Skerrit concerned about cost, to the country, of UWP election petitions

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. File photo

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has indicated that the court challenge which the opposition has filed against the results of the 2019 general elections, could cost the DLP government about $2.5 million in court fees. He said the court proceedings will be a distraction to development efforts in the country and a burden on the treasury.

The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has filed ten election petitions challenging the results in the constituencies of St. Joseph, Mahaut, Morne Jaune, La Plaine, Castle Bruce, Salybia, Roseau Valley, Roseau Central, Roseau South and Wesley.

The UWP’s challenge is based on the party’s belief that there were numerous voting irregularities during the 2019 general elections in Dominica and consequently, the party insists that the elections were not free and fair.

However, Skerrit said recently called on the “proud citizens” of this country to condemn the decision by the opposition.

According to him, depending on how far the cases go, it is estimated that this will cost the government about $2.5 million in court fees.

“There have been 10 petitions filed in the courts of Dominica challenging election results in 10 constituencies in Dominica. That is part of the democratic process and I respect that, but I would have thought that we would have put the election results behind us, put the election campaign at the back of us and focus on the development of Dominica,” he remarked.

The prime minister added, “Now we have to be distracted with engaging lawyers…all sorts of vexatious and sensational matters that we have to spend time reading instead of focusing on the reclassification exercise within the public service to give public servants a better deal, instead of focusing on the international airport and the construction of the cruise village and the new cruise port, instead of focusing on the modernization of agriculture and even with regard to the electoral reform agenda.”

Skerrit explained that while the labour party has engaged its own lawyers, “the ten colleagues of mine, their legal fees won’t be paid by the treasury, but there are other people who are officers of the public service who have to be represented and paid for by the treasury of Dominica.”

“For anybody to want to question the results of elections in Dominica when everybody, including the Organization of the American States [OAS] who had the original intention to declare the election to be not to be free and fair, tell you that you cannot get as free and fair elections like what happened on December 6th that happened in Dominica anywhere else in the world,” Skerrit remarked.

Skerrit said he hopes that everyone would all join hands in this country to help build a dynamic and just Dominica.

“And if we say that we are all committed to Dominica, then what all the fighting is about?” he asked. “The elections should be really one day and we use the rest of the five years to work together to build Dominica.”

He added, “In the next few weeks I must find $18 million to send to the schools in America and the University of the West Indies to pay for our students studying and if I have a legal obligation in the courts that I must pay this and I must pay that, then I have to focus on this.” he stressed.

The general election was held on Friday 6th, December 2019, with the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) obtaining a landslide victory with 18 seats out of 21 while the UWP secured the remaining 3.

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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 16, 2020

    “I hope that the UWP knows that they have to go for the win of this court case–I am saying that they cannot afford to lose.”(Elizabeth).

    Food for your thought Elizabeth!

    Have you ever wondered; how could it be  that Roosevelt and associates declared that they won the election, while people were still at the polling stations voting?

    Have you ever wondered that the ballet boxes from which the ballets were counted were not the legitimate ballet boxes?

    Where is your conscience lady false christian, you hypocrite?

    A certain thief stole the election; that is the funeral of those of you who supports him; because the man is politically bankrupt; there is nothing he can do to bring about any economic progress to Dominica; our nation under that Mr. Thief is doomed!

    That Mr. Thief cannot sell enough passports to keep the economy of the country from collapsing, and your whitewash prayers cannot help Mr. Ali Baba that damn thief eh!


    No name no…

    • Pipo
      January 17, 2020

      Well Francisco, if they are ballet boxes I am not surprised are you? They normally carry shoes so that could make sense after all.m

  2. Ripe patat
    January 16, 2020

    Skerrit just blatantly disrespecting our intelligence now :lol: Was able to blame riots on the opposition, able to blame his corrupt dealings with diplomats on the opposition and now trying to blame his corruption on the opposition. Worst thing is, you all allow him to treat you like idiots. The psych degree working for him

  3. TeteMorne I From
    January 16, 2020

    Hey Dude, hey dear Leader, hey Skerrit! You are able to afford the court fees. pay for it dammit! You whining because FINALLY you are to spend money on something important, but when you spent money on Donnie M, Shirley C,m et al, you had nothing to say? Up to this present day, you have yet to tell Dominicans where or what you did with the 1.02 billion, but now your crying? pull up your pants like a big boy, go to curt and FACE de questions you need to answer.

    I cannot understand how the sheep who follow and voted for you are so blind, You are like a caterpillar: one day, you will compete your metamorphosis and emerge a FULL BLOWN COMMUNIST LEADER. This former Laborite, now sees blue! I will never go back. Start saving de rest of de money and prepare to go to court. You think you’d get away with it? Hopefully, you’ll go into hiding or leave Dominica when a bonfire will blaze up your arse!! 99 days for the thief and ONE day for de police. SACRE …..!!!!!

  4. AP George
    January 15, 2020

    Remember Skerrit majored in Psychology when he attended college in the U.S…. so he has been well poised to con the fools who voted for him.
    These utterances by Skerrit is a warning to those who can discern… he will blame the UWP for not honoring his (and DLP’s) empty promises to Dominica. When the next election comes, DLP will convince foolish Dominicans that the government had to give undivided attention to defending the UWP’s ‘frivolous’ lawsuit(s) – as a result they (DLP) could not accomplish anything.
    When something benefits him, Skerrit has no problem digging into the Treasury to pay for it… like the elaborate and exorbitant election campaigns, airline tickets for his supporters, extravagant entertainment parties and such.
    He knows how to play the victim card and let the populace take the fall. Skerrit is a master con-man, but one whose days are numbered. UWP and sensible Dominicans should not let up on the pressure! The ‘Where de money?’ campaign should go on!

  5. Shaka zulu
    January 15, 2020

    I am happy to see your response. I agree 100% with what you put above. Government is not supposed to do any of that. We on same page. Here is the question. How government is supposed to work and how it is actually working is two different things. When last did you see an audit that was accurate? When last did the public see a report on revenue collected by Treasury and where spent? When last did you see a report and Audit on revenue collected from the country main revenue stream, number of people selling passports, number actually sold, their fee and government portion recieved? There is something called trust but verify. In our gov case we verify cause there is no trust. How we do that? Request regular audits and reports and ask questions demand answers. Is that the reason why all CBI funds go into a separate account and not treasury? So that it can skirt gov oversight and certain people can do with it as they please? Money flying all over. Labour party seems more wealthy than gov.

  6. Casio
    January 15, 2020

    i cheated and the results show i win. do not question how or why i won. the results showed i won. leave it so. do not question my tactics and motives. I won and i won. how i won is not your business. even OAS, foreigners who only stood only at the stations and didnt even know what they were looking at apart from people casting ballots without incidents said i won. so stop making fools of yourselves, doesnt matter if i cheated, if i lied, if i bribed and treated. The point is i won. now stop making the country look bad.

    • Casio
      January 15, 2020

      Read this in your Skerrit voice.

    • Patriot
      January 15, 2020

      Sir you are a liar and a thief. However, the saddest part is that you have blinded the eyes of poor people with your bribes and lies. You sir, are the devil in human form. May God have mercy on your soul.

  7. Ibo France
    January 15, 2020

    Does anyone take this dishonest, corrupt clown serious anymore? This is man who has hired a high-priced lawyer from Trinidad to persecute (not prosecute) Mr. Linton and others on trumped up charges. He is depleting the government coffers with the Salisbury court cases. The Red Clinic has promoted laziness and dependency yet he continues to use it to buy glory for himself. That money could have been better used to benefit the country in a more profound way. Crazy talk!

  8. viewsexpressed
    January 15, 2020

    “Comical Talk” “Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has indicated that the court challenge which the opposition has filed against the results of the 2019 general elections, could cost the DLP government about $2.5 million in court fees. He said the court proceedings will be a distraction to development efforts in the country and a burden on the treasury.”
    Clown says: “The could cost the DLP government about $2.5 million in court fees. Skerrit”. If you as leader and your failed corrupt Labour party had any decency in politics, sound DLP decent leadership, transparency, etc then this failed government would not be in the situation they are in now.
    Our Dominica comes first and this Labour government has failed us the people of Dominica under this failed immature Skerrit.

    • Casio
      January 15, 2020

      CBI will pay for it, like everything else.

  9. Own Mind
    January 15, 2020

    The Labour Party is swimming in money. Skerritt is swimming in money.
    For the time they have been in government, they got richer THAN THE GOVERNMENT.

    During the campaign they boasted that they are the ones who have the money and contacts to run the country. Now here we go with the brokes belly-aching.

    Wasn’t the Prime Minister aware of the expense that would have to be incurred when He bypassed Electoral reform and instead claimed that if the UWP was not satisfied THEY CAN TAKE THE MATTER TO COURT AFTER THE ELECTIONS?

    Wasn’t the Prime Minister aware of the high legal expense to the country when he engaged legal council to prosecute the UWP for incitement?

    It’s all this hypocrisy that is killing our country. Go Figure!

  10. viewsexpressed
    January 15, 2020

    Skerrit said he hopes that everyone would all join hands in this country to help build a dynamic and just Dominica.”
    Skerrit, you are this big joker in the pack. After 19 failed years in government, ruined disrespected our nature isle, killed our agriculture and yo now asking us to join our hands with your dirty and labour corrupt dirty hands? Are you for real?
    Do you recall the following corruption Skerrit? That you lied and denied until our Hon. Lennox Linton exposed your Bobol. For example, here is a reminder.
    1. The Red Clinic – where you by pass the Welfare Services and had our poor people you had que for cash in your office. It was sad to see and observed. That is an insult on our people that you reduced them to that begging poverty.
    2. The Bin Bobol, go talk to Hon Linton to remind you of your denial until the evidence was presented. That is the nature of the beast.
    3. The Fertilizer Bobol. 4. The Passport Bobol.
    Skerrit, we need an account of our money. Own up…

  11. Alibaba & The Forty Thieves
    January 15, 2020

    Skerrit has not won any election in Dominica. Skerrit has stolen every single election but to our shame, our men and women that should stand up to protect our democracy and the future of our elections are the very ones that helping Skerrit destroy it today as if there is no tomorrow.
    I call on Dominicans to please open the link below to see how in the sport of Baseball, the Boston Red Sox fired their beloved manager because of a cheating investigation that started two years ago by the MLB, when Alex Cora was the assistant manager of another team. All this firing was done to protect the future of MLB and the future of the Boston Red Sox. Should we not do the same to protect the future of our democracy and of our elections?

  12. TroyD
    January 15, 2020

    Skerrit, you should have given the country fair elections and electoral reform and this problem would not exist in the first place. Furthermore, pay back the missing CBI money and then the treasury can easily afford the legal cost. Sir, you are a gangster!

  13. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    January 15, 2020

    Will the cost of seeking justice which might not be rendered cost as much as much as one billion; two hundred million dollars.Will it cost as much as was spent to charter aircraft’s, to bring people home to Dominica to vote for you Roosevelt?

    Will it cost as much as it cost to buy airline tickets to bring people home to vote for you?

    Prior to the Election you pretended to be starting all kinds of project all over the island, including in the village of Marigot where you stationed a pile of blocks in a truck to fool people; thinking you building hospital, knowing well it’s all a show.

    Days after the election, you informed those who depend on you more then they depend on God to live that they cannot depend on government (you) for everything.

    Now, am told you are issuing layoff letters to all the idiots who believe your stupid gimmicks because the Treasury is empty; are you not ashamed you little mouse?

    You crook!

    • viewsexpressed
      January 15, 2020

      This is the true Skerrit that most not aware of us. We civil servants and others within the business sector, know Skerrit damn well, that he has been devious, childish, ignorant of development and all his work was some kind of frolic fanfare. This man has been a joke. He has been a fake all these years pretending that he could be Prime Minister of Dominica. Well he`s failed and has ended up with the title “Fake Odd Minister”. Skerrit has nothing of substance and projection towards the development of our ailing country with useless 19 fake incompetent Minister killing our treasury into salary that these fake ministers cashed, knowing that they knew nothing of development. Just looked up to Skerrit as this misdeanmor with fake proposals. Look where we are after this past election. It is just more rubbish talk we all get of Skerrit. Just like other fake corrupted useless Prime Ministers in the Caribbean who were sent home. We one day get failed Skerrit out of our government. He failed.

  14. Zandoli
    January 15, 2020

    Why did you not think of that before you brought down planeloads of people to vote ……..?

  15. January 14, 2020

    I hope that the UWP knows that they have to go for the win of this court case–I am saying that they cannot afford to lose.

    Because if they lose this case the UWP and especially Lennox Linton will be going deep, deep underground in that thick pit of darkness where they belong–not even the 3 constituencies that they won will go with them. As it is written so shall it be done!

    • Pipo
      January 15, 2020

      Elisabeth, what kind of christian are you harbouring such hatred and contempt for your fellow man simply because he dares to differ from your hero Roosevelt Skerrit. Search you soul lady.

      • viewsexpressed
        January 15, 2020

        Pipo, Elizabeth does not have a soul, that is impossible. She carries with her the dirty corrupted soul of Skerrit. The bigger picture of poverty, no jobs etc, that fake Elizabeth has no knowledge of. Elizabeth priority is not the aching and struggling people of Dominica, but to get at our intellectual decent Leader of the Opposition whom Skerrit is just unable to rise up to that level of Hon. Linton’s intellectual and decency in politics, well supported by this UWP Team and many Dominicans. Hon Linton talks in favour of our people and our ailing suffering Dominica created by this failed inept Skerrit and his obvious, visible incompetent Labour government.
        We need answers from Skerrit on the Bin Bobol, Fertlizer Bobol, Passports Bobol, and the money spent to bring people over to vote for your highly corrupted Labour Party and you as this failed “Odd Minister.
        Skerrit, where is our passport money, where is our Red Clinic Money? Where is the development. You Killed our agriculture…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        January 15, 2020

        Pipo, Elizabeth is not a Christian you know!

        Elizabeth is nothing more than a religious zealot; defined as a person especially; a fanatical partisan religious zealot.

        one who is a member of a fanatical sect arising in Judea during the first century a.d. and militantly opposing all else besides those who share their stupid ideology.

        And the ideology of those they worship!

        In this case she knows Roosevelt is a corrupted crook; nevertheless, because the devil possess her mind, she has no idea that the crap she is talking; all art instilled in her mind by the devil she serves.

        Elizabeth is not a Christian, she is simply a tool of Satan the devil!

        • January 16, 2020

          Telemaque so now you are simply jumping out from your Black Lagoon Territory, like the ugly frog
          you are, to come here to join your fellow frogs to castigate my relationship with God? Well you are wasting your time; I suggest that you stay in your pool of darkness

          And to Pipo, viewexpressed, and the rest of you, your judgment has no power over me, you have chosen who to uplift I have chosen mine, you cannot judge me by that decision.

          All I see here is that, if I was raising Lennox Linton against PM Skerrit, I would be a saint in you guys’ opinion; well I am sorry I don’t need this kind of sainthood–it is too faulty.

          God is my Judge, what I do and say is by His commands. He has never rejected me; my faith and trust in Him will continue just as I am, you people don’t know me; you judgment against me is false

          So I thank you that you all would accept me if I was on your side, but no thanks, I CAN NEVER CHOOSE THAT LOCATION. Bottom line!

          • Pipo
            January 16, 2020

            Indeed God is your judge Elisabeth and you may find out you have no more heating bills to pay in the afterlife. That is a bonus, no?

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            January 16, 2020

            Okay, madam/miss Elizabeth; I accept the fact that I might well be an ugly old frog!

            Nevertheless, be reminded birds of a feather usually flocked together; therefore wherever a papa ugly frog is found; there must be a mama ugly frog eh!

            In this case case you Elizabeth Xavier is the mama ugly frog eh; and I tell you what: (dem old mama frog, are usually more ugly than dem papa ugly frog eh).

            You know Elizabeth, for one who profess your  orders of evil and wickedness comes from God, I don’t know what you are going to do when on that day he will say to you “depart from me, for he knows you not.

            “Will you turn to Roosevelt Skerrit at the head of the line leading you and the rest of his corrupted brainwashed souls down into the pit of hell fire; and say to him:

            You corrupted evil soul; had I not drank your corrupted kool aid  my soul would not be in hell!

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      • TeteMorne I From
        January 16, 2020

        Elizabeth cannot search her soul,she had none. Sheep have no soul. Lady, crying God this and God that does not make you or I, a christian. The Lord is a Lord of ORDER. He stated: let EVERYTHING be done in order!! It’s in the bible! Have you seen The Dear Leader do things in order?

        How is paying of tickets for sheep to come vote, fair? How is he refusing to answer to the people, fair? How is serving Dominica which such hatred toward the opposition, fair? So, Skerrit wants no opposition? Dominicans should just follow blindly, like bleating sheep, and say nothing? We can all agree to disagree, but dig deep into your souls ( oh, you all have none) and and see Roosevelt for what he is: a narcissist, an immature jerk, a tyrant, …….

  16. derp
    January 14, 2020

    So you mean to tell me the government treasury do have $2.5 million to throw around just like how they were doing before elections hmmm, watch him use this as an excuse to say things not happening because the government have to focus on court matters, NONSENSE, up to now they haven’t been doing much since election where is there 100 day action plan, budget promises that were stated last year have yet to be implemented

    • Casio
      January 15, 2020

      They will blame the lack of doing anything on the opposition for true. Meanwhile, weeks ago millions and millions spent on a rigged election. Meanwhile they swear the economy is doing great. when they ready they quick to flash their cash to make other people feel small, like is they alone that can make money. Next minute when is time to spend that money on Dominica they playing brokes or waiting on somebody to pay for something for them. Classic example, previously he said they is enough money put aside in a fund to build the airport. Now, he seeking to have China build it. Just like how Mexico that have to build the hospital in Marigot. Lies lies lies more lies. Just remember, when he smiles while speaking, he is lying!

  17. Stoneface
    January 14, 2020

    So much cool out that send out… now you crying you canna fund projects. You have all the money holding from d country and you crying UWP making you spend money after you dr throwing money away… you does just make the whole place tense when you run your stupid mouth.
    I hate skerritt wi boy

  18. DAPossieMasse
    January 14, 2020

    It is just really amazing to see people talking about development, just amazing.
    Dictators are so easily created, and that is similar to the good and decent Germans who blindly followed Adolf Hitler.

    All Trump had to do was get a red hat and blame Obama. The racists who did not like Obama in the first place were ready to find a release for their pent-up anger against a Black Man because he was president.

    These apologists, just like the Republicans who see Trump as a no fail god, know the truth. They know better, but their begging allegiance is towards Skeritt and not the development of Dominica. After all these years, they are still shamelessly talking about development as if it is a brath they are making. Is there any other group of people who are so deficient in their judgement?

    Of the $18 million that are spent on the students, not that I believe it should not be spent, but how many of them are going to return home? Like China, is there any condition for them to return?

  19. My Little Take
    January 14, 2020

    The prime minister added, “Now we have to be distracted with engaging lawyers…all sorts of vexatious and sensational matters that we have to spend time reading …

    PM, I know you are distracted indeed and so to are your lawyers. But PM, are you really distracted and concerned about court matters you have to spend time reading locally or, You are distracted about matters surfacing in the international arena that Al Jazeera network put out, especially the one about Diezani Madueke, which the news network indicated has a Dominica Diplomatic passport that is protecting her from being arrested and according to the network, Mrs. Madueke is linked to a US$2.2 million dollar apartment in NY that your wife allegedly resided in, followed by photos of you and family?

    PM that’s what I believe you are concerned about because the US court system is not one that you or your attorneys can manipulate unlike those in the Caribbean that you and Tony have the master

  20. Josh Shaw
    January 14, 2020

    skerrit you mad but maybe your madness will summer down and you can answer these questions:
    1) How much did it cost the state when you and your lawyer defrauded the treasury of land transfer fees?
    2) How much did it cost the state when you took on your own and signed for a new vehicle against the advice of the then PM, Him. R.D. , when you were minister for Edu?
    3) How much did it cost the state for your secrete deal with MMC?
    4) How much has it cost the state with your secrete deal with China?
    5) How much did it cost the state when you and Ambrose George sent counterfeit to students in Cuba?
    6) How much did it cost the state for that bobol that went down on the garbage bins?
    7) How much did it cost the state for that other bobol that went down on the fertilizers?
    8) How has it cost the state for all those passports you have issues to criminals?
    9) How much did it cost the state for your elaborate campaign?
    10) How much did it cost the state when you and your friend…

  21. Kalinago Justice
    January 14, 2020

    :?: As far as I am concerned, the opposition forces and people should do more than challenging the elections in court! There should be unrest in the entire island, preventing you that one-man corrupt rogue regime from functioning until you’re ousted!!! The devil father of lies is really that one-man corrupt rogue regime father! The one-man corrupt rogue regime is saying that taking the matter to court is the obstacle for all the 20 years promises of devilupment!! If the two million dollars that your party is supposed to spend on that court case will hinder your so-called projects,it means that the state has no money! :?: How is it that that rogue is confusing his criminal enterprise with the State :?:

  22. Channel 1
    January 14, 2020

    …smh….Deception 101.

    Isn’t he also concerned about the cost to the country of paying high priced Trinidad lawyers to come & persecute Lennox Linton and others in a sham court case?

    Wasn’t he concerned about the cost to the country of losing an investment such as Ross University when he failed to meet Ross officials when they came to meet with him after Maria?

    Isn’t he concerned about the cost to the country of the missing 1.2 billion? Where de accountants report he indicated that would have been presented on September 19, 2019 which would have accounted for the 1.2 billion and hence put the opposition to shame?

    Isn’t he concerned about the huge sums of dollars wasted paying bands to come & make gimmick in Dominica?

    Now Lennox dem bring the election grievances to court, prang..prang, he’s concerned about the cost to the country. This man is ludicrous but very cunning. It’s not the cost he’s really concerned about nuh – is the COURT CASE he fraid.

  23. Bob Denis
    January 14, 2020

    Some of us looking from outside Dominica,knew that after getting beat up like like they stole something,the UWP’ next step, is to make dominica ungovernable through the Court process. The force up North, together with Dominica born TRAITORS, at Home and DE Diaspora, had high hopes on the UWP, but be careful for what you asked for. DLP have a mandate, and they can use that newly acquired power to put the UWP into oblivion. De people have had their say.

    • Treethouseman
      January 15, 2020

      Well, I would like you and your little dictator trying that. Come on, bring it on little man!

    January 14, 2020

    But this man has guts, you just spend over 70 million to win an election, now you crying about 2.5 million for cost if the matter goes to court, and since when did you became an expert, or you planning on sniffing some more monies so you making excuse for it early?.

  25. sugar mama
    January 14, 2020

    Don’t worry about MR PM De country can afford dat. You spent over 10 million dollars campaigning in one month. 2.5 million is peanut for the DLP regime.

  26. I want to know
    January 14, 2020

    Right now I don’t want to hear Skerrit address any issue except statements released by Al Jazeera network about a Diplomatic Passport that was allegedly implicated Dominica in yet another hideout:
    1. Hand Delivered to Diezani Allison Madueke
    2. The said passport was allegedly delivered by a Dominican politician
    3. Shortly after that delivery a shell company was formed in Delaware
    4. That same shell company is linked to Diezani Allison Madueke
    5. That shell company purchased a US$2.2 apartment building in Manhattan NY, close to the UN
    6. Shortly after the purchase reports of the apartment stated Melissa Skerrit resided in that apartment
    7. Photos later showed PM Skerrit and family inside that apartment
    8. When contacted it is alleged that PM Skerrit agreed his family once resided in that apartment but said it was “due to a kind gesture of an unnamed friend” according to information circulating online.
    So PM needs to call a Press conference and clear the air because I want…

  27. Bawi Boy
    January 14, 2020

    why is that an issue and the cost of having the community of Salisbury in court is not an issue.

  28. PRO
    January 14, 2020

    Steal billions to carry passengers to and from DA to vote.
    Gold bars.
    Panama papers
    baby sarah
    Aljazeera doc

    these are just the TIP of the iceberg and you find it wrong for someone to oppose your scheming and stealing?!!???
    Words like “progress” and “development” are nothing but buzz words to frost the cake made with lies and thievery” there was ZERO progress made after 20 years…. ZEROOOOOOOOO Progress… Why should we believe that anything will get done in these next 5 years… #GETSKERRITOUT

  29. FBI Agent
    January 14, 2020

    ” I would have thought that we would have put the election results behind us, put the election campaign at the back of us and focus on the development of Dominica,” he remarked.

    Ok PM election over so I put everything behind and agree with the 18/3 result. So PM let’s now move to another serious matter that has nothing to do with the election:

    PM, the Al Jazeera network reported to the world of an apartment building worth US$2.2 million dollars, in the upscale of Manhattan, close to the United Nations, and was handed to a popular politician through a secret deal, in return for a diplomatic passport. According to all reports reported, someone by the name of Melissa Skerrit once resided in the apartment and photos also showed PM and family inside the apartment.
    PM we do not know who owns that apartment since it was purchased through a shell company. Since you and your family were seen inside that building can you please tell us who owns it and who bought it for who?

  30. Satan is a Liar
    January 14, 2020

    So the THIEF, Jesus told us about in John 10:10, that came to STEAL, kill and destroy, is upset he might be caught stealing? But Satan you should not steal because if you did not steal you would not be caught and nobody would have to pay to see if you stole. Satan, you should always remember the advise of Ephesians 4:27 ” Let him that stole steal no more”. Satan you are indeed a LIAR!

  31. Red Preacher
    January 14, 2020

    As a Red pastor let me give my PM some spiritual advise here. PM the UWP accused you and the party I came down to vote for. I paid my way. Now PM if I were in your place and know I did nothing wrong, I would forget about the cost of defending the government and pay every cent necessary to know that your name is cleared. You need this, Dominica needs this, the Caribbean and the world need to know that after a proper investigation and Court matter, the election was not stolen! It is not the job of observers to say the election was or was not stolen, since they are not in a position to investigate. The court needs to deal with the matter so we could have that thing settle once and for ever. As a Red pastor you would expect me to leave you with a scripture right? Well, think of this: Proverbs 6:30 -31People don’t despise the thief if he steals
    to satisfy himself when he is hungry.†
    31 Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much;
    he must give up all the wealth in his house.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 15, 2020

      ell, well, Red Preacher: Dangerous indeed. Thivery is an abomination. The lord has said “Thou shall not steal…”
      Well, think of this: Proverbs 6:30 -31People don’t despise the thief if he steals
      to satisfy himself when he is hungry.† Whoooaa, please take note
      “31 Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much;
      he must give up all the wealth in his house.”
      We need action to have that we the people who have and continue to pay tax need an account of our money. A Prime Minister mut not abuse the poor people and the states resources to buy the loyalty of people through the famous Red Clinic and many other ways where money was just handed out from the 5th floor. This we saw from where we sat on the top floor, people walking you to get their cash from Skerrit.
      Skerrit has no knowledge of development. He has become this Santa Claus and we need to have a serious audit and account of the abuse of our states funds.
      Dominicans please stand up firm and keep your eyes wide open.

  32. Sybil nowell
    January 14, 2020

    UWP please put that none sense to bed nuh. It is a new year. But wicked as you lot are you will prod on so that the country will loose money. Have you guys have a heart.

    • Channel 1
      January 14, 2020

      @Sybil nowell – Put that nonsense to bed? That’s how you label the efforts of those that are standing up against the wrongdoings in the general elections?

      Doing the right thing or standing up for the right thing is now branded as nonsense? And you even have the nerve to brand them as wicked eh. Waaaaawwwww. 8-O 8-O 8-O

      Anything for a dollar? I maintain that persons of your ilk are absolutely warped in y’all minds.

      • viewsexpressed
        January 16, 2020

        @Sybil nowell: Silly woman, Ignoramous thoughts of disaster. “These are the efforts of those that are standing up against the wrongdoings in the general elections?
        Sybil are you aware of this or are you just this blind hypocrite supporter of failed Skerrit and this questionable, failed Prime “Odd” Minister.
        You express some statements above that makes no sense. It is as if you are living in limbo territory and blind to the realities of the fraudulent behaviour going on in our nature Isle. Our farmers are suffering, no more exports of their hard earned products. Here is a tsk for you . Go ask, or write Skerrit and ask Skerrit why is our people in this begging dilemma and unemployed, with no more banana boats coming to Dominica, and dock at Woodbridge Bay that our farmers where happy to drop off their bananas and other produce to UK and the USVI.
        This tells us that Skerrit is no visionary. Skerrit has no plans for our people and our Dominica. Its just passport sales. We need…

    • viewsexpressed
      January 15, 2020

      Sybil, is a big joke, please leave her alone. No need to respond to this childish behaviour. She`s blind of the issues and really not in touch with the bigger picture of this current fake corrupted, voleur politics and lack of good government and governance in our Dominica by this fake corrupt Labour government. The latter that Skerrit has ruined and corrupted.

  33. Ibo France
    January 14, 2020

    Someone said that Skerrit is not so bright. He further maintained that the PM is a compulsive, corrupt liar, has an eggshell ego that is easily bruised. This most inane guy has a pot-belly Cabinet. The largest in the Sub-Region by far and the economy and infrastructure of Dominica is an abominable disgrace. Corruption has eroded and corroded the public treasury. The CBI has become a personal fund. All the good things are on the low: Jobs, Wages, Economic & Infrastructural Developments, Healthcare, Education, Tourism, etcetera. The negatives are on a high: Unemployment, Underemployment, Social & Political Divisions, Poverty, Corruption, Agricultural Produce, Fishing, Murders, Vagrancy, Drunkenness, Immorality, Food Insecurity. Dominica will soon be a ward of the United Nations if things continue on the present trajectory. The nation is spiraling downwards and out of control like a burst (bus) kite.

    • viewsexpressed
      January 15, 2020

      Ibo Francis, thanks much. Well written, well read, well presented. thanks so much. We look forward to hearing more for you . God Bess you and our ailing Dominica created by failed Skerrit and his failed labour Bobol Blind Government. None of those clowns with the this corrupt labour government can shut Skerrit up and remove him from our Prime Minister Office. Skerrit must be kicked out of the Prime Ministers` office. Come on Labour Party Government, get rid of this failed Odd Minister. We really had enough of childish politics of Skerrit.

  34. REAL!!!!!
    January 14, 2020

    Is this not the same PM who brought members of the oppositions before the courts on Trump up charges using TAXPAYER monies and paying high class INTL lawyers…claiming they try to over through his GOVT?

    Is this PM not the one paying high cost INTL US artists to come to Dominica to perform for FREE?
    Is this not the PM charting numerous planes to bring people down to votes with pocket money in our Election?

  35. Dominican
    January 14, 2020

    Our laws provide for the opposition to challenge the election results in court. This is part of A democratic process. Yes, it does cost money, both for the government but also the oppositionand the government should not quibble over this. It is a price well worth paying. It pales in comparison with election expenditure and Mr. Skerrit’s party would be entitled to exercise the same right if they perchance had lost the election.

    • EIFILE
      January 14, 2020

      It is good to know there is laws in this country and no one is above the law. The PM brought it on himself by giving preferential treating for long time supporters. Every one should follow the office procedure with equal opportunity. We know the boasters. We are seeking fairness for all.

      • viewsexpressed
        January 16, 2020

        Eifile, Thanks for this, well said, and well put together. We need to get this discussion going that our people, especially those unemployed and are vagrants roaming the streets of Roseau and elsewhere.
        Eifile, Skerrit has killed our economy, our agricultural base, our economy and our decency and professionalism in government, that has been compromised with this failed inept Skerrit still operating this red clinic, fraudulent abusive system just for fame and fortitude and have our aching people who are unemployed crying our for cash from the abusive, disgusting Red Clinic. Skerrit`s failed Labour government has killed our agricultural base and therefore our farmers have been denied a salary that they earned regularly during the period of harvest and production sent to the UK. This no longer takes place as we have this blind failed Skerrit in office who has ruined and abused our states funds due to the Red Clinic and scouts plays the role in delivering cash. Skerrit must Go, He fail!

    • Galileo
      January 14, 2020

      Yes. It is agreed that our laws provide for that. However, in our adversarial judicial system the plaintiff must prove their case according to law. Additionally, the courts are only able to make a decision according to law and operate within what are the parameters provided by the said law. The UWP has to prove those irregularities; not what they think happened but what actually happened.
      Judging by the past, the UWP will go nowhere with this. Wasted money.

      • Me
        January 16, 2020

        The P.M. is belittling himself with these comments.

  36. I Still Red
    January 14, 2020

    Roosevelt Skerrit, there is always a cost in cheating. That’s why all cheaters should always think of the cost before they cheat. Here is a similar incident below involving basebal:–mlb.html

  37. ArAb
    January 14, 2020

    Though the elections seem legal based on our laws but it is a fact that the DLP rigged the election by bringing in loads of persons. They had an unfair advantage which they used and anyone would. BUT if you thieving don’t make it so obvious thus leaving doubt not just in your people but in the region.

  38. Bg
    January 14, 2020

    The United Workers Party members and some supporters are very wicked. They brought overseas people to vote, they registered new voters and because they didn’t win they have decided to challenge. That’s not right. You guys need to learn to accept defeat and move this country forward. We’re on the right track to development and you’re planning to take us backwards? NEVER! In the South East we claim our victory, it was free and fear..Ms Roberts won and she won with no fear. God had it planned out for her and we voted for the best representation. And if the UWP decides to have fresh election it wont be “Betta with Gretta” but “Certainly Much Better with Gretta .” We love you Ms Roberts and we’re prepared to stand with you!!

    • %
      January 14, 2020

      @ Bg
      The wickedness was for Skerrit to lavishly spend millions of $$$$$ to charter countless planes to steal the election.
      It was bringing down foreign artists costing millions of $$$$$.
      It was spending millions giving by $10000
      $20 000, $30 000, $40 000 with the some purpose to buy votes.
      The wickedness was not having electoral reform!
      The wickedness was hiring Val Ferry to go to Antigua with buffoons like you clapping!
      So I fully support the decision of the opposition, and j give it thumbs up!
      Whey is di money?
      Whey is di money?
      Whey is di money,?

  39. stupes
    January 14, 2020

    Were you concerned about financial costs to the country, when you brought down diasporans to come and vote, and when you brought down foreign artists to perform at your election rallies?

    • Views Exposed
      January 14, 2020

      Stupes you are for real! We are proud Dominicans and the Constitution of Dominica gives us the legal rights to vote the party of our choice. Now get over the 18 to 3 syndrome. Why are you people so desperate and devious to think overseas people are your enemies? How about your overseas supporters from St. Thomas, who came a week before, especially in St. Joe. My brother received his ticket from the woman in St. Thomas, who was circling around looking and asking for certain people. Who lives in Glass houses should not throw stones.

      • viewsexpressed
        January 15, 2020

        Views Exposed – “Stupes you are for real!”
        “the Constitution of Dominica gives us the legal rights to vote the party of our choice”….Mr so called Views exposed, this is not the issue. stay focus and do not make a fool of yourself. For the past 19 years in government this so called Corrupted Labour Government of yours and this failed immature Skerrit has ruined our economy, our people and our agriculture. Go to the villages and see for yourself. For example we know longer sell our bananas to UK, but we have all kind of old teeth nefarious people with Skerrit selling our passports all over the damn place. Where is our money, who has benefited from it? Have you sir? Come on it is ok to “Expose” yourself, that is your running name for Skerrit’s company. We need an account and our comprehensive report. So go talk to your fake Skerrit and come back talk to us.

    • ???????????????????
      January 14, 2020

      Stupes! Shut up! Where are your facts? I know for a fact that persons did not come down to vote because your choice of party was threatening & causing unecessary havoc all over which worked against them. So Dominicans even your own supporters voted against what they saw as foolishness. I know that persons who never took voting seriously came out when they saw that UWP was not a party that could replace the Labour party because they were not offering anything just violence. So please do not try to compare cost because do you know that Treasury cannot pay for travel for overseas voters. You need to go back to school to understand Government’s policy & what can be done by a government in power. You need to draw the lines about party & government. If you educate yourself u would know that Government cannot pay for foreign artist too. It is the political paries who fund political thing (activities). It is high time u stop being used to comment on things u do not understand.

      • Toto
        January 15, 2020

        Oh, if that so please explain where DLP get all these millions from for their election campaign. Cannot be from their supporters because most of them depending on handout from their party also.

  40. Roger Burnett
    January 14, 2020

    If, as the Prime Minister states, elections are for one day, could we take down all the red paraphernalia that has been disfiguring the country for the last two years.

    • Pipo
      January 14, 2020

      Roger I agree, it looks tatty and does nothing to improve our image. Incidentally, if it was blue instead of red the effect would be just as negative. Let’s clean up the place.

      • Up den dung
        January 14, 2020

        Granny tell I doe post no comments pan here cause are only …. wah go on pan Dominica. Rob a dollar you go jail. Rob 1.2 Billion dollar you be king.

    • Lin clown
      January 14, 2020

      SHAKA,the UWP lost support in 16 of 21 constituencies a total of 1,163 votes.Did SKERRIT bribe them not to vote UWP,or were they in the DIASPORA and chose not to come to vote?.Can you account for the 1,163 votes?

      • Ibo France
        January 14, 2020

        The people are so desperately impecunious that ‘cool out’ and other forms of bribery worked well. This current Skerrit Autocracy is expertly good at bribing their way to an election win but does not succeed. What has happened to rhe country with all these election ‘victories’ in most recent times? Bad roads and decaying bridges; agricultural output has wilted; air and sea travel to and from Dominica primitive; civil servants’ salaries can’t last from payday to payday with no increase in the foreseeable future. I could go on ad nauseam. The leader (Gosh! My apology – misleader) deserves a middle finger for his dumbing down of Dominica.

      • Shaka zulu
        January 14, 2020

        Clown your question makes absolutely no sense and has no pertinence to the matter at hand. I could care less about who lost support and who get support. Tbe fact remains that a lot of money was spent in one month that has not been accounted for. You in office and cannot use your record to convince voters. Why now the concern about state money? A house slave is still a slave. Remember that if you can comprehend.

  41. Shaka zulu
    January 14, 2020

    Tell us how much was spent by labour party for election campaign? How much of that money was funds raised by the labour party fund raising drive and how much was from passport sale and government coffers. The people of Dominica need to ask those questions and demand answers. How much was paid to bring down all this artist and pay people vote. If you cannot give account Roosevelt then you should shut up.

    • ??????????????????
      January 14, 2020

      Shaka zulu see my comments to stupes. U know well that Treasury cannot pay for parties activities. Get knowledgeable before you speak. Treasury & Audit department not joking & nothing without source document cannot be paid by Treasury. In truth and fact, Government cannot pay for parties activities. Government coffers therefore cannot pay for artists and government coffers cannot pay for persons to vote. Go do some investigative work how government departments work. Government is Government and parties like your own UWP party or any other is clearly distinct from Government. I am fed up of you people trying to justify the fooolishness u speak. Thinking money just flying all over and payments are made just like that. You people are very disrespectful to the people who work in the various Gov’t dept especially the Treasury & Audit Departments. Go learn something meaningful before you speak.

      • Shaka zulu
        January 15, 2020

        I am happy to see your response. I agree 100% with what you put above. Government is not supposed to do any of that. We on same page. Here is the question. How government is supposed to work and how it is actually working is two different things. When last did you see an audit that was accurate? When last did the public see a report on revenue collected by Treasury and where spent? When last did you see a report and Audit on revenue collected from the country main revenue stream, number of people selling passports, number actually sold, their fee and government portion recieved? There is something called trust but verify. In our gov case we verify cause there is no trust. How we do that? Request regular audits and reports and ask questions demand answers. Is that the reason why all CBI funds go into a separate account and not treasury? So that it can skirt gov oversight and certain people can do with it as they please? Money flying all over. Labour party seems more wealthy than gov.

      • Ripe patat
        January 16, 2020

        ????? really believes the nonsense s/he just wrote? Feeble minds as they say.

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