General elections not free and fair counters Linton; we need fresh elections

UWP leader Lennox Linton delivers his post-election speech

Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, believes that the 2019 General Election was not “free and fair” therefore he says his party does not recognize the results.

Elections in Dominica were held on Friday 6th, December 2019 with the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) being re-elected into office for a fifth consecutive term.

According to the preliminary results, the DLP won 18 seats while the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) took 3.

“The election was not free; the election was not fair. It was rigged and stolen, so we do not recognize the results,” Linton said. “We should not elevate skullduggery through a virtue of congratulating those who succeed with dishonesty.”

He continued, “Similarly, we cannot recognize governments where ruling parties pervert democracy, subvert the will of the people by stealing elections.”

He added, “We do not recognize this government that has come by the theft of the elections of 2019.”

He accused the DLP of bribing people to vote in the election.

“There is nothing right about bribing people to vote in an election,” Linton remarked. “So right there, we cannot be talking about a fair election.”

He contended that the people of Dominica, particularly the young people of Dominica, had their hopes and dreams set aside dashed by “yet another stolen election.”

“The young people of Dominica, I am more concerned about at this time…their parents hurt for them; their grandparents hurt for them,” he remarked, adding, “the future that they know is possible in Dominica, just continues to elude [them].”

The UWP leader called on the people of Dominica to demand fresh elections, “and as far as they are concerned, this illegitimate result renders elections null and void and it renders the government null and void.”

Linton insisted that the only way to move on is for the people of Dominica to stand up and rise and make sure that those who have done wrong must be made to pay for it.

“…That’s only how we stand up and do justice to our role…” he said.

The opposition-leader designate said his party notes the observations by the observer missions, two of them so far the OAS and the Commonwealth which have indicated in broad, that the elections reflected the will of the people who voted.

The report of the OAS Observer Mission has since been released and also supports the view of the CARICOM and Commonwealth missions that the elections reflected the will of the people.

“It seems everybody who is supposed to help us, everybody that’s supposed to give an idea of where we could be heading and how we could be heading where we are going, is turning their back on us,” Linton lamented.

“We don’t have no President who is working in the interest of the people; no Electoral Commission that works in the interest of the people, we have no police organization who works in the interest of the people,” Linton stated adding that there is a series of institutions of state “basically doing the bidding of the very same man who has decided there will not be and fair elections in Dominica, so there will be no reform.”

And what is being requested, he pointed out, is basic electoral reform, which involves merely cleaning the list of electors and implementing ID Cards for voting.

Meantime, Linton thanked those who turned out “in large numbers to cast their vote for real change and the UWP-Team Dominica.”

“This was an exciting time for us, following us through the many campaigns and the message for real hope and change for the people of Dominica,” he said. “I know of the great disappointment, the hope, the feeling of despair, what people are experiencing right now. I know it is a very difficult time for many people…”

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  1. Odin
    December 12, 2019

    Bye Felicia.

  2. Alicia Pinard
    December 11, 2019

    Diagnostic of Linton:

    Brain disease.
    Unable to accept defeat.
    Wishful thinking for P M position at any cost.

    People need to stop following this sick bastered. He is sick
    People this is not a joke.
    Linton is a sick man .

  3. Concerned citizen
    December 11, 2019

    You lost because you had no strategy. Your campaign was amateurish and it simply morphed into a personal vendetta. Independent observers cleared the election – you would be defending them had it gone your way. You do not represent the will of the people. Stand down, accept it, move on, and apply yourself better.

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  4. look it
    December 11, 2019

    It has to be the DOC getting the large chunks, whilst the small ones living like parasites on the street. It cost parents plenty of money to send their children to school and, after graduated, they end up on the side road, puffing in and out. This is what you campaign on and the people were against it. The people voted to protect their children. You campaign on Skerrit and not for love of country. A Pen is mightier than a sword. Let the records show. Go do your home work.

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  5. Reality Check
    December 10, 2019

    Only the most arrogant man would let the country go up in flames to create circumstances for ascension to power. Only the most arrogant man cannot accept defeat and blames everyone else. “People can overlook any shortcoming, but they will not tolerate arrogance”. Mr. Linton, you are unforgiven for your lack of responsible leadership in the days preceding the election, and for your lack of humility in the days following the election…… and most of all for your unrelenting arrogance. Forgiveness and a new beginning will only come with humility.

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  6. December 10, 2019

    Man you look nothing like the handsome Maurice Bishop. You have PDG disease in your left eye. Go to the doctor and have it checked out. PDG means in medical terms, Political Defeat Glucoma in your eyes.

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  7. Man bite dogs
    December 10, 2019

    Linton, let us put all jokes aside you have given us lots of laughs over the years thank you, do the decent thing and get out of here you are not funny anymore tell your white masters you cannot take any more blows Skerrit is much too good for you even your face is beginning to look like a volcano 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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    • TeteMorne I From
      December 11, 2019

      So, you guys must find faults with his appearance to make yourself look better? There is nothing wrong with Linton; Show us YOUR MUG. You needy, desperate, people should STICK to to the REAL ISSUES: where is the money? Skerrit is a …..!

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  8. Workerssss
    December 10, 2019

    I’m calling on Hector sprags John and Mr Danny Lugay to disassociate themselves with Lennox Linton until he steps down and concede defeat. You guys deserve new Leadership for the sake of the party. ‘LL killed it and it showed at the polls. Be brave enough to tell him pack up and leave.

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  9. Concern
    December 10, 2019

    Can someone give me an update on Norman in New York city? What about Today con man Joseph in Trinidad? Any updates on Alex Pawol sot Bruno status on the pole? What about Marlon liar the King? Check on their health and mental condition we need to know.

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  10. Snerrit. Stkn. Balls
    December 10, 2019

    In full agreement.
    We need to get rid of pollution.

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  11. Tobby
    December 10, 2019

    Mr. Linton the people of Dominica have spoken already and even your own seat you almost LOST. So I believe if the PM rang the BELL again to PLEASE you, which I know he can just come up and said election on Monday again, house dissolved you will lose your seat very early this time. And next 5 years I believe you will lose your seat because what I seeing the guy who run against you very strong so be careful next time, all I can say is best you STEP down from this post or do like your former colleague, join the Labour party so at least you can become a senator if you lost or if you win be the deputy PM. Putting all jokes aside.

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  12. Dominica done
    December 10, 2019

    Dominica be the same in 5 years that it is right now. UWP time to call it quits, accept that this is the will of dominicans. How can you win the peoples hearts and minds when you expect them to have to work.

    Kezenski was being constructed and laborers we saw coming out of there were Haitian and no one had an issue with that. So with this said, this my last post on here. I have never seen a more ignorant set of people. The evidence of malfeasance right there but you have no issue just as long as your hand out is good. I will not return to this country. You people are an embarrassment. Yes a goddamn embarrassment and when you open your mouths to speak its even more evident. Enjoy your dictator while the rest of the caribbean progresses you digress

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  13. Barack
    December 10, 2019

    Linton I feel your pain but if skerritt put reform now we will lose badly because everyone who voted in this election will be eligible for voting I hope u heard him he said reform is priority I laugh when I heard him I said this man is smart please let me know if I’m wrong or right by means of thumb up

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  14. Local Dominican
    December 10, 2019

    Mr. Linton continues to rant and rave and blames everyone and everything else for his defeat. Mr. Linton needs to come back to his senses and realize that he and the UWP ran an atrocious campaign. A campaign based on violence, fake news , misinformation, deceit and fake polls. The straw that broke the camel back was the ill advised blocking of the roads in Marigot and Salisbury. Clearly the UWP tried to disenfranchise Dominicans under the disguise of electoral reform. UWP would have lost this election but the margin of victory could be narrower. Mr. Linton you need to do the Honorable thing and offer your resignation as leader to the UWP.

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  15. December 10, 2019

    Wait a minute. Have you ever sit and ask yourself some questions Lynton. Like . “What have I done ” where did I go wrong “. A good leader would do just that. If you have all of these that is working against you it is definitely a problem . If DLP leader could take the hands of thousands of Dominicans and put an X next to his name. He is really good. Do the humble thing and resign. Like I said before. You are the biggest let down for the UWP. One of the simplest thing you could have done is to humble yourself. respect the wish of the people .congratulate the PM on his win. You refuse to do just that. So that clearly says the kind of leader you are.

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  16. December 10, 2019

    Lennox, based on my calculations of 29 responses to you, right now, the likes are 1008 against, and 479 for you. Only 4 of the 29 supported you.

    So do you say that those 25 posters were paid to write their comments? Lennox, even here, the 25 posters are the people, the other 4 has no voice.

    But you have said: “Similarly, we cannot recognize governments where ruling parties pervert democracy, subvert the will of the people by stealing elections.”

    Who are the people that you speak of? You barely survived your candidacy by a few more voters, do you say that the votes you received were fair and free, but those of the Labor Party were cheats and stolen?

    When do you plan to acknowledge that you are not on the path of God, to make the U-turn leading to Him?

    Your negative mentality is the root of the failure you continuously receive. For as long as you continue to say: “My head is bloodied but not bowed” there can be no return for you.

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    December 10, 2019

    Its obvious UWP requires new or improved leadership. In the least, one that is not trying to oppose democracy and side with foreign people against their own country but embrace democracy because it is actually working, offer solutions and ideas rather than polarize a small population of people even after an free and fair election based on feelings (a country cannot be lead by feelings), this needs to stop. If you’re UWP (united workers party)what laws have you proposed or enacted to protect worker rights and laws to protect employees in the workplace and laws to protect people from job loss. what laws are you passing to ensure wages are fair rand benefits are there? what is this UWP party about? is there a purpose besides defaming your own country in the eyes of the world? Criticism is not an idea, if you lost then accept it and work to implement your party’s policies with the representation you have, being disgruntled and taking elections personally is not the behavior of…

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  18. December 10, 2019

    “If you stay at the helm we are sure to have Mellissa as the next prime minister come the next election”.

    @Zandoli, once more you have spoken for me. Your thought above is the very thought of my mind.

    I see Lady Mellisa as the next Prime Minister of our Nation, I am sure that is why PM Skerrit allowed her to run. What we should observe is that the UWP had Roseau Central for the 2014 election through Isaac Joseph, who lost at Roseau Noth.

    I see that the people are voting for the candidate of their constituency, not just for the party. The DLP candidate needed more time to show himself to Marigot–Lennox would be out as well.

    I believe Lady Mell boosted the votes for the Labor Party. Just like PM Skerrit, she is earning the Love of the people.

    With 18 candidates defeated and the UWP needs 11 to sit as the ruling body at Parliament, Linton has a lot of work to do, or else he must resign as the leader–but who can replace him?

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  19. Fact Checking
    December 9, 2019

    So what are the facts? How many people entered the island between 1st Dec and 8th Dec 2019?

    Where would we get those figures to fact check the bribery allegations of the Diaspora vote?

    Also, approximately how many UWP supporters were bribed to vote for the DLP? Was that an exit poll question?

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  20. Tell it like it is
    December 9, 2019

    From the moment this man entered politics, I said he was bad news for Dominica and he has proven me right over and over. I am truly disappointed by your utterances boy. You are indeed a very troubled person. The best thing you should have done was concede defeat because you were defeated good and proper by the DLP. These people who are pushing you to continue making a fool of yourself in public are laughing at you. Gabriel Christain and the likes of him are only interested in their own personal advancement and are just using you to get what they want. Remember this same Gabriel Christain was an avid supporter of Rosie Douglas? He didn`t get his way so he became a turncoat. Pay attention boy!

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  21. Jay JOHNS
    December 9, 2019

    Linton, you keep blaming everyone for you defeat in the polls, but the one thing you are not doing is putting the blame on the one person who caused all of that, and it is you. You and your people blamed the President, the high court, CCJ, you ask for observers, they declared the election free and fair. What you should do is step aside and allow the party to choose someone with a understanding of what it is to be a leader, if you don’t, there will not be a united workers party in the next 5 years to contest another election, so my advice to you is do the honorable thing and resign.

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  22. Braindamage
    December 9, 2019

    Mr Linton, there is no fresh election again.
    Skerrit has stolen it and seems untouchable without Electoral Reform.
    The best thing to do right now is, give up the three constituencies and let Skerrit have his way.
    Who suck salt, let them suck their salt.

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  23. Reallyyy
    December 9, 2019

    But wha really happen to this guy witch election that wasn’t free an fair ? Jus agree ppl in DA rejected u an ur wicked an jocker party for the fifth conservative time no dam election till next five years by that time uwp will have no use for you again

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  24. Child of Itassi
    December 9, 2019

    Skerrit calling election before reform was implemented was not a request, but an instruction from outside. Dominicans in general are too misinformed to realise that he is only someone else’s puppet. He said the Chinese would not be a friend to Dominica if he lost, which they denied. The oil which was illegally shipped (per UN sanctions) from Iran to China was via Dominica-registered tankers. Skerrit also supports China’s One-China policy. Funding his campaign was a Chinese investment as they are doing all over the world. Someday, Dominicans will wake up, but it might be too late.

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  25. JustSaying
    December 9, 2019

    Mr. Linton give it up. You botched this election big-time. You need to follow the lead of your deputy and do the honorable thing and bow out of active politics.

    First you flipped flopped on your “hot button” issue of expatriates voting in the election. Then you decided to contest the election after insisting “no reform no election”. And after deciding to contest you rioted the country to stop it! WTF!! Man you lost a lot of credibility with the Dominican electorate.

    As a consequence you got an “as. whooping” 18 to 3. From a four(4) term stale government that was ripe for defeat. They even took a seat from you RIGHT IN YOUR “BACKYARD!” So who do you think will listen to you with your talk of illegitimacy? No one!! Trust me the international community has long moved on from you. You are a failure and a disappointment. You got outplayed by Skerrit again. Time to pass the fight to someone more capable. Do the honorable thing and concede defeat. Allow the country to move on.

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  26. Realist
    December 9, 2019

    This photo did not do Linton any justice; it looks like Linton has been crying for days. I sympathize with him; some people take defeat to heart.

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  27. Concern
    December 9, 2019

    Please step down in peace and let Valda Henry or someone else take over. You have done us enough pain. Please go.

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  28. Concern
    December 9, 2019

    You’re a failed politician and please do the UWP supporters a favor Mr Linton. Make way for someone who can take the party into a new era. Please we beg you. I thank you.

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  29. Marigot voter
    December 9, 2019

    To be honest with you Mr Linton a few weeks ago or about a week ago I was leaning uwp as an independent voter but over the past week having looked at all the drama unfolding and you’re yet to condemn the actions by your supporters man I conclude you’re a sick man. I believe in reform and voter id cards but if your soul purpose was to get in office by causing destruction to my little Nature Isle man I think you should take a bow and let someone with integrity or even Mr Addison James take back his party from you. DNO never post my comment I wonder why. Bye ‘LL.

    ADMIN: We checked your comment history, you have hundreds of comments approved including very recently.

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  30. Derek Trotting
    December 9, 2019

    Mr. Linton, I was on the fence, a so called “independent voter”, until I watched you let the streets burn, deny me a simple wage for two days, and you said nothing except, “No peace without Justice”. You fan the flames of mayhem when things do not go your way. You claim an election to be rigged when you do not win. You believe Al Jazeera except when they point to your corrupt behavior. You use bogus math to arrive at $1.2b and bogus assumptions to claim 8,000 overseas voters. What would you not do or say to get power? And if you ever got it, what would you not do or say to keep it? Your desperation, arrogance, negativity, hatefulness, anger and constant lies disqualify you now and forever from getting my vote. And if UWP ever wants it, it will need to be without your irresponsible and uninspiring leadership.

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    • Concern
      December 10, 2019

      Well said. 1000 likes

  31. Desporah
    December 9, 2019

    I am truly concerned for this guy.

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  32. Fran
    December 9, 2019

    LOL unbelievable, speechless. Linton needs to be sectioned under the mental health act. UWP supporters if you really want anything to change, you need to change your leader. This is so comical. A fresh election, this is better than the comedy club.

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  33. Lenpro
    December 9, 2019

    This guy is no politician. Any politician who will not accept defeat and refuses to acknowledge, respects and congratulate the wining party is a radical gangster and should have no place running for office. I foresee in the near future Lennox will continue to insight violence as usual and most of the candidates will part company. Because Lennox know very well that he will never be Dominica’s prime minister. Beware Dominica. This failed politicians is armed and dangerous.

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  34. December 9, 2019

    Tell Francisco Telemacque to stop harassing Skerrit and get a job and get on with his life. Tell him to live with it for another 5 years. The man who knows everything and knows nothing. He say he is a millionaire and cannot do anything for his country. Could not even come down and vote for UWP. The man is no millionaire. He full of crap. Tell Val Cuffy to lose some weight and stop talking crap. Doesn’t he have the right medicine in his Pharmacy? He mad because Skerrit fired his ….

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  35. Dominican Citizen
    December 9, 2019

    While I agree that the just concluded general elections had issues, and the DLP and their operatives influenced the outcome, it’s time to move on. Concede defeat and move on… If you don’t you will lose the trust of the people who voted you. :wink:

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  36. TI NOM
    December 9, 2019

    mr linton you overplay your hand now. if you didnt think the election would be fair from the jump, you should ha never contested this election and turn up the heat on dem protests and do what they did in venezuela. call your own elections and elect your own prime minister of dominica, then let the international community decide. in that way at least the international community may agree to your terms and implement a new election. Dominica is not a big country like venezuela and would bend to international pressure for electoral reforms unlike a big oil providing nation. Man you should have think this through better, they have a saying either go hard or go home. you cyah play softball with skerrit…

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  37. My little take
    December 9, 2019

    I agree with Mr. Linton that the election was not free and was not fair.vIn fact the election was stolen! But my problem with Mr. Linton is, before the election date was announced he knew the results would be stole. Before nomination we saw enough signs that the election would be stolen and, the week of election he knew everything was in place to ensure the election was legally stolen. My question is, why did he and the DLP even contest it? In cricket if west Indies knew everything was put in place by the Indians to steal the game, would it make sense to even play? I don’t know about Linton but lose for lose I would prefer to not contest and lose than to contest and lose. Now we all wounded you want to say it unfair? What did you expect in anything Skerrit is part of? Does Skerrit play by the rules? Boss I not with you this time. I will only not recognize the DLP if all three members of the opposition would step down and let it be a one party state se Skerrit can do what he wants

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  38. December 9, 2019

    Mr. Linton you should seriously review your position as leader of the opposition. Your past behavior suggest that your personality and leadership style is the greatest barrier to your party’s chances of success. Cant recall that you ever take/accepted responsibility for anything that went/go wrong…its always the other person or leader of the opposition. But its what very poor leaders do, deflect the blame. It is mentioned in the above article that all institutions domestically and otherwise are against you. That is virtually impossible, again it points to your poor leadership and unpleasant personality.
    But since you continuously claim persons were bribed to vote against your party i guess it will be very easy for you to prove in the court of law. Linton its time for a new leader to emerge. Complements to you and your party’s misguided strategy the DLP gained 3 more seats. I wonder is Skerrit gave them the $25,000.00 you promised?

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  39. TomE
    December 9, 2019

    We will have fresh elections in 5 years. I do not understand how a man can be so desperate to be PM. He ran a very bad campaign based on hate and anger. He lost votes from the last election. The people spoke loud and clear and he is ready to burn down the place. Leadership is everything and he lacks it completely. Workers, it’s time for change from within because Lennox does not have what it take. His decisions are irrational and not well thought out. If we say Skerrit must go then we need the right leadership.

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  40. En BA LA
    December 9, 2019

    UWP was tooting the OAS recommendation – you had none to contribute yourself. Foreigners dictating what you do.

    This should have been a TEST to show the true leadership capabilities of the UWP. How would you govern any NOT ONLY THE US can come in and dictate HOW YOU ARE RUN AND YOU ACCEPT.

    TAKING THE RIGHT TO VOTE AWAY FROM PEOPLE – who met the criteria and moved away while helping and following the political goings – THIS IS THE RECOMMENDATION. COME ON!!

  41. mine
    December 9, 2019

    Linton, the observers you wrote about the PM they are the ones that said that the election was free and fair. You should blame yourself for losing so badly. Linton wipe your tears away and dry your eyes don”t cry election is over.

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  42. Diafish jab
    December 9, 2019

    If the electorate had the choice with Freedom in the race and did not want Labour, they may have voted Freedom and wiped out UWP! Very disappointed that Freedom did not put themselves out there.

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  43. En BA LA
    December 9, 2019

    Mr. Linton you are a LEADER – you should know how to lead your people. You all had 18 years. You are ISOLATING your party. this is what dictators do I am not saying you are one BUT THE HALLMARKS.

    You all could have called for this “being away from the country for FIVE years” to be removed this is you alls downfall – you are using it against you and your party.

    The electoral list after registering I should be on it FOR LIFE. You all are calling to have people removed from the list, you are handing you citizens over to foreign entities – How are you going to be able to assist Dominicans in distress.

    You all have called the VOTING POPULACE ON THE ISLAND – ILLITERATE AND FOOLISH FOR A LONG TIME – Do you think they are going to vote for you


    “It seems everybody who is supposed to help us, everybody that’s supposed to give an idea of where we could be heading and how we could be heading where we are going, is turning their back on us,”…

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  44. Friendlyelse
    December 9, 2019

    18-3. For love of Country accept defeat and step down as political leader. You are arrogant and will NEVER win against anyone. The People have spoken and rejected violence, hate and division. Get out of there.

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  45. Diafish jab
    December 9, 2019

    If he won’t resign, the Party should de-select him. Elect another leader and move on to do the job of effective opposition! As for the Freedom Party. Well you facilitated this nonsense!

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  46. Flingstone
    December 9, 2019

    A lot of great advice on here to Mr Linton, I sure hopes he takes them. But maybe he can’t because he is too far down where hate, jealousy and selfish others behind him pushing because they know him for a bully. Anyway I just wish he are reading these messages and considering them.

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  47. Grown Folk Talk
    December 9, 2019

    Sir, I can certainly empathize with your deep disappointment of losing the election.

    I believe the act of conceding will definitely pave the way for you to move forward from this understandable HUGE setback.

    Unfortunately, you have chosen to travel along the road of lamentation.; however, I sincerely feel that you and your UWP opposition party have a good opportunity to add significant value to the democratic well being of our nation moving forward.

    Dry your tears and pull yourself up from your bootstraps to allow your season of mourning to pass and the period of healing and reconciliation to begin.

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  48. Herbert Volney
    December 9, 2019

    Mr Linton is obviously very disappointed. We have to understand this and try to empathize with his situation as leading his party into such a debilitating loss.
    With time he will accept the loss and move forward to rebuild his party or leave it to a younger and more credible man capable of receiving national adulation.

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  49. Dr Clayton Shillingford
    December 9, 2019

    I agree with Lennox Linton..I give him full credit for standing for truth and justice even before he entered politics.exposing corruption in the Skerrit DLP regime…I am awaiting anyone who would in the circumstances state that Dec 6 election was FREE and FAIR….

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    • mine
      December 10, 2019

      what to expect from you nothing good, you are just as bad as lennox people like you that maybe leading him to the wrong path. You have the nerve calling people corrupt the kettle is calling the pot black.

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    • Concern
      December 10, 2019

      I feel your pain Mr. Maybe you’re his advisor that’s y he lost so miserably. People like you should stay away from politics or just maybe you thought if getting the President. Well crapaud smoke your pipe

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    • Amazed
      December 10, 2019

      But, but, Clayton you must be living under a big stone or what? Didn’t you hear that all the observer teams, including the OAS say that the elections were free and fair?
      Is people like you that have Lennox doing all that nonsense with himself. People like you doh like de man, this is all about your own selfish motives. What a shame Clayton, you all are driven by jealously, hatred, anger etc. etc.
      GET A LIFE.

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  50. ????????????????????
    December 9, 2019

    It seems everybody who is supposed to help us, everybody that’s supposed to give an idea of where we could be heading and how we could be heading where we are going, is turning their back on us,” Linton laments.

    Hello u are only fooling u because if everyone u call including the electorate turning their backs on you, it must be that what you are doing is not right. I have that view myself. U need to accept correction. Your arrogancy, pride, hatred of the PM, violent nature, jealousy, envy will patay a terre (throw you down. Be generous – reconsider, hubling yourself to do better. Infact u have lost three elections as leader.

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  51. Alicia
    December 9, 2019

    You were so convienced u would win.
    That u still deaming.

    Linton wake up!!!!! It was just a dream.

    You made your bed now lay in it.

    5 more for the heavy weight champ: Skerro .

    Don’t worry ” Lili” it’s ok to dream!!!!!

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  52. Man bites dogs
    December 9, 2019

    Someone please call a doctor and police Linton, is mad, more than mad when I heard Lennox Linton, on Q95radio this morning making a real idiot of himself talking rubbish I knew this guy head was missing a bolt 🔩 and to make it worse a laborite phone to have a word Linton would not talk to him then he went on to blame everyone else but himself. Linton you are not smart enough to be a prime minister this guy is a joke he is now asking for a fresh election even his own supporters thinks Linton is having a laugh 😂 man take your blows and go away idiot.

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  53. December 9, 2019

    Stuppessssss, common man , why did contest the election if you know it was fraudulent, this makes no sense. We need a strong opposition in Dominica but you are a joke

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  54. RastarMarn
    December 9, 2019

    So Linton just take the matter to a competent tribunal and Marn not talking About that CCJ nonsense,,,

    We all know Skerrit made ambassadors out of criminals why don’t allyou accuse him of treason or get him for violating Un Charter for his appointment of ambassadors ,,,

  55. Ti Garcon
    December 9, 2019

    I voted for UWP, lets be honest the overseas vote made an overwhelming difference.
    However, Linton what you should have done in this speech is resign. I also expect Hector to resign. Get two younger, more vibrant replacements and let them contest byelections asap.
    I’m not a UWPite, but as a Dominican you shouldn’t have contested the elections. You played rigged game and lost all credibility on a local and regional level- accept the result and move on.
    The fact you couldn’t get 20,000+ votes is a failure on your part. I estimate 90% of UWP were like me, we voted against Skerrit not for you. Thats a major issue which says you dont deserve to win. Also get rid of Edison and basically the entire UWP executive, these are serial losers who are out of touch with people. The longer you guys stay on fighting for power, the longer allu will stay out.

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  56. Dominican
    December 9, 2019

    DNO has received karma . Interesting!. It would be nice if you would stop Mr Linton from screaming “fire” in the theatre. Stop publishing his intent on division of country.
    When Mr Linton pulls the fuse because you gave him fuel, even you might caught within the collateral damage.
    I am not advocating silencing ,or taking away Mr Linton’s free speech rights. All I’m asking is that DNO becomes a partner in the national peace security of Dominica.
    You are “Dominica”News Online. And there you must act as something we all Dominicans can trust and view as independent

    ADMIN: Yes, we are independent and that’s why we let all views contend. This is a response to the PM’s statement:

  57. Amased
    December 9, 2019

    Can somebody please tell me why:
    – it was OK for overseas based supporters of the UWP to come home to vote and it was not OK for overseas based supporters of the DLP to do the same?
    – it was OK for Police Officers who support the UWP to have been actively campaigning while working at the Polling Stations and now for Lennox to accuse the RSS of intimidating voters?
    – it is OK for people like Gabriel Christian to want to dictate how Dominica should be run from the comfort of their homes in Washington, New Jersey etc. but make a fuss about Dominicans coming home to vote?
    – it was OK for the UWP to use overseas based supporters who came home to vote as agents etc and now complain that Skerrit stole the election?
    – it was OK for UWP supporters to have instilled fear into Dominicans by blocking roads, lighting fires around, stoning the police who were clearing the road in Salisbury, days before the elections and for Lennox to now claim that the elections were not free and fair?

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    • winston warrington
      December 11, 2019

      Very simple. That tribe has no interest in the welfare of Dominican citizens. Their sole objective is economic gain and the wherewithal to sustain it – ergo power.

  58. Kay
    December 9, 2019

    That is why you did so badly. Negativity alone

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    • Real Dominican
      December 9, 2019

      @ Kay, you must look at Dominica, all you see is a broken system. One must point out this brokenness. If you call what Linton is saying negativity then you are misguided and lack appropriate sense.

      1. Agriculture down.
      2. Tourism Down.
      3. Manufacturing Down.
      4. Samll Business Down.

      Is it right for a political party to pay tickets of over 8000 diasporas, give pocket change, and demand that they vote for you? This is a bribe. Kay, in case you are a Christian, Read Exodus 23: 7-8.

      DLP did not win; THEY STOLE THE ELECTIONS.

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    • My Dominica
      December 9, 2019

      Lady give the man a break. the man have right to Express himself as the opposition leader what he thought of the election.. you all cant tell skerrit what to do but u all want to dictate to linton when to resign etc.. so much talk of protest and violence.. mind u I dont support violence but these things dont jus happen. protest takes place all over the world n much worst than DA. all u trying to play part dotish.. crying over a little protest just because u all are not the ones protesting cause u all on the other side.. grow up. be true to all u self. all u know is the diasporans that made skerrit win. 90% of them were illegal voters.all u doh like linton cause he keeps skerrit on his toes. deal with all u next 5 years of begging n make sure all u pm leave up to his promises n stop minding the opposition. all u have the laugh now but time will tell… God not asleep.. new elections will never happen linton dont waste ur time on this.. 5 more years let’s go for it.. God has his plans

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    • My Dominica
      December 9, 2019

      The opposition stood little chance without electoral reform. when one man have all the money and can influence the election results. skerrit wanted electoral reform on his own terms to legalise bribery n treating.. what have we become in Dominica when we can sell our votes for crumbs and put politician before country… when we go to the bank to change a cheque an ID is required but to put a government to run our affairs u can jus say ur name… in 2019… skerrit have lead this country with no respect for Dominicans and the opposition. the victimization of persons.. the manipulation of persons.. it will end one day.. 5 more years I well brace.. I ready.. I hope all u ready!

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    • Observing
      December 10, 2019

      You’re right! I was on the fence for a while, was thinking of voting uwp. But 3 things turned me off them: 1.: most important- their hypocrisy. They were the ones who started bringing diaspora down to vote but because DLP can bring down more they complain, the whole pretending to have an issue w/ passport sales when they plan to do the same, them making Ron green give up his US citizenship in order to use dual citizenship against DLP candidates, after he ran w/ it for yrs. 2. Their negativity. 3. Not condemning the violent protests. Personal accounts said that ppl had cutlasses and threw stones at ppl, tried to burn the police station. Robbery etc. I personally don’t support DLP. But will vote them due to lack of a better option. Maybe a change of leadership is what they need.

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  59. Ibo France
    December 9, 2019

    This was an election saw corruption by unprecedented levels. The country will sink into further darkness and nothingness. The country is the least developed and have the lowest standard of living. Now more hunger, fewer jobs, more corruption for sure. Dominica is a doomed country run by bandits and hardened corrupt vagabonds.

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    • Amazed
      December 10, 2019

      You speak like a true supporter of the UWP; making statements without statistical data to back up what you are saying. You all need to stop bringing Dominica down for political gain, it has not worked in the past (you all are serial election losers) and it will not work going forward.
      You all need to stop the nonsense and madness and put Dominica first, not a desire to get in power.
      Change is a most – the leadership of the UWP most be changed (Lennox, Spaggs, Lugay, Isaac – all of them) then the party will stand a much better chance of winning the next election. If these guys don’t bow out and allow younger blood to take over, then they will be doing exactly what they accuse Skerrit of.. desperately holding on to power

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  60. Diafish jab
    December 9, 2019

    It was a secret ballot and monitored closely! Man can say but do something else! You lost! DLP won! Accept it with grace and prove yourself worthy of the faith some have or had in you.

  61. Frank N Stein
    December 9, 2019

    No other party or strategy will win in DA without reform. anything anybody tries is useless so let us get reform and start over. If no reform just agree its a one party state.

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  62. Jerry
    December 9, 2019

    And so Mr. Linton in your own arrogance and failure to abide by the rule of law the will of the people, you skull drag your supporters across the finish line with tales of stolen elections and unfair institutions. You seem to know it all have it all and can fix it all, well you are wrong again, the name of the country is Dominica and the people are called citizens who exercised their god given democratic right to vote for the Government of their choice. Had you won the elections would it be fair and free, had your party won the elections your song would be that the people have spoken and Skerrit must go, but you lost and you lost bad, and that is because the United Wreckers Of the People (UWP) is so shallow minded, well versed in political ignorance and highly trained in international stupidity, that you would like everyone to believe that the institutions that observed the elections are all somehow stooges of the Labor party. Mr Linton It’s over you lost Now suck it up and move on.

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  63. The Truth Be Told
    December 9, 2019

    Lastly now is healing time. B4 making those stupid comments, call on your supporters to stop this nonesense. God is awake. His will was done. Introspection time. Now is build up time. Continue the good work. Find yourself some work to be a part of building Dynamic Dominica. Ask God to take away that rebellious, fighting, waring, jealous, envious, deceptive, proud and ungodly spirit attacking u and become a new man before the year end. I am sure the PM will embrace u if you are willing to do so. That man love people wee & I sure he will want God to continue bless him. He will not turn his back on you. He knows the word of God that it is not God’s wish that no one should perish. Garcon fini avec sa! Woosh. Lever garcon and walk into your destiny – the right one God has for you. You have a choice to make. Introspect! Solitary time seek God’s face! I am telling u this now. The truth will set u free! I do not care about dislikes. Tell him the truth. God is in…

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    • Kalinago Justice
      December 9, 2019

      @ So-called truth be told; I don’t know which god you’re referring to, cause gods there are many! :?: The True and Living God Who I know is against lying, cheating and stealing! Search yourself deep within!!!

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    • Madflyer
      December 9, 2019

      Boy tell it to him

    • December 9, 2019

      @The Truth Be Told, as I was reading your comment, suggesting that Linton turns his Life around; and referring to PM Skerrit and his ways of God, it caused me to think that if Linton should ever become the Prime Minister of our Nation, it would be by the word of PM Skerrit, himself, encouraging the people to see the change in him –but then again, this perception seems to be so far away, I myself cannot believe it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  64. OpenMind
    December 9, 2019

    So you demanded outside observers. They came. You don’t agree with their verdict.

    You don’t recognise the government, the President, the Police, the electoral commission, the result.

    It seems the only thing you’ll recognise is a UWP victory where you undertook the worst election campaign ever known.

    Did it occur to you that HALF the eligible voters in Dominica, did not vote?
    Could it be you scared them with your violent undertakings?
    You forgot about them, you forgot about “bread and butter issues”

    The idea that every single voter from abroad voted DLP is either laughable or worrisome and a wake up call to your leadership.

    After so many trips abroad, that you could not encourage or convince them to vote for you is telling.

    Worst still the idea that overseas voters alone contribute to the heavy defeat is disingenuous. You’re either lieing to yourself or the people or both.

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    • zandoli
      December 9, 2019

      I agree completely with your sentiments. If Linton had any principle, he would have announced his resignation on the night of the election. But he will never do that because Linton sees the position of prime minister as a job with perks attached to it that he wants. He will have to be pushed out.

      UWP has been their worst enemy for while. They have not allow the people who are best suited to win the elections lead the party. Since he resigned, Edison James has been pulling a lot of strings in the background to ensure his chosen ones lead the party. He did it to Timothy and later to Ronnie Isidore. Now they are reaping what they sowed.

      Edison wanted his men in positions of power, except the people keep rejecting them.

    • December 9, 2019

      @OpenMind Yes, he is definitely lying to himself, but not to the people, not even to those who voted for him

  65. Dominican to the bone
    December 9, 2019

    The old people says “do so do not like so” and “birds of a feather flock together”. I agree the election was brutal and it was the worst, but when you try to divide your country, it always backfire. Regardless of the results, God is always in control. Therefore, Mr. Linton stop calling the kettle black.

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  66. Lloyd larond
    December 9, 2019

    That election should have NEVER taken place sir. Skerrit called the election date very close to not put reform. The opposition should have stayed clear from nominations. Let there be only one name on the ballot . For the first time in the history of our country there would be one name and one party on the ballot.
    I was very disappointed when you guys went on to nominate and to make matters worse call all supporter to go out and vote . Skerrit was laughing with his tonsils showing when you asked for your supporters to go out and vote.
    I am 100% sure there will NOT be a re election . A re election with UWP government will cause more chaos in Dominica. DLP supporters will NEVER agree for a UWP government after winning 18 -3 LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES.

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    • Ti Garcon
      December 9, 2019

      I agree 100%. F skerrit, but UWP is a disorganised party whose campaign was detarched from the concerns of the masses. He alienated the business and
      most social groups of society by vulgar criticisms, had no solid plan for farmers, made that weird $25k for everyone promise, was involved in undertable passport selling, disowned his supporters who were protesting, and failed to reign in on over zealous supporters who pushed away undecided voters.
      Linton failed to connect with people on a personal level and couldnt understand the need for house to house on an islandwide level. No, he rather talk on Q. Dominica is a simple minded society, any leader needs that aura of approachablility which Lennox was too ignorant to mold. He never exhibited acceptable levels of emotional intelligence, or the capacity to plan and carry though. No reforms No elections, but he was so eager to contest. Idiot.
      Lets see if he resigns for the good of Dominica and UWP, or he stays on for a paycheck.

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  67. The Truth Be Told
    December 9, 2019

    All them followers pushing you they do not love u. They just want Ambassadorial post. U stand your ground to be leader aided by the past Hon PM. But let me tell u is not love they love you. The one at the OAS & the Bro in US, they like control so they pushing you to make all those marjee. You kill your own party by not condemning violence even if u did not mean it. All the Diasporian who say they support you, only want to do their own beff la larger thing & they believe that is how they would do it when u in power. They would reproach u for not giving them Ambassadorial favours. Do u know many of them cannot return home? Why? they mal travaille. They all calling PM criminal but u know as I in DA, PM is well loved and no Criminal. Elderlies love him (YES) ; Students love him! Those who receive homes love him! The list can go on and on. Humble yourself 4 u know that he would have won. Resign from this people and guard your health for the sake of your 2 lovely children

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  68. The Truth Be Told
    December 9, 2019

    But Lennox what is wrong with u? Introspection! Garcon u need to repent. God don’t like ugly. Partner seek God face before. Partner God is waiting wide arms open to save receive you to save u! Way way papa now I see man. Mais olee Shirley non? Wifey go in your prayer closet, pray for you husband non. He is overdoing it now. Bring him on a holiday somewhere. Get away from DA. If u say u love him, do just that. Lord have mercy on this man. Use him for your glory and honour. Change his bitter heart; his stony heart, His proud heart. Not to accept defeat is not of you. Looking for excuses to justify is of the Devil. Partner go rest yourself. Go on a cruise. You have money. Go to another environment. You start again. This bitterness will take a toll on you. You are Dominican & we love u but alas papa u have a choice to make – make it – Surrender to the King of kings. let him guide u. The Earth & the fullness is the Lord’s. Partner I crying wee. lost 2 elections. Ah Magway…

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  69. Victorious
    December 9, 2019

    Your deputy leader Joshua Francis accepted the defeat gracefully in his facebook post after the results were announced. I think he would have done better as the leader of the party than you Lennox. If uwp stands a chance at the next general elections, there needs to be a total cleansing of the party starting with removing you as the leader. You understand very little about politics. Laborites don’t engage in violence. We remained quiet while you encouraged your supporters to riot and cause unrest in the country. We eagerly awaited December 6 to send a resounding message to you and your uwp supporters and we accomplished just that….18-3. Get over yourself Lennox and take a chill pill. THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!!! The observers said it “elections were free and fair” and “reflects the WILL of the people”..

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    • Di Englander
      December 9, 2019

      I’m in agreement with you, Victorious. I’ve always said that UWP this a change of a shuffling of its hierarchy.

    • December 10, 2019

      Lenox need to go to bulls eye to get the medication that he recommended for DLP and take that twice a day

  70. Diafish jab
    December 9, 2019

    All the observers are wrong? Really? come on. Study the recommendations and get to work. Dominica needs effective Opposition now more than ever before.

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    • December 9, 2019

      I disagree with part of your comment the observers for the pass two elections said to the ruling government they need to bring in election reform ID card and up grade the voters list I ask you did any of that ever happened NO, now they return to there respectful Islands and will again bring the same report so what does that tell us or better yet will they say to Dominicans they don’t need electoral reform going forward. Linton should and must let the people decide what they wish to do it’s out of his hand, accept his party lost and so be it, and as for the three seats his party won they will decide what they want to do with it it’s there choice make.

  71. Proud dominican
    December 9, 2019

    I’m not a poto labourite neither workers but I’m a proud dominica sitting aside and observing the acts of each party and making a wise choice. Mr Linton, you said that the Labour party bribed people into voting for them but the Labour party did not hold a gun to anyone’s head at the polling station demanding that they vote for them, it was the people’s choice to take the bribe and vote for whoever they see fit on that day. Another thing Mr Linton, how can the people of Dominica elect you as prime minister I you and your party are promoting violence in the country? Don’t you think that this is something you should sit and reflect upon? I believe the best thing to do is to just accept that the Labour party has won the election and in the mean time, that’s the next 5 years you should step aside and allow a young strong minded Dominican who is really interested in developing the country and not there to make their pockets get big with the country’s money take your place. Move on :-D

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    • The Truth Be Told
      December 9, 2019

      The disliker it is time to stop all you rubbish. I am sure you do not even like yourself farless Mr.. Linton. That proud dominican has confessed he is neither Labour nor UWP & has given a good suggestion. It is people like u the dislikers talking nonesense on DNO & everywhere who cannot give a good advice. Everyone is against you all (excuses, excuses) Observers, Caricom, OAS, Police & all the likes as you all claim. An excuse is of the evil one who wants u to remain where u are without looking at yourself to make amends or better yourself. He comes to steal, kill & destroy you thereby preventing u to reach your God given destiny. God doesnot force or bulldoze us. We have free will. We have to make a choice who we serve – God or Mammon. All you want is someone to fight your battles for you. One of you supporters volunteer to be the Leader. Let me see if u still want 2 be in background & someone taking the flack. So many of u, come on take the rein. No violence please.

  72. Diafish jab
    December 9, 2019

    Shameful nonsense Sir. After the loyalty and hard work of your party members you go on record with speeches like this. Your inner circle conceded defeat, licking their wounds and moving on, I suggest that you do the same! Apres Bon Dieu C’est La Terre

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  73. please dont
    December 9, 2019

    PLEASE do not spend the next 5 years arguing election victory or defeat, time passes by and we need to look at how we can improve our lives, STOP allowing politicians to Narrate our life story Politics makes us Bitter, Dust ourselves and Move on. Politics Season is Over!

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    • December 9, 2019

      Tell us who is and will be directing your life unless you a one of those who came just to vote and return back to the diaspora, The people down there should be allowed to make the decision for themselves, ask yourself did they get that chance No and that’s why they are up set it was taken away from them again, now we have Dominicans against Dominicans what a calamity. People are hurting and up set and we should be calling for calm, because rain do not fall on some houses it falls on all houses and that’s a fact. God is the one in control not any man or woman.

  74. %
    December 9, 2019

    Even the Labourites themselves know the election was rigged.. It’s not surprising. Theft of elections is DLp’s forte..
    I was shocked when I heard of the number of chartered flights..
    Going forward Dominicans should holler for fresh elections…
    This is disgraceful, and can only happen in Dominica.
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money ,?
    Whey is di money.?

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    • The Truth Be Told
      December 9, 2019

      % step up! Election is over. Get over your bitterness. This will only hurt u. % allyou can do is tell stories. Make false videos. Look on BBC website, you will never see that news item that the guy from DA in New York putting through. Election is over. The DLP won whilst u & all those who hate for no reason are still standing the same place. Partner go love God, then yourselves. You and all the others are stuck records looking for excuses instead of looking to see here u all went wrong. You and all the souteewes cannot look inside and say we went wrong. All you too violent tan. Hatred, lies, slander, deception, jealousy, envy and all the other ungodly spirits (devilish) get this our of your systems. Repent. Stop disrespecting Go the Ceator of the Univers. Repent becasue he is a good God but remember he is one of wrath. 20 years doing the same thing. Please for God’s sake repent and do not evil. Respect God. he does not like violence nor ugly things. His will…

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    • Galileo
      December 9, 2019

      You are one of the main reasons the United Workers Party lost the elections. You are obnoxious and frankly a turn off. You have another 5 years to ask for money. I hope you survive it.

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    • December 10, 2019

      @%, there you go again with your …….. Are you forgetting that this is the Christmas season, a time when many decided to go to Dominica and to celebrate the season so this year they would vote at the same time?

      Why do you think PM Skerrit always calls the election near the festive season.

      There is a process of traveling by air, which is called excursion flights–it means that a large group of people take the same flight, which would be cheaper for them. That is what is called “chartered flights” So what are you grumbling about?

    • Colombo Thomas
      December 10, 2019

      For God sake have some humility and you will a better person for it.

  75. Victorious
    December 9, 2019

    We expected you to say the elections wasn’t free and fair because you do not know how to accept defeat. Mr. Linton we know the uwp brought people down to vote so stop with the hypocrisy. You told people at one of your overseas meetings that if labour party is giving you a ticket to vote, take it and on election day vote for uwp instead. If it benefits you then it’s not wrong? Sir, you caused your party to loose miserably at the 2019 elections with your lack of vision and poor leadership qualities. You spent so much time trying to bring down one man – Roosevelt Skerrit – and failed to focus on gaining the interest of the Dominican people. Lennox you fed Al Jeezera information about Skerrit with the hopes that it would be his downfall just before the elections. Guess what, it was your downfall. Your supporters saw you for who you are. The icing on the cake was you encouraging your supporters to destroy the country. That sealed your fate. UWP needs to get you out as leader!!!

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  76. Nacinamod
    December 9, 2019

    Is this a joke or is Linton insane. The people have voted, you lost, get on with it and go plant some fig in Jumbie Gutter.

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    • December 10, 2019

      If the election was rig don’t you think you would lose your seat do you think DLP love you so much that they let you win

  77. Kalinago Justice
    December 9, 2019

    We all do know that the elections is a stolen one, even those involved in stealing the elections knows that! We the people should not allow those who stole the elections to govern us,we need to revolt!!!

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    • I am Dominique
      December 9, 2019

      Oh shut up and go Pray !!!

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      • December 10, 2019

        @I am Dominique, you make laugh. I love your rebuke to that individual. He or she is like the man who called himself “Legion” because he was a Mulitple demon-possessed person. Ayelass!

  78. David
    December 9, 2019

    Look at yourself for once. Do a proper analysis. Remove Labour from the equation, and tell us how you performed. Cause what I see is that your party lost well over a thousand votes. In the 2014 election you all got over 17,000 total votes. However, in this year’s election you all only managed to get just about 16,000 votes. This means you all were less popular this year compared to last year. Less people believed in you and your party.
    But all you can do is play victim. Everyone is always against you; the police, the courts, the observers, CARICOM, OECS,just name it. You are sick, and you are spreading your sickness to a significant portion of our beloved country.

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    • %
      December 9, 2019

      What you failed to write was that the UWP 16161 was more than DLP 23441 – 8000=15441votes.
      Many people believe that upwards of 10000 imported voters voted, therefore
      23441-10000=13442 votes in Dominica for DLP.
      So unless you are sitting on your head stop the deception.
      Even Labourites have admitted that the election was stolen, and that UWP is by a long way a more powerful force on island than DLP..OK deceiptful David!
      Whey is di money?
      Whey is di money?
      Whey is di money?

      • winston warrington
        December 11, 2019

        That is false logic. All 10,000 arrivals could not have been DLP supporters; the highest capacity of a passenger aircraft serving the region is less than 500 and that would require at least 20 flights which of course our airport is ill equipped to handle. The port Authority recorded 15 additional flights by turbo prop with a capacity of 64 = do the math. The majority of voters came by sea, about 1,000. In any event, the difference between arrivals for the same period last year and this year (election year) is approx. 1,400 passengers, so that even if we were to ignore normal travelers and kids, your suggestion of 10,000 voters coming home to vote is ludicrous at best and irresponsible at the worst.

  79. Lin clown
    December 9, 2019

    Linton is going to FOOL his IDIOTIC supporters again.He is going to TAKE HIS OATH as Leader of the opposition While his supporters are ranting and raving he will accept a salary,from an election he say is not free and fair.Linton will NEVER resign as opposition leader.Its all about money.

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  80. Eagle-Eyed
    December 9, 2019

    Linton are you sure you took your medication today? If you did, then you should asK Val Cuffy to double your dosage. You are completely bonkers. I also hope there’s a comfortable prison cell waiting for you in case you try to stir up trouble again.

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  81. Born Dominican
    December 9, 2019

    Lennox now needs to recognize that his strategies over the past several years have failed. This was further compounded by his failed strategy of trying to intimidate voters over the last three weeks by having those rogues “protest”. He said that it was young people protesting but when you looked at those involved, it really was not the youth. Would one consider Brian Linton a youth?
    If Lennox is the man he claims to be, he should give up the leadership of UWP and allow someone else who has a genuine desire to help people and who has some fresh ideas take over the reins; somebody who is not hell bent on destroying one man.. Roosevelt Skerrit. As someone said a while back, Lennox Linton has been an asset to the DLP.
    UWP now needs to take on a new “persona” and stop being the party interested only in opposing, finding dirt on government officials and creators of fake news.
    Lennox has been a complete failure as opposition leader and has not proven himself fit to lead a country.

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    • December 9, 2019

      My people Lennox Linton is not the person to be concern about he was never in power he was always in opposition he never had the power to change any things so you all still don’t understand the basic fundamental of the roll of the opposition in a democracy, his roll is to keep the ruling government foot to the ground when decisions and policies are made, What happened to the $ 1.2 million where is it where did it go that was his roll he did his work and all the other things that happened to Dominica,if he wasn’t doing the job you would be singing another tune, I’m not DLP or UWP but thank God I have commonsense and I know when somethings are not right so put politic aside and focus on the Island and it’s people that’s what we all have to do stop pointing fingers move on.

  82. Gouvelma
    December 9, 2019

    Yes indeed! I totally agree. An election always reflects the will of the PEOPLE WHO HAVE VOTED. However does that always make it right? No, especially not in this case. If those who voted had no right to vote can the elections be fair? No. If the process was tainted can the results be fair? No. Well believe you me that’s exactly what happened. The number of incidences of vote rigging and procedural irregularities make the results a mockery of democracy. It is sad that two organisation which prior to the elections said certain minimum standards had to be met for the elections to be considered free and fair knowing that those standards were deliberately ignored and taken advantage of are calling the results free and fair. Double voting, dead people voting, unregistered people voting and people registered overseas being brought in to vote and determining the outcome of the elections are the reasons the elections must be considered null and void. Until that declaration I call for protest.

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    • Kay
      December 9, 2019

      But where they coming up with them stories na. So you have evidence of all this going on and all you’re doing is hiding behind a computer screen. The observers were here, no one could alert them to what was witnessed?

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    • Fran
      December 9, 2019

      This is the problem, another nutter with no common sense.

    • December 10, 2019

      @Gouvelma, I am not surprised that is your post, you have demonstrated mentality all along

      You have you based your composition on the “if” defense and the “he said she said” you have no concrete proof but that is the mentality which has miserably, failed your leader and you. It is now time to get rid of it.

  83. December 9, 2019

    It was not free and fair because you lost heavily. If you had won it would have been free and fair. Man, get a life and move on. The people have spoken. After all that destruction you caused, you expected people to vote for you. Live with it for another 5 years and get a job. Even your left eye all messed up.

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  84. Diafish jab
    December 9, 2019

    Please, just do yourself a favour Lennox Linton. Take a leaf out of Joshua Francis’s book and concede with grace. Dominica does not need a childish sulk, it needs an effective opposition. If you cannot do that, resign and allow the talent in your team to excel. Enough already! You are not helping your alleged cause. The world is watching and you so called gate keepers for Dominica’s reputation and standards are making us look antiquated in our approach to choice. Stop it! The people have chosen. Respect the people’s right to choose. Concentrate on making future choices fair and transparent! Time out……

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    December 9, 2019

    Man go and check on the bags under your eyes!
    You are a damn liar. Trouble maker and con man.
    YOU look miserable and old.
    Get over your arrogance and ignorance.
    TRAITOR. Your sins are haunting you!

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  86. Royal
    December 9, 2019

    Mr. Linton the election is over. You say you care yet during exams protesters of the uwp blocked the main roads. February 7th another event unforgotton.

    The wise people of Dominica rejected you sir and now election is over I assume the party will reject you too and have a more level and stable, well manner leader….well Im assuming.

    One love and peace to all.

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  87. Concern citizen
    December 9, 2019

    Linton, you brought on the results you receive on yourself by encouraging vandalism and violence to destroy the country. You had no interest in the country at all, all your was concerned about was money and reform which you had no input when you had the opportunity to change.
    Accept the results, you did not win. It’s time to step down – haven’t realised that they did not want you as a PM.

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  88. zandoli
    December 9, 2019

    Linton, it is time you gave up the fight and let someone else carry the mantle. I understand you have no other means to earn a living, but in the interest of the party, you need to bow out and let someone else take over. Hopefully your party will win the next election and they can set you up with a cushy job.
    If you stay at the helm we are sure to have Melissa as the next prime minister come the next election. From what I see, you will never be the prime minister of Dominica.

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