DNO POLL: Will you boycott independence activities?

pollLeader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, has called on Dominicans to boycott two activities, the National Youth Rally and the National Parade, during the island’s independence celebrations.

Linton said the move is to “peacefully protest the unconstitutional installation of legendary divider, hater, boy cotter and persecutor Charles Savarin to the post of President.”

DNO would like to know what you think of Linton’s announcement.

Will you boycott any of the independence activities as suggested by Linton?

Will you boycott the two independence activities?

  • No (53%, 984 Votes)
  • Yes (39%, 726 Votes)
  • I really don't care (9%, 160 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,870

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262 Comments

  1. October 22, 2013

    No matter what, Dominicans will never get, just leave them in their ignorance and hardship :-D

  2. as i see
    October 21, 2013

    Lennox said he would allow Saverin to swear him in if he wins the next election because he is the person occupying the seat of President. In the same way I will take part in my country’s independence activity regardless of who is occupying the seat of president. Lennox make up your mind!!

  3. Creole767
    October 21, 2013

    Reading the comments on DNO stories over the past several months it strikes me that about 80% of those who comment are supporters of the UWP and or anti government. If the DNO poll on boycotting independence activities is 50:40 against boycott, it means that there is great confusion among UWP supporters on this matter.

  4. Anonymous
    October 21, 2013

    Skerrit will not attend the Youth Rally, he’s going to boycott it also…. a call to action so unpopular, yet seemingly has so many supporters… this should be in 20’s as far as percentage…. 39% is rather high…. i think we’re gonna see, less than normal as far as attendance for the Youth Rally…. it will indeed show the power of Lennox Linton

  5. October 21, 2013

    one question y? no way jose!

  6. DAT
    October 21, 2013

    I think the matter of Savrin being president should be a matter for the courts and not a tool for boycotting celebration of our freedom; our independence. I believe Mr. Linton suggesting people boycott two of the most prestigious occasions during our independence celebration is an act of selfishness. While I understand his position. It only cements for me, what the principles of some of our so called leaders are. And the lengths they would go to to be heard. It also tells me what his intention are if he should loose the next election.

    He is the typical politician fighting to get in for his benefit like all the rest. He will be no different from Skerrit because he will not be able to make all the changes he promises and he will be seen for the what he truly is. I already have. T

    There we several instances when I heard people like Mr. Linton, Mr. Bribane and even Mr. Skerrit, heralded as patriots to this small and yet great country of ours. Let us start with Mr. Linton, he speaks of boycott in a manner as if it were a simple act. He will not stop to tell his supporters what the implication will be. I know some will say they don’t care. After all the man he is against in office as president is hated for that very same act; boycotting a leader. This action is a type of political double standard i have come to understand. “HIT BACK” and the country goes no where.I remember one time when the selection of a president was so simple. What was wrong with Jennifer wallace Lafond. Only the opposition knew because they wanted to question her. They needed to know why Skerrit chose her.It does not matter if she was the best choice. As long as Skerrit chose her, something wrong. Now, Savrin is president, people talking about boycott. The point is Mr. Linton is at fault. Hey, Politics is a dirty game but must we involve our children blindly. I mean if we going to teach them lets’ do it the right way. Because Mr. Linton is responsible for Charles Savrin being there to.
    Take Mr.Brisbane, the man wrote letters to key affiliates of this country,insisting that they should not give this country financial aid. He said government but it actually translates to country;we the people.He was heralded as a patriot. Savrin said boycott his business for his action. Can anyone guess what happened.The man nearly sabotage the entire country, yet Savrin say boycott his business, it was wrong. Take Skerrit, to just go a against a system like that despite what coming at you, that is typically insane of certain politician when power gets to their heads.That is not being patriotic. A patriotic person is one who loves, supports and defends his country interests.

  7. Nature Isle
    October 21, 2013

    very disappointing that a leader would attempt to have people boycott independence activities. That’s our culture and should not be used to stir up trouble…this from a man who is attempting to lead our nation

  8. By Stander
    October 21, 2013

    DNO where do i have

  9. FAST AND FURIOUS
    October 21, 2013

    Lennoxx used DNO poll to say Dominicans were not interested in Ma Knight as President for Dominica,let’s hope he uses the same DNO Poll:Will you boycott independence activitites?to go on Q95 and tell the World what the Dominican public thinks of his nonecical and bully hehavior.Lennoxx is just looking for observance.

  10. Anoushah Alie
    October 21, 2013

    Politics is one the nastiest system in our society. Its goal is to always violate human being rights by infringing taxes and cheap labor on different populations. Politicians continue to be the world’s biggest criminals, but it is always sad to watch others follow their ways by giving them support.Independence is a time for all of us to join together and celebrate our freedom from colonial powers, yet we are allowing a plutocracy that is full of narcissistic and impish people to hinder an important event.

  11. Dominican by birth
    October 21, 2013

    I sure will i am in need of some men with integrity and of good moral standings, we accept too much nonsense as a people a clear message needs to be sent out Dominica doesn’t belong to a few it belong to all of us.

  12. so sad
    October 20, 2013

    If all of us was like mr.linton, skerette would realize that he is not God, he thinks he can just do what he wants , when he wants , and how he wants and people just have to shut the hell up. But skerette good time don’t last f ever mark my words. U must come out there cause the God that I serve will get u out of office I cry, and go down on my knee every day as a youth u must and will come out there. We are fed up no jobs Aa bodai enough lord we had enough of this gun point government

    • Justice and Truth
      October 21, 2013

      What is so sad? People make their bed and they lie in it. It is all in your imagination, influenced by others. Cease using this Website to spew your hatred and repetitious charade of criticism and complaints. If you continue like that, you will be one miserable old person, consistently bickering and finding faults. No one and nothing will ever please you.

    • smh
      October 21, 2013

      you da soo sad, if Labour party did something wrong why the matter is not in court like the last president that was elected? all u jus love to run all u mouth.. if that mean is labourites alone dat will be in the rally soo be it

  13. Sweep Dominica
    October 20, 2013

    I prefer the boycott than the girlcut. The girlcut is too much pain.

  14. BB
    October 20, 2013

    What!Boycott! all u mad? as soon as the season finish,i looking forward to it the other year. Love it more than christmas

  15. claire
    October 20, 2013

    boycott or not i dont care i still voting the SAW FOR SURE

  16. FAST AND FURIOUS
    October 20, 2013

    Wonder what DNO trying.That poll thing there still. The answer is clear;Dominicans are not interested in boycotting Lennoxx call.Its only Lennoxx and the UWP supporters are in aggrement;and they shall pay for that Election Day.

    • John Paul
      October 20, 2013

      Everybody takes polls just look at the numbers the gap is closing !
      Let the polls speak .You have Your opinion and You have spoken now look at the polls

  17. well
    October 20, 2013

    POLL: Will you boycott the national parade?
    YEs thumb up, NO thumb down

  18. Eagle-Eye
    October 20, 2013

    What if UWP get into power (God Forbid)and all Labourites decide to boycott Independence day celebrations? Lennox Linton and his UWP gang must realise that a divided country will only end up in chaos and a laughing stock in the eyes of the world. Is this the best these guys can wish for the future of this beautiful country of ours in order to pursue their own political agendas?

    • October 20, 2013

      This country just needs a total power washing! Cuz when UWP plays the game just the way Labour plays it, in the eyes of some is UWP that is wrong. Why can’t we see wrong as wrong! I like the way UWP is operating now. Put words into action instead of sitting by and letting things happen. what’s worse than boy cutting independence is the way that Charles Savarin was put into president status. It’s one man in power now.

      • splendour
        October 20, 2013

        You Know. Let not those in power and their followers believe that those who are against the corrupt practices in our country are being blindly led by Lennox Linton cause I did not need him to lead on that one. There is no way I can participate in any event where charlo will be attending and hell freezing over if I have my child participate in youth rally.

      • Anonymous
        October 21, 2013

        I remember a time when uwp’s theme was; two wrongs don’ make a right, today this is the example they are setting.They have been trying to let we the people believe that they have morals but their actions are showing us something quite different. Stop the hypocrisy uwp!!!

    • John Paul
      October 20, 2013

      I have news for You that has already happened and Charles Savarin was the one behind it lol

  19. Dry Bone
    October 20, 2013

    I do believe that there are too many bias people in Dominica.

    Eugenia Charles sold passports and UWP was hot against it. UWP sold passports and Labour was hot against it. Now labour is selling passports.

    UWP came up with the VAT idead and Labour was hot against it. Now Skerrit introduced VAT.

    Freedom boycott independence in 1978 and 1998 and no one paid attention. Labour boycott independence in 1999 and no one paid attention.

    Now UWP call for boycott in 2013 and the same people who supported boycott in the past are now vex about it. Why?

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      Because we want to move forward.When the WEE WEE party boycotted parliament and cause a by election which Prevost avoided,we gained a big fat nothing.This call for boycotting is for some political wanabees to profile themselves.It has nothing to do with the National intrest.You dig.

      • John Paul
        October 20, 2013

        Yes but You must agree the Madame Speaker was rushing to have that by election and there were a few tricky moves by the DLP administration.The UWP candidates got reelected much to the Chagrin of the PM This coming election He wants all the seats He talks about His jealousy of a Party that won all seat. He talks about getting rid of the Opposition once and for all.These desires of the PM are very revealing to say the least

    • phil me
      October 21, 2013

      Amen lol well said

  20. ReaAreLeeTea
    October 20, 2013

    We’re starting to sound like little children in this political arena. Maturity, originality, creativity and respect seems to be things of the past when politicians are given a microphone.
    We seem to be forgetting that there are many Dominicans who are out of work right now. We seem to be forgetting that there are college graduates that haven’t been able to find a job.
    We need to come together and find solutions to this problem. We need to find ways to stimulate this sluggish economy which only seems to be getting worst. We need to show our youth that even though we’re on opposing political parties; that though we’re of different political views and of different views of the way forward for our country, that we can have mutually respectable debates, discussions and meetings that stick to our points and present our visions for Dominica. If we go on acting like verbal hooligans what can we expect of our youth? We need to show respect for the laws that govern us here on the island. We definitely need to show respect for God. That I’ve seen and heard being abused for political gain; for worth of votes, and it’s very sad.
    Dominica is now in a financial and moral crisis. We play blind to the increased rate of prostitution, violent crime, and theft on the island. We endorse our young women advertising more and more of their bodies and being treated with less and less respect. We’ve accepted a president that was placed in against the norm of the country’s procedures. Unemployment is up. Morality is down and poli-tricks is out of control.
    This is not a time for boycotts. This is a time for change. This is a time mature, moral, headstrong and visionary learned leaders to come forward and take this country out of this slump.

    I’m just saying.

    • October 20, 2013

      I only read the first line of your comment, did not have to read it all. The people are not starting to sound like LITTLE CHILDREN, they ARE LITTLE CHILDREN.

      It is disgusting to hear how the people in power behave, and those who are seeking that position behaving WORSE.

      I suggest that NO ONE VOTES, or EVERYONE VOTE for the UNDERDOG. The UNDERDOG is the person not in the LIMELIGHT. The UNDERDOG better emerge before election because I know, for a fact, that there is someone MORE QUALIFIED for that position, and WILL do what is BEST for US, DOMINICA.

  21. Solution
    October 20, 2013

    The Bible said that God called Saul from the fields to be king of israel, David was a shepherd boy and god called him to be king, Joash was 9 years old when he became king so, God can make Savarin President of Dominica and he’s well qualified. Savari the lord is with you and he will guide you, you have served DA well and he will order your steps in his word for our country.God allowe it to happen this way and we respect you for this because in God there is no mistakes.

  22. ananymous
    October 20, 2013

    I am in shock that a man who is trying to lead a county would ask his supporters to boycott the inpendence celebration, which by the way is our cultural heritage and to politicize such an event is totally disgusting. While it is true that I am not a fan of Charles Savarin for president but our creole festival is not only on a national level, there are tourist who planned for an entire year to join us in celebrating our cultural heritage not our political heritage, and that would not be not be a good look for Dominica. Imagine for someone visiting Dominica for the first time to be welcomed by this petty rubbish and with them they take this memory and share it with their friends and family. Whoever is planning this boycott is not doing Charles Savarin a favor for he will be there for at least 5 years whether we want him or not. I have no problem with Lennox Linton but he is beginning to appear like a bully without a real cause. I think it is time to unite the people of Dominica and give then the opportunity to rise above all this petty politics instead of tearing the prime minister down just wait elections are right around the corner, tell the people of Dominica what you are going to do for them because it is beginning to appear to me that your manifesto is Skerrit and your mission is to bring this government down. This is not what Dominica need right now. We need a leader with a positive attitude, one with patience and someone who has a vision for our country not someone who will be looked upon as trouble maker who will stop at nothing to incite hatred and violence.

    • October 20, 2013

      He has to because he is a BULLY and he has supporters in that field.

      Talk about STOP BULLYING.

      • Joe Burton
        October 20, 2013

        Bulling is at his core.He is addicted to it .He may pretend to change but he is not fooling me.

    • SPaceHEad
      October 21, 2013

      very well put reality, however the phrase ” time for change” can be tricky. it is time the people change their mentalities it is time we stop living above our means, if it is time for a change in government then it is safe to say presently, never leave what you see for what you cannot see. the opposition is not dealing with the issues facing the people they are concerned with the president and are seeking to commit treason when you begin to attack our heritage by advising the populace to boycott our NATIONAL DAY PARADES. FIRST AS A FATHER LENNOX LINTON MUST BE SICK MENTALLY you cannot tell me that our children the future of this nation should be punished just because you despise the president a word of advice to mister Linton LEAVE POLITICS TO POLITITIANS AND GO BACK TO INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM………… HIS STRENGTH.

  23. Looking Good
    October 20, 2013

    CHARLO getting a dose of his own medicine boycott self Charlo and Skerrit to rude and have DOMINICANS like Pappy Show

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      We do not want more pappy show,we do not want more boycotting. We have grown up and learnt from experience that the attitude of the WEE WEE party is not conducive to sustainable development

      • afan
        October 21, 2013

        what do you suggest then Joe? or are you one of those who have agreed that the process used to elect/select the current president was open,and adhered to what has been prescribed by the constitution? this is the first president who has taken reign in such a shady and divisive manner. lets ignore the personality and the known character of the person involved, look at the process. for this this dude they call Charlo will never be my president and if i cant avoid any function which has him present i definitely will not be affording him the normal respect the office holds.

  24. Dominican in the vi
    October 19, 2013

    No matter were we reside we are Dominicans by BIRTH.Charles Savarin was a hero in 1979,he had the Churches, The Christian Council, Trade Unions and the majority of DOMINICANS supporting him during the strike that`s why it was successful. The first duly President was not a Dominican by birth? Majority of the Presidents had political affiliation . What section in the constitution declares that a member of the house cannot be elected President? The UWP is coward, they cannot show any proof. They refuse to give an alternative to the office of the president. They are trying to gain political mileage. The leader of the UWP is stirring the ship without a compass and fails to ask for assistance to make it to shore.

    • October 20, 2013

      My sentiments exactly. On one hand, a non-resident can be President, on the other hand, the PM WANNABE has “NOTHING” to “OFFER” other than to unseat the current PM.

      SHAMEFUL.

  25. BRAIN DAMAGE
    October 19, 2013

    In Dominica you cann’t strike or protest any more because Skerrit will squeeze you, only option Boycott. Boycott to show your dissatisfaction with Skerrit’s uncalled actions.

    • October 20, 2013

      The US Government was NOT SHUT DOWN because President Obama was unreliable, or the people was unsatisfied with his performance.

      The SHUT DOWN is because the Republicans are PISSED that THEIR President is BLACK.

      • prisca
        October 20, 2013

        Yes and America lost $24 billion during that shut down. Thy’re crying about the economic state of the country yet they want to bring it to it’s knees. The politicians don’t suffer because they continue to get their pay checks regardless. It’s the poor and needy that are hit the hardest. So think first before you all act. Everyone promises heaven on earth when they want your vote, but when they get in they rain fire and brimstone on the voters who put them there.
        I say to hell with all politicians.

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      Wellthink about this,If any action of the govern ment is illegal or unconstitutional you can take it to court.Skerro and Charlo cannot prevent that.

    • mention
      October 21, 2013

      thats y ur brain damage because of that stupid statement

  26. Car Boost
    October 19, 2013

    You have to stand up for something. Would you go on a hunger strike to save your Country?

  27. Ben Dover
    October 19, 2013

    Some times I think Dominicans are a bunch of idiots. No wonder they are being led astray so easily by Skerrit.

    Didn’t Charles Savarin and his parliamentary colleagues in opposition, with the exception of Kelly Graneau, BOYCOTT the National Youth Rally at Castle Bruce in 1998 to protest a government decision to decentralize the National Youth Rally by hosting it in a different part of the country every year?

    Didn’t Labour Party BOYCOTT the 1999 Independence Celebrations because, according to Pierre Charles “the Labour Party was not interested in eating and drinking”?

    So everybody forget that now?

    • Grand Bay Girl
      October 20, 2013

      Dominicans are idiots ?LOL

    • ReaAreLeeTea
      October 20, 2013

      Those were bad decisions and the ones who suffer aren’t the politicians. Also, to use your argument, see how quickly those are forgotten.
      We shouldn’t boycott an event that is for the betterment of the country for the sake of politics.
      For example, I think we should focus on the fact the our present president was in full support of putting a lot of people out of work because he didn’t like the proprietor of a major business place in the country.
      People used to love shopping at Breezie’s Mart.

      • Joe Burton
        October 20, 2013

        You mean Charlo have the power to stop people from shopping at a particular place.SO maybe he he can help me to get people to shop at my place of business.That would be great.So part of his duties should be to persuade tourist to come to Dominica.

      • SPaceHEad
        October 21, 2013

        reality get it together brizeemarts failure was from inception, the supermarket was never built for all classes it was built for one class thus the end result it must close down mister savarin had nothing to do with that mr Brisbane should have stuck to being a businessman and not a politician while he was in the studio at Q95…….people were in his accounts taking freely. poor man!

    • Anonymous
      October 20, 2013

      Thanks for the reminder!!!

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      So you think we should continue this trend of boycotting.It is such a good thing in modern political behavior.An education to our youth in positive behavior.The wee wee party will try anything in their desperation for power.How can they be expected to be taken seriously when all they have to pffer is dispicable behavior and disparaging remarks.Is that leadership.

    • D A
      October 20, 2013

      Didn’t we live in wooden 2×4 houses before, didn’t we use pit toilet before, didn’t we ride on Donkey and truck to get to the city before, didn’t we have one radio station before, do you get where I am going with that.

      • Joe Burton
        October 20, 2013

        I DIG.We use to.But going back is not progressive

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      While you are free to express yourself you have an obligation to refrain from calling people bad names.Dominicans are one of the smartest people on earth.

  28. Sparky
    October 19, 2013

    Let Lennox Linton and UWP keep on with their Boycott strategy.
    When Labour cut their tail again in upcoming elections, instead of soberly accepting the whipping, and plotting a proper strategy to change that,
    I expect Linton may call for the World to Boycott Dominica.
    Even if the Election Observers, recognized by leading World Democracies again say the polls were FREE and FAIR, and
    Even if the High Court says that the results MUST STAND.
    Who do they Love?

  29. Anonymous
    October 19, 2013

    Mr Linton needs a dictionary. He needs to learn the terminologies “National” vs “Political”. I am neither Labourite nor a Worker. What I am is a DOMINICAN. It is MY NATIONAL RIGHT to celebrate the independence of my country. I am not celebrating a president nor am I celebrating a Prime Minister. I WILL attend the youth rally because I wish to see my daughter march past and I WILL attend the national day parade. I never once heard any of these events named THE POLITICAL DAY PARADE.

    • Jay
      October 19, 2013

      Of course it is your right my dear just as it was the Germans’ right to attend Hitler’s rallies and for the Romans to attend their spectacles at the Colliseum and shout:” Hail Caesar!”. We may not agree but certainly have a right to disagree. Just follow your conscience and live at peace with yourself.

    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2013

      i couldn’t have said it better myself

    • Views Expressed
      October 19, 2013

      Anonymous: Please wake up and open your eyes to the bigger picture of Dominica’s situation. Open your mind, and understand the political situation that is being debated…..do not be shallow…it is more than your daughters march past, it is Dominica marching us pass…..

    • One Love
      October 20, 2013

      Hon. Lennox Mandela Linton has a CONSTITUTIONAL right to freedom of speech.

      I have a constitutional right TO ASSOCIATE or NOT TO ASSOCIATE as I choose

      • Joe Burton
        October 20, 2013

        SO do I .I have the same right and can exercise it or not exercise it any way I choose so the WEE WEE party and crew should not call me stupid

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      Well said Anon.Let us learn to look at the issues not the person we like or dislike

      • October 20, 2013

        What are the ISSUES? Do you believe BOYCOTTING will SOLVE the ISSUES? If YES, by all means, BOYCOTT.

        I hope that ALL in FAVOR of BOYCOTTING NYC rally, INDEPENDENCE DAY, or Charles Savarin, get EXACTLY what THEY DESERVE.

    • October 20, 2013

      I CONGRATULATE YOU for standing up for YOUR RIGHT as a devoted CITIZEN.

  30. MeCamem
    October 19, 2013

    Just imagine the Republican Party calling for a boycott of the July 4 celebrations at the Statue of Liberty, because of Obamacare?

    Why don’t the Mitt Romney of Dominica’s UWP contract the services of a real Political Strategist before he makes these statements!

    If you do not pay attention to history, you are doomed to repeating history’s mistakes. Do you remember Newt Gingrich, when he shutdown the government, is he in politics today? John Boehner and the Republicans just lost the battle of shutting down the US Government over Obamacare just because they don like The Black President. (Both times using politics to as an organ of protest)

    It seems to me that you guys are going overboard with your politicalizing everything in the country, all over your dislike for Skerrit. Are you telling me that you will try to use our Sacred National Celebrations, commenced only once a year to demonstrate our patriotism, all because of your desire to gain political mileage?

    Okay Mr. PM, lets remove Charles and install a UWP sponsored candidate: And lets see how will that help UWP’s political position in the country?

    Mr. Linton, please grab onto a real issue: Unemployment, Education, Healthcare, The Elderly, The drugs situation, Crime in the country, and run on that platform. If not, people will eventually associate you with negativity if your current trajectory is maintained.

    The fourth Law of Physics: Skerrit does not respect the constitution = Linton attacking patriotism and nationalism. The net result = Zero (0). Boy: what choices are presented with!!

    • chow mien
      October 19, 2013

      The GOP did worst than dat, they suspended payment to the entire government machinery out of pure racist spite for Obama. they have resisted his affordable care program for years so do your research before u come here belching empty bubbles.

    • Malgraysa
      October 19, 2013

      Surely you don’t want to compare Savarin with Obama, do you?

    • Proud dominican
      October 19, 2013

      You are correct 0-o=0,the ? is which of the 0’s is the positive one. The PM has never attack the Constitution of this country LL does.
      The 5th Law of Physics, you should condemn the statement by LL as 0 tolerance, and encourage Dominican’s to pay homage to proud country +.

    • October 20, 2013

      Lennox is a REPEAT of EVERYTHING that has gone WRONG in Dominica. LET US FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE in order to GAIN political results.

  31. Da girl
    October 19, 2013

    Should the President of the Commonwealth of Dominica violate any provision of the Dominica Constitution, bring his office into disrepute, endanger the security of the nation, or become physically or mentally incapable to perform his duties, the President will be removed from office. During the tenure, the President is protected from civil and criminal proceedings.

    • Da girl
      October 19, 2013

      you see what the so called constitution states, if should bring. that means while in office mr. Linton what ever charlo did was done before he being president. reading and comprehension ugh uff.

      • October 20, 2013

        However, if at any time he committed crimes, prior to his nomination/appointment or not, he should not be President, but ALL of the PROTEST SHOULD have been DURING and BEFORE the FINAL stage, NOT AFTER it is DONE. Lennox and EVERYONE in opposition of
        Charles as President, in my opinion, should call for a re-vote on that subject. Boycotting is NOT the SOLUTION.

  32. Joe Burton
    October 19, 2013

    They say it takes one to know one.When Linton calls Charlo “a divider,hater,persecuter ,and boy-cotter “,he could well be pointing three fingers at himself.

    • Joe Burton
      October 21, 2013

      Don’t forget Linton and his sisters throwing stones

  33. well
    October 19, 2013

    no illegal president will prevent me form going to creole festival but will not attend any parade involving savrin. dno lennox asked to boycott two activities not all the of independence activities

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      The most important two, because it helps to teach our kids to celebrate National pride.

  34. Radio Codcapi
    October 19, 2013

    Is that the kind of example we set for our children as leaders? Get expelled from school, dont get educated but still want to be the prime minister of Dominica, promote violence and division. All i know is that the day of the youth rally is a normal school day so all students who dont attend should be expelled like their father. Lennox is an uneducated fool who thinks he is smarter than educated men. From what i see Lennox is jealous of the prime minister but he can never be loved like Skerrit because he is too arrogant and full of hate.Lennox if you want to be prime minister learn to be humble and then go do some cxc

    • Views Expressed
      October 19, 2013

      Radio whatever is your name……..you are out of touch…this is NOT a Lennox thing. Open your eyes.

    • SPaceHEad
      October 21, 2013

      It is sad and appalling, the situation s mister linton puts himself in. some body please ask lennox to read this if he forgot.” THE GREATEST, THE GREATEST, THE GREATEST OF ALL BUILDERS……………….TO GET EXPELLED FROM THE GREATEST SCHOOL ON THIS ISLAND IS SAD. it is amazing on one side of the coin we have ROOSVELT SKERRIT headboy at the DGS and now prime minister. on the other side of the coin LENNOX LINTON…..expelled from the same school, FOR VIOLENCE and he wants to be prime minister. do the math people!

  35. Justice and Truth
    October 18, 2013

    I cannot vote since I reside overseas. However, if I resided in Dominica and especially in close proximity where the activities are taking place, I would certainly attend. Even residing at a distance in D/ca, I would make the effort to attend.
    It is unpatriotic not to attend if one is able to do so. Independence Day celebration is once a year. Please get out and participate in it. In the interim you will be mingling and having fun with your fellow Dominicans.
    Make up your mind to attend. It is not worth it, allowing anyone to sway you from attending this important Dominica function. When you return home, you will be happy that you did.
    God bless you! His peace be with you. May peace prevail in Dominica and among nationals.

  36. Nmc
    October 18, 2013

    Charles savarin is the Father of Boycott in Dominica He has boycotted the Office of the President himself. Let’s stop the hypocrisy and say we do not want no damn constitution let Skerrit do what he likes even if he is getting richer and we the people are getting POORER. What kind of People are we? What is good for the goose is not good for the gander.May god bless our wicked soul.

    • UP NORTH
      October 20, 2013

      amen to that comment

  37. Dominica Crying
    October 18, 2013

    The Best thing that has happened to Dominica; Ship’s Captain (THE HEAD OF STATE) HE CHARLES A SAVARIN; The North. Chief Mate (THE HEAD OF THE GOVERNMENT) The Right Hon. ROOSEVELT SKERRIT. Mr. Lennox Linton, when are you going to LEARN that Dominicans CARES about DOMINICA? Unlike you, oops we forgot, NO DEGREE. :roll:

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • WiseTeen
      October 20, 2013

      My dear, subject verb agreement .. Dominicans CARE.. and you seem to be the holder of a phD with your impeccable diction and spelling. -_-

  38. Real Dominican
    October 18, 2013

    I wonder when the song; “THEY BOYCOTTING” will be sung at one of our Calypso Competition? Because as far as I see it, They boycotting and calling on others to follow they in their BOYCOTTING fiasco. We have a Nation to build, we have our children to know the TRUE VALUES OF NATIONHOOD and so on. When is the UWP going to understand that DOMINICANS are not in their “THING”?

  39. October 18, 2013

    yes i will
    .

  40. acquaintance
    October 18, 2013

    How did lennox become an Human Resource manager/I know you have to have a degree. So no wonder he so mixed up as to what to say and do, when where and how. In fact Mr. tie up. GO BACK TO SCHOOL LENNOX AND COME AGAIN

  41. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    That is d type of people allu want for government?? People that encouraging people to boycott annual festivities!

    • SMH
      October 20, 2013

      Why Not that is who we get for President!

    • UP NORTH
      October 20, 2013

      hush yur mouth when charles savrin did it where were u now he playin angel i agree with linton

  42. mac
    October 18, 2013

    Everyone in dominica have a right to protest if they want to and no one have to right to tell them what they should and should not do, Its a free country for the time being

  43. Wil
    October 18, 2013

    A lot of people votes yes by mistake because it was first ..I did lol

  44. FAST AND FURIOUS
    October 18, 2013

    If the Present illegal why Lennoxx is not taking the matter to the court instead of involving the youths in his commess? Lennoxx and his carbal can stay home if they wish;for sure they won’t be missed.Thank God there will be peace at the activities.

    • UP NORTH
      October 20, 2013

      u are so stupid if all of them are the same what do yu think the court’s will do in case yu dont know they will favor charlo to be president thats how the system in da runs as i c it just remember 6 and half a dozen is the same

  45. vieille case
    October 18, 2013

    its not about likeing a president,

  46. anonymous2
    October 18, 2013

    I have another one. those of you who already bought your WCMF tickets, make sure you boycott it eh. because I KNOW for sure our prezi does frequent the fest.

  47. I love Dominica
    October 18, 2013

    No!!!!!! I won’t boycott the independence celebrations. :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Good for you! This is patriotism at its best and love for Dominica.

  48. One Love
    October 18, 2013

    36% and counting – GOOD GRACIOUS THE THING IS WORKING;

    10000 + were at LONDONDERRY lets see the boycotted activities top that with ALL and SUNDRY BEGGING people to attend

    Hon. Lennox Mandela Linton

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Unless that man’s middle name is Mandela, you are another one insulting a real hero “Mandela”. You better learn more about Nelson Mandela whom the entire world knows and about his heroism.

  49. Kawat Roseau
    October 18, 2013

    You guys at DNO seem mischievious. All the comments you received from the original article on this subject were quite clear to even a blind man.why are you again asking the people to tell you as you stated in this new ‘article’and I quote “DNO would like to know what you think of Linton’s announcement?” I thought we the true patriots did not stutter! What are you guys at DNO really up to? I would not want to assume that you are trying to put division and debar in our blessed land! Be careful what you wish for! Have a peaceful and safe Independence!

  50. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    One Mission, One Dominica Celebrating 35 Years of Independence.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      God bless Dominica and especially the patriotic ones who will be attending the Independence Day Celebration. Those who, for health and work reasons are not able to attend, may God bless them too for if they were able to attend they would do so.

  51. MT
    October 18, 2013

    Yes

  52. Alice
    October 18, 2013

    We need Peace in Dominica

  53. St.Joe
    October 18, 2013

    I will not go to any of the functions where saverin will be ,but I go to some fete.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Hey St. Joe, I have relatives in St. Joe. As a child, I would spend some school vacations in St. Joe. At other times, I would occasionally visit my relatives there. I hope you are not one of my relatives. :)
      I am disappointed you feel that way. Dislike and hatred will get you nowhere. Please do not join those people in their lack of patriotism.
      Now, what can I do to make you and those others from St. Joe mellow your minds and change them to attend?
      I pray God will assist accordingly. His blessing, peace and unity be to you and other people in St. Joe.
      Keep in mind, “United we stand. Divided we fall.”

    • October 20, 2013

      FOOL!!!!! :lol: :?: :oops:

  54. October 18, 2013

    Linton should not have linked the young people and the youth rally into with that.
    the issue is with Savarin

    • mac
      October 18, 2013

      The young people are smart enough, to see whats going on and to choose whether or not to take part,

    • For Richer Or Poorer
      October 20, 2013

      The issue is with Linton. Linton has issues with Linton. Anyone who has issues with everyone has issues with himself.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 21, 2013

      What issue? Who do the critics and chronic complainers think in Dominica would be a suitable President? They are never satisfied.
      These people put Dominica in a dilemma by their bashing of the President. They must cease this, if they want God to bless D/ca, others and themselves. He is not amused with their attitude.

  55. Secretary
    October 18, 2013

    One may not ‘personally’ like the President BUT the Office of the President MUST be respected!!!

    • Secretary
      October 18, 2013

      shold read…..*Office of the presidency*

      • dog bite
        October 18, 2013

        You should check your spelling before criticizing people. Should is spelled, should and not shold

      • Anonymous
        October 19, 2013

        As far as I am concerned the office of the presidency is still vacant.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 21, 2013

      Christians are to be lovers of everyone. He has not done them anything and they dislike him to the point of hating him. They are haters. It is Satan’s work to hate. Not Christians but they are helping him to do this very well. If they continue with this attitude, it will affect them personally and health wise for it is better to love than to hate.

    • simplygorgeous70.
      October 21, 2013

      RESPFECT is given to those who deserve NOT those who DEMAND

  56. vieille case
    October 18, 2013

    30 PERSENT is the pass mark for action,give charlo and skerrit the answer.pleas time for action protest without action is joke there have to be insidents for change to come,let the world know that therescrazy things happening here with charvez son and a choesen rebel socalled charles

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      ‘per cent; incidents’ You are another one who should proofread your writing prior to sending it. Troublemaker, are you looking for violence?

    • October 20, 2013

      You are not from Vieille Case.I am sure of that because Vieille Case do not have STUPID people and you have proven that,by your kind of statement. :lol: :lol:

    • lee
      October 21, 2013

      You are not fron Vieille Case so take a hike.

  57. Mahaut
    October 18, 2013

    From what I am seeing going on in Da, Dominicans do not care about integrity in public offices, once they can eat a bread today is all that matter. But the future is what any wise man should be more concerned about.
    Ho can we stand by and allow a divisive man as Charles Saverin to be President? The office is now soiled.

    • October 18, 2013

      You did nothing during the process. Why are you complaining now?

    • Anonymous
      October 22, 2013

      Please do not use that word because you and the rest of uwp supporters do not know what this means.

    • Mac
      October 22, 2013

      Do not use the word integrity because you and the rest of uwp supporters do not know what it means.

  58. Dely
    October 18, 2013

    If Dominicans thought Eddie was bad, well they are yet to see what bad is. A man that could not keep a job has a chance to be a Prime Minister. Dominicans Wake up. Why should we play politics with the Islands Independence activities?. Stop deviding the people and lets work together to build the nation. On the other hand I don`t expect any better from Linton.

    • dog bite
      October 18, 2013

      Well said

    • Joe Burton
      October 19, 2013

      If Charles Savarin is guilty of misbehavior or mischief in the 47 days strike Linton and his two sisters are equaly guilty.Same animal same hair.If Linton sees himself as Prime Minister or even President of a “Republic” Dominica ,Charlo can be President.In fact he is tnhe best person for the Job and given ab chance ,can be a great president”
      Linton has been profiling himself by manufacturing issues and causes to propel himself into the political limelight .Fooling Dominicans into a divided nation is his only way.His method is to keep the people angry because when you are angry you are not yourself.He is usuing the same mob method that freedom party used to get into power.But we who know better will not be fooled.Mob power will never win.

      • UP NORTH
        October 20, 2013

        yu folks are so lame in yur thoughts is like yu got a mouth so u just venting pls charles savrin should not be no president, go back to history of domininca and all yu fools will c y charles should not b a president

      • Joe Burton
        October 20, 2013

        UP North and other people of the WEE WEE party like to call people “Lame and fools”Every good leader in history have been called lame and foolish
        You want to talk about history. Just a sample of history right in your face.When the white man wanted to take Dominica from the Caribs they were called godless ,savages and canibals. We can get into the treatment of slavery,norh and south American south Indians,and Africans were called head hunters.I could go on.So Linton and his crew and you should stop, stop calling people bad names.We both have rights to disagree but we do not have a right to insult anyone

      • prisca
        October 20, 2013

        Romney and the Republicans tried that on Obama and it did’nt work. So let Linton and the UWP do the same. Just sit back and watch their empire crumble.

  59. Granny
    October 18, 2013

    Ki sa? I wearing madras with purple, white, brown and pink only, too much politics in DA papa.

  60. Private.
    October 18, 2013

    I find it foolish that the Lennox calling for the boycott of the youth rally. That party just full of crap when for them to be in parliament fighting for the people they boycotting that and asking the people to do there job. What good is an opposition with no power to oppose properly and with grounds that ppl can view to stand behind them.

    • babalene
      October 19, 2013

      Private Sa! can then agree to say also that Savarins boycott of the youth rally in 1998 in Castle Bruce was also foolish?

  61. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    I know many of you saying ‘yes’ to the boycott are not even in D/ca…..therefore the stadium is going to be even more full mi say! lol

    • October 18, 2013

      You do not have to be in Dominica to vote on the topic. You think most of those voting “NO” live in Dominica?

  62. lady
    October 18, 2013

    lenox just need to shut up and salut the president his stupid self!!!Stupes

    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2013

      If you had any sense you would shut up.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Lennox lacks humility and respect. He must learn these godly virtues.

  63. FAST AND FURIOUS
    October 18, 2013

    Dno,this poll makes no sense.Dno has proven to be one(UWP)sided so Dno and UWP can continue voting as many times they like to increase the poll numbers;but they can jump high or low the show must go on.Lennoxx can not stop reggae.

  64. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    well with boycott and maybe political war on the land i may not taste that new national callaloo dish after all.i will make it in 2014 when things calm down Happy independence Dominica.

    • Mwen
      October 18, 2013

      You really thought that election was around independence so you could get the free trip…
      Well, it will maybe be next year. Wait for your callaloo still.
      Lol

    • October 18, 2013

      Do you not know how to make callaloo? It’s simple.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      :lol: You made me laugh. :lol: Where you reside, can you purchase the leaves and cook-up one?

  65. Wilson
    October 18, 2013

    Severins election is unconstitutional but no legal challenge has been filed HA HA QC LINTON in action again

    • Joe Burton
      October 19, 2013

      Best idea expressed.Common sense will prevail.The uwp and them like to call Dominicans poor,stupid and ignorant ,but we have a lot of common sense and survival instincts .If some action is illegal take it to court.Simple.Mob action and boycott is not the answer.We have a justice system put it to the test

      • UP NORTH
        October 20, 2013

        so if the boycotting is successful what would u say to LINTON EH S.M.H

        CHANGE HAFFE COME AND ITS AROUND THE CORNER

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Funny! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  66. african queen
    October 18, 2013

    what was your view when the the president call for a boycot of Bizeemart; CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT? when as security minister he joined others and to give the impression that mr Immanuel and his wife set their house on FIRE when he should be trying to protect them. Pastor Benjamin did not say a thing. People we are so hypocritical.

    I HAVE A BI………..G PROBLEM WITH US DOMINICANS.
    SOME CAN CALL FOR BOYCOT WHILE OTHERS CANNOT. JAH WE LICK US.

    • Kubuli
      October 18, 2013

      Wasn’t Jerry Brisbane’s act equivalent to treason? Did he have to go that far as to try to prevent DA from receiving foreign aid just because he is not a supporter of the government? If he is loyal to our little “Nature Isle” he would not try to bring it down. The time spent trying to be destructive should have been put toward the administration of his business.

      • babalene
        October 19, 2013

        well Kubuli – he should have been brought before the courts and be charged for treason, don’t you think so? I guess you would galdly serve as a witness

      • Really!
        October 19, 2013

        @ Kabuki, thank you! The “Boycott Opposition Party and its supporters are full of crap! Jerry Brisbane has not made one statement that his business was closed because of President Savarin. And we all know that he is not afraid of Skerritt and DLP; a man who sent letters to international, and regional donors., asking them to stop sending aid in any kind to Dominica. A man who paid to have bill boards all over the Island, blasting the DLP Government. A man who paid (or maybe Q 95 gave him free air time) criticizing the DLP Government and spearheads, singularly, a petition against the Government and the reconstruction of the State Palace. How comes he did not tell us the public why his business lclosed?!! Toneh, the man is financial,y secured, his money is in his pocket and we there talking crap about someone cause his business to close down.
        Karma has a way of deling with all of us!!

      • October 20, 2013

        FOOL!!!!! :lol: :?: :oops:

    • Mac
      October 18, 2013

      I simply remembered Mr Brisbane writing to donor countries trying to prevent them for giving us aid.

      • Toto
        October 19, 2013

        That’s not true. He wrote them to advise them that the aid they are giving is, most of it is going into the pockets of the ministers and that they should pay attention to that. You all must read and understand.

      • Justice and Truth
        October 19, 2013

        This too was unpatriotic and the height of wickedness; trying to prevent Dominica from getting foreign help. Who in their right mind would do something like that?

  67. lady C
    October 18, 2013

    Is Mr. Linton patriotic, if he is why is he calling to boycott the independence rallies

    • Ralph
      October 19, 2013

      What’s more patiotic than someone trying to protect the constitution?

      • Justice and Truth
        October 19, 2013

        You have a distorted view of patriotism. :twisted:

      • Solution
        October 20, 2013

        that is not a protection of constiution that is power thirst and power hungry act. the brisbane thing is totally different. You cant tell us to boycott independence, you madddddd?

    • babalene
      October 19, 2013

      Was Savarin patriortic when he called for the boycot of the independence youth rally in 98 at Castle Bruce and President Vernon Shaw swearing in as President and the boycot of Brizee Mart when he was in fact Minister of National Security and Immigration and YES LABOUR! and he was asking people to put people out of work – Boy I tell you we really have fowl memories and brains eh boy!

  68. Well
    October 18, 2013

    Boycott you say???? Ain’t nobody got time for that!!

  69. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    DNO… if you’re the top news source on dominica then act like it… Mr. Lennox Linton didn’t call to boycott independence, how can one do that anyway… is he calling for boycott of W.C.M.F also??? clearly foolish journalism…

    what mr linton called for, is boycott of any activities where pres savarin would be officially present, such as the marching parades etc etc…

    based on the poll, for an ‘unpopular’ suggestion by mr linton… it’s surprising the percentages are rather high 34% is rather high for something unpopular…. did we see savarin percentages when asked if we want him as president????

    • Joe Burton
      October 19, 2013

      Brian ALLeyne got a high percentage in fact the highest.I always wonder why because Sir Brian was a leader in the 47 days strike like Charlo.

    • Point
      October 19, 2013

      just clarification.. The story pointed specifically to the two activities lennox linton referred to: youth rally and national parade..not independence as a whole.. so why would you say foolish journalism?

      • ***halibut***
        October 20, 2013

        it is high time commenters such as yourself, realise that D.N.O do make corrections… and when u see a comment to ‘correct’ d.n.o… but when seen, doesn’t reflect what the commenter said… it just could be or could mean, D.N.O has made the necessary correction

  70. Rally time
    October 18, 2013

    DNO poll or no poll the results will have absolutely no bearing on Dominicans enjoying their Independence. Miscalculation garcon……trying to take my independence away is madness,,, zors fou.
    PM Skerrit could you kindly request of the Education Divison that all schools be closed for youth rally and allow all teachers and students to view the rally. Some children and teachers never get to see the activity. Please sir for this year please advise the youths to attend their rally.
    You will pay for those children who are directly involved while other teachers arrange to take their students to the park. Teachers that is a field trip of national loyalty. Patriotic to the Bone.

    • October 18, 2013

      Should Independence Day not be recognized as a HOLIDAY? Why is school in session on that Day anyway?

      EVERYONE should be in participation.

    • Gazeete Feille Caco
      October 18, 2013

      Amen.I am in total agreement with you.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Are you serious? That day should be a holiday for everyone to also give them an opportunity to attend.

  71. Dada
    October 18, 2013

    DNO, I say we do a poll on boycotting Christmas and another one for carnival. I heard that the president celebrates those.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Boycott Christmas and keep doing that and see where your soul will end up. Do not bring Christmas into it. Anyway this is idle talk; and an idle comment.

  72. October 18, 2013

    Eh Beh yeh! Linton, Do u know that Mr. Savarin or President Savarin is A hero, Why? because of U. Think Before you Act, do not act and then think ok buddy, FEAR NO MORE! GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME AND ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD_ LABOUR ALL THE WAY!

  73. ??
    October 18, 2013

    How many of these respondents actually live in DA? This poll is a waste of time. The question is when is it “ok” to exploit kids for political reasons. Is that something the UWP would subscribe too if they were in government? It’s time we begin thinking beyond politics and focus on the future of the nation especially the youth. If we are unable to set aside Independence as a time for the country to come together it means that there is nothing that the opposition wont do to get ahead. The UWP hasn’t learned from past mistakes.

    • Justice and Truth
      October 19, 2013

      Those who reside overseas as I, should be honest and not vote pro or con. I did not vote.
      Those who voted could very well be Dominican residents.

  74. Dry Bone
    October 18, 2013

    DNO: This is a senseless poll. Be responsible with your journalism. Don’t fall for petty nonsense like that. Independence belongs to the nation and not to one man, group, party or government. Independence is for the people. What ever group or party in power, independence will always be celebrated. Leave that alone.

  75. Hmm
    October 18, 2013

    Stupes that is thing when i wear my blue madras some people going to take it as a “Political Statement”. Things are becoming too Political in Dominica. :roll:

    • Bogoroy
      October 18, 2013

      :mrgreen:

      • Roy Williams
        October 18, 2013

        :-D :-D

  76. makak
    October 18, 2013

    Boycott going out of style in this land. Next boycott- christmas, carnival and summer. :lol:

    • Bogoroy
      October 18, 2013

      :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • Roy Williams
        October 18, 2013

        :roll: :roll:

      • dog bite
        October 18, 2013

        You should check your spelling before criticizing people. Should is spelled, should and not shold

  77. Stress
    October 18, 2013

    This is why every time this country gets a new government it takes a 15 year step backward and cannot move forward.
    Politics is one, nation building is another, some people just don’t get it and never will.

    • Love my country
      October 19, 2013

      Workers only spent 4 1/2 years in government and see how Dominica was moving foward. This labour party has been there for almost 15 years and has not accomplised half of what workers did in 4 1/2 years.

      • Anonymous
        October 20, 2013

        you’re for real?where have you been? workers inherited projected for which funding had already been secured and hence could do a few thi
        ngs but look at the work that the present labour administration has been able to do through securing their own funding. you need to come again

  78. Tj
    October 18, 2013

    Mr. Savarin’s process of election/selection was unconstitutional, but the ceremony was successful. Do you think boycotting independence activities would change his status? What kind of results do we expect to get from a boycott? Too much emphasis is placed on the president. Independence is not about Charles Savarin. Support the youth, culture and national independence. Stop majoring in minors.

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2013

      Why was it unconstitutional? Do your research.

    • Really!
      October 18, 2013

      Let us just ” IMAGINE ” that Lennox becomes the next PM, then he will become an illegal prime minister because the President is illegal (according to him and his supporters). Why are we so hypocrite! Lennox wants our children, the youth of Dominica to play his dirty politics for him- boycott an importent event, where the youth will be receiving their awards and being a part of their country history. But Lennox now will be standing in front of President Savarin, as closie as inhaling his breath, to be sworn in as PM. That is so selfish! We are talking about Skerrit being a dictator – we now know who the real dictator is.

  79. wey
    October 18, 2013

    I think dominican should dress all in red

  80. reality
    October 18, 2013

    uneductaed fools why should we boycott our own independence was very surprised at linton as a leader………now dominicans should really think on if is such they want to put a the prime minster of the country!

  81. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    Unable to vote so I’ll say YES here

  82. Dominican
    October 18, 2013

    No ,I wont. linton wants to be the leader of Dominica and that is what he ask of the young children…..shame on him.as a political leader he should show that he is interested in his country independence celebration and this shows he is not……sham on you linton

  83. Here we go Again
    October 18, 2013

    DNO is pushing this poll and since majority of its readers and commentators are UWP affiliated, they will vote many times and then the poll will say, Dominicans are in favour of a boycott…then Linton will use this as some sort of tool, like the DNO Poll suggested Mrs Leevy for President…..lol

    • St. Joe Massive
      October 18, 2013

      you people have no brain cell

    • Joe Burton
      October 19, 2013

      Not only is D N O the voice of WEE Wee party the are olso practicing control of the press and public opinion.I wish to know what D N O was promised.Your commemts are not published,” or duplicate comments it is receiving moderation or your have already said that” are some of the tricks of their trade.No wonder many people think D N O is an entertainment tabloid,a scandal sheet.

      ADMIN: So why are you coming on here to read and comment? Is someone holding a gun to your head?

      • Joe Burton
        October 20, 2013

        Because it a free country.And I can say what I want.In articles of non-fiction you are tought to call a spade a spade.If my comments are wrong or misleading or unfounded ,educate me and other readers like me

      • Joe Burton
        October 20, 2013

        So if I am wrong deny what I write.Dont tell me show me with comments that will demonstrate that I am wrong.Give me some defence so I will not think that silence is consent.Take up the challenge and fight like a man.The offhanded comments you offer are not acceptable.If I accuse you wrongly let me know and I will apologise

  84. hey
    October 18, 2013

    Dominica is ours to keep. Every one should go to the parades. Keep politics out just for the Independence celebration. People please unite just for the sake of Dominica.

  85. Boycott
    October 18, 2013

    It is not independent activities, it is the two events. I say YES all the way. I believe that Mr Skerrit should have listened to his people and Savarin was a horrible choice. Mr Skerrit just like to play games, he know damn well what he is doing and then he plays his psycholgy tricks and talk about the vendors making money at that time. He forgot he brought the police and task force last year to remove the vendors when they were selling too close to Creole in the Park..Man please come again..

    • Joe Burton
      October 19, 2013

      Here we go again .Man do not let Lenny fool you. When he and his bunch of ugly boycotters Parliament what two events is he speaking off.You cannot separate any events from the programme and call it a celebration.
      You must also see through his tricks and master plan.He wants to be a member of Parliament now and P M after.He wants to get Legislative EXperience now.So boycotting will get him a bye-election like the last one so he can become leader of the opposition if that fails he will replace the nominated member.He Wants to be P M by any means necessary.All I can tell you is beware of this street smart desperate man

      • babalene
        October 19, 2013

        Why do you get so personal refering to Lennox as ugly; least you forget that we are all created in the likeness and image of God so to refer to a fellow human being as ugly is in fact refering to Gods image and likeness as being ugly – and that may be blasphemous – so be careful Son.

        So my advise is to seek forgiveness for that saying and then to stick to the issues. Some of which is the track record of the current holder of the post of president – let me just say this for those of us who remember if the roles were reversed and lets say Patrick John was PM and Charlo was in Lennox’s place – ha! with Charlo I know for a fact all hell would have broke lose in Dominica already.He would not stand for the unconstitutional appointment pa la! because the Fire service would not work; the post office would not work the workers will just not work –but time changes so do men !!

    • Justice and Truth
      October 21, 2013

      When will the accusations cease?

  86. DA abroad
    October 18, 2013

    Good Morning
    I do not believe that these rally should be boycott especially seeing that it have to do with the building of a stronger community through reaching out to the youth. It is time that we as a nation rise up and stop placing politics in places it does not belong and think with out brains and not our emotions. If this is boycott what is the positive message we are sending to our young people?? Dominicans let us stop tit for tat and work together, opposition need to oppose when necessary not every time

    • Justice and Truth
      October 21, 2013

      They are projecting a bad example to the youths, beginning with Linton the leader of this uncalled for boycott.

  87. John Paul
    October 18, 2013

    DNO the Leader og the UWP called for a Boycott of only 2 activities of independence .He did not call for a total boycott

    • St. Joe Massive
      October 18, 2013

      It is obvious that some Dominicans are not able to read and understand

    • Justice and Truth
      October 21, 2013

      It is one and the same. A boycott is a boycott. He is ignoring the President’s presence. It is rude, uncouth and disrespectful. Linton is not an exemplary leader. He is not one to emulate; not a role model.

  88. Kay
    October 18, 2013

    Mr Linton energy should be focused on Monday the 20th October 2013, at fort Young Hotel.Where is your focused. i have no problem with you standing up for what you believing but boycutting the youth Rally i don’t think so. Politics should be left out, the kids are looking forward to the rally. I will not vote for either party it isn’t worth it. I guess you can see that the majority is against it.Our independence celebration should not be about Red or Blue it should be about our Nation and why we are celebrating 35YRS of independence. Wrong wrong time, i am not hearing from the opposition leader. I am very disappointed they will not forget and you really need these votes they are the future of our nation. A youth Convention would be nice to help the youth understand why you are strongly not in support of the president. Dont take there Fun away.

  89. tell me
    October 18, 2013

    DNO, If your poll is based on the comments mad by Linton, your It should be ‘Will you boycott two of independence activities’

  90. a time for everyfing
    October 18, 2013

    All party poopers need to back off. Now is not the time for this type of divisive, party pooping politics.
    Now is crab back, callalloo, jupe, bele, madam wob, festival, ti matador, jouneh kweyol, sancoche, black pooding and drilling.

    Next stop is carnaval, i waiting for tent. No politics dem time, rum and party only.

  91. looking on
    October 18, 2013

    Lennox lost his dam mind, you are now starting to show your true colors Lennox!!!!

    • Bogoroy
      October 18, 2013

      “Now” alone?

      • Roy Williams
        October 18, 2013

        Mr. Linton lost his mind about the same time of the Bin Boreball scandal.

  92. lisad
    October 18, 2013

    Why would DNO even suggest a poll for such an attack on our patriotism.We have now turned our independence celebration into another political item. The only thing we had left to unify us as a people. Thanks to you Mr. Linton now our guests may have second thoughts about visiting since many would hate to get involved in a country’s politics.

    • me
      October 18, 2013

      O course this poll will be rigged. I do not believe in dno polls.

    • St. Joe Massive
      October 18, 2013

      Utter Rubbish

  93. sandy
    October 18, 2013

    I am a supporter of the United Workers Part and I will totally not stand for this boycott. Dominica is ours and this is our independence. Lets assume tomorrow elections should be called, and the United Workers Party wins. Wouldn’t it be the same Charles Savarin who before him the opposition has to swear in? Will the opposition say no to taking up office? Food for thought… SMFH.

    • black sheep
      October 18, 2013

      The point of the boycott is to show dissatisfaction in the person of. C Savarin as president. It is not a call against independence.I support Linton, Savarin should never be honoured and has disgaraced the presidency of Dominica.

  94. PAST STUDENT
    October 18, 2013

    SORRY but I do not get my children involve in Dominica politics. As a Christian my job is to pray for the leaders of My Country, not to criticize or boycott any event.

    GOD BLESS DOMINICA

  95. Twissted
    October 18, 2013

    Par La…

  96. Bank worker
    October 18, 2013

    With all due respects, DNO, it is my humble opinion that With this question you are actually promulgating and perpetuating what I can only refer to as a call for indiscipline, blatant lack of respect/patriotism on the part of the UWP leader. It is true that you are a news medium and you have to report the news as you get it. However, time and time again you continue to display your partisanship by coming up with these so-called surveys; for example when you sought to have the public “vote” for a president which just happened to be NAMES OF PERSONS ESPOUSED OR PROPOSED BY UWP.

    More often than not I do “tune in” to DNO for news and other happenings. What I notice is your complete bias in allowing comments which contravene your very rules, namely:

    “We WILL delete comments that:
    • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
    • are abusive, profane or offensive
    • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
    • promote hatred of any kind
    • are excessively long and off-message”

    Other times you do not allow comments that are general in nature but which you probably find to be anti-UWP. You must refrain from that.

    Of course you will not allow my comment

    • Woodford hill Girl
      October 18, 2013

      thumbs up to you…you could not have said it any better.

    • Anonymous
      October 21, 2013

      DNO,you should take proper examples from people that mixed business with politics and notice what was their end result.If you decide to be a medium for a certain party i expect to see your biasness which i have no problems with that,but please if you advertise to be unbias please dont put your readers in bad situations.Just a friendly reminder because i know you got more experience than i do but ‘Politics make or break a business’ just ask Fred White for Cakafete.com and the padna that had own the business at the back of Texaco gas station in Canefield.

  97. Madame Butterfly
    October 18, 2013

    Can we get the poll right!!!!!! no one said to boycott independence activities!!!!! why so sly and misleading DNO????

    persons were asked to boycott TWO activities!!!!
    Get it right!!

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2013

      You must be a damn fool.Read the story again.

    • diamond
      October 18, 2013

      You must be a damn fool.Read the story again.

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2013

      Two of the Major Events that makes the Independnece Celebration what it is. “One Mission, One Dominica, Celebrating 35 years”

      Happy Independence All.

  98. REALTALK
    October 18, 2013

    DNO, It is ridiculous of you to entertain the Leader of the Opposition childish, divisive, egostic and nonsensical approach to resolving every issue that He disagrees with.

    Is this how He intends to represent/Run Dominica?

  99. Disgusted
    October 18, 2013

    This is the kind of nonsense that always holds Dominica back. Why the hell should someone boycott a national celebration,for political reasons, that has nothing to do with current day politics?

    WE NEED TO LEARN TO SEPARATE NATIONAL INTERESTS FROM POLITICAL INTERESTS.

    • St. Joe Massive
      October 18, 2013

      for the same reasons that it was done before. Check your history

      • UP NORTH
        October 20, 2013

        amen sen jo

    • Dominican Abroad
      October 20, 2013

      I don’t think it is political. It is NATIONAL. Skerrit and Savarin did not only disrespect supporters of UWP. They had no respect for the Constitution of Dominica.

  100. FREEDOM OF SPEECH
    October 18, 2013

    That not the way a leader should go educating the youth.What kind of leader are you linton by telling youth to boycott the youth rally.student salute the prime minister not a president. thats bad leadership skills on your part. lets say you win the election and become prime minister how are you going to deal with the president thats in place already? you guys are just creating alot of destruction and not realising the outside world is listening and watching.After all its Dominica 35 years of independence.what are you doing to unite the people. Linton you should be ashame of yourself.DOMINICANS SHOULD CELEBRATE 35 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE UNDER ONE UMBRELLA,ONE NATION,ONE PEOPLE.

    • T
      October 20, 2013

      He is infact a good and brilliant leader. One who stands for what is right and just.That’s the type of leaders I follow, not the Skerrit type who is always surrounded and draped in controversy.

  101. concerned
    October 18, 2013

    Hope when UWP comes in power they will not be surprised that they be beaten with their own stick. The President doesn’t care about neither Labour nor UWP all he care about is his ego. Portsmouth people so do not like him he coming Portsmouth with bodyguard whenever he comes.

    • concern
      October 18, 2013

      that’s the reason they will never be in power because God don’t like ugly,

  102. Roy. Williams
    October 18, 2013

    Anyone who takes a decision not to support the boycott of the hater Charles Savarin, could not have been a supporter of the Labor Party in 1979.

    • me
      October 18, 2013

      We do not support any one party we support progress and development.

    • Joe Burton
      October 19, 2013

      Roy what is your game?What is your objective? You were always someone who knew how to bring attention to himself from the bright coloured socks you wore at school to the tallest T V antena you had on your house at Canefield.You were one of the close associate of P J “Chief” and when he was overthrown you and others like you WHO use to come to Morne Bruse “Waters must flow” you kept your distance from him and the Labout party in the same 1979.I know a lot. I was a victim,but I am not trying to get attention or trying to get into someone good books.If I cannot be a supporter of the Labour Party,past , present or future I will be independent.I share the Ideology of the D L P .If we do not like the Leader we can change him ,but the party will stay.It is the only party that can celebrate over 70 years of existence.It has suffered separation,division,trials and tribulaiions overthrow ,but nomore.Brian Allyne as the illegal A G. and D P P cause the first and only political prisoners in Domi9nica.So Roy try to remember ,I do

      • Roy Williams
        October 19, 2013

        According to De Hunter typical Labor Party supporter, go after the messenger not the message. For your information I love Patrick, a part from being my school teacher at the SMA, he did for me what my Dad never did for me. For your further information, I was an executive member of the DLP. The same day Skeritt made Charles Savarin a minister of the DLP Government, I tendered my resignation as a member of the DLP. I am very happy and proud to be a member of the UWP under the leadership of Mr. Lennox Linton.

      • Joe Burton
        October 20, 2013

        I too will forever love Patrick.I too got the same support from him.I too went to the S M A .and he will always remain my HERO.BUT I
        never distance myself from him not for a second.
        The singer not the song.I do not like the song that Linton is singing.He came out against Alex Boyd Night and Bullied her almost to death.With no respect for women.That lady could have been my mother.Now he got Charlo.I cannot support Ugly Lenny and his ugler programme with no respect for any one.I cannot share in the ideology of the wee wee part with all its manisfestation of hatred like the freedom party use to preach

    • Joe Burton
      October 20, 2013

      Any one who support the hatred of Charlo and Skero was never a true Labourite but was there for what he could get. Did not your wife enjoyed a ride in the State Car to get employment at Social Security.She had no G C E or C X C.Did she not turn against the same Patrick John who got her the job. Roy do not try to fool me.I am an eye witness to many things.

  103. October 18, 2013

    I am back. I viewed the results and apparently the majority of the citizens are NOT in favor of a BOYCOTT.

    Congratulations, COMMON SENSE RULES.

    • Observer 2
      October 18, 2013

      I wonder if you took note that so far a total of 368 voted YES, 77 don’t care…add that up it is 89 votes less than those voting NO. Also be mindful of those voting NO who do not even reside in Dominica.

  104. STUPES!!
    October 18, 2013

    Why ask such a dirty question in a poll? What is the Motive here? What is your goal to prove here? Are you seriously asking Dominicans to boycott their culture on a whole? So DNO you find that is the best poll to put…. I HOPE NO BODY RESPONDS TO EITHER OF THE CHOICES! … THat is seriously Stupid on all levels!

    • Joe Burton
      October 19, 2013

      D N O is supporting a judas goat, an angry and ugly one at that, who want to impose himself as the leader of Dominicas. The same way that Hitler did .His Leadership will only lead to disaster and caos if we let him.
      He has the same Propaganda slant like Hitler

      • simplygorgeous70.
        October 21, 2013

        JOE have u look at your heart lately your hatred of Linton have u most ugly Linton is wonderfully created by the MOST HIGH u can die Linton will be your and mine P M :twisted: :twisted:

  105. October 18, 2013

    Action speaks louder than words. We will see on Independence Day. NO VIOLENCE PLEASE.

  106. justice
    October 18, 2013

    Yes

  107. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    i wouldnt not boycott independence . my country’s independence is bigger than any political party

  108. Truth
    October 18, 2013

    No

  109. Anonymous
    October 18, 2013

    What rubbish question is this DNO????????

  110. October 18, 2013

    DNO, why does your picture depict a checked “YES”? Why was it not “BLANK”? It seems like YOU are already telling the people how to VOTE.

    My observation is that YOU are SUPPORTING the BOYCOTT.

  111. Whyaiai
    October 18, 2013

    I don’t see the point of boycotting.

  112. A concern citizen
    October 18, 2013

    Don’t really care since I don’t believe in a Ceremonial President. The office of the President and the Perks that come along with it is just sucking the tax payers money.

  113. ehhbeh
    October 18, 2013

    Honestly, celebrating culture should NOT be tied into this political lay-lay! the previous article from the artist even said that we should unite and that culture should be neutral. What are we boycotting? ourselves? If I am a workers I should celebrate and if I am a labour I should too. Let us NOT boycott ourselves, please.

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