Skerrit makes a case for Riviere as Marigot MP

Skerrit speaking at launch of Gregory Riviere

People of the Marigot constituency have been urged by Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, to take politics seriously, and to ‘think with their heads and not with their emotions’ as they prepare to elect a parliamentary representative.

“…Politics is serious business. This is not something to play jokes with… Politics is about your future and the future of your children, and the well-being of a whole nation. So, we have to take politics and voting very seriously,” he said, on Sunday evening, at the official launch of Gregory ‘Karessah’ Riviere as the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate for the Marigot constituency.

In his address, the Prime Minister fully endorsed Riviere, describing him as suitable for the job, and “with a profound sense of sincerity,” supported the candidate’s plans for the constituency.

“A general election campaign is like an extended job interview in which candidates place themselves at the disposal of voters for consideration… [Gregory Riviere] has set forth his qualifications, which I ask you, the people, to consider,” Skerrit stated.

The DLP Leader added that “Karessah knows the people of Marigot, and the people of Marigot know him… He is a people’s person, and he has no enemies in Marigot or anywhere else in Dominica… He is well-respected by the people… He is also well-loved… Gregory Riviere cares for the people of the Marigot constituency.”

Meantime, Skerrit compared the new DLP candidate to the constituency’s current Parliamentary Representative, Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, who he claimed “has no respect for the people of Marigot.”

“This is 2019, ladies and gentlemen, and I resent the notion that ‘anything goes in Marigot’’; that the people of this great constituency are not entitled to better… I shared with you this evening the educational, professional, and community service back ground of Gregory ‘Karessah’ Riviere. I want each of you to leave here this evening and go research the educational, professional, and community service back ground of Mr. Lennox Linton. Check out his qualifications for the job he seeks…,” he stated. “Before you can renew Mr. Linton’s contract as [Parliamentary Representative] for Marigot, you need to evaluate his performance… I am asking the people of the Marigot constituency: has Lennox Linton earned a second term? What has he done for you? What has he done for your children? What has he done for the senior citizens of this constituency?”

The Prime Minister accused the Opposition Leader of showing “contempt” for the people of Marigot, alleging that Linton has rejected every idea proposed by the DLP for the development of the Marigot constituency.

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77 Comments

  1. August 22, 2019

    The red wave is coming, it will now include all of ROSEAU NORTH, SOUTH CENTRAL, VALLEY, MARIGOT AND BAWI :)

  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 22, 2019

    People of the Marigot constituency have been urged by Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, to take politics seriously, and to ‘think with their heads and not with their emotions’ (Roosevelt Skerrit).
    Actually, this is what I wanted to quote, I erred in the process.
    In any event, the corrupted has told the people of Marigot to use their head, and take politics seriously.
     It is interesting that the people of Marigot should come to the realization that their life goes beyond politics, whereas Roosevelt is playing politics talking fart about think with your head and elect him by voting for that clumsy clown who has no clue of what he is reading from Roosevelt and Harley Henry written script; they should start using their God given senses.
    The most powerful is their seeing eyes to look into the black demonic heart of Roosevelt Skerrit, and his boy puppet and reject him at the pools.
    Roosevelt has victimized the people of Marigot, Wesley, and Woodford Hill for too long; reject the devil!

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  3. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 22, 2019

    How could someone like Roosevelt get a teaching in Dominica; that guy perhaps went to secondary but did not learn crap watch me make a fool out of him.(Roosevelt Skerrit).

    Think with head I say!

    Sensuality goes beyond five senses. 

    We sense courage, dignity, fear, truth, love, happiness, and satisfaction.

     Human options are endless!

    Instead of only having one way to reason, we can use the variety of everything we sense to see new ways to solve old problems.

    Sensual thinking is the way we understand how things come together, know our self, and connect with others; it is thinking with your senses and feeling with your mind. 

    People do that automatically!

      The sense we probably rely on and use the most is our vision.

    We use our eyes practically  all day, as our eyes are open. We use our senses of smell and taste at times, and our sense of hearing is always there, however; it’s our vision that we most rely on.
    How can a fox recommend a mongoose to guard…

  4. Casio
    August 21, 2019

    IT seems that he cannot say anything without trying to bring down someone else. why cant he just speak well of karessah without trying to discredit another man. In my times growing up, we used to say that when a man is trying to discredit another man to gain favor with someone else, that man is a very weak and insecure person. in short, we used to call him a “female dog negro” or a “b^&*$ ni##a” . you rise on your own accord. If your deeds are very noteworthy, people will see you regardless and you will be in favor. But you dont rise through bringing down others. This is the PM’s favorite move. We have heard it from the mouth of Ian Douglas himself when Tossy secretly recorded him about how that man likes to talk bad about everyone.

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    • viewsexpressed
      August 22, 2019

      Skerrit is that big joke in the pack of decent politics and in government where he has failed Miserable. Skerrit is too far gone to attempt to discipline hi into the merits and decency of politics and good government and good governance. This man is a waste of time, big time. Skerrit is a liability, and has been for 19 years to our Dominica. He, Skerrit and his corrupted Labour government has failed us the people of Domininca. He has reduced our poor, desperate people to begging through the Corrupted, deceitful Red Clinic. This is buying loyalty from people who are poor, vulnerable and only that a good life for themselves an their struggling families. This is political abuse coming from a man who holds the office of Prime Minister, but surely enough, he performs well as this “Odd Minister and has failed us the people of Dominica. Skerrit must Go as we await and prepare for our Decent incoming Prime Minister Hon. Lennox Linton and his highly qualified decent professional UWP Team.

  5. Anonymous
    August 20, 2019

    Skerrit boy, the last laugh will be on you, you will not get any of the workers seats for sure so the work you are doing now to get votes should have done long time ago. Man start the dam marigot hospital eh, we don’t want to see no video.

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  6. Man bites dogs
    August 20, 2019

    This is a Message to workers supporters and Linton, Sunday 18/8/2019 we labour supporters send a clear message to Lennox Linton and his crocodiles we will be kicking out lazy no good Lennox Linton, and replace him with someone who could and will be doing a much better job – service for Marigot people. Linton out Linton out lazy arrogant Linton out out out.
    I have noticed DNO is not posting many of my comments if you guys have a problem with my post come on spit it out please!!!

    ADMIN: We have already made it clear to you on several occasions that in addition to our comment policy guidelines we will not publish comments that personally insult other commenters. As long as you insist on including personal insults in your posts these particular comments will not be published.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 22, 2019

      Admin: where it pertains to me in particular, if he insults me allow him to do so; all I asks is that you give me the same opportunity to level him/her with an insult of my own eh!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      He insults me, nevertheless, when my son suffered that fatal heart attack (which took his life); the dog eating man is the only contributor who extended sympathy, and his condolence to me; which I appreciated.

      There is good and bad in all of us; his/her problem is that the person cannot see the destruction Roosevelt is causing the country. 

      To some people they see the photographs of some buildings, they hear about building resilient Dominica, and CBI giveaway’s they are contented with such crap; hence they think Roosevelt is god, and the best thing to happen to Dominica.

      They do not care that there are no industries in the country; hence employment is lacking; they do not care that Ross University and others left.

    • viewsexpressed
      August 22, 2019

      This is the typical illiterate, stupidity of fear that is offered by the highly immature group of the Labour Party who, despite all the evidence that Skerrit is this failure, has reduced our poor struggling people to poverty and begging. Skerrit has insulted our mothers and families to que up at the foyer of the Financial Centre to beg Skerrit for cash, (not a job) where they receive states money as the begging bowl continues and reduces our people as nobody, rather than create jobs that these people are employed, paying their taxes, saving their hard earned money, but with the lack o decency that Skerrit holds, he will insult our poor people and has made himself this Big Dada man with money to throw at our people. What an insult, hypocrisy, failure and abuse of states resources. Skerrit has ignored & insulted the qualified Welfare Officers, by-pass them where they are able to conduct assessment of families in need, has disrespected this service and reduced our mothers to beggars.

    • August 22, 2019

      How can half a glass full throw out a full glass that’s how much you people don’t think before speaking or posting comments, Marigot haven got a large amount of Labor supporters and that’s long before Linton was born and maybe you yourself so how a you and your supporters going to do that, not possible. Secondly if Gregory Karessah have all that degree what is he specialized in, plus Skerrit just have on degree and it’s not in political science or in finance how did he become the PM, Gregory with all his degrees should replace Skerrit .Remember Skerrit said the smarter people in Dominica are from Marigot and on that he is correct, but some of those that are not just want the easy way out. I want Marigot people to ask themselves this questions if it’s not the money we don’t have why is he punishing us, No Hospital, Health Center, Airport, Roads, Playing field, so what is it is it because we are smart. Marigot is for Linton and we want the money back,, DLP & UWP vote accordingly

  7. RandyX
    August 20, 2019

    Why did Skerrit and his gang come to Marigot? Perhaps to open the new Marigot hospital that he paid for with CBI funds (as he told PWC).

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    • August 22, 2019

      I don’t know why so much money were spent to lunched Gregory but remember he said he run things in Dominica.

      Now if Mexico donated money to rebuild the Marigot Hospital why is Skerrit saying they are going to use CBI funds to build it, so what happen to the money from Mexico because it doesn’t make any sense . Marigot people cannot be bought or fool OK.. . Now I understand DLP had to bring in people to Marigot so the crowd could look large but Dominicans don’t be fooled all those people Sunday were not from the village of Marigot,, we welcome all people to our village but don’t tell us the sky is falling when it’s not joke will be on you. What Skerrit did be trying to destroy Linton fall back on him because people are speaking out they are socked and disappointed, but I also blame the people of Marigot who stood there and allow it to happen regardless if you were DLP/UWP starting with Gregory, Because of Skerrit attitude he promoted Linton much more calls are coming from all…

  8. the city observer.
    August 20, 2019

    Not one of the candidates lunched so far will win there sit. Certainly its impossible for Gretta Roberts to win. Shekira Lockhart is not a politician she has very low energy, the people of Roseau south are already disappointed in her and she is up against an incumbent which is loved even by labourites. Joseph Isaac cannot win an election any where in Dominica, not even if he contested in Portsmouth, No one trust this guy. Gregory Riviere cannot win in Marigot. So far four losers.

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  9. JAH KAL
    August 20, 2019

    skerrit the statement u made in marigot will hunt u for a long long time the people should see to that u don’t come back that cannot happen on the peice rock where i come from for matter fact u a not welcome. Stay away as usual.

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  10. Dominican
    August 20, 2019

    It is the government’s duty to look after the needs of all its citizens and for the Minister of fiance to make funds available for this, not the opposition party, any opposition party.
    With regards to Roosevelt Skerrit questioning the academic qualifications of Lennox Linton, he not only questions the suitability of members of his own cabinet but also of his prospective candidates, including his own wife. It also demonstrates his ignorance of our constitution, which does not call for any academic qualifications to be a member of Parliament. Chapter III, sub. 31 B states that it is sufficient for a candidate to be able to speak and read the English language with enough proficiency for him(her) to take an active part in the proceedings of them House. In other words, one does not even have to be the recipient of a formal education! I would submit that the leader of the opposition is more than qualified under the constitution and, on the evidence of it outperforms the P.M. in both…

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    • Concerned
      August 20, 2019

      That’s absolutely correct that’s the requirements but these where written a long time ago.in contemporary time I don’t think a leader should be so grossly under qualified and further more when the Hon Pierre Charles was pm wasn’t mr linton one of the most vocal person talking about his lack of education and unsuitability for the job.now we find out he has not even graduate high school and want to be the pm of Dominica but I say impossible

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      • Pipo
        August 21, 2019

        That is the law garçon, the primary law of our country. If you want to ignore it like Skerrit then what do we have laws for or even Parliament for.If you want to change it go through Parliament and vote for it. We can not have a country where we apply a law vai-ki-vai, according to the whims of Prime Minister. That would be no country at all.

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  11. JAH KAL
    August 20, 2019

    skerrit u look sick your lies have cut up with u you are cornered uncle where is the money Dominicans skerrit must go.

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  12. Prime Mistake
    August 20, 2019

    As we talking about education, shouldn’t a Minister of Finance have a finance, economics or accounting degree? Or at least some finance experience? I daresay Mr. Skerrit, you are not qualified to be Minister of Finance. No wonder 😒… No wonder the people of Dominica are asking ” Where the money gone?” $1,000,000,000 ( 1 billion dollars)? Missing from the treasury? Oh, it’s escrow? 🐓

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  13. Ahab & Jazebel
    August 20, 2019

    @ ask Mel, I agree with you that Linton gets a pass in just about every single one of the Ten Commandments. However, I will only talk about who I refer to as SATAN in the bible or Ahab, since Ahab is a bible king who fell short in EVERY single one! 1. Ahab has how many gods 2. Ahab worships money his idol 3. Ahab always uses God’s name in vain and hypocrisy. 5. Ahab is very unholy like SATAN, and can’t keep a minute holy 5. I don know if Ahab has father or mother to honor because all I see is dishonor 6. You shall Not murder? Read the bible and you will see Ahab killed other kings before him 7. NOT Commit adultery? If they were leaving in the days of WhatsApp I bet Jazebel would accuse Ahab of being weak and can’t see a cat. He wants to EAT all cats he sees wii 8. Not covet? That’s his nature 9. Thou shalt not steal? So way the money? 10. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor? Satan was A LIAR FROM the beginning and whenever he opens his mouth expect him to lie

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    • August 20, 2019

      “I agree with you that Linton gets a pass in just about every single one of the Ten Commandments”

      Just to let you all know that the 10 Commandments are the Law of the Old Testament, which God gave to ancient Israel, through Moses.

      Now the Israelites failed in Life because they could obey all of the Law–they chose to do what the liked and rejected what they did not like– it is a long story

      So Jesus came to take the blows on our behalf, He made us free from the wrath of the Father’s Holiness.

      However, He told us that He has summed up the 10 commandments into just 2 commandments, they are: “Love God and love people”.

      Jesus said if we are doing those 2 commandments we are doing all of those 10. Do we see those 2 Laws in Lennox Linton? Otherwise, what are the passes that he has in the 10 commandments?

      I see them in PM Skerrit all the time

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      • Toto
        August 21, 2019

        Eh Elisabeth, and still he has not paid for your ticket to come home my dear? He must know you are blind and don’t know where you going. If u go to heaven, don’t look for your P.M. you will not find him there. So sorry for you.

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      • viewsexpressed
        August 21, 2019

        Yes, we see the heavy corruption, Bobolistic behaviour in you blind loyalty so called Skerrit who has failed us. 19 years and we still in poverty, heavy corruption run by this immature political clown called Skerrit. Skerrit knows nothing of socio-economic development. We say so often and discuss it daily where we are up on the floor of the Financial Centre. The same place incompetent Skerrit goes to and dream and plan his Bobolistic Red Clinic misfits, while our poor people suffer and in poverty, while a weird woman called Elizabeth writes BS daily makes no sense. Its all about failed Skerrit and nothing in her tone or converse about our ailing, poverty stricken Dominicans. Skerrit must go and he takes with him also that failed incompetent woman called Elizabeth. Go away, go far, you all are a waste of time. You`ll watch Skerrit, failed Labour Government, some Soap Opera. You`ll brought our country down to begging & poverty with dirty DLP. It`s a shame. Welcome Linton & Trusted UWP.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 22, 2019

        Shut up; you doh know what you talking about!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahah!

        Just be quiet eh!

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 22, 2019

        ” He told us that He has summed up the 10 commandments into just 2 commandments, they are: “Love God and love people”. “(Elizabeth Xavier).
        Elizabeth, give me the chapter and verse in the book of the Bible where you read that.I am not suggesting you have not read that, but I can’t remember reading that way.
        I however, read King Solomon where he said: ” Fear God keep his commands that is the duty of man.”

        And I can give you the scripture and verse if you want me to do so.
        Think in terms of vanity of vanities! 

        Elizabeth if you claim you see anything about God in Roosevelt Skerrit, I say something is wrong with what you are seeing.

        Do you realize that it is because of Roosevelt why there is so much violence, killing and poverty in Dominica?
        You see God in him; I see his curse which hampers progress in the nation.

      • Man bites dogs
        August 22, 2019

        Hello Elizabeth, I have noticed lately there are several hyenas attacking you if I were you I would not take any notice of those hyenas you have them connered and those suckers looking for blood you doing a great job well done!!

  14. Disappointed But Not Surprised
    August 20, 2019

    As a young person who has lived in Marigot all my life, I know how our village used to be and I also know that the Government has not made any effort in covering up its blatant neglect and disrespect to the people of Marigot.
    I know what its like to be afraid to put my address when applying for jobs, scholarships and any resource that should be available to ALL Dominicans because of where I am from. I’ve seen roads deteriorate for 15+ years and then magically be made new because of a political event. I’ve also seen a hospital and historic side turn into a field of grass.
    As Mr Skerrit said, he’s the one who run things in Dominica so he cannot cast any stones at Mr. Linton. According to HIM everything passes through him. Therefore he’s responsible for the lack of development in Marigot and that’s going off the premise of a foundation he himself set down.
    I’m at a loss for words at how a man of our own soil could stand on a stage with this man and promise things he knows…

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    • Disappointed But Not Surprised
      August 20, 2019

      *Continuation* he knows wont come to pass.

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  15. The Evangelist
    August 20, 2019

    Skerrit made a case for Karresah?
    So DNO how could a CORRUPT TREE tell me its fruits are good? So we don’t believe what Jesus told us in Matthew 7: 18, that A corrupt and EVIL tree CANNOT bring forth good fruit.”

    DNO what I heard and saw from Skerrit on Sunday reminds me of Jesus warning us in Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

    I saw and heard a very FALSE prophet, dressed in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly was a ravening wolf, lying, deceiving and Fooling the people and unfortunately, that’s the nature of person Karresah joined himself with. Karessah boy I warning you my friend!

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    • Joseph John
      August 20, 2019

      The only wolf in sheep clothing is Lennox Linton who tricked Edison James to endorse him. Lennox is an imposter pretending that he has integrity and education to represent the community of Marigot. He has nothing.

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      • Me
        August 20, 2019

        Mr. John, please go and have a good look in the mirror.

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      • RandyX
        August 20, 2019

        Your master is an imposter. He is a French man. He should never have been PM of Dominica. But remember his utterings: no law and no constitution… We should have kicked him out at the time, that would have saved us for looking for the states money now. As for you…

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  16. LaPlaine Observer
    August 20, 2019

    If a member of the UWP had interrupted the PM during his address like Karessah did during Linton’s address, what would have happen to him/her? Would charges be filed for disrupting a political event? These are the indications that we are living in a police state where the criminal justice system only favors some.

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  17. MR Hector Marie
    August 20, 2019

    let me repeat the DLP members have no shame when they took over the management of the country there was a hospital at marigot ,they never repaired replaced , but allowed to be eaten by termites and fall apart then for years promise a new hospital. where is the hospital he said was being provided by mexico? instead there are two what I see as horse stables one in Wesley the other in the same village where they have the guts to show up asking foe votes .Did he mention the hospital ,what of the airport he promised to come to Wesley to talk about did he talk about that? the question of the hospital is stock on me because as I said before I know a thing or two about that because I have seen a thing or two this goes back to 1956 and earlier .

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    • Joseph John
      August 20, 2019

      Well with Reviere Marigot will be getting a brand new state of the art MORDERN Hospital. The termites were disappointment, the new hospital will be the blessing. The Modern Airport to be built near Marigot will enhance the whole area including Marigot.
      When you compare the tract record of these two candidates Riviere is the better choice by far, as far as the East is from the West.

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      • RandyX
        August 20, 2019

        Are you talking about that same state of the art new hospital in Marigot that Skerrit had build with CBI funds, as he made PWC believe? Or is he building a second state of the art new hospital financed by the government of Mexico.
        You know what, your master is a notorious conman and that’s all there is to it!!!

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      • viewsexpressed
        August 21, 2019

        Yes Joseph John, you so so blind and hypocritical, you giving the people of Marigot the well spelt word of “MORDERN” Hospital. you are so blindly dislolay to yor village and Domininca and goo==ive full blind loyaty to this failed Preim Minijstet that ou have not see the deterioration of Marigot and our Nature Isle Dominica, under this failed incompetent, aste of time Skerrit. Go find some work to do and do better. Run away from Skerrit and go get a life. Hon Linton is perfectly ok, a gentleman, normal, has no bad names following him like your failed incompetent Skerrit. Linton is an intellectual.
        Skerrit will go, you better not go with him and reduce yourself and your intelligence. Go read about how not to be corrupt and a bobolist and not to be one who crippled our island Dominica, like you know who. So MORDERN, you have work to do, go get on with it, and plan on existing away from this failed Skerrit, he is no role model.
        So MORDERN, YO HAVE WORK TO DO, GO GET ON WITH IT…

      • August 22, 2019

        Since degrees is all you all can talk about does Gregory “Karassah” have a degree in political Science or finance ? Was it Gregory that made sure the same DLP Government return the money for the BINS back in the treasury, was it Karessah who exposed the Susan Goldy scandal and that was about passport and all the other goodies, no it was the man that haven not education that did all of that for his Island, People think before you .. I know Gregory and I haven got much to say o f him but when I go thru most of his songs it was all about the DLP Government I love Dominica and I want more for her.

  18. Shaka zulu
    August 20, 2019

    has Lennox Linton earned a second term? What has he done for you? What has he done for your children? What has he done for the senior citizens of this constituency?” tbat is politics of selfishness. I know what he has done for Dominica. He has sacrificed himself to slow down the descending of Dominica into a ful fleged Autocracy. He has been the thorn under your foot putting checks on you lunacy he has put the priority of the country over tbe selfish ideals and dependancy you nutured in our people, he has given you ideas which you tend to steal. Most of all the thought of him winning keeps you up at nights and might drive you to the insane category and come election day i think when you loose you will be trying to flee the country because you aint man enough to stay face the music. Dishonorable PM.

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  19. Birds of a feather
    August 20, 2019

    DNO with all respect to you, I believe a better headline to this article would be SKERRIT HIDES UNDER THE SKIRT OF THE KING. He made no case for Karessah. The man behaved like a coward little boy that is hiding behind his friends and throwing stones all over the place. All the man did was attack Lennox Linton, while he ran away from the one question Mr. Linton asked “Where the money gone?” How could he have made a case for himself when neither Skerrit nor Karessah had the guts to tell the people of Marigot how much he was paid to run or if he ran for free? I really expected Karessah to make that case for himself since he was so eager to disrupt UWP meeting the night before, to tell us how much he got. He had a FREE microphone to address that question and the man FAILED, just like his boss Skerrit. Right now I see Karessah and Skerrit as “two of a kind” and “MEM BET MEM PWELL” Gason we can say what we want but if anyone joins the DEVIL he becomes one with him

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  20. I Still Red
    August 20, 2019

    I still Red, but I must say that PM Skerrit may have attempted to make a case for his candidate Gregory ‘Karessah’ Riviere but he FAILED to make a case for himself especially about the $1.2 billion dollar question Dominicans have been asking about. PM had a good opportunity to clear the air on Sunday, in the face of the UWP stronghold but he didn’t and maybe couldn’t. People like me, a poto laborite need answers. I am not voting party, beauty or degree this time. I voting for integrity, truth, and those with the best interest of Dominica at heart. PM has fooled me too long with his ‘nice words’ that cannot be backed by actions. Yes PM you need to make a case for yourself and NOT for Karessah. We need to know the truth about over $1.2 billion dollars that you did not account for. We need to know why you oppressed the Marigot people by taking a hospital from them. You need to tell us why you allowed Ross University to leave . We have a lot of unanswered questions and we need answers

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  21. Zandoli
    August 20, 2019

    “Politics is about your future and the future of your children, and the well-being of a whole nation.”

    I have not heard truer words spoken by Skerrit. That being said, why doesn’t the DLP encourage their supporters to make informed decisions based on the direction in which the country is heading, the competence of the present regime and vote on that basis. Instead they are spreading money to people in all the constituencies, paying out cool out money and then he has the gall tell people politics is serious business?

    This guys says one thing and does the complete opposite.

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  22. Oh ti largent ah?!
    August 20, 2019

    How many weeks has it been? PM, the leader of the opposition asked you a question in parliament. “Where the money gone?”
    As minister of Finance, it was your duty to answer. You have not. In which escrow account did you put the people’s money? How much is left? We will not stop asking so, you may as well answer. There are services that need urgent attention in Dominica. We need that money, right now. We need it! You’re right “…Politics is serious business. This is not something to play jokes with…”
    That’s why we’ll be voting UWP. First, we are asking nicely, where is the money 💰?

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  23. %
    August 20, 2019

    I am still asking just why the police did not arrest the DLP candidate for Marigot, for disrupting the UWP meeting.
    Just why?
    Where is the money?
    Where is the money?
    Where is the money?

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  24. My take
    August 20, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit, I am not accusing you of anything. I just need some clarification. You see, what is happening in Dominica right now with you defies logic. You were a teacher when you started and we all know teachers are not paid very well in Dominica. I don’t know how much you make now, but the last time I checked, PM salary was less than $10,000 a month. Your wife’s store is ridiculously expensive, we can’t buy anything there. How is it, that you are able to afford this huge house? How is your unemployed wife able to order this expensive stuff for her store? It does not add up. There have been Prime Ministers before you that could not live like you. That is why I don’t trust you and I don’t believe anything you say and I will not vote for anyone recommended by you.

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  25. LifeandDeath
    August 20, 2019

    Skerrit has got to be the most inconsiderate leader ever to be PM in Dominica. First he makes you suffer by withholding resources, then he determines that the person you choseas representative is the problem hindering your aid. He determines who you must choose, and only then you will get public services such as a Hospital, or paved roads.
    He is right though, Politics is serious business and it’s for the future of our next Gen. Skerrit has had his time on the Job, he has failed miserably, Austrie confirmed that when he said that Dominica is last in everything. So, time to go Skewo. Idk, if Greg thinks he’s fooling You Skerrit, but Greg has never supported your dismal policies, so if you paid him to run, he had better be glad to collect his money and move on. Marigot ppl not that darft!!.Adios!!!

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  26. Ask Mel
    August 20, 2019

    Since we claims to be a Christian nation to the point that we had a rededication service earlier this month, let’s take a look at the ten commandments to see which of of these two leaders that fall closer to what is expected of us as a nation of we are serious about dedicating our nation to God, so that we be preserved from the perils of life that keep destroying us every year.
    1.You shall have no other gods before Me.
    2 You shall make no idols.
    3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
    4. Keep the Sabbath day holy.
    5.Honor your father and your mother.
    6.You shall not murder.
    You shall not commit adultery.
    7. You shall not steal.
    You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
    8. You shall not covet.
    Since I like what Mr. Linton stands for I will only examine him.
    After an honest look at Mr. Linton I sincerely give him a big pass in everyone except maybe #4, where no one really keeps the Sabbath. People how is Mr Skerrit doing? I will let you…

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    • Ahab & Jazebel
      August 20, 2019

      @ ask Mel, I agree with you that Linton gets a pass in just about every single one of the Ten Commandments. However, I will only talk about who I refer to as SATAN in the bible or Ahab, since Ahab is a bible king who fell short in EVERY single one! 1. Ahab has how many gods 2. Ahab worships money his idol 3. Ahab always uses God’s name in vain and hypocrisy. 5. Ahab is very unholy like SATAN, and can’t keep a minute holy 5. I don Ahab father or mother for him to honor 6. You shall Not murder? Read the bible and you will see Ahab killed other kings before him 7. NOT Commit adultery? If they were leaving in the days of WhatsApp I bet Jazebel would accuse Ahab of being weak and can’t see a cat. He wants to kill all cats he sees wii 8. Not covet? That’s his nature 9. Thou shalt not steal? So way the money? 10. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor? Satan was A LIAR FROM the beginning and whenever he opens his mouth expect him to lie.

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  27. Lin clown
    August 20, 2019

    Hope DNO PUBLISH the report of COOPERS so those uneducated,LAZY,UWP can read.Foolish people.

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    • Pipo
      August 20, 2019

      Lin, that report by Cooper does not tell us anything where the missing money is. It just says that money is generated for Dominica by the CBI programme with which good things can be done for the country. It does not say the money is generated for Skerrit. Lennox made it clear he want to continue that programme but with proper control and accountability. Is not Coopers report we need to see but the our own Govt’s own by Clarence Christian. He has been delinquent in that for some years now. Where is the money Lin, answer me that brother.

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    • %
      August 20, 2019

      @ Clown
      Your accomplished clown..What interest does this firm have in Dominica? Did they get information that patriot Linton could not get?
      Why it is now they are are doing this?
      Your brainless clown!
      Empty barrel .!
      Where is the money?
      Where is the money?
      Where is the money?

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    • Roseau Central
      August 21, 2019

      Lin clown you deserve your name cuz you are the biggest clown on DNO. thank god we cant see your face. PWC report is not an audit, they did not look at the books or the accounts so they cant tell us where the money is. what they wrote is exactly what Skerrit keep telling us. PWC told us that the report is based on information from Skerrit government and his ambassadors and passport vendors. Go read the report or have it read to you before you come and offer it to us. While you are reading tell us where the hospitals and bridges mentioned are located. Biggest Clown!

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    • Frank N Stein
      August 21, 2019
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    • viewsexpressed
      August 21, 2019

      Lin, you are that clown, we know that already. We do not take much nor seriously of your kindagerden messages. wake up, get to the level and we will read whatever messages of substance yo have to share. Other than we see you as this failed Red Skerrit blind acolyte. Elevate your self to decent messages and analysis, because I have too many people overseas and here, asking me “Who the hell is this woman,…and what does she represent?” My response is that, she is that blind loyalist to a highly fake, failed Odd Minister. That is where we are , that is her camp, ha highly corruoted immature camp lead by this failed immature Skerrit.
      Skerrit must Go. Elizabeth, run away from Skerrit. He has failed us and our Dominica. The more you, the more people laugh (lol..lol..) at you. Go get some joy, good to engage yourself. Skerrit is no help and you are a loser, your words do us nothing., we just enjoy a good LOL..LOL. I wonder what Skerrit does??

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  28. Manyways
    August 20, 2019

    Dear Prime Minister, You were the one who said no law and no constitution can stop you from being nominated. You are the one that said you runs things in Dominica. Why are you now saying is Lennox Linton rejected every idea for the Marigot constituency. Are you a ruler of a nation or a play boy for show? Is it Lennox Linton that decided to close the Marigot hospital. Is he the one to decide should there be a hospital rebuild in Marigot. What is the real reason for neglecting the people of Marigot? I feel sorry for my people in Dominica Skerrit. Prime Minister Skerrit you are playing a very bad game and it will catch up with you someday.

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  29. Didymus
    August 20, 2019

    You Skerrit run things it does not matter what Linton would like to do for arigot you run things. you are the leader of the country you are the one to fix things in the country.linton do not have the resources to do that, you control the treasury.I can only judge Linton if he was in the position to do it and He did not.what I also know is, you are the culprit in the party. A win for any member of your cabinet is a win for you and the problem in the labor party is you Skerrit.because of you people will not vote for good candidates on your party so you going to loose this time around.not even your own seat you can hold this time.

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  30. jamie
    August 20, 2019

    Come with all your lies and scams,the people of Marigot cannot be bought.Karessah is a greedy and a sellout just like Isaac,they will follow the money over the precipice.

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  31. Kalinago Justice
    August 20, 2019

    :?: Based on the comments of this one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake,he does not deserve to be part of the government far more the Prime Minister! :?: How qualified is this prime mistake to be finance minister :?: This is why he had to use the people’s money to get a bogus honorary doctorate to create an image for his selfish gain! People of Marigot,ask yourself, would Greg ever consider being a candidate for the one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake if he wasn’t paid :?: What this one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake conman is good at is to buy people who seems to be popular and loved by their community to contest elections for him! This one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake conman is only concerned about himself and securing power to avoid being prosecuted! A vote for Greg is a vote for the one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake!!! Vote the one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake out!!!

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  32. My little take
    August 20, 2019

    But Skerrit himself is not fit for office. This man is a disgrace to politics and governance and in a real country he would have been somewhere else in a very dark room

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  33. Ibo France
    August 20, 2019

    The political party in power has a solemn obligation to govern for all the people and constituencies not only for their supporters alone. They alone and not the Opposition has access to the Public Purse. Skerrit’s regime has deliberately robbed many individual Dominicans and communities a fair chance of development because they have rejected his corrupt and most incompetent and wasteful party. Karessah should have been summarily dismissed from taking any further part in the present election campaign for his hoggish and unlawful conduct. Instead, he is supported by his nakedly corrupt leader who does not possess the intellectual capacity for the position he presently holds. A political party is as good as the people it is comprised of. The DLP is a political organization comprised of crooked, dishonest Hard Head Harries.

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  34. %
    August 20, 2019

    Skerrit is so empty and packed with evil intentions, he goes to the same constituency that he has treated with contempt, to the point that their hospital is closed, and is now begging them for favours. He is a greater embarrassment than Karessa.
    On the issue of qualification, the Marigot people need to ask him what is his wife’s Melissa qualification or what is his own qualification..This idiot speaks so much garbage, one has to ask if he is sane!! Was anything said on the unaccounted $1.291 billion dollars?
    Where is the money? Where is the money?
    Where is the money?

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  35. boto
    August 20, 2019

    Did not realise the man has no qualifications…and he want thye job of PM?

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    • Toto
      August 21, 2019

      Boto, you must be ignorant bro. go and read your constitution. Nowhere that say any member of parliament, or even P.M. must have academic qualifications. I truly wish our people would read their constitution as much as they read their bible. That is much shorter and clearer than the bible, enough respect.

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  36. TJ
    August 20, 2019

    Alas the P.M. of DA has taken leave of his senses, once again. How can he blame Hon. Linton for the deficiency he has created in the Marigot Constituency. His evil ways will come to play when we boot the Label Party dot, during this election. A change is coming.

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  37. dee
    August 20, 2019

    I wish to compliment One
    MR. WINSTON, MR. WINSTON, MR.WINSTON ,
    I listened to this mans comment yesterday and, as a long time acquaintance , I swear , hand on heart , never to address him as anything but ”MR.WINSTON”, again, and that comes from someone ( one of a very few, who dared call him by our pet name, to his face , for over 50 years.) SIR take a bow, I salute you. You have elevated yourself on a pedal stool , way above what Roosevelt will ever be able to step on . Non of the Doctors ,The Headmasters, the aristocrats , the bureaucrats, the scholars , can command the respect I now have for you .Without fear of reprisals , victimisation, or negative repercussions, you have taken a stand , that only you could do the way you did.
    you could have easily visited Skerrit and expressed your disgust in privacy , but you recognised that effort warranted public exposure and so you spoke your mind to the hearing of all Dominicans. Sir, once again, I salute you.You are a real man.

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    • viewsexpressed
      August 21, 2019

      Skerrit makes a case for Riviere as Marigot MP.
      There is no damn case for Skerrit and no damn case for Riviere. You two are exceptionally failed people to help move Dominica forward. Skerrit must Go.
      We welcome the exceptionally committed, Trusted Hon. Lennox Linton and his highly professional UWP Team and supporters. We will together take Dominica back to decency and get rid of the highly corrupted , failed incompetent Labour government and its obvious failed Odd Minister Skerrit and his blind followers and acolytes.
      Wake up my Dominican people. We seriously and urgently need that change. We need to kick this failed corrupted Labour government out of our states business. Too much Bool talks.
      Welcome Hon inton and welcome our highly professional UWP Team Dominica.

  38. dee
    August 20, 2019

    DNO Editors
    For the first time ,I will object to your headlining of an article
    put out there for the readers of your media .” Skerrit makes a case”.Is that what we have come to in Dominica ?is that what we stand for? is that what we now tolerate as the Norm ?
    I am now ashamed to be recognized as a Dominican. Skerrit’s derogatory remarks of another man has taken the office of Prime Minister to the lowest it can ever get .”I must not let my animalistic emotions predominate over my spiritual faculty” . was a line issued as punishment for unacceptable utterings at DGS. I challenge Skerrit to break that down into layman terms .
    Where are the so called bureaucrats and scholars of this
    country ? No Comments , no corrections , no advice , no guidance for this man .
    I now have no regrets in declaring that I am an X LABOURITE .

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    • Gary
      August 21, 2019

      Your objection to the headline “Skerrit makes a case.” says a lot about your mentality and what politics has done to you mind. You have also displayed such arrogance. Why is it wrong for The PM to outline the reasons as to why he thinks Gregory Riviere should be the next MP for Marigot. Did’nt Linton outlined the reasons why he thinks his new candidates should be elected the next Members of Parliament, was he wrong to say such thing, of course not, and if DNO had the headlines “Linton makes his case” would you object to such headlines. Who gave you the authority to you speak on behalf of Dominicans and decide as to what is the norm.

      As to your animalistic emotions and spiritual faculties, they belong to you and you alone, but your silly comments is shared and read and says a lot about you and the way you think. If you are ashamed to be a Dominican becuse of your perceptions of The PM that is your prerogative, but there are many Dominicans proud of their PM.

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      • Me
        August 21, 2019

        Gary, the day of reckoning is nigh and you know it.

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      • viewsexpressed
        August 22, 2019

        Gary, Gregory Riviere should NOT be the next MP for Marigot. As a matter of fact he should not be on the list as a potential candidate just as Skerrit. Gary, you and your failed corrupted Labour group has failed to recognise or even talk of and further apologise to Hon Linton for the obvious behaviour of Riviere towards the decent incoming Prime Minister Hon Lennox Linton. The DLP candidates and government ministers Odd Minister Skerrit have failed us and lack the etiquette and political decency as to what decent politics is all about.
        Skerrit and failed highly corrupt Labour government has failed us, reduced our families to beggars through the Red Clinic. It shows that Skerrit and corrupt labour has failed in creating jobs for Dominicans, but Skerrit inept childish, illiterate behaviour has reduced our people to beggars and he, Skerrit and his blind government and fake supporters ought to be ashamed of themselves.

  39. RandyX
    August 20, 2019

    Skerrit, we don’t want any talk from you, we don’t want any more propaganda from you. All we want right now from you is an explanation where the missing CBI money is. You won’t get away with this one. You have taken things to far!

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  40. You lapse
    August 20, 2019

    Skerrit, how many people in your cabinet have a university degree? Does Melissa Skerrit, the DLP candidate for Roseau Central have one? You should have gotten her a doctorate in India. Buy one get one half off.

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    • Joseph John
      August 20, 2019

      Well how many people are trying to be PM , two Linton and Skerrit.
      What qualifications does Linton have, none. What competence has Linton displayed relative to managing a country, none. What courage did he demonstrate in crisis management re Mathew, Erica and Maria, none.
      What kind of experience and education that would help him get hired as a dog catcher, none.

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      • viewsexpressed
        August 22, 2019

        Joseph John, you are a labour comical nuisance, with your lack of substance and decorum to raise the topic of decency that we are able to professionally contribute. You see it as all about failed Skerrit.
        Man go get life, and get failed incompetent Skerrit out, he has failed us, and you better leave us alone and go mind all you funky dirty business elsewhere., you all have failed us. Be reminded:
        1. No more bananas
        2. No more limes,
        3. No more grapefruits
        4. Our economy is hopeless with no decent income/revenue coming in. We therefore need to know the status of the sales of our passports. A clinical audit needs will be called when UWP becomes the government. We know that Skerrit dares not call a clinical inquiry to account for our states financial resources, in particular the:
        1. Passports scam 2. Bin Bobol 3. Fertlizer Bobol 4. Red Clinic Bobol and 5. The Abuse of poor people
        Just fake news and sale of our passports which is to us, corrupted and Bobolistic. We welcome UWP…

  41. Zammm
    August 20, 2019

    Mr Pm I dere you telll us how much money you paid folks like Greetta, the one from laplaine, the one for castle bruce, the one for new town and Mr karessa? You are right, Dominicans are to emotional to falll for your unintelligent street talk n weak convictions…
    I am now convince that the only country you could ever be Pm is Dominica, because they seem to be special especially with alll the misdeeds of your party…
    Furthermore, why do you constantly, attack Mr Linton who once upon a time use to always visit your community vielle case? Why you hate the man so????
    You encouraged Dominicans to use their heads not emotions welll they should vote you and this bunch grabbers and spenders n opportunist out…. From de one Ian, who Karessa sang about, to this Bible touting save soul from pointe Michel, Rosiline Paul, Dat Edward Reguiste who has nothing stately in him, n bkackmoore de big word showman, n the cab sec n the others, you guys a great example of failure, disgust n…

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    • Joseph John
      August 20, 2019

      How much money did Linton pay to Edison James to stand down last election? (James is the founder of the one term UWP party) How much money did he pay to Sean Douglas to betray his family, to Ron Charles, to Fontaine, to Thomas and Monelle. How much money did he scam with radio thon an pal pay to pay legal fees. How much money did he collect in his USA fund raising activities.
      How much money did he pay to some 5th graders to make some fake multiplications to arrive at 2.2 million dollar lie. How much money did he pay the people posting negative stuff in the media to make him look smart and handsome. How much money he wasted to be taught the dynamics of the Estimates, the Consolidated Fund, the Constitution and the procedures of the House, and he sill have no clue after almost 5 years.
      How much money will he pay to those 21 candidates he hope to gather for next election due May 2020.

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  42. Braindamage
    August 20, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit, where is the hospital you have been promising the people of Marigot and environment?
    You hear politricks. That is politics. It’s 18 long years.
    It’s time to get out and make way for Linton and his Team.

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