Skerrit maintains he’s ready to take a back seat

Skerrit speaking to supporters in Antigua

Whether he’s serious about his decision or not, it appears that the leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), Roosevelt Skerrit is probably becoming weary of being at the helm of the party.

Skerrit, who has lead the party since 2003 told Dominicans living in St John’s Antigua on Sunday night that the time has come for him to make way for new blood.

This is not the first time that Skerrit has made such pronouncements.

In February 2016, he told supporters at a DLP meeting in St. Joseph that he had no intention of contesting the next general election as a prime ministerial candidate. However, he had changed his mind because he wants to defeat the UWP, “one more time” since members of that party have made him angry by “doing damage to Dominica.”

But this time, he maintains that he will move aside to allow for new ideas, talents and energy in the party.

“I have already made it clear that this will be my last election as leader of the party. The transition is starting now and next time around it will continue with persons such as myself giving way to new talents, outlooks and energy in the DLP” he added.

He said, however, that no one is leaving the DLP and the party is certainly not turning its back on anyone.

“There is plenty work to be done and there is a place for every Labourite in the house of Labour,” he said.

Those who will no longer be serving as parliamentary representatives and ministers, according to the prime minister, will serve in other capacities.

And for those who are still serving on the DLP side in parliament, it is unclear as to who, from this recently purged and reconstituted group, will get the nod to replace Skerrit as leader.

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  1. Flat Tire
    July 4, 2019

    They say that kid on the block doesnit have insurance, no green card, no diplomatic passport, no modest $400,000 house, no villa, no SUV,no expensive outfits but he there running behind pm.
    You kid on the block better try see if u get your cool out before PM take a back seat

    July 4, 2019

    I wonder how many of our people really understand our constitution. Kid on the block says the majority voted for Skerrit for PM. According to the constitution the PM is chosen by the President with consultations, and one of the requisites is that he is either the majority party’s leader, or he has demonstrated that he can garner the most support from the elected body. There is no constitutionally mandated ballot that specifically requests the voter to vote for PM. Ifacostituency does not vote an individual in as Parl. Rep. then that individual cannot be PM. In other words if you are not an elected Parl. Rep. , then you cannot be chosen as PM. If Skerrit loses Vielle case, he cannot continue as PM.

    • Flat Tire
      July 5, 2019

      Kid on the block is of no moral or intellectual standing. this is just one of the people that receive fridge and matress and are on bended knees giving thanks to their saviour roosvelt and melissa.

    • viewsexpressed
      July 6, 2019

      “In other words if you are not an elected Parl. Rep. , then you cannot be chosen as PM. If Skerrit loses Vielle case, he cannot continue as PM.”
      Response: And we will be very happy and relieved that this happy. Dominicans are waking up to this on going incompetent Prime Minister Skerrit and his failed and corrupted Labour Government. Skerrit has failed and with 19worthless, useless Ministers out there gained nothing substantial for Domininca they must go seeing that we have not seen any meaningful social or economic development taking place in our Domininca., over the past 19 years. This worthless Labour government have failed us and our Domininca big time. Skerrit get lost, Go away, move on you are not Prime Minister material, you are just beached as this political clown, little boy hanging about for fanfare with no substance . Skerrit must Go.
      Let us make way for Hon Lennox Linton and his highly professional Team UWP.
      Wake up Dominica. Get Skerrit & failed/Corrupt Labour Out…

  3. Ibo france
    July 4, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit preys on the dirt poor, he preys on the unschooled, he preys on those in vulnerable positions looking favours. He does this while the business community, the clergy, influential individuals and community groups remain tight lipped. The Red Clinic, the Garbage Bins and Fertilizer scandals, the US $10 000 000 Kalinago Gift from Venezuela, the EC $ 270 000 000+ PetroCaribe debt forgiveness (no accountability). I could go on ad nauseam. Corruption is synonymous with this government. While the leader and his surrogates live champagne lifestyles, the vast majority of citizens and legal residents catching HELL. The country needs honest, visionary, industrious people to take over and rid the government of these parasitic, corrupt, closed minded dotards.

  4. $
    July 4, 2019

    I thought he was going till 2050. What changed? UWP? Hmmmm… Get the F*&$ out you lazy, good for nothing scoundrel.

  5. July 3, 2019

    Prime Minister Sir, I have to tell you that this is a bit discouraging for us Labourites. Personally, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

    We don’t expect you to be our Prime Minister for the rest of your Life, but I really think that you should have waited a little bit longer before you made that announcement.

    We want you with us for at least the next 5 years; you should have waited until we have given it to you, then announce your plan, not to run again after that 5 years expire.

    It is too early to make us cry!

    • viewsexpressed
      July 6, 2019

      Skerrit the message loud and clear from your inner circle. The message sir is this one, read comprehend clearly: This is it. It comes from within your circle. you people are beginning to show that they are fed up with you . Their eyes are watching, ears have listened. Skerrit Get lost, Go, according to the lady Elizabeth, whose eyes re ears are beginning to open to the reality of poverty and corruption from your corrupt Labour government, and as the head you are irresponsible and appears incompetent and know not of good governance So Skerrit Go, just go. “Go to hell, Go Hell, Go to hell…it is your damn Business”. You have failed, you have failed us, You have failed and crippled our Domininca, economically and socially and yo have through the Red Clinic abused our poor struggling families and children. Go away Skerrit,, Go, just go, Get Lost. Take your usesless 29 ministers with you.
      “We don’t expect you to be our Prime Minister for the rest of your Life,”

  6. Hedda
    July 3, 2019

    Everyone seems to think that this man is goin to just walk out of office and go to another country with all the money they took on the back of the port people. That man not leaving thay bloody country with our money… mr have to face some jail time ..he and the rest.. we canot allow that level of curruption to go unpunished ..this is crazy! If so I not voting no government ever again

    • The truth be told
      July 4, 2019

      Hedda and your point and your facts – hearsay? You have a money? You going to convict him and send him to Jail? Level of curruption (sic)? Prove your points please! Pathetic you people are! Just repeating what others say. Why don’t you comment on some of the other positive news items? Never wish bad for others without proof or on hearsay. Do you have family? I guess you do! Please I warn you to stop making statements or speak on matters you have not understood. Most persons only speak about things they have heard and most are false. Those who should probably be brighter and think that letting the ignorant stay ignorant with their libel and slander will surely pay the price. You so called intellects who want power stop riding on the people’s back and think that when you tell them untruths about someone who is helping all and sundry and u say those things, God is watching! He knows the truth. Stop stop now. I do not care what you think or dislike. Truth is…

    July 3, 2019

    Be it resolved that we the people of Dominica, including all the legally registered voters love PAPA SKERRO so we giving PAPA SKERRO another chance at the polls and we giving PAPA SKERRO five more years of HARD LABA

    So when you go to the polls don’t forget we voting for five more years of HARD LABA and no more brown sugar, is pure miel (honey) we drinking .

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • viewsexpressed
      July 6, 2019

      Papa Skerro, our foot. Man get ost with your idiotic dreams and stop wetting your bed for th failed sake of Skerrit. Go ind your Funky Business and leave us Dominicans alone. Go meet Skerrit and his worthless corrupted Labour Government, a bunch of 19 failed, idoitic worthless ministers not knowing what to do or say until failed papa Skerrit open his own idiotic mouth to say all kind of nonsense to us for the past 19 years. Skerrit, you are this failure, this failed Prime Minister, so you will be exiting with your title as follows, that Failed “Odd Minister”. Be reminded it will be haunting you for years because you and blind loyal clowns had bo positive ideas to help you , but condone the Bobols and idiotic talks in parliament and overseas.
      Skerrit, get out of our Domininca business. You are that failure, yo know not how to govern and you will never know. Just go away please, Go.
      We have in waiting Hon Lennox inton and his highly professional UWP Team. Great Team. Disciplined…

  8. Ibo france
    July 3, 2019

    Skerrit lacks the intellectual capacity to be an astute leader. He talks of defeating the opposition instead of empowering the people. Nothing about creating economic opportunities for the unemployed. This is what a petty, idle leader does. He focuses on inconsequential things and loses sight of the most significant needs of the people. Skerrit and his bandits have to be escorted through the EXIT DOOR!

  9. ?????????????
    July 3, 2019

    Hey you guys always talking negative about the Leader of the County, go take a trip to the other news on DNO. You will be refreshed. Go congratulate those who need it. You are all stuck in the articles that you can hit. Remember you are only hurting yourselves. You do not read other articles and never comment or encourage if you do. Go read the other news item. Change must start within you.

  10. ?????????????????
    July 3, 2019

    Bur Gabriel you and your St Jean bros! What is wrong with you guys – dreaming of things to come? You all seem to know what is in people’s minds! Mind reading! Hope is not the past hitting up with u guys. The PM was not there. Just like your bro or cuz – who was like a nuisance on the people’s live page on the Antigua meeting. Guys kool out! You are hurting yourself not the PM.

    • Ibo france
      July 4, 2019

      ???????????? (Question Marks), Your misleader attracts unwanted attention unto himself . You have to engage in verbal gymnastics to defend his corrupt and totalitarian ways. He wants to die at the helm of government to further feather his nest. The man has dismembered the country. The vital signs of life in the country is not registering on the vital signs monitor. How can any God fearing, fair minded, caring or sensible person support the PM and his shady characters when they have most people living on the periphery of life? The EXIT DOOR for them in the upcoming general election.

  11. Flat Tire
    July 3, 2019

    PM Knows that he can bamboozle facially challenged capitolin, joseph john, marveline breedy,melo mills and his clappers such as roselia magloire and gee Joseph with his utterances.
    I mean how gullible can these followers be to allow a bipolar narcissistic individual to lie to them over and over about his retirement and an international airport that he promises every 6 months?

  12. COOL-OUT!!!
    July 3, 2019

    If you that one-man rogue regime prime mistake intend to step down and not contest another elections, why not step down now before the next elections :?: Are you ready to open your church for your herd followers like cool out :?: Is it that you’ve seen that you’re gonna lose the elections and throwing words in the air :?: If you so intend to step down,why did you bring in your wife for benefits :?: Your plans seem to be well calculated,by planning to steal the next elections, make your wife prime mistake and seek immunity from prosecution by becoming the president! But we the people should not allow that to happen and send you to hell where your rightful place!!! :mrgreen:

  13. Learning
    July 3, 2019

    Aylas you’re really a kid on the block. Please remember Skerrit was not initially voted in but selected as leader after Pierro died. He was just a teacher recently selected as a government minister, aka a novice. He learnt on the job as many people do. Whether Linton is the right person is unknown but it’s time for someone else to take the helm.

  14. Gouvelma
    July 3, 2019

    Somebody come. Everybody come. Come. Come. Come help me laugh. Skerritt is preparing to take a back seat just at the time he is introducing his dear wife melissa into the ridiculous! Who is falling for that? So when he is home is his rocking chair sipping his Remy Martin Melissa is out on the road at a function!?!?!?!?!? Who he think he fooling? A man who loves power more than pig love mud is saying to the world, remember it was being live fed, that he is ready to take a back seat. Have you ever heard of a dictator taking any back seat other than by force, sickness, muting or death? Go way Skerritt!!!

  15. dissident
    July 3, 2019

    good riddance!!!!!
    your ego has got the best of you…….we have ruined your winning legacy and you are conceding defeat even before you ring de bell.
    while you remove your furniture from de most high office that you will be exiting be reminded:
    put that in your pipe and smoke it….pon couwie before you choke on your own dust!!!!!!
    de candidate for wesley could have made a good contestant for change of leadership but he proved himself to be a follower and not a leader!!

    i see no leadership potential in de current slate of DLP candidates

    Skerrit, be advised that the coming government to come into power will seek you out anywhere around this globe to face de court to discuss your record of treason against Dominica!!!

    Assets will be seized!!!!

  16. Jack Sparrow
    July 3, 2019

    Psychology 101: Present yourself as a victim, gain public support by your actions and make the public feel pity for you and give you one last term. Then change you mind again if you win.
    Duhhhh… Skerrit pulling out all stops cause he knows that he cannot wining this election so he trying a thing.
    Garson sortie la … We don’t want you and your lazy bunch of ministers.
    Time for you to “cool out” in stock farm… If the US don’t get their hands on you first.

  17. Ibo france
    July 3, 2019

    “In February 2016, he told supporters at a DLP meeting in St. Joseph that he had no intention of contesting the next general election as a prime ministerial candidate. However, he had changed his mind because he wants to defeat the UWP, “one more time” since members of that party have made him angry……..”. This is very instructive. It’s says it all about Skerrit’s entire stewardship. It’s not about the advancement of the people but about exacting vengeance on members of the UWP for saying unkind truths about him. This attitude is infantile and moronic. He shows that he has a super thin, elastic ego that is easily bruised. How does such an immature, uncaring, selfish, dishonest, lying character become head of a country. Dominica has been irreparably injured by Skerrit’s lack of leadership credentials.

  18. Maybe
    July 3, 2019

    Cya all pm do is lie he is so ashamed in twenty years how he take the people of Dominica to the ground so he is at his Mercy lazy skerrit and his cabal need to go

  19. M&M
    July 3, 2019

    Poor pity %, and views expressed, just like my street DOG 🐕, just waiting for a bone or a fly so my magar doggy could spring up in action. Get a life and become a functional person.

    • viewsexpressed
      July 4, 2019

      M&M, you sound just like your dog in public street, barking woof…woof. as you go places and be fed like the Dog because you bark all day and no one captures what yo say., so you have the dog bones thrown at you and bavay for me as you love on barking rubbish as yo fail to be this intellectual to se the bigger picture. Stop barking, go read, go get the true story and ten do a comparison and research more of the past 19 years and you will be captured by the information into a man and to tis continuous barking dog, woof woof in the city of Roseau and wherever your home dog-penn is with the bones in a Red Bowl waiting for you to eat. Now sir, is that the life you want to live in that company with failed Skerrit and his created corrupt failed Labour government.
      Go get life and we are with th decent UWP Party. We welcome Hn Lennox Linton and his highly professional UWP Team. Domininca needs a change and soon. Skerrit has corrupted and belittled our Dominica enough. Skerrit failed.

  20. WeNiceMan
    July 3, 2019

    Correction. He has led the party and the country since 2004 NOT 2000.. In any case it’s too late. Should have stepped aside midterm during this current term. Time to move on.

  21. Da
    July 3, 2019

    I am sick and tired of Dominica being in the bottom of everything. So good bye and don’t let the door hit you where it hurts.

    • July 3, 2019

      U think UWP is going to make it better, is either u are too young to remember they run the country into the ground or your bias is conflating your judgement

      • UWP is the best
        July 4, 2019

        Mr. Linton as Prime Minister of Dominica, with the support of his loving and classy wife Shirley will propel our country into tremendous wealth, prosperity and restore our dignity as a sovereign nation.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 3, 2019

      So, help educate people in Dominica what to do about a poor performing government.
      I believe I read a comment by Angelo Allen where he mentioned our system is a constitutional democracy, that’s true
       A Constitutional democracy is a system of government in which the limits of political authority are clearly stated; the electorate has the power to remove poor performing governments.
      Countries that adhere to the political system of a constitution democracy usually have a legal framework, such as a constitution, by which to rule over the country.
      Roosevelt and his puppets have failed to perform; if this guy was capable of running the country as he boast.
      Ross University School of medicine would not have left Dominica to Barbados after forty years of operation in our country. If Roosevelt was capable of running Dominica, Harris Paints would not have left after some sixty years in Dominica, and move to Antigua where they bought Le-Win Paint. Colgate Palmolive would still be in…

  22. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    July 3, 2019

    ” it appears that the leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), Roosevelt Skerrit is probably becoming weary of being at the helm of the party.”

    Do not allow one self to be fooled; Roosevelt is a very conning, very deceitful kind of person; he knows how to solicit and buy sympathy.

    He play’s possum, and when you believe he is out that is when he strikes with his poisons venom.

     If Roosevelt was getting weary, after almost twenty-years of plundering the country, taking it from a prosperous place to a country of depression and poverty, he would have simply demit, and allow someone else to try and revive the country’s economy!

    There are snakes with multiple heads, they are slippery,  and very dangerous, if Roosevelt was not a slippery multiple snake he would not be running around from the Virgin islands, to New York, and now Antigua, pleading and begging people to return to Dominica to vote illegally!

    Labor is a snake; chop the head off it will die!

  23. Self
    July 3, 2019

    Mr Skerrit whether or not you take a back seat is not a decision for you. The people of Dominica have already decided that you will not even have a place to sit come next elections. Your have sat for to long, time to go!

  24. Aa
    July 3, 2019

    So he can cover Up his mess. He knows if he looses the election he Will run to new York so he had to give Up his status and cutizenship way in Advance. Mr is bad for the country

    July 3, 2019

    For some of you who write your senseless and negative comments about the PM be it known to YOU that Skerrit did not just come and place himself in office as PM of the country. It was the MAJORITY OF THE DOMINICAN PEOPLE who VOTED AND ELECTED HIM for that office. Come this election THEY are going to do the same. Some of you say 20 years so its time for him to give another a chance. Is not he giving another a CHANCE. It is WE THE PEOPLE. We don’t give chances to NOVICE. Running the country is not like playing the lottery by which you take a CHANCE. But don’t you believe if the others were good and capable we(THE MAJORITY) would not have given them a chance? Even if we would like to take a chance, who you want to replace Skerrit? Lennox? Ebien is now we fini bat. Skerrit is going nowhere unless WE say so. So you haters can HUFF and PUFF as you want … WE RUN THINGS.

    • i pity you
      July 3, 2019

      Skerrit and them have greencard, do you? Stay there defending nonsense and doh look out for yourself. When mista and his family decide to check their scene and go an meet Trump, I want to see what you and the three other majee always defending him on DNO will do. All you will be watching the plane take off :cry: :cry: :cry: Ferry cannot reach America, one thing I telling you.
      Skerrit will not win, Lennox will. It’s as simple as that.

    • Learning
      July 3, 2019

      Aylas you’re really a kid on the block. Please remember Skerrit was not initially voted in but selected as leader after Pierro died. He was just a teacher recently selected as a government minister, aka a novice. He learnt on the job as many people do. Whether Linton is the right person is unknown but it’s time for someone else to take the helm.

      • viewsexpressed
        July 6, 2019

        Linton is the right person …….obviously much more exposed to matters of international politics academically speaking and of much better decorum in presentation and analysis where Skerrit is tou cho tou flam and spontaneous. Skerrit definitely must Go. et Out, go about your funky business.
        Skerrit has been this failure. He has failed us. Too much playboy politics, Red Clinic. Bin Bool. Fertilizer Bobol etc etc.
        We welcome Hon Lennox Linton and his highly professional UWP decent Team. They have earned this, worked exceptionally hard as the Leader of the Opposition and Opposition Team. We await you Lennox and the UWP to be the government.

    • Me
      July 3, 2019

      You must be kidding!!

    • Danziger
      July 3, 2019

      PM, bwa yo bois mwen di cuz you came by the BALLOTS and WE will vote LABOUR POWER by the BALLOTS AGIAN. I am not afraid of the dark, I’m A woman with strong arms PM, you are not ALONE. When you go through the valley and hard time under our nation TONGUE don’t forget to bless them.

    • RandyX
      July 4, 2019

      The majority of Dominicans voted for him? On paper may be, but not in reality! For dead peoples votes should not be counted and people that receive envelopes with ‘vote Skerrit’ money should not be counted either. Considering this one might be excused for saying that we have an impostor as PM!
      As far as you are concerned, Kitty, you are as thick as they come!

    • viewsexpressed
      July 4, 2019

      Immature Kid on Corrupt Block:
      “you who write your senseless illiterate and negative comments”
      “Be it known to YOU that Skerrit didn’t just come & place himself in office as PM. The MAJORITY OF THE DOMINICAN PEOPLE who VOTED AND ELECTED HIM for that office”. And we want him Out. He failed. The scandal within the Labour camp then was not for him to be Prime Minister. He sadly turned out to be an Odd failed Minister. The writing is on the wall that this boyish man has faked us and our Dominica is still in deep poverty while passports are sold like falling rain and no full account of the sales of our money. Rather than creating jobs for our struggling people, especially mothers, this failed Skerrit of yours, whom you defend blindly has long overstayed his welcome & has failed us. Within the labour camp we know that and within the government offices we know that. I get it everyday on the fifth floor where I function, so don`t come look for me you wont find me. Labour and Skerrit…

    • viewsexpressed
      July 4, 2019

      “For some of you who write your senseless and negative comments about the PM be it known to YOU that Skerrit did not just come and place himself in office as PM of the country. ” So where the hell he came from, and what has he done for his village where there is no difference and for the country where this clown Skerrit has created poverty, begging with Roseau looking like this war zone in the middle East. Is this the so called failed Skerrit that you keep barking about. Mr. Kid, take your dog and go for a walk and stop your silly dreaming of Skerrit who has failed us and turned our island with nice talk but no words and results. Skerrit must go and damn it, he has to go and take his worthless 19 ministers with him, also take the Kid on Bloc with you and all these blind loyalists protecting Skerrit who is a well off man and you all suffering like hell, with no jobs, no bank account and yo have children to feed, Skerrit`s family well settled in the USA and that is where he goes soon…

  26. REAL!!!!
    July 3, 2019

    Skerrit that Psychology is not working on us Dominicans this time around.

    We will make you take a back seat this coming election…. ..Therefore you do not have the luxury to decide.

  27. viewsexpressed
    July 3, 2019

    You ran away from Hon Lennox Linton and his Professional UWP Team because for the past five (5) years they have out smart you, more intellectual than you and your team. You failed us as far as development is concerned. You failed to get agriculture going and our poor farmers, men and women are struggling for the market, but you seem with your weird acolytes you all flew away many times to foreign lands to sell our birthrght, our passport and we know not where & where our money gone to and how has it really benefited Dominica? Today you`re ready to run and we guess to a place of comfort, security, while our people you left behind, still in your abyss of poverty, poor living conditions. You see Skerrit, for years you have fooled the destitute, poor people of Dominica while you enjoyed lavish time flying about? What has Dominica and we the people really benefited from this? Tell us of your assests and saved income and how this came about. Skerrit, You have failed us. Skerrit Go away!

  28. viewsexpressed
    July 3, 2019

    “Skerrit maintains he’s ready to take a back seat..” Oh this is welcome news. (Yes). It`s about time this failed Odd Minister exit. It has been overdue. Skerrit was just a flamboyant person with nothing of value as far as poverty and social development is concerned in Dominica. To open your office, poor people walking in for cash from you was deceptive a big failure, that we refer to as Bobol, abuse of states funds just to elevate your portfolio for what DA has not and still today after 19 years still without. That is how we up in the government buildings have seen and with your outdated utterances was just to gather fame, bring desperate people to you who knows nothing of your role but just this man who abused states funds to give away thru Red Clinic & handouts sent to people thru couriers loyal to you. Those acolytes they just Love and vote for me. Despicable. You failed us. Your legacy will be one of deception, the Bobols, immature, weird company & failure to deliver to us…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      July 3, 2019

      “Skerrit maintains he’s ready to take a back seat..” Oh this is welcome news.  ”

      You are already fooled, if that was true Roosevelt would have simply demit his office.

      Power, and money corrupts, the man is a dictator, who by now rather be taken out of his office on a stretcher rather than quitting. 

      It is about money and control; having control over the people, that is why he boast ” I am running Dominica.”

      Well indeed he has ran Dominica into the ground; however knowing that he would rather see the country dissolve, and evaporate into thin air, before he leave government.

      Therefore the people of the country in 2020 must fire Roosevelt; kick him out, the man incompetence has ruined many of our people life.

      He took Dominica from a prosperous country, destroying everything his path, everything he touches turns to ashes.

      He seems to be cursed, every industry he met in the country has shut down, and left Dominica.

      He has his billions, Dominicans have nothing!

    • Man bites dogs
      July 3, 2019

      @Viewsexpressed, You are a loser and liar Mr Skerrit, is a winner he has done wonders for Dominica, Edison James, Lennox Linton, that waste of space on God green earth is a disgusting failure to mankind and most of all black men and so are you Viewsexpressed, with Francisco, Ibo and many more. One thing I know we will give Mr Skerrit and his government another 5 more years and the rest will be up to him for you suckers put up or shut up!! One love Labour keep the fire burning do not let that so-called Linton, and his pirates distroyed our Dominica like they did before this people are evil 😈 and nasty do not trust them none of them idiots!!!
      Waiting to see if DNO has got enough guts to post my comments.

  29. Watching
    July 3, 2019

    Papamet allu skerrit have something up his sleeves. Just wait . he doh gather all his riches yet

  30. Channel 1
    July 3, 2019

    Is that the same Skerrit who said – in either the 2005 or 2009 electins (can’t recall which one but I heard him) – that he intends to be in power in Dominica until the year 2050?

    Somebody should ask Skerrit if that is all part of his plans to set up the post of an Executive President in Dominica to replace the post/roles of Prime Minister. A number of years ago, he did mention that there may a come a point when the nation would have to examine the possibility of an Executive President of the island.

    BEWARE of Skerrit and his deliberate use of ambiguous language.

    • viewsexpressed
      July 3, 2019

      We hope not…What !!!!!??? that immature little child with limited knowledge, or no one as a matter fact running of a country? This is not a beauty show where you go n front of the mirror Mirroron thewallell me who is the ugliest one of them all”? Well, its you alone so the political ugliness has to be you and your failed father.

  31. %
    July 3, 2019

    Skerrit is so shameless, while they allowed Ross to leave, the lazy hypocrite, is scavenging for votes throughout the world, and now offering goodies .
    Give the recipients “cool out” too because you have impoverished Dominica!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

  32. %
    July 3, 2019

    Lying has become this lazy man’s mantra who said “I run things in Dominica””.. What an accomplished idiot!!! Dominicans have seen this movie before .
    Sensible ones like me know what that back seat would mean to this lousy character .
    So it’s a big fat lie .
    He Lie!!!!!! He knows we doh want him no more!! He will be kicked out soon by the electorate..

  33. Ibo france
    July 3, 2019

    Only simpletons and dumbbells still believe this congenital liar, Skerrit. If anyone would like a vivid idea of what Skerrit’s tenure of leadership has been like just read his own words.
    “But this time, he maintains that he will move aside to allow for new ideas, talents and energy in the party.”
    Presently , the DLP is like a rudderless ship. They are completely bankrupt of new ideas, lack direction and energy, and enriching themselves at the expense of the poor and the gullible. They are totally spent, not even the other CARICOM and OECS leadership has confidence in their Dominican counterpart. There have been very important regional meetings in all or most of these countries, the most glaring exception is Dominica. The country is the biggest laughing stock in the Caribbean. Doesn’t Mr. Skerrit get embarrassed whenever he steps on the airports of these countries? Skerrit should hang his head in eternal shame.

      July 3, 2019

      You definitely make no sense. Just talking for talking sake.

      • des
        July 3, 2019

        Like yourself KID

      • viewsexpressed
        July 3, 2019

        Kid on the Bock. or rather or to compliment your name, rat in the hole causing all kind mischief all over the house. Skerrit is like a childish politician brought to serve 19 years and still has not done
        anything substantial that elevates Dominica to higher heights, apart from the homes some have in NY where their children end up going to school. =Who pays for this, we want to know and also where the money comes from. A small economic stage like Dominica it is impossible for anyone to have that kind of resource to support self and family. This is a worrying cry the state of our island is in 2019 while some politicians within the Labour camp are comfortable and Skerrit boasting giving people housing. No other boasts they breast feed baby, it is an obligation.
        Skerrit has been this failure, big time and we need a new government, team of disciplined focussed decent people with strong
        leadership to return our Dominica to some level of decency and development for our people. Skerrit

      • ??????????????
        July 3, 2019

        So true KID ON THE BLOCK. This people just spewing hatred – just talking for talking sake and do u know what – They making themselves sick with their hatred.
        This man the PM is highly respected here and around the Caribbean if not the world.

        Haterz let me hear you!

        • Ibo france
          July 4, 2019

          ???????, are you a comedian? Seems so to me. Skerrit is respected around the Caribbean? The man is like a useless piece of driftwood showing up on foreign shores with both hands outstretched collecting alms. He has reduced Dominica to Beggar’s status. China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba are presently Dominica’s main benefactors. The country’s once pristine image is being torn to shreds by this mendicant administration.

      • viewsexpressed
        July 4, 2019

        My People, please ignore this Kid, he is childish and has nothing of substance to say or offer us. His motive on DNO is to call and attempt to make a difference but it is not working, because his political party is excessively corrupt and has not done well for Dominica. Kid on the block on DNO is just talking for talking sake so that Skerrit and his failed labour government can see that Kid is a nice boy who writes frequent nonsense on social media. It is the same script about failed Skerrit whom he knows will never be elevated to this prominent person of Dominica because he has govern badly and poorly and has had no long term quality thoughts for the upliftment of our Dominica. Skerrit failed due to the Bin Bool, Fertilizer Bobol, The abusive Red Clinic taking advantage of poor people who needs job. That is what Skerrit should focus on , but he has got distracted by hanging about with a weird company who sings his dirty songs and outdated tunes. Skerrit must go, he has failed. UWP in.

  34. July 3, 2019

    Have we not heard that sweet refrain (calypso) before “ha ha ha Dice again” replace that with Skerro; this guy is delusional, urgently in need of a “brain transplant”; we know what the plan is bro, you desperately need continued protection under the “diplomatic cover” for as long as possible, what better place other than ” your Excellency Mr President”, plus $30,000 a month, tax free and other benefits guaranteed; wowwwww! you had the whole thing properly thought out my friend but guess what “you can fool some of the people some of the times but you can’t fool all the people all of the time Dr, Dr.

  35. d-a born
    July 3, 2019

    I’ll believe that when I see it. This man’s so power drunk, I don’t see him giving that all up.

  36. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    July 3, 2019

    He can see the writing on the wall, his days are numbered. 20 years is enough time for new leadership. There is no monarchy in Dominica other people need a chance to run the government.

  37. weh
    July 3, 2019

    I will believe it when I see it.

  38. Shaka zulu
    July 3, 2019

    Skerrit is full of doo doo. He is working that psychology again. Lies lies and more lies. This is a tactic to get sympathy votes. This guy has no intentions of loosing grip on power and is doing everything to consolidate power. How do you intend to leave and solely appoint constituency reps while essentially firing elected members. Thats not the action of a man ready to leave. I call your bluff again. Actions dont match words. Skerrit the only thing that matters in tbe grand scheme of things are actions and results. I hope you get whipped at the polls and after the polls.

  39. Iamanidiot
    July 3, 2019

    Na, That’s a backdoor he leaving open so IF he doesn’t win he can “skidaddle” and be like “I planned to leave” cause he would never want to be on the opposition.
    Although I say “IF” I am confident that theyparty will win, not because they doing a good job. But because of the “Cool outs” everybody been getting and the recruitment of Dominicans in Antigua. Now why would an Antiguan that left Dominica to make a better life for themselves with a better job and more money. Turn around and attempt to keep the same government they left under because things was tight….is beyond me.
    You left for greener pastures, you in your green pasture eating your rich grass with Magic Grow. When we want to change the head farmer, you leaving your rich grass and you coming back to the dry grass and say “no! leave that farmer there! he is a good farmer”. Then when the farmer doesn’t change, you leave us in the grass…and you go back to your grass. HOW is that fair to the people you leave…

  40. LaPLaine Observer
    July 3, 2019

    Please Skerritt , you can make our lives easier by leaving now. We have suffered enough under your regime for the past 20 years. We can’t breathe.

    • ????????????????
      July 3, 2019

      Let the ballots talk! Who wants power more? Be truthful and ask yourself!

  41. LifeandDeath
    July 3, 2019

    Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal behavior, strange speech, and a decreased ability to understand reality.

    Imagine, he’s bowing out just when he asks his Wife to step in the Political Ring. That makes sense!!!???
    Think for a minute Dominicans. Skerrit might be losing his grip on reality but let’s keep our calm and understand the wits about this confused statements and actions coming from this misleader.
    Skerrit has no intention of going anywhere, even if deep down he yerns to get the load off his back, but he CAN’T go willingly. He has too much to answer for. His actions to try and distort the electorial process and charge opposistion members on blatantly false allegations also speaks contrary to his willingness to step aside..smh!!..Skerrit needs help.

    • Joseph John
      July 3, 2019

      @ life and death….if you were a psychoanalyst you could be taken up for mal practice. Search the net for the word “schizophrenia” and you will know that our PM is not guilty. Try your expertise on the three uwp leaders who tried to crash (mop) a Heads of Government Conference then call a press conference for the world to know. Their leader displayed a diplomatic passport to con security and protocol to get transportation and access to this meeting. He had no invitation and he is not accredited to any entity. This is certainly a display of the relevant disposition. With my non expertise I would say …..Illusion of grandeur.
      Did you see the furious five, dressed in funeral black, who called a press conference to announce that Ross left . No facts to explain why, but lots of false accusations and blue bubbles talk. Their mantra,the sky is blue, press conference, the rain fell yesterday, press conference, someone is getting a divorce , breaking news, a flat tire is burning etc

      • LifeandDeath
        July 4, 2019

        Maybe I would say the same thing if a light were shun on failures of My Hero.
        I always warn fanatics to ground themselves and remain objectively sober, for a man is just a man. Get a grip @JJ. Skerrit is indeed acting as if he’s out of his right mind. Who else hires a charter to carry 200 people to another country for campaign support? And just as he asks people to vote his novice Wife into power, He announces his exit from Politics..#madness
        That attitude of idolizing men in positions of power among our people must be banished if Dominica is to move forward.

  42. viewsexpressed
    July 3, 2019

    “Skerrit maintains he’s ready to take a back seat…” It is about damn time to only take a back seat, but get the hell out of our Domininca Government. We need decency, in government. No Bin Bobol, No Fertilizer Bobol, no deception. And when you are gone, go get a Ductored 100% degree to help cover you failed tenure after 19 long failed wasted years. Skerrit you have failed us, you must Go and we are happy to see the back of you and your Labour failed Bobolistics blind Labour supporters.
    And finally Skerrit says, “But this time, he (Skerrit) maintains that he will move aside to allow for new ideas, talents and energy in the party.”
    Skerrit Must Go: Get Out of our Business, we will manage. Skerrit has failed us, He must Go Now.

  43. Pipo
    July 3, 2019

    As long as he is not manouvring himself into the position of President, where he can not be prosecuted, I’m having no problem with that but of course that scenario not likely if Lennox Linton is our next Prime Minister.

  44. John Jay
    July 3, 2019

    BULL…., Stop taking DOMINICANS for a ride. What you looking for SYMPATHY. You must go. Skerrit must go .
    You and your people them flying to Antigua while you leave the others to take the battle of the seas to Antigua.

  45. Zandoli
    July 3, 2019

    Is that the reason why your wife is running in Roseau Central? Making way for her to take over the leadership of the party with you “running things” in the background?

  46. iprotest
    July 3, 2019

    you will be beat out of office!
    you feel de fire of Clemo bearing down on your head and you are afraid
    you will lose your seat.

    DLP can’t find another leader right now
    dem herd followers don’t appear to have balls to lead
    DLP will be buried again in Dominica political history with Roosevelt Skerrit dragging down de party on his way out of office

    • ?????????????????
      July 3, 2019

      Are you a fortune teller? What say do u have? God is in control! This PM whether you all like to hear it or not is no ordinary PM. Whether u like it or not, this man has done so much for Dominica. well for your information, he is not & cannot stay in this position for ever. We are all just passing through. What have u contributed to the well being of the people of your nation Dominica? Ask yourself that question? Est Ce que cette parler avec “hatred” toucelle? This man & I say it again whether u like it or not has done so much to alleviate the pain of people. When his time is over, the God of this earth – Jehovah will definitely raise another to continue the good works in Dominica. You & all the others may be ungrateful but let me tell u something – many of us are & we pray, thank God for preservation; all the assistance we have received. There are a lot of us who pray without ceasing so the Lawless will not take over. God bless Dominica! Thank you Father for all u…

    • ???????????????
      July 3, 2019

      Do u realise the trust that the outside world has placed in this man? Do you think that organisation, nations etc can trust a new PM? Reality check all u haters – some time must pass before confidence is gained. Come on check your thinking. Do you think that anyone is going to just pour money on the novice who wants to become PM? As I have already said, he connot be PM for ever. Where are those before him? Leblanc – Gone! Mamo – Gone; PJ – well we has made his time too. Guys get a knock on your faculties. Shake your head. Go in seclusion, take a reality check. Sit in quiet place, think rationally. Go over &over & over. When u finish hire a vehicle & drive over the country. Take a deep breathe, do not fight your eyes. Exhale, ask Jehovah to change your heart. Exhale, ask for clearer eyes. Exhale, be true to yourself. close your ears to negativity, rumours & hearsay. Stay away from the comments Move on, go to your quiet place, take your time, objectively analyse.

  47. jamie
    July 3, 2019

    You are a desperate man,but God is in control and knows best,every tyrant in history did not turn out good.

  48. RandyX
    July 3, 2019

    Of course he will step aside in favour of Gucci and then the door is open for him to become President. Let me tell you Skerrit, you are not going to win this coming election, so no need for you to step aside in the first place. But make no mistake, the accounts (PetroCaribe, the treasury as a whole, CBI and your travel accounts) will be thoroughly audited…!

  49. Wow
    July 3, 2019

    :lol: Lies, lies, lies and more lies. The truth is, you now understand that the people of Dominica and even your party people are not happy with your style of leadership. So you are making this statement now to trick unsuspecting labourites into voting for your party. Then you will conveniently change your mind again. Just stop ✋ stop it. You want to move to the back? There’s an empty seat there all now. BYE!

    • viewsexpressed
      July 3, 2019

      The leadership of Skerrit has been a big disappointment. I did say then and \I repeat that this an Skerrit has been and appears the same as being immature and not ready with some level of intellectual and knowledge or experience of being a government minister much less to hold the pivotal position of Prie Minister. fter 19 years look where we are, have a look around the country, our villages that are so deep in poverty and clueless as to when some level of humanity will come into their respective villages. I believe it will come when this failed PM Skerrit exists the Prime Minister`s office ASAP. Skerrit has been a failure, acks visions apart from what he see directly in front of him.
      However, we welcome Hon Lennox Linton and his professional UWP decent, honest Team. Dominicans kick out Skerrit and this failed Labour Corrupt Government. We welcome the UWP and its decent professional trusted Leader Hon Lennox Linton.

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