Skerrit to Dominicans: Let’s end political tribalism and polarization; let’s unite

Skerrit speaking at Hurricane Maria thanksgiving concert

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on Dominicans to put an end to political tribalism and polarization

moving forward.

The Prime Minister spoke at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on Thursday night at the celebration of the ‘And Can It Be’ thanksgiving concert, two years after the passage of Hurricane Maria.

“We must invest in our future through our collective efforts, to build Dominica and most important, by putting an end to the dangerous and divisive political tribalism and polarization that is keeping us apart and stopping some from giving their best to our country and to each other,” he said

Skerrit added that the division is a play on our national identity and sense of unity as a people.

“Just as we restored broken homes and road ways, just as we replanted lost crops, just as we pieced our country back together, we must now sow seeds of national unity, binding up old wounds and creating an environment of peace of national unity and a common and collective consciousness of who we are, what we are capable of and a belief in our capacity to inject new dynamism in Dominica,” the prime minister suggested.

Skerrit further added that post-Hurricane Maria, Dominica has made major improvements in its recovery process in restoring electricity, water and the economy in a short space of time.

“In many regions after natural disasters in the absence of water, electricity and basic supplies diseases spread and people died, not so here in Dominica. We sourced and distributed food, drinking water and medical supplies as quickly as we could once we could navigate through the rubble,” he remarked. “After Maria, government had appointed teams to ensure the re-connection of both electricity and pipe warm water. Within months, there was vigorous cleanups to ensure the health of citizens was protected.”

He said right now, Dominica has advanced water projects in the communities of Westley, Woodford Hill, Marigot, Salisbury, La Plaine, Boetica, Savanne Paille, Grange, Glanvillia, and Picard among others, as well as major improvements of roads, bridges, sea defenses and drainage all over the country.

He also added that the private sector was facilitated in starting and reopening businesses; farmers and fishermen were supported and public officers never went unpaid even for one day.

The country belongs to all Dominicans, Skerrit declared adding that it is their duty and responsibility to work together to build a new and prosperous country.

Marie Pascale, one of the performers at the concert

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  1. zandoli
    September 24, 2019

    Skerrit SAYS “let’s end political tribalism, yet his henchmen in the police force feel duty-bound to harass his political opponents, dragging them before the courts for the most innocuous comments made on the political platform. He and hos police goons know fully well there is no basis for those charges, but they keep hauling them before the courts.

    These are just empty words.

  2. Shaka zulu
    September 23, 2019

    We will unite and definitely put party tribalism aside and for the sake of our country we will unit stamp out corruption, we will unit to demand accountability for every dollar spent by our government, we will unite to protect freedom of expression and right for all national media to be open to all point of view, we will unite to condemn the politicization of our courts, police, executive, speakership, welfare, village council, housing and every social program. We will unite to fight anyone who insist on turning Dominica into a dictatorship. We will unite to preserve a democratic society where people are free to vote who they want without fear of intimidation or bribery.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 23, 2019

      Tell that little corrupted bald-head head dictator that we all will unite as soon as he come clean, and tell Lennox Linton, you and I, and the rest of Dominica what has he done with the nation $1.2 Billion dollars:

      The question to Roosevelt Skerrit is where is Dominica’s missing one billion two hundred million dollars?

      Dominicans; most of us residing in Europe and North America suffers hardship when we decide to come home to visit due to the lack of an International Airport in the country!

      Roosevelt said in a meeting years ago in Marigot it will cost a billion dollars to build an Airport!

      The disappeared $1.2 Billion in 2019 is more than enough to build an International Airport!

      Mr. Man bite Dog, and the twelve year old teacher Elizabeth Xavier, can you please suggest to the triple doctor Roosevelt to retrieve our $1.2 billion, and use it to build an International Airport?

      Elizabeth, you cursed my ball-head; but, notice your boyfriend Roosevelt head is balled too!

      • zandoli
        September 23, 2019

        FET, once Skerrit supporters get their $1000, they could not give a rats behind about the missing $1 billion. That is the mentality of these people. Our people have become so selfish that they could not give a damn about our country so long as Skerrit spreads some crumbs in front of them. And Skerrit knows that all too well.

    • dee
      September 24, 2019

      I am still waiting to hear that PM say ” I told you to throw hot water on them ”, Now please my people ”DON’T DO THAT” , I GAVE THOSE INSTRUCTIONS IN A MOMENT OF MADNESS .
      I now remember the unfortunate victim that was scalded outside that restaurant ,and no human being should be treated that way , I take those instructions back , please don’t do as I say , don’t throw no hot water on any human being or animal for that matter ”.
      then, only then, Mr. Skerrit ,will I recognize you as a true human being . I am sure that ‘instruction’ wasn’t written for you to read out by one of your hench men , you said so all by yourself , coming from your heart and thoughts in your demented mind .

  3. Maybe
    September 23, 2019

    Pm your pants on fire only now you asking for people to unite wicked

  4. Lin clown
    September 23, 2019

    It does not matter how you explain to a UWP he or she will NEVER understand.The very same PIT TOILET Dr.SKERRIT is trying to get rid of,that is where their HEADS are BURIED.UWP say i s missing,Skerrit say NO MONEY is missing.UWP want Skerrit to say where the missing money is.UWP should tell the people where the money is.A few UWP PARROTS just repeating BS.

  5. foreign observer
    September 23, 2019

    If there is a discussion about ending “political tribalism”, it can begin with one small step. Stop wearing party colours to national gatherings of thanksgiving, prayer, independence, etc. I could not help but notice how many politicians wore their party colour, even if only a tie. Party colour really has no place at such national gatherings. Wear creole, wear white, black, yellow, orange – anything except red, blue or green. And maybe two people sitting beside each other might start a conversation that wouldn’t otherwise happen if their political “tribe” was visually identifiable.

  6. Zandoli
    September 23, 2019

    This man is sick. Skerrit and his gang are the godfathers of victimization. If you do not openly support him, you will never get a break from these guys. Their supporters can bring all sorts of thing duty free. If they know you are not a supporter, try getting a break from them.

  7. Skerrit must Go!
    September 22, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit. Nobody is going to join with you or your party. You and your cabinet have engorged youselves enough on Dominica’s wealth. 2 decades? You have been living like a king while our people languish in poverty. Your time is up! It’s time for you to Go! Congrats. You have made history. You’re the longest serving selfish and incompetent Prime Minister. 👏 👏 👏
    Bye 👋

  8. Man bites dogs
    September 22, 2019

    You evildoers so-called nasty cult followers of the workers clowns party will never distroy or take Mr Skerrit down to your level or even to the gutter of you all standards be sure about that!!

    • Skerrit must Go!
      September 23, 2019

      That waste of time PM Skerrit must GO!

  9. viewsexpressed
    September 22, 2019

    Gary, your comment means nothing, and what you are asking for is unthinkable. If that you are unable to comprehend, then you are linked to the failed Skerrit gang and I guess for too damn long.
    Gary part of the story is that Skerrit is this worthless, hopeless “Odd Minister” and he must Get out of our DA Business. Skerrit and his blind loyalists clowns have destroyed our Domininca. There is no meaningful and or substantive socio-economic development taking lace on Domininca. Where I sit with my colleague’s here at the Financial Centre to see and know of the atrocities and abusive of states funds that blind ignorant people like etc follow and condone and n denial is what hurt and is destroying our nature island.
    Dominica has been this failed island over 19 years under this failed Skerrit and his so called blind political so called supporters.
    We suffered enough under failed Skerrit. We move forward, but Skerrit must go. We welcome Hon Linton and his highly professional UWP…

  10. Maggie Thomas
    September 22, 2019

    We can unite , but please just give the people the details of where the 1.2, million dollars went , am sure they will accept your explanation and unite .

    You are a good person but I feel you have been mislead

    • Eddy A
      September 23, 2019

      It will have to be some explanation!!! By the way speak for yourself for your softy softy approach!

    • Skerrit the counterfeit
      September 23, 2019

      Skerrit is not a good person! He is an evil man pretending to be a Christian.

    • Toto
      September 23, 2019

      Of course he has been misled, by his own greed and gwo tete. Anything that happen to him he have only himself to blame. Pride before the fall.

  11. Satan is a liar
    September 22, 2019

    To me accepting Skerrit’s offer is like denying everything my parents, my teachers, my church and my God told by me was wrong and enter into a covenant with Satan and start to call his lies the Truth like so many of my brethren and friends have done. So let me make it absolutely clear to Satan that he is a liar, a liar from the beginning and there is no Truth in anything he says

  12. Ibo France
    September 22, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit’s actions are diametrically opposite to his words. Yesterday, he wants his sycophants to burn members of the opposition with boiling water. Today he calls for unity. The man from the two sides of his mouth. He is just a hypocrite looking for traction just before an election. Don’t be persuaded by Mr. Skerrit’s phony remarks. He says anything to score political points. The man’s insincere comments should be summarily dismissed.

  13. Shaka zulu
    September 22, 2019

    Tbe devil correcting sin. PM skerrit is so devious he is the main culprit of the division and uses the national stage to preach unity. Why did you not show tbe way whithin the ladt four years. Election is a ou d and you want to potray an image that is contrary to your actions. I swear dominicans are the most gulible people i have ever met. Roosvelt start by having some respect for the people you are servant of and account for all money spent and stop the enslavement by putting the interest of foriegn entities above that of the people.

  14. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    September 22, 2019

    The tribal “Chief” who has been chief for 18 years and has wrecked Dominica is now telling the subjects that they need to come together. Someone must have whispered into his ear that he soon will be replaced as chief voted out due to his incompetence and miss-use and disappearance of the peoples money. He is panicking because he is used to living higher than a hog.

    • Nef
      September 22, 2019

      His incompetence did not get him voted out in previous elections, why do you think it will get him voted out this election?

      Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get a different result

  15. Ibo France
    September 22, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit has done irreparable damage to the moral fabric of Dominica with his corrupt practices and unrestrained lies. His intention is to rust in his present position. The country’s economy has been in the hospital at the ICU for the past fifteen years under his abysmal and corrupt stewardship with no chance of ressurection under his watch. While he and his mascots have grown fifthy rich under dubious circumstances, the vast majority of Dominicans struggle to put a nutritious plate of food on the table for their families and be up to date with their utility bills. His shabby performance has completely disqualify him and his servile clowns from a next term in office. NO WAY PAPA!!!!!

  16. viewsexpressed
    September 22, 2019

    “Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on Dominicans to put an end to political tribalism and polarization” This man s a real joker, immature, out of touch and who the hell is Skerrit to want to lecture us?
    Skerrit you have failed us and reduced our Dominica to poverty, begging and tribalism for the past 19 years. Skerrit, you are no role model and you are you not in any position to lecture us on any matters of Dominica. We know the whole story. You have no authority to talk to us. You are not the person to be Prime Minister. I suggests you get a post of “Odd Minister”, some place far ahead. You have demonstrated after 19 years that you have failed, and have ruined our Dominica, with poor development, rather no development, no employment and have abused and crippled our economy. Dominicans to Skerrit: Get lost, go away with your failed, fake political tribalism and polarization; Go study the decency of how best to unite and develop people and not abuse them with Bobol Red…

  17. Eddy A
    September 22, 2019

    What a 5 star hypocrite this man is. He preaches one thing and practises exactly the opposite. Anyway, where is the missing CBI and PetroCaribe money??

  18. Zammm
    September 21, 2019

    Now it’s clear that the Pm knows how to fool people n indeed think that Dominicans crazy.
    A man who preaches hate, emnity and blatant disrespect to those who oppose him now showing his scribe n hypocritical ways. When thus pm says love he means hate. When he says unite he means devide. If he says it’s gonna rain expect sun. Such a man can’t be trusted…..
    Go and talk such non sense to your lil subjects who call you daddy for food, clothes, n house..
    You are not God n never will be… So enough of your unity talk… You are not no pastor so go around giving your subjects goodies n remain quiet…
    Stop fighting down the oposition n progress…
    On another note, who is the first lady of the Commonwealth 0f Dominica?

  19. the city observer.
    September 21, 2019

    It would have been nice if he said, i am sorry for telling Dominicans ” go to hell its none of dam business where labour party get money, This country is too free, when you see the opposition anywhere even in church or funeral, go to their face and call them traitors, when the opposition come to your home tell them to move on Skerrit step or pour hot water on them like they did to Andy, i really hope my daughter would be just like Monelle williams and i would not be short of a grand child, NO LAW NO CONSTITUTION CAN PREVENT ME FROM BEING ELECTED, MY BROTHER I ALONE RUN THINGS IN DOMINICA. I’m sorry i did not include the $1.2 BILLION DOLLARS IN THE BUDGET BECAUSE I PUT IN A SECRET ACCOUNT, fellow Dominicans i’m really sorry, wouldn’t that be nice?

  20. Ernest
    September 21, 2019

    Dr Dr Deception better know as Skerrit how long was the event planned before you told your people you had to get people to perform I think they were given some notice you have No respect for the people of Dominica and some people to greedy to call you on your behaviour but you will answer to the most high God some day and all the lies they told you will not save you you can still change start buy going on your knees and cry all your sins away we all guilty. take some time of to find the right path clean house , Christ Jesus will restore you he will protect you you just have to let it go I promise you will get PEACE

  21. Ernest
    September 21, 2019

    Dr Dr Deception better know as Skerrit how long was the event planned before you told your people you had to get people to perform I think they were given some notice you have No respect for the people of Dominica and some people to greedy to call you on your behaviour but you will answer to the most high God some day and all the lies they told you will not save you you can still change start buy going on your knees and cry all your sins away we all guilty and take some time of to find the right path clean house Christ Jesus will restore you he will protect you you just have to let it go I promise you will get PEACE

  22. Truthman
    September 21, 2019

    But where I be there nor? Somebody pinch me !!!!!!! 🤔🤔

    • viewsexpressed
      September 22, 2019

      Yes, this man Skerrit is the biggest joker and failed Prime (Odd) Minister. Skerrit has failed us, got our economy to deteriorate and create a begging bowl for those in need, rather than building up our economy that our people are employed.
      We need failed Skerrit to go. We need the UWP professional, trusted team good decent government in office to guide our people and our country. The country is crying and yearning fr change and Skerrit and his corrupt Labour government go and quickly too. All the best

  23. Ibo France
    September 21, 2019

    We need ACTION not WORDS. Let your DEEDS speak for you, Mr. Skerrit.

  24. look it
    September 21, 2019

    The PM has proven, he is a good listener, good negotiator, good advisor and can take critizen.This is what a good leader from the top is all about. Then you identify your enemies and foes, who is against or for you. The public at large ,trust and charitable the PM,HIS LET DOWN is the Village Counsels. Words travel fast, and the villagers feel that ,they are unfairly treated, all reflect back on the PM. Proper records keeping, good report writing,and auditing. You should only criticize when you can do better.IT is not what your country can do for you but, is what you can do for your country. Unity is strength. God bless DOMINICA.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 22, 2019

      “The PM has proven, he is a good listener, good negotiator, good advisor and can take citizen.” That is the biggest ridiculous untrue lie statement I have read of Skerrit. Who penned this nonsense.? Are you for real? You must be a blind follower.
      Look it, you blind ….. of Skerrit are big Jokers you know. With the statement above do you all feel is so good and outstanding.? Skerrit has not prove anything and is unable to prove anything because he is fake and devious and immature holding this position of Prime (Odd) Minister) and for too long. We need change in Domininca and we must all stand up for our Dominica, but we have to kick Skerrit and his failed labour government out of office.
      You people of Skerrit, it is time that you are called to have discussion on the poor state of our Dominica, especially in the rural and urban areas. Skerrit has failed you all and us and you al need to wake up, and because of you our people are suffering and have been suffering for a 19 yrs now.

  25. Blameless
    September 21, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit. History will absolve us and I’ll tell you why. Every instance of us asking you where you put our money, is being recorded. And I am asking you again, nicely, where is the people’s money?

    • September 23, 2019

      We haven’t understand that money is and was missing Linton mad a plan that he was looking for something to create a scandal and as he told his deputy he have a plan but they hear it after the budget speech so he came up with the talk and add a amount and throw it to his supporters how is it the same day of the budget not even half a day pass and he already have the amount he plan to say was missing and so he have a plan to use this for his platform to run on
      for the election this man must be a guinass .

  26. Lead by example
    September 21, 2019

    So Mr. Skerrit you are seriously not going to tell us in which escrow you have put our “CBI housing option” money? You are not going to tell us exactly how you’ve spent these funds and what the balance is, for said account? You are asking for peace with your mouth, but your actions are asking for war. You are provoking the people of Dominica.

  27. TJ
    September 21, 2019

    The forgetting of the P.M. arrogant behavior is blatantly disgusting. He has told the poto Labor to insult their opponents at funerals etc. Now he is seeking absolution. Then, he should apologize to the people

  28. Ibo France
    September 21, 2019

    Mr. Skerrit is the Master Mind of political and social division, entrenched polarization, verbal aggression, victimization, discrimination and wanton corruption. These things are permanently ingrained in him as practice makes perfect. Can Satan stop sinning? Can Skerrit stop lying? I certainly think not. Dominica is in absolute need of a visionary, fair-minded, unbiased, inclusive, consultative, astute leader. Skerrit possessed none of these qualities. Divide and Rule is his only political strategy. He has to GO for the resurrection of Dominica from the ashes.

  29. September 21, 2019

    Good thing that all of these commentators here are UWP followers, getting those giant numbers of thumbs up. For there is nothing new in their comments and most all, without a single bit of substance, as usual. Then it is easy to count them “IRRELEVANT”

    You guys need to change your tempo, you all are sounding like a broken record.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 22, 2019

      “The Wrath of His Hands”. Wrath of damaging and the obvious mismanagement and abuse of our states finances and we have no account of what is happening. We hear and read of this questionable ongoing passport sales but it appears we know not what really is happening.
      What we are proud to say is this, that when the people of Dominica kicks out failed Skerrit from government, we will ask questions of the possible obvious on going abuse of our states resources and funds and other matters of state that we will have You Skerrit and your failed incompetent, hopeless corrupt, questionable bobols to account for. Let us remind you of them: 1.Bin BoBOL 2. Fertlizer Bobol, 3, Red Clinic Bobol. Skerrit Go.
      Skerrit and corrupted failed government out of our office. We need to take our Dominica back, We need no immature playboys and playgirls, as they are, running our country deeper more into the abyss of no return. We Welcome Hon Lennox Linton & His highly Professional UWP Team. We need…

    • Nef
      September 22, 2019

      So why am I seeing no one defending Skerrt?

  30. Christian Volney
    September 21, 2019

    So you divide the people….
    You deprive them of their dignities…
    You turn them into beggars…..
    Now you calling for unity?
    You are a sick, demented liar and a thief!
    If you had any class or character you would resign!

    September 21, 2019

    What a “NUTTER”…. bloody nutter this PM! The man is obsessed with his garbage talks.

  32. RandyX
    September 21, 2019

    No no Skerrit, you have been forced in a corner and you have been found out. You can’t account for monies that belong to the state. You have to options: either account for the CBI and PetroCaribe money or go. It was you also that started this political tribalism and you still practice it and you ask for it to stop? Only a few days ago Hector ended up in jail for a few hours, why? Skerrit, you are the worlds biggest hypocrite, liar and thief. We will dethrone you, one way or another. You have overstepped the mark by a mile!!!

  33. Child of Itassi
    September 21, 2019

    “My dear brothers and sisters”
    While you are pouring hot water on each other, let’s unite.
    While you are sucking salt, let’s unite.
    While “I run t’ings in Dominica”, let’s unite.

    Words of advice: If left untreated, schizophrenia can cause extreme physical, emotional, and behavioral problems that affect every area of the person’s life.

  34. Hush Your Mout!!
    September 20, 2019

    Man hush your dam mouth!!
    When you have respect for the fact that there is black and white; day and night and that people a a ROYAL RIGHT to disagree with and oppose your wicked policies, you can talk.

    Till then shut your dam trap!!

    • viewsexpressed
      September 22, 2019

      Disgusting response and I agree this comment from this blind Labour supporter person, We need you from Now to: “That You Should Hush your Dirty Labour Mouth”.
      Your Skerrit is that Failure. It is pretty obvious, just go all over Dominica and you will see that we no longer have bananas and other produce shipped to UK. Why? Well go ask your failed, incompetent failed Skerrit and his useless corrupted Labour government.
      Skerrit must Go. He is a waste of time and HAS FAILED US Dominicans. Skerrit is NOT sufficiently mature enough to run our struggling Dominica that he and his lazy labour cronies has reduced our people to begging, poverty and dependency. Skerrit must Go. He is this failure and we have no growing economy nor produce. What we have is endless loosely sales of our passports, our birth right to all kind of old Teeth nefarious people out there. That is the quickies way that failed immature Skerrit can raise quick cash and not lazy to get our agriculture on the Go. Skerrit…

  35. iprotest
    September 20, 2019

    talk about 2 face!
    you advised your supporters to throw hot water on de UWP candidates

    boss i can’t unite with a hater like you

    why don’t you take a bow, ask forgiveness, return all missing funds (billions) to the treasury and unite with de rest of us patriots of Waitukubuli

  36. Kalinago Justice
    September 20, 2019

    :?: We all know what the definition of the one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake means! :?: If he’s so interested in Unity,why don’t he agree with and join Mr. Linton and the UWP :?: Lead by example!

  37. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    September 20, 2019

    In some culture tribalism is referred to as the a way of thinking, or the behavior of some people; especially the leader of a political party in power.

    You Roosevelt definitely falls into that category; along with your clones, puppets, and the uneducated clowns who are loyal to you!

    The tribe is in your social group, it is a derogatory type of discrimination you perpetrate on the members of the UWP and the supporters of the UWP, that is based on  “group difference;” you Roosevelt is a dictator, you are the tribalist; you are the one who introduced political tribalism in the country.

    You are dabbling in the word now since you read where Donald Trump mentioned political tribalism recently.

    You need to shut up; when you told your supports to harass supporters of the UWP, and recently told them to poor hot water on UWP supporters, only a cannibal tribal leader, a headhunter in the dark jungles of Africa in the common era thought that way!

    You joking!

    • Man bites dogs
      September 22, 2019

      Francisco, You can spin the word tribalism as you like in the end it still remains the same you knows it, one of the biggest mistake Mr Skerrit ever done was to get black Adder Linton back unto our shores Dominica 🇩🇲 this guy is evil 😈 nastyest off all in a matter of fact i don’t have a word to describe that guy Linton, from the early days of the 60s at school to this day 2019 same old crap from Linton. Never change evil and nasty for money any which way he can.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 23, 2019

        You know I wish you had the nerve and courage to use your name, so that I can address you by your name.
        I do not like addressing you as Dog, Mr. Dog, or any name like that since such are unpalatable to me!
        In any event, say anything you like about Lennox Linton; nevertheless, from the day he was born to now, no one has ever made the claim, or suggest Lennox Linton, the smart, the brave and honest man has ever stolen anything from anyone.

        I Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque: add these (Linton Alfred ) can put my fingers in the fire for Lennox, and say he never thief anything from anybody.

        The other boy, from a village in the North we know is a damn thief!

        I doh calling him name eh, cause if I do DNO will not print it.

        And in case you are wondering why I wrote “Linton  Alfred;” you already know I am a Linton, but you did not know I am also Alfred.

        • Man bites dogs
          September 23, 2019

          That is OK Francisco, call me anything you like we have been having a go at each other opinions for ages now, but you know what I like you guy… Having said that i for sure will have the last laugh 😂 next election ha ha 🤣

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            September 24, 2019

            Okay, let’s see what happens; however, if Roosevelt wins the next Election who looses?
            Don’t you know that the land Dominica, and the people who inhabits it will be the losers?
            You see, you and many others like Roosevelt, you like the color red, you would rather die than to see a change in the government even if you all are convinced that after twenty years; Roosevelt has become handicap, unable to do anything significant to bring progress to a the country.

            Can’t you see life will become worst for the youths if Roosevelt is elected for another five years?
            My friend it is about work, employment; how long do you believe a few people will be able to sustain life depending on a hand out of a few dollars from Roosevelt Skerrit which derives from the sale of passports?

            Think seriously about it; figure out why Ross University,  Dragon Windows left for Barbados: Colgate Palmolive, I do not know where they went; Nevertheless, Harris paint left bought  Lee Win Paint in Antigua!

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  38. FORKIT
    September 20, 2019

    i am convinced skerrit cannot keep up with his lies or he is just plain a mad man

  39. My little take
    September 20, 2019

    You see that speech of Skerrit? That olive branch he offered yesterday? People of Dominica, this is his concession speech he was moved to give early, before the election because someone greater than Skerrit knows he will run after the election and would live us devided. So he gave his concession speech before the election and he didn’t even realize that. So in his early concession speech he is calling on laborites to stop the political tribalism and polarization moving forward. That’s in line with the prophesy given to Me. Linton during the rededication service. So Matt, please save this speech so and play it after the elections when Skerrit will go into a hiding play ok.

  40. Ibo France
    September 20, 2019

    Skerrit has been and continues to be the Chief Architect of political tribalism and polarization in Dominica. Just recently he referred to some opposition candidates as stale soup and old buggies. He has instructed his sheep-like supporters to douse members of the opposition with hot water. Did this corrupt character had an epiphany last night? This bogus outreach is meticulously calculated for narrow and selfish political gains. A seasoned and diseased political leopard like Skerrit can never change his spots. The people have seen him in action for twenty years and have found him wanting. The man is no more than an unsavory character. Don’t be fooled by his insincere, hypocritical statements.

  41. The Evangelist
    September 20, 2019

    Dominicans to Roosevelt Skerrit:
    Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. 1 jn. 3:12.
    You want to stop political tribalism? If you have an EVil HEART like Caine you will continue the political tribalism.
    Remember it was because of that EVIL HEART of Caine he killed his brother Abel
    Why did Caine kill Abel? Because his works were EVil and Abel’s was good.

    I wonder if these are the very same reason Skerrit hates his opponents???
    If so, remember “Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother.” 1 John 3:12

  42. The Evangelist
    September 20, 2019

    Dominicans to Roosevelt Skerrit: First James 4:8
    “Cleanse your hands, ye evil man ; and purify your
    wicked heart; ye double minded.” ,(Paraphrase version). Where to start:
    1. Tell us where our $1.2 billion dollars gone
    2. Cancel your evil Court case against Edison James, our former PM
    3. Cancel your evil Court case, against Dr. Thompson Fountain, who by the way saved many is us during Maria with his timely non-stop reporting that started the day before Maria. Had it not be for Dr. Fountain the death till would be higher
    4 . Cancel your evil and wicked court case against the people of Salsbury
    5. Cancel you evil Court case against our leader the Honorable Lennox Linton
    6. Stop victimizing and persecuting those of us that don’t like your Evil . Why do you hate good people?
    1 John 3:8 says this:
    “Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous.”

    September 20, 2019

    The Devil only comes to steal, kill and destroy.
    You are of your father the devil and his works you’ve been doing throughout your tenure as pm..Since you take the reign of leader Politics never stops in Dominica because you’re the prince of division like your father the devil.
    We want free and fair elections and where the hell is our money bossman..When you as pm can do this then and only then can we unite as a country.NO PEACE WITHOUT JUSTICE…Joker.

  44. Luca Spark
    September 20, 2019

    Actually I agree with you – it would be much better for the country. But you need to walk the talk. You said you wanted to run to beat the UWP one more time and win a complete landslide. How is that unity ? How is that not tribalism ? If you want to cut those things out then you must lead by example, which you do not.

  45. Legion
    September 20, 2019

    So this sociopath sows, division, hatred all across the island thru words and actions. He further declared war on families, our moral fabric, our economy, our middle class, our collective self esteem, our rule of law. Then suddenly, when he feels it convenient he gives a hollow speech calling for unity? Mr. Dr Dr Prime Mistake; the only righteous words you can utter is ” I am resigning as PM with immediate effect”. If you do that then we can start to heal our country from the many the negativities in of your pathetic years in power, while do do penance for the rest of your life.

  46. It's my damn bu
    September 20, 2019

    Skerrit seems to be in political tribalism with the opposition and Dominicans. All we ask of him is that he tells us where he put ourv$1.2 billion dollars. When he tells us about it he could try again another day

  47. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    September 20, 2019

    The first thing yours truly the PM needs to do is explain what he did with the missing millions of dollars, Dominica needs a new leader not a dictator. It is time for outside investigators to go to Dominica and find out what happened to the money which belongs in the treasury.

  48. jamie
    September 20, 2019

    You are the crook in all of this.where is the 1.2 billion,and all the maria money your wasting on campaigning ,put it to better use.your a PREDATOR!!!!!

  49. %
    September 20, 2019

    You Skerrit are the architect of the polarization and tribalism going on in Dominica presently . It’s hypocritical of you not to state that you are the cause of the morass and decay, so you are going to stop it !!!!
    You divided the nation after Hurricane Maria using food distributed by your DLp operatives in UWP held constituencies. You did the same with building materials… Wicked soul!!!
    Because of your political tribalism and evil rule, you have caused sisters to be enemies, brothers to be each other’s enemies, brothers and sisters in church are enemies..
    So you stop your hypocrisy and foolish talk.. How can you stop tribalism and at the same time calling on your people to throw hot water on others?.
    Whey is the money?
    Whey is the money?
    Whey I the money?

    • Thanks
      September 20, 2019

      % you jealousy for the progressive state in Dominica will be your pit fall. My people whether you are for or against the DLP, take a good look at the crowd! The Persuasive political atmosphere that the UWP has been spreading of poverty and oppression, do You see that in the crowd?Look at the Peoples attire and mood, do you see that as poverty and hopelessness? Look at the Americans who just got of the plane, don’t you see them as equals to those who resides in DA. A picture says a thousand words, LL. The misconception of gloom and dome that is perpetuated by the UWP is untrue. Lenox your lies are catching up with you, %.

      • %
        September 22, 2019

        Your English is very bad…I have said it here already, I am not patriot Linton…I am a foil to the intelligence of this patriot..
        I am just an ordinary Roseau South man, and I am and will be voting for Sikiri!
        Whey is di money?
        Whey is di money?
        Whey is di money?

    • St. Joe
      September 20, 2019

      Look at the two leadership one is presently asking for love and unity while the other is calling for vengeance. Stop airing your dirty laundry in the public %. Instead of always barking barking give a Concert. You don’t have the intellectual capacity to counter act Skerrit accomplishments with yours, prove yourself %, not by mouth, but by deeds. With all your overseas trips, why don’t you ask your followers to donate school supplies to your Marigot Constituency! While your criticisms may be valid, but, you are doing absolutely NOTHING! Most of us are not interested in no money, because we know you have written to everybody in the world and your myths have not been substantiated, therefore that’s only Raw meat to your followers. Now you changed the Antiguan wording, your new theme, Where is the Money? you were busted for plagiarism. Dr. Curvin Ferreira said, you operate a sham, I do believe him, because he was part of your inner circle. He gave the UWP over two hundred thousand $2000000

      • %
        September 22, 2019

        I wish I could travel overseas. My last overseas trip was in 2015, to St Lucia…
        I am a Roseau South citizen and voter..
        I am voting Sikiri!!
        Whey is di money?
        Whey is di money?
        Whey is di money?

      • viewsexpressed
        September 22, 2019

        St. Joe, your script is illiterate, ridiculous , lacks substance and meaning. Also, you seem to be backing or attempting to comment on this failed Skerrit but yo have failed to talk on behalf of our ailing Domininca under this failed, immature corru0ted labour Government and its failed leader, referred to as failed Skerrit. He has killed our economy, killed our bananas, killed our produce, lies, grapefruits etc and many more. Also known Bobol taking place and the obvious open insult of our mother and families quing up under Skerrit`s requests, at the Entrance (Foyer) of the Financial Centre begging for cash and has ignored our professionals at the Welfare Division who are the experts and professionals assigned t work with Children and families and that failed Skerrit is not sufficiently equipped nor competent to administer, let alone to understand the bigger picture of this discipline.
        We therefore urgently need good government. We welcome Hon. Linton and highly professional UWP…

      • RandyX
        September 23, 2019

        You are completely blinded by that free red sewo. I pity people like you who for a couple of dollars keep supporting a man who is poison for our country.

    • September 20, 2019

      You made some excellent points %. The PM should give an account of the 1.2 billion. Also, how can there be national unity, when in another article on this website, the Dominica Business Forum complained about not having an input into the decision to make yesterday, September 19th a national holiday. DBF wanted to discuss the financial impact of giving a holiday to employees. DBF also claimed that CBI money is not trickling down to the private business sector.

  50. Casio
    September 20, 2019

    He wants to end it by telling opposes to join the dlp. In short the unity he calls for is for non dlp to just accept what is there and join dlp. Nothing like a compromise, nothing like working together, nothing like addressing the issues in a way that we all feel empowered as a community or a nation. Nope, he just wants you to join his side. thats what the PM calls “unity”. In short, come to my side, but i will never come to yours.

  51. Jonathan Y St Jean
    September 20, 2019

    Skerritt seems to think that all Dominicans have memoir poul. It’s not the first time that he’s come forward and called for unity and a fresh start only to go on the attack, especially against the leader of the opposition and those who oppose his despotic style of leadership. I guess it’s because there were strangers in our midst that he tried to sound magnanimous. I won’t judge Skerritt by his words but by his actions as well. On many previous occasions, Skerritt said that there is too much politics in Dominica only to see him attacking the opposition. When he said that Dominica doesn’t need an opposition he meant that he must be the only politician in the country. I’m sure Ms. Shirley Ceasar spoke to other Dominicans who would have told her of Skerritt’s track record in office. I know they were not fooled by Skerritt’s false sense of piety. Merritt gave you ant Tony apologized to Lennox Linton and his family for sending police to falsely search and turn his house upside…

    • Gary
      September 21, 2019

      Why don’t you understand something when it is said in context. You seem to write a lot of conjecture, as though they are factual, you are noted for this with your comments on DNO. When you say quote “he ( meaning The PM) said that Dominica doesn’t need an opposition he meant that he must be the only politician in the country.” Wow, if that is your understanding of what The PM meant by you not looking at the context in which it was said that says a lot about your comprehension to listen.

      When you say quote “I’m sure Ms. Shirley Ceasar spoke to other Dominicans who would have told her of Skerritt’s track record in office.” did you ask Ms. Shirley Ceasar if she spoke to Dominicans about Skerritt’s track record in office, wow, why make such a statement. You must not assume things and think they are true to give credence to your political partisan beliefs it’s such a foolish thing you engage in daily on DNO, facts and evidence not what you believe, so long.

      • RandyX
        September 22, 2019

        Mary, I knew you as his chief apologist felt compelled and come in here to offer a bit of spin. Get it in your hollow skull, your PM is a corrupt hypocrite, a thief and a serial liar. No put a bit of spin on that if you can!

      • viewsexpressed
        September 22, 2019

        Whooooaaaa Gary….;: This is Skerrit for you ” When you say quote “he ( meaning The PM) said that Dominica doesn’t need an opposition he meant that he must be the only politician in the country.” What else can one expect of quality, context, purpose and meaning. ?
        There is nothing better you can expect from failed Skerrit. After 19yrs one failed, immature, incompetent man has ruined our nature island, into poverty, begging, Struggling and Skerrit offers handouts to appease these poor struggling people that they come over to him. This is so sad and hypocritical of Skerrit whom, I bet hat Skerrit is not condition to this type of function within the government system and the proceedures and discipline that must be applied. The Red Clinic is fraudulent, thievery, insulting, abusive, reduce our us to beggars and come to Papa Skerrit to win votes, love our corrupt PM. This is not our Dominica. Skerrit must Go, he has failed us big time and he must and mind his Funky business. UWP, Yes!

  52. Channel 1
    September 20, 2019

    Can somebody who has links to the editor(s) of the Oxford and Webster Dictionaries contact and ask them to insert a picture of Skerrit’s face next to the word ‘Hypocrite’ in these dictionaries.

    This will improve the reader’s ability to better understand and grasp the meaning of the word ‘Hypocrite’.


    • September 21, 2019

      @Channel 1, it always seems that when others are trying to call for the good mentality, from those who are constantly going against the principles of Life, they are always labeled as “HYPOCRITES” I wonder why?

      Could it be those certain persons know that they have failed, and will not accept defeat?

      That is why you people will never make it to the top; you all will always remain too far down on the escalator

    • Gary
      September 21, 2019

      Do you know how silly you are with such cynical comment. Your criteria as a to what you believe is a hypocrite person based on your political partisan beliefs is worthless. Why would you want to suggest such foolishness to intelligent people with such a senseless idea.

      • RandyX
        September 22, 2019

        Mary, there is nobody more silly than Skerrits chief apologists namely you and hypocrite Xavier!

        • Gary
          September 23, 2019

          Wow, what’s this about Mary, your type of sarcasm should not be taken as a sign of cleverness.

  53. weh
    September 20, 2019

    In one breath you say that and in the other breath you tell your people to throw hot water on opposition supporters.

    Hypocracy at its best

  54. victim
    September 20, 2019

    Stop victimizing government employees in the work place then we can talk unity :!:

    • Gary
      September 21, 2019

      Are you a victimized government employee, would you mine telling us your story letting us have the final say a to whether you were victimized. Your comment means noting, there is nothing to in it to suggest you were victimized other than you saying so.

      • RandyX
        September 22, 2019

        Would you mind keeping your red nose out of peoples business. Or in your Masters words, go to hell, none of your damn business! Who the f..k do you think you are??

        • Gary
          September 23, 2019

          Do you know how silly you are, with such comment, LOL. The demeanor of your reply says a lot about you, is this how you respond to someone when you cannot have a rational argument, which you never seem to do. Listen, I’m a Dominican like you, and I’m entitled to express my opinion regarding matters pertaining to the affairs of Dominica, you do not control this medium. Have you read DNO comment policy, please do.

      • victim
        September 23, 2019

        The unconstitutional transfer of public officers. The transfer was done without consultations with the public officers , not even a conversation.

        Some officers lost their medical insurances , yet still there is still an insurance deduction on their salary slip. Others lost allowances among many things.

        The transfer also put some in financial ruins

        hope that satisfies you :!:

        according to the law and a court ruling in Grenada which is in the OECS jurisdiction, One cannot be transferred where the officer or officers suffer lost of benefits.

        • Gary
          September 23, 2019

          Thanks for your reply. What you perceive based on your understanding is not necessarily factual. When you make the statement “unconstitutional transfer of public officers” it that your personal belief regarding the matter or is it a fact established by the Public Service Union as a breach of The Public Service Act. Why did’nt the PSU challenge The Government knowing the precedent case which was set in a Grenada court ruling.

          There is more to it than you are telling me, let us not forget the Government side of the story regarding the matter, unfortunately there is still a lot of missing information. You are entitled to your opinion, but your opinion does not necessarily establish the facts of the matter you are alluding to accusing The Government of victimizing its public officers

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