Skerrit says general elections were free and fair; plans to set up commission on electoral reform

Skerrit delivering his post-election address in the studios of DBS

The leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), Roosevelt Skerrit, has said that the just-concluded general election which produced another win for his party, was free and fair, but he has also promised to set up a commission for electoral reform which was one of the most contentious issues of the election campaign.

“The national general elections were conducted under laws that have governed elections in this country in the forty-one years since independence,” Skerrit stated in an address to the nation on Friday night. “The people of the Commonwealth of Dominica have spoken and I want to thank them for giving the Dominica Labour party a resounding victory and returning us to office for another term as the next government.”

The preliminary results from the Electoral Office give the DLP an 18-3 victory in the December 6 elections. The final count was done on Saturday, December 7 and an Electoral Office official told Dominica News Online (DNO) that the final official results will be released on Monday.

Skerrit congratulated all incoming parliamentary representatives, in particular, the newcomers and said he looked forward to working with them.

Pointing to what he referred to as the “bruising nature” of the election campaign, the DLP leader thanked all those who voted and added that in so doing, demonstrated that democracy is alive and well.

“It was Labour’s contention from the outset, that the ballot box is the fair and legitimate expression of what the people want,” Skerrit stated. “It was always Labour’s choice over the divisive rhetoric and actions which put nationals in fear, harmed our social fabric, our economy and our international reputation. Our citizens have made their choice. We must all now respect that.”

The prime minister accused the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) of creating an atmosphere of fear and intimidation during the course of the election campaign which he said could have caused many Dominicans to stay at home.

“But Dominicans have once again shown tremendous courage, determination and resilience in the face of all the odds,” Skerrit continued. “They turned out in large numbers to show their dissatisfaction with the opposition party.”

Skerrit acknowledged that there is a lot of hard work ahead for his new government.

“There is no doubt that there now social rifts, economic damage and reputational concerns which have to be addressed as a matter of urgency. This will be the first order of business for the new Labour party government,” he said. “In that regard, I will be shortly naming my cabinet so that we can immediately set out to rebuilding from the reputational damage and repairing the hurts of the last few weeks. ”

Although he did not elaborate, it is believed that Skerrit’s “economic damage and reputational concerns” have to do with some reported economic fall out from opposition protests just prior to the elections and the negative publicity which Dominica received from an Aljazeera TV documentary in which it was alleged that Skerrit exchanged Dominica’s diplomatic passports for money.

The prime minister also said he intended to set up a national commission on electoral reform to be led by a renowned regional jurist.

“The work of that commission added to all the previous consultancies and electoral reports from various international organizations, together with the decision of the courts, will inform the shape of Dominica’s electoral reform,” he explained. “Public hearings will be held throughout the country and all Dominicans will be able to appear before the commission and give their views.”

Skerrit added that provisions will be made for anonymous submissions as well as for an open discussion forum on social media sites. He said this will be one of the priority items of the agenda for the first one hundred days of the new DLP administration.

He said he was also looking forward to inviting United Workers Party (UWP) leader, leader, Lennox Linton, to early discussions, “as we all seek to unite the nation.”

The full address of Prime Minister Skerrit can be viewed below.

Election Victory Address

Election Victory Address

Posted by Dominica Labour Party on Friday, December 6, 2019

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  1. LIES!
    December 9, 2019

    I though your people said there was an injunction preventing electoral reform. What happened to the injunction? You Skerrit are chief of the liars.

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  2. Visitor
    December 9, 2019

    So when will Dominica get a proper cruiseship terminal instead of the temporary solution build in the 80’s for example?
    More visitors will bring more exposure and more revenue for the island meaning a better future for it’s inhabitants on the long run. This will automatically bring more jobs and development and so a better future for the island. Look at all other island in the Caribbean and compare.
    From 400 visits in 2010 to only 220 this year means a decline. Main reason is other islands keep developing their tourist product but Dominica stays behind.
    Let’s move forward.

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  3. December 9, 2019

    Congratulations Sir. I would like to see those things on the agenda going forward, Mr Prime Minister – the international airport, electoral reform, the Marigot hospital, the expansion and improvement of the Portsmouth hospital, the rebuilding of the schools, especially Thibaud, Calibishie, the Goodwill Secondary School, Colihaut Primary School, the building of the 12 new health centers, the building of the state of the art Public Library at the same location, the building of a marina at the Cabrits to bring in more jobs, the building of new Police Sations, and to take a look at the manufacturing sector which has declined.

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    • viewsexpressed
      December 10, 2019

      Well said ds. We also have our list in addition to this list for Skerrit, as this failed incompetent Prime (Odd) Mininister. Here goes:-
      1. Bin Bobol 2. Fertilizer Bobol 3. Red Clinic Bobol 4. Fertilizer Bobol….and more we are yet to know of.
      Hon. Linton discovered and addressed these Bobolistic behaviour and addressed it openly. We need that department in government to observe and address thievery within the government system. This is not fair. We have people who are unemployed and are picked up, but the rich one get an eye closed and will not be interfered with. This corrupt Labour government must be watched fully, openly and frequently. Our agricultural sector has been declined, closed, shut down and Skerrit out there who lack vision and aptitude is really this political playboy with alot of empty fanfare. Skerrit has failed us. Has no vision, lacks decorum & he`s not focussed on Dominica. He`s only focussed on these big boys with cash who insults our passports. Skerrit must Go.

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    • Me
      December 10, 2019

      Keep on dreaming.

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  4. UKDominican
    December 9, 2019

    Please Roosevelt, do not insult us with that sop of a commission on electoral reform that has no executive power with members to be approved by you? We have already an electoral commission, which has been knobbled thanks to you. All you need to do is to adhere strictly to the letter and spirit of existing legislation, without bribery, manipulation of voters lists and provide photo voter I.D.
    And yes, legislation on defining and disclosure of campaign financing and equal access to State media. But I do not believe for one minute that your psychopatic personality will allow this. Right now you do not have my vote and investing in Dominica is the last thing on my mind. You will have to eat your own cake.

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  5. viewsexpressed
    December 9, 2019

    Failed, incompetent Skerrit is a political joke and a waste of time, that we in our Dominica have no time for. “The national general elections were conducted under laws that have governed elections in this country in the forty-one years since independence,” Skerrit stated in an address to the nation on Friday night.”
    You may have won elections through corrupted and devious means, but have lost your credibility nd yo are not a trusted leader nor are you that role model that our young people would look up t. Yo have won the game but not th journey. Skerrit should be=ashamed of himself. Skerrit came into Parliament and government as this immature boy, like we all know as we met and talk together. Form the time he entered the ministry of education he has been this playful immature little boy and became this playful boy never settled to demonstrate that level of maturity, leadership etc but only buys loyalty, compared to honest, intellectual Hon. Lennox and his UWP decent Team.

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    • Ma St. Joe
      December 9, 2019

      My boy views expressed the horse is dead stop beating it. You are still the world’s biggest laughing stock. For five years you have tried to disband the DLP, instead you have fallen in the Pit Latrine. Move on DOM have spoken. You are not smart enough to outsmart the Dr. Do us a favor in St. Joe and take Too Lou Lou with you.

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      • viewsexpressed
        December 11, 2019

        Ma St. Joe, please tell us , the Dominican people where the development is taking place in Dominica that has made our poor people crippled without jobs and income, created by failed Skerrit over 19 long years. The election was devious, corrupted and dirty, simple because Skerrit knew that we the people of Dominica living in Dominica and experienced Skerrit`s failed 19 years of the Bools, Fertilizer, B that he went at length to buy Dominicans overseas to come vote for him and they received big cash. That is how this only failed incompetent failed immature clown got into office.
        The UWP, decent as it is with it`s formidable trusted intellectual Hon. Lennox Linton are capable of managing our Dominica and certainly will not be in any Bobol as your Odd Minister who fleeced our economy and created more poverty and unemployment in our Dominica. Ma. St. Joe, you are blind, outdated and idiotic with your words and thoughts just to say I Love My PM”, who is a damn failure to our Dominica…

      • viewsexpressed
        December 11, 2019

        Ma. St. Joe, Many hanks for reading all of my reading contributions. Yes Ma St. Joe, the horse is dead in the sable up there in the Prime Ministers office and yo better go feed it with hay. hose wo live in glass houses never throw stones Ma. Joe and Ma Joe, show me our corrupt evil company I will tell you who you really are. You are aligned to nefarious politician who has failed our nature isle. That Failed Skerrit of yours have abused states money with passports who bring people done here to vote. That is BoBOL, forgery, childish, (well we all know that Skerrit will never grow up. He is not sufficiently mature enough to grow up to be this intellectual, learning he must read more, be around decent people who is able to guide him and track him to the right direction. It`s too late now because he has been made attached to weird company. Skerrit will never be in the shoes of Hon Linton. Skerrit still embedded in this failed outdated Red Labour and has stained our Dominica with it. Go awa

    • Views Exposed
      December 9, 2019

      Views expressed as loyal and anise as you are, the little playful immature boy will give you an orange jumpsuits soon. Home address Stockfarm.

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      • viewsexpressed
        December 10, 2019

        Thank you so much for exposing yourself. You see the difference? Here goes, I “Express” myself, you “Exposed” yourself. Shame on you. It appears that you have “Exposed” yourself to this fake incompetent Odd Minister we have in office, who has reduced our people and our Dominica to poverty, begging, poor development, no development. Your Odd minister knows nothing of Socio-Economic Development to elevate our people, but rather he gives handouts to people to gain friends. So “Exposed”, Skerrit is also this failed Odd Minister who has exposed himself as this failure. It is shameful to refer to Skerrit as Prime Minister, he`s just not yet in “Prime” time and we hope that you`re able to comprehend this. Do not attempt to belittle me or play devious fake games with me. Where I sit upstairs Financial Centre, we know of Skerrits failures and his surrogates who supposedly baby sit him politically. Skerrit is the worse and most incompetent Prime we ever had. He has failed us and he…

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    December 9, 2019

    Alex Bruno, must Toof Fay!

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  7. CAT
    December 9, 2019

    This guy is a coward and bully- well his partner Savarin-is an excuse sand a shell of a man :- two stooges who need each other—
    Dominica is caught in the middle of this terrible and rotten sandwich with Skerrit on one side and Savarin on the other.—rotten.

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  8. Maybe
    December 9, 2019

    Kid on the block you broke stay da if it so sweet your wicked you can’t even buy a ticket you had to wait to get free one you all will soon see the crises

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  9. Maybe
    December 9, 2019

    99 days for the thrive on the hundred day it will be caught don’t celebrate to much why put reform now cause you know that election was fair free boat ride free plane ride I never see so much plane in da at once what a shame wicked people Jah will prevail

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  10. December 9, 2019

    Election is over, now let’s use the hate energy and to better our beloved Dominica. The election wasn’t even close, so let’s move on people

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    • viewsexpressed
      December 10, 2019

      “The election wasn’t even close, ” Polo, if you wish to use an analysis please do so without blank statement that according to you ,is an end to this saga and insult of our Electorial process created by incompetent Skerrit and his failed corrupted LABOUR GOVENENT ABOY SUPPORTED BY AL THESE BLIND deceiving Dominicans who jump on the corrupted bandwagon planes and come here and insulted our already broken Electorial system that your failed immature boyish Skerrits has been functioning under for over 19 years now. What a loose canon and fake Odd Minister. Shame on Skerrit, shame on Savarin and shame on these blind labour followers who cane here i droves to further more ridiculed our Dominica’s system. Dominicans, this is a message to you and us, let’s wake up to this fake failed foolish (FFF) Labour failed Skerrit corrupted, deceitful Labour government. My Dominican people, be awake and keep your eyes on this failed Skerrit. He has been this failure. Wake my people and move on My…

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  11. Ibo France
    December 9, 2019

    A bad election is tantamount to no election. Cool out money, free airline tickets, free boat rides and widespread correction skewed the election outcome heavily in the DLP favor. In the end CORRUPTION was the winner. Going forward there will be little or no success under this most villainous men and women in political control of Dominica. The extreme suffering continues unabated.

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  12. cd
    December 9, 2019

    U know damn well the elections were not free and fair. And some of those laborites more hungry than me aself u know but they shouting 5 more years. 5 more years of what? U dat Skerrit think u are king of kings? Skerrit I hope u know what happened to lucifer and his angels when they tried to take God’s place. Your time is coming, don’t you worry.

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    December 9, 2019

    That’s the reason We came and TEACH them a lesson THEY shall never forget.
    UWP must not test the POWER of Labour!
    I am DOMINICAN! Are YOU?

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    • stopper
      December 9, 2019

      Did you just admit to going home to impose a government on the people as what you claim. To teach them a lesson? This is exactly why reform and adherence is needed. Being in the Diaspora does not make you wiser than the ordinary Dominican, really at this point you sound extremely ignorant and uneducated.

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      • Island peeps
        December 9, 2019

        If you was born in Dominica you have a right to vote in Dominica. I reside in the USA and travel to Dominica 4 times a year, you are telling me I should not vote in Dominica? I contribute more to Dominica than Linton contribute to his Marigot people. Political parties pays for vote all over the world. Stay in Morne Daniel and complain about silly things and think you will win an election that way.

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        • Toto
          December 9, 2019

          So you traveling to Dominica 4 times a year then. You must like the place so why can you not stay here for good? No income, no job here for you?
          Well, join the club of most of us that go hungry. You think is those people vote for papa Skerrit, like you pirates?

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        December 9, 2019

        I am a damn born Dominican and I am eligible to vote in Dominica. And yes, I came to demonstrate my DEMOCRATIC Right as a Dominican. None of YOU can RUN me from Dominica.
        Damn lazy rat.

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        • Toto
          December 9, 2019

          Who paid for your ticket Kid, be man enough to own up.

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        • December 9, 2019

          If you were so patriotic to Dominica why did you leave? is good times you were facing in Dominica? wicked all of all you wicked!! to know why you left Dominica and to come back and vote the same wicked government that keeping the country in poverty????? wicked scumbag!! listen to your name “kid on the block” that is if you can hold down a good job wherever you are.
          maybe that is the reason you came back to vote, for you to come and beg for things when Skerrit will be sharing when the next election is close.
          you all knoiw why you are doing these things. so that you can keep certain people who are living Dominica in poverty so when you come down on vacation you can show off the clothes you borrowed from your friends to dress up in.
          it seems you all are worshiping a man, I don’t know if is his dimples you all still crazy about like that, but he is not the hansome man he used to be. his grown older and fat faced so I really don’t see the thrill.

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        • December 9, 2019

          you all are just making sure that you keep a ……, under minder, conman, thief, in office for him and his wife and children to continue to be able to have all what they want for life while a certain group of people suffer!!! the man is running the country like his personal bank account. made sure his children were born in the united States, his first boy is in the United states studying while he sends poor people children in all communist country to study and see misery. you people never thought of how come he didn’t send his big boy to china or Cuba? all you think Skerrit playing? the Man is a French man, his wife has Canadian passport, American citizenship and she never traveled on Dominica passport, so tell me if people like that care about a Dominica they say they leading???? tell me!! they don’t care about Dominica!! they are ashamed of Dominica to the world that’s why they never used Dominica Passport.
          Dominica is all a game of private business for them. to get filthy…

        • Real Dominican
          December 9, 2019

          You are a born-Domnican may not be eligible to vote!!!! Check the electoral laws on the matter.

          But I forget, your brain is in your A## so you cannot thing clearly.

          Mark you, Dominica will not move forward with DLP and Skerrit.

          Be sure, Misery will persist.

      • PRO
        December 9, 2019

        Ignorant and uneducated has always been Kid on the blocks thing

    • Cresh
      December 9, 2019

      If you were progressive your hard earn dollar would be delighted to take you down to vote. You would not need to be bribed a kiss me as. 500bucks after you take a pic of your ballot.

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    • Moi lass!
      December 9, 2019

      All allu ………. in a can dat leave America where most of allu on food stamps, couldn’t afford to buy a ticket on allu own to come to Dominica. Allu come and put a dictator on our back for 5 more years and allu leave de next day to go back and leave us to suck salt 🧂. When allu go back to America go and fight trump all Doh he not the best person on earth is doing good for de American economy unlike de skarat on put in power again.
      Just know God doh like ugly and he watching.

    • viewsexpressed
      December 10, 2019

      Kid on the block, you made a blunder, error here, by saying: ” UWP must not test the POWER of Labour!”
      You really wanted to say Sir that: Our corrupted Labour Party must not test the POWER and the will of our decent, open, professional, UWP!. That failed corrupted Labour government under failed immature Skerrit and his blind clowns have insulted our people who voted and have sent a dismal, corrupted message to our young people who have voted as to how best to abuse our electoral system and voleur the results through the abuse of obvious fear that of UWP decent Hon. Linton, that incompetent, immature Skerrit go scared and paid substantial money to rush people here to vote. It tells us that fake and visionless Skerrit lacks decency, decorum, democracy in politics and immature to be leader of our Dominica where DLP use bobol, corruption and deceitful work buying our people in desperation to vote. Skerrit knew that buying people to come down, he would Lost election. UWP would have won.

  14. zandoli
    December 9, 2019

    The initial reports indicated DLP won 18/3. However yesterday, I read UWP took Castle Bruce. Can anyone shed some light on that?

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    • December 10, 2019

      @Zandoli Lennox won that candidacy by a very narrow margin, lest the 30 people, according to a record from my facebook group. And if he doesn’t change his ways our DLP candidate will take that number come 5 years’ time, he has a lot of resolution to make in the year 2020.

  15. %
    December 9, 2019

    Skerrit is a bad example for the youths of this country..
    All young people, it is reprehensible to lie, cheat and steal everything or anything including elections..
    About 10000 people were brought in to vote, many of them illegally!!!
    Election 2019 was clearly stolen by a rogue regime lead by Skerrit..
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

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  16. Gucci mel
    December 9, 2019

    Where the international’s airport you said u was starting the day after you win? I hope you buy the containers already to build the terminal

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    • D/can to d bone
      December 9, 2019

      But u sort nah. You doh see we have international airport already. It was demostrated last weeķ with 10 planes on the stip at one time while one circling waiting for place to land. Alas Dominica nice wii allu. Five more years

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      • Eddy A
        December 9, 2019

        Yeah, Dominicans from all over the world came in like bees to the hive courtesy of uncle Skerrit. All you Dominicans deserve what you get with all you shameless greed!!!

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      • Just Cool
        December 9, 2019

        That is the kind of foolishness that exist among our people. Minimum wage $4.05, no jobs, no infrastructure, just ignorance in abundance. Can a Cool out be pass down to generations? What are you setting up for your kids and the future of the country? There is a saying once a man and twice a child, I hope when you get old your kids can help support you as the country has no opportunities for the youth.

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    • stopper
      December 9, 2019

      Lets look at the development in air transport from a government which has been in power for over 2 decades. We got runway expansion and night lighting without the ability to accommodate or attract direct flights from Europe or the US. now other countries in the region most of which already have international airports, Antigua, st. kitts, St. Vincent (new international airport), Grenada (announced new run way in the works)… Well you see the point. We are using the same amount of money to do less.
      Thing is as Dominicans we are generally the laughing stock where ever we go in the region. You guys do not have a mall, no airport, nothing to do in the town, the way in which things are done it is like you guys do not plan, how can you guys sit back and let yourselves be taken for a joy ride so easily?
      I get upset when these statements are made but when our people refuse change… the only country that Christopher Columbus would still recognize :cry: :-P

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  17. Bob Denis
    December 9, 2019

    Diaspora Dominicans are the main opposition it seems, some clouded by their Professions, together with their Caucasian North American allies,are the ones seeking to undermine Dominica’ continued advancement. A lot have been said by these cold weather Dominicans, some tried to ally themselves with the US Statedepartment, to them, Dominica is the most corrupt Island ever created. Who was behind Al Jazeera’ Showgramme on the eve of Da’ election? the culprits will soon be Exposed. Dominica’ worst enemy besides the Monster Hurricanes, are those calling themselves Patriots, while at the same time Collaborating with the Historical Oppressing Factors. The Island Natives have spoken loud and clear, VIVA DLP.

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    • What I hearing dere noh!
      December 9, 2019

      The people behind the al Jereeza investigations were the criminal who committed the crime. If there was no crime being committed there would be no investigation.
      Blame your crooked pm and orange juice. Sot!

    • viewsexpressed
      December 10, 2019

      “Dominica’ worst enemy besides the Monster Hurricanes, is the massive corruption, deceitfulness, poverty, unemployment created by this fake Prime (odd) Minister who failed and destroy us worse that any hurricane, failed, immature, incompetent Skerrit and his blind Labour government.
      The Patriots, (like those all over the world), are always being victimize and insulted due to their wide and varied experiences and decency of their work are criticize and rebuke just for the hopeless, spineless Labour Party under failed immature Skerrit and his blind advisors have ruined and stained our Dominica. Within the Labour government at its helm are playboy type politicians who wish to be seen giving HANDOUTS TO Shut our suffering people and their families who are in poverty no jobs, where Skerrit’s corrupt government has killed our agriculture and into passport sales that we don`t benefit from. Shame on Skerrit, while at sametime Collaborating with fake friends while our Dominica deteriorates.

    • viewsexpressed
      December 10, 2019

      Bob Denis: If you don`t understand what the processes of development are, you better shut up because you are out of line.
      “Diaspora Dominicans are the main opposition it seems, some clouded by their Professions, together with their Caucasian North American allies, are the ones seeking to undermine Dominica’ continued advancement.” Rubbish
      What you wrote above is insulting, out of context, appears you know nothing and therefore illiterate to the processes and governance of managing and implementing development in a country. Our Dominica has failed because Skerrit (Scare-it) is immature, lack any knowledge of Socio-Economic development, has fake advisers, killed our agricultural sector and now promotes and sells our passports and no one knows how much we receive and where the money goes. Under weird Skerrit we no longer produce bananas, Oranges, grapefruit and our vendors are suffering and have been disbanded.
      Our villages have reduced to ruins, no development and jobs. Skerrit…

      • Toto
        December 10, 2019

        Forget about Bob Dennis, time left him behind a long time ago already.

  18. Kalinago Justicei
    December 9, 2019

    :?: For this one-man rogue regime to say that the elections were free and fair is like the rat saying the cheese was well guarded by it!!! If the people on island allow this rogue regime to govern in peace, they’re better off burying themselves!!!

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  19. Not my PM
    December 9, 2019

    Rubbish, this election was far from fair. Too much dishonesty on the part of you and your party. Padding the respective constituency with overseas voters. Too much irregularities, I am hoping that the opposition party will stop talking and start compiling the list of irregularities to take to the courts to force bi-elections in some of these constituency. To you Skerritt, look at the numbers, the people on the ground in Dominica voted overwhelming against you. You will have a tough 5 years.

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    December 9, 2019

    The DLP has TWO NEW SNGLE REGGAE CDs out for sale (2020)….
    “No One Can Stop Reggae” …and
    “5 More Years For UWP To Talk Sh…”…
    Interested in a copy?
    Check Lennox Linton!
    Limited copies available so hurry up!

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    • Justice
      December 9, 2019

      Holy ghost fire burn burn Skerritt….the wrath of God abides on you Roosevelt Skerritt….Your day of judgement is at hand

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    • Eyes wide open
      December 9, 2019

      You need some toilet paper to wipe your mouth 👄 cuz you talking sh…

  21. DAPossieMasse
    December 9, 2019

    How nice en. As if all Dominicans are that stupid!

    Motley, Ganston, Gonsalves, and Chastanet, just to name the most prevalent culprits do in fact pose a direct threat to the national development of Dominica. They know what our country could do to their economies if we have a government that would develop our country, because we have almost every resource they do not have.

    Chastanet is patently aware that no company left St Lucia for Dominica, but instead companies left our country for St Lucia. If Dominica is developed, they would come back home, and therefore he must help, through these corrupt gangsters, to suppress the growth and development of Dominica to his best of abilities.

    But Dominica will prevail according to Malcolm X: by any means necessary. and knowing Dominicans, when we are ready and God enters into the fray, we will not be scared of RSS, because He will be with us.

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  22. Made in China
    December 9, 2019

    Too little, too late. But of course this was by design.

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  23. December 9, 2019

    Prime Minister, Sir, I am hoping that those were responsible for that dreadful disturbance the few days before the election will be held responsible for their actions.

    People should not go setting fire in places where heavy communication is needed, like blocking roads that lead to and from the airport at a time like this.

    That kind of behavior is unacceptable; and those who displayed it should be disciplined one way or the other, to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

    We are a Nation of the World, we are human beings and we should not present ourselves like the beasts of the fields.

    I have said it already and I am saying it again: Even Tarzan and his family of wild animals were better disciplined than what I saw, those few days before the election.

    Come on now people! The World was watching.

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    • DAPossieMassie
      December 9, 2019

      He is not that foolish like you to ignite a revolution in the country. He may steal the resources of the country, but he is not as stupid as the idiot you are, because there would be a back-last in Dominica that the diaspora could not come home and defend.

      You must under stand the RSS action has told Dominican what they should do.

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    • viewsexpressed
      December 10, 2019

      “Prime Minister, Sir, I am hoping that those were responsible for that dreadful disturbance the few days before the election will be held responsible for their actions.”

      Elizabeth, yo are bkind in denial, out f touch and demostatter fake loyaty f=due the hate of our Hon Lennox Linotn andhis highky professional UP Team, compared to theis fake immatre QUESTIJNBAO sKRRIT AND HIS HIGH CRRUTED Labour government. You are in no position to point finger at anyone.
      Therefore go after failed Skerrit and ask him and tell the people about this corru0yted thievery below. Let us hear what your thoughts are of these abuse of our states resources and money. Here Goes Elizabeth.
      1. The Bin Bobol, that Hon Linton investigated, made public and your scared Skerrit was exposed and said its not true, and then it was a mistake. 2. The Red clinic. 3.The Fertilizer Bobol, where with conflict of interest member in his government used family in Pennsylvania to purchase.
      Elisabeth do your homework or…

  24. OpenMind
    December 9, 2019

    DNO, Why is the PM being refereed to constantly as “The Leader of the the Dominica Labour Party or the DLP” or Skerrit?

    This is inappropriate, as the he has been sworn in as Prime Minister. If you really wanted to you could say Prime Minster elect. Language matters and you seem to have an unprofessional approach.

    The elections are over now and whatever your personal views, you must get back to doing news again rather than a political mouthpiece and stop allowing your platform to be bashing for one party over the other.

    ADMIN: Your comment is misleading, read the story again.

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    • Locs Girl
      December 9, 2019

      hahahahahahah, I like the Admin’s response. What a plox!!!!

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    • Eddy A
      December 9, 2019

      Well we can’t refer to him as Honourable because he isn’t. Somebody who buy elections, …… from his country and constantly lies to its citizens couldn’t possibly referee to as honourable. There we go!

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    • viewsexpressed
      December 10, 2019

      Open Mind, who the hell is Skerrit. ?
      Where were you when we as a eople under the guidance of Hon. Lennox Linton, who uncovered, discovered the massive abuse of states funds where this fake Skerrit abuse states funds and the office of the Prime Minister and use states funds and by pass the Welfare Division and just gave out indiscrimatley cash to individuals and families cash in their hands, for loyalty, fame and alliance.
      This was labelled the Red Clinic where Skerrit had hundreds of people que at the Financial Centre coming up to his office and received hard cash in hand. We were told that it was buying loyalty that these poor people and families would have to vote for him. This is shameful and if this was in another country Skerrit would have been arrested and detained and imprisoned for thievery, abuse of states funds and insulted the office of the Prime Minster to “Odd Minister.
      Skerrit is an big failure, he must go. he is nut developmentally focussed, a charm fake matter.

  25. PENNY
    December 9, 2019

    Skerrit I know well the election was not fear. You spend millions to bring thousands of people to Dominica to vote for you and you have the nerves to say it was fear. Anyway I hope you can keep up to all your promises. That’s where your supporters will see how fake you are.

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  26. Ma. St. Joe
    December 9, 2019

    Thanks that’s the first step in uniting and healing our nation. You have also stated that you will invite your opponent to a dialogue. We the Dominican public will hold Lennox Linton responsibly for his full cooperation. While we want reforms, we gave you the mandate that the economy and welfare was our first priority. Yes we understand you concerns but our economic is the first order.
    Thanks Thanks 🙏 thanks DLP for the job well done. Let’s continue to turn the other chick.

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    • viewsexpressed
      December 10, 2019

      Ma St. Joe, your fake Skerrit has been in office now for over 19 years, so stop this accolade nonsense whereas this man Skerrit in office as Prime (Odd) Minister has failed us. Who on earth are you to present Skerrit to us. We are on the ground, within the government service, the police, fire service, as civil servants and we know of the abuse of states funds that goes on. For example:, The Bin Bobol, The Fertlizer Bobol, The Red Clinic Bobol etc and this man is still sitting in our government to continue to abuse our money that we work hard to pay taxes.
      The Welfare Division has a committed, professional Team, who has been in operation, functioning long before this Skerrit was in government and who, for many years have been addressing significant matters of families in need of service and subsistence and receive guidance. Skerrit now, single handedly has hijacked the role of the Welfare Division and have poor families he has created over 19 years come to him to beg for cash.

  27. Casio
    December 9, 2019

    isnt there already one? It was headed by Gerald Burton? But it was just a farce. to ensure that this election was won by the DLP.

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  28. jamie
    December 9, 2019

    You paid the diasporas to come and vote,so your win is rigged once again,i hope you keep all the empty promises,also soon the cbi monies will stop.lets see waht you will sell after.

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    • Love
      December 9, 2019

      Jamie the election was won by the DLP move on! Born registered Voters have the right to vote. UWP also brought their people also, yes STT and STX were combined. Why do you want us just seasonal? Thanks again and let love prevail.

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      • viewsexpressed
        December 10, 2019

        Love, you are blind and commented idoitic matters. If you are not aware of such matters please consult someone hopefully first and certainly Not Skerrit. Yes, Election was a bluff and deceptive and yes it has stained Skerrit and his failed corrupted Labour government, blind loyalists like yourself. We will move on for sure, we already have move on because we`re not in the dirty political Labour Abys where Skerrit has put you and others. So you are stained just like Skerrit and his corrupted devious labour party. This Labour Government under failed incompetent Skerrit has failed us and our Dominica. We have no development taking place and our people have become poorer under this richly stained, corrupted Prime (Odd) minister of failed corrupted Labour government. So Love, advise to you is if you have nothing of substance to talk about, be quiet GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS STAINED Labour GOVERNMENT and it`s FAILED incompetent Skerrit. Take care of yourself, tell Skerrit “Go to hell, Go…

  29. Real Dominican
    December 9, 2019

    Man. You and Satan have the same father. You are the Father of lies.

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  30. DA
    December 9, 2019

    Hope u Mr. Skerritt live with a free conscience. God has a way to stop all evil.

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    • Toto
      December 9, 2019

      That is the trouble DA the man dont have a conscience. He must win by fair or foul means, makes no difference.

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  31. Nadia Nature Isle
    December 9, 2019

    Planes descended like slave ships only to return leaving behind a complex conundrum of why many Dominicans, generations past to present, left their birth land in the first place. Your ancestors were deprived of reading and educational enrichment by their oppressors to keep them cognitively impoverished. To this day, the sickening effects of slavery is entrenched in the “war-lord revelry,” bright pink, gold-plated shoe masquerade politics you will not find in MODERNIZED states while the next generation of your young bright minds still attend schools funded by the generosity of foreign aid. The masterminds have preyed on your vulnerabilities, fears and love for revelry for so long leaving you dazzled with fireworks, a good ole’ time, while librarians report to you that your children still can’t flush toilets in makeshift, inoperable libraries located all across Dominica. Seduced by soothsayers in exchange for your acceptance of less return on investment and a spinning cycle of lies.

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  32. Annon
    December 9, 2019

    So, who collected and tallied the ballots and was there a real chain of custody record? Sounds like he and his minions are in control of everything. Where is the published number of votes in each area for the candidates? Why is it that there never seems to be accurate numbers published for much of anything?
    As for ‘electoral reform’……..more hot air.
    Lots of work ahead for his ‘new government’? Gimme a break. It’s the same ‘ol, same ‘ol. Deposit the money to account.

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  33. Ghost
    December 9, 2019

    Lennox Linton is not DLP leader and he will never be

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    • viewsexpressed
      December 10, 2019

      We would not want to be DLP Leader for over 100years,once Skerrit has been there, stained the reputation of the DLP, too may questions of states funds, the on going Bobols, the on gong abuse of our poor people to climb up the steps and gave out money indiscrimatley and therefore buys loyalty. This is a fraud. The abuse, corruption and abuse of states money during the election and knowing that this clown Scare-it was gonna lose the elections and then go before an enquiry to account for states funds, he hurriedly bought tickets, hired airplanes and brought people here to vote and then they returned to their home and nice life while our people continue to suffer under this fake clown failed Skerrit.
      I am just reading on Al Jazeera that two Algerians former Prime Ministers & politicians now serving 15 years in jail for fraud and misuse of States funds. That message is for Skerrit. We need to go back 19years to check on the use or misuse of our states funds re the abuse of states funds.

  34. %
    December 9, 2019

    The result of the stolen election, clearly shows that your/DLP support base on island has plummeted downwards and will continue to do so..
    The reason is that you are leading a wicked, satanic and evil group of people, who cannot call things by their name.. Even after you brought in between 8000-10000 people, DLP only scraped through in 10 constituencies..
    So UWP has majority support on island, and it will continue to grow, as your mismanagement of Dominica’s affairs continues..We want total reform, and will continue demanding it..It will not be given to the people, based on what you want either!
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

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    • Eagle-Eyed
      December 9, 2019

      OK bogus %%%%%%, are you sure you living on the same planet as the rest of us? :lol: :lol: :lol: If you lucky to stay out of jail for all the disturbances you were part of during the election campaign, i suggest you change your tune and repent before the next election in 5 years time. that will be another long time span of whinging for the likes of you while the rest of us get on with our lives and eager to vote Skerrit again or Vince Henderson (if Skerrit decide not to run again) in 2024.

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    • Thanks
      December 9, 2019

      Boy % you are still talking the same horse down! % face reality the thousands at the rally were Dominicans. The majority of Dominicans rejected you for being incompetent. You rhetoric did not work % listen and stop making excuses for your failures. DNO you are to blame for the lost also, because, as a news organization, you suppressed our communication, only now because the international eyes are on your news site you are portraying neutrality. DNO, you’re the other political party. Just like Lenox truthfulness is your worst enemy.

      ADMIN: Operatives like you attempt to use propaganda to paint DNO as politically aligned in an effort to suppress free expression from a platform that allows all views to contend.

      If left unchecked, you could very well succeed in suppressing freedom of expression in Dominica one day, but you will doom yourself and Dominica in the process.

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  35. Magway ca
    December 9, 2019

    So after you perpetuated some of the biggest electorate fraud that the Caribbean may have ever seen now you want to talk about reform? The constitution and also on the electoral website says that if a resident leaves of island for 5 years or more they are removed from the list, yet u imported possibly thousands to vote. You recently changed the law to make it legal for a political party or politician to directly transport voters to a polling station more or less allowing the direct tampering with voters on the day. Votes were cast with PENCIL with no I’d. There are even allegations of people having arrived on island 2 weeks ago cast there vote and left. Your candidates were even recorded tampering with voters on the day at polling stations.mention the supposedly tampering with the Marigot vote to make keressa win but then noticed it would have cause an uproar so the decision was not publicised . Wow ok big man now that you’ve stolen the pig u trying to make it legal to lock the gate ?

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    • viewsexpressed
      December 10, 2019

      “So after you perpetuated some of the biggest electorate fraud that the Caribbean may have ever seen now you want to talk about reform?”
      The reform we need is to kick ll those who are corrupted, devious, immature, incompetent from our government. Who the cap fits, let us continue to wear it,
      Hon Linton is this formidable person and well trusted, intellectual who understands the role of a Prime Minister and the government ministers. The thing is we have the worse and most devious incompetent Labour government in office now. The Leader is the worse failure therefore his so called ministers will be stained in Red for the rest of their lives. This Labour election is an obvious fraud and highly Bobolistic, which is the nature of the beast, which is this failed, corrupted Labour Party. Shame, shame, shame. This failed disgusting sitting government has failed our people over the past 19 years. Skerit and Labour must get lost, they have reduced our people to beggars an jobless.

  36. Pipo
    December 9, 2019

    Free, maybe yes, but fair? The man doesn’t know the meaning of the word. We shall see. Right now Dominica has no future for me with him at the helm. The man totally untrustworthy.

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  37. TeteMorne I From
    December 9, 2019

    He said he was also looking forward to inviting DLP leader, Lennox Linton, to early discussions, “as we all seek to unite the nation.”

    Whatever DUDE! You have sullied this HONORABLE MAN’S name, you bribed the gullible, needy, people of Dominica, you bought your way throughout this ENTIRE election. You live in a mansion while others live under tarpoline and in toilets ( go check the man in Bagatelle) you travel like a king, while others pinch pennies in order to even travel locally. You need to do like a flamingo and bury your head ( BOTH OF THEM) in the dirt where you belong. You have deceived the poor laborites who follow you blindly, you have turned our beloved country into one which is unrecognizable. You, dude, are a liar, a thief, and a “man” with ZERO honor or integrity. Yeah, Lenox should show up and humiliate you. He should always remind you of the scum you are and how you cheated HIM. He would be a better leader than you– I am certain. In God’s time—crook!

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    December 9, 2019

    When approached, Hon Lennox Linton should tell you rouge OM Skerrit… to KISS HIS “A”, according Mr Latang.

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    • Toto
      December 9, 2019

      Dont ask Skerrit do Kiss Lennox a….e. You want him to get contaminated God knows where Skerrit’s lips have been…..uuugh.

  39. Gouvelma
    December 9, 2019

    Skerritt really believes that the only two smart people in Dominica are he and Melissa. For years the people have been calling for electoral reform. You have ignored their calls. In August you invited and welcomed three inter national organisations to review the electoral process and make recommendations. They did. You flatly ignored there recommendations and called elections. You manipulated the system and won the elections. A day afyer wimning you are committing to review and reform the electoral process withing a hundred days knowing fully well that the next electio s will be due in five years. Is that therefore acceptance by you that the process on wilhich you won was tainted? You made so many election promises. Electoral reform was not one however it has become the most urgent need for you the day after the elections. If you are conceding that the process was so tainted why don’t you declare you party’s victory null and void and have the elections all over. CONSCIENCE!!!!

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  40. Iamanidiot
    December 9, 2019

    plans to set up commission on electoral reform
    I said I was gonna stop commenting on politics… but here goes.
    Should the PM really be the one to “set that up”? Is there no other body that handles that? Sounds like the rat guarding the cheese. How authentic and unbiased will this body be when he handpicks his people.

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  41. Braindamage
    December 9, 2019

    There will be a special room in hell for you.
    You’re a great liar and cheater.

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