“The UWP needs something different right now” says Linton on his resignation from the party

Lennox Linton resigns from UWP

Three days following the resignation of Lennox Linton as leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), the Marigot parliamentary representative has broken his silence on the matter hinting at discord among his party as well as the need for change as his reason for his departure from the party’s helm.

In a public statement via his Facebook page, Linton said, his resignation from the post of political leader of UWP emerged from the national yearning for change “that is a must. For real change that people, especially the youth can believe in.”

“I stepped up to the responsibility of political leadership in response to the need for change. I served in the responsibility of political leadership, on the agenda for change. I have stepped down from the responsibility of political leadership in the embrace of change,” he voiced.

According to the Marigot MP, his relationship with the party was never “till death do us part,” but instead to make meaningful change for all.

Linton posited that political parties and their leadership who are sincerely committed to improving the quality of life for all must periodically rethink policies, renew systems, and rebuild organizational structures to remain relevant and fit for purpose.

While he stated that all political parties have their challenges with infighting and leadership succession, he disclosed that the UWP is no exception.

“In democracies, where people enjoy the inalienable right to decide who they want to be, while at the same time dictating who others should be, no political party has any monopoly on these disruptive behaviors within the party, that hurt leadership efforts and injury the party’s image as an honest agent of change,” Linton voiced.

He added, “still, a house divided under itself cannot stand and it is in the balance between democratic freedoms and the discipline for collective leadership responsibility that eludes us from time to time.”

The former radio talk show host and journalist contends that his journey during the past nine years has not been without its challenges in his effort to usher in the benefits of change to secure the best Dominica for all Dominicans.

“Dominica is hurting,” he says, “joblessness, worsening poverty, spiraling dependency, and relentless attacks on the freedom of the human spirit are destroying the right to lives that matter. A people deprived by the government of the means to meet their needs are imprisoned behind the bars of those unmet needs.”

While he believes that the Opposition’s quest to gain power has been unsuccessful due to an unlevel playing field, he alluded to betrayal within his own party for his defeat.

“And yes, there has been the infighting, the vilification from within, the backstabbing and the treachery, but I’m alive, I survived to stand aside, to continue to serve, committed to secure a course correction so that the leadership of the party going forward is protected from similar impediments to ensuring that Dominica is on the ballot, and not the parties and interests we define in mindless prejudice, of colors. It’s time for change.”

Linton says he is hopeful that his resignation presses the leadership reset button, on the clear understanding that living for others, is a rule of nature and “ if there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm. Let this be a moment of new energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the movement for change that is to be, the change that begins between you and me. In all of us, for each of us, and in each of us, for all of us,” he encouraged.

In his parting words, he thanked his family and supporters and gave the assurance that he will continue his effort to create a better Dominica.

“I did not come into this cause for Dominica that needs assistance, as political leader of UWP or any other party. I came to serve and I’m privileged to have been in the position to serve at the level of political leader of the United Workers Party. The United Workers Party needs something different right now.”

 

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53 Comments

  1. Annon
    October 6, 2022

    I think that Lennox is finally worn out after all the upheaval of the years with no real progress. He has reached his breaking point and it is time for someone else to lead who might get a break through. The problem is finding the right person with integrity and toughness.

    • TeteMorne I from
      October 12, 2022

      Lenos HAS integrity! Dominicans are weak! Nuff said

  2. Lin clown
    October 5, 2022

    So,Francisco-Dog why did the IMF not renew his contract?and why is it that he cannot get a job in the Caribbean or the USA?It is alleged he used IMF information for his own use.Just as he stole lands belonging to people of Dominica,given to them by Mr.Philip.The thing is while Francisco-DOG and his group of backstabbers are out backstabbing Linton the international community and the majority of educated Dominicans are embracing Skerrit.Dominicans will never support Fontaine.When ROGUES and VAGABONDS fall out just men shall have their reward.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 8, 2022

      Kindergarten clown, I know you got all your education in one day, you went in the front door at 8:00 AM, and walked the backdoor at 3:00 PM, with your graduating certificate, but maybe you learn enough to understand this.
      The IMF and places such as the World Bank never allow such instructions to become the estate of any one person, or persons!
      You are contracted for a period of time, and that’s it!
      The good thing about people as Fountain is that they have the ability to access different jobs at random.
      Clown, as a teaching professor; Thomson taught economics in a University in the United States, to many that is a good paying job; if he wanted, be it in that university he could still be teaching.
      In any event, his teaching salary per semester surpasses Roosevelt salary in a year.
      Try not to compare Thomson Fountain with the likes of Roosevelt Skerrit, and the scums of the earth labor party politicians, who does not have any academia!
      Outside of politics they are just a nobody!

      • October 10, 2022

        Telemakak, Fointaine was just a junior clerk at the IMF. He was no big boy at the IMF. Stop all this ranting of yours. You are all the way in LA, what do you know of Fontaine other than the crap you keep writing all the time. We are not impressed. There are 7 continents and Africa is the poorest of them all. What is Fontaine doing in Africa, the poorest of them all?

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          October 10, 2022

          Shut up ds, you are a damn liar!
          Present documented proof to substantiate your lying, stupid argument.
          Shut up, and stop making an idiot of yourself!
          Long ago I suspect that you are very ignorant about many things, but in this case you have egged very close to the status of an idiot!
          Do you know the definition of the term junior clerk in any capacity of a job!
          Let me educate and shame you like a dog!
          Here is the tasks of a junior clerk.
          ” General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.”
          You bastard!
          Thomson Fountain has a Ph .D in economics that’s why he is Dr. Fountain.
          One of the prerequisite to obtaining an Ph .D in economics one first have to complete a bachelor’s degree program.
          An economics Ph.D. is considered an expert in her/his field, so the amount of study, testing and writing is meant to prepare candidates to handle any issue.
          You putting Fountain down, when you are just a…

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          October 10, 2022

          Why should I debate someone who pretends to be what they are not?
          “There are 7 continents and Africa is the poorest of them all
          Four continents Afro-Eurasia (the “Old World”) America (the “New World”) America (the “New World”) America (the “New World”)
          Five continents Africa Eurasia America America
          Six continents Africa Eurasia Eurasia North America
          Six continents Africa Asia America:
          Boy, Africa is the richest of them all, with all the gold, silver, oil, diamonds, copper, uranium and a host of other minerals.
          If you were intelligent you would know the problem with Africa is that there are 54 different countries in Africa, and where the economy of each country defers from the other.

          Political corruption, and thievery as we have in Dominica the problem handicapping progress in most of the fifty nations.
          Their wealth is practically in the ground, they damaged their country when the chase all whites away, the same as the idiots did in Dominica in the 1950’S

  3. Lin clown
    October 5, 2022

    Our great Dominica now those backstabbers in UWP know Dominica is great.To all those UWP backstabbers,crooks and traitors,after hurricane Maria there was no Dominica.Today there are more than 37,000 registered vehicles and thousands of people live in $250,000,$300,000 and $400,000 houses and apartments paid for with CBI funds.Funds from the Reengineered Citizenship Programme were STOLEN,and one house valued at $2,500,000 was built at Bougeois City in Belfast.If Dominica is great,lovely and beautiful today who made it so?Surely it is not the backstabbing,crooked and lazy suppporters of UWP they turned their backs on Dominica when Dominica needed them most.PRODIGAL SONS.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 10, 2022

      “there are more than 37,000 registered vehicles”

      You are so confounded, do you realize that way back as 1962, there were more than thirty seven thousand registered, and running cars on the island of Antigua?

      You should be ashamed to write such nonsense!

      A four hundred thousand dollars house in Dominica is simply a pile of concrete blocks pile on each other; chicken feed; four hundred thousand East Caribbean currency is equivalent to US$148,148.15!

      Can you buy a house in Canada or America for such peanut change?

      Not even in Mexico using the pesos!
      Tell me now how many Dominicans can afford that; if life was that comfortable, and everybody could build a house; thieving money from CBI would not be involving in paying for Montreal Management house that remains the property of Montreal Management.

      What do you have to say about such corrupt thievery of government money?

  4. Man bite dogs
    October 5, 2022

    Ugly Lenny, is spineless like a worm all he has is a big mouth and nose with an extremely annoying fake English accent. I have always said to that so-called useless workers incompetent supporters be careful what you all wish for because you may not like it, now the proof of the pudding is in the eating!!!!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 15, 2022

      Dog, Lennox Linton does not have a fake English nor British accent; his accent came stright out of the village of Marigot; the same as my own came out of Wesely!

      There is a bit of history involved here; we don’t speak patios, neither do we drag our way of speaking, our history dates back beyond the 1700’s and into the early 1950’s when people from the islands of Antigua St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla and Montserrat came to work on the Estates around Wesley and Marigot when Dominica was progressive. Some people also came from Barbados and Guyana; they spoke no patios.
      So, we from Marigot and Wesley inherited our accent from the early foreign settlers to our villages.
      As a matter of fact, those people from the Leward islands practically created Marigot and Wesley; actually, Marigot more than Wesley.

      The name Linton came out of Barbados; the name is still quite common in Barbados, as it is in Dominica. Wesley and Marigot people are unique, we are different you see!

  5. October 4, 2022

    It with great relief that i say , Lennox Linton should have resigned a long time ago. His oratorical flourishes are arguably unmatched but his intellectual dishonesty is palpable. He invariably minimizes the progress of the DLP while exaggerating their missteps or failures out of context. A true statesman would praise where praise is due, criticize constructively when warranted, not to mention his “Dominica bashing overseas.” You may not agree with the CBI, but one cannot argue that it didnt save Dominica from a more catstrophic economic event post hurricane Maria. I think Linton started with good intentions but got desperate when he saw that Skerrit was a more astute politician than he thought.

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  6. October 4, 2022

    If Lennox was so good, why did he resign? If Lennox was so much better than Skerrit, why did he tender his resignation to his party? I don’t believe Fontaine will make much of a difference. That Phd means nothing. Skerrit is unbeatable. Fontaine does not possess what it takes to succeed in Government.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 4, 2022

      Only a fool without any form of cognition would ask a stupid question like that!
      Devils Son: ds, if Roosevelt Skerrit was in any class such as Thomson Fountain, Dominica would be the most progressive and prosperous place in the Caribbean.

      Remember, Thomson did not buy an honorary Ph. D, he earned that from a university: Thomson taught economics in a university here in the United States, where as a professor even lectured students from Dominica. I know of one such person now residing in England.

      I do not need to remind you of his tenure with the IMF, and now was called by the British Government which employed him to help in the setting up of a new country in South Sudan.
      When he took the job, Roosevelt Skerrit, and a bunch of thieves in Roosevelt cabal, said the reason they gave Thomson the job is because no one else wanted it.
      Suckers, like Roosevelt and the gang of thieves wanted Thomson to fail, but the country he helps set up is thriving, you ole sucker!

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      • Man bite dogs
        October 5, 2022

        @Francisco, It’s about time you stop making yourself sound like a fool, as for a start the British government didn’t employed Thompson, at no God given time and also the British government doesn’t work with national and international criminals for a start, so zip your mouth and stop your crap.

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          October 7, 2022

          ” the British government didn’t employed Thompson, at no”

          Shut up, man dog, shut your mouth!
          You don’t know what the hell you are talking about. all of your comments are insulting garbage; my comments are all intellectual, hence I know what I am talking about, and anything I write on DNO can be effectively verified.
          The British government are the one who has Thomson Fountain in South Sudan assisting the new government in the setting up of the new nation, and that nation’s economy.
          Boy, let me remind you when you were a street rat on Steeber, my parents had long advised me to get an academic education, which I got, which brought me through life.
          My Education did not come by kissing politician’s backside, to be repetitive of the bull carap they talk! And if you must here it again; Thomson Fountain did not send a resume to the British government; they sort him (they went to him). Hence they employed him!
          Roosevelt Skerrit behind can’t touch Fountain academically, because he…

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            October 7, 2022

            The fellow in Dominica buying honorary degrees and want to be called night also is a hypo- technical -jack…, he is an idiot!
            Thomson Fountain Ph .D is earned, by going to college and university, where he majored in certain disciplines and obtained his academic degrees!
            I can tell you about that because I earned four: Two in the field of Electronics Engineering, one in the field of Electrical Engineering, and one in the Liberal Arts.
            Put this down in your shallow stomach; I am an academically educated man; who can spit academic knowledge in the face of that inept waste of time that corrupted crook Roosevelt Skerrit!
            I can also step on your head and crush it with my academia, you would not know what bashed head.
            People like Thomson and myself know what it takes to earn academic degrees, we don’t them they are earned!
            I as long as you been living talking crap, I doubt you know what the entrance to a kindergarten school looks like.
            By the way Thomson is not a thief!
            Neither me!

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      • October 5, 2022

        Which country? Man, only if we knew better. He does not have the political acumen to succeed in Government. When are you going to give it up?

      • October 6, 2022

        Only a fool like you who keeps fooling himself despite seeing the writings on the wall. What is it going to take to convince you that you are always dead wrong? There are more to fall. Wait, you will see.

      • October 6, 2022

        Does that make him a great Leader? Your fool. You don’t know the full story of him and the IMF, so shut your mouth. Also, according to Athie Martin, he would only repeat what the IMF told him to say. Bring them on, we will be ready like Freddy for them. Bring on all your Phds and Phes. That Phd means nothing to running a Government efficiently. Are you in Africa to see it thrive? Man, you are full of bulldust. You just keep pumping up people only to see them get deflated soon. Your LA sucker and Wesley gutter and Dominica rotter.

  7. If we knew better
    October 4, 2022

    All the best Mr. Linton and thank you for the work you have done and tried to do. Im sure if you decide to contest the next election you will be adequately supported.

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    • Shellie
      October 4, 2022

      Be careful not to fall for this so soon. This may be the ultimate ‘pity cry’ he may be using to play on the sympathetic side of the people. We can’t be naive and so trusting. Politicians have been lying and raping this country blind for years because we fall for the “we care for our people” bull talk. For the sake of the generation of leaders coming up now and our future leaders, can we please elect someone who is at least half human? “GIVE GOOD MEN PRAISE, THEY BECOME BETTER. GIVE BAD MEN PRAISE, THEY BECOME WORST”.

  8. Wrong is wrong
    October 4, 2022

    It would have been so much better if Mr. Linton had made this headline the focus of his statement and zeroed in on that. But alas , beloved Mr Linton daykalay my party with that backstabbing and enemies from within of his, which had no reason going out especially in a public statement that would be aired on radio during talk show.time. Right now to me whoever emerges as the new leader will be seen as one of those enemies and backstabbers. Hon Linton in as much as I have always been a strong supporters of yours I must admit that the things you said cannot be good for the future of our party

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    • Ibo France
      October 5, 2022

      Just what I expected from Mr. Linton, the unguarded truth. Why should he distort or conceal the reason(s) for his abrupt resignation from the leadership of a soon to be defunct political organisation.

      A political party that is made up of poisonous snakes, traitors, and people with insatiable appetites for power should end up in the dustbin of history.

      Just last year Mr. Linton was DEMOCRACTICALLY elected leader of the party. No one dared to challenge him for the post. This means that all those who engaged in the BACKSTABBING do not respect the will of the majority of supporters of their own party.

      The consequences of this grotesque act of treachery will only prolong the UWP’s time in opposition, and possibly lead to the disintegration of the party.

      Traitors are not to be trusted. Liars and hypocrites are two of the most hated and destructive kind of people.

  9. mine
    October 4, 2022

    Lennox attitude caused him to resign. He wanted to be the fieldsmen, bowler, wicket keeper and also batsman.

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  10. October 4, 2022

    Me. Lynton you did the right thing in my opinion. All the best as you move forward with your life.

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  11. Dominican
    October 3, 2022

    I applaud you Mr. Linton. You have served well. “The truth to Power” leader as you were referred to on one political platform. You suffered much, never lowered your standards. You are the epitome of what leadership looks like……charisma does not lead.

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  12. Tell it Lik it is
    October 3, 2022

    Not only should he resign but also dismantle the whole party which was formed out of the greed of two individuals, a disgruntled Freedomite and an ex-Loborite businessman who eventually went back to being Labor. A political party with no true philosophy is doomed to fail and this is basically what this party is….. A FAILURE!!!

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  13. Lin clown
    October 3, 2022

    So now UWP Linton supporters know,according to Linton there is infighting,vilification,backstabbing and treachery in the party.How long has Linton known that?If what Linton say is true,why did he not resign from a party of backstabbers,crooks and traitors,UWP?The guy resign because he received a tongue lashing from Edison James for his incompetence.In the 2019 under the leadership of Lennox Linton UWP lost 3 seats and lost 1,163 votes.When UWP won the 1995 election with 34.86% of the votes I wonder if the playing field was level?What they did to Ronald Isidore has come back to hunt Lennox Linton in a party of dictators.As long as UWP continue to say nothing is happening in Dominica,they can NEVER win an election.

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  14. En Ba La
    October 3, 2022

    It took too long. He dage to the party before stepping aside it is unfortunate.
    I hope his little speech there would have the party people and supporters shun him and see him as distrustful

    Leaving quietly was not an option – doing some form of damage in terms of saying that he was backstabbed etc. The same untrue story became true and I. The media. Hope this is not a.precursor to his total resignation from the constitution. Speech looking like damage control us against them kind of speech. Marigot constituency against the rest of the UWP he should.be pressurized to quite completely by-election time

  15. elizabethlxavier
    October 3, 2022

    “Dominica is hurting,” he says, “joblessness, worsening poverty, spiraling dependency, and relentless attacks on the freedom of the human spirit are destroying the right to lives that matter. A people deprived by the government of the means to meet their needs are imprisoned behind the bars of those unmet needs.” News Article

    But how can Linton write this as a reason for his resignation from the post of Opposition Leader?

    Does he not realize that he has told the people he could handle the “mess which claimed about Dominica”, which of course, was fallible, and the majority of Dominicans knew it?

    Is that not shameful weakness and failure, which he has displayed by resigning as the Leader?

    And if he is leaving that same frail claim, about Dominica, for someone else from the Opposition Party to deal with, no wonder I agree with PM Skerrit who said: “Dominica does not need an Opposition Party” for that leader would have nothing to oppose.

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    • My Bad
      October 4, 2022

      @Elizabeth must be suffering from Lennoxitis. I don’t know if Lennox promised to marry you and changed his mind or if you just wanted him but he didn’t want you so you just have to use DNO to exhale. I mean you hate Lennox to the point that no matter what the subject is you have to find a way to get at him. Come on Canada has a lot of men and some of them attend your church. So try to look for someone to make you happy

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 4, 2022

      “But how can Linton write this as a reason for his resignation from the post of Opposition Leader?”
      Dear Elizabeth, you zeroed in on something which you cannot see the reason! That is not all to it, the man plainly spoke about internal backstabbing, besides it is almost impossible for any human to sustain the onslaught of criticisms that even you levy against Lennox.

      Lennox can only oppose and speak out about the overwhelming corruption, and thievery in the country; he can only expose joblessness, and indeed the spiraling down of the nation economy; and people’s personal life in general!

      You and a majority of people are aware of Roosevelt persona, nevertheless, as long as Roosevelt continues to distribute his illegal free bribes be it money or free houses, be it Lennox or anyone else, you all will continue to vote for corruption and thievery!

      You all will never see that Roosevelt is the cause of so much poverty, and hardship in Dominica.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        October 4, 2022

        Con:
        Elizabeth: there was a period in recent years when people would go to Roseau, during Mid-week or on Saturday weekend, one could scarcely find space to maneuver in the streets; due to the large number of pedestrians doing shopping and other business; the same applied to Portsmouth, while Ross University School of Medicine existed there!
        These day’s you visit both places, the streets are empty; due people leaving the country to even the small 39.38 square mile island of Montserrat, and Antigua, a 108.5 square mile island with better job opportunities.
        Life is better in Monserrat; check it out since the Volcano destroyed the island, and the less than ten thousand people built back their island.
        It is noted that the way of life is difficult in most places, but it is worst in Dominica than any other place all because of Roosevelt Skerrit, incompetence, and corruption!
        Elizabeth, there are more abandoned house in Dominica than you can count, because everybody is leaving.

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        • October 5, 2022

          What utter rubbish.

        • Sharon S
          October 6, 2022

          Wow reporter Dods. You speak a whole lot of Jiborish…Pure nonesense. Dominica has thrived for the past 20years. I know because I was in the center of poverty. Some places in Dominica is unrecognizable. You are bashing Elizabeth Dods.!! about speaking the truth likewise you bash Skeritt if he passes a POOM. If he sneazes you complain. Kudos to Mr. Linton I am glad he quit with all these double face Dominicians on his party. He did well. He tried but Skeritt has better support than him. So Dods get a LIFE!!!!

          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            October 8, 2022

            Where in the Caribbean people are getting paid less than five dollars East Caribbean currency per hour?
            Dominica!
            Assuming that you are paid $5.00 dollars per hour you are simple making US$1.86 per hour, which cannot buy anything in America!
            Which island in the Caribbean do not have street traffic lights which controls traffic?
            Only Dominica!
            Which island in the Caribbean does not have street sidewalks?
            Dominica!
            Which island in the Caribbean the people are still defecating in pit holes, and when it rains you in the rain squatting over the pit holes?
            Dominica!
            Which is the only island in the Caribbean without an International Airport?
            Dominica!
            Which island in the Caribbean migrates to every small island in the Caribbean to look for work, because there are no jobs on the island of their birth?
            Dominica!
            Get the bit of Woll Roosevelt that damn corrupted crook placed over your eyes preventing you not to see the mere necessities of life you do not have in life!

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          • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
            October 8, 2022

            So, let’s continue:

            Which island in the Caribbean, when you are admitted into a hospital, you are more likely to come out dead rather than alive?

            Dominica!

            Which island in the Caribbean, when one graduate secondary or college, they are likely never to find a job on the island?
            Dominica
            Finially which is the poorest nation do you know in the Caribbean, and most likely the world?

            I say Dominica, and the reason I am sure Dominica is likely the poorest in the universe, is because I actually traveled to many places in the world, all over Europe and elsewhere, and have never experience anything anywhere as I experience in Dominica as a child (young boy) to this day in the year 2022.
            Roosevelt have you all believing you are in paradise, fact is you are existing in hell!

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  16. Tt
    October 3, 2022

    Hmmm to be continued. The real thing here is to reach the ignorant. They are oblivious to what’s really going on and easily swayed. These are some serious times we live in. Our great country cannot be allowed to fall, not to the Chinese not to skeritt. We must let politics go and focus on Dominica. The leader who brings the people together will be the right person for our country. Unite us, not through bribes or gifts but open our eyes, offer solutions, seek and appreciate advice . Be wise to see the snakes around cause everyone has an agenda.

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  17. Ibo France
    October 3, 2022

    What is most troubling is the backstabbing and hypocrisy of the members at the apex of the UWP. There is HYPOCRISY at its WORST. Only fools would put their trust in hypocrites and imposters posing as noble patriots.

    You know what, as much as Roosevelt tried he could not succeed in breaking the will and determination of the the immediate past leader of the UWP. But a small group of over!y ambitious, self-righteous, status seeking, power- crazed, narcissistic insiders have accomplished this feat.

    As of this moment, .my conscience refuses to allow me to chastise Roosevelt for his grave and numerous indiscretions, but give the colossal hypocrites of the UWP a pass.

    Therefore, I will now sit back, without even a murmur, and watch Roosevelt rain fire, brimstone and terror on the Dominican people. I’m going incognito.

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    • October 6, 2022

      You are already writing incognito. Nobody who you are and where you are. Stop making Lennox feel that he is Queen Elizabeth the second. The man is nothing. Skerrit broke his will and determination, that is why he resigned. He ended up in a cul de sac, a blind alley, nowhere to go.

    • Sharon S
      October 6, 2022

      You are brilliant IBO. Just step back because you are too good for this nonesence. PM had a better support base than Mr. Linton. I am with PM and a strong Laborite but Mr. Linton deserve Praise. He was respectful and a man of honor. Give him what is due to him a wonderful human being.

  18. Ibo France
    October 3, 2022

    A lot of UWP supporters are positing that the party will grow stronger with a new leader. Perhaps Mr. Linton’s stunning resignation might be a blessing in disguise. They are made buoyed with the idea that no more the Labourites will use Mr. Linton as a reason not to vote for the UWP.

    What a flock of sheep-like simpletons to embrace this nonsense.. They would do the same to whoever emerges as the next leader of the UWP exactly what was done to Mr. Lennox Linton.

    This is the brutal TRUTH. The present UWP is full of hypocrites. The country could never see better days with a bunch of pious hypocrites. It is foolish to put your trust in any organisation with a hierarchy of hypocrites. HYPOCRISY should NEVER be rewarded!

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    • October 6, 2022

      I thought that was your party, a party full of hypocrites and losers. You even backstabbing as well. Nowhere to go?. That is ok. Skerrit will bring you in. We all know you are coming home to roost. Why don’t you and Telemakak convert yourselves into a catholic priest?

  19. Skipp
    October 3, 2022

    While everyone who can should contend for the leadership, I say hand down Dr. Fontaine if he is available and willing- no question asked. The economist has the knowledge base and temperament to deal with the rat race rigors of politics in Dominica. He is well read, travelled and is a real PHD with local, regional and international working experience.
    All Dominicans should rally around Thomson and pray for his fortitude and soul as he will be making his move to rescue Dominica.

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    • Ibo France
      October 3, 2022

      Mr. Thomson Fontaine is a knowledgeable, astute, respected and morally sound person. Most governments would be ecstatic to have him on their team.

      However, he is much too low-keyed and lacklustered to be an inspirational and motivational leader to galvanize the people into taking action for a good cause. Not all men were born to be leaders despite their intellectual prowess.

      At this critical moment of crisis, the party needs an inspirational leader, and people of impeccable character that can be trusted to lend this leader their full and unwavering support. Trust is an important ingredient for success.

    • Bwa-Banday
      October 3, 2022

      Calling on Dr. Thompson Fontaine! Sir will you please heed to the call? If it is true that the Hon. Linton is leaving VOLUNTARILY then you are the chosen one sir. But as you well know, it’s not going to be easy and the ruthless Cabal will try harder to convict and imprison you with that case they have hanging over your head. Hence, this too may become a major distraction thus creating an impediment that the UWP’s recovery process may not be able to successfully weather before the next election. But I also hasten to remind you that there will be NO ELECTION without the demanded reforms.

      I know like Mr. Linton you are the only one on the ground can reinvigorate the Dca diaspora who in general will no doubt distance themselves from the party because of the way LL was treated in the end….by internal back stabbers within. Hopefully with you at the helm we will see a president Lennox Linton at the appropriate time.

    • Zandoli
      October 3, 2022

      Except Thompson Fontaine did not win the seat in his constituency, what makes you think the rest of the country will rally around him?
      I like him as a person, but you have to be realistic. If he cannot win over his people, how is he going to win over people who are further away from his immediate area?

      Again, I am not against him in any way shape or form. I think he could be a great leader, but first he has to be able to beat the DLP.

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      • October 5, 2022

        That will not happen. Fontaine does not have the political acumen to win over the people and succeed in Government. He is another boom boom fly like Lennox was.

    • If we knew better
      October 4, 2022

      but does he have the charisma to pull the people. One thing to be brilliant another thing to be a people person.

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  20. If we knew better
    October 3, 2022

    My question is who will be the brave soul to take up the mantle. Many say Clement Marcellin is the best. While i say maybe, i advise that the party look into finding new candidates.

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    • mine
      October 4, 2022

      Clement as leader i dont think this will happen, his behavior in parliament is disgusting.

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