With Ross gone, Fontaine calls on Portsmouth to boot out DLP

Fontaine said Portsmouth should stop voting the DLP

With the departure of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) from Dominica still an intensely controversial topic of debate in the country, member of the United Workers Party (UWP), Dr. Thomson Fontaine, is calling on the residents of Portsmouth to take a stance and “get rid” of the current Dominica Labour Party (DLP) administration.

RUSM was located in Portsmouth and was a huge source of income for the island’s second town. Portsmouth is a DLP stronghold with the party dominating politics there for the past 50 years.

Fontaine made the call while addressing a UWP meeting which was held in Portsmouth on Thursday night, to discuss the matter.

Fontaine was at odds to understand why the people of the town still stand with the government, despite all that has been taken away from them.

“I debated to myself whether I should in fact be talking to the people of Portsmouth because I cannot, for the life of me, understand [that] a people that have had so much taken away from them,said  will still continue to stand with this government,” he lamented. “Your interest should come first and when your interest cannot be guaranteed by this government you need to get rid of this government.”

The former IMF economist and current economic consultant to South Sudan, said it is foolishness for a people to keep voting for a party year in and year out without development.

He admonished Portsmouth residents to “stop this foolishness about supporting a party and they are not taking care of your interest.”

Fontaine, who is the UWP candidate for the Grand Fond constituency, pointed out that he should have been in Grand Fond on Thursday evening but chose to be in Portsmouth, yet residents failed to show up.

“People came from Scottshead, from Soufriere, from Castle Bruce to be here with you in Portsmouth and where are you? Where are the people of Portsmouth when you need to stand up for your rights? When you need to stand up against this government?” he asked.“How many years have this government neglected the people of Portsmouth and yet you keep going to the ballot year-in year-out voting for them and you expect a different result.”

Fontaine told his target audience, that this type of behaviour he’s been told is defined as “madness, to do the same thing over and over and over again and expect a different result.”

He extended his appeal to the people of Dominica to take a hard long look at what this government has done to the country.

“This country’s economy is in shambles; this country’s economy is going nowhere and worse is yet to come,” Fontaine declared. “You will have more layoffs, you will have more problems.”

He warned that the country is just beginning to see the impact of Ross’ departure.

“Rest assured that there are more job losses coming to Dominica,” he noted. “How much more can the people of Dominica take? How much more can you accept? People of Portsmouth how much more can you accept?”

Earlier this month, Ross announced a shut down of its operation in Dominica and its relocation to Barbados.

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107 Comments

  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 28, 2018

    DS
    August 27, 2018

    “Francisco, I would like to know your educational background and what you do for a living? ”

    For your information DS, whatever that is; I hate to go through this over and over; nevertheless, be informed I am highly academically educated; both college and University Graduate. I earned a Bachelors in Science degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering respectfully.

    So, that means I earned two bachelors in science degrees, in addition to an Associate in Science in Electronic Engineering; that is the first two year degree I earned which was a prerequisites to my bachelors in science in electronic engineering; the Electrical Engineering degree followed.

    If you must know I also possess an Associate in Arts in the Liberal Arts! And perhaps you would appreciate I also majored in Health Science; I dropped out of Medical School prior to graduating!

    I do not have a medical degree, but if the time ever arrive perhaps I might be able to save your life!
    I am…

  2. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    August 27, 2018

    While I like Dr. Fontaine and what he represents, this case involves more than just kicking out the current DLP regime. Although I support this move whole heartedly, we must understand the reasons why Ross left and implement the necessary changes to remain competitive. Installing “Broad Band Internet Connection,” and a new airport or realigning the runway to accommodate larger aircraft at night is part of the solution. Just merely kicking out the DLP regime is inadequate.

  3. jamie
    August 27, 2018

    The people of Portmouth like the misery,just let them suffer,Skerrit gave them the red water.

  4. Ibo France
    August 27, 2018

    DNO, I might not know the formula for success but I do know the one for failure- try to please everybody. Those who have accused you of bias are mischievous. They want all the comments to be favorable to the present administration. Skerrit and the DLP give and keep giving fodder to the opposition parties and fair minded citizens. Public figures should be put under the microscope. Ordinary people should not be subjected to vulgar, crude and indecent personal abuse. Be unapologetic for being impartial for you will always have detractors with their nefarious agendas.

  5. Massacre
    August 26, 2018

    I still do not see the reasons why some people are still defending Skerrit!! This guy has never accomplished anything before he strong armed other ministers to support him to be the next P.m the same day Pierre Charles died. It’s like they knew he was going to die so soon.
    It is a miserable state of affairs in Dominica right now.

    Skerrit must go!

  6. Powerful mind
    August 26, 2018

    Well they will have to eat those appartment

  7. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 26, 2018

    Anon, you being jealous of me is not going to help your situation; I do not need DNO for anything, I do not benefit anything out of Dominica, I do not have to write on DNO; as a matter of fact I might just leave it to you. For you information I have a site which I can activate today If wish.

    I can afford anything I want okay, so keep you freshness to you! Do not mention my name ever again for as long as you live, take it DNO is now all yours!

    ADMIN: We appreciate your comments and support Francisco and that of all our contributors. While DNO would continue, I think we can all agree the forum will be less lively without some of our more prolific contributors.

    • %
      August 26, 2018

      Francisco
      Anon is a whimpish little coward . He wants to give blows,but he can’t take.Anon,if you can’t take the hest,get the hell out of the kitchen…Were you running when your peers we’re taking your recess at school little girl? I never ran or cried. I fired KOOL PWEN!!!! Now is not the time to complain, it’s the time for DLP to go!!!
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 26, 2018

        You see some people just cannot accept the fact that all of us cannot sing the same tune, and dance to  the same music. Calypso is my first choice of music, that is the first I heard when I was a kid; then I heard some American Blues: Brook Benton, Sam Cook, Fats Domino, the great Nat King Cole, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, and others, then came Black Rock-N-Roll!.

        I dance to such music.

        Then came again American Soul Music, and Jamaican Reggae: Rap music means nothing to me although my oldest grandson is Rapper. We all have choices even where it pertains to political parties. All of us cannot support Roosevelt and his labor party, with the knowledge there is no variety in what he is doing. I would have to be a bloody fool to encourage anyone to continue supporting labor and Roosevelt; that would only serve to destroy our country even faster.

        Every business Roosevelt met operating in Dominica he destroyed why should people vote for him?

    • Ibo France
      August 26, 2018

      Francisco, this shows that you are occupying space in Anon’s head rent free. Don’t be perturbed nor distracted by trivial matters. Just continue to speak truth to power, nothing libelous, for many appreciate your candid veracity. What I discern from your comments, is that, you are fiercely patriotic, you desire better for Dominica, but with this set of unqualified, ultra-selfish, uncouth and dishonorable group of people at the apex of government, Dominica is doomed. So, I’ll leave you to ponder on these.
      Truth must be told but the evil won’t recognize it.
      Truth is the new hate speech.
      Truth crushed to the ground will always rise again.
      Tell the truth then run.

      • August 27, 2018

        Francisco Etienne-Dods TelemaqueAugust 26, 2018
        You see some people just cannot accept the fact that all of us cannot sing the same tune, and dance to the same music.

        So why are objecting to the fact that Anon doesn’t want to dance to your music?

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 27, 2018

      Elizabeth Anon; man woman or beast; (I doh know,); simply wish I would not contribute any comments on DNO. That person does not have to dance to my music; which is “truth.”

      If I came out praising Roosevelt, supporting his wickedness, helping him to chase people out of business, and out of Dominica, and then do like you and the culprit who want me off DNO sing praises to Roosevelt as you do and say thank God for Skerrit; I would be the best person in the world.

      Elizabeth, I read where you said you are going to Dominica early to register to vote for Roosevelt; I invite you to read the mail I disseminated last night on the blog, and read the analysis of someone from Portsmouth about what the UWP did for the people of Portsmouth in 4.5 years,  not getting from Roosevelt in 18 years.

      After reading that analysis, if you decide to vote, I am moving into your house in Canada and ensure you don’t leave; watch me! 

  8. Titiwi
    August 26, 2018

    I don’t even think Portsmouth peopl like Ian, but they’ll never stop voting labour. I know many that have expressd their dislike. Same way Marigot people will never vote labour. That’s just how silly we are in Dominica. I was born in Portsmouth so that automatically makes me a labourite even when I know in my heart that the country needs change. That’s the status quo; party loyalty and tradition before country. I wonder how many of us really think about the development of our country and our children’s future before casting our vote…or are we just blind followers of these political parties…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 26, 2018

      “I was born in Portsmouth so that automatically makes me a labourite even when I know in my heart that the country needs change.”

      Madam/Sir because you are born in Portsmouth, that does not make you a labor-rite or any other kind, or s of political-rite. Just because you were born in a environment does mean you have to accept the status quo as you mentioned. 

      Assuming you were born in a environment where all the people were thieves and murders, would you have chosen to “be like them?” Do not take this as an insult, but to me if you say the country needs change and you continue voting Ian and Labor, that appears as if you are under some psychological force, which to me is nothing more than psychological brainwashing.

      You need to overcome, the simplest way to overcome that is to wake up in the morning and say there is no such thing as a “labourrite” I am not a “labourite” keep repeating that, and free yourself!

  9. Jonathan Y St Jean
    August 25, 2018

    At this juncture, it’s ok to point fingers at the ineptitude of the Skerritt led administration and reinforce its failure to develop the people and the country after 18 years at the helm. However, it is imperative on the leadership of the UWP in seeking to be an improvement in the fortunes of Dominica to present a vision of hope and optimism by outlining some positive things they will accomplish for the people of Portsmouth and Dominica as a whole. It’s said that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste so my hope is that the brain trust of the government in waiting is going into overdrive to strategize and articulate plans which give hope to the people in these desperate times. This strategy will gain the possible support of some labor supporters who are looking for a safe harbor rather than beating them over the head when they down. At this point, most people know that things are bad and going to get worse, so presenting hope and optimism is a winning formula to be pursued

  10. Self
    August 25, 2018

    Just sell all the apartments to Skeritt, or just put a sign skeritt apartments, like trump towers. Skeritt is so popular they would get rented out immediately. I agree with Thomson labour this labour party should be booted out now.

  11. Davido
    August 25, 2018

    I am a laborite and i will not vote for labor as long as ian duglas is there. diferent parlrep please and u have my vote.

    • August 26, 2018

      Being a laborite or UWP supporter means nothing !
      Forget about party and vote for progressive people wherever they are !!

    • viewsexpressed
      August 27, 2018

      I agree with you fully. Disown them, run them from our government structure, they have failed. Ian, Skerrit, Vince, and others must go too. And now,

  12. possi man
    August 25, 2018

    Portsmouth people think they supporting a football or basketball team each election time is like going to the stadium, normally when a political party not doing they job,u have to vote them out, they strangle you and u keep smiling,that s madness , Stockholm syndrome

  13. Man bites dogs
    August 25, 2018

    Thompson Fontaine is a joke for life, this guy was kicked out of his job In the US and with bankruptcy and today that same ……….. who could not even look after his self and his home trying to tell us who we should vote for bloody chick off an idiot Fontaine, Just for the record only a uneducated stupid loser would follow up on your advice Fontaine.
    DNO I have noticed you are not printing my comments lately if you have an issue with my comments please let me know now, their are alternative whereas to post my comments thanks.

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    • Annon
      August 25, 2018

      Thank you DNO. Others to keep an eye one are Fransisco and %, on both side of the local politics.

      ADMIN: Fair point.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 26, 2018

        Anon if DNO block me from their site; or refuse to print my comments they have every right to do so; it their site. However; I have a site which I took off the internet after maintaining it for more than twenty years.

        I never made a cent on it: That was not the purpose; If I wish I can reactivate my site at any moment; I can have a new one built any day of the week I wish! I can afford to own and operate my own site and write anything I want in it.

        You and I might be in the same school, but surely in different class!

        You all do not know how to mind you business at all, worry about you; I can take care of myself! I do not have to write on DNO.

        You all are so nasty and bad minded years ago you all suggest Government take Cakafete from Fred White, surprise you all have not said that regarding DNO.

        Shut up!

    • %
      August 25, 2018

      @Annon
      I am aware that my comments are giving you heart ache,but Fear No More .Labour will soon be kicked out by the electorate, and UWP will make your dreams come true.You will never be happy under this inept, incompetent,lazy MISLEADERS in the DLP regime.
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 25, 2018

      “Thompson Fontaine is a joke for life, this guy was kicked out of his job In the US and with bankruptcy and today that same…(The Dog).

      What I do not understand about people like you; is that you create lies to ridicule, libel and slander people who are well off, much better off than you. Man bite Dog, you are a liar, you don’t know anything about Thomson Fountain; his character, his profession, nor his academic background!

      You did not even attend secondary school; Thomson Fountain is an economist, the man worked for the World Bank in the United States, and taught economics: professor in a college in the United States.

      His latest assignment was when the British government solicited his expertise to help set up a new nation in Africa. He did not apply for that job, that proves his ability and confidence. And even if he  file bankruptcy in America, that’s the norm; That also is a lie, such are public records not found!  

      Dirty liar!

      • Man bites dogs
        August 27, 2018

        @ Francisco ,What i don’t understand why would the British government asked Thompson Fontaine of all people for his so-called expertise to help set up a new nation in Africa, man you came straight out of a comic book storyline you little liar get back to your dreams.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 27, 2018

        Mr. Man bite Dog, it happened, if you do not believe me ask you boss Dr. Punjab Roosevelt Skerrit!

        When the British Government engage Thomson, Roosevelt and his clones said they gave him the Job because nobody else wants it, and suggest Thomson might get himself killed in that part of Africa.

        That is not ancient history, this is something ongoing, Thomson is part of a team with certain responsibilities as an economists setting up the nation. The broke away from a country, in political turmoil to form their own country.

        You are so busy cutting-up people like me and others because you like Roosevelt, you do not have time to discover the potential of our people. There is a time for rotten politics; nevertheless, is time we must appreciate the talents and skills of our people no matter which political faction, or party they are  affiliated!

        Let me tell you; nobody could pay me to vote for Roosevelt; nevertheless, I give him credit for building the State House!

    • A_DAMassive
      August 26, 2018

      @ Man bites dogs.
      I while I am totally against targeted censure, I totally support DNO for censuring your abusive, disrespectful, and personal attacks. I would not only censure your comments, I would block you completely. Your arrogance is clearly based on your inability to express yourself in written words. You write just like you speak, in a cabaway. Your postings are mostly unclear, inarticulate and lack the proper pronunciation, and grammatical authority, which makes you the real loser, as delineated below…

      1. this guy was kicked out of his job In the US and with bankruptcy and today
      2. that same ……….. who could not even look after his self
      3. trying to tell us who we should vote for bloody chick off an idiot Fontaine,
      4. with my comments please let me know now, their are alternative whereas

      Bro, please make some sense..

      The damaged bone to DA in the last 18 years cannot compare to what you are doing to the English language. Please talk but doh write my bro…

    • August 26, 2018

      Wait a minute DNO what you are saying is not rely so you reject some people comment if it is to political for you or they favor the party that you don’t support it has happened to me on many occasion so don’t say insulting & abusive you have other motives

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    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      August 26, 2018

      ADMIN: In my opinion you are somehow bias and hypocrite when you talk of COMMENTS being abusive and insulting.
      I must say you are not very true to all users.
      I’ve read multiple comments on your site that have been very disrespectful, abusive and insulting about Skerrit, the PM ,written by supporters of the UWP and you do nothing or say anythig about them but when the comments are from the other side(DLP) commenting on Lennox or any member of the UWP you are quick to make adjustments OR DELETE to siut you and the opposition. I have drawn your attention to such a practice. It would be good if you apply your comment policy to everyone and not being selective.

      • mine
        August 26, 2018

        You are so true it happened to me.

        ADMIN: Mine,

        You have over 1407 approved comments. If you wish to clarify or dispute a specific post you can show was not published then please do so.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 26, 2018

        Kid on Block you are a liar!

        The Administration is very fair, let me inform you I write plenty of comments on DNO, and whenever they are incendiary to a point where it might cause a liability issue they do not get posted!

        I have posted simply comments inserting my E-mail and telephone numbers to people I know to be my relatives, those don’t even get posted.

        I think the reason is the way the site is set up whenever it detects certain words or phrase it might simple kick it out. Sometimes I submit comments which it rejects right way by informing me “this looks like or seem to be spam go back, and do something.”

        When I resubmit the same comments in even using different words it still reject it. I any event DNO is very tolerant be allowing some comments. And those contributors who want some of us kicked off is because they jealous they cannot write!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahaha!

        They doh have anything sensible to say eh!

    • viewsexpressed
      August 27, 2018

      Who the hell is this clown, this man to determine that Hon. Dr. Thompson is a big joke. Dr. Thompson Fontaine, the real Doctor has been and will continue to be someone who has been there, is there, worked and engaged work at the highest level internationally. Where has your Punjab faked Dr. “Scare it” been to, other than Vielle Case and his hidden office at the top of the financial Centre? Your Skerrit is in no way can be compared with Hon. Linton intellectually and on the issues of good governance and decency in politics. Skerrit is a joke and he must Go. He has ruined our island Domininca and has no clue of what development is all about. No wonder Ross University disappeared like a jet under his watch. Where was Skerrit? Well, he leaches himself around nefarious clowns on the vice as guiding a big baby who has groomed him sucking his finger crying out for milk and help as he in unable to master and function well as a Prime Minister. Skerrit must Go….Labour government is corrupt…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 27, 2018

        His name is ” Man bite Dog” eh; so what do you  expect from a  carnivore who is so disoriented that he does not know the difference between England and Dominica you know!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaahahahah!

        By the way he does not have a name, whereas even dogs have names.

        When the dog man in Dominica he tells us he is in England, when he is in England he thinks he is in Dominica begging Roosevelt for handouts you know!

        All he knows how to do is curse people out, I am his main victim,he has more force on me that anybody else. Each time he think he is biting me he bites some dog in the street of England getting his mouth filled with dog flee oui!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        Man bite Dog, I got you, let me see how you are going to overcome this one?

  14. A_DAMassive
    August 25, 2018

    Apparently, DNO did not like my criticism of fountain, and consequently did not publish my opinion. This is not the first time my criticism of UWP has not been published.

    ADMIN: Your comment has already been approved.

    As a note to all users, it may take time before all comments are moderated. Making accusations against us does not get your comment approved more quickly.

    • A_DAMassive
      August 25, 2018

      Thank you, and my apologies.

      ADMIN: You are welcome no apology needed. The comment was meant for all users.

    • A_DAMassive
      August 25, 2018

      This is precisely what I meant when I congratulated DNO on allowing people to express their opinions without bias, consequently demonstrating what true freedom of speech represents: being criticized but yet still, allowing the criticism to be aired within its domain. This is the representation of what a true and real Dominica should look like, where one can express their opinions without fear of retaliation by any institutional body, private or government.

      In my humble, and previously humbled, opinion and expression, the core application of democracy has been represented here, and “skerrow must go” should take note on the working practice of a a democratic principle.

  15. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    August 25, 2018

    They need to make Ross buildings at Portsmouth into a Museum to Skerrit.

  16. Colombo Thomas
    August 25, 2018

    The UWP Leaders and supporters always appears to be angry and ignoramus.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 26, 2018

      That was an ignoramous thought.. Come better than that. You have discredited yourself

  17. Sisserou
    August 25, 2018

    I cannot agree more with Tomson Fountain. This labour party gov’t pussy-footed with Ross institution by killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. You don’t realize what you’ve got until its gone. Portsmouth people need to wake up Roosevelt Skerrit to smell the coffee. Not the coffee coming from the non -functional coffee plant situated on his way to his Manson in vielle case, but the one at the ballot box.

  18. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 25, 2018

    Justice you are a very ignorant by every definition of the word, what are the UWP doing over and over except pointing out the flaws and incompetence of the Roosevelt and the labor party?

    The UWP are in opposition, they do not make decisions in Government how can they do the same thing over and over, when the labor government run by Roosevelt Skerrit is in control of Dominica for the past twenty years?

    Are you stupid! The UWP held power in the country for less than five years, everything they promised they produced even to delivering on the construction of an International Airport that was in the first phase of Building when the Labor Party shut it down. Remember that dumb Ian Douglas told you all “we can get one built for a fraction of what Edison was spending on the International Airport.” Twenty-three years has elapsed since then.

    As a result of no International Airport while labor keep doing the same thing, over and over Ross left Portsmouth!

    • BEB.
      August 25, 2018

      Are u implying that the DLP is in Office since !998? I thought that they were elected in 2000. Your calculation for the DLP is in control for the past 20 years is wrong.

    • BEB.
      August 25, 2018

      Are you implying the DLP Govt. is in office for the past 20 years? I believed they were elected to office during the 2000 election. Your calculations for indicating that Roosevelt Skerrit is in control of Dominica for the past 20 years, is totally wrong

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 26, 2018

      BEB; last night I decided not to write on DNO anymore; nevertheless, if I quit because of Anon, the person would have defeated me; and so until DNO find it fit to kick me off their site, I will continue to write comments.

      So, Anon;  I have defeated you (I ain’t going no where: I doh going nowhere) I am staying to continue exposing every wrong I discover in Dominica perpetrated on our people by Roosevelt!

      BEB; when the UWP lost the election; not actually defeated however, a coalition was form between the DLP/DFP. within months after the coalition was formed they emphatically claimed to be the labor party!

      Hence, the coalition remained in power for a period of five years. If we add that to Roosevelt eighteen (18) years, in reality, (18 + 5) = 23. So the truth of the matter is the labor party led by the late Roosevelt Douglas, followed by the late  Pierre Charles, and the late Reverie.

      Continuing with Roosevelt Skerrit is actual twenty-three years!

      • August 27, 2018

        Except that you said “the labor government run by Roosevelt Skerrit is in control of Dominica for the past twenty years?” Calculation or not BEB is correct; you are wrong!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 27, 2018

        Elizabeth, read again my explanation at how I arrived at twenty-three years! Eighteen plus five must be twenty-three!

        If yo want to minus the five years when even Dr. Punjab!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahha!

        Can you imagine  we have an Indian doctor name Punjab in the person of the inept Roosevelt messing up Dominica, talking about he is prime minister?

         Anyway Sir Knight Ali Baba Punjab was part of the coalition which said they are the labor party. And do not argue with me about that because you do not know. Never forget I am the one who introduce you to politics,creating the monster you become; you turn on me after you went home; met with Petter who fed you food and brainwash you causing you to assassinate me and others in the name of Skerrit.

        If you are bad; tell me the day you leaving for Dominica to register to vote and you will see how fast I’ll be on your door steps in Canada to prevent you from leaving your house!

  19. A_DAMassive
    August 25, 2018

    I am really disappointed, and really pissed by the statement made by fontaine. Lower case f and deliberately left out Dr. How do you expect people who voted for Labour all their lives to suddenly change just like that Bro? Have you not heard about Victim syndrome? These people just caming out of an abusive relationship, and you just want them into jump another without giving them time to understand what happened to them? Man you needed to manage this situation with less frustration and more saavy.

    You really believe Ross’s departure will change people’s mind so suddenly without you guys doing some real work on the ground? What have you done in Portsmouth to give the people reason to change? Attacking and frustration are not going to work because these people know just like Freedom, UWP gave up on Possie. I believe UWP should change it’s Portsmouth strategy immediately, and not squander the opportunity provided by Ross’s departure. Like I said before, I am a Possie massive.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 26, 2018

      “People who voted for Labour all their lives to suddenly change just like that Bro?”
      Its not suddenly to change, this corru0t government has been corrupting our Dominica now for 18 years. hey have failed. Have a failed inept Om n Skerrit and a bunch of no good 18 ministers. Dominica is in deeeeeeep poverty. Skerrit has failed , he has to go and now.

  20. vic_fermat
    August 24, 2018

    I would like to see the politicians becoming serious about getting people in Dominica to rely less on foreign people. Foreign “investors” are only looking for a place to do their business that cost them nothing – low to non-existent wages, no corporation tax etc.

    The important question is what are the people doing for themselves. Remember foreign business people do not have any particular allegiance to any country, not even their own. They are just looking for a place to make a profit, where they can get away with paying nothing. They will leave when somewhere more favourable comes along.

    Dominica will become developed when Dominicans are in the driving seat of progress. I cannot see any effort being made by any of the politicians to put local people to work. The kind of dependence that the political leaders are putting on foreign investment is causing the local population to sit idly by and wait for someone foreign to come and tell them what to do. I don’t want to hear about…

  21. Charlie
    August 24, 2018

    Labor ka Twavi..we don’t need any blue coolaid in Portsmouth..you people just come from all over creating traffic blockage..when will you all stop trying we Do want workers..Freedom stand a better chance in Portsmouth than uw zor pwee.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 25, 2018

      Charlie, you are an idiot and you have erased all doubts and present yourself like a blind illiterate Labour supporter. Labor Ka twavi, you are right, it is only the big Labour boys from Scare- IT to the bind followers who are happy and not suffering.
      You are so low in your thinking you talking childish rubbish about creating traffic= blockage. Your problem is that you are hurt that so many people came to Portsmouth in support of their many suffering families and friends. You are so frightened to see so many people and vehicles to address the suffering people of Portsmouth and you are o low and silly all you can come up with “you people just come from all over creating traffic blockage” You and Skerrit and his corrupt Labour people are scared….ad you trying something about Freedom stand a chance when yo know that is false. The Labour fear is the distinguish, notable Hon Linton, and his credible UWP Team.
      Skerrit must Go, he and corrupt Labour Party has failed us. They must Go.

      • Brinsley
        August 25, 2018

        Admin there is an idiot accusation in this reply and you published it

      • Expat
        August 26, 2018

        Typical UWP syndrome : insulting, vindictive, alienating ,disparaging. That is not the antidote for your failure .

    • viewsexpressed
      August 25, 2018

      Charlie, well enjoy the Red Bobol corrupt koolaid, as our people including yourself are in poverty, suffering for jobs, and with no income to move on. But yes, Skerrit and his boys, your boys too are enjoying the nice big salaries with an abuse of power and abuse of states funds having 18 useless ministers who just cannot perform, but talk a lot. If the Leader is weak and clueless of development how on earth can he lead a Tam much less a country, our suffering Domininca for 18 years.
      I see also that you are scared of the traffic, meaning a great number of people, a big nice UWP Team frightened you all in Portsmouth. Be scared of Skerrit and his corrupt Labour Government, and welcome Hon Linton and his decent professional team, Team Dominica. You will see a change. Spread the message

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 25, 2018

      “Labor ka Twavi..we don’t need any blue coolaid in Portsmouth..”

      You see Charlie,  let me show you how stupid you are, and that is why you are neither fluent in the English language nor patios!

      “labor ka Twavi..” I suppose you are saying labor working. Even at that the punctuation mark should be a period. 

      Something written thus: i.e.  Labor ka Twavi.. the second period is an indication that there is more to follow okay!

      Secondly you are ignorant you cannot spell; what is coolaid?

      The the correct spelling is ” Kool-Aid” or simple Kool Aid. But you see it is ignorant dunce uneducated illiterate people like you who are the force behind labor and Skerrit why Dominica is screwed up the way it is

      With people like you alive it is had to regret that Ross left Portsmouth high and dry!

      When the banks begin to foreclose on all the unpaid proprieties Roosevelt and labor (coolade) will pay the banks!

      • August 27, 2018

        Francisco, I would like to know your educational background and what you do for a living? You think you know everything and the answers and solutions to everything when in fact you know nothing. As long as somebody does not agree with your garbage and does not support the UWP and that are not the answer to any problem you are more than ready to nail them down and your disparagement. You cannot sway people to switch to foolish Fontaine and Linton. They are not an antidote to our problems. These guys are big opportunist …………………………………………

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 28, 2018

        DS, I will take another shot at you, my previous response might show at the very top,  if it is allowed, read it!

        For you to claim that Lennox and Fountain are opportunists shows how very ignorant and bias you are. You all hate Lennox and Fountain simply because they refuse to indulge and support corruption; rather they expose Roosevelt and his cabal corruption!

        Had it not be for Lennox Linton; thousands of Dollars would end up in Roosevelt deep pocket; a kick back from the Trash Bins corruption. Do you remember they gave a Dominica Taxi drive in New Jersey hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy trash bins, those he bought cost $7.00 – 8.00 dollars at Home Depot, and Lows all over America, yet they told you all he paid hundreds of Dollars in U.S currency for them.

        Had it not been for Lennox discovering thousands, navigated back into the treasury it would be perhaps in your pocket!  My money is not stolen; it’s all honest from Real Estate business! 

    • viewsexpressed
      August 26, 2018

      Some of these ill-informed labourites will remain dunce in the political world as long as they are associated with this corrupt labour government and its inept failed PM Skerrit, including that long list of waste ministers not knowing anything of development. These blind loyalists must put Domininca first and get rid of this corrupt labour government from office and for the poverty they have created all over Domininca. Skerrit must Go, Labour must go.
      And finally, there is no way these blind Labour followers can compare failed Skerrit with the likes of prominent Dr. Fontaine and renowned Hon Linton.

  22. %
    August 24, 2018

    Well said patriot honourable Dr Fontaine
    Well if Portsmouth people don’t want to stand up against this wicked DLP regime,the majority of constituencies are doing something different…I have never seen it expressed so clearly island wide that DLP will go whenever the poll is called.Those MISLEADERS are groping in the dark,sending their zealots to attack,they are bouncing on each other,etc,etc.. The only thing they are left to do is to fight each other ,and it will soon happen.
    I am still calling on lazy Skerrit to tell the nation why a company (Ross) which contributed 30% of our GDP,was not given the attention it deserved .This is inconscionable !!!!
    The DLP regime is Falling
    The DLP regime is Crumbling
    The DLP regime is Really Falling Now

  23. WeNiceMan
    August 24, 2018

    Wrong approach. You don’t win people over by chastising them. You just alienate them further.

    This government is 18 years old and under performing. They are RIPE for defeat. It’s time the UWP starts selling itself to the Dominican people. Let them get excited about the possibilities under a UWP government. Bashing your fellow citizens for supporting the DLP is not productive.

    I know this is super cliche but we’re are at a crossroad. This is a critical time in the life of our young country.Winning the elections is one thing. But getting the popultion to buy into your plans and programs after elections are over is the key to turning this country around. We’ve been in 24/7 election campaign mode since the 2000 elections. We cannot continue like this and expect to get anything done. Irrespective of who forms the government.

    Bless Up!!

    • Ibo France
      August 25, 2018

      @WeNiceMan
      Very well said! Never try to convince anyone by abusing them even though their reasoning and action may seem ridiculous. This only stirs up further resentment. Win them over by the truthfulness, logic and rationality of your counterarguments. Present your strategic development plans for Portsmouth and the entire country to the public. Ensure that they are achievable. No pie in the sky promises. Commitments, empty flowery rhetoric won’t pass. Convince people methods you would use to turn your commitments into reality. Time for antiquated politics of hyper-partisanship and tribalism that is the hallmark of the Skerrit-DLP ill-fated administration to end.

  24. Ibo France
    August 24, 2018

    Believe it or not but some people cannot be saved, they are their worst enemies. Never give any politician or political party blind support. Let every politician or political party work hard to earn your vote. Imagine, you employ them for five year intervals with your vote and you are presently unemployed. If you employ a person and he fails to produce , what should you do? Of course, fire him. This is the opportune time for Portsmouth to part with tradition, fire your present parliamentary representative, he’s a colossal FAILURE. The DLP is an abysmal FAILURE. FAILURE should not be an option.

  25. Pondering
    August 24, 2018

    Doe worry. Portsmouth people bread well buttered. They have money so they doe worry. They are ok.

  26. RBD Cenema Hall
    August 24, 2018

    The DLP is in trouble in St. Joseph, Mahault, Roseau Valley, Castle Bruce, Laplaine, Grand Fond and I would not be surprised to see Soufriere join as well. They cannot win Marigot, Wesley, Saluibury Roseau Central, South and North. The wind of change will blow very very hard in the Vielle case constituency and in Cottage so Both reggie and Skerrit are going to feel the wind of change for the first time in their own constituency. What I am seeing and hearing is very encouraging, though many are still afraid to talk. After David in 1978, we had to get a serious and capable government to help rebuild Dominica and this time we are desperately in need of a serious , honest and capable government to help us after Maria especially knowing Ross is gone, thanks to Skerrit. The DLP does not deserve to win a seat in the next election because we cannot reward evil and incompetence. As for Portsmouth, Skerrit killed everything we had so we must judge him!

    • Sisserou
      August 25, 2018

      Good piece, but hurricane David was in 1979 (29th august).

    • August 25, 2018

      This comment makes UWP supporters feel good, but it can also be said that the UWP is in trouble in Roseau central and Roseau South. UWP also cannot take Wesley for granted

      • viewsexpressed
        August 26, 2018

        Anon, Nonsense, absolute nonsense. We know you are scared so is Skerrit and his worthless Labour Government. Labour and Skerrit has failed us Dominicans. Skerrit should have never been M. Go ask Savarin, Skerrit’s Lennox…etc etc.. and the other clowns who surrounds him.

      • %
        August 26, 2018

        Anon little baby,stop the crying and complaining…Stop asking Admin for help.The constituencies you mentioned,are Rock solid.The people have left your corrupt party never to return.
        Happy crying whimpish little coward .
        Skerrit Must Go
        Skerrit Must Go
        LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      August 26, 2018

      Just don’t go crying and say THEY steal the elections as you ALL normally do after every election because this time UWP gonna get a good whooping!

  27. Justice
    August 24, 2018

    The people of Portsmouth are like the UWP. Doing the same thing over and over with the same results. How does the UWP expect different results when they keep doing the same thing over and over. That’s the definition of madness.

    • For Love Of Country
      August 25, 2018

      Idiot… you mean after 18 years in gov’t the Dominica Labour Party’s report card is like a revolving scratch record!

    • viewsexpressed
      August 25, 2018

      You have not done any justice to yourself, with this nonsense yo have written. It is an oxymoron behaviour on your part.

      Please try again, what exactly are you trying to say mainly about this failed corrupt Labour government who has failed the Portsmouth people, blindly voting a corrupt Labour Party into Government to cripple us more into poverty. That is what the issue is. Ross is gone, Skerrit don’t care about you all. Skerrit and his corrupt labour regime must Go. They have failed you all and cause the biggest Employer , Ross University run away from Portsmouth, because Skerrit`s corrupt and failed government were sleeping selling CBI money that we know not of. We in Portsmouth are in poverty and our Town has deteriorated.

  28. holy rosery
    August 24, 2018

    This time Skerrit is going out no matter how much money he comes with. The writing is on the wall and Portsmouth people just need to jump out of that sinking ship of Skerrit. This time I onboard with UWP, are you? Dominica is in serious trouble and the sooner Skerrit calls election the better for the country. Things are so bad that I, a laborite believe we ought not to even wait on Skerrit to announce a date but instead we should demand a date. As for Portsmouth where I was born, raised, schooled and played my cricket and football is nothing more than a disaster today under Skerrit. I describe Possie as Skerrit’s Football field and our parlrep Ian as his foot ball that he kicks when he wants and where he wants. I am appealing to my people to reject, refuse and remove Skerrit and the DLP from office immediately! I know they planning on making Ian the scapegoat by replacing him as their candidate, sowe could see him as the problem. But that will not work because the problem is Skerrit

  29. JBaptiste
    August 24, 2018

    Wishful thinking Mr fountain. They love labour. Had another party been in power Possie would literally be on fire . Now as much as I’d like to see the current administration out I fear it’s more Wishful thinking, not because UWP is not trying but the strategy is weak. The strategy needs to be constantly amended If the results are not forthcoming. UWP is likened to a restaurant owner who only cooks soup because it’s his favorite dish . There’s still time. I’m doing my part. Don’t disappoint me this time.

  30. kinta
    August 24, 2018

    Fontaine went on to say that he should have been in Grand Fond on Thursday evening but chose to be in Portsmouth, yet residents failed to show up.

    “People came from Scottshead, from Soufriere, from Castle Bruce to be here with you in Portsmouth and where are you? WORKERS PLEASE GET THE MESSAGE!!!!

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      August 24, 2018

      WORKERS just doesn’t seem to understand that the right thinking Dominicans just don’t care about them.

    • %
      August 24, 2018

      Workers got the message before you. Even Labourites have got the message It’s just that your red head is in the sand.You all are GONE, come next election.
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

  31. KID ON THE BLOCK
    August 24, 2018

    Fontaine and the UWP think Portsmouth people foolish. THEY come with their politcal game about Ross thinking They would win the hearts of Portsmouth people. Who turned out to be the fool? The answer is plain when Thompson said he came from Grand Fond to be in Portsmouth, yet residents failed to show up. It’s clear that Fontaine and the UWP WAS BOOTED OUT OF PORTSMOUTH.
    Portsmouth people realise is foolishness and Politics them man coming to talk to them because if it was the UWP that was the government of the day, Ross decision would have been the same especially when you have an oppostion party like the UWP that threathens the life and security of it’s students and foreigners.
    Fontaine must tell the Portsmouth people it is because of their behavior, actions and autterances that had Ross to leave Dominica. The UWP is a threat to people who would like to do business in Dominica.
    Imagine road block, Police stoned and the set city on Fire. Isn’t that cause for concern for…

    • viewsexpressed
      August 25, 2018

      No Kid on the Block,…You are foolish, and this behaviour has been going on for a long time. You cannot be repaired, because you will remain a weird Kid hanging from the Block for a long time. That’s where you belong, because that is where you see Domininca, from sitting on the block sucking your finger.

      Wake up , go get a life. Your corrupt party people are well off, Domininca sinks deeper into the sand every day.

    • August 25, 2018

      Are you telling me that Portsmouth people have adopted the “mouton batalie” and “saul” syndrome that they need UWP or anyone else to convince them the ROSS is gone; except you! i don’t think so. You can spin top in mud all u want it won’t change the equation; low IQ.

  32. Possie Direct
    August 24, 2018

    I didn’t vote UWP in 1995 and still have not voted them, though I would have since after the death of Rosie. We need to forget party and vote for progress. What has Skerrit done for us apart from empty promises every election year? In 41/2 years we can point what UWP did in a town where they did not even get 150 votes. Longhouse was swinging, we were getting at least 1 tourist ship every week, I don’t remember the name of the fish pond that was right at the back of longhouse with over 100 people employed, built the National Bank, Barclays was swinging, Scotia Bank came to Picard, cable & wireless came down, the hospital was renovated, Picard highway was resurfaced and named after Mike, the Indian River Bridge widened, PSS was enlarged. All that after 41/2 years. Under Skerrit and 18 years of DLP both Backlays and Scotia banks are gone, Ross is gone, the fish pond that employed over 100 persons gone, longhouse is a ghost tomb and so to is the Cabrits, Rosie was gone. Why we so blind?

    • Sisserou
      August 25, 2018

      You forgot to mention the new Portsmouth library built by UWP. But you are talking about the Michael Douglass boulevard that started at borough square and ended at long house not Picard. Also if you are referring to the present Indian river bridge it was built by labour for 6 million ec dollars there about. And labour build the new wing at PSS. That’s about it after 18 long years. I won’t mention the coffee plant in one mile(non functional) and the pack houses at long house(under utilize). I don’t even want to mention the roads built in Portsmouth and surroudings– its laughable.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 25, 2018

      Well said Possie, direct and to the point. Go tell them, they are lost and blind under a failed Skerrit and his corrupt Labour Government. They have failed you and us. Time for Change. We welcome UWP…Team UWP. Yes!

  33. possie Direct
    August 24, 2018

    If Dominica was a real country that’s what would happen. But this is Dominica and Portsmouth remember. Portsmouth people do not vote issues or candidate they simply vote labar even if the head of the labar party is just using the labar suit but inwardly he is the enemy of labar. I am possie and grew up in a labar house and honestly speaking if I didn’t leave Possie I would still be voting a broomstick that comes in the name of labar. In fact Possie people hardly listen to public meetings that are not organized by labar and that’s to tell you how backward minded we are and that’s the reason Possie is so behind in everything. Can one of you laborite tell me what labar done for Possie? Well Rosie bless his soul made Benjamen Park one of the best grounds in the Caribbean but apart from that what else? It was UWP that built the NCB, did the Picard highway and named it after Mike, fixed the hospital, extended PSS, brought in that northern fishery place that had over 100 employed

  34. mine
    August 24, 2018

    Thompson explain to us what happen to the DASS.

    • %
      August 24, 2018

      Who is that “””us””.? Can an unadulterated buffoon like you be a member of DASS?Patriot honourable can Dr Fontaine owes you no explanation. Why not seek an explanation of something that you own,like our passport money?I have never heard you call on the DLP cabal to explain to you what is happening to your passport money.Have you?
      Why don’t you attend night school?
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 24, 2018

      Mine be quiet: What happen to DAAS what?

      If you are trying to rekindle old ridiculous lies that Fountain thief DASS money, ask Dr. Clayton Shillingford who was the president, and perhaps is still the president of the DAAS since we never heard the organization closed down!

      Clayton has long cleared Fountain. I can tell you I was in the home of a certain Dominican in Canada, when the person phone rang, the call came from a certain fella in Dominica wanting to know if it was true Thomson indeed “thief” DAAS money.

      The person in Canada was in a position to know; he told the fella in Dominica emphatically “No!” Thomson did not thief  “steal” or borrow any DAAS money! After the Dominica/Canada conversation was over the person in Canada briefed me on the matter, and conclude they were simply looking for dirt on Thomson!

      Thomson is  not the issue here, the issue is that Roosevelt forced Ross University out of Dominica.

      Worry about the jobs lost in Portsmouth! 

      • mine
        August 26, 2018

        Francisco, I am not an idiot it takes one to know one and I know my ABC. You could have a doctorate and dishonest in life you worth nothing because honesty is the best policy. God knows who we are because we can’t hide from him.

      • Joseph John
        August 27, 2018

        Francisco…..I am not going to say much about DAAS right now. I have made some copies of presentations made about it on the net. You may want to make a search which will surprise you
        It is called an Academy for Arts and Science but turned out to be an NGO for donations and membership fees, raising funds, no education programs. Watch out when the …. hits the fence. An NGO does not pay taxes.
        As for DNO, let us just say it does not adhere to its stated policy.
        It does not realize it can be sued for libel publication.
        One of those days the chickens will come to roost. Soon we will have a Terrorist Act and we shall see. IF I AM GONE BY THAT TIME ANTS WIL BRING ME NEWS. In the USA recently people were arrested for misbehavior.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 28, 2018

        Joseph, I registered as am Member of the DAAS, because I have a few scientific degrees. I had a different view of the organization: Until I saw a new member whom I thought was not involved into any form of science, so I inquired of her what scientific discipline she is involved into?

        The late Raglan “Rags” Revere immediately told me not to ask any body any question about their academic background, from there on I knew it was not about academics. In any event although nothing educational was implemented, a small amount of money went to charity, although I thought some people who benefited should not.

        Example, there was a Christmas party in Dominica for the needy I saw people like Flex so called roman catholic bishop in attendance, feasting, none of the attendees needed a free lunch!

        I believe they gave a CT machine to the hospital; however in spite of the flaws Thomson cannot be blamed for the wrong! I know things that I can’t tell you! 

  35. Ti Garcon
    August 24, 2018

    I’m not sure of UWP tactics- in order to gather people support you criticize them and call them mad? Its like possy people are in a bad relationship with DLP where they are constantly neglected, but stay supporting them cuz thats all they know and they’re scared of change. Like a battered woman.

    Knowing this, instead for kind words and motivational support, UWP is acting like street thugs ‘slut shaming’ possy people. Hoping they can get some love for just this one time. Really? That’s UWP’s angle? They should never mention Portsmouth/ DLP relationship. Just give the facts and PRESENT ECONOMIC ALTERNATIVES which they didn’t do. Calling people foolish, and acting like you so busy you had other places to be like you doing people a favor by running your mouth- no wonder Fontaine is single, not a MP and UWP is not in Govt- because of that attitude.

  36. Clayton S hillingford
    August 24, 2018

    Dear All

    I was in Dominica for three weeks and left for Wilmington yesterday.. During that 3 week period I was able to follow the media discussions on Kairi FM , Q 95 ,newspapers etc and to participate on radio discussions and have multiple conversations with citizens who are concerned with the state of the nation.. There are several email contributions by Ms Savarin,, Telemaque, Elizabeth, Maureen Paul ,Shirley Allan.. Tony Astaphan, Parry Bellot and others

    After reviewing all these inputs I have come to the following conclusions pre and post Maria
    That Tony Astaphan’s personal and crude comments and that of others should be condemned
    On local and international issues I have found the many references to the bible NOT USEFUL.
    There are enough charges on unethical, unlawful, corrupt conduct by the regime that underlies the poor stewardship of Dominica’s business to require a CHANGE in Government.
    Performance of the main sectors of the economy are in decline…

    • mine
      August 25, 2018

      Clayton, when Tony expose you all his comment is crude but the other are UWP their comments are ok. IN life when we get older we have to be honesty because the clock is ticking the truth we set us free. Gods knows we all are because we can’t hide. The the people what ever happened to the DASS.

      • %
        August 25, 2018

        DASS is none of your …. business. Concentrate on what is happening to YOUR passport money .Where is it going Is is taking flight to? To other countries?Who are the greedies benefitting from it,while you cannot subsist? You are not DASS material,and you will never be.Dr Shillingford is a patriot!!!
        Skerrit Must Go
        Skerrit Must Go
        Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 25, 2018

        ” IN life when we get older we have to be honesty because the clock is ticking the truth we set us free”

        Mine you seems to be an idiot who did not even attend kindergarten School;  therefore you should try and educate yourself at kindergarten level learn, learn your alphabet from A-Z before you come on DNO and exposed how dunce you are!

          Learn to spell the easy ones such as:

        .Man
        .Cat 
        .Cup
        .Dog 
        .Hen
        .Cow
        .Sheep
        .Goat
        Then try spelling and write your name properly, perhaps by then you might be able to talk to someone like Clayton, who has a doctorate in some discipline if you know what that means, it is dunce and ignorant people like you who drinks Roosevelt Kool-aid and keep voting for him allowing him to screw up Dominica!

  37. Jaimous Thomas
    August 24, 2018

    Is that what your offer to the people of Portsmouth Mr. Fontaine??, should they vote your party into power are these the measures you will implement to change their fortunes??
    You have been preparing for this meeting for so long and not one(1) suggestion you could offer to the people.
    Well more you talk the clearer they see through your emptiness. Keep showing it.

    • %
      August 24, 2018

      Jaimous
      UWP is not a one man showmanship kind of party.I am satisfied that a myriad of ways to better the lives of the Portsmouth people were raised,something that DLP has not done. That’s the reason why DLP is in tatters presently,clutching at straws Its a “cannot do” team of MISLEADERS. Your DLP is being unmasked.
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go
      Skerrit Must Go Now

      • mine
        August 25, 2018

        %, See who you all have as a deputy maybe you don’t have a daughter. Dass was to help least fortunate children with their education it disappear and noone can tell people the truth of what happened to it. I wish the dead man who left the funds for the Dass come from the grave and hunt them down.

      • %
        August 25, 2018

        @mine
        Your passport money was designed to send you to school and to ensure that you would not beg at a red Clinic .Don’t worry those corrupt politicians will go out soon .
        Skerrit Must Go
        Skerrit Must Go
        Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

      • mine
        August 26, 2018

        %, I am not a beggar at the red clinic which you all criticize, but one day you might end up there in life you never know. I have a pension and a my social security am ok, but if I had to go there i would because is assistance for those need help. Thank God that the red clinic.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 24, 2018

      At least with Thomson and the UWP there is hope that they can do something to attract investments. With Roosevelt and Ian Douglas we see their inability to keep a company (an institution formulated) in Dominica in its infancy where Dr. Ross started his business in a rented house with two or three students.

      It grew to the magnitude of most University’s  in the continental United States, only to be chased out of the country after forty (40) years of operation. 

      What will it take for some of you ignorant people to come to a realization that Roosevelt Skerrit, Ian Douglas and the rest of those people; so called ministers of government are unable to do anything to bring jobs and prosperity to the country.

      Look around you; take a look at the rest of the Caribbean, and ask why they are all better off than Dominica? The problem of poverty, backwardness, and crimes are all due to the incompetence of the labor party, and Roosevelt Skerrit, and dumb Ian Douglas! 

      • Joseph John
        August 27, 2018

        So they are such great investment activists, so in their 22 years of existence how many investments have they attracted. In fact they are creating a toxic environment for investors both foreign and local.
        They could not even handle a simple huckster transaction recently. You know, Sir, that you do not have to be in government to do something positive. ( More on this when election is called )

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 28, 2018

        Joseph, be realistic, and make some some sense! I am living in the United States, Los Angeles California, I’ve lived in Europe: Germany and England Respectively Although there are thousands of Dominicans in England, who has give birth to Children there Dominica is not a name you here everyday in England.

        When someone ask you where are you from, if you say the West Indies or the Caribbean they respond by asking you Jamaica, or Barbados.

        Once I told somebody in Cuxhaven West Germany I am from Dominica the person told me there is no place name Dominica! I must tell I am in Los Angeles going on forty years, I’ve never heard Dominica mentioned by an American, except the women I deal with because I told them I am from Dominica.

        On all of my cars, licenses plate  my name is written Telemaque spell different ways, with the words “Commonwealth Of Dominica, only once in almost 40 years Dominica was recognize by some one from Puerto Rico!

        Will continue: 

  38. zandoli
    August 24, 2018

    That is what I expect from UWP. Appeal to the people’s self-interest – What’s in it for them. Instead they waste all kids of time talking about anti-terrorism. Do you guys think the people of Portsmouth (or anywhere else for that matter) care an iota about anti-terrorism?

    UWP needs to start talking about bread and butter issues and show people that Skerrit and his band of pirates are only in it for themselves.

    • country1st
      August 25, 2018

      If the people aren’t aware that their bread & butter is gone, then uwp is wasting their time. I say leave Portsmouth with Labour. If they like it, I love it. I wish you all more Labour: more unemployment, more poverty, more hungry bellies, no health care, homelessness and everything Labour continues to do for you all.

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