UWP’s “Coast to Coast in 25” kicks off

UWP party officials outside their headquarters on the first day of their 25-day campaign
UWP party officials outside their headquarters on the first day of their 25-day campaign

The United Workers Party (UWP) on Thursday morning kicked off a 25-day campaign to 21 constituencies around in the island in what party leader, Lennox Linton, described as ‘historical and important.’

As a bus carrying party officials prepared to leave Roseau for the first stop in Grand Fond, Linton told a brief press conference that the event, dubbed ‘Coast to Coast in 25’,  “is the celebration of the common sense to know that Dominica needs to change and the uncommon courage to believe that we can get ourselves to a better place.”

The campaign ends on December 1 and Linton vows the party will “touch every nook and cranny, every heart, every mind across the Commonwealth of Dominica.”

UWP leader Lennox Linton addressing the media
UWP leader Lennox Linton addressing the media

He remarked that the UWP will be carrying a message “of a vision for the country that tells we can be become the best place to live, to work and to enjoy life in the global community not withstanding the hopelessness right now.”

The message will be one of hope, according to Linton.

“This is a message of hope, this is a message of the new Dominica that we are taking across the country beginning this morning right here outside of our offices on Marlborough Street,” he said.

Linton stated that the UWP will once again be seen as a party that gets the job done. “We are the thinkers of the political landscape of this country,” he stated. “We will be seen for what we have been to know to do in the past; a party that gets the job done. As we think it, so we will rethink, we will renew, we will rebuild this economy to one that is growing at a rate of six to seven percent per year and capable of delivering 5,000 jobs in the first three years.”

The party leader pointed out that the UWP will not be doing the same thing the Dominica Labour Party has been doing for the past 14 years, which he claims has not served the interest of the people of the country.

“It is going to come from vision, it is  going to come from knowing the business fundamentals, it is going to come from our values, it is going to come from our ability to plan strategically and to execute with excellence against those plans,” Linton pointed out.

The party said “Coast to Coast in 25” will target farmers, fishermen, shop keepers, public officers, construction workers, port workers, artistes and musicians, sports men and women, housewives, students, unemployed youth and ‘men on the block.’

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186 Comments

  1. READY
    November 10, 2013

    The itinerary should be available….

  2. Diamond
    November 10, 2013

    The Labour Party has always been about people, to build a better Dominica for everyone. It stands for freedom and positive constructive progress. The Labour Party makes no baseless promises. Dominica coming Election will be the greatest test in our history of the judgement and common sense of our people. Its is very eady to set out a list of aims. What matters is whether it will carried through. Our government have always delivered. Mr. Prime Minister have done wonderful things for our people and country.

  3. Jcb
    November 8, 2013

    forward we go we need change it is a must :mrgreen:
    Go Lennox go take the Dominica forward

    o

  4. MWE PAS MAYLAY
    November 8, 2013

    butt say moon salah sah patni twavi pour feh? i am a labourite nd yes i will let u all enter into my newly built house that te pm helped me with, i wanna hear wat u guys have to say so i can vote for u all, :mrgreen:

  5. Santa Claus
    November 8, 2013

    Last night’s meeting in Grand fond was great. However, Mr. Linton needs to spice it up much more than he dead. He must spend some time by himself practicing to be a public speaker. To me although the info he gave was very good, he somehow was sounding too much like he was doing a radio program. I would also want to see Mr. Isaac speak a little longer because he sounds like a person with a lot of knowledge. So yes it was great but please lively it up!

  6. Dat u hear wi!
    November 8, 2013

    Do not come to Paix-Bouche, Anse de mai, Calibishie…I repeat…Do not come to Paix-Bouche, Anse de mai, Calibishie…you will just be wasting your time!!

    • Anonymous
      November 8, 2013

      what are you afraid of?

    • Fish water
      November 8, 2013

      I know Paix Bouche and Anse de mai people are the most backward thinking people in Dominica. I believe Dominica would be much much better if people from Paix-Bouche and Anse de mai and Portsmouth did not had to vote. They have been politicaly blind for many, many, many years. No wonder when DFP won in 1980 or 85, Miss Charles echoed similar sentiment when You guys elected Rosie Douglas.

    • Santa Claus
      November 8, 2013

      @ Dat u hear wi!You know what “Paix BOuche” means in English? So just do what the English word suggests you should do. Do you also know what “ANSE de Mai” mean in English?

    • Anonymous
      November 9, 2013

      aye aye Kai mama qui la man

  7. Anonymous
    November 8, 2013

    My leader do me a favour. But that long sleeve down please, you not Blackmoore. And get into the political speech thing. Change the tone while on the platform, spicy it up. You kind of kill the hyped crowd last night. The substance was good, although you need to break it down to the lowest level. But hype it up a little bro!

    • C
      November 9, 2013

      when mista take out dem long sleeves is massive muscles you duz see, and dat duz intimidate dem labourites. So go ez on him is not fress he palying

  8. VICTORY
    November 8, 2013

    That UWP bus reminds me of Obama’s victory bus…..Forward we go with UWP

    • Anonymous
      November 8, 2013

      Same thins I was saying. Coast to Coast, meeting the people. Now he needs to get groups of people in the community to carry on. I see alot of Obama strategy in there.

  9. truthman
    November 8, 2013

    you all need more days . you should spend a day in each village

  10. dom
    November 8, 2013

    I am just amazed at these guys strategy. U can see intellegence and innovation. good luck guys

  11. Dominican By Birth
    November 8, 2013

    Keep doing what you all are doing cause i see a p.m trembling and you all are surely getting him to do things like wild fire…WOW

  12. Inside Penville
    November 8, 2013

    Let them come see the great wall of SCARBY that they finish. the water project that can not be finished after two years and the stones and sand that are just lying on the playground. nothing is happening for the village. WORKERS

  13. law and order
    November 7, 2013

    I hope they succeed because they are the party which made Dominica a real independent nation with their vision unfortunately for them,Dominicans are still stuck in voting not for the good of the country but the good of the individual. They are too young to understand about the reason the constitution serve or too old or too greedy. A government with integrity is what we need. Is Lennox Linton the man I don’t know.

  14. Tarzan
    November 7, 2013

    First of all if u have something which is working why change it and change to what good to bad? We Dominicans can remember that DA was bankrupt under uwp it took courage from the late PM Pierre Charles to do the right thing to turn the country around. We won’t forget hide beyind Ur sun glasses as much as u want we know who u are, ” THIN SKIN “.

  15. Neg Mawon
    November 7, 2013

    It’s a shame that all these gutter comments and no positive talk to uplift the country. A magway sa!!

  16. mac
    November 7, 2013

    now I c u guys are really a bunch of unemploys looking for work , not country,25 days for the entire day.you mean you and your supporters don’t work linton to be out for so manydays.

    • Mamize
      November 8, 2013

      No Mac, you have it wrong. because unemployment is so high in this country, everybody is at home.

      • Grand Bay Girl
        November 9, 2013

        If they were employed they would be paying taxes and we would have a better cash flow. They don’t work they don’t pay taxes so they are not helping
        the unemployment rate. lol

  17. fil
    November 7, 2013

    Republican tea party group.

    • Anonymous
      November 8, 2013

      Let them keep drinking tea..
      LMAOF.. smh.

  18. forreal
    November 7, 2013

    coast to coast is great,but i hope they are going to tell the people,who are their funding agencies,who is their go to country,because for sure,we currently living by that same same example,skerrit had to run to venzuella,the chinese,america an europe have their own demons to coup with,right now the people are hungry and angry,they want to go forward,so promises of the return to eden ain’t going to work,so they better be in spirit and in truth,they not trying to hear,who was never a US citizen,all this is going to be whatever,the people need to hear facts,how they going to deliver on them jobs promises.

    • forreal
      November 7, 2013

      and on another personal note,colors carry a very signifant meaniing,only we dont take some simple sciences for instances,blue really lives you blue,it lives you singing the blues,mark my word.

      • Anonymous
        November 8, 2013

        And red means DANGER!

      • Asterix
        November 8, 2013

        @Forreal: While you are at it with colours and their meaning can you answer these questions? When people say they are in the red what does it mean? When you are driving and your coolant temperature, speedometer or tachometer approaches red what does it mean? If you go on a red light what does it mean? When your battery charger shows red what does it mean? If your skin is broken and you see red what does it mean? What color are danger signs painted in? Just a few questions on the colour red.

      • Mojo1
        November 9, 2013

        @forreal,

        So that the septic level of politics u belching now? Instead of dealing with facts and issues u wasting time talking superstitious mumbo-jumbo about colours.

        Allu man like to boast allu have all types of degrees, but in reality is DE_GREASE allu have in allu head.

      • bluered
        November 17, 2013

        red is ignorance and anger

    • November 8, 2013

      Dont you think it’s time that you go back to the soil wasnt that how you and your parents made money the same money they spent on you and today you turn out to be one of Dominica ‘s most disapontments,hand outs have become so sweet not one wants to give it up for real work

  19. Open Eyes
    November 7, 2013

    I cannot wait to be graced with the presence of this great team

  20. lee
    November 7, 2013

    God did good thing for us and we were so ungrateful we crucified him. I leaving you all with these words. we must be very careful wht we do in life.

  21. Nmc
    November 7, 2013

    All the Best my Brothers and Sisters. The Change is definitely coming. Jump on the UWP victory Train Dominicans

    • WE VOTING UWP
      November 7, 2013

      Change is a must. Change is not an option. We are confident with the UWP. The power of the people shall triumph .

  22. De Original Met Yo
    November 7, 2013

    Well well well, I saw a few real idiotic comments on here, but the responses were quite on point. Plus the Thumbs down as compared to the Thumbs Up is chalk on cheese.

    There is nothing stopping the change that will take place in Dominica. Absolutely Nothing.

    • WE VOTING UWP
      November 7, 2013

      There is absolutely nothing to stop the change that is already taking place.

  23. thebushmaninda
    November 7, 2013

    I hope this is not a continuation of the Skerrit lie to the people approach that we have gotten so sick of. 5000 thousand new jobs? thebushmaninda is all about jobs as a way to move the economy forward. But 5000 jobs in 3 years, Mr Linton is this a dream, please explain how do you intend to bring this into reality. 5000 thousand jobs in 3 years would mean one year in which almost 3 thousand new jobs will have been created, how do you plan to do this, what is the nature of these jobs. Are they good jobs that provide a living wage? Please explain.

    “The party said “Coast to Coast in 25″ will target farmers, fishermen, shop keepers, public officers, construction workers, port workers, artistes and musicians, sports men and women, housewives, students, unemployed youth and ‘men on the block.’” What about the business men and women? If you plan to deliver on the 5000 job promise you better target the business community.

    the bushmaninda is looking for a change, a real change, please don’t use the people’s ignorance against them.

  24. South East
    November 7, 2013

    I think that’s a very good idea. All political parties have their strategy, and if the UWP believes that’s a method of getting to the people then so be it. The PM attracts people with his charm and money so be it. The devil in hell has its people. It all boils down to politics. I think its the oppositions duty to go to the people and educate them. Their duty should not be restricted to the house of assembly.
    As a matter of fact my thinking of a Parliamentary Representative is to be in the constituency working with the people on the ground and leave the administration of a Ministry to the Permanent Secretaries. Parl Reps just go and sit in a Ministry with jacket and tie and return to the electorate at election time is non-sense. Get work done in your constituency man.
    Any way that is just my philosophy.

  25. Anonymous
    November 7, 2013

    wake up every one no more sleeping

  26. john bess
    November 7, 2013

    Thanks for the visit,now i know who and what i voting for ,since i voted skeritt,he forget me,fat cover his dimples so he dont need us.I making a change for the better !

  27. Trucker
    November 7, 2013

    Hopefully this UWP move will get us paid as government is spending money buying votes and banks seizing our trucks.

  28. %
    November 7, 2013

    Graeat move guys. Love you all. Please visit GrandBay and the Petite Savanne constituency. These two constituencies have been largely neglected by Skerrit and the cabal.
    SPECIAL SALUTE to our soon to be PM Lennox Linton.

    • Grand Bay Girl
      November 9, 2013

      I hope u speaking for ur self as it relates to Grand Bay, Except they show me the tree with the 5000 thousand jobs lol

  29. Views Expressed
    November 7, 2013

    Go for it Lennox and UWP …..Dominica needs a change and NOW…
    Dominicans wake up , lets go for development.

    UWP on the road……village consult…..

  30. I am Dominica
    November 7, 2013

    Some people truly think that only labourites are Dominicans.

  31. Anonymous
    November 7, 2013

    After the massive rejection the Dominican people gave these guys over the independence season and their call for boycott this is an obvious face saving stunt to try to keep themselves relevant. Unfortunately for them the majority of Dominicans will just see more clearly who these guys really are: a bunch of unemployed who cannot create a single job for themselves and are hoping to come in to power to reap off the public purse. These guys are already dressed in their Stockfarm Blues, Skerrit should just grab them and put them to work on the side of the roadside to help with the cleanup of the country. At least then they would be of some use to the country!!!!

    • Toure
      November 8, 2013

      Did you read what you posted on here man?Are you people for real? If you have nothing good to say just keep quiet and wine to the side.

    • Anonymous
      November 8, 2013

      I really thought that Dominicans rejected the call for the boycott until I saw the Dictatorship letter commanding schools to be shut down. Then I think I got a little bit more enthusiastic about the UWP team. We may joke around with this creeping behavior but if it continues Dominicans will regret it.

  32. Vee
    November 7, 2013

    That’s a fresh idea, tired of the same old. wish them luck. Hope good things come off this effort

  33. Joe
    November 7, 2013

    Brillant- thake the message of hope to the people and take the fight to the political enenemy.
    Best of luck.

  34. CHILD OF GOD
    November 7, 2013

    In God we all trust not in either leader or leaders.

    Follow Gods’ word and stop following popularity on either political end.

  35. unemployed youth
    November 7, 2013

    don’t forget to pass in the south, we are waiting,how many years we are voting labour and not a mint for the south, change is a must, WORKERS!!!!!! all the way.

  36. seeko
    November 7, 2013

    yesi. lennox look like he ready for the job boy.check the man in his sun glasses.gone are the the days of dimples, garbage bins,lies and blatant corruption

  37. November 7, 2013

    good job mr:Linton, good job, hope you take up a few collection to put gas in the bus as you go village to village.

  38. Just Blaze
    November 7, 2013

    I dont think Roosevelt Skerrit did a very good job as PM. I see a lot of infrastrucural development in terms of the stadium the roads and other buildings but I dont get the feeling that job creation and economic development was a mian priority of skerrit. I would defenitely vote him out. BUt not to replace him with Lennox Linton. Lennox Linton and a lot of the UWP members edison James in particular are not able to take Dominica forward. Appointment of Charles Savarin as president just goes to show the lack of respect skerrit has for policy and procedure.

    • Joe
      November 7, 2013

      Who do yoyu want Blaze? The Queen of England or The Duke of Scotland? Where are you from anyway?

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      November 7, 2013

      R U 4 real?!

    • Views Expressed
      November 7, 2013

      so what on earth are you saying JUST Blaze…you have one egg and you want to eat both halves…..make up your mind what you are seeing and saying, . I further advise that you get help to understand why to vote Skerrit and Labour party out of Dominica.
      Lennox has not been in office, he is credible and developmentally focussed, , is this too blind to see.
      Please do Dominica a favour

    • hm
      November 7, 2013

      Allu Dominicans to Damn Wicked… allu seem to have memory lapse. You need to be quiet

    • Roughcake
      November 7, 2013

      It seems that anything bad said against Linton and UWP is deemed ” Low comment rating, ” and the same said against Skerrit is allowed to stand.What a one sided news room you run.I dear you to print this “Linton as a person is not good enough to lick Skerrit’s boots ” There is only one person in UWP with any dignity and that’s the Salisbury rep. The rest are rabble.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      November 8, 2013

      Most of the time when I call a spade, what it is “a spade” some people use it against me suggesting that I am into calling people out of their manes!

      Nonetheless, to involve Edison James into your comments prove ht you are not quite aware of what is happing in Dominica, and Dominica’s politics.If you had any clue you would have heard that Edison James, and Prevost, Ron Green, and others has decided to quit!

      Prevost and James will not be running for any constituency in the up coming election, they have decided not to run, their replacements have already been named; Lennox Linton will seek to represent the village of Marigot, where have you been man?

      As for your claim the UWP did not accomplish in the short period of time they held power, even if you have not said it in so many words, is idiotic, and senseless. The UWP served less than five years in power, start with the secondary school in the village in Castle Bruce, and count the rest of what they have done in that short space of time, and you will come to the realization that had time played on the side of the UWP, Dominica might well be in a more advanced state!

      There is a village to the South of the island, which never had pipe borne water to that village, which they now have, the project was started by the UWP, and completed by the coalition government, the Labor Party quickly took the credit for that; that however, is one they did not shut down.

      For your information whoever you are; you are uninformed, therefore I must tell you had it not been for the stupidity, and vision-less operatives of the Labor Party, along with a combination of members of the DFP, and mainly the Roseau bourgeois; bourgeoisie, and their dumb mentality Dominica would have an International Airport up and running more than fifteen years ago!

      One individual coined the word corruption, which perhaps was never heard before in Dominica, made it synonymous, thus it was used against the UWP leading to them loosing at the poles. You need to be fair, and tell the truth, don’t only critique because you dislike someone: in case I believe you dislike Lennox Linton.

      Look; I like Skerrit a lot, I have communicated with him on many occasions, however, I am disappointed that after all these years in office, he has failed to build an International Airport in the country. Nothing else could be more important, I was sure as a young man he would have had a better vision then his predecessors, and I can tell him to his face, all the money spent on Melville Hall Airport, is nothing less than an engineered waste of money.

      The money spent on Melville Hall Airport to install landing lights could have built an new International Airport, that was the hope, that was the plan, that’s what was commenced by the UWP which the Labor Party shut down as soon as they siege power.

      Don’t come here talking crap critiquing people simply because you do not like them.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • Grand Bay Girl
        November 9, 2013

        But u are doing the same .Criticizing him for his opinion,

  39. South Beach FL
    November 7, 2013

    This could very well cause the Ruling Regime to Hasten there Pace towards certain neglected policies and programs that were collecting dust on the shelves…

    to what will be the outcome of the voters to read between the lines of either party is left to be seen…..the night of the election ballots being counted could be interesting…

    Dominicans don’t vote on issues..they get excited over small idiotic ideas….the Today’s Dominica.

  40. Hope
    November 7, 2013

    When will you visit GrandBay?

  41. SkerritDoThat
    November 7, 2013

    I get my $20,000.00, what u all giving me for my vote?

    • dafriend
      November 7, 2013

      it’s gonna be the last time you’ll get anything from the Red Clinic. By the way, have you got now shame to even broadcast the results of your begging efforts.

  42. INTERESTING
    November 7, 2013

    Congratulation Laborites!

    As it appears, the independence celebrations were incident-free because only laborites were out in large numbers.

    Sorry UWP, you guys did a good thing by boycotting the celebrations.

    Now we see who are the trouble makers.

    Please stay out of anything civil in our lovely Dominica.

    Thank you

    • hahahahah
      November 7, 2013

      U must be an idiot.. ur comment alone states that UWP are the ones who start fights and destruction… Labourites are peaceful people

    • Me't vize'
      November 7, 2013

      I approve this message.

    • Anonymous
      November 8, 2013

      I think The Govt need to invest more into RED CLINIC Scholarships. Supporters can’t be this dumb.

  43. john doe
    November 7, 2013

    Boss man we don’t want Toulon again in Colihaut he is are complete waste. UWP get are good person. I am from Colihaut and I am tired of seeing./…. representing me.

    • hm
      November 7, 2013

      Shut the hell up you illiterate donkey

      • Toure
        November 8, 2013

        You are absolutely out of place,look in the mirror and come again.

  44. just saying
    November 7, 2013

    hide behind your sunglasses lenox doh never take them out. anyway when you come to my home and i’m waiting cause i know you WILL pass i want you to look at me straight in my coco zieux when you promise me anything.i am unbiased and fair and will give you a fair chance like anybody else.

  45. If i should say so
    November 7, 2013

    Do these guys have jobs? chupssss… I wish the PM would call election next week, let linton, ronnie and the rest of that clan get a heart attack…

    • Toure
      November 8, 2013

      I believe you may suffer from one first.Why are you so infuriated? Have the words rational,logical,patriotism and democratic rights eluded you?Dominica is still a free country,remember that!

  46. Don Stevens
    November 7, 2013

    Unwanted Pathetic Puppets. That is what UWP stands for. It is obvious Dominicans are NOT buying what you are selling. History will forever consider you a one term party. You offer Dominicans no hope, no vision and no sense of optimism. Your constant negative personal attacks on the Prime Ministers does not advance your cause; in fact it adversly affects it. Even a disenfranchised Labourite like me would NEVER vote for you. Lennox Linton, Eddison James, Hector John are all comics. Your campaign looks more like a running episode of ‘The Last Comic Standing’. You stand no chance at defeating the Labour Party so I am puzzled as to why you even waste your time and resources undertaking an obviously futile endeavour. Don’t mean to deflate you but I’m just being honest.

    • Lil
      November 8, 2013

      @ Don Stevens. You are “disenfranchised”? What do you mean? Who took away your right to vote or your rights of citizenship? I guess when you state you will never vote for UWP, you are correct if you no longer have the right to vote. On another note, your honest opinion seems misinformed. I can only advise you to listen to the real issues and close your ears to the fluff. Once upon a time I would have never listened to the UWP. Now, I think they present a good, even credible argument towards a better DA. I will vote for whom I think has the best plan going forward. Don’t tell me too much about the past, but the future – the future of my children and grandchildren is what I will vote for.

    • Grand Bay Girl
      November 9, 2013

      He offered 5000 jobs, He not going to sispan China he going to keep China…d same China he killing Skerrit for ,All children the rich the poor and Famous going to get free bus fare and free school fees..Then he going to get a job for himself Finally
      LOL LOL

  47. Political Observer
    November 7, 2013

    Don’t these people have jobs?? In the middle of a week day like that.

    • ???///
      November 7, 2013

      Every Thursday, Ministers have Constituency Day and when they are paid to work for the State. …..What is your point?

    • Leadership
      November 7, 2013

      are they doing something bad?

    • MissB
      November 7, 2013

      FYI …this venture plays an integral part in their job to throw out the current administration in order to get you a job or a better one

    • %
      November 7, 2013

      @ Political Observer You political yard fowl of Skerrit spewing garbage ALL OVER MY COMPUTER SCREEN. It’s part of their job to expose corruption in government.DIDN’T YOU KNOW THAT. IT’S ALSO YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, but you prefer being an accomplice of corruption. Do you know that our soon to be Prime Minister, LENNOX LINTON has contributed in excess of $500 000.00 BOBOL MONEY to our treasury. You think a lazy slave and groveler to Skerrit feet can contribute that amount to our treasury in your lazy lifetime?
      THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING THAT HAVE YOU BAR ZOO DEE. TAKE THAT!

  48. Ben Dover
    November 7, 2013

    This is a great idea…. but Dominicans don’t vote on ideas…..they vote for what you can give me: a hundred dollars there, a piece of plywood here, a free lunch at a rally.

    It is shameful to say the least.

    Look at Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe turned that country from the “breadbasket of Africa” to one of the poorest in the world. They even have a billion dollar note in that country.

    And yet people keep voting him? Why? He gives handouts when the time is right. During the last elections his party was giving out free tablets. In a country where inflation is rampant.

    Same thing happening in Dominica. SHAME

    • Laplaine
      November 7, 2013

      Speak for yourself. I don’t vote for things because never received anything from any government. I would never put Lennox in power to lead me. No matter what UWP does they will never win. Another five years for Skerro….

  49. Santa Claus
    November 7, 2013

    A great team with a tremendous message! However, Dom-in-a-can will always be dummies and it seems as if even if you give them a bumping ball that can bump from the kitchen to the hall, they still will not marry you and it’s no wonder why Dominica is so backward.
    As a former DLP,and DFP supporter, until 2005 when I decided to vote workers, it’s clear to me that we are politically blind in Dominica. Let’s be honest guys; what UWP did for Dominica in 4.5 years, has there ever been a government that came close to matching their accomplishments in 13 years? We just witnessed the World Creole Festival and creole in the park which Roosevelt Skerrit said was very successful. But whose vision was it? Was it not UWP that introduced both programs to enhance our culture and be able to bring foreign dollars to the country? Can you imagine if they were in power today! What about Digecel? Was it not as a result of UWP breaking that monopoly C&W enjoyed for how many years on at the expense of Dominica, that put us in a position where we can communicate with our loved ones and friend for much less? If UWP was in power would we not have our international airport instead of STV? Would Carnival not still be ducking in Dominica? Would farmers be turned beggars? What about Windsor Park? Was it not their vision which DPL put on a side for how many years until they gave us a Chinaes version that we have to spend so much money on? Didn’t they build high schools in Grandbay and Castle Bruce? Guys we wickedly kicked them out 13 years ago but their positive impact on the nation cannot be kicked out as they are still there to remind us of how blind, silly, and ignorant we are.

    • FAST N FURIOUS
      November 7, 2013

      Your belly full,eh?Why don’t you talk of destruction they did to the banana industry and social security when they claimed they were doing something tou pa tou.Talk of the debt they left the country in that took 13years to clean.Uwp left the Treasury empty.

  50. hmmmmm
    November 7, 2013

    come on guys am waiting on you all with open hands an mind grate job keep it rolling

  51. villager
    November 7, 2013

    25 days to deliver COMMONSENCE!!! Brilliant idea

  52. Bagatelle
    November 7, 2013

    I think it’s a great idea . They are the opposition so it is good to let the people of the country know that there is an opposition. Opposition party is very important in a democratic world. Go to the people and let them know that the party is not going to give them hand outs for votes ,but want to hear and discuss what they want and willing to do to help for the development of self and country together not by ONE MAN , Don’t wait until election to go ,now is really a good time.

    • hm
      November 7, 2013

      What opposition???

      • Bagatelle
        November 8, 2013

        what opposition ? you are sooooooo locked up in your ignorance that you don’t know the importance of opposition . No matter whether you like them , vote for them , they are here and they a letting people like you know that . Image if there was no opposition ? can you image ? In so many countries around the world people are fighting and dying to have an opposition voice , now you have it you want to discard it .

  53. Pale Face
    November 7, 2013

    May the good Lord go with you all. You all are doing a worthy cause by trying to save our Country for our Children. Don’t be intimidated by the words of a few cowards – they are being paid as usual. Prayers are with you all. One day we’ll drive out the invaders who are amongst us. The day is coming.

  54. Negbawi
    November 7, 2013

    Who are these people…they look like a group of activist ready to board some bus going to a protest

    • ...
      November 7, 2013

      Ready to board the victory train you mean???

  55. Doc. Love.
    November 7, 2013

    A supporter of the Skeritt Labour Party, tying to be funny, asked me whether Mr. Lennox Linton is a member of the Jehovah Witness Church because of his visits to all homes. My friend, if the Jehovah Witnesses can do it as regards to Religion, Mr. Linton and the UWP can also do in politics. :lol:

    • Anonymous
      November 8, 2013

      It was effective then so it is worth mimicing

  56. Africo
    November 7, 2013

    “Historical and important” ????? I don’t think so. You are not the first. The Freedom Party was doing that sort of thing years ago when they were in opposition and had no access to the only radio station available.

  57. true dominican
    November 7, 2013

    See Lennox na…. I feel sorry for Mister. Gasar stop your foolishness.

  58. Too hot to handle
    November 7, 2013

    That’s the way forward great move UWP at least we will get to know u all guys Gods Blessing on your team

  59. DD
    November 7, 2013

    This shows foresight,creativity and a new positive brand of honest politics the country has never seen before. Keep it up, change is a must,not a possibility!!!

    • hm
      November 7, 2013

      Honest my behind… again memory lapse.. what happened to the treasury when blue was in power.. go back in time.. allu to damn wicked

      • Memoire Poule
        November 7, 2013

        Them people there like DD have memoire poule. Workers fair bagai tou pa tou by “brokes-ing” their compadre with their LPO and mash up the treasury. Not my vote. Sorry!

      • Toure
        November 8, 2013

        What happening to the Treasury now?Are we in surplus or deficit?

  60. diva
    November 7, 2013

    I ready to fly my giant blue flag change is a must

  61. kingman
    November 7, 2013

    just so that they are not questioned by the people, they are visiting when the people are at work.
    have town hall meetings where your policies can be questioned.
    just a note, it will be very interesting to have your candidate for the are present when you are visiting, just so that you will see the reception and now what their chances are

    • Anonymous
      November 7, 2013

      u seriously think Lennox doesn’t or is feared questioning by the people…. lol… u funny but u still need training… smh….

      this is the perfect time to meet to unemployed, the farmers, fishermen, everyday ppl…

  62. CONCERN
    November 7, 2013

    LENNOX is not leading his followers right, he is giving them BAD direction.

    Why are they not at work at this time of the day?

    ONLY NOW THEY ARE CELEBRATING THEIR INDEPENDANCE?

    • Asterix
      November 7, 2013

      When do you expect them to meet the farmers on their farms, in the night? When do you expect them to meet the shop keepers, when their shops are closed? When do you expect them to meet the fishermen, when they are on the water? You Labour party supporters are so ill informed, ignorant and bitter that you can bring no sensible arguments to the table in your attempt to try and oppose a novel and positive initiative. You know why? It’s evident that you all are running scared of the impact it will have reaching the people on the ground who feel the brunt of the administrative miss-management, by this incompetent and corrupt government; who seem hell bent on making people poorer and mendicant, dependent on hand outs; because this lazy government has successfully created an environment where jobs are not created but lost. The closure of Clear Habour and Brizee Mart are but a few examples of such. They have also demonstrated that they don’t care about employment for Dominicans either, when they procured a $27,000,000 ($27 million) loan that our tax dollars are to repay and had the unmitigated gull to employ Chinese laborers to build that costly state palace.

    • >>>>>>>>>>>
      November 7, 2013

      Are you at work now?. Think before you type crap. LAZY. YOU obviously do not know what to say.

    • November 7, 2013

      Nonsence u lazy crab :twisted:

  63. seeko
    November 7, 2013

    hey pinky. just heard that the uwp will be giving $150, free food,and a toilet to every one they visit.do you want them to pass at your home now?

  64. November 7, 2013

    RUBBISH

    • >>>>>>>>>>>
      November 7, 2013

      I LIKE THAT KIND OF RUBBISH. I want them all inside my home. GOOD TEAM. GREAT IDEA.

  65. CONCERN
    November 7, 2013

    So the holidays we just had were not enough, they had to take more days off to go and do their campaigning. What an early example.

  66. wey
    November 7, 2013

    Dont pass Penville thts a warning

    • November 7, 2013

      Don’t pass Penville why not do u know that’s a FRET and should not taken lightly do u know that WE will passing Penville and even be having lunch there as well and u cant do nothing about that cuse u will be caught,you know whylet be tell u why ( KNOW LAW KNOW CONSETUTION CAN PREVENT U.W.P PARTY FROM PASSING ANY WHERE IN DOMINICA EVEN PENVILLE
      )

      • November 8, 2013

        Why dont you educate yourself because a mind is a terrible thing to wast.

      • uwp
        November 8, 2013

        well all you will find out……. i cant wait some rotten egg will talk

    • Anonymous
      November 7, 2013

      good day to you,you a comment do you go to school well dominica is not your own lennox and his people can got to the whole of dominica fool like you live in penville

    • Pale Face
      November 7, 2013

      @ Wey, you need some sense in your empty head. Sot..

    • AAAAA
      November 7, 2013

      Do you own penville

    • aye
      November 7, 2013

      you dont even have a job and u there dnt pass penville!!!!!!!!!!!

    • okay
      November 7, 2013

      why? is it too far or is the road that is too bad? or you don’t want them to see the terrible conditions people are living in Penville?

      • papa met!
        November 7, 2013

        hush allu ..you all dont even no wat allu alking about. doe pass vcase but go straight.. nonsense.

    • dafriend
      November 7, 2013

      Fool…!

  67. Truth be told
    November 7, 2013

    One thing that would like to ask, is whether these guys work? Just asking because the election is quite some time from now, and 25 days continuously? That’s a lot of time from work. I know the leader is out of job, but was just asking whether the others are in the same boat. That would be a serious thing for consideration. Lets hope not.

    • Change is a must...
      November 7, 2013

      what happen to vacation leave? People use their vacation leave to sewo so they can use their leave how they please.

    • from no where
      November 7, 2013

      What happen to time off work.One can always ask for time off to do important things. Supporting ur party is important.Thats a good gesture, Lennox.Way to go

    • Nac Vibes
      November 7, 2013

      Yes, they will be doing the sort of work that your Gods should be doing, the sort of work that is giving them sleepless nights, the sort of work that they will soon be copying.

      But don’t you worry, you will benefit more from their work because your gods will now have to earn their wage packet, only thing is there may not be much left to hand to you for sitting around.

      • Truth be told
        November 7, 2013

        Dont be an idiot. Gods? I’m not a politically bias as you. You are just waiting for your time to walk up Govt. building.

  68. Truth B Told
    November 7, 2013

    Lennox and his cadre passing all around Dominica to give the people a real pappy show! You go double L, laughter is the best medicine and you guys are very intertwining with your comic routines. I hope the people turn out en mass to enjoy you jokers. I know you can always make me laugh, every time I see you. :-D

    • Truth be told
      November 7, 2013

      Why you people can’t get your own name. You don’t have to copy everything. That is being lazy. Get your own.

      • Pale Face
        November 7, 2013

        @ Truth be told. I agree with you 100% I keep changing my damn name cause folks just keep on modifying my originals

        . I had “Ben Dong” a copy cat came with “Ben Dover.” Why didn’t that cat say something like, “lie dong?”

    • Nac Vibes
      November 7, 2013

      Your low down comment only serve to prove that you are a worried person. You might want to remember the saying – sticks and stone can break my bones, bt words cannot harm me.

      For years now you people were advocating for the UWP to connect with the people and articulate how they would be better than the incumbent, now they are doing that you getting sleepless nights.

  69. ??
    November 7, 2013

    So they visiting people while they at work or in their garden??? Well, they not serious as yet.

    • maindesk
      November 7, 2013

      What garden? The DLP has killed agriculture and in any case that is the best place to meet the farmers so that they can see for themselves the plight

      • papa met!
        November 7, 2013

        so you really thing because agriculture die nobody doesnt have any farms and even making money out of it? zor sot man!

    • Pale Face
      November 7, 2013

      Where you want them to contact them? in bed? Shut up man!!

    • Tri-State Beauty
      November 7, 2013

      Stop the press!!! how come today conveniently you are accusing them of visiting people at a time when they are on their farms? when so many of you have tirelessly come here and rant how LAZY farmers are and unprofitable. That they are only sitting down by the road and making noise? You all must stick to your script. It’s either farmers are productive or they are worthless. Make your minds up.

      • Toure
        November 8, 2013

        Their minds you say?It is deviated and tracked only to the destructive and vulgar side of politics.After 35 years of fete and more fete ,what do we have?person still attracted to the Westminster style of marginalized politics.We turn around and say “We are independent” from what are we independent? Our minds have not yet evolved and we have not over stand who we are,so we tear each other down and speak at both sides of our mouths. That is tremendously worrisome.

  70. seeko
    November 7, 2013

    lennox make sure u and your team are nice and friendly to the people. explain to them how u all intend on moving the country forward. don’t be arrogant and tell them go to hell and is non of their damn business.

    • hmmm
      November 7, 2013

      Also- dont be arrogant and call them fools lacking commonsense as is the norm of many UWP supporters.

      Infact – educate them on the areas in which you believe that they are lacking.

      Most people are truly ignorant about the ins and outs of politics and only see right in front of them. Guide them with your story and show them that there can be hope.

      Don’t just walk in and demand from them…teach them to stand and demand for themselves, and that can only be doen if they truly understand what it is they are fighting for.

      Also, remember, that many like you Lennox, do not have a high school college or university degree and may need things simplified.

      good luck

  71. class of 93 [sol's]
    November 7, 2013

    u go hector we need a change it is time. I hope the people are not fool by the rich pm now.

  72. Maria
    November 7, 2013

    We all have great ideas, but how do they plan on funding these projects? Considering they criticism of the countries that are helping us right now.

    • Truth be told
      November 7, 2013

      That’s a great point. I do hope that they are planning on telling us during their coast to coast. Sometime we like to bite the hands that feed us and only realize our mistake when we are hungry. We all know that Dominica like all the other caribbean countries (Third world) depend on assistance from the more developed countries.

      • maindesk
        November 7, 2013

        Skerrit has criticized the USA. China. USA, Russia criticize each other all the time. Despite extremel rough words and fierce accusations from Chavez and Maduro the USA is still the biggest importer of Venezuela oil. Big countries are not concerned with small stuff. They have a bigger agenda. Venezuela, China, will deal with whoever is there. Their interest is not in Skerrit but in their foothold in Dominica. That is why The Chinese official was at the UWP Castle Bruce rally despite the very bad weather. The funds will come from the very assistance you write about. It is what you ask for and how you plan and manage your assistance that makes the difference. Certainly not something stupid as a 27 million dollar palace to house your president.

      • afan
        November 7, 2013

        i agree with you, but there is such a thing as auto finance where what the government has to do is to focus on policy changes and to put in place the infrastructure for small businesses to flourish. if a micro business could get the assistance of marketing , data management and analysis, technical assistance, then that business can focus more on producing a good product. simple approaches like changing some laws, that would allow us to make greater use of our natural heritage, for example, harvesting certain forested areas (sustainably) making use of some of the non timber products that you can get from the forest( wild fruits, vines, oils, latexes and stains from the trees etc. can create some economic activities and can be the base for some value adding/processing. we dont only focus on the large scale, 20 small companies each hiring 8 to 10 people might have a greater impact in the ground than one company hiring 200 people, especially if they are producing something or adding value instead of just being merchants or simply providing a service. mind you merchants and service providers are important but they cant be the base of an economy. Bananas was successful because something tangible was being produced and the business owners(farmers) was also owners some of the means of production; the land was theirs and the labour was theirs, so even if they needed the technical services(extension support, crop spraying,) and merchandise( boxes, chemicals etc) they were producing a tangible product… now imagine if we had explored doing other things with bananas, for example, using the pseudo-stem to do fibres and fabric or paper or maybe do something with the with the chemical in the stain. we would have had the potential to hire even more people and high quality jobs such as chemists, lab techs, and more services and merchandise would have been needed. so it is doable if we all search for the opportunities and start small enterprises, produce something but this would be easier and have a better impact if your government is setup in a way to promote that, to create the enabling environment. i for one waiting for the chance to invest once the environment improves and i know of quite a few middle age citizens who are wanting to invest.

      • November 8, 2013

        Dont you believe we should try to help ourselves instead of depending on hand outs, and dont you think that some of the countries that give us are depriving their own people of the finest thing in live, and when these countries state to issue invoices how do you think we could pay them back .

    • zulu
      November 7, 2013

      Go and listen to what they have to say and ask them that same question. See if you get a common sense response

    • Nac Vibes
      November 7, 2013

      By asking you to work and not expect everything for free.

  73. November 7, 2013

    This is good for our country as it strengthens our political system. We should all be proud. Now we clearly show the world we have a thriving democracy and respect for different viewpoints (opinions.) We should all respectfully listen to all sides and make inform decisions. Our constitution provides for it so let’s not be too partisan and give each party a chance to articulate their doable vision for Dominican’s future. It the end that gives us more “meat on the bones” to reject or accept their plans.

  74. waitng and eager
    November 7, 2013

    That’s the way to go,make sure sure all you pass by me at Wotton Waven, i am waiting.i will have juice ready, i hope is at a time when everyone is at home. Alot of people go to garden and some work in town, on that day i will make sure i am home by 4:30The valley is waiting,change is a must,our unemployment rate is extremely high.Mr. Linton, forward with you and yr team

    • Truth be told
      November 7, 2013

      I guess you don’t need to listen to them since you have already made up your mind.

    • Pale Face
      November 7, 2013

      “Have juice waiting” I like that attitude. We need more people like you.

      Blessings

      • Change is coming
        November 7, 2013

        Well I will have juice and sandwiches waiting for that formidable team. Please visit my home in Roseau. Great idea. Classic idea. It’s time for good clean classic politics.

  75. Congrats
    November 7, 2013

    Dominicans have reached a point where they believe that their living situation cannot be made better. They have been fooled by their wealthy leaders into believing that things are bad everywhere. Just visit any neighbouring island and you will see progress. Some of these islands are a fraction of our size and have vibrant economies….Dominican should not settle for less…dream big…. the sky is the limit….anything is possible …Congrats UWP!!!!!!

    • Truth be told
      November 7, 2013

      That’s your opinion. I do believe that we can do better. It isn’t because one doesn’t share your views, politics or beliefs that they don’t want better. Your way to achieve what is better may not necessarily be someone else way. One may conclude that this Govt. may be better positioned to bring prosperity or development to DA, while others may not. I think that you just got to respect peoples opinion and bring out the plans, ideas and means of achieving them in order to convince people that your way is the right one. If you can’t then your accusations is baseless and disrespectful.

      • zulu
        November 7, 2013

        @truth be told. You are right is a matter of opunion however there are other indicators. For example after 13 years and much stimulus in ghe economy; roads, grants, stadium, the country has seen negative growth. If you have a recipe to make cheese and when you put the ingredients you get spoiled yogurt then you throw away the ingredients and get the right one to make cheese.

        What that tells you is the labour party had 13 years to prove themselves it is time to move on. Change and adjustments is neccesary for survival.
        the labour party won on the premise of UWP bobol which was unfounded. Now it is happening in your face and Dominicans accept it.

        Time for new direction.

  76. Tri-State Beauty
    November 7, 2013

    Democracy is alive and well. I’m liking this move and wish our people allow every person to put forth their ideas with respect. At the end of the day people are going to vote for the candidate of their choosing. Being closed minded, partisan and piggy-back riders is too reminiscent of dark days of ignorance. We are an intelligent people, warm and upstanding, I want to believe we are able to allow all ideas to contend. They are no less Dominicans than any other person, and so they have a right to speak up on that piece of rock like every other Dominican.

  77. Not a herd follower
    November 7, 2013

    Great idea, and I wish Lennox and his team a successful tour. The objective would be, of course, to reach out and touch the people, to enjoin them in the vision for Dominica, to get them to participate in bringing the necessary change in leadership and work orientation that is so imperative for Dominica’s development.

    • Truth be told
      November 7, 2013

      I agree that this it is a great idea. For to long we had an oposition asleep. I think it would put the Govt. on their heels and force them to do better since there is always room for improvement. In deed it will improve leadership both on the oposition and the Govt. needed for continued development of DA. As for a change in leadership that is left to be seen. We the people will decide as we have always after considering what is best for DA.

  78. ORGANIZED
    November 7, 2013

    nonsense

    • Nac Vibes
      November 7, 2013

      How so?, are you saying that we should have no alternative to what we have?, come on free your mind from the mental slavery of papa skerri, listen to an alternative and then decide, no one can stop you from supporting or voting for who you choose, as you will have made a decision based on your ability to differentiate, you know like thinking?, after all that is why the good Lord saw fit to put that grey matter between your ears. Surely you’re not a lemming.

  79. Gwatelle
    November 7, 2013

    Remember GIRAUDEL… Time for Ambie to GO!

  80. thiny
    November 7, 2013

    they need to stop wearing those blue and red clothing…..

    • Truth be told
      November 7, 2013

      I agree. It creates a barrier when approaching those of the opposing party. I think that they should wear neutral colors that would allow people to be more receptive of them and listen to their message.

      • Me alone
        November 7, 2013

        I thought the same thing as I look at the photo. Hope they take that suggestion into consideration.

    • Anonymous
      November 7, 2013

      agreed

    • Bank worker
      November 7, 2013

      You mean hide their true identity so they are like wolves in sheep’s clothing? We will still see the desperation and the arrogance so I say keep the blue.

  81. pinky
    November 7, 2013

    do make a mistake and pass at my home.

    • Anonymous
      November 7, 2013

      Girl you to pinky

    • Kay
      November 7, 2013

      Keep an open mind, you may just inspire you. lol

    • Sot
      November 7, 2013

      Thats another one skerrit brainwashed

      • ME my DOG and I
        November 7, 2013

        I hope PINKY you do not have children , because the way you are thinking don’t make you a good role model , Is like when you love your child , so they will do no wrong . when someone come and tell you your child is or has done something wrong you just won’t listen and they when they will end up in trouble you will start to cry . Have an open mind at the end of the day you will or can still vote for your labour party .

    • Ben Up
      November 7, 2013

      I guess you need a lot of time to clean up before they pass? Dotty house?

    • November 7, 2013

      pinky u to stupid

    • Nac Vibes
      November 7, 2013

      Why, is it dirty?

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