SKerrit calls on police, supporters for restraint ahead of civil disobedience campaign

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on the police to be in a “restraint manner” and his supporters to avoid any argument with the opposition as they prepare to stage a campaign of civil disobedience at various locations across the island, beginning today at 3:00 p.m.

The prime minister was speaking at the launching ceremony of Roseau Valley candidate Dr. Irving McIntyre in Trafalgar on Sunday.

“There will be attempts by the opposition to engage you in confrontation. Let us walk away,” he urged. “There is no need for us to engage with anyone in any confrontation. We have been and will continue to be a party of peace and love.”

He continued, “Do not engage in any argument. If you cannot discuss with somebody walk away and go home and sleep.”

The Prime Minister further stated that while he does not get involved in the management of the police force, he is urging the police to be in, “a restraint manner because there will be attempts to create mayhem in our country looking for bloodshed.”

“I do not want [that] kind of bloodshed in our country,” Skerrit remarked.

He added, “We are focusing on building lives and rebuilding a new Dominica. That is our preoccupation. Let the opposition engage themselves in their evil acts, their acts of destruction. That is all they can do.”

Meantime Opposition leader Linton has accused the “Skerrit-controlled media houses and operatives” of “deliberately and maliciously” misinterpreting his call for civil disobedience, for accountability of State funds and the missing $1.2 billion.

He explained that civil disobedience is an internationally accepted form of protest action practised in democracies to express dissatisfaction with the leadership conduct of democratically-elected governments.

“It is a peaceful demonstration of the people’s will to demand answers to the legitimate concerns of the people,” Linton said. “It has nothing to with vandalism, destruction, violence, destruction of people’s property, harming people in any way, shape or form. The classic characterization of civil disobedience has  non-violence and peace as the under-girding of that definition.”

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57 Comments

  1. Curious George
    October 4, 2019

    Dominica they have all forgotten the national anthem a melody is to sign along. For red and blue crips and bloods real gangbangers’.

  2. Lin clown
    October 2, 2019

    Typical UWP LIARS.Dr.the RT.HON.PRIME MINISTER,ROOSEVELT SKERRIT,prevented a BLOODBATH at PAGUA in 2005 when UWP blocked the road.A lot of you IDIOTIC UWP are standing because of the PEACEFUL nature of Skerrit.UWP is a party of WAR and I believe in fighting FIRE with FIRE.But we will listen to and obey our LEADER.But for how long.We have not forgotten the $ 150,000 damage done to DR.FERREIRA building.

    • awa wi
      October 3, 2019

      nonsense. The people never just rise up out of malice. there is always something that triggers their dis contention. Basically you are saying the dictator skerrit had mercy on them.

    • Casio
      October 3, 2019

      the cool out Ferriera got will pay for fix it. alllll those haitians he have working on it will do a good job.

  3. Lin clown
    October 2, 2019

    I am having a problem with my Prime Minister.He must understand UWP is a party of WAR.We must defend our NEW DOMINICA by fighting.That is the ONLY THING UWP UNDERSTAND.I am totally against the PM that is a sign of we WEAKNESS.We have to DEFEND our country from these LAZY,LYING,CROOKS and TRAITORS.

  4. Looking
    October 1, 2019

    The honorable PM is a brilliant strategist. He knows how to talk to his base, he knows how weak and vulnerable they are just like a woman in an abusive relationship. He says jump, they jump, he says sleep, they sleep. Poor souls

    • Man bites dogs
      October 1, 2019

      @looking, If that is what you think my man or woman you must be a bloody ahole, Pm Skerrit can say restraint ourselves but if anyone found vanderlizeing our business and properties we worked very hard for rest ashore they will not tomorrow guarantee!!

      • RandyX
        October 2, 2019

        Again I have to tell you that the only ahole I see is you… and a pretty big one at that! You have drunk so much of that mans red cool aid that you are delirious and I mean totally out of it!!
        I pity individuals like you, like a little puppy dog wagging its tail…

  5. Shaka zulu
    October 1, 2019

    Now we all know who was causing trouble at last rally in Roseau where labour party supporters property were vandalized. Last time there was talk of coup because labour operatives on the advice of the PM was used to make trouble so lennox linton could be blamed and arrested. Today we see he told them to stay home and told the police to ease up and tve march went on without issues. So it is clear who the troublemakers are. The labour operatives and police who take orders from the donkey.

    • %
      October 1, 2019

      I am shaking your hands.Workers supporters are always peaceful people!!! .
      Truth crushed to earth will rise again!!!
      Whey is di money?
      Whey is di money?
      Whey is di money?

  6. Casio
    October 1, 2019

    All of a sudden he about peace and love. Same man that urging his supporters to go in the faces of the uwp supporters and point and call them traitors. Same man that urges his supporters to dash the representatives of the uwp with hot water when they come to their door steps. Clearly he knows not the meaning of CIVIL disobedience because he is on here talking about bloodshed. Sensationalist he is. Likes to prey on the emotions of the dumb and those who care not to know more about themselves or their country (Ignorant).

  7. LifeandDeath
    October 1, 2019

    Skerrit is a sick individual. As a Prime Minister he touts division in his utterances of “Us vs.Them” what a shame!!..

    Isn’t he supposed to be Prime Minister for all?

  8. BIG BROTHER?
    October 1, 2019
    • Nadine
      October 1, 2019

      Nice topic:
      “China sinks its claws into cash-strapped countries, and they won’t be letting go any time soon…”

  9. viewsexpressed
    October 1, 2019

    Skerrit first said this: 1. “Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on the police to be in a “restraint manner” and his supporters to avoid any argument with the opposition as they prepare to stage a campaign of civil disobedience all over Dominica beginning today at 3:00 p.m.”….and secondly said this:
    2. “There will be attempts by the opposition to engage you in confrontation. Let us walk away,” he urged. “There is no need for us to engage with anyone in any confrontation. We have been and will continue to be a party or peace and love.” Please ignore Skerrit as he went on further to say this, known as an Oxymoron: There will be attempts by the opposition to engage you in confrontation. Let us walk away,” he urged. “There is no need for us to engage with anyone in any confrontation. We have been and will continue to be a party or peace and love.”.Skerrit is panicking.
    Whatever he and failed labour scouts says, the UWP will remain strong, focussed on the big issue/agenda…

  10. Dastrong
    October 1, 2019

    That’s all the tactic you can use to win an election? It will not work. Your evil deeds are all in the open and it will soon catch up with you.

    • viewsexpressed
      October 1, 2019

      Dastrong, you are so right and we are in with you as you address failed Skerrit as: “That’s all the tactic you can use to win an election? For 19 years this man has been in power and someone please tell me what is it that this immature, failed Skerrit has meaningfully done for the people of Dominica that we can stand up and say, “Yessssss. But it is not possible, because he has been to busy with dubious activities that we refer to as the Bin Bobol, the Fertilizer Bobol, the insulting Red Clinic, abusing our mothers and parents who are poor to come to you upstairs to receive cash. This is a damn shame from a man who holds the office of Prime (Odd) Minister reducing our parents, especially mothers to the level of begging. This Skerrit, I have said, knows nothing of Socio-economic development, has ruined our Dominica and its pe ple from earning a decent weeks wage to take care of family. Skerrit created his own Welfare office and , ignored the decent Officers at the Welfare Division.

  11. TJ
    October 1, 2019

    The dilution of the P.M. forgetting his charge to his followers. Insult the opposition at funeral services etc. Now that his Waterloo is at hand he dares to call for togetherness. Inspite of poor leadership he must go.

  12. Zammm
    September 30, 2019

    Hellllllllooooo Pm skerritt.. Man answer the question about the billions… Telll the people about their money….
    You are ducking the question by talking crap about uwp.. Mr Pm is the labour party about peace n love? Wow…
    You Saud that uwp only engage in evil deeds, what an act of malice n deciet…
    What an ugly web is weaved when one first starts to deceive.
    Uwp is the party doing the right thing….
    Mr Pm stop using God name in vain cause right now the same God is turning things around.
    Labour is a hypocritical, wicked, two face, ungodly n unruly party based on their report card thus far..
    Why don’t those pastors n priests in Dominica pray for the conversion n repentance of this ungodly labour party..
    Breaking commandment upon commandment.
    Time for God to take back his country from Skerritt n labour…

  13. Peter Thomas
    September 30, 2019

    Your dam blasted liar as you are are the most disrespectful leader That ever rule Dominica now you wanna come talk about piece

  14. Bwa-Banday
    September 30, 2019

    8) 8) 8) you closely Dr Dr. Trying to sound nice to gain sympathy at this critical juncture or you smell the inevitable? We DO NOT WANT NICENESS NOW. What we want immediately are;
    1. Electoral reform as recommended by the Joint Mission
    2. Our 1.2 Billion $$ and all other monies allegedly missing from the treasury.

    Don’t forget you confirmed that the 1.2 Billion $$ would have made the budget even more if the money had gone into the treasury. NO slack for you. Keep your sympathy for yourself.

  15. Dominican
    September 30, 2019

    If the pages were turned and Linton was PM with $1.2B unaccounted for and questions unanswered, then there would be riot from the Labour Party and supporters. We know that for sure because that’s their nature, hence the reason why they are expecting bloodshed in Dominica. We know better than that Mr. PM and you should stop misleading your ignorant supporters who believe everything uttered from your mouth. We love our country too much to resort to violence.

  16. Primitive Labourites
    September 30, 2019

    Restraint for what? Didn’t you hear it was going to be a peaceful protest? Stupes. Then again you may have a point. You do have some ignorant supporters. They behave like cavemen.

  17. %
    September 30, 2019

    Skerrit stop the lies…You could not stop the peaceful protest at all. Secondly you are fully aware that the outside world is looking at you. This has you shaking in your pants.
    Your false God!
    We want our money!!
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

  18. %
    September 30, 2019

    Just coming from this wonderful event, in which Skerrit was asked to account for OUR $1.291 billion dollars, and the call was made to the independent Electoral Commission for cleansing of the voter’s list and the issuance of ID card for voting. Good turn out ..This evil regime needs to be exposed for what it is ..!!!
    Really encouraging.
    Love you patriot Linton!!
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

  19. Ibo France
    September 30, 2019

    The Dominican Police Force is an extension of Skerrit’s Cabinet. There is a lapdog of the administration at top. Imagine these wicked people teargassed women and babies engaged in a peaceful protest. Aimed the canisters of teargas directly at the protesters. This was done by the police to please an audience of one man. Extreme callousness.

  20. ?????????????
    September 30, 2019

    Hello Everyone. Did LL or his supporters pay into the Treasury 1.2 B dollars? I am at a loss! What money they looking for. Is it what was collected for their leader? I am at a loss! Can someone present me with the receipt that was given by the Treasury to those who paid? I am at a great loss! Did LL pay into the Treasury any monies he collected on behalf of Dominica? I am lost – confused! What money they speaking about!

    • the same money
      October 1, 2019

      The same money the finance minister said if it was included in the budget, it (the budget) would be 2.2 billion dollars. Sa kawy may shas tay :mrgreen:

    • Ibo France
      October 2, 2019

      You are just a diehard, cult-like supporter of a most corrupt regime and a most egotistical and dishonest misleader. This government take public information and makes it a Cabinet secret to be highly protected. Go and detox yourself from the potent Red KoolAid you have been drinking for far too long.

  21. JAH KAL
    September 30, 2019

    Skerrit u look worried the end is near today is just the beginning plenty more to come u must go.

  22. Langue sal
    September 30, 2019

    Yes we’ll tell us where de money gone
    You believe Dominica is yours after you raise up poor
    Time to go be excused skrit and when you living take your hand bag with you

  23. LifeandDeath
    September 30, 2019

    two-tongued snake!!..Didn’t he tell them that when they meet the opposition go in their face and call them traitor?
    ..and when they come on “Skerrit” step tell the move before they get doused with Glo Cho!!?..
    Skerrit should be ashamed of his utterances instead of now trying to apear to take the high road..”Party of Peace” bull !!
    I am certain that any sensible Dominican would not be twisted and turned by a malicious Liar such as this Skerrit!!

  24. Ibo France
    September 30, 2019

    Great non-violent strategy to force the most corrupt and dishonest regime in the Caribbean to cough up the missing CBI, PetroCaribe and Kalinago monies. This a regime that would not recognize the truth even it smacks them in their faces.

  25. The obedient helicopter
    September 30, 2019

    Boy Skerrit, I posting on 9/30’/2019 at 5:33pm and based on the amount of people present on a Monday afternoon to ask you where our $1.2 billion dollars gone, I have no doubt that you Roosevelt is left with no choice but to either resign now or face the music because the people of Dominica are ready. By now I urge you to call a helicopter to come pick you up in secret, so that you could escape for now, the wrath to come you way

  26. Gouvelma
    September 30, 2019

    Skerro you are just a frightened little boy. There is not going to be any violence, destruction not harm to any one. Your
    subtle way of instructing and engaging the police to do tour biddings have been spotted. There will be no attempt by the opposition it engage in confrontation. That is a quality reserved for labor supporters. They cannot engage in meaningful quiet dialogue. What we will be doing is converting the labor supporters we come across. I assure you that by tomoorw some who were washed in oucou will be cleansing themselves in the Roseau river. It is sad tgat after you have tried so had to denegrade Linton that he has to define civil disobedience to you. Shame! We are the lovers of Dominica. We will not destroy it. You and your party have done enough to wipe it off the earth surface. Have no fear. We will rebuild it.. The people want change and we shall have it.

  27. AA
    September 30, 2019

    Look whose talking. Get help my friend

  28. Man bites dogs
    September 30, 2019

    Mr Skerrit, I have said many times before we need water cannons, rubber bullets, pepper spray should be handed to the police in times like this, Civil Disobedience should not be taken lightly especially when you have a madman acting like a so-called political leader anytime anything could happen do not sleep walk into a sycophantic way.

    • My Bad
      October 1, 2019

      @man bite dog Be careful you don’t get what you asking for. You asking for Skerrit to attack us with rubber bullites and all the rest just for asking him for our money; but I pray God that yours is not the real thing for crimes

      • Man bites dogs
        October 3, 2019

        My Bad, what our money you on about? Did Mr Skerrit, took your money, did you pay any money in Dominica taxes who ever you are get yourself back to hell 👹

    • viewsexpressed
      October 3, 2019

      Mr. Woof Man Bites Dogs, you barked this nasty inhuman words: “Civil Disobedience should not be taken lightly especially when you have a madman acting like a so-called….You know who in government who has failed us and has been engaged using our Government/States resources in the following: 1) Bin Bobol, 2) Fertilizer Bobol 3) Red Clinic Bobol, 4) the misuse of states resources. So Man Bites Dogs, your failed leader has a track record as long as the Layou River which flows at the Financial Centre with a high level of well known corruption/Bobol and possibly a weird character named “Man Bites Dogs”, who will defend corruption with his barking of a Dog, the reason why this is and will be his name “Man Bites Dogs”, for life. Woof.
      This Labour government has been a failure under this failed immature Skerrit where we have seen and witnessed our agricultural production diminished before us. Our farmers are suffering while the people are asking for our millions. Labour incompetent,…

  29. St. Joe
    September 30, 2019

    This man Lenox Lenton doesn’t know whether is night or day. Lennox your convenient amnesia has owned you a place in Dominica history as the most unstable and uneducated opposition leader. You clearly gave detail instructions on the steps you would utilized. Now you get cornered you are blasting and blaming everyone for your irresponsible behavior. Your behavior is typical of …… who doesn’t know what is the difference from right to wrong! Over and over the PM is outmaneuver you . Please use your medication regularly, because, you have not touched on the issues you are so passionate about. Poor Pity % the media put it in my mouth!

    • viewsexpressed
      October 2, 2019

      St. Joe, can you tell us the pubic, the evidence that The Right Hon Lennox Linton is, “the most unstable and uneducated opposition leader.”
      Please define that and prove it. With whatever education u have St. Joe, please tell us of you own credentials by telling us where you have worked, the competencies that you have, what have you done to make a difference in Dominica rather than engaging in lies, beff and gossip. St. Joe, your thoughts are reprehensible and despicable.
      Hon. Linton lived and worked as an exceptional professional and analysts in Barbados and Antigua. Mr. St. Joe, what are your qualifications? What have you done lately. Here is an assignment for you. Give a prepared scholastic Brief, qualified educational, academic qualification of so called Roosevelt Skerrit. We`re waiting. Tell us, apart from being this failed immature Prime (Odd) Minister what are Skerrits international work background. We already know of the Bin & Fertlizer Bobols & Red Clinic abusive Scam.

  30. St. Joe
    September 30, 2019

    This man Lenox Lenton doesn’t know whether is night or day. Lennox your convenient amnesia has owned you a place in Dominica history as the most unstable and uneducated opposition leader. You clearly gave detail instructions on the steps you would utilizing. Now you get cornered you are blasting and blaming everyone for your irresponsible behavior. Your behavior is typical of …… who doesn’t know what is the difference from wrong to right! Over and over the PM is outmaneuver you . Please use your medication regularly, because, you have not touched on the issues you are so passionate about. Poor Pity % the media put it in my mouth!

    • viewsexpressed
      October 2, 2019

      St. Joe, with your ill-informed message and conclusion of a person you may not know, please stop presenting yourself as this ignoramous political clown, talking and attacking Hon. Linton because you know damn well that your failed, incompetent Skerrit is not of the same intellectual as Hon.Linton who has worked well in two Caribbean islands for years, a feat that Skerrit will never attain because hid blind followers like yourself are a bunch of jokers and your aim, only aim is to keep this failed questionable Skerrit in office even if you all know damn well that Skerrit has been a failure over the past 19 years where he and his failed Labour government has reduced our people to beggars, poverty, starvation and poor health and care living where our families now suffer and our son of the soil Dr.IP, only specialist, not allowed to practice and work at our hospital. UWP Yes
      Skerrit has failed with the Bin Bobol, Fertilizer Bobo, Red Clinic Bobol etc.
      We welcome Hon Linton & UWP Team.

    • viewsexpressed
      October 3, 2019

      Hon Linton and his well disciplined UWP Team is well positioned to return good governance, discipline in government, transparency in government and will never engaged in any form of corruption. So the this failed highly corrupted Labour government and it`s leaders must first go clean up their dirty political house an backyard. St. Joe, let us remind you of your tasks where yo are possible able to help clean up your dirty failed Labour government with its immature Prime (Odd) Minister who has failed us and the economy of our Dominica. We need to know from you that after 19years where is the progress and development as taken place? May we remind you of the Labour government corruption Bobols: The list of corruption is sicking:- 1. Bin Bobol, 2. Fertlizer Bobol, Red Clinic money. This is the misuse of our tax money that this failed corrupt Labour government abused our States money under this failed immature, incompetent Prime Minister. Shame on Skerrit and his failed Labour government.

  31. Casio
    September 30, 2019

    why is he trying to give the impressions that UWP supporters, supporters of justice and good governance and the supporters who are concerned citizens are protesting seeking bloodshed. Look at the demographics of the protesters from the past protests. People like our mothers and fathers that there. Retirees mostly. Good and decent people who are standing up for their rights. But the PM wants to make it seem like it is a violent mob of people set out to do hard. Stop trying to play on the emotions of the people mr PM. Stop trying to make it seem like you are most peaceful and the other set is an aggressive bunch when the people have been very very patient with you and your blatant disrespect. Answer the people about the money. make way for a fair and free election without having to bribe and treat or use the names of dead or absent voters. This can be assured with the issuance of the voter id cards. That is all the nation wants.

  32. Shaka zulu
    September 30, 2019

    Skerrit is a product of the devil. Look at the face above. Lust for power will be your demise. A man eye is the window to his soul and the only thing missing above is horns a pitch fork and a long snake tounge. Your eyes says it all. This guy skerrit is the worst thing that ever happened to Dominica. The police has to respect population right to protest and should not be thier to fight them but to ensure they excersise thier right.

  33. Real Dominican
    September 30, 2019

    First, it was where ever you meet them, in funerals, air plane, shops… call them traitors.

    Then, ” throw hot water on them”.

    Now, exercise constraint don’t argue with them.

    Wow, you getting better!

    Be sure, Roosvelt Skerrit, your days are numbered as PM.

    You are Rich, very rich, extremely rich. Your money will be of no good to you when it is all over.

    “Member me tel u dat”

  34. Kalinago Justice
    September 30, 2019

    :?: The one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake is running scared, he’s cornered!!!

  35. Love
    September 30, 2019

    There’s so much of a big contrast between these two political leaders. The ruling and dully elected party is calling for restrain and peace while the other leader is calling for mayhem and disorder. It’s a bloody shame to see the PM could flex his muscles and even have them arrested, instead he is displaying true of love, peace and unity. This seems to be the HUMBLE dose that PM Skerrit is taking now. I admire someone of that caliber. What a gracious soul, kill them with LOVE.

    • Kee Sa
      October 1, 2019

      anyways i find you well wicked we. one leader called for “mayhem”? ma gway sa!!

  36. dissident
    September 30, 2019

    skerrit, we are not going to have confrontation with DLP
    get de facts straight……de issues are electoral reform and where our $1.2 billion is located…..what did you do with it
    nobody doh going in anybody face boss
    our videos and pictures will show de world de truth of our actions
    de opposition mention de word ‘peaceful’ even more than you mention lennox linton on your political platform

  37. Imsomnia
    September 30, 2019

    The pastors clsoe to skerrit must warn him to stop desecrating and to stop allowing dominicans to desecrate the lords day every Sunday like that.

  38. Workers of Iniquity
    September 30, 2019

    But Skerrit since when Dominicans going to sleep at 4:30Pm? As far as Mr Linton said I know we will be making three delivery stops from 3:30PM and by 5PM everything should be over. So I guess you must have paid your employees to start their war when people are supposed to be sleeping so you could blame it on our peaceful express delivery service? I can read between the lines and I hope DNO posts my comments early enough so that by the time you send your workers to do your bidding readers will see you were already exposed.

  39. dhestinii
    September 30, 2019

    “The Prime Minister further stated that while he does not get involved in the management of the police force…” :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    That’s all ill say on that matter *walks away*

    • %
      October 1, 2019

      I took note of that too.
      I laughed!
      Whey is di money?
      Whey is di money?
      Whey is di money,?

  40. yes sah!!!
    September 30, 2019

    one week is throw hot water …next week is no more political tribalism …this week is this!!!!

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