Isaac, Fontaine, on board with UWP

Joseph Isaac
Joseph Isaac

It seems certain that businessmen Joseph Isaac will replace Norris Prevost, the Opposition United Worker’s Party’s (UWP) incumbent parliamentary representative for the Roseau Central constituency, in the next general election.

From all indications, all that remains to be done is the rubber stamping of that decision at the party’s delegates conference in September.

This, following announcements by Isaac, that he is now the new candidate for the constituency which the UWP is holding on to by just three votes.

In the absence of any official confirmation by Prevost, Isaac told Dominicanewsonline in an interview on Thursday, that he has the support from the executive of the UWP.

“The support is across the board. It is at the management level and the constituency level in Roseau central. It is also coming from supporters of the DLP in Roseau Central,” he said.                                                                                                                

According to Issac, “It’s over 15 years now the people have been asking for me and lately the discussion has intensified. I have always had the desire to represent my people. I bring a lot to the table. I came from a family of sport people; I also bring professional experience in the area of small business and export development. I also bring the expertise of an entrepreneur,” he said.

The 44 year-old  Isaac said he is also confident that he will retain that seat for the UWP.

Isaac is not the only political first-timer to throw his hat in the UWP ring.

Fontaine
Fontaine

Former IMF economist, Dr. Thomson Fontaine, has also made clear his intention to contest the Grand Fond/Riviere Cyrique seat for the UWP.

“I’m looking very much to be a part of the next general election” he told Matt Peltier, host of Q95’s Hot Seat on Thursday. “The people of Grand Fond have been assured of that. They know that. I’m looking forward to working with a team of people from the United Worker’s Party that can make the change that Dominica needs and I’m really excited about it”

The Washington-based Fontaine who said that he is now working on some projects with countries in Africa,  indicated that he would be back in Dominica, some time in September “to touch base with the folks on the ground and then start to build, start to strategize or continue, we’ve already started; continue to strategize on our way forward,”  Fontaine stated.

Isaac and Fontaine bring to three the number of newcomers who have publicly confirmed their decision to contest elections on a UWP ticket.

The first was Lennox Linton who will be replacing a retiring Edison James as the candidate for the Marigot constituency.

Elections are constitutionally due in 2015.

Editor’s note: We wish to acknowledge the omission of Higgs Adams as another UWP newcomer who will be contesting the Soufriere seat. Knowledge of his decision has been public for sometime now.

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368 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    October 30, 2013

    :oops: :) :( :lol: :cry:

  2. Anonymous
    August 12, 2013

    Thank you gentlemen for putting yourselves forward to stand up against this Gov’t .
    Yes workers coming out…..man to man , woman to woman ,
    we ready!
    People need employment. Many youths have their Associated Degree and still can’t find a job.Many applications are sent out with no positive reply.people just suppose to stay there be silent…Awa…fed up

  3. Anonymous
    August 12, 2013

    Thank you gentlemen for putting yourselves forward to stand up against this gov’t. You are sounding like competent men.
    Yes workers coming out….man to man , woman to woman we ready!
    People need to be employed . Many young persons have their Associate Degree and can’t find a job.Hundreds of applications are sent out with no positive reply.we are not silent any more!

  4. Pussinka
    August 12, 2013

    :-D Under Skerrit, computer never breakdown neither did Treasury close. I have my mortgage. I am working my guts off. All who want fight to go up in gov’t but make sure my salary there on time for bank not to seize my house. hear me & hear me well!

    • sorti la
      August 22, 2013

      As somebody working in a department without a computer for almost a year… who have to play musical chair when I step in the office every morning for a desk and seat… Ani sorti la!!! If you don’t know what you talking about!!!

  5. Muslim_Always
    August 12, 2013

    As a person born and raised in Dominica I am not very happy regarding our policy makers in this country; I am not happy with our political climate in Dominica. I believe that our “think tanks” need to focus on some of the following:

    1. A road-map towards addressing our trade deficit. It is a critical issue for economic recovery.

    2. Money’s donated from “friends” should be utilized in sustainable development for e.g INDUSTRIES – let us import apples and grapes to make box juices for export, let’s use our mangoes, guava and other delicious fruits going to waste, with many of these industries young people can be gainfully employed.

    3. Effectively curb crime to create a secured environment for investment.

    4. Research and usage of natural energy instead of being dependent on oil. Geothermal is very controversial as there are pollutants which causes acid rain, however, we should invest in solar and wind energy.

    5. A realignment of our educational goals in order to suit international standards, when we think about education, it must be with the aim of operating properly in a global village. The African psyche has been depleted of a thorough knowledge of self – we must incorporate a sound ancient African history and morals of sound people from our ancestors who did something for the world – in that the psyche of the African Caribbean child will be filled with self worth, enlightenment and ambition. When we are robbed off the knowledge of ourselves we are given the characteristics of our oppressors and this is dangerous.

    There are a lot more that meets the eye.

  6. Hmmmmmmmmmmm
    August 11, 2013

    The following is an excerpt from a BBC Report on Venezuela and is relevant for us in Dominica. It speaks to the fact that Mr. Chavez made very off the cuff decisions sometimes for political gain which actually had negative impacts on the Venezuelan economy.

    In that report, it is said “Time and again, the president would make major decisions on an ad hoc basis, often during the course of his rambling and unscripted weekly TV broadcast to the nation, known as Alo Presidente.

    He was particularly prone to quick-fix solutions in economic policy, resorting to regular currency devaluations, expropriations of private firms and inflation-busting public-sector pay rises rather than tackling the economy’s underlying structural problems.

    This fire-fighting approach continued even as Mr Chavez lingered on his Cuban sickbed, with Vice-President Nicolas Maduro implementing a 32% devaluation of the bolivar in February.”

    Hugo Chavez leaves Venezuela in economic muddle
    By Robert Plummer
    Business reporter, BBC News

    “The impact for the region

    It certainly doesn’t seem hard to uncover evidence of waste in government expenditure during the Chavez years.

    But the overspending doesn’t stop at home. In an effort to spread the influence of his Bolivarian revolution, Mr Chavez allowed Cuba and other countries in the region to benefit from cheap deals and soft loans under the Alba and Petrocaribe programmes.

    The next administration will have to decide whether or not to continue funding that extensive network of petro-diplomacy.

    In the meantime, most countries in the Caribbean, already suffering from a decline in tourism because of the global economic downturn, will be hoping that Venezuela’s economic lifeline is not about to disappear.”

    Another issue which is concerning in the Dominican context is whether or not the Dominicans who have been given houses, have also been given titles of ownership to these houses or properties. I say this because Mr. Maduro has said that when Mr. Chavez handed over more than 200,000 homes to the poor for free, that he did not intend for them to be fully and completely paid for by the Venezuelan government. He is now calling for those persons who received homes, to now pay towards those homes. Many are now in a state of fear as they were under the impression that these homes were completely free and are now fearful that they will be unable to pay the required amounts. None of them apparently received certificates of title for legal ownership of those properties which they were given keys to and which they subsequently occupied.

  7. Mojo1
    August 11, 2013

    over 326 comments. What!!!. Isaac u win already!!. De man doh even confirm and everybody bumping their gums. If Isaac was a waste of time, nobody would have bothered with him. Presently Isaac is geting more attention than even skeritt.

    How comes labour can’t attract that level of talent?

    • ???????????
      August 11, 2013

      People are FED UP with corruption and greediness,by the members of the wicked cabal.

  8. workers
    August 11, 2013

    I hope all Dominicans will be wise enough to vote out this corrupt, greed driven, and disrespectful gung thats in power .. they have done nothing to develop the country economically only infrusture is developing … all other Caribbean countries are doing so successful yet d.a coming poorer and poorer .. most people living hand to month then they still shouting labour power while skirret and his crew living the best of life .. vote for yourself and better for the people .. dont vote for one set to get rich on poor people’s expense .. this will be by 1st time voting and i voting them out … I hope the older generation will do the same and stop imposing poverty on our youth cause by this corrupt government … and plz dont make the handouts fool allu

  9. candy crush
    August 11, 2013

    Please, Dominica needs a douche from all the political parties. All are the same, me myself and I.

  10. lovey dovey
    August 11, 2013

    uwp needs to relax and let skerrit run his country and just wait for election to come out and then they will see who wins (labour all the way)

  11. gooood tidings
    August 10, 2013

    what the UWP Has to do is to regroup and get some honest and solidly well educated men and women to come up with a winning team and make sure that they deal with the issues affecting the state and how they can make a difference. Its time to read Dominica of this this slavery, cabalism, favouritism ,and disgraceful government who has nothing to show over all these years. Dominicans need to ask themselves a few questions:
    1) Is this a government for the people?
    2) Is this government open and transparent regarding matters of state and especially all these allegations of comess and under the table activities for the rich few?
    3)Has the economy improved ?
    4) Are these ministers really interested in the people or are they there just to get fat and have a good time, build big houses and drive lovely cars….
    Loooking around Dominica, not one thing is being done to improve the lives of the youths besides sewo and all these foolishness.
    Most of these ministries have failed to deliver the goods and the manifesto remains just a comfort to foool. Its it true that< Dominica has only threee cardinal points? North, South and West? Loook at the state of the roads and backwardness of the eastern district, one would say its like a place for livestock… Is this the way they treat folsk who voted for them… Yet those who voted for them always saying labour labour labour……
    Its time to ask the government to report to the people cause its been alleged that projects are given to the boys and friends of the party…….
    This Government is playing party politics and not representing the state matters…. They are forver in campaign mode…….
    So UWP start to work out things and apply goood pressure on them, force them to answer questions. This Government has expired long time …………. Time for change….. but not change for the worst but for the better…………
    Oh: time to get id cards so that those Dominicans in foriegn who come down on chattered flights wont come and vote………
    To may pal reps who doesn't even know what their job entails…… And they all neeed to go on a weight losss program so that their minds be sharp and allert…….. Change is coming !

  12. Yoland Jno Jules
    August 10, 2013

    Is not that same Thomson Fountain(1)that tried to be leader of Labour but was rejected (2) He tried freedom, in my presence after Charles Savarin was removed as leader it was that same Thomson Fountain that said give him 3 more years and he coming to lead freedom Party, to date he never returned now because he see’s the opportunity for leadership in the UWP he coming.so therefore Thompson Fountain is nothing more then an opportunist, the only thing he is interested in is Prime minister Fountain is a double bottom drum he beating on two sides. And when he get his beating he will still run back overseas because those fellars don’t have Dominica at heart just study all those UWPits that loose elections they on the next plane out like Peter Carbon, Earl, Doreen, Norris Charles and the rest

    • Papa Dom
      August 11, 2013

      Why don’t you shut your mouth? You are the last person to criticise any body or give anybody advise. Just stay where you are and enjoy the handouts you receive from skerritt, ok.

    • ____________________
      August 11, 2013

      If he is Prime Minister material, there is nothing wrong in aspiring to be PM. Skerrit was not PM material, yet you remainde MOO MOO while he is leading Dominica to an abyss.One thing I respect Fontaine for is in answering to the call when Dominica needs him the most, WHICH IS NOW….This is because of the GREEDINESS, CORRUPTION,ARROGANCE,LAZINESS AND INCOMPETENCE which has been plaguing the cabal that you have enslaved yourself to.
      DOMINICA NEEDS Dr Fontaine more now than ever before.
      COME HOME DOCTOR THE COUNTRY NEEDS honest and respectable men like you!!!

    • yeng fui
      August 11, 2013

      Look who is calling people opportunis a guy who has no education nor qualification yet he is incharge of a government department. Look at yourself then charles saverin, Timothy, Noreen Bannis, Skerrit, charles Maynard; Parry Bellot, lennox Warrant (lol), monroe and more. Then tell us what you see.
      By the way dounce it is a double sided drum and not double bottom. Interesting that as soon after you were given the position forcais you stop pi sting comments under your name. It is called sychophance

    • Anonymous
      August 12, 2013

      And you forgot to tell us that you are the same shameless Yoland who lied to his teeth for the PM. All because you are from same community and receiving filthy lucre from the same.

    • Just Blaze
      August 12, 2013

      Well he can be PM anyday once is not lennox linton that getting to be PM.

  13. Dominican at heart
    August 10, 2013

    Now I really see this website is all the way with u w p but we need to let them know you all can come left right and centre workers can never win an election in dominica , keep on dreaming , we shall put every thing into making sure we remain for the next 20years .

    • hmmm
      August 11, 2013

      20 years of poverty and corruption enjoy .. u alone will vote them for next 20 years .. with this leaders 20 years will lead Dominica like haiti

    • Pepe
      August 11, 2013

      Is today. They love to censor anti-UWP comments. I would be surprised if this gets posted.

  14. MARIGOT
    August 10, 2013

    DNO staffers I love how you guys went through your comments section and remove all the comments from “MARIGOT”
    just show how bias you site is. freedom of speech is still alive and well in Dominica right?.

  15. Faceup
    August 10, 2013

    Fontaine must be broke.

    • T
      August 11, 2013

      Once you are Dominican, and you are not in this corrupt government you must be BROKE. I am certain that you are broke, I am broke, she is broke, he is broke, every Dominican is broke,EXCEPT THE GREEDY AND CORRUPT ONES.!!!

  16. change is coming
    August 10, 2013

    Ronald Charles for roseau valley

  17. Political Observer
    August 10, 2013

    Wait a minute here, isn’t this the same Thomson who had openly endorsed the pm in 2005,?? So now that the grapes is turn sour thomson in workers camp now>> I would not trust Thomson as long as I see him.

    • .
      August 11, 2013

      You are free to trust whoever you like to….Who wants you to trust them? Find a life!

    • Jay
      August 11, 2013

      There are many , who endorsed Skerrit in 2005, me included. However, I don’t mind admitting that I made a mistake, which I shall not repeat. That is the beauty of democracy.We can vote for someone else.

  18. Roseau Central queen
    August 10, 2013

    Roseau central was always a UWP seat and i doh see no progress. when prevost was in powe, i use to personally go to see him and he was never in office. he use to hide on the day that he had to see public. i am not giving UWP my vote in Roseau never again. Allo for Roseau. he is easy to talk too, within your reach. we need a down to earth person. we painting Roseau RED. Roseau need a change from blueeeee to hot REDDDDDDDDDD.

    • >>>>>>>>
      August 11, 2013

      Were you not one of those gloating 18-3, 18-3, 18-3,… Tell us why you cannot say or write that again.
      You think corruption in government would last for ever?

  19. DANZIGER
    August 10, 2013

    DOMINICANS,go and plant fig and dasheen etc to feed our children cuz I see we spend more time on the blog malpalaying ppl, only because of JEALOUSY. YOU ALL DONT WANT TO WORK HARD is lazy you all lazy and like to live on FREENEICE. Thumb me down Im not afraid of that I am a woman and im proud. HATIANS working but you compain no work in DOMINICA. Dont rush anything be patience and HONEST IN ALL THINGS.

    • DANZIGER
      August 10, 2013

      DNO, How long will u take to moderate my comment? I observe some pass fasters than others WHY.

      • Justice and Truth
        August 12, 2013

        How do you know? How can you tell?

  20. Debais
    August 10, 2013

    We on board with you 100% Dr. Fontaine in Grand Fond/Morne Jaune & Rivier Cyrique. We taking the seat this time for the UWP. DLP won only by a few votes last election after a recount. I can see that voters are much more energized this time around to vote for UWP. Workers all the way!! Ivor you getting one beating. Watch out!

  21. Top cop
    August 10, 2013

    Sure win with fountain our pal rep is asleep we need better representation for rivière cyrique morne Jaun and grand fond I can be in Tim boc 2 I coming and vote for u

  22. Glo Chaud
    August 10, 2013

    I from the south east so I all for Fontain and Blomquiste to the idiot who asking for Williams free dental is not our fault Petter cut the kinnip tree for your child not to get it and buy lollipop instead to rot their teeth. so ask him for money to go dentist. Bru-Bru! you say, Bru-bru is when potoe freedomite Petter mortgage pay off and his children sent to study and he bury his head in the sand against all his Christian conscience while the corrupt situations in the country poison and reek harvoc on our children.
    UWP=Salvation in 2015….South-east pips here is our chance for real and true representation since the days of Cyrus and Alexander/Green

  23. UWP
    August 10, 2013

    could the administration of UWP set up a paypal account so i can make my contribution to the campaign. Thank you.

    • Just Blaze
      August 12, 2013

      Well you have money to waste. A 21-0 that going to pass

  24. August 10, 2013

    they can sponser most fete all over the ISLAND but famers cant drive to their farm so after the election we will know how long they can fool DOMINICAN AGAIN

  25. GWADAMAN
    August 10, 2013

    This is the best news i have heard from the UWP from since they loose élections, i have always been asking for Young and vibrant people to be integrated into the party, here we go, stress on labour, keep the pressure on aand get a vibrant one for castle bruce also and lets see what happens, force.

    • listener
      August 11, 2013

      Guadaman you remember what happen to the young vibrant one from Salisbury maybe he was too vibrant! now the other younger vibrant one say leadership for him is for down the road, I knew that all along I wonder what next for you all alass :mrgreen:

  26. Anonymous
    August 10, 2013

    Why do people here insult others simply because they support a party and say that they do? Are these people saying that for another person who is not supporting what they believe must be lazy or foolish, as they do not support their party? Why don’t people respect the rights of others to support who they wish to without cursing them. People all always say all what is wrong with Dominica but the biggest problem I see is people here don’t respect the rights of others it’s as if they want to force their beliefs on others. With that said, say what all you want but I giving this government 2-3 more terms in office because I don’t wish to be fooled again into thinking that politicians who outside talking going to come in and do any better. The present government have made many mistakes but atleast they have the experience. Therefore a new party would simply come and have to make too many more mistakes before they can gain the experience to do better. In an island as difficult as Dominica to develop I believe a government needs alot of time to do work. Countries like the US and Uk have had their democracy for a very long time so hence the country is strong so they can afford to change government more often but we need time. The UWP is now rather a new party so there is no guarantee that they can just pick up the ball and run with it and who can’t see that must be living in dreamland, where that is. It has never happened in the past and certainly won’t happen now if you were to follow the history of Dominica you would notice under every government people cried out about poverty and so to migrated.

    • >>>>>>>>
      August 11, 2013

      @Anonymous You are right that people on island do not respect the rights of others.
      Can you imagine that a Prime Minister is telling the people of a country that “They are too Free”? Go to Hell! Go to Hell! Go to Hell!!!!
      Wicked morons like you see nothing wrong with that? Are you a Skerrit yard fowl? Are you a Skerrit slave picking crumbs from under his table?
      The problem in the country is people like you who are aiding the corruption in government that has failed and is failing Dominica.
      Guess if you are not lazy, you would have some independence of thought, and would be able to write in a sensible way. I HATE CORRUPT LEADERS!

    • him
      August 11, 2013

      Go dump your garbage where it needs to be dumped.
      Dominicans are largely fed up with corrupt and greedy leaders in government.
      Find a job and stop begging.Your accomplish accomplice.

    • same
      August 12, 2013

      WHERE IS THE TABLE OF CONTENTS?

  27. lightbulb
    August 10, 2013

    Hon. Prevost worked hard, and tirelessly throughout Roseau Central, I hope UWP recognizes the MP’s sacrifices.

  28. Tyre hit de road
    August 10, 2013

    You see that has always been the Problem With Thomson Fontaine. He Has always been working overseas even now he is still working on projects in Africa instead of Dominica. What has he got to show inside Dominica that he actually did? you see him posing with children from other countries no with Dominica Children. Now he will be home soon! that’s not going to do UWP any good it is “BS” not “PHD” :oops:

  29. wannaknow
    August 10, 2013

    so tell me is it right for a policeman to hit a young girl at the back of the police van?

  30. Anthony Ismael
    August 9, 2013

    I know both men and their backgrounds very well. However,I doubt that they can win given the climate in Dominica.
    Remember Dr. Donald Peters tried the same tactic to be the head of the Dominica Freedom Party. How did that work out? Not very well.
    The Dominican public still in my opinion, does not fully appreciate local citizens who spent a number of years overseas before returning home to assume major political leadership.
    Their credentials and education are above board. The political game is a cold-blooded one. Will the Dominican voter elect them? Only time will tell.

  31. The Valley
    August 9, 2013

    A new team for a new Dominica. No more stealing, no more attempted murder, no more fire bombing, no more lieing, no more cruckedness, no more bobol, no more of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, no more high taxes, no more low wages, no more poverty, no more crimes, no more drugs, no more lazyness, no more rape by minis**rs, no more false promises etc. The list goes on.

  32. O yes
    August 9, 2013

    Oh yes am feeling it, how about you? CHANGE IS A MUST, NOT AN OPTION. Dominican’s eyes is open now let’s go workersssssssssssssssss Skerrit shaking in his boots he will never call election now we waiting for him

  33. Mero
    August 9, 2013

    AAHH Skerro Boy , it does not matter how much money you splurge around , but you will not fool us any more. Plywood, galvanize and rum will not win it for you this time.
    We wanted to learn to fish during the 13 yrs, not just receive a fish from you every election.
    All shall eat now.

  34. Canefield
    August 9, 2013

    Ok UWP, tell us who the other candidates are, the suspense is deafening. But I like the men you have put forward thus far, they have much more integrity than those we have now.
    Dominicans lets vote for change yes we can .

  35. August 9, 2013

    I support anybody else, not skerrit :-D

  36. "O" STRESS"
    August 9, 2013

    Be careful do things early, please have your manifesto out early, do not do what Ron Green did last time,ie asking persons to check on the net for the party`s manifesto. That was a big insult to all Dominicans. Also be mindful that a snap Election could be in the works. That’s the great thing about Democracy we are all free to vote for who we think will move the country forward. Educate our people do not buy votes with a shoot of rum. We are better than that. Hope MR Pestina throw his hat in the ring, what better time than now. May the best team wins. But my vote goes to God who always deliver what is promised. God is my Politician.

  37. Doc. Love
    August 9, 2013

    The labor supporters who believe that Skerrit and the DLP are invincible as far as the next General Elections is concerned,why don’t they put their money where their mouth is. Why not have a public debate , Mr. Lennox Linton and Skerrit, Mr.Joseph Issac and Alvin Bernard, Mrs Bloomquiste Williams and Ian Douglas, Mr. Ronnie Isidore and Blackmore, Mr. Danny Lugay and Tim Tim, Mr. Claudius Sanford and Reggie.

  38. Anonymous
    August 9, 2013

    I wonder if you people realize that elections are not constitutionally due UNTIL 15th May 2015.
    You guys have a looooong time to have looooots of fun!!! Enjoy!!!

  39. August 9, 2013

    what they did not do in fourteen years.they are tryin to do it in eighteen month you call that dirty politics .how long they could fool us with dimples I got dimples toooooooo

    • Justice and Truth
      August 9, 2013

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

    • SLOW AS QUICK
      August 9, 2013

      Now uwp mean business and they have my support, in my Village which is a DLP strong hold, this time UWP has 373 new supporters, UWP might not win but DLP will have a hard time this time and i think if DLP wins, they will have only 10 and a haft seats in this elections.

  40. DOMINICAN
    August 9, 2013

    you people at DNO I now confirm that you all are the mouth piece for UWP…I observe anyone who writes something against uwp and the people who are plunging into the ring of defeat,you all are giving them low rating..the playing fild here is not level..you all are bias and need to stop.

    • Hmm
      August 9, 2013

      and you my dear are an ignoramus.

    • Anony
      August 9, 2013

      Alas, Is this the best you can say based on what you read. I see that the news was reported and I see 2 great men on the political scene in Dominica which will make the election a very interesting one. Please hurry with the rest of the newcomers. Also we await the news of newcomers from DLP as well as the outgoing ones. Thank you.

    • Anonymous
      August 9, 2013

      lol….uwp had a great following on the delphis forum before the last elections. I really thought they would have won the elections. I suspect the uwp has a much wider percentage of the ‘online” market in Dominica. But how much of that market makes up the total voting population? I’m not sure, but suspect it’s a small portion. Think of it, the older persons trend to lean towards dlp, and most of them are not online.

      • Loyal Dominican
        August 11, 2013

        Uhmmmmmm… You also realize that the “online” market also includes young people, right???? And new, young voters…. All for UWP!!! :wink:

      • SLOW AS QUICK
        August 11, 2013

        Sir or Madam , there are old and young people who are not using the on line forum and who are UWPites and who are also DLPites but what you must also say is that there were DLP imported vote from all over the world which has never happened in Dominica’s politics, which was not taken in to consideration on the delphis forum before the last elections. really i did not like some of the uwp people but now when i see how wealthy some ministers in the dlp have become in just are short time with $4000.00 to $5000.00 monthly, so i said to my self if i love my Country i should not vote for the dlp.

    • ______________
      August 9, 2013

      @ LAZY DOMINICAN You need to stop your crap, and stop being a Skerrit slave! Can’t you see the suffering the common man is undergoing in this country impoverished by Skerrit and his gang?
      You thought Skerrit would reign for ever? Were you one of those gloating 18-3, 18-3, 18-3? Long I have not seen this on DNO. The electorate will deal with you and lazy and incompetent Skerrit,,,
      CHANGE IS NOT AN OPTION, IT’S A MUST!!!!!!!!

    • Midwife
      August 9, 2013

      I just gave you a thumbs down for your comment, I wanted to give you another for your spelling but the same DNO you bashing didn’t allow me.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 9, 2013

      What else is new? Pay them very little mind, if none at all. They are not God. They cannot see or foretell the future and are too presumptuous. I did hear that DNO is a supporter of UWP. Is this true DNO? The Media must be neutral.
      Nevertheless, I would not specifically blame DNO but the readers who comment. It is noticeable they also do it to those who defend and speak out for their Catholic Faith and Church against their unfair derogatory words. As our fair and patient God takes note, time will tell for all.

      • Malgraysa
        August 10, 2013

        Te media must be neutral?? Go and tell that to GIS and Kairi!

      • I Die Nah
        August 10, 2013

        @ Justice & Truth it’s ironic you have this as your blog name for such a conusmate and deceptive liar! You always hearing just like you heard alcapone sons mother told them to lie on him so they could get his house. An outright lie which everybody else know was hightly impossible since from jump the man had his home and assets in the name of other people. You strike me as a long forgotten Dominican class wannabe climber, desperately trying to be relevant on issues of Dominica beyond your scope. You didn’t hear about the priest debacle doh hypochrite! Always assuming and making up stories. You know nothing about Dominicas’ poltical issues hush your mouth.

      • Anonymous
        August 10, 2013

        Ur comment is Zero….come again

      • ____________
        August 11, 2013

        @ justice and peace You are such an asinine bloke. Get out of the bushes where you are hiding, and come see what is happening to the media in Dominica.
        You are morally and intellectually corrupt and bankrupt, no wonder you spew such high level of garbage on a daily basis on this medium.

    • voir dire
      August 10, 2013

      You so full of s**t!Its not the people at DNO who give ratings to comments posted. Its we the readers!Secondly you sound like one of those gullible s**t-for-brains that the Labour party twists and turns at their fancy and you dont have a clue what they are doing to you!!!

    • JUDGE DREDD
      August 11, 2013

      so who,s mouth piece are you?.

    • WHAT
      August 11, 2013

      you stupid DNO is the voice of dominicans,anyone can say anything the problem you have is that the majority of dominicans fed up with this so called goverment ,hence the remarks,it is only blind sheep like you that still behind the mob

  41. A Voice
    August 9, 2013

    Hmmm, interesting.

    Isaac have a good intellectual and sports background, but somehow he don’t come across as a people’s person too much.

    I believe that he should have waited still and start doing the ground work first. That seat there is very ‘iffy’, considering Prevost only held on to that seat by 3 votes and a last minute breaking of the boycott to answer the roll call in Parliament. Boy politricks huh?

    All I can say is that it is new blood, I do hope it takes UWP and Dominica on whole, to a new direction in politics. Because we done know that the old way isn’t working. It was well overdue that these guys pass the mantle to younger more vibrant contestants.

    As for Lennox Linton, this man has been the leader of the Opposition in Dominica for the past how many years.

    This coming elections looks like it is shaping up to be an interesting one….

    I watchin’ still!!!

    • %
      August 9, 2013

      @ A Voice… A person’s person is not someone who has you in abject poverty,or one who has the country languishing as the poorest in the Caribbeanm and smiling like a WICKED AND DECEITFUL CROOK to you. A person’s person is one who can lift his people from poverty, give them employment (jobs), elevate their standard of living,elevate their quality of life, give them good health ,recreational, and social facilities, etc etc, etc,… This is what Isaac is all about. This is what makes him a persons person, and this is what he is bringing to the table.
      A person’s person should not be GREEDY,CORRUPT, OR AN INVITERATE LIAR,NOT BE INVOLVED IN UNDER THE TABLE DEALS, ETC, ETC, ETC,….A person’s person is not one hiding wealth hither, thither and yon (It will be found one day).Isaac is not in that of politics,and this is what makes Isaac ahead of the others in the CORRUPT CABAL,led by Skerrit and the gang of lazy, corrupt,greedy and incompetent clowns.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2013

      We hope not a violent one but a peaceful one. Elections world wide are becoming more interesting and filled with anxiety over which Party will be the elected one.
      Last week Thursday Toronto had 5 by-elections. There was one in the riding I reside in. I voted for my favorite Party. This Party did not win but it is the elected Canadian Federal Party which makes up the Federal Government.
      I believe next year Spring (as I heard) we will have an Ontario Provincial election. This one should be interesting to see if the present (temporary) Ontario leader will be ousted. It was once my favorite Party but not in the past few years.
      The Ontario “male” Premier recently resigned. After being premier for three consecutive terms, he could not stand the heat. He failed Ontarians, in that he squandered $8M of Ontarians taxpayers’ money on a failed project and lied about it including other failures.
      A proclaimed lesbian woman was elected at her Party’s Convention to be the Party leader and premier until a provincial election is called. This extremely hurt my heart. She does not hide the fact that she is one. These days and sadly so it is the path the world is going and some, in their immoral ignorance do not relaize that they are going down with it.
      As A Catholic Christian I could not vote for such a person who obviously will pursue her lifestyle agenda.
      Last week, her Party lost 3 by-elections. I bet there are some people who will not vote for her because of her lifestyle. This tells us what may happen in the next Provincial election. God help us in Ontario and to vote wisely for a good government and a morally model one.
      All by-elections throughout Ontario were conducted in a peaceful manner as also other elections.
      Dominicans must learn from this and other countries where elections are held peacefully, conducted in a dignified manner and with no incidents/violence. May God help Dominica and nationals accordingly.

    • One Love
      August 10, 2013

      dey fraid – UWP teaching dem a lesson – dey fraid

    • voir dire
      August 10, 2013

      Nonsense!You have absolutely nothing to contribute to the conversation so just …you know what!!

    • JUDGE DREDD
      August 11, 2013

      so if a politician does not go around shaking peoples hands, attending funerals, sucking up to those elite in roseau and things like that, but he can bring progress and honor to the office of the parliament he does not qualify?

      so you saying we need a man who is charismatic with dimples but is a greater liar than lie its self, he can be corrupt and deceitful with no regards for the poor in dominica by keeping them poor..

      god bless issac

      • ____________
        August 11, 2013

        @ A Voice I do not want any politician to smile TO me or to shake my hand, and then he/she keeps me in abject poverty, while being filthy rich. NO WAY!
        Just do what the country is paying you to do. Jobs, proper medical care, social services, education,,,,,,,,etc, etc,etc,. NEVER SMILE TO ME, and I will vote you.
        LOVE YOU LINTON!!

  42. Righteous
    August 9, 2013

    From all overseas, contenders coming, whey, whey, whey papa. Is it that they love the country so much, or is it a gold rush? Is TF planning on residing in the country prior to the election? Will he give up his US citizenship which he I am assuming that he has?

    Just a few questions.

    One Love Dominicans

    • ?????????????
      August 9, 2013

      @Righteous Your righteousness is nothing more than “filthy rags”…. Whatever TF or Doctor Fontaine the patriot does is not any of your dam business. ‘Go to Hell’, Go to Hell’, ‘Go to Hell’,,,,,,according to Skerrit!

      • Justice and Truth
        August 12, 2013

        Every one has an opinion. The person commented and you did likewise. Why do some of you not give them their right to do so?
        St. Paul said, “Bless people. Do not curse them.” Our Lord said: “The insults/curses/ reproaches of others fall on Me.” Do not heap burning coals on your head.
        In addition, Mother Angelica of EWYN said on one of her programs: “I never hear anyone say to another, Go to Heaven. It is always go to Hell. Why do you not say to them, Go to Heaven”? How true. Never wish the worse for others for it will fall on you.

        DNO should not have allowed your insulting, evil comment.

    • Anony
      August 9, 2013

      we not giving up our citizenship if we have. If some can run with it others can do the same too.

    • Toomatoe Tomato
      August 9, 2013

      When he loses the election will he remain in Dominica and work for the next 5 years to run again in the next election or will he go back to the United States?

    • Rex
      August 9, 2013

      Let the people laugh

    • Jay
      August 9, 2013

      TF will comply with the constitution, have no fear!

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2013

      I think I will do likewise. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • One Love
      August 10, 2013

      does your comment also apply to the thousands of “expatriates” that LAYBA bribed to come cast a vote in Dominica last election?? nameless faceless political mercenaries?

    • Just Me
      August 10, 2013

      Your questions are based on a whole lot of assumptions. You know what they say about those who ASSUME? They make an ‘ASS’ of ‘U’ and ‘ME’!

    • Ma dominique
      August 11, 2013

      Thompson has no US citizenship. Get your facts right

  43. Anonymous
    August 9, 2013

    Don’t know Isaac but I know Fontaine and he is the weakest person I ever came across. He has strength behind the computer but in person he is a weakling. To place Thompson in a position where he would have to negotiate on Dominica’s behalf we will always come up short. Having a Doctorate is not a prerequisite for great leadership and a leader he is not.

    • Anonymous
      August 9, 2013

      Are you referring to the same Thompson who taught Economics at 6th form and was part of the athletics association? I never saw him as a week person so you’re trying to discribe

    • %
      August 9, 2013

      @ Anonymous Unfortunately I sat next to him at Sixth Form also. Excellent student,good communicator, nice personality, honest man, statesman,etc etc etc,. We need him to be part of our governance team.
      Stop trembling. When Skerrits throne crashes, the entire Caribbean will feel the tsunami.
      HOW LONG? NOT LONG!
      I SAY NO TO CORRUPT AND GREEDY LEADERSHIP!

    • I KNow
      August 9, 2013

      Anonymous you must be off your rocker. This is the same Thomson Fontaine who lobbied in Spain and Malta to get Dominica. St Lucia and St Kitts accepted into the olympics Community.

      This is the same man that the IMF sent to negotiate with the leaders of Afghanistan after the war in that country. A man of intellect, strength and humble comport!

      As he economics student in sixth form he made all his students pass with flying colors, did the same thing at SMA….you clearly don’t know the man, so go hide!

    • how comes!!
      August 9, 2013

      you slept on the thinking side of your brain

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2013

      To be fair and just, I am neutral on this one. :) You never know how he will excel. Do not judge his personality. He may surprise you.

    • One Love
      August 10, 2013

      the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND disagrees with you and I rather be WRONG WITH THE I.M.F. that to be right with anonymity that is trembling in his slippers

    • Just Me
      August 10, 2013

      You obviously do not know Thomson Fontaine. He’s been negotiating around the world, particularly in Africa, on behalf of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for years. Get to know the man before running your mouth!

    • voir dire
      August 10, 2013

      Oh.. now “Doctorate is not a prerequisite for great leadership …..”I suppose a Bachelors and Masters degree too;You are so true you dont even realise it!All the cabalists saying how much degrees they have and i am seeing all kinds of ships but i am yet to see LEADERSHIP among the cabalists.The mud they presently flinging at Lennox Linton is that he is not qualified.I dont know what he doesnt have but I know with every fibre within me that what he has makes him more capable to be a leader.Example integrity and honesty.Two vital concepts that are slowly being sent to hell in a wicker basket.Compliments the Labour Party!!!

    • political milage
      August 10, 2013

      Have you forgotten that the M O U with the chinese is yet to be made public, and that the P M negotiating skills is more than questionable how when chinese are taking over all the jobs in D A, WHY ARE YOU NOT CONCERNED.

  44. Dreamers
    August 9, 2013

    AA, but UWP come out!!! A basket ball dream team they putting together man? People that well educated , independent and that passing people straight like exam on d road.

    People that blue vex about poor people getting help from d government and d government increase d minimum wage so restaurants and bakeries can stop press their workers with starvation wages they giving big people; they hate d government and they hate poor people.

    I does laugh so much when I hear UWP does try and reminisce about the year 1999 when people had money in their pockets and 14 year after people brokes. So much changed in Dominica and the world for the last 14 years – Amazon was a small company in 1999 and Dominicans were not that e-commerce conscious. Western Union was a pebble in Dominica Society. Amerijet was virtually unknown to Dominicans in 1999 and bank cards was only good for taking out money in your credit union machine alone. We did not know about money laundering and drugs and drug dealers could operate in the North East with impunity because of their connections. Corruption was born under UWP and DLP raised the black sheep child of ma Dominique!! It doh have death penalty in Dominica again so DLP cannot take no life. Thou shall not kill :lol:

    I want to see them on the Trade Union Step in Lagoon , Roseau Central. Is there I will judge them ….. microphone check :mrgreen:

    • COUNTRY LOVER
      August 9, 2013

      Hand out you like, well WORKERS coming to put you back to work . stop gripping don’t hate

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2013

      :lol: Some of you make me laugh. :lol: I noticed some are not pleased with you but you are honest. I respect your views. I gave you thumbs up – not down. :lol:
      Your comments led me to comment as follows:
      Politicians must know that if they are elected, they must take their position seriously and conduct themselves appropriately in their personal, social and public life as morally role models.
      They must comprehend that their position is not meant for their personal status, to promote it or to obtain a government/party salary with all the amenities.
      They must be people person, possessing that type of personality.
      They must recognize that their position is not a popularity contest.
      Politicians must reach out to their constituents, the rich, middle class and poor. They must also be people of integrity behind closed doors and in front of them.
      They must show themselves to be by taking an interest in their constituents.
      This is the problem with some politicians. Once elected, they ignore their constituents. They also project preferential treatment.
      They should also assist to eradicate crimes in their riding.
      From time to time, they should visit their constituents, informing them that they have access to them by visiting their office, making an appointment to see them to voice their concerns, hopefully respectfully and also by writing to them, requesting acknowledgement and a response.
      The politician in turn must respond accordingly. You have an assistant who could type your response.
      They must make their constituents feel comfortable in their presence, important and useful, that they are contributing to the welfare of Dominica. Encourage them and keep them involved in local matters of concern.
      Occasionally, especially when the circumstance calls for it, at a convenient time, they must hold town hall meetings or whatever they prefer calling it. Hopefully constituents will attend. Encourage them to attend which is for their benefit.
      They must also counsel criminals or insist that the department which is responsible for them do so.
      They must also counsel and help the youths in their constituency to eradicate juvenile delinquency, that they attend school and concentrate on their studies. Youth respect for themselves, for others and obedience are keys to achieving this.
      If they have fulfilled that, who knows, in the end Dominica will be a happier, peaceful and safe country as it were in those days of my youth to adulthood and that of others.
      Last but not least, if politicians do not honor their obligation to serve their constituents as expected of their elected position, they have failed their constituents. They should know that God will hold them accountable.
      If they decide to campaign for another term. will they be re-elected? It depends on the constituents’ satisfaction or not.
      Having stated these instantaneous comments, :) in this manner, Dominicans will be pleased with their politicians and re-elect them. Dominica will also be a peaceful and safe place to reside. Need I say more? You know the rest. :) God’s blessing and peace!

  45. I DIE NU
    August 9, 2013

    Wonder why Thomson Fontaine is now thinking of coming to work for PEANUTS in Dominica now? Is his business failing in the US now?

    • Anony
      August 9, 2013

      not your business, if he coming to work for peanuts or popcorn.

    • COUNTRY LOVER
      August 9, 2013

      RED HATER

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2013

      Common! You are thinking negatively, the worst. Be broadminded. Think positive. He wants to get involved in politics and to help his country. It is his prerogative to do so – has every right as a Dominican.
      If I or others were to leave Canada or wherever else they reside and return to reside in Dominica and run for election, what would you say?

  46. ROSEAU
    August 9, 2013

    I live in Roseau Central, in the vicinity of The CREDIT UNION (RCCU). I listened to the young brilliant man ON SUNDAY ON Linton’s SHOW,Between You and me, and if I have to vote, which I think I will, I would give him a chance. I didn’t vote last election.
    But Skerrit’s best is taking us nowhere. I AM NOT AGAINST CHANGE. TIME TO GIVE A NEW TEAM A CHANCE to see if they can bring the country somewhere.

  47. SkerritDoThat
    August 9, 2013

    Thompson a Top economic official Liu Tienan has been sacked by China for corruption, we must follow the One China Policy. 8-O

  48. Still
    August 9, 2013

    I applaud these professionals who are stepping forward to put up themselves to hold elected office. I can tell its not easy because working out of Government is more profitable (financially) than working in Government. You will lose your big salary. Then again, I guess the DLP ministers may think differently

  49. Never voted
    August 9, 2013

    People let us be very careful, Dominica is ready for a change, I have never voted in my life, but I do not believe that these men are the change we need, Yes very Intelligent men but more AROGANT, yes they came from very humble begging but do not know what it is to be humble or even the meaning of humble.

    • Never voted
      August 9, 2013

      sorry correction the word begging should read beginning

    • COUNTRY LOVER
      August 9, 2013

      2 tongue snake

    • yeng fui
      August 9, 2013

      You want to find arrogance look at those empty barrels in government. Begini with Skerrit- no law no constituition; these people are to free; getting a foreign passport while in givernment; flaunting the loot in our faces; unilateral decision to send Glanvillia people to cotton hill. To avoid the lengthy comment just think about the arrogance of Blackmore, Austrie, Ambrose.

    • Malgraysa
      August 9, 2013

      Because they can express themselves properly you think they are not humble? Think about that brother and make a comparison with the present lot.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 10, 2013

      Did you mean “beginning?” Wait and see. Time will tell for them.

    • Mamize
      August 10, 2013

      @ Never voted: I just Google Arrogant, and Raybourne Blackmore name came up as a result. Boss, I do not believe that anybody can be as arrogant as the bunch of DLP ministers that we have there now.
      So dont even go there, best all you stay with corrupt.

    • Lang Mama
      August 10, 2013

      Really. You want arrogance on sale check Skerrit, Blacmoore, Austrie, Ambrose, father riest, Tony, C me Yon. You cannot be serious. No aw no constituition, the country too free, acquired foreign passport while In government, flaunting the loot in our faces with mansions, villas, companies , three houses, refusal to put Eft hand Drive sticker on vehicle.

    • August 10, 2013

      @Never voted

      I agree with your take on humility; yes indeed! It is our attitude of humility that God uses to exalt us, but that is the problem with us human being–we do not know how to remain humble and to allow God to do His Work through us–whatever the work He planned to do though us.

      And so, when and if that is done, we take the honor ourselves–but God hates that habit of ours.

      So He says that He will use the lowest or the most foolish things, in the world, to bring down the great, the mighty, or the wise–so that no flesh shall in His presence. Praise the Lord

  50. Anonymous
    August 9, 2013

    Joshua Francis, Attorney at-law for Roseau South Constituency

  51. Shameless
    August 9, 2013

    The “Change Must Come- UWP” train is tooting its horn in preparation to leave the station and I am riding in the front coach. Exceitment, relief, hope, gratitude, joy and the desire to rebuild this nation is once again running in my veins and reverberating across the nation and world by extension. I beg all Dominicans to start the campaign (some will have to be very discrete to avoid retribution etc) so we can protect the future of our country, family and friends.

    Dr. T (My SMA teacher) thank you very much for putting country first and taking this bold step. I know its not about the “money” but rather love for country. You tried helping this useless cabal but instead they turn on you when you did not stay quiet on corrupt practices. God is good all the time to those who walk in his steps. Lennox, Issac and the rest thank you also and lets fire up the BIG engine! :-D :-D :-D

    “Change Must Come”
    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • I DIE NU
      August 10, 2013

      Dr T was the one who said he wasn’t coming to work in Dominica for peanuts…what is he coming to do now?

      • Stress Free
        August 10, 2013

        This is a blatant lie!!!! You sorry Laborites have destroyed our beautiful country, now you fear been kicked out…matter of months now!!!! Change must come!

      • Malgraysa
        August 11, 2013

        He is coming for YOUR nuts! Ha,ha.

      • concerned
        August 11, 2013

        People change their minds in the face of CORRUPTION,People change their minds in the face of INJUSTICE, People change their minds when the SURVIVAL of their countrymen is at stake and people change their minds when GREED is the order of the day in government circles…….Fortunately for Dominica there is HOPE in Doctor Thompson Fontaine

  52. Norm
    August 9, 2013

    Now we need a few good men to cross the isle? Ian, Reggie and Doc Darroux we will take you. Lets make a deal fellas.

    • Shameless
      August 9, 2013

      Ian and Darroux are always welcomed because by all accounts they are the “peoples” candidates not Skerrits’s. Reggie is NOT welcomed! :twisted: :twisted:

      “Change Must Come”
      Assertive, NOT Agrssive!

    • COUNTRY LOVER
      August 9, 2013

      reggg whhhooooooooooo awar wii neva

    • lOVE D/ca
      August 10, 2013

      Not Reggie,,Maybe we could work with Ian and Dr Darroux,,Dr was already one of us …Dr think of it and do that hard cuz we know u don’t like it there,,your ppl have your full support,,,

    • Marcus Hill
      August 10, 2013

      Leo Casimir for ti Savanne, Bagatelle, Fond St.Jean, Stowe, Dubique, Pichelin and Bellevie Chopin!

      UWP should find good candidates for Cottage and Portsmouth also! These three guys you mentioned, I am afraid, are associated to the old Regime and are therefore tainted by such association!

    • >>>>>>>>>
      August 10, 2013

      All of them should be LEFT OUT!

    • Mamize
      August 10, 2013

      Regie you say wee, Regie? awahh!

    • Hmmmmmmmmmmm
      August 11, 2013

      Dear Norm, I disagree!!! ‘A few good men’????? No way sir!! Good men do not stand for nonsense when they see it! Good men do not remain within an organization full of corrupt politicians because they want to maintain their jobs or positions! Good politicians, when in positions of power which are becoming more and more corrupted, will jump ship because they recognize that their responsibility is to the people who voted them in, the population on a whole, those persons whom they represent and for whom they should be seeking better lives and more prosperity, better health care, jobs and better living standards. If the were ‘a few good men’, they would realise that if they exposed the truth, that their constituents would appreciate their honesty and would vote them in again. After all, the reason that you put yourself forward for parl rep is not to become minister but rather to have the opportunity to represent your constituent’s interests in parliament. A ministerial post is therefore icing on the cake!! These gentlemen you refer to as ‘a few good men’ are arrogant, unable to stand on their own on principle, opportunists and persons who say one thing in private and another in public when it suits them. We do not need people like that in politics! We need persons who are HONEST, HARD WORKING, DEDICATED, HUMBLE AND ABLE TO STAND ON PRINCIPLE even if it means losing the job as minister!!!! People who will work for the best for their nation and sacrifice their financial gain to do so!! People who, like Leblanc, started with a simple house and car and ended with the same, despite his time in service. People like Mamo was, who are willing to live in their own homes and drive their simple cars to work rather than wasting LOAN money on a state palace!!!! People who are genuine and people of sacrifice!!! Tell those ‘few good men’ that when we needed them to be just that, they failed the nation!!!

    • Jay
      August 11, 2013

      Maybe the Doctor and Perhaps Ian at a pinch but there is no room for buffoons in the house.

    • Really?
      August 11, 2013

      It seems that your idea of a few “good” men is completely different from mine because these people that you mentioned are not good men to me.

  53. Son of the soil
    August 9, 2013

    Those of you with negative comments, we need you all too. We all are Dominicans. We need to work together to save our country. Remember Dominica does not belong to one man or one idea. Dominica’s politica lanndscape has been always changing and we must change with it. In 1980 Mamo won 19 seats and by 2005 the freedom party did not win one seat. In 1980 DLP had only 1 seat (Mike only) and by 2009 they had 18 seats. In 1995 UWP had 11 and by 2009 they had 3. If you get my drift. So Labourites, Freedomites, UWPites, Papyites, Paraites, we all are Dominican so let’s try our best to save our country. Party politics goes no where because one year we freedom another year we workers another year we UWP.

  54. Grand Bay Girl
    August 9, 2013

    papa bondieu help my country.

  55. rooftop
    August 9, 2013

    Very good Team, i think Mrs.Williams would be the Best choice to lead a Fresh looking UWP..

    She is a moderate balance someone who can attract new voters including females across the board.

    Linton will only appeal the the workers base fully, but he will be unable to win over labourites, Dominicans don’t vote on issues…

    Personality and how they come across towards a person is a factor you can’t leave out in Dominica’s politics….

    Mrs.Williams if i am right is a Catholic by Religion we all know the stance that religion played and still plays in the Dominican Politics

    so i think the broad base of the UWP should think Long term and not get excited because a gentleman is excellent in bring across issues on the air.

    Many folks around dominica including those in the “Yes we Care” aspect would gravitate more towards Mrs Williams as Leader of the Party rather than Linton….

    Sep 1st at Castle Bruce the UWP voting grouping should certainly go for Mrs.Williams i wil be there from the Laplaine end…Best of Luck!

  56. August 9, 2013

    get them out at any cost

  57. Reader
    August 9, 2013

    For a very long time now, most people have been calling for the UWP to change leadership and candidates. Kudos to them for finally listening … although my belief is that those who are “stepping down” will continue to be the face of the party and will dictate what happens.

    Having said that, this by no way changes my belief and support for the Hon. Prime Minister and the Dominica Labour Party. For the past years, PM Skerritt has undertaken a rather ambitious agenda to bring development and progress to Dominica. We don’t have guess – we all have eyes to see it. He has implemented social porgrams to helps those among us that are most in need. I could list so many achievements of this administration (but I’m mindful that this is a post to an article and not an article). So, Dr. Fontain and anyone who wants to run may do so. It’s their constitutional right. But as for me, I am supporting Labour and looking forward to continued development and progress in Dominica.

  58. joy
    August 9, 2013

    Woshhhhhh lol NY have a crew coming home to vote for workers!!! LABOUR start packing up I have a big red suitcase for you guys to pack up u all selves, when u guys are ready for shipping let me know so I can dump u all in d ocean lol workersssssss!!!!

    • Malgraysa
      August 10, 2013

      A big red suitcase? Is a big “red plastic bag” you mean.

    • Anonymous
      August 10, 2013

      Why didn’t you leave before that and come help your country?……….oops maybe you could not afford a ticket back home, and is waiting to get a ticket from uwp before the election to vote.lol

    • orchid
      August 10, 2013

      According to you all, Dominicans overseas should not have come to Dominica to vote for the DLP last election. You all called it corruption and expressed the view that the election was rigged and the list needs to be cleaned and you and your crew are ready to leave NY to come down to vote next election? WHAT HYPOCRITES? So this time around it will be all right to come down to vote for the UWP? Please be consistent.

      • Papa Dom
        August 11, 2013

        Don’t be a fool! Skerritt paid to bring people to vote some of who did not qualify. What people are talking about is paying their own way to go to Dominica to vote because they are qualified to do so.

  59. Bayou of Pigs
    August 9, 2013

    Hicks Borgadam!!!! Good Luck!!

  60. Ohhh Dominica!
    August 9, 2013

    I welcome the additions but I would still like to have people like Mr. Prevost around for the wisdom. Prevost is a good man, and whether or not he contest the elections I would really like to see him continue to be part of the UWP and also part of the next group of people forming the new cabinet after the general elections.

    I think in my honest opinion Mr. Prevost should continue to make his contribution. I believe also Mr. James is going to stick around. As a young professional I know we got a lot to offer but one of my greatest work experiences is when I worked with very experienced and knowledgeable superiors. I see Dominica is in one breath celebrating senior citizens but in another breath trying to kick them out of the system.

    I say welcome to all the young and vibrant persons stepping forward to make a contribution but at the same time lets celebrate and embrace the more senior people around can and are still willing to make their contribution.

    A good mix is the way to go. We saw what Dominica has endured first hand with uncensored reckless youthful leadership.

  61. yori yori
    August 9, 2013

    They are all good men before election, upon winning they all become corrupt, selfish and greedy.. Its the political game…..

    • MARIGOT
      August 9, 2013

      you are so into the lie and teiff business when honesty comes to town you still blind. and Fig and rice have different taste eh.

  62. Concern Citizen
    August 9, 2013

    Well I kno both of these men professionally and I have great respect for them. I believe they can contribute in getting Dominica back to economic growth with thier expertises and experiences. Dr. Fontaine is grest economist who has tremendous experiences in countries where problems with reference Balance of Payments (BOP). He has the skills and the know how to put remedy in place to slove BOP problems and with the assistance of Mr. Issac who has lots of experience in Exports Related Growth. Dominica is in need of a Productive sector in Goods and Services for exports to strengthen its foreign exchange. Too much Wholesale and Retail.

  63. Morihei Ueshiba
    August 9, 2013

    I voted DLP last election, and i must say skerrit brought alot of infrastructure development to Dominica, i never believed in Linton corruption as i believe skerrit is an honest man until i saw the way he got married, i am now starting to wonder if he was not honest with his marriage, what else is he hiding? :mrgreen:

    • Hmmmmmmmmmmm
      August 11, 2013

      Infrastructure is meaningless without jobs!!!! Meaningless with independence both mentally and financially. That is what we fail to recognize and that is what the Skeritt lead government is taking advantage of. They know that our people, if impressed with the physical development, will forget about the failings of their government in other areas. Our people are largely unable to understand fully the financial decisions and the implications of those financial decisions taken and so that is not what is assessed. What is assessed is what can be seen physically and the impact in terms of economic activity or growth as a result of all that has been physically laid down goes unchallenged. So if infrastructure is put down and looks good, but has not income or job generating value to it, this is not recognised by our people and so the country appears to be developing because of that which can be seen around you, yet it remains stagnant in terms of economic activity and all that is growing in the debt!!!! Hmmmmmmmmm

    • JUDGE DREDD
      August 11, 2013

      if you live in dominica and you dont see his corruption then i doh even think dr ricketts can help you cause your blindness cannot be fixed.

  64. Domnichen
    August 9, 2013

    Fontaine, after you touch base with the folks on the ground in September, I hope you remember to renounce your US citizenship/passport before heading back to DA for the UWP-DLP battle since we do not want another saga like the one Skerritt was involved in.

    • MARIGOT
      August 9, 2013

      they know better moo-moo

    • chow mien
      August 9, 2013

      fontaine is not a citizen, he is a us resident ie he hold a green card. so get your stats correct before u blabber your mouth.

    • Rex
      August 9, 2013

      Laugh people laugh

  65. Observer
    August 9, 2013

    AMEN Tri-State beauty!!

  66. Sunlight
    August 9, 2013

    Goodnight Labour.

  67. Looking
    August 9, 2013

    There is currently no hope for young people in Dominica in terms of employment. So i urge u young people to be more attentive as to what is happening in your country. vote for your job and not out siders.

    • Hmmmmmmmmmmm
      August 11, 2013

      Lmao……Dear ‘looking’, is that the best strategy that you can come up with??? To tell persons to ‘vote for your JOBS and not OUTSIDERS’? WOW!!! You are a complete joke my friend!! What you are effective revealing is that you are one of those persons with no backbone, with no ability whatsoever to stand firm for your country and to fight to save it. You are essentially saying ‘garcon shut your mouth and work with the system ignoring the corruption eh boy, or else you might lose your job!’ People who think like you are the biggest obstacle to the country getting out of the mess that it is in and are actually the greatest help to those who seek to rape the country of all its assets for their personal benefit. And I guess that you would say ‘I AM DOMINICAN, ARE YOU’? Lol………You are telling people to remain supportive of a corrupt system by remaining quiet in order to maintain their jobs while those whom they keep in power get rich from that very system and keep them on low waged salaries and the rest of the country in a state of poverty and dependency!! Well, you better think again because with that mentality you ain’t going anywhere but up the steps of the financial center to stand in line and say ‘thank you daddy Skerro. Please give me a five hundred nuh….I will keep you in power. I love my PM’! Take your foolish attitude and spread it elsewhere…..Dominica needs a totally different mindset that that which you are promoting!!! Thank you…….

  68. PetProjects
    August 9, 2013

    I feel for Kairi FM, Listening to Kairi Hang Program this morning had me amazed at how Krazy some of this country citizens hav become.

    You’re telling me those ppl are talking about ” A leader smiling to you, Skerrit is a peoples man, how lennox walking an not smiling” Is tht what Labour hav come to ? Simeon, PRO Aaron and Tony calling to support such mockery.

    Newsflash a smiling Leader don’t put food on my table!!..

    Blessings boi I don’t knw you, but you got courage, No matter how much they cut you off on the Hang, u calling back, Keep talking bro forsure they can’t touch you….

    • >>>>>>>>>
      August 9, 2013

      @ Pet projects I do not want any leader to smile to me, while I am in dire poverty. Provide me with a job, and help me to improve my living standard. That’s what I want PLEASE.
      I ALSO WANT LENNOX LINTON!
      I DON’T LISTEN TO THIS STATION you mentioned above. What is discussed there cannot help me to be a brighter or better person.
      Q95 is it! Between You and Me, The Hot Seat and Politics, help me to be really smart. That’s why I do not want Skerrit as my PM ,or his representative to be my representative.

    • Hans
      August 10, 2013

      Mamo was a darn great leader and she did not smile. She was so focused. Tom Adams was not a smiling man either.

  69. Doc. Love
    August 9, 2013

    Like the saying goes, Dominica needs a few good men, not rottweilers, or men who believe that our learned Senior Citizens should hide in a toilet, but men of integrity, non corrupted, highly educated men who will respect our Constitution. Men who will never again tell us that it is none of our damn business when we question them or use a gabbage bin to house our Constitution. Execellent job so far United Workers Party.

    • Hmmmmmmmmmmm
      August 11, 2013

      Thank you Doc. Love!!!!! We do not need any man who is going to tell use to our face that he is going to be leader for the next fifty years and who can stand in parliament and shout out boldly ‘Madame Speaker, THIS COUNTRY IS TOO FREE!!!!’ My goodness my fellow Dominicans, how foolish can we get?????? If we were slaves as our forefathers were, those who stood and fought for our FREEDOM, would we have stood there smiling and full of reverence and love for our slave masters when they stood there shouting ‘YOU PEOPLE ARE TOO FREE’ because they had a nice smile on their face while doing so, and dimples on their cheeks???? hMMMMMMMM, Wake up my people and hold your elected officials accountable, no matter who they are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Possi Born/ NYC
    August 9, 2013

    its all about self and not country..jump high jump low, and keep dreaming, DLP is the way to go..its all politics..if you people were partial I would agree with you..to you all nothing the DLP has done is good..is just talk about corruption without proof,its all accusations.

    • hmmm
      August 9, 2013

      you in NYC thats why you can say that you not feeling the heat you not the youth like me that has send out 100 applications and everywhere is no vacancy

      • orchid
        August 10, 2013

        Hundreds of people in NYC getting replies of NO VACANCY TOO. In London too hundreds are dependent on government’s social services to survive. So stop the hypocrisy that it is only in Dominica people are jobless. Read, listen, and learn about what is going on in the rest of the world.

      • Justice and Truth
        August 12, 2013

        It happens to applicants in Canada, Us and obviously elsewhere in the world. Jobs are scarce. Are you aware that the Internet, technology and the ever increasing systems update have eliminated many jobs? In bygone years jobs were easy to obtain. Not today. You are not alone. Therefore, console yourself. Persevere. Do not give up. Practice the faith and pray to God. Exercise patience.

      • Justice and Truth
        August 12, 2013

        Heard over the weekend, Canada lost approximately 39,600 jobs last month. I hope it is not only Ontario. Every year students graduate and the jobs are not there, to be obtained. We ask, “Where are the jobs?” If this worldwide trend continues I do not know what will happen to people and the world. This is why people must turn to God.

      • hmmm
        August 12, 2013

        at all those who reply my comment stop fool allu self to support labour . doominica unemployment rate is 23% canada is 7.1 england is 7 ..america is 7.7 even antigua is 11 so why is Dominica 3 times as worse and double than these other country .. by the way I am working but i speak for the many youth and friends who are not .. and don’t fool allu self just because skirret say things bad everywhere they not as half bad read they facts .. think about the amount of businesses that has close down and still continuing to close stupess stop make excuses

    • Helas!
      August 9, 2013

      do not start crying!!!!!! I am not interested

      • Lang Mama
        August 9, 2013

        Allah zor ir nir les morne sort avec yo ca westais en grande payir wi. Even a Domir would nice that the hidden comment is triggered by the number of thumbs down. In other words a vast number of peope think that your comment is trash.

    • Possi Born/ NYC
      August 9, 2013

      I have seen worse written here where people degrade dominica and ministers of government and never give them low rating..why is my comment given low rating,becase I state facts..this makes me confirm you all at DNO is a mouth piece for UWP AND IS BIAS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT

      ADMIN: The rating system is designed by WordPress, which DNO uses to facilitate the hosting of the site. DNO has nothing to do with how it works and the mechanics involved. A comment gets low rating based on the amount of dislikes it gets from readers. It is interesting to note that last week we were accused of being a DLP website. Every week we are accused of either being pro-UWP or pro-DLP. What does that say?

      • Possi Born/ NYC
        August 9, 2013

        well the system needs to change..

      • PetProjects
        August 9, 2013

        @Possi Born/ NYC What facts u speak off? You’re just a Labourite living overseas talking nonsense…Ppl just thumbs down ur B.S …

        Make sure u aint Illegal in the States, I want you come down vote :-D

      • Hmmmmmmmmmmm
        August 11, 2013

        Dear DNO, I would like to show support for your work! You guys do your best to inform us of news and current events. We read, we comment and we ‘agree’ or ‘disagree’ thus creating the ‘ratings’. I believe that DNO to a large extent is the pulse of the people. One can only ‘agree/disagree’ once and so it is a true reflection of how your readers feel about issues. So keep on doing the good work as we appreciate your contribution and we appreciate the opportunities presented to vent our frustrations and to express ourselves freely and without negative repercussions!!! Good work DNO, we salute you and your hard working staff!!! Thank you for your contribution to press freedom in our country……

      • Justice and Truth
        August 13, 2013

        Poor DNO always getting the blame. Some people love giving thumbs down, if they do not like what is stated. This does not mean that the blogger is wrong. It depends on the mentality of some people, some of whom may not like to hear what is correct. Take it with a grain of salt. Those who comment must develop that attitude of who really cares?
        We possess different characteristic traits. We do not always agree on the identical topic. Some are not understanding or fail to understand.

    • Malgraysa
      August 11, 2013

      I guess is NYC where you pay your taxes and not here. So comment on what you know and leave Dominica business to us, who suffer in the island.

  71. St,Joe
    August 9, 2013

    To UWP.

    1) Hector in Salisbury
    2) Issac in Roseau
    3) Fontaine in Grand Fond
    4) Ronnie in Mahaut
    5) Linton in Marigot
    6) Sanford in Kalinago constituency
    7) Green in LaPlaine
    9) ——– Wesley
    10 ——– Roseau North. Jerry Brisbane?
    11 ——–Portsmouth
    12 ——– Colihaut
    13——– PetetSavane
    14——– Castle Bruse
    15——– Ville Case
    16——-Point Michell
    17——- Grandbay
    18—— Soufriere.
    19—— Roseau South
    20—— The Valley
    21——> St.Joseph

    With such good candidates that you are putting forward , you all will win the next elections. Dominicans let’s hear you!!

    • Anonymous
      August 9, 2013

      Green in LaPlaine? The UWP appears to be building a new team. Would be surprise in Mr. Green remains on the ticket.

    • watching
      August 9, 2013

      Its williams laplaine…….another huge name

      • KAI FARWINE
        August 9, 2013

        How many times Williams come to La Plaine and offer free dental check-up for the students in that constituency? NONE.Not when is elections all you coming to “bru bru”people.

      • help us lord
        August 9, 2013

        KAI FARWINE, all you too like to get things for free. Did you pay for his/ her training? That’s why Skerrit keeps you all poor so he could hand you all something free at the expense of employment.

    • watching
      August 9, 2013

      Pointi michel and soufrierr is d same constituency….lol…..wesley is bazil, roseau n is lugay… the guy for soufriere already announced….cant remember d name

      Admin: His name is Higgs Adams. This information has been included at the bottom of the article.

    • Tell it like it is
      August 9, 2013

      Am I dreaming or am I a MaMa Look like most, 8 out of 21 is majority ? wow :roll:

    • Reader
      August 9, 2013

      Blessings for St. Joe

    • Positive
      August 9, 2013

      Earl Matthew for Portsmouth

    • Mamize
      August 9, 2013

      1) Hector in Salisbury
      2) Issac in Roseau
      3) Fontaine in Grand Fond
      4) Ronnie in Mahaut
      5) Linton in Marigot
      6) Sanford in Kalinago constituency
      7) Bloomquiste in LaPlaine
      9) Bazil- Wesley
      10 Lugay- Roseau North
      11 ——–Portsmouth
      12 ——– Colihaut
      13 Sam-PetetSavane
      14 Baptiste-Castle Bruse
      15——– Ville Case
      16——-Point Michell
      17——- Grandbay
      18 Adams-Soufriere.
      19—— Roseau South
      20—— The Valley
      21 Huff-St.Joseph (dont know her real name but they call her huff, becuse thats how she steals the labour party supporters, by huffing them, like drafts

      • Anonymous
        August 9, 2013

        ha ha ha i notice cottage not there all u fraid reggie i will go up against him for UWP if Ronnie going up

      • laplaine to de bone
        August 9, 2013

        Bloomquiste??? who is Bloomquiste??? Bloomquiste who?? we doh know any Bloomquiste from Laplaine. Bloom-what-quiste???? All you think jen au vent sot??

      • silver sliver
        August 9, 2013

        How were you able to have a total of 21 constituencies without listing Cottage, and Paix Bouche??

      • Chavista
        August 11, 2013

        monell sen joe

    • LCM
      August 9, 2013

      I think you double up somwhere. Calibishi Contituency

    • Shameless
      August 9, 2013

      Laybar will loose in Castle Bruce for sure. The key to wining is a good candidate but all those under consideration by UWP I am “told” are all current employees except a “well known community organizer” in one of the villages and an Elmsall -C/Bruce shop owner.

      My advice to UWP is to get a currently serving school teacher out of either San Sauveur School or the C/ Bruce Secondary School (you know who they are) and all will be well. Another good choice is a now retired police inspector from the area (living in NY) who people are asking about and a prominent media person from the area living in the city but will only vote for them under a UWP or Freedom ticket. In other words, they “doh” want laybar but also want a good candidate, not just a candidate. 8) :wink: :wink: :wink:

      “Change Must Come”
      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

      • love
        August 10, 2013

        just seat and say what u all want when election wiil call u will know who we want

      • political milage
        August 10, 2013

        WOW I LIKE HAT

    • Nixon
      August 9, 2013

      I may have to throw my hat in and represent my constituency. Share your thoughts..

    • ic
      August 10, 2013

      Joshua francis for Roseau south

    • ROSEAU VALLEY
      August 10, 2013

      Roseau Valley??

      Respectfully
      Roseau Valley

    • mouth of the north
      August 11, 2013

      strange you have 21 constituencies and Paix Bouche and Cottage not in it.Do your home work and come again.

  72. Frank Talker
    August 9, 2013

    I believe a move to bring a Winning Team before the electorate is a brilliant one. This is the era when qualified, tested professionals should embrace political governance and not continue to leave it to the loud-mouthers and rum-shop gossipers in the villages and towns. But, I have my reservations about Mr. Isaac being able to hold on to the seat for the UWP. Do we know what Norris Prevost did to take and hold the Roseau seat? It was not only his money; his charisma wins people over. Isaac does not have that charisma! Nor does he have what it takes to feed the paros every Sunday. Nor is he known by the elderly folks of the city or the settled business and property owners. Prevost defeated Alvin Bernard because Bernard was little known among the less fortunate as well as the elderly in Roseau and Prevost’s charisma dominates those groups. With Isaac now in the race, I believe Bernard will defeat him.

    • help us lord
      August 9, 2013

      No Town or village has felt the pain the Skerrit DLP has placed on the backs of Dominicans as like Roseau, the heart of the country. Yes it is true that Bernard had a very good run last time around, but the high level of joblessness and poverty people experienced the last few years under Skerrit, it is going to be difficult for any right thinking Dominican to vote Bernard or anything that represents the DLP.

      • August 10, 2013

        Not again the people in Roseau do not want ALVIN AND HE KNOWS THAT. We have been asking for our playing field for our children and thing has been done, no jobs for we the youths, no housing program in place for us, SO WHAT VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN NO WAY?

    • Papa Dom
      August 9, 2013

      Don’t be silly, of course he is known. If you take a poll of young people in Roseau more of them will know him better than they do Alvin Bernard and the older people will know his father who was affectionally known as ” moso pied”. So u have it all wrong my friend.

    • Hmmmmmmmmmmm
      August 11, 2013

      Dear Frank Talker, I am optimistic about Isaac. I know him well and he is a hard worker and very dedicated to his country and its development. We are not all the same so it would be nice if he could be seen to be charismatic as Mr. Prevost is. However, I think his qualities will shine through. He is a very genuine person and if he puts the effort in to meeting the people, doing the ground work, walking the streets and meeting people in their homes, I think that he will do well. He is also a Roseau man, very well known by the persons 45 and under as a man of the community. So I think that he is an excellent choice……he just has work to do!! Wish him God’s blessings!!!

  73. Pro
    August 9, 2013

    Good stuff

  74. connie
    August 9, 2013

    Sounds good…but my oh my Dominicans forget so easily..i am fearful the rum and few pennies given out will change their hearts at the 11th hr…

    knowing the Dominican Culture..yea..

    But they can’t say they not aware of issues,policies in the island..as it’s all over in all corners for everyone to see..

    but dominicans way of thinking is rather laughable the outside world..

    • One Love
      August 9, 2013

      I guess if they do not think like you, talk like you and believe what you do, they are different and outside the world. Well, well, welcome to the real world. Dominicans are free to think and make decissions for themselves. We willl speak at the poles.

    • Possi Born/ NYC
      August 9, 2013

      everybody have the right to choose,and because they don’t choose who you want,does not mean their choosing is wrong.jump high,jump low,labor power all the way in da and there to stay..

      • MARIGOT
        August 9, 2013

        I wonder if you legal in NYC eh doh worry bloomberg will get you

    • blue blue
      August 9, 2013

      Pure lack of respect

    • orchid
      August 10, 2013

      Your way of thinking is absolutely LAUGHABLE to intelligent readers. What exactly do you want to say? Did you think well before you wrote? Intelligent people do NOT VOTE for leaders because they are paid pennies. Most intelligent people already have their pennies and serve their country well through hard work, honesty and pride. PROUD INTELLIGENT VOTER.

    • August 11, 2013

      You have a point but all I would say to my Dominican people is whatever monies they give you to vote for them take it because it is yours in the first place but dont make that influence your judgement because for Dominica to move forward and for you to be able to have a job or work for yourself we need to change the present Govt and especially the PM and his men they have disrespected our people much to long let us show others that money or things do not decide the out come. The freedom train is on the move it’s time to jump on board.

  75. Mahaut
    August 9, 2013

    Good luck to those guys. I think they along with Ronnie Isidore in Mahaut will bring prosperity and international fame to Dominica.
    Revamp, the Tourism, agriculture, financial and sporting indusries we once had.Air access too.
    I encourage you guys not think of the individual financial gains that is to be-gotten, but think of the poor people who will vote for you.
    In stead of a Blue-Clinic , set up a welfare system with checks and balanes in which a Gov’t department will be accountable for issuing assistance.
    Thank you and Good night!

    • One Love
      August 9, 2013

      International fame? You really think that politicians will bring international fame to D/ca. They are all the same. They have an axe to grind and they like all before them will do the same. Show me one of these politicians who have been involved in some programme for the less fortunate. One who have a background for organizing and helping people. I will be suprise if you can find one. They all just pop up at election time and want to represent people. They come from all the politicall parties. Self serving people.

      • Papa Dom
        August 9, 2013

        To you and others like you I have a question. Should people not vote at all?

  76. Tri-State Beauty
    August 9, 2013

    The words of our national anthem penned by the ever thoughtful Reverend W.O.M. Pond in the third stanza beckons unto us to be responsible Dominicans, each taking up the mantle to build, defend and protect this great island we have been blessed with.

    Come ye forward, sons and daughters,
    Of this Gem beyond compare,
    Strive for honour sons and daughters,
    Do the right be firm be fair,
    Toil with hearts and hands and voices,
    We must prosper! Sound the call,
    In which everyone rejoices,
    “All for Each and Each for All

    Having stated the above, I want to implore my fellow citizens to stop the verbal attacks and constant character assassinations everytime somebody responds to the call of duty to serve Dominica. We ask of people to come forward instead of yapping on the sidelines, and when they do, instead of paying attention to details, and messages of upliftment,some idle minds amongst us engage in slanderous and malicious attacks on these people for no reason. I’m also asking politicians particularly Roosevelt Skerrit to stop making loose comments about people, less his fan base comes on the net and elsewhere and repeat what he himself and his accolites know to be lies about said persons. At the end of the day it is a democratic process and people are free to vote for the candidate of their choosing. candidate. I am sick and fed up of this mud slinging and personal attacks on people. Issac was Ok until he decided to stand up and take a public side. That is his democratic right, likewise Thompson. Stop spreading propoganda against people for politics. Then you have the same ones running their traps about christian nation and God fearing when it suits their agenda. ENOUGH!!!

    If you call people out on foolishness you are UWP and every deragatory term, if you say Skerrit has done something good, you are a boomboomfly. Can we show the world that we have the capacity to be civil, cordial and respectful of each other for once? Must the running of the affairs of an island be watered down to maypuis and threats? We can do better.

    • Admirerr
      August 9, 2013

      Jah my woman! Rootsie and intelligent! Girl when you speak I hear your daddys reasoning in my head. I love this woman more each day folks. Talk about train up a child in the way they should g…. Tri-State hmmmmmmmm

    • wells
      August 10, 2013

      very positive contribution i must applaud you

    • Hmmmmmmmmmmm
      August 11, 2013

      Well said Tri-Sate beauty!!!

  77. Jimi Hendrix
    August 9, 2013

    It is nice to have high profile, intelligent and articulate people putting their names in the ring. But people who get involved in politics tend to have the egos and ambition to go with it.

    With that in mind, how long do you see Thompson Fontaine taking orders from Lennox Linton (should be become the leader)?

    • Shameless
      August 9, 2013

      No need for either of them to be even thought of in this manner. They are not egoistic, greedy, selfish or self centered so this is a non issue. STOP trying to create an issue where there is none! :twisted:

      NUFF SAID!!!! (To quote a friend from BAWI)

      Change Must Come”
      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • >>>>>>>>>
      August 10, 2013

      I do not believe that these statesmen, gentlemen with integrity and honesty, are GREEDY AND CORRUPT!
      GREEDINESS AND CORRUPTION are not attributes of good leaders.

    • Jay
      August 11, 2013

      I don’t think you’ve understood Jimi. Democracy is about consultation and consultation, not about “giving orders”. That is exactly how the most successful countries in the world are governed. They are not one-man bands, check for yourself.

  78. I say so
    August 9, 2013

    The Chinese/Asians are not on the ballot yet? what happen they taking their time? If they could take over Canada, they could swallow Dominica. When all the 80,000 plus Asian passport holders will descend on Dominica, the black vote will be but a drop in the bucket. It’s coming soon….

    • August 11, 2013

      It would be up to all of us Dominicans to stop such a move because it’s a issue we want proper voters ID Cards not national card so when the Govt start handing out the card people should stand up and protest right now the PM is out saide of DA trying to come up with money to make sure that he will win the election let’s show him we dont want a one man state

  79. Highland House
    August 9, 2013

    The U.W.P needs a positive rep. for the Grand Bay area…. who is gonna step up :?::roll:

    • gwaj
      August 9, 2013

      Go up nah Highland!

    • Shameless
      August 9, 2013

      Shhhhhhhhhhhhh!! They have that already :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . No need to scare those already paranoid of the recent POSITIVE moves. :mrgreen:

      “Change Must Come”
      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  80. LETSCHOOSE
    August 9, 2013

    So who do we have for Canefield then? We need to take that one for sure

    • watching
      August 9, 2013

      There is no change in that constituency… ronnie isidore

    • POSITIVE
      August 9, 2013

      UWP cannot take in not in your dreams, mahaut massacre campbel. Blackmore all the way

  81. Ambrose B
    August 9, 2013

    It appears that there might be some light at the end of the Dominica tunnel and the thirteen years of darkness over Dominica will soon disappear. Whatever the outcome things has to be done differently in the coming years. DOMINICA the world is watching

  82. FREEDOM OF SPEECH
    August 9, 2013

    everybody is just a chance to get what they want from politics but there is no party capable right now but the labour party. workers i supported you before but right now labour party is the way forward. NO PARTY IS PERFECT.

    • Labour/Workers
      August 9, 2013

      Freedom of speech, this is a lame excuse for anyone to support extreme corruption. Labour is expired

    • Shameless
      August 9, 2013

      Emancipate yourself from Mental Slavery my fellow countryman/ woman. I was once like you but I have learnt. Matter of fact I owe my country an apology for being stupid not once but three times…. :-? :-? :-? :-?

      “Change Must Come”

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

    • Hmmmmmmmmmmm
      August 11, 2013

      Dear ‘Freedom of speech’, you say that no party is perfect? Well let me tell you how I feel about that my fellow Dominican! My father was a minister of government alongside Eugenia Charles. Sixteen years in government. There were problems along the way, I am sure. But there was LEADERSHIP! Miss Charles was influential, well known and respected, someone from a ‘privileged’ background in the minds of many, but was someone of the people! Someone with a strong mind but someone who mixed with the population, who went to the market (even as PM), someone who, while she could safely, drove her own car (a little Mazda 323) to work herself with no bodyguards. She led by example. However, I was never indoctrinated to ALWAYS vote Freedom or to ALWAYS profess myself to be a ‘Freedomite’. I therefore can today speak freely and support whomever I think worthy of my support! that is how I feel Dominicans need to be thinking!! Vote for the person whom is most genuine and whom you feel will work honestly for your interests and in the interest of the nation. The problem which I have with the present regime is that THERE IS NO LEADERSHIP!!! There is not group of people working together in leadership of the party or the government. Any time, for some strange reason, that credit has to be given, all of them ‘in leadership’ fall in line to praise the great LEADER, the one and only (IF NOT SKERITT THEM WHO), to chant his praises and to say that he is the ONLY one capable of negotiating and/or raising the funding necessary for development. No one seems able to question him. Then you have strange happenings such as ministers being recorded in conversations expressing how deceitful Skeritt is, then they fall back in line to sing ‘we shall not be moved’ at his instruction, then go back now to ‘support the people’ in a struggle for land where they defy the leader openly, yet the leader does nothing (probably because it is all a calculated plan to deceive the people and win the seat). He will then fall back in line after the election is held and gone. So, I say all of this to say that you should be thinking calmly and doing that which is necessary for good governance practices to prevail…..HOLDING YOUR OFFICIALS TO ACCOUNT!! Vote for the person whom you feel is best, not for the party or the political personality or leader whom you most like!! VOTE, AND SPEAK FREELY!! HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE. Encourage debate and encourage others to hold politicians accountable and by so doing, you will ensure that Dominica has a better political and economic future……Remember that Dominica is not ‘TOO FREE’ but instead needs to be freed from those who feel that ‘THIS COUNTRY IS TOO FREE’. Fight for your country and its people to be free and independent. Peace and love to all!!

  83. Lougaoo Mem
    August 9, 2013

    What say you Grand Bay? Are you ready for change? Let us not let this opportunity pass us by.

    Better late than never people! That’s all I’ll say for now. God bless you always.

  84. Reon
    August 9, 2013

    What a team!!! Well educated guys not the nonsense guys like Reggie does be talking!!!

    Now I don’t want to hear the excuse of “if not Skerrit then who” because all these guys are more educated and qualified than Skerrit.

  85. Lougaoo Mem
    August 9, 2013

    At last, there’s a bright light in the horizon for our beloved nation!

    Men of honor, honesty and integrity, are all the nation needs to restore the pride and dignity. The country is long yearning to get back on the right track.

    Down with all the crooked and corrupt politicians and leaders in the world.

    Hooray to the brave and courageous who are ready to come forward and lead!

    We are ready to move our country forward without hate, division, greed and selfishness by the evildoers.

    God bless Dominica and all its people!

    • August 9, 2013

      are they in debt UWP NEW CANDIDATES and want to hideout in politics like me myself. where does there interest lies. declare your assets before nomination day. thank you.

  86. ArAb
    August 9, 2013

    Guess it is time for me to declare my intentions since i can see that the party is moving in a new direction with people who are qualified to run the country. Politics is no longer a game of favorites and popularity but one of professionalism and competence.

    Dominicans, you have the final say to decide in which direction the country moves and the type of leaders that you want.

  87. Roseau
    August 9, 2013

    That is good on the part of the UWP. They are really putitng viable candidates in the race this time around.
    With those guys Dominicans will be happier with the quality of representation that they will receive both locally and on the international scene.
    KEEP UP THE MOMENTUM.!

  88. radio codcapi
    August 9, 2013

    But wait I thought Fontaine is a dual citizen how comes he going up nah? So what was all that court cases for? Papa

    • >>>>>>>>>
      August 9, 2013

      @ radio codcapi Instead of talking/writing garbage, challenge him in the court, or “Shut the Hell Up”..
      CHANGE IS COMING. NO TO CORRUPT AND EVIL LEADERS!

    • Hmmm
      August 11, 2013

      I thought it applied only those running for the prime ministership.

    • August 11, 2013

      Dont be an idiot when he’s ready to confirm his position he will then give up his USA citizenship remember election is 2015 why is it people like you are so educated but lack common sense .Fontaine is moving forward .

  89. bread
    August 9, 2013

    continue to bake bread issac

    • Really?
      August 11, 2013

      I am certain that if I examined your life I would find that Isaacs employs more people and is helping more homes survive in these hard economic times than you are. So I agree with you continue to bake bread but if he feels called to the political arena there is nothing preventing him from making his contribution with the bread and the politics.

  90. Tell it like it is
    August 9, 2013

    Know to replace no. typo.

  91. Just Blaze
    August 9, 2013

    I know this guy. He is an intelligent well educated guy. If the UWP get more guys like that I might actually take them seriously. But their leadership has to change. That party could never get my vote with edison james or lennox linton as leader. And they need to touch on real issues. Forget about villas and land and house. Tell me about programs and policies you going to put in place to have money flowing in Dominica again.

    • new lots/riverdale
      August 9, 2013

      so u saying if james or linton is leader, u wont vote uwp… at the same time saying, they choosing the right guys???

      it’s like saying Heat have good role players, but you hate Lebron, so u don’t want them to win… really???? admit, ur x is already set for laybar…. save us the daybarr

    • Papa Dom
      August 9, 2013

      Get out of here! Even if they were to get another leader they still will not get your vote because you’re a skerritt boom boom fly.

    • Shameless
      August 10, 2013

      In this case keep your vote…you doh ready yet. We can :twisted: NEVER forget about villas and land and house. If we have to compromise our integrity to get your vote then stick with DLP. For those who raped and plundered the country for personal gain WILL BE PROSECUTED some day…..and soon!

      “Change Must Come”
      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  92. Gwatelle
    August 9, 2013

    yeah!!!!!!!!! I in that!!

  93. Free Thinker
    August 9, 2013

    I am glad that the UWP is introducing SOLID candidates who have much to offer to Dominica. I listened to Mr Isaac and I like what I heard so far. I would like to see the pre-election debates between the candidates instead of the tearing down which takes place on the political platform.
    I would like to see DBS, Q95 and Kairi come on board in raising the bar by engaging all colours of the political spectrum, they would be doing the electorate a great service.

    Men of honour step forward!

  94. help us lord
    August 9, 2013

    Thank you very much gentlemen for answering the call to save our country from Skerit and his DLP administration. We the people of Dominica have suffered for 13 long years (because of our plight it really feels like 50 years), in which the only ones that have prospered are they and those around them while the rest of us the people have been made to beg and await their crumbs that drop from the masters table (handouts). As for us in Portsmouth they have used us, abused us, and now they are telling us where we have been leaving in Georgetown for many years is now illegal while they cannot see what they have been doing that is illegal. We the people are ready for change and this time around we from Possie will not give our heart and soul to Skerrit in the name of “Labour” as we did in previous years. WE are ready to change the direction our country is going and come next election Ian Douglas can tell us about Marina, Moroco hotel. International airport, of even promise to raise his dad and uncle from the grave, yet we shall not be moved! So thank you very much gentlemen for coming to our rescue and we hope you give us a good candidate in the Possie constituency.

  95. I DIE NU
    August 9, 2013

    So Thomson Fontaine is based in the US for the past over 5 years;that means he has been residing out of Dominica for quite awhile and now he is returning all of a sudden to contest general election in GrandFond under a UWP ticket.So far there has been no problem with that from the Uwp supporters;Why when the DLP supportersm come from the US to vote for their party the UWP supporters have so much things to say about they(DLP)don’t reside in Dominica and they come and vote.!?

    • I DIE NU
      August 9, 2013

      So Thomson Fontaine is based in the US for the past over 5 years;that means he has been residing out of Dominica for quite awhile and now he is returning all of a sudden to contest general election in Grand Fond under a UWP ticket.So far there has been no problem with that from the UWP supports;Why when the DLP supporters come from the US to vote for their party the UWP supporters have so much things to say about they(DLP)don’t reside in Dominica and they come and vote?!.

      • August 9, 2013

        WHATS YOU POINT THEY ARE DIFFERENT

      • UWP
        August 10, 2013

        how can you compare someone who is willing to come home and make a valid contribution to some broke no ambition people with nothing to offer Dominica waiting on a free ticket to come and vote in a place where they have no interest in returning to or even send home a black cent for their family…. oh please…..

      • Really?
        August 11, 2013

        He may not be eligible to vote if he has resided out of Dominica for more than 5 years but there is nothing in law preventing him from being a candidate. Apples and oranges according to the law.

  96. Anonymous
    August 9, 2013

    is it true that ATTORNEY-AT-LAW JOSHUA FRANCIS MAY BE c0ntesting the ROSEAU SOUTH CONSTITUENCY?

  97. MOI
    August 9, 2013

    PAPA BAT

  98. shirley
    August 9, 2013

    we need more young people who has what it takes, to help our country.

  99. gwaj
    August 9, 2013

    OK best I go up man. Everybody going up! Somebody, I want to go up.
    But jokes aside, congrats to the young people who wish to make a political contribution to the island.

  100. Huh
    August 9, 2013

    Why is Fontaine running when he is not even in dominica. Such hypocrisy, they always blasting for Dual Citizenship, not leaving in the country and then just coming and represent and now he is doing the same crap. Duh and then they want to have a problem of people leaving in the Diaspora coming back and vote, when he doesn’t even leave in the country and he want to run. Such a shame, as I always say all them politicians same crap

    • August 10, 2013

      Fontaine may live in the USA but he never stop rumming for Dominica he’s been doing so much and promoting the Island always so stop your nonsense and remember we live in the age of modern technology which can do a lot how do you think President of the USA got to the White House so you are wrong when you say all politicians are the same PM cannot stand up to Dr.Fontaine or Isaac and that’s he will not agree to a national debate.
      Ask yourself what is Lorraine Roberts doing for Dominica where she is today to be recieving a salary ever month why why cant that money go into the welfare system all of that have to stop and that’s why to change things we have to start from the top.

    • Really?
      August 11, 2013

      If you don’t see the difference between a person leaving the diaspora to return to make a contribution and a person living in the diaspora and merely returning to vote and return to the diaspora after affecting the life of people actually living in the country I feel very sorry for you. You are not too bright.

  101. Norm
    August 9, 2013

    Wow my boy Thomson looks the part and he is ready…… Let the games begin…..We are 100% behins you Mr. Issaac and Dr. Fontaine.

    Thanks for your sacrifice and God bless your families.

  102. greg
    August 9, 2013

    DNO I believe that there is also a new guy for Soufriere.

  103. hmmm
    August 9, 2013

    Good news we need some fresh, young, intelligent men to lead us out of poverty. These men seems humble and you can tell its not for their self interest they are doing it but for better for the country … Time to get the greed driven corrupt leaders with no sustainable plan for Dominica out. We need a change !

    • gen
      August 9, 2013

      They all do it for their own greed. They get rich and smile while the ones who put them there continue tostay poor and fight.

      • Anonymous
        August 9, 2013

        You mean the AM them or the PM them? Oh OK, the PM them.

    • Curious2
      August 9, 2013

      The disease will surely spread when or infact if they ever, and I say ever get in there. They too will gradually become greed-driven, corrupt leaders with no substainable plans for Dominica.

      • hmmm
        August 9, 2013

        Well I highly dought that. if nr.fountaine can leave a big salary from IMF and also his job in tthe u.s obviously paying in u.s .. just to come and run for a seat his not even sure of and a small ec salary I think his doing it to help us not for greed. Just because skirret and his gung living of poor people that dosent mean everyone will be the same. Give them a try and we will find out

      • Anonymous
        August 9, 2013

        Talk to your parl rep about that?

      • August 9, 2013

        Then we vote them out :-D

  104. Wesleyman
    August 9, 2013

    Fresh blood,new ideas, that’s what is needed to help move the country along, we are tired of the same ole same ole,I read the rantings of Reginald Austrie last week and just knew at that moment that this is not the way to move on forward. coodoes to you Gentlemen, maybe after 30 years I can now be excited about the prospects for Dominica

  105. kathrine Joseph
    August 9, 2013

    ebehh all of you all are money hungry,you all are not there for the people you all are just the the ruling party,give the father you all vote note man he is the one that is providing for you, and see when you are in need not man.

    • Roseau
      August 9, 2013

      I hope you have said the same things to the people who are now in office and have become millionires in such a short space of time!!
      What is wrong with our small minded people??

  106. mike
    August 9, 2013

    educated people to lead us, lets compare to the labor party team

  107. Oh yes
    August 9, 2013

    I am ecstatic! These are two resourceful, brilliant and committed individuals who their constituents can depend on. I am proud, very proud indeed on their decision to be part of a party with a lot of potential both the individual and the country at large. I see hope for Dominica.

  108. jean T-savanne
    August 9, 2013

    Very good news indeed!Two good men.One my good friend and the other my former teacher at S.M.A. I’m sure you guys will bring an awful lot of experience and expertise to the U.W.P’S table.I personally endorse your candidacy!

  109. Neg Mawon
    August 9, 2013

    Way to go…Worker’s all the way!

  110. Honestly
    August 9, 2013

    I doesn’t rally for no party, I not into politics but any child could tell you, this country needs a change of government. We need a change. I say, let us give UWP a chance, see what happens. If it aint get better, we vote for the next party. It’s simple like that. We keep complaining and the solutions are simple. We giving the united “workers” a chance.

    • Reader
      August 9, 2013

      After 15 years of good governance under the DFP, we the people decided we needed a change. The consequences should be etched in our collective memories. So inept was the UWP, that after one term (four and a half years) they were dismissed. Do we really want to repeat that mistake?

    • Possi Born/ NYC
      August 9, 2013

      they had their chance at first shot when they took the reigns from freedom and they mess it up..

      • Channel 1
        August 9, 2013

        @Possi Born?NYC – Utter rubbish you talking!!! In the 2000 elections, didn’t the Labour party say to forget about the UWP’s performance but instead focus on corruption – a corruption lie which was maliciously and deliberately created by the Labour party.

        1. Is shame you haven’t got eh. Ask Dominica’s most backward thinking government ie the DLP why they could not challenge the UWP on performance matters in the 2000 elections.

        2. Ask Dominica’s most backward thinking government ie the DLP why they used the lie of corruption to deceive the nation in 2000….

  111. bigmack
    August 9, 2013

    Isaac! wrong move

    • CIA on the Watch
      August 9, 2013

      Go to hell, Go to hell, Go to hell, is none of your dam business to tell us what is right and wrong move.

    • Frank Talker
      August 9, 2013

      Isaac is a good guy, a friend of mine too, but I do not recommend he replaces Norris Prevost. Take a look back at the voting patterns. Who have Roseau people been voting for?

    • Big Teeth
      August 9, 2013

      Issac,

      Good move!

  112. Mamize
    August 9, 2013

    Well you getting my vote for sure.
    Nice to see knowledgeable persons who have the testicular fortitude to make decisions on their own, instead of following the instructions of one man, like a tebeah.

  113. woyyyyy
    August 9, 2013

    Something’s happening!!!!!!! Feeling inspired to vote for my first time :-D

  114. OOOOOOOOK
    August 9, 2013

    Here we go again….. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  115. Da
    August 9, 2013

    Now I see that Dominicans are finaly waking up and putting their future in their hands and not the hands of the selfish and laid-back politicians as we have seen for the past 13 years in DLP.
    Dominicans are putting the right people in place who will take our country back to the glory days of the 1980’s.
    With those two gentlemen, we are going on the right path to properity for all.
    On-ward-forward with the new force in Da politics.
    In the OECS, we have the smallest population (migration??) smallest budget, smallest tourist stay over,(no international airport??)highest unemployment rate, (bad Govenance for sure. It is time to vote them out because of their imcompetance.

    • Reader
      August 9, 2013

      Ummm … did I miss the memo? Your comment sounds like they have actually won the elections. Haha!

    • Possi Born/ NYC
      August 9, 2013

      we wake up long time when we vote uwp out of office,is you uwpites who need to wake up and smell the coffee..zor toe sort

  116. Massacre
    August 9, 2013

    This is great , great news coming out of the political arena this week.
    I know Issac personally since High School days and playing football too, and he will definitely make a good represntative for the Roseau area.
    Good luck to him.
    From what I have heard about Mr. Fontaine and as I heard him speak on the radio a few times I have no doubt that he will help bring Dominica in competitive state that it needs to be among its caribbean sister islands.
    Let’s start thinking Global to put Dominica on the international bussiness map.

  117. PetProjects
    August 9, 2013

    Finally a political topic :-P I have been patiently waiting ..WWWOORRRKKKEEERRRSSS!!!!
    Workers mean business come next Election.

    Something good is “happening” an it definitely aint in the Labour cabal camp. :-D

  118. August 9, 2013

    Yes, we are moving forward we need more of our brothers/sisters from the diaspora to come home and to help develope DOMINICA for our children and grand children it’s our responsibility to do all that we can so let’s support these men and others still to come.
    Congratulation gentlemen!

    • warma
      August 9, 2013

      This is one of the best comments i’ve seen so far. I am in the diaspora and I am also heavily leaning in the direction of moving back to DA to use what i’ve learnt, use my contacts, and emply my expertise in the fields of global trade in the food and beverage industry to use in DA. We have great potential, producing food for our own consumption as well as for export. I have many ideas that could be tested. I know methods and procedures in getting food into US, Canadian and European markets. These are skills I believe that can be used in DA. Too many times I hear officials telling farmers to pland plant plant but they’re not offering sufficient help in getting what’s planted to market. This is what i’m an expert at – trade, logistics, regulatory issues.

      • Loyal Dominican
        August 10, 2013

        Come home… We’re waiting for you… I wish all the high profile Dominicans out there would just seriously join hands, return to this sweet nation and move our beloved country forward!!!! I welcome you back home!!!!

      • August 10, 2013

        My friend, you have my thumbs up–this is the kind of attitude which I admire in people.

        We, Dominicans, need to stop the habit of talking so loud and saying nothing–such is what I am reading here from the majority.

        Those kinds of talks do nothing for the development of Dominica and the welfare of her people.

        Until we start thinking or being completely concerned about our survival, in Dominica–not about who is the Prime Minister, and so on and so forth nothing will happen for us, because we need to work as a team–both leaders and citizens–focused on victory for all; all for each and each for all!

      • afan
        August 11, 2013

        my only advice to you is to look at the technology you bring back and ensure that its the most suited for our situation, both from an economy of scale situation as well as the price of energy. take into consideration the fact that if you are going to be producing in dominica that you should focus on export as our critical mass is just too small. partnership is key as well, don’t try to do it on your own, rather look at collaborating. i myself am definitely going to return to try certain things, i think we have some great opportunities but we really need better governance and leadership.

  119. POSITIVE
    August 9, 2013

    AS FOR MR. FOUNTAIN NOW U WANT TO COME AND TOUCH BASE, BECASUE YOU FROM THE AREA YOU THINK PEOPLE WILL JUST JUMP ON THE BAND WAGON WITH YOU AND WORKERS. HAHAHA

    • Big Teeth
      August 9, 2013

      That’s one of those the Labour Party has brainwashed. A classic idiot!!!

    • Shameless
      August 9, 2013

      Calm down and focus on your study. Your daddy will still loose to Thompson even if he Thompson is not always in Grand Fond. Time to RECOGNIZE!!!!! :twisted:

      “Change Must Come”
      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  120. POSITIVE
    August 9, 2013

    WELL MR. ISAAC NOT MY VOTE AND THE SEVEN OTHERS AT MY HOME. YOU WILL HAVE TO WILL AND COME AGAIN. YOU OF ALL PEOPLE THEY GET FOR ROSEAU WHAT A LAUGH. WORKERS ALL U REALLY TRYING BUT TRY A LITTLE HARDER, DOH THINK BECAUSE THEY YOUNG ALL YOU GOING TO GAIN RESULTS

    • Anonymous
      August 9, 2013

      write proper english you are too negative give some one a chance

    • Woodfordhil
      August 9, 2013

      WHy do you say that? explain.

    • COUNTRY LOVER
      August 9, 2013

      Alas, poor pity after all those years with LABAR LABAR you still need adult education classes,my lady the word is “WHEEL” not WILL shame on your PM, he gave no justice to the dunce masses like you ALAS. follow Issac your spelling and grammar will improve.

    • UWP
      August 10, 2013

      bUT HE WILL GET MY EIGHT SO GUESS WHAT KEEP YOUR SEVEN

    • unknown
      August 12, 2013

      what is up with all this bad english .. come on .. you see how dominica is .. very uneducated . it hurts my eyes to read some comments ..

  121. mee1
    August 9, 2013

    once you all are not looking to get rich on the account of the poor people of Dominica, we welcome you in. We need peole who genuinely want to help people and the Island move forward and to take what the people say into consideration before they just do as they wish with the PEOPLE’s Island.

  122. real possie
    August 9, 2013

    Mr Fontaine we will not forget when dominica was in dire straits when u were asked to do what u could to help u said u would not leave your big money to come to da for peanuts now one man took the country from the grave u willing to come now but they will have a shocker for u.I would not mind at all but the thing i dont like bout u and most of uwpites is the fact that not one thing this government did u all could say that was a good move me myself if u do good i will say u did good no matter what colour u fly,for me dominica come 1st party come last.U raised hell and high water till mamo sat up in her grave about the passport issue now the eu,usa said its ok the lady still sitting up u never came back and say they saw no miss use of the passports.This one man came with China,Venezuela in his back pocket guess u will be coming with usa in your front pocket good luck to u.

    • Ambrose B
      August 9, 2013

      Real Possie, are we not in real dire straits in the worse possible now?? Wondering if you are living in Dominica and witnessing the social decay taking place even in Possie where you all are now in dispute for land issues, wake up my friend we cannot escape this men of honor are presenting themselves for office unlike the men of dishonor currently in office

      • real possie
        August 9, 2013

        Decay boss what part u mean up by Ross or by cabbrits or by the market boss we on a rise in time to come possie be ok i have qualm with who u all support all i know is when d day comes labor will still be there,let me put it in this term it have lady down and out she dirty dont have proper clothes rite no man checking her now paulkay pick her up she start looking good now all man behind her is the same thing with da,dem man stay da brought her back looking ok now i going to drop them man for the same ones that was passing her strait plz.Some people talk about rum shop talk i dont go into rum shop,fontain worked with the IMF at that time how is it he never said how bad it was at that time oh my bad it was milk and honey at that time it have some of dem on here deep into uwp like doc love this guy never have any thing good to say but he talked so much that he talked on his own self then they turn around and say people singing for super wich he knows if uwp wins he will be getting he’s kick backs but two thing u will not see one is literally one is figuratively,is that and God face.

    • Black Beauty
      August 9, 2013

      Aren’t idiots like you tired of repeating garbage o the net? Rum shop politics is one thing, but some of you lack substance and content and just run your traps and fingers with lies. Shut the hell up.

    • Curious2
      August 9, 2013

      So True. It have money in the Treasury now, so everybody gaining length on their hands/fingers to grab a hold of it. All of all you criticizing the man that gave us some stability, that remove us from the gutter,(even if he is not perfec, just like each and everyone of us) and now you all want to come and take the whole pie. Not like that that happening there nor, no way no how.

      • PetProjects
        August 9, 2013

        @Curious2 in what treasury it have money ??? 1 month ago they took a 750,000 usd loan to do clean up ,so they say …

        Am seeing all the signs of a Country Government living paycheck to paycheck from tax payers!

      • Truth be told
        August 9, 2013

        It have money in the Treasury now? You mean it have massive debt to repay now? And drugs, crime and social deprivation on a scale never before in Dominica history that some new government needs to fix now? Can Labour fix the problems that they have created?

      • Anonymous
        August 9, 2013

        If there is so much money in the treasury, how comes after 3 and a 1/2 years I still can’t get an increase in my salary as a qualified teacher?

      • Malgraysa
        August 10, 2013

        “If it have money in the treasury” as you say how come we have to take so many loans?

    • TED Lewis ( Posie)
      August 9, 2013

      @ real Posie,
      Have you ever said anything good about UWP on DNO. have you ever criticized any the DLP did . I have read most of your comments on several topics on DNO. and without you stating you from posie i could tell that you are POTO labor.

      You also spend most of your time defending the DLP and criticizing the UWP rather the being partial about the prevailing issues in Dominica.

      Tell me real posie are you satisfy with the level of job creation in Dominica( employment), the manufacturing sector, agricultural production, social safety nets ( are they properly executed and targeted), poverty levels, health care, tourism policy ( no international airport), drugs and crime, ( see how much Paro in posie and gangs just pass by the st.john’s school), Sports and youth development( 15 years and counting to light a park, we still have to find money to pay for light to play basket ball after 6pm , the amout and size of playing field in Dominica, one basket ball/ net ball court to serve Tee Bay ,Glanvillia , Portsmouth, Zicak, Chance, Lagoon, De la Rosin, Grange , Gutter, Cotten hill, Tan Tan, Tucarry, Cottage , Capauchin, Clifton).

      Are you satisfy with our land use policy ( which lands are earmarked for commercial, and residential purpose. what about this housing revolution- right now the man in ports mouth say he will take the money for the wooden and add to it to build a wall house. Yes just his step get damage when the government was doing the side walk now they giving him a new house.A man that can afford.Anyway if i talk more about that housing thing i will loose too much friend .

      look at the small business money, man get money to fix boat go SMX and waste the money the boat still purple turtle (may his sole rest in peace). some get for bar and chicken farm and cannot show nothing. thanks god my partner rescue the pavilion bar.
      Think I’ve just lost ten friends but country before friendship.

      Real poise look at these simple issues and tell me if the people of Dominica don’t have a right to ask for a change. Tell me one good reason why we had a decline in growth when our major trading partners is on a rebound and more so when most of our PSIP is funded through grant.

      I await your frank and impartial comment.

      • real possie
        August 9, 2013

        @ Ted i am no poto any thing and no am not satisfied with the level of jobs or any thing else for where we came from to now in these trying times i can say its ok for now,i criticize them because every thing this government do they always saying it not good from China to the rest,ok if its the ted i think it is imagin gerda telling u you never did any thing good in all the years she’s known you see my point.U could not have been reading all my post i hit Ian the most blows on here for the boats that was right outside his house for all these years,talk about the lady from wesley and how she need to be more up there than she is,see is the same thing who u want to pay for the lights the government rite they have to do every thing when will we wake up and do some thing for our self why cant we those that are away set up a fund to do that?i have no idea about man and house am sure where u at in Antigua there are a lot of unempolyed people there this economy braught the VI to its knee’s am sure theres some one in STT reading this know what am saying is true.U talk about man and boat who knows they wanted another boat for service he took the money thats on him ok what about the pickups they gave to them man say when they plant they would pay it back up till now them man use that to run woman not one box of fig made it to longhouse u say it with your own mouth they gave them money to start up they took it but those are the same people saying they have no jobs boss i went down to build for my mom when i check them boys around them man tell they buisy when i ask they tell them man not working no where i pass them man by the road sitting later in the night they telling me buy them drink.Just last wk i said i dont want labor to win all 21 seats i dont care who u are or what color u fly as long as u willing to do good for da i with u,hear me good the problem i have with them man is not every thing some one do is bad see e bor de e bor fontain was with the imf at the time he knows and to sit there and act like it was not so that is the thing that get me with those guys.Am saying to dominicans vote who u want in or out thats on u.

      • mouth of the north
        August 11, 2013

        I wonder who is Ted Lewis.Hope you are residing in Portsmouth presently and not in the United States running your mouth,since that is all you all do.Stay behind a computer overseas and type nonsense.You all hardly know what’s going on in Dominica but all you have all types of recommendations.You need to contribute to the development of Possie if you know so much…SHATE…..

    • COUNTRY LOVER
      August 9, 2013

      bad grammar go be friends with a dictionary student companion or something to much fragments, go read more book, become a lover of good books.

    • >>>>>>>>>
      August 10, 2013

      @ real possie Real possie you seem to be living on Mars, if not, maybe you are a living dead! It’s now Dominica is in Dire Straits, because of you and the gang of greedies,governing its affairs, that’s why Fontaine, the man of integrity and honesty will be the Parl Rep for GrandFond very soon. Hope you do not rupture a blood vessel. You thought corruption,laziness,arrogance,greediness, etc would be for ever?
      HOW LONG? NOT LONG!
      I LOVE YOU Dr Fontaine.

      • TED Lewis ( Posie)
        August 12, 2013

        @ mouth from the North .
        I am Ted Lewis, De larosin , lagoon. Graduated from PSS 1994. I did not married for green card so i don’t live in the states but in Antigua and Barbuda.

        The difference between you and I is that i use my right name on DNO because i know that i will never come here and say things that i cannot prove.

        I Guarantee you that i know more of what happening in Dominica than you. Try me.

        I have been making my contribution to Dominica from a very young age. Were you there when i was the youmgest person Among PAC ( Portsmouth awareness Committee) need i say more.Were you there when we (PAC) mix cement and build side walk in Portsmouth. Were you there when we(PAC) at Bazaar , promoting excurtions , keeping jam etc to raise funds to assist the church , poor house etc. Were you there when i use to clean the drain from by my yard all the way down to the sea most Saturdays. Were you there when we made numerous trips disposing garbage on MR Truck on community day of service. Were you there when Donald and i use to organize two dollars bread , a pack of cube cheese and a bucket of grapefruit to go cut PSS park with Cutlass so we can have a place to play. Were you there when while Mr. Alexis best principal of government school sent us with our uniforms to carry blocks from chambo to the school to build the net ball court. Do you know that i made the most trips and my name was mentioned in assembly.

        Were you there when at age 13 i went by Astaphans with all coins to buy shirts, print them for cloud Reckers fooltball team. Then on a weekly basis higher laywar to take us country side to play games. Organize teams to come Possie and play aginst US.

        I could go on and on my there. Remember i migrated at 16. So Watch your self when you speak to me about helping develop Posie. My heart and soul is with Dominica. I am a Trained and practicing Economist. Ian and Reggie are my good friends even though i am not a supporter of the DLP regime. We drink, lime chat and argue with each other. I gave them lots and lots of advice and ideas. its either they dont listen,my advice was not right , or timing for implementation not right i don’t know . i am not saying i have all the answers nor do i know .is either they don’t learn or don’t have the testicular fortitude to stand up in cabinet and demand from the government what is it the people of Portsmouth need to improve our social well being.
        I am sick and tired ox excuses , excuses, or the pm this and the pm that or the global recesion this or that. I am tired . I mean reggie going for a 4th term really , i mean really, . are you telling me that no one else can do the job like if reggie dead that’s it for lagoon. i mean give me a break people. Wake the hell up. we need new representation in the north.

        We want jobs , we want to be able to attract our professional back to Dominica. We have doctors ( Nick and kendal) , accountants( Diane wade and Shaboo) , Engineers( boogy , vandy etc), Telecommunication / mas communication ( Irvin , Eustace etc) Economist ( Ted Lewis). Those are few professional i know that would return to lagoon only if we had sustainable job that could pay us decent wages .

    • unknown
      August 12, 2013

      @real possie .. did you do english in school ? like really ? it hurts my head and IQ trying to understand you . are you taking something while u typing ? dominica have too many people who just scream labour but when comes to facts they type a set of rubbish just like u real possie .

  123. %
    August 9, 2013

    I had already have great respect for Dr Fontaine my schoolmate, but I listened to Mr Isaac on Sunday on the WORLD FAMOUS PROGRAMME,”Between You and Me” and again on Thursday on “The Hot Seat” “Matt in the Morning”, and I can only hope that Skerrit listened, because he could have learnt a lot from this brilliant young man WHO HAS NO DIMPLES.
    This is the type of politician I would vote for, and go on the ground and encourage people to vote for. He did not only impress me academically, but he impressed me by empathizing the need for honest people with integrity to take over the mantle of leadership of this impoverished country.
    Gentlemen I am 1000 000 000 000 000% with you all. It is time that the electorate kick out this LAZY, GREEDY, INCOMPETENT, CORRUPT AND INSULTIVE gang of leaders out of office, and replace them with men/women with a vision of what it takes to get us out of this vicious cycle of poverty, underdevelopment and corruption in which we are in.
    I LOVE YOU ALL, AND I AM ON BOARD.!!!!!

    • Reader
      August 9, 2013

      Mr/Ms. %, it sounds to me like the Mr. Isaac did not have to do much to impress you … you sound like your opinion was long formed. I am with the DLP all the way and will commit my resources (even if is $1) to their reelection campaign.

    • POSITIVE
      August 9, 2013

      he still will not get my vote in roseau. allo all the way

      • TULULA
        August 9, 2013

        Name one thing “allo” has done to improve your life i can bet my last dollar you still making doo-doo in a bucket and throwing it a Roseau river, r u working? or ru on welfare/red clinic, answer or shut your “allo” self up,oops maybe you are one of the “KNEE SOLIDERS”

    • %
      August 9, 2013

      emphasizing.

  124. August 9, 2013

    We eager for new leaders positive ideas new plan good vision
    put Dominicans back to work.

  125. Dominican by birth
    August 9, 2013

    You both got my FULL support…time for change

    • Possi Born/ NYC
      August 9, 2013

      change from what? frying pan to fire? The worse time Dominicans had was when the same UWP ask for change and got it and in less than 5 yrs Dominica got worse than when we ask for change..Dominicans don’t forget the change EDDISON JAMES ask for,instead you got shortchange

  126. Anonymous
    August 9, 2013

    wonderful. the ball is rolling!!!!

  127. Bravo
    August 9, 2013

    Wow! Fresh faces, new and innovative ideas. Dominica needs brave men like you all who are willing to stand against the cabal. We need more young men like you. When you win please do not get tempted to get wealthy overnight and form a corrupt regime as a result. Best of luck. You will be in my prayers.

  128. Truth be told
    August 9, 2013

    The loss of the Honourable Norris Prevost in Dominican politics is a major blow to the political development of Dominica.

    • I'm Just Saying
      August 9, 2013

      Nothing wrong with Norris Prevost. In fact, I salute him and all he has done to represent in his constituency. But it’s time to give young men and women a chance.

    • %
      August 9, 2013

      Indeed! I have a deep sense of admiration for the man’s brilliance and ability to think.
      If only our Dominican voters knew better!!!!!!

    • August 11, 2013

      He’s not going any where he will be still in the thick of things his knowledge is needed for the party to keep moving forward so dont give up on Mr.Prevost or Mr.James these are two very highly educated men in politic .

  129. I say so
    August 9, 2013

    Why don’t i trust Dominica politicians? Wished someone could answer that question. They all seem to want to be like the other “guy.” ‘My chance to get rich.” We must serve our country and people because we care about both. Not serve self.

  130. Marcus Hill
    August 9, 2013

    Now that is very good news! Three high quality candidates in three easily winnable constituency for the UWP! Now that will force Labour to make changes to candidates in Marigot Roseau Central and Grand Fond.

    So UWP leads and Labour is now forced to follow in the area of candidate selection. A very encouraging start!

  131. well
    August 9, 2013

    That’s good news, not only for the UWP but for the political environment in the country as well. At least even if the DLP wins the next election, we can look forward to a healthy opposition in the house. In the unlikely event that the UWP wins, then there will be a few level headed and mature ppl in the government as compared to their fist time around. I am looking at this from a neutral point of view. I am still wondering if any of these two parties can convince me to vote them. I am registered for voting but mine is an undecided vote still.

  132. Hold Dem
    August 9, 2013

    Eh ben look it!!

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