Skerrit vows to stand up against his opponents and ‘deal with all of them’

Parliamentary Representative for the Vieille Case constituency, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, has sent a warning to his political opponents that he is prepared to stand up against them and “deal with all of them.”

Skerrit told his supporters at a thankyou meeting in the Vieille Case constituency over the weekend, “So, they can’t test me; I ain’t fraid dem. You know I will stand up against them and I can deal with all of them…because I know, I have the army, my supporters, behind me from this constituency in particular.”

The United Workers Party (UWP) and its supporters have refused to recognize the results of the December 6 general election and have claimed the election was stolen.

The prime minister gave his commitment to work with his constituents to improve the quality of life in the Vieille case constituency. However, he chastised those who voted for Clement Marcellin, the UWP opponent, suggesting that those who chose not to vote for him should have stayed home instead of voting for the UWP.

He described as “unfortunate” and “a personal issue” those, who he said, were motivated to vote him out.

“I cannot understand [that] anybody in this constituency would go and put, take their own hand, take a pencil and put an X by the SAW against Roosevelt Skerrit, somebody who you know has transformed this constituency,” Skerrit said. “See how we have improved this place. Yes, there is work to be done, but nobody can contest the fact that we have worked and delivered for this constituency, that if you couldn’t vote for me you should have stayed at your damn home and don’t go and vote.”

The prime minister further reminded his constituency that he cannot be fooled and nobody can play games with him.

“I am here tonight speaking as the member of parliament for this constituency…so those who believe  that they can place games with me, my friend, nobody can play games with me, nobody can fool me,” Skerrit told his supporters.

He touted the December 6 victory for the Dominica Labour Party as historical pointing out that the DLP is the first political party in the whole Caribbean to win a 5th consecutive term in government.

At his swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister Skerrit aid he planned to invite United Workers Party (UWP) leader, leader, Lennox Linton, to early discussions on uniting the nation.

Last night's thank you meeting in the Vieille Case constituency. #itssaferwithlabour

Posted by Vieille Case Constituency LYO on Saturday, December 14, 2019

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com/Duravision Inc. All comments are approved by DominicaNewsOnline.com before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • are abusive, profane or offensive
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-message

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

52 Comments

  1. Danziger
    December 18, 2019

    PM NOUS, ba yo bwa mwen di, ba yo bwa CAMPECHE pou PICKAY YO PASQUE THEY DESERVE IT.

  2. 72nationsallbowtoHIM
    December 18, 2019

    All i see is clowns in red, magicians in red that able to make money disappear, and animals in high places. Pure circus. Laughable at most. Why did you not elevate your own wife after you used her to steal roseau.

  3. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    December 18, 2019

    “Deal with all of them” as in i am now your dictator in Dominica now shut up and sit down. None of your dam business what i do i hereby abolish all future elections i am your dear leader for life.

  4. pureblackmagic
    December 18, 2019

    If you were so confident of yourself after selling your soul for the devil , why could you not have accepted the reform before the election to prove yourself. Never mind the devil will soon come to collect.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 3
  5. weh
    December 18, 2019

    The dictator has spoken

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 18 Thumb down 3
  6. Bawi for life
    December 18, 2019

    He just offer a glory cedar branch one week ago!!
    This guy

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 3
  7. Channel 1
    December 18, 2019

    The brazen unashamed display of Pride and Arrogance. Stay tuned next for The Fall.

    Proverbs 16:18 – Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. (KJV)

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 12 Thumb down 2
  8. Eddy A
    December 18, 2019

    Listen to yourself, Skerrit. How many bodyguards have you got? You are walking on very thin ice…

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 3
  9. Kalinago Justice
    December 17, 2019

    With a constituency with such people in it, one should not be surprised with such rogue! What a backward people!!!

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 4
  10. Skerrit is an as
    December 17, 2019

    WTF?
    Nobody is afraid of you Skerrit, you as whole. Dominicans don’t feel like getting shot by RSS, that’s why you got your election. But this NOT OVER. Not even close.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 3
  11. Squinjine
    December 17, 2019

    I thought persons had a right to vote for whomever they wanted? Skerrit chastised those who voted for Clement? So that means he is the father of Dominicans? I thought he said he loved Dominicans and everyone had their own choice to vote for who they wanted?
    Our life is as a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Skerrit needs to remember that.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 4
  12. Spy
    December 17, 2019

    You Mr Poor Management! you can jump high you can jump low your numbers are already on your outfits.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 2
  13. My name
    December 17, 2019

    How could right thinking Dominicans come down and put this man back in power even those who voted for them in DA. Shame. And all want to blame Lennox and Workers?. Zor Kay wey. Workers are trying for all of us. Take it. You see. It’s just begun

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 4
  14. My name
    December 17, 2019

    VICTIMISATION has started folks, be careful. It is real.
    Do not be afraid my people.
    Stand up for your rights
    Remember the rain falls on all roofs.
    God is on the side of the Oppressed

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 3
  15. Flabbergasted
    December 17, 2019

    That tone and thank you message wasn’t only delivered in the vieille case constituency but also in Clifton where the pal rep told persons in attendance that he know all who voted for him so he will only take care of who voted for him. Sad situation in Dominica politics. Let’s see where all this is headed and how this all plays out….

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 2
  16. Youth
    December 17, 2019

    But that is a joke now??? Skerrit, maybe you’re forgetting that this country is a democratic country! Sick of this place now!

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 3
  17. mine
    December 17, 2019

    Many times you all twist things around and make the worst of it.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 4 Thumb down 13
  18. Caro
    December 17, 2019

    These are really serious statements. Do you have an audio or a video recording of this?

    ADMIN: The article has been updated with a link to the video. It can also be found here: https://www.facebook.com/122793951667915/videos/435223037386599/

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 27 Thumb down 4
  19. GOLD TEETH
    December 17, 2019

    So you have your army ( I guess the RSS Even if he sod is his supporters ) and you ready to deal with every one of ur opponents and yet you trying to extend Olive branch? Who he think he talking to mou? Man go to hell back

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 42 Thumb down 6
  20. Dora George
    December 17, 2019

    How many personalities does this mean has pm

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 33 Thumb down 4
  21. Kalinago
    December 17, 2019

    Well thats what the people of Dominica wanted. Wait for it, there is more to come, much more.
    Especially for those people that like to wait on hand outs and not try and do anything for themselves.
    I waiting to see what is going to be done for the Kalinago people.
    There are older people living in Salybia who still do not have homes after hurricane Maria, I know of this particular individual who needs a home, but they giving the young and lazy, able people that can help themselves.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 28 Thumb down 9
  22. Bwa-Banday
    December 17, 2019

    Huh! No he did not say that! DNO must be lying! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    Man like Thomas Letang and Bishop Malzaire needs to take heed. They helped this guy remain in power by their inaction. Now the snake has grown several malicious heads Dcans will be wooded accordingly. Where have all the brave fearless men gone? Bala, Jack, Congoree and Pierre Collaire must be turning in their graves. But I hasten to remind Dr. Smell-E-Deek that you are just a pilgrim in my view. Time will tell. Play mah-jorr still bro. :twisted:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 34 Thumb down 8
    • Curious
      December 17, 2019

      Mr or Mr Bwa-Banday, leave the Bishop out of your statements. The man has shown no allegance to any m

      MR OR MS BWA-BANDAY, PLEASE LEAVE THE BISHOP OUT OF YOUR STATEMENTS. THIS MAN HAS SHOWN NO ALLEGIANCE OR SUPPORT TO ANY MAN OR PARTY! YOUR STATEMENT IS UNFAIR AND MALICIOUS. HE DOES NOT DESERVE INCLUSION IN YOUR BLURT.

      LET ME REMIND YOU THAT IT WAS BISHOP MALZAIRE WHO SPOKE OUT IN STERN LANGUAGE OF THE NEED FOR ELECTORAL REFORM IN HIS NEW YEARS MESSAGE.

      LET ME GO ON TO SAY THAT HIS TREATMENT AT MARIGOT THE WEEK OF ELECTIONS ANGERED MANY, AND THE FACT THAT THOSE ‘ASSOCIATED’ WITH IT SAID NOTHING, MADE IT EVEN WORSE, AND AM SURE DID NOT HELP THAT SIDE OF THE POLITICAL DIVIDE.

      LEAVE THE MAN ALONE!!!

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 3 Thumb down 5
  23. Ds
    December 17, 2019

    I knew it. They gave him another term to take care of his opponent. God is bigger than you Sir/Dictator.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 34 Thumb down 6
  24. Lin clown
    December 17, 2019

    I have always said SKERRIT should show BALLS and deal with TRAITORS,CROOKS,LIARS and ARSONISTS.Trying to destroy this country,here and abroad.UWP ungrateful,BITING the hand that feed you.Even catholics against the $500,000 given to the church by SKERRIT.Cannot deal with UWP peacefully.I agree with SKERRIT.UWP attack we counterattack.Thats the name of the game .

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 9 Thumb down 41
    • Barbara Saunders
      December 18, 2019

      Don’t be so pathetic! The man is going places now where he should not go. He’s is drunk with power and money that does not belong to him. Now he’s on the way down.

  25. Angel
    December 17, 2019

    PM I am in full support. It was time that you show them that their behavior will not be tolerated.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 10 Thumb down 36
    • Amarossa
      December 17, 2019

      A question: what’s the breaking point for you? What could Skerritt do that could make you realize he is dangerous for this country?
      I’m curious. Do tell us please.
      Because it seems Skerritt can do no wrong in your eyes. So i want to know what would be the straw that breaks the camel back for you?

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 1
  26. Jeff Green
    December 17, 2019

    Only Caribbean leaders get away with corruption to the highest level and sven gets rewarded

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50819772

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 28 Thumb down 7
    • Eddy A
      December 18, 2019

      Because everything around them is corrupt as well. Very few honest and proud patriots to be found on these islands.

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 1
  27. TI NOM
    December 17, 2019

    Merci Mr Skerrit. :)

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 5 Thumb down 11
  28. Child of Itassi
    December 17, 2019

    So you say “I can deal with all of them…because I know, I have the army, my supporters, behind me from this constituency in particular” and your wife aka Agitate called for her “snipers and Navy Seals”.

    Are Dominicans to accept such threats simply because we oppose you, while neither Bishop Malzaire, President Savarin, AG Levi Peter, Police Chief Carbon, OAS, OECS, CARICOM, nor any of your other stooges who have been pleading for a peaceful Dominica have the testicular fortitude to openly denounce these “incitements to violence”?

    If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 20 Thumb down 7
  29. Jimmy Brown
    December 17, 2019

    Mister come out .

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 2
  30. Channel 1
    December 17, 2019

    Nobody can fool you? In that case, the Monfared saga was no mistake den.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 51 Thumb down 7
  31. DAPossieMasse
    December 17, 2019

    I would understand this if you had the mandate of the people living in Dominica. They did not put your junta in office.

    Not having the mandate, if I were you, I would do nothing to ignite the ire of the people on the ground because it is the diaspora who helped you to retain authority in Dominica. Remember now, Dominicans understand the disposition of the murdering Jamaican laced RSS, and hence it would be unwise for history to repeat itself like a copying machine. It is your wife who spoke to violence when she said she had her snipers, while the other side was calling for peace unlike Charles -remembering Manson- who scam-fully called for peace while calling foreign mercenaries to execute Dominicans: they fired live rounds in the ambush of the people of Salisbury; who can forget that. So my Bro, chill out and do not believe that the Caribbean cabal with Motley at the helm believing she is invincible, will always be able to effortlessly come to your rescue.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 22 Thumb down 7
  32. Greg Jarvis
    December 17, 2019

    Affirmative Action needs to be taken. Skerrit can’t keep depriving opponents of basic human needs and if they do get they have to support him.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 39 Thumb down 9
  33. Greg Jarvis
    December 17, 2019

    DICTATOR. what else is missing? Disappearance of opponents? I pray it doesn’t come to that. Bigger trees than you fall. You are small fish when Papa God ready for you.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 50 Thumb down 7
  34. Sybil nowell
    December 17, 2019

    PM they tried, they did all kind of Boball, ok but God is good was good, and will remain good. Nobody is greater than him. You know when you start to believe your own lies you fall in your own mess, never …. on your own door step.
    Even if you stand,sit dobout, and couche it still mean sit.
    People and your followers you have become a blind cult following a man with no hope . My advise is go back to the table reshuffle the dominos and pick another leader and then people might consider the change. Whether you believe it was a volèrè election it is as it is . MOVE ON MY BROTHER IT IS NOT FOR YOU.DLP RULES.
    LINNO I know you practiced to stand for salute but my Bredda a no fe you a fe somebody else. You got your votes in your ugly constituency.It did not suit you with your big head both literally and methethorically speaking it was laughable.

    Have a great day sour grapes.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 5 Thumb down 27
  35. Real Dominican
    December 17, 2019

    Pappy Show!!!!!

    Hear Him, ” No body can fool hi.”

    You are a big joke, sir.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 39 Thumb down 4
    • ??
      December 17, 2019

      UWP is in the yard looking it. So who fooled who? Lennox brought in voters and tried to stop DLP voters from coming. Skerrit gave Lennox all the rope he needed and guess what? Lennox used it all up and went back for more. What a shame…

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 5 Thumb down 21
  36. Shaka zulu
    December 17, 2019

    Go skerro go. You should get a bull pissle and whip the ones who did not vote for you one after another. Dominica created a monster so let them get what they deserve. Your Jack A.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 24 Thumb down 3
  37. Kalinago Justice
    December 17, 2019

    That rogue continues to demonstrate madness, dictatorial tendencies! Like Hitler, Papa doc and idiot Amin he wants to portray himself as a god who’s the only one who should be voted and given all powers!!! People of Waitukubuli, the sooner you all can get rid of that rogue infesting the island is the better!!!

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 34 Thumb down 7
  38. Dave
    December 17, 2019

    This man is an idiot in my opinion. Trupz. Time will expose him FURTHER.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 17 Thumb down 4
  39. Just Saying
    December 17, 2019

    DNO are you sure, you wrote Prime Minister Skerrit word’s, because I feel ashamed of why I reading. Ohh Lord only you know where are we heading…….

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 33 Thumb down 4
  40. Roger Burnett
    December 17, 2019

    I normally don’t comment directly on political issues but I regret to say that this is the saddest statement that I have every read from a Prime Minister.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 26 Thumb down 3
  41. AP Geore
    December 17, 2019

    This man is a raving lunatic. I’m sure he has the names of all those who voted for UWP so that he can victimize them. This leviathan pride must be brought down. He feels he actually owns people now? That is really sad. He wants to unite country, but yet he is on record spilling his vitriolic heart. Really sad to see the monster Dominicans have created. As it is said, you deserve those leaders you chose to represent you! DLP can only measure it’s ‘success’ by how many businesses have closed/left, how high the unemployment rate is and how many jobs have been lost. Money talks, I guess.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 21 Thumb down 4
  42. Pipo
    December 17, 2019

    Spoken like a true Jekyl & Hyde character. The man needs psychiatrie help if he is not already receiving it. Aman like that can never be truly happy because he trusting nobody.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 17 Thumb down 4
  43. Still Waiting For Airport
    December 17, 2019

    Now you questioning the right of your constituents to vote for the opposition? So is a dictatorship now then?

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 3
    • December 17, 2019

      I guess this is the road we are heading to now…. this is the characteristics of a dictator … no way José, not in Dominica.

  44. Cynthia Madouke
    December 17, 2019

    a leopard cannot change its skin
    he is truly a ROGUE

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 4
  45. Arrow357
    December 17, 2019

    This how you sending out an olive branch , in your own words go to hell

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 21 Thumb down 3
    • Hedda
      December 19, 2019

      but mr is a real dictator man…Ni boi Dominica in real trouble

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available