. I am an independent and will wait until i hear and see all what both prties has to offer.

  121. Those who have eyes.
    October 1, 2013

    I JUST CANNOT UNDERSTAND HOW SOME LABOURITES AND OTHERS SO WICKED IN THIS COUNTRY…YOUR prime minister IS the one who is bringing such crisis in the country… having to go through 3 candidates.. and electing out of the thousands of dominicans… charles savrain.. WHY WHY WHY, tell me how the hell you can defend skerrit to your last breath and all this foolishness is his doing.. he is wickedly doing this..

  122. Bogoroy
    October 1, 2013

    Irresponsible and divisive! More of the same koshonie from UWPwee.

    • Roy Williams
      October 1, 2013

      If the UWP is koshonie, why did the police had to put a blockage on Victoria Street and were well armed with M16s, just because a little meeting was called by Mr. Lennox Linton and the UWP.

  123. Dominica_Lover
    October 1, 2013

    Will they accept anyone?

  124. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    UWP acting like a set of little boys… They want to lead the Country but they don’t want to follow leadership themselves… because you are opposition doesn’t mean you have to oppose EVERYTHING the government does. They just there crying crying… a set of little boys in men’s bodies. UWP will never get back in power because they are not ready yet!!!!! Me that say that.

    • PC
      October 1, 2013

      who are you? :twisted:

    • faceup
      October 1, 2013

      Who ever you are, you are just another ILLITERATE, BRAINWASHED, MOUTH FED LABOURITE !

    • real possie
      October 1, 2013

      back u 100% they say a change is coming but lord all eyes on u for so long there was three nomination and now u coming with one after the time past,i tell them already that change came in 2000 the thing that gets me with the uwp followers these guys make so much blunders is no way am the only one seeing this,the PM gave u wide opening from the time u had people backing u on Mrs Boyd your nomination shld have been front and center but ah ah.

    • 4u2c
      October 1, 2013

      Anonymous if you want to continue to beg and be in last place then DLP will be there forever! If u serious about governing and not running to foreign territory for survival — Antigua, USA , England or Canada then this DLP needs to get the hell OUT!!

    • St. Joe Massive
      October 1, 2013

      Open your eyes wide and you will see the little boys.

    • me dayba
      October 1, 2013

      I support this post. Time to grow up and find better strategies to deal with issues concerning the people. Boy cutting all functions wont cause anything. I was reallt disappointed in his cries to tell plp not to allow their children to go to functions where the president is. My children r not in ur bz ness.

    • October 1, 2013

      Do you know what the position of an Opposition roll is if you do your comments are blind sided so I would say lock back and come back. But I understand you love your PM but not your Dominican people of the rule of LAW.

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2013

      @Anonymous! You said Me that say that. If you want to be so bold then put up your name man. We say we will not recognize him and that is our damn business. Go to hell!! Go to hell according to your leader.

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2013

      Amen!!! You get to decide this for a whole nation. Amen!!!

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2013

      I agree with you

  125. Dominican in Saba
    October 1, 2013

    wow wow wow

  126. Sonia
    October 1, 2013

    Though I am a labourite, I fully support you John. I am flipping peeved at this nonsense.

    Because of this rubbish, I am non-partisan from now on. Hell to politicians!

    • ????????
      October 1, 2013

      You are no Labourite. Stop using those tricks using persons to say that this person is a Labourite and talking for you all. Stop this new strategy of calling Labourites names and saying they turn. What do you intend to do to fool those who follow you further. Those if you right they go right and repeating what you say without any proof at all. To spread slander and lies. Stop this!

  127. Not again
    October 1, 2013

    Uwp needs to focus on the future of the party and stop behaving like little boys. I thought he was going to say i am going to move out of Dominica because the president resides on the island. This is such childish behavior from these guys i am starting to wonder what would happen if they actually win an election.

  128. Chakademus
    October 1, 2013

    Banana Republic. The whole process of choosing the president was pathetic. Partisan candidates, unqualified candidate, no proper vetting ahead of time. Come on, we can do better than that. Whether one agrees with the choice or not, we expect our affairs to be properly managed. Now we have the nominal president of the country not being recognized by the opposition. Pathetic. Banana republic. It’s embarrassing.

    • Chakademus
      October 1, 2013

      So Webbie, I see my post has been censored. To this point I have always had respect and love for this site and the opportunity for Dominicans to comment on the news relating to our homeland. Now, I am wondering. I am pretty sure my comment did not contravene your comment policy. Is a strong comment that looks at the issues and assesses the painful truth too much? Is it offensive to say that the process was mismanaged and it makes us look like a banana republic too close to the truth for comfort?
      At the very least if a person is being censored it would be nice to get some feedback as to why. Note well, that commenters drive traffic to the site and so increase your ad revenue, so you cannot afford to alienate us.

  129. kub
    October 1, 2013

    Blue vex are you, live with it, labor rule’s.

  130. ArAb
    October 1, 2013

    We will not all support the decision made. Parliament is dominated by DLP and if the truth is that the country is split or not in support of the decision made; i ask where was the opposition when the vote was passed.

    UWP show where you stand in all aspects of the system we living in. Protest when necessary, go on the media, vote…etc. Performing all acts possible will prove the UWP candidates as leaders.

    Participation will make us follow, remember every vote counts. NEXT TIME SHOW UP AND VOTE

    THANKS

  131. girl
    October 1, 2013

    Here we go again with the little boys of the UWP…They failed to present a nominee for president now the magie from bawi saying he will not go to any functions that His Excellency Charles Savarin is present. You cannot present a nominee on a political platform. Your party was supposed to write an official letter to the Speaker of the House. Stop trying to draw unnecessary attention…Stupes..

  132. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    And on the day he is elected as the President of Dominica, a supermarket, which he asked the public to boycott, is closing down. A public figure calling on people to boycott a private sector business because of differing political viewpoints? And so ended independent free thought. Will we only support those who wear our colours, will we boycott family, friends and neighbors as we “get ready for battle? Eh las where we going but down.

    • ????????
      October 1, 2013

      Did Mr Savarin hold people and prevent people from going to the Supermarket??? Pathetic? The Way you people think.

  133. ParoInRoseau
    October 1, 2013

    Them man does just get me pissed off! Where were you yesterday to voice your opinion in the house? Its almost been 24 hours and now you want to talk or comment! Both parties are not ready! Labour doing what they want and workers talking big talk and when time to act they sit quietly! I cannot deal with any of you wannabe politicians! Just wasting Dominicans time…some persons even forget that we are in the independence season with all these political nonsense that’s going on!Let’s talk about the people who have lost their jobs at CH, or elsewhere on the island…the hundreds who are going to graduate from college this month…will they be able to get jobs with their degrees or leave Dominica and never to return! That is the issues at hand! Savarin is not my choice for president he it too politically involved but to hell with it!!!!!!! Lets move the …. on!

    ParoInRoseau

    All now I want a dollar

  134. Peace
    October 1, 2013

    This is an immature decision. Every time time something goes wrong the UWP wants to boycott. I was really beginning to support UWP, but these kinds of decisions are just as bad as what Skerritt is doing. DO NOT encourage children to not attend functions of the President. What nonsense is that, what are you teaching our children. Regardless of how he got there and regardless of how many people may not want him there, you can not encourage children to disrespect the office of the President. We already have a moral crisis in the country. I thought Lennox was bringing a new type of politics. As far as I see UWP is going to cause more malice and division in the country with this boycott. Do you realize how many events you will have to miss. This is not proper representation of people. You should have been in Parliament to cast your vote for the record. Show that you guys are cut from a different cloth. Fight the decision in a better way, not by calling the man names and asking people to disrespect the office of president. I personally don’t believe Savarin should be President but who am I to judge him as a person. Maybe this might be a turning point for him to change. We don’t know what is in this man’s heart and mind. Pray for him that God will work in him. Don’t be hateful. He has a family and a very lovely one at that. All these hurtful words also hurt those close to him. Let us grow up an teach our kids how to solve problems the right way. We also can’t always get what we want, so we have to learn to live in peace with certain decisions. Next time make sure your party has the majority in the House. This should be your main goal right now.

  135. Anonymous
    October 1, 2013

    who cares

  136. Me
    October 1, 2013

    Again I ask you john which part of the constitution was violated? Stop the hate already and move on. uwp can not bully their way into office.

    • Me too
      October 1, 2013

      The constitution which states that 14 days period darling was violated.

      The character of Charles Saverin is not one to be representing you or I and Dominica

    • Even dno
      October 1, 2013

      dno have become very political and they clearly favor the opposition. Remember the opposition suppoters called for the polls that dno are putting out. Whether you publish our comments or not we will not be fooled by you. Some Dominicans are too biased. So much for good journalism. We have seen this before.

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