United Workers Party takes its election campaign to North America

From left to right, the team of Thomson Fontaine, Lennox Linton and Joshua Francis which will represent the UWP on its North American trip.
From left to right, the team of Thomson Fontaine, Lennox Linton and Joshua Francis which will represent the UWP on its North American trip.

The vision of the United Workers Party will be brought to Dominicans in the diaspora from the 11th of January when members of the party begin their North American campaign trip.

Speaking to Dominica News Online on Monday, UWP candidate for The Roseau South constituency, Joshua Francis, explained that the main purpose of the trip is to bring the vision of the UWP to the Dominicans living in the diaspora.

“The purpose of this trip is to speak to our brothers and sisters in the diaspora mainly and specifically the United States of America. It is a six city tour which starts on the 11th of January. We will be in Washington DC, New Jersey, New York, followed by Atlanta, then Miami and finally Houston.”

Dominica News Online has since learnt that Canada is also on the schedule for the team’s visit.

Francis added that they will be meeting with Dominicans mainly to apprise them of the socioeconomic and political situation in the country.

“We will be sharing our vision, our goals and aspirations for a better and more advanced Dominica. We will also speak to them about the current situation as it relates to the incumbent party; the Dominica Labour Party led government intending to encourage Dominicans who are in the diaspora to come and vote under illegal circumstances.”

In recent times, allegations were raised by members of the opposition and other members of the public, accusing the Roosevelt Skerrit-led administration of purchasing tickets for Dominicans residing abroad and providing an amount of $500 per person to facilitate them coming to the island to vote during the 2009 elections. A trend, which Francis says, is happening all over again.

“Our party is not discouraging Dominicans to come and vote. We will be reminding Dominicans  in the United States that based on the House of Assembly Act, any Dominican who would have stayed outside of Dominica at least five years and of course, more, without being in Dominica may be ineligible to vote and as such if that person wishes to vote in the next general election he or she ought o come here and follow the legal procedures.”

He noted that the issue of bribery will also be brought up.

“We are not going there to further illegality but to enlighten and discourage Dominicans who wish to partake in any illegal act as it relates to our general election, to have a change of mind and a change of heart but the most important objective is to connect Dominicans abroad to the realities in Dominica.”

According to him, a brain bank will also be facilitated consisting of trained Dominicans in the United States who are willing to contribute to the island’s development.

Meanwhile leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, said the reception to this idea has thus far, been “wonderful” and people have been calling to find out when the party is going to be in,or near, their area.

“We are going to six cities in North America where a number of our brothers and sisters reside. It is important because we have an ongoing relationship with our brothers and sisters in the diaspora and we think it necessary as a political party contesting the next general election to engage in a meaningful way with them so that they understand what our vision for the new better Dominica is.”

He also emphasized that voting in Dominica must coincide with the law.

“The rule of law is the constitution that sets up our voting privileges. The rule of law is also the House of Assembly Elections Act that determines how elections are conducted in Dominica and that Act has provisions against bribery, it has provisions against people who are Dominicans, registered but have been living overseas for more than five years to be barred from voting.’’

He maintained that the problem is not Dominicans coming home to vote but Dominicans coming home to vote illegally.

“We are not the ones who set the grounds for illegal voting. Those grounds were set up in the legislation in the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica which we all should live by,” Linton pointed out.

A three-man team comprising Linton, Francis and Dr. Thompson Fontaine, will represent the United Workers Party on the tour.

Organizers of the UWP campaign in North America, say that the tour will cover seven cities in the United States and Canada between the 11th and the 21st of January.

Full schedule for the UWP’s trip to North America.

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305 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    January 11, 2014

    I can never vote labour! never! if I cannot vote for a another party I will not vote…simple!

  2. January 10, 2014

    remember is only 3 seats UWP win. Let them travel the world. Cuz the seats they need to win are in Dominica. Good Luck UWP. I’ll give you guys an A+ for effort, but I still wont vote that party. LABOUR POWER!

  3. Anonymous
    January 10, 2014

    PURE DESPERATION,WAITING TO HEAR THE SOURCE OF FUNDS???/

  4. Anonymous
    January 10, 2014

    SIMPLY AMAZING THE LEVEL OF BLATANT HYPOCRACY BY THE UWP,THE TRUE PATRIOTS ARE WORKING WHILE YOU ALL ARE DESTROYING—KEEP ON DREAMING ABOUT LL FOR PM,,–A MAN WITH NO HISTORY OF COMMUNITY WORK ,COLLECTING MONEY UNDER FALSE PRETENSE,DISRESPECTING ALL WHO ARE MORE EDUCATED THAN HIM,ALAS,DOMINICA SHALL NOT FORGIVE YOU UNPATRIOTIC CITIZENS

  5. MCL
    January 9, 2014

    LENNOX AND HIS CREW HAVE A LOT OF TIME ON HAND, LABOUR PARTY NOT GOING NO WHERE. SKERRIT HAS PROVEN HIMSELF TO DOMINICAN, TAKING CARE OF THE ELDERLY IS A MAJOR ROLE AS A LEADER, LENNOX WOULD PASS PEOPLE AND DONT EVEN SAY HI, MARIGOT PEOPLE DONT EVEN WANT HIM, THOMPSON, WHY,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  6. T bouy
    January 9, 2014

    A record high number of comments on this article. This shows that Dominicans of all stripes are taking their politics seriously or we have not much to do. Everyone seems to be an expert. So we must be confused.

  7. afan
    January 9, 2014

    The difference is clear, here you have clear indication of where,what, when and with whom. As opposed to when our supr3mo travels we know dont even know he out of state much less to know the details…. dont blame no one but the supremo and his inner circle for this. Great initiative should be replicated in the caribbean as well….

  8. de
    January 8, 2014

    I would like to know if Fontaine will ask for less than amount he wanted form the DLP.

  9. FAST N FURIOUS
    January 8, 2014

    When the PM travels to the US OR ANYWHERE ELSE on business matters for the country dem UWPites long tongues have no vacation.They got so much things to say.Lennox and his gang is now going round the world like tourists..US,Canada,UK,Gwada,Martinique,Cuba;having fun with donation monies,not one supporter of the UWP IS SAYING ANYTHING;Yet they say the country have no employment for the youths and no money in the country.One is left to wonder whether the monies that those playboys are sewoing with wouldn’t have made a difference in the life of a youth,the elderly the needy.Uwpites clean their house before telling the DLP their house is dirty because while they crying things are so bad in Dominica Lennox and his gang are touring coast to coast,state to state,country to country and careless of who is hungry,thirsty or have no shelter.

    • Doc. Love
      January 8, 2014

      Dominican’s problem with the Prime Minister’s travel is because of the frequency and the lack of respect for the Dominican people. For instance, ninety percent of the times when he travels Dominicans never knows where he travels to, unlike Mr. Linton and his team, they make their where about public.

      • Toomatoe Tomato
        January 10, 2014

        One very important distinction you seem to miss on purpose.

        The Prime is the Leader of the Country and is filled with the responsibility of running the country.

        The only responsibility the leader of the UWP has at the moment is to make his party ready for an election. Therefore, he may seem to you to be open, I bet he is not open on everything because we are still waiting for some confirmation of certain information made public and he has yet to talk about it but we are waiting.

        The Labour Party may think of putting question marks around the country like the UWP did last election – but again that proved unsuccessful for the UWP.

        He is not even as yet a member of parliament. So there you have it. He is not as yet speaking for us or on our behalf, right now it is all for himself. He wants to be PM but he has to be a member of parliament first.

  10. 100%
    January 8, 2014

    Medard… Medard.. U deaf, your time pass the people don’t want u anymore. :-P

  11. Never-return
    January 8, 2014

    30 years from now, whether Linton or skerrit Dominica will be the same poor country in the OECS, all these people talk about Government, Church & each other everyday, while countries invent ipads, and google glasses, Dominica will go nowhere.

    • Hilarious
      January 8, 2014

      So sad but soooo sooo sooo true. And why? Because if you read through the comments you will find that despite the clear point that both political parties have used illegal means to get into power, the very citizens that cry foul will pick sides and play finger pointing instead of saying “ENOUGH…as citizens lets come together to ensure no political party can do this to US again.”

      We simply can’t seem to get that we have serious issues in Dominica and need competent honest people to fix them regardless of political party.

      No Dominican should dare accuse the DLP or UWP or any party of being corrupt unless they can say they have taken some effort (even if it is just a DNO comment) telling these parties that they Won’t vote for them if they know they have cheated. So long as we play into it and join in the cross accusations, why should any of these politicians stop?

  12. January 8, 2014

    It seems like alot of people thats commenting here, didn’t even take time to read the article
    Whoe be unto Dominica and Dominicans, if Skerrite is elected for another 5 years

    • shame
      January 8, 2014

      NOPE, it seems they really aint read the article.

  13. Doc. Love
    January 8, 2014

    This Marigot boy called Lennox Linton, really have mallei. The man brought Dominicans knowledge of all the corruption that pledged the country. In fact, because of his investigative skills, he had Skeritt to pay back money to the treasury which was alleged to have been short paid. Thousands of dollars were also returned to the treasury, after he disclosed the binboreball scandal. Today, he and his friends are on a six state US tour in an effort to bring Dominicans together and inform them as to what is happening in their country, you would swear he was the one who crucified Jesus Christ, magua sa. :mrgreen:

    • #
      January 8, 2014

      get to the point..

    • #
      January 8, 2014

      sounds like they doing the same thing they criticized the labor party for…going abroad and getting dominicans to return home to vote for them. Do so never like so. In the end i guess the UWP sees nothing wrong with it after all. Politricks time again. Pity how we put our fates in the hands of others and still are never satisfied..whether green or blue or red.

      • shame
        January 8, 2014

        did you NOT read the article dumb-dumb? stupes

  14. mac
    January 8, 2014

    Are u guys trying to say that nobody left the country when uwp was in power?well well well.eh ben eh ben.

  15. Toomatoe Tomato
    January 8, 2014

    Is the UWP telling us and please someone explain it to me; Is the UWP really telling us when they won the election and became the government in 1995 that they were an illegal government.

    That they are prepared to give back to the state all the salaries and benefit they received at that time and that their name should be removed from history books as being in government or a legitimate political party of the Commonwealth of Dominica? Otherwise I do not understand their claim.

    So will the supporters of the UWP tell us were they an illegal government and the people that voted for them voted illegally when they won the election.

    If not let them tell us what is different when they won the elections in 1995 and when they lost in 2000, 2005, 2009 and when elections will be called in 2015? except that the voting people of the country decided to exercise their right as they always did and will do again in 2015 and vote them out.

  16. I TOLD YOU
    January 8, 2014

    A government in power for 14 years should NOT depend on votes from the Die Ass Poorer to win an election.

  17. ali
    January 8, 2014

    lennox and his unemployed crew with walk on d devil’s head to get to the top. man speak the truth. you are going there to see how many votes you can get yourself. i love my pm and I love labour so I will continue to vote labour. LABOUR FOR THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      amen to that!

    • observer
      January 8, 2014

      Why are some people like you soo blind, and tell blatant lies?! I listened the name Joshua Francis in at least 2 cases for the past week representing people as an attorney and you call him unemployed? You call private practice unemployed? Have you ever heard of self employment? It’s disgusting in this day and age people with your caliber of ignorance exist. As for Dr. Fontaine and Lennox, they are doing a job right now-working to bring positive change to Dominica. If you think Mr. Fontaine with his private consulting is unemployed to- come better than that. Bring truth and facts, don’t lay your soul down for politicians. You can’t hide the truth, not in this day and age.

      • mac
        January 8, 2014

        and u laying your soul for politician observer ,your jackass.

    • DANZIGER
      January 8, 2014

      And DANZIGER say amen also. DANZI will vote SKERRO for PM cause LABOUR IS HERE TO STAY.

  18. MeCamem
    January 8, 2014

    The amount of dirt the CIA, FBI, NORAD, Scotland Yard, the Italian Intelligence, The Mossad, and Shin Bet have on Dominica about the money laundering and passport selling issue that most of you have some inclination about, but probably have no idea how much this little country is monitored. Based on first hand information, I do hope Labour wins again. Because if they ever lose their Diplomatic Immunity, there will be no need for a new government to investigate: like Julien, they will get a visa, or you will see many, many strangers in Dominica. It that labour clique want to stay out of international jails, they better win the next election, and continue to give Dominica that reputation I have been told about. This has nothing to do with election, this is serious business. I do not care who will win the elections because I will not leave my job soon, but I really care about Dominica.

    If you think that China is not monitoring DNO and collecting intelligence on Dominica, then think again.

    You do not have to believe this. But just Ask Crazy-T about the package on his radio’s doorsteps when he was a ardent attacker of the Labour Government. He got greedy and used the package to join the money boat (train).

    • USA
      January 8, 2014

      MeCamem, it seems to me that you comment is somewhat paradoxical, but It could be me due to my misunderstanding of what you wrote. Are saying that you care about Dominica, and that the current Government is responsible for the country being on the list of all the CIS.FBI and the like for high level corruption, but you would like them to remain in power, so that they could stay out of Prison? Is that a correct summery of your comment ?

      • MeCamem
        January 8, 2014

        There exists a mischievous terminology called: facetious.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      We know that uwp and their agents will do and say anything to get into power, even if it means bringing down the country. So much for love of country.

    • Blessed
      January 8, 2014

      Why don’t we all stop spreading propaganda? There are intelligent people here who read these things and know better. You guys are turning people away from your party with these nonsense.

      • MeCamem
        January 8, 2014

        How do you know that I am not a mole planted to write on behalf of any of the parties. So which party are you referencing? Do you not believe there are other intelligent people with this information? Then why was the lawyer’s home fire-bombed? As an assumed (Blessed person), don’t you agree that there is just too much of a halo of suspicion hanging over the leadership of our country?
        Let us assume the current government was an individual, and you were in a relationship with that individual, would you be comfortable with all this suspicion?

  19. Simply the Truth
    January 8, 2014

    They are coming to North America, especially Canada, in the depth of winter? Why choose such a time? Why not in Spring? It would be something if it would be freezing, snowing and they were snowed in and worst enough if there would be a power outage due to a winter storm.
    The Ontario D/ca Association has not yet informed us about this visit. Their meeting will be held on a Tuesday afternoon. How many people will be able to attend and bad enough it is winter?
    I think they should cancel their winter visit to these parts.
    Some sort of system could be established that Dominicans abroad could vote where they reside. Other countries have done it. Why not Dominica? It is worth looking into.

    • duh!
      January 8, 2014

      Cuz skerrit calling elections this spring

    • FBI on him too
      January 8, 2014

      You complain about the winter and yet you have been living and working in Ontario for so many years, so shut up. You have sabotaged your employer by spending most of your working life on DNO as Justice and Truth. Now, what have you done to Justice and Truth, you crook!

  20. Finn
    January 7, 2014

    There is way too much noise and negative energy on this board . I understand the fact that elections and politics are very emotional and bring out the worst in us . But as a people from a small island nation with a common and painful history, we are much better than that. Let’s try to conduct ourselves in a more respectable manner.
    The real issue is in my opinion is anyone who wants to be or remain as the PM needs to meet Dominicans wherever they are – be in Washington or Woodford hill , La Plaine or London and elsewhere and articulate and defend their vision and agenda for our country for the next five years. The job is too important to just hand it over to someone unchallenged.
    To that end , I am spear heading the effort to have the UWP team in Washington DC. Everyone is invited- all Dominicans (regardless of your party affiliation), Dominicans at heart and friends of Dominica are very much welcome. That is the very essence of democracy which we should all embrace if we are truly going to move forward as a nation and people. All I ask is if you attend to be respectful of the process and the proceedings. You should ask, challenge ,support and of course spy and report back if that is your fancy. There is no hidden agenda – the only open agenda is our Homeland.
    The time and venue: 3 00pm to 6:00 pm at Six Presbyterian Church @ 16th and Kennedy streets, NW Washington DC. Please access the building from the Kennedy street entrance. I look forward to seeing you there on Saturday.
    If you are traveling via train take the Red line to Silver Spring, MD. Station and take a Metro Bus from the station heading South to downtown DC and get off at Kennedy and 16th streets, NW.
    See you on Saturday and dress warmly.
    Thanks
    Emanuel Finn

  21. Tyre hit de road
    January 7, 2014

    If I was running against PM Skeritt and the DLP I would:

    “Well after you read this you may say I could never be a politician “Maybe you will think I am more an analyst :)
    But here we go…..Politics can be called dirty, but I can teach some of our Politicians a few lessons. I Don’t know if I should call it common sense because a lot of thought has to or should go into planning and executing every step of the way. There always seem to be one side that is on the winning side not because of the votes they will necessarily receive and what they believe in but what they will do to get those votes. I am talking about Strategic planning. Of course talking into consideration what the laws of the land say is illegal etc. The side or party that will think and plan long term always does well or better than those who won’t. Also, the side that will catch you off guard and by the time you know it the other side or sides is/are trying to catch up is the side or party that wins. For example people are still talking about the Dominican citizens that came home to vote last election. While the DLP may now have new Strategy. That was a onetime thing. to win you have to get out of the circle and jump out of the box and “Think” Now the UWP is in New York trying to drum up support and its -30 degrees below Zero in the middle of winter . Why not summer? Why not advertising this before the actually got here to the USA .
    This is the situation with UWP and DLP as I see it. The UWP is constantly burying their own possibilities of giving itself a fair chance to even start to seriously run against DLP and I personally think that started when their members started to disrespect its leadership . If I was a member of any party running against the DLP or any Party for that matter. I would first of all knowledge that the existing party had done and accomplished and get it out of the way . I would not talk about Boycotting functions like the “Youth Raleigh” simply because people from the existing party did some Boycotting years ago. The boycott encourage a greater turn out if their goal was to keep people away. I would not argue against any progress that my people are enjoying no matter if they are RED or BLUE. Who is going to argue with the progress or the infrastructure ; with the roads I see in Dominica the airport and so many other things and areas developed in Dominica which no other government has done in the pass ?. I would not. To challenge all this others have to be confident enough to come out and embellish what has been done and augment it; and say “yes we can do more and do it better; I think it’s that simple.
    Question: If you were Prime Minister of Dominica or in a government leadership position would you just sit back and watch you 50 people in their hungry faces. Dominica has no choice but to embrace the assistance of other Countries like USA, England, Canada, Venezuela, Cuba China and others. Some want to say Dominica should not associate itself with certain countries all we need to do is be careful we are not selling out to another Country to Rule over us. The USA owes china $$$ and who is saying to abandon China’s assistance. You see that’s a thin line to read between. Cuba takes our students for training, so we should abandon Cuba’s assistance? The Venezuelans Helped build our new Airport (it’s the best we got and can afford now) yet some people shun that too.
    If I was running against P M Skerrit and the DLP and against any other party for that matter I would start planning from the day the part that won the same day they took office; in order to defeat them next time, not just when election time is approaching. This is so apparent. The world has changed so rapidly compared to how things were last election but these guys are no moving with the times closely enough to utilize the technology that will affect change and success for them to win an election anymore. I would keep up the activities and services and involvement in the communities around the Island. If I was running against P M Skerrit and the DLP I would have relationship with the other party and individuals and get as much support as I could for my constituency and not marginalize them; especially if I was in the opposition. I would invite them (government in office) to my constituency to see what I was doing and where I needed help. i would let them bring GIS along so we would document their promises etc and hold them accountable (than has nothing to do with disagreeing with the other side) and use their support and not shun it and call it “Hand Out” but call it support. Even in the USA, Canada and other countries there are things in place like that to help people in hardship and the less fortunate and poor. In other words I would put my people first and give the present Government praise for things that it is doing well ( there must me something it is doing well) and not just get excited when the Present Government raise how much I would get for retirement as a passed Government official.
    Oh and I would not have said one thing about our elected President. If UWP wins now who will be the president?
    The Diaspora is experiencing a very cold winter now!
    Look out for more on my Blog soon !
    Thank you
    8)

    • yea right
      January 8, 2014

      yea you could be right on a few points but that wont change the facts though, and it’s the facts that count. So if the opposition acknowledges what the current administration does or even plans from the beginning, or they ignorantly ask to boycott certain events or they claim say that people ar hungry and need to get assistance for where ever they can, that still does nto change the facts. I have degreee in marketing and all what you speak about comes under “political marketing” schemes. No matter what any party try, facts will remain the same and that is what people need to consider. facts is facts. so if UWP or either party never ever campaign and wait till the last day to go on radio or tv, if i can be supplied with hard core facts, then i will make my decision on who i want to rule. at the end of the day, who feels it knows it and we all know the facts. so keep your logic, it wont be worth anything to anybody when in a hundred years we are still paying off the petro carib debt in fruits and flowers and the new 300 million debt. facts are facts, who feels it knows it… have a nice day.

      • Tyre hit de road
        January 8, 2014

        yea right, Well clearly i touched on a number of things here. I thought we were having a reasonable discussion till you tell me to “keep my logic”. Whats up with that :-D You started off saying that i could be right on a few points. I also agree with much of what you said too.
        in other words you are telling me Well you may be right on a few points here but shut up! that’s one of our biggest problems in Dominica have; if we don’t agree we cant just say so and say what in a respectful way and educate and share information with each other. i will never disrespect any on on any forum I will only say how i see it and say why i disagree with others. We loose all opportunity have decent debates and discussion most of the times. Its like everyone is just Mad and upset all of the time. :-o

  22. Chris
    January 7, 2014

    I have often wondered why and was it lawful for Dominicans living abroad can return to vote when they are no longer residents of the island. A native to the island, I feel that it would be of great disadvantage to the people of Dominican if I was to suddenly, because of a free ticket, come home to vote. The election of a prime minister should be decided by those residing permanently on the island. I love my people this much…..allowing them the right to choose.

    • APACHE
      January 8, 2014

      americans living in France vote for their election.so what

      • afan
        January 9, 2014

        Yea they do but on their return to the states the wealth and property amassed outside has to be declared and relevant taxes paid… so even though you abroad you still paying for the rights to be a citizen..unlike here

  23. Not Me Alone
    January 7, 2014

    What I really like about the UWP and those in photo is the fact that they travel as politicians and their where about is known to the public. You see a PM, a minister of finance and possibly AG travelling together to share their vision for the country. How beautiful guys! In contrast, when you look at the DLP one never sees a team of politicians together. It is always Skero, maybe one of those dirty lawyers, Mano, or some Chinese that will never seek public office. I WONDER WHY?

    • Malgraysa
      January 8, 2014

      That is because Skerrit would never allow anyone, even remotely, to steal his limelight. That is the big difference between a one-man show and team-work.

      • Anonymous
        January 8, 2014

        As I am sure you know, the whole party and the people are behind Skerrit.

  24. FAST N FURIOUS
    January 7, 2014

    So what happen to Spraggs?Wondering why the builder is rejecting one of the head corner stone.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      The only reason Spaggs is relevant to uwp is because he is one of the few who constantly wins his constituency. Other than that, uwp leadership have no respect for Spaggs.

  25. To REAL Dominicans
    January 7, 2014

    Here is an unofficial poll for you. Please “like” this comment if you feel Dominican citizens should sign a petition to the Electoral Commission asking to EITHER:

    A)Clean the Voter Lists to purge the nationals out of the country for over five years;

    OR

    B) Begin the process to amend the law so that ALL Dominicans can vote regardless of residency.

    Either way the Electoral Commission should take action so the process of voting is not the main campaign issue and that Dominicans can focus on real development matters and the parties’ views and plans to provide a better country for all.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      This poll will not help much, as dno polls can be manipulated. If you want to do a poll, get a real one done.

      Admin: This is not a Dominica News Online poll. This comment is asking you to respond by clicking like or dislike.

  26. Malgraysa
    January 7, 2014

    This is 2014, not 2000. We should learn from history and not try and repeat it to make the same mistakes.

    The UWP of today is totally different from the one in 2000 and I would not have voted for it. If they did wrong , they did wrong and two wrongs don’t make a right

    The DLP of today is not the same party it was in 2000 and I would not vote for it today. It is like a different animal altogether but trying to wear the same pwel

    In a democracy we are entitled to change our mind. Simple as that. I’m looking forward, not backwards and judge the leadership and prospective leadership on their performance now and cast my vote on judgement day accordingly, or not at all.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      But the DLP of today is the real deal. All the things uwp are accusing the DLP of they are already doing worst although they are not even in power and they will not be able to develop the country like this present DLP.

  27. My constituency
    January 7, 2014

    New York meeting at 6.00 pm
    999 Greene ave. Open house Church of Christ
    bet patchen/ Broadway
    Train: J M Z to Kosciusco
    Bus # 46/47/24/52/38

    • ##D.A.##.
      January 7, 2014

      Thank you. Our local drummers will be there,our guest artist will be there, free, Rum, free food,a little sewo, Dominican style I think with such a line up the place will be packed. Snow or no snow, I in that”.

    • date
      January 8, 2014

      And the date please

  28. Fek
    January 7, 2014

    Not once did we hear the Tony, Alick and others defend or deny that there was a conspiracy among them to not allow the cleansing of the voters list just so the election could be rigged. So the Laborats will bring up all kinds of petty stuff.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      If it’s that important why did uwp take the initiative and start the process? I’ll tell you why; because it is a very difficult thing to do. If uwp gets in power today they will not make this a priority. They did not when they were in power.

  29. FAST N FURIOUS
    January 7, 2014

    Boy look sewo.We say Dominica poor;From coast to coast,now we travelling to the US from State to State on donation money.DLP would be foolish to worry about us when they done know our MOTIVE is DON’T DO IT,Let ME do it.We got no job so We gonna campaign in the Diaspora to see if we can get some US dollars before they come down to vote.

  30. Anonymous
    January 7, 2014

    Politics is really a dirty game. The pot calling the kettle black. Are the UWP for real? I think these politicians are jokers and none is better than the other. Sooner or later, Dominicans will see who are the real vampires. Let’s us wake up and smell the coffee.

    • **************
      January 7, 2014

      @Anonymous The real vampires are there with you. They have made you very poor, begging to survive in you own land. They lie, cheat, steal. They are corrupt. They need to kicked out of office. They are dangerous.

      • Anonymous
        January 8, 2014

        Yes, and the are called uwp.

      • Blessed
        January 8, 2014

        Poor enough that we can move from state to state in the USA campaigning?

  31. ON MY OWN
    January 7, 2014

    OUR GROUP WAIT UP HERE TO BOO THEM DOWN I HOP DNO PUBLISH IT

    • **************
      January 7, 2014

      You have no dam group anywhere.You are simply a lazy unemployed Dominican depending on Skerrits handout.

      • Simply the Truth
        January 7, 2014

        Please have respect! Treat others as you expect them to treat you. Be courteous. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

    • Malgraysa
      January 8, 2014

      Oh I see. That ‘s all you can do is to boo instead of having an intelligent debate? If that is Skerrit’s crowd may God have mercy on him.

      • Anonymous
        January 8, 2014

        You talking about intelligence yet you throwing your political bias therein. You are no different.

      • Voter
        January 11, 2014

        Have you ever notice labourites cannot debate.They only thing they can do it take out mapwe!

  32. %
    January 7, 2014

    GREAT MOVE! I like it, I support it and I endorse it. From the time Linton has take over as the Leader of the UWP, he has had Skerrit on the run day and night. KEEP IT UP BROTHER LINTON. YOUR EMERGENCE as leader has so far brought unblemished leadership to the party. KEEP UP THE PRESSURE. This is causing Skerrit’s hair to recede backwards by hundreds (100’s) of kilometers. Watch him well, he now looks like an elderly citizen. Remember he used to criticiae Eddo, Ron and Norris, calling them old. HE REALLY THOUGHT THAT DOMINICA WAS HANDED OVER TO HIM BY HIS FATHER.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      Hope you and the rest accept the election results.

  33. ##D.A.##.
    January 7, 2014

    Brothers! Remember, its winter in the North remember to bring your coats and please! lets us know where the various meetings will be taking place. I want to be present too listen to every side and then sing that song. Election coming, Election coming! We will not tolerate the same old “BS” so come with evidence, and hard facts to support your charges. This is North America where we respect one man, one vote, and in the end may the party who receives the majority of the votes cast will form the Government, and we all go back to work next day. They already have their spy to record your meetings so do not wake up the sleeping giant. But come any way. I have a fish BROOTH” for us to eat, and wash it down with a NANEE.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      HHahahahahah buy d winter coat for them ttoo

  34. January 7, 2014

    Take it or live it, but Dominica cannot take another 5years under Skerrite, This election is a wake up call to all Dominicans

    • Simply the Truth
      January 7, 2014

      As if you are seeing misery, have nowhere to stay, no roof over your head, no food to eat, nothing to wear and whatever else.
      God does not appreciate ungrateful people. Be careful that you do not receive a punishment.

      • Beware
        January 8, 2014

        The evil that you wish gpr others will fall on you. You are a pure evil spirit and a wolf in sheep clothing.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      We, Dominicans will be looking forward to five ( maybe ten ) more years of this progressive labour party.

    • Voter
      January 11, 2014

      I totally agree! We cannot and should not take another five years of mister!

  35. possi in usa
    January 7, 2014

    well boy let they hypocrites come..am waiting for them in new jersey and new york.they can fool the people who are not in tuned, with what taking place in dominica on a daily basis.they cant fool me.am out of dominica,only in body but not in mind.

    • **************
      January 7, 2014

      You are simply a possie loiterer. Ask Cobra to employ you.Can you swim?

      • Simply the Truth
        January 7, 2014

        Another crude and rude person. Your words reflect the Party you support. Use your words wisely and respectfully. :twisted: :twisted:

    • I see the light
      January 7, 2014

      People like you are the reason many of us have left the DLP. You guys are arrogant and ignorant. Its is the DLP alone that can meet people, they alone to travel? Man go seat on a hot galvanize! I am fed up of allu warmongering and violent and hostile speech. Save it,thousands like myself have given our backs to corrupt and inept politicians who taking kickbacks from the smallest man on the street they give to construct a simple road in the village so boss go to hell you and your greedy politicians.

      • Anonymous
        January 8, 2014

        speak for yourself.

      • Really?
        January 8, 2014

        Come on, you are not and were never a labourite. All these writing and comments is part of a strategy by the UWP and supporters to convince people that labourites are leaving the labour party. Labour party has consistently grown over the three terms that they have been in Government. Come on, they are 18-3. Oh, I forgot, you guys said that they stole the election with Dominicans coming abroad to vote them. Wow!

      • Anonymous
        January 8, 2014

        Myself I am not a Labourite, but, I can see and appreciate all what this labour party administration has done and is still doing for Dominica. Jealousy is a bitch!

  36. Anonymous
    January 7, 2014

    Yes i leave out of Dominica. I pay a mortgage of $1750.00 to the First Caribbean Bank every month. I have a son in college and pay all the fees. I pay Mapping, DOWASCO, LIME for internet on a monthly basis. Food and Transportation for my kid. AND the UWP think that i don’t have a right to vote!!!. Think again. I pay the taxes and i will since i am alive, come home to vote.

    • January 7, 2014

      well u dont seem to understand the issue. the uwp never said that they dont want u to come down to vote. but when u do , dont do it illegally but under the directions of the law. take your time and read and understand the article again.

      • Voter
        January 11, 2014

        correct! some people simply cannot read!

  37. Anonymous
    January 7, 2014

    I see the labourites taking over the the board. Just don’t make the mistake UWP made in the past by using an online campaign to gauge their level of popularity. Elections are won on election day, not on the amount of comments or thumps up/down on any blog/forum.

    • #
      January 8, 2014

      u doh see they take out MAT on q95? i hope you doh feel that will damage their popularity there also. I think that was a wise decision though. Mr. was getting on my nerves.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      Don’t worry DLP supporters know that.

  38. Plan Dominque
    January 7, 2014

    This visit is timely and transparent. Most importantly it will help counteract the lies of the DLP officials who are telling those in the diaspora that the UWP do not want them to vote. WE are simply saying that there are laws governing elections in the country and they most be observed. The UWP team is not looking tobuy votes but to inform the diaspora of the party’s vision for Dominica. Most importantly it is not a secrete mission because there is nothing illegal about the visit and therefore nothing to hide. UWP is not yet in office and good governance and transparency is being displayed. The DLP must take guidance from the UWP. Tell us what was discussed in New Jersey and other cities. How many tickets and how much cash was dished out as reward to persons in exchange for their votes at the next general elections. Change is a must.

    • Nac Vibes
      January 7, 2014

      I just don’t know why the so called die hard labour supporters are so afraid and worrisome.
      By all their accounts, the election is cut and dry in their favour.

      People this is quite simple. As constituted by the laws of Dominica (a land who we all claim to love and who’s laws we’ve all sworn to uphold)the parliamentary opposition has a right to bring it’s message to all citizens. What the citizen then choses to do with the information in the message, is their right to do.

      It seems to me that all the UWP is doing is bringing a message of choice to all (whether you are coming home to vote or not)so as they can make an informed choice.

      In short, hearing what they have to say does not take away your right to choice. So fear not, you can still vote for your labour party. unless your fear is, that their message might have a greater resonance with the larger population. No amount of who is or is not coming to steal votes will stop their message from being delivered. Take from that what you will.

      • kingman
        January 8, 2014

        my friend it was lennox who had issue with Dominicans coming home to vote remember. he said he wanted the US imigration to hold them and send them back to Dominica, they don not leave here to know what is taking place for them to put a government on the backs of those of us who remain here.
        so to hear him and his position on that subject today is just hypocritical and dishonest, and thats just why he will pay heavily at the polls.

      • #
        January 8, 2014

        yea thats why they up there trying and follow fashion. after they make all their noise about diaspora coming back to vote in the last one. now they up there campaigning early. smdh. contradictory actions and words.. take note eh ppl

    • Delices
      January 7, 2014

      That’s a dam lie and you all need to stop spreading propaganda . No one was given money to come to vote. Change is an option but not a must. Labour power. I will be there to vote. I am in Dominica every year and I have land there. You all can’t stop us.

      • DANZIGER
        January 8, 2014

        I WILL VOTE LABOUR TILL I DIE, SKERRO, GIVE THEM WORK, let them run up and down.

  39. ringRrong
    January 7, 2014

    Ha ha ha :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Skerritt don’t stand a slim damn chance. See if there are any Dominicans in Venezuela and China – reach out to them too! and have them converted. Laboro is very good at buying votes – so don’t give them no breathing space. Choke Dem…..hahahahaha

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      Keep believing that.

      • Anonymous
        January 11, 2014

        you got to believe if you want it to come into reality!

  40. Mojo1
    January 7, 2014

    Whilst many continue to glorify Mr. Skeritt and the labour party Dominica continue to slide to the bottom of the developmental pit.

    Just travel to St. Lucia and St. Kit,s, islands that were on par with dominica a few years ago, now they are light years ahead of dominica. Meanwhile many Dominicans are rather comfortable with their morass state as the laughing stock of the Caribbean.

    • Blessed
      January 7, 2014

      Really? Please take time to read on the economy of St. Lucia and St. Kitts. Don’t be ignorant and talk about what you do not know or you just heard.

    • Reality
      January 7, 2014

      You making a huge mistake. What make these islands far ahead of DA? Big buildings? Plenty Cars? Lots of party? We believe that is development. Dominicans are well educated, own their business and most of them own their house and land. That is development.

    • Flystraight
      January 8, 2014

      At which point was Dominica’s economy or development ever on par with that of St. Lucia? It is precisely these unsubstantiated comments by individuals like yourself which continues to insult the intelligence of learned Dominicans, further weakening the political machinery of an already ailing UWP. This is the age of information, yet we run the risk of being the best informed society to ever die of ignorance.

      • Anonymous
        January 8, 2014

        Very well said.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      This information is for people who do not know better. Some of us know better.

  41. Red Hot
    January 7, 2014

    Foul I cry foul!!!!!!! Oh so allu want the diaspora support this time around, I see, I thought what Labour was doing was wrong. I see ebe what a set of politicians. Foul I say foul.

    • #
      January 8, 2014

      so them man is. Now they saying oh..is not buy they buying, is just informing the diaspora of their options and what happening in the country. i hope is all truth and transparency all you talking and not slander and propaganda. either way is diaspora that is the target them times i see.

  42. Wishing i was back h
    January 7, 2014

    I have lived out of Dominica for the 29 years and i visited Dominica last year and stayed for two weeks and left i don’t thing its fair for me to come and vote and go back to the country where i am living . I have seen that happened in Antigua after every body get free ticket they come down vote and go back over seas the people that a living in Antiguans a catching hells

    • DANZIGER
      January 8, 2014

      @ Wishing i was back h, you lie. That is plan, alibee, mess et labetill ou paye.

  43. January 7, 2014

    Oh well, we shall see.

  44. oppal
    January 7, 2014

    who want intelligent, innovative thinkers in power na? im a simpleton. all i want is road handout… and free ham at christmas time, though i didnt get this year lol

    • >>>>>>>>>>>>>
      January 7, 2014

      Dress all in red and go to the Red Clinic. Grovel on your knees and ask him for ham. You might have to refer to him as God, or else you might not get. THAT’S HOW HE HAS BROUGHT YOU.

  45. Domnichen
    January 7, 2014

    Labour !!!!! all the way in the next elections

  46. bigger
    January 7, 2014

    I can’t believe the UWP they went to Cuba to meet a terrorist group now they are in the USA addressing the same people they vilified on numerous occasions for funding, such hypocrisy is sickening. This I believe is the result of poor education or lack of he cannot see the wood for the trees ALAS

    • Coulibistrie in ATL
      January 7, 2014

      CAN U NAME THREE THINGS THAT CHINA ,MOROCCO AND VENEZUELA HAS IN COMMON LET ME TELL U CHINA CLAIM TAIWAN IS THEIR OWN AND SHOULDN’T BE INDEPENDENT,MOROCCO CLAIMS THE WESTERN SAHARA BELONGS TO THEM THEREFORE THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO OCCUPY IT AND VENEZUELAN CLAIMS BIRD ISLAND BELONGS TO THEM AND ALSO PART OF GUYANA AND VENEZUELA.THESE ARE THREE OPPRESSING COUNTRIES OH ALSO CHINA CLAIMS TIBET AND FORCEFULLY OCCUPIED IT.AND THAT S WHY THESE THREE COUNTRIES NEED DOMINICA HELP TO VOTE IN THEIR FAVOR TO CONTINUE TO OPPRESSED AND TERRORIZED THESE COUNTRIES

      • Anonymous
        January 8, 2014

        And England claim the Falkland islands belong to them, so what?

      • Gary
        January 8, 2014

        Why are you yelling like this. Do you know it is not protocol to write in cap letters. You have said such nonsense. None of the countries you mentioned do not need our vote in the UN to carry out their agenda.China holds permanent membership on the UN security Council they do not need our vote or support in carrying out their agenda.

    • Tim
      January 7, 2014

      Well, well all I can say bigger is I know you donty read and you are so ill- informed.But I guess you too are Dominican and so I accept you but with a very heavy heart.

  47. grell
    January 7, 2014

    I support no party in dominica,all of these guys are for themselves,yet the poor stupid people of dominica continue to fall for all the lies.Dominica is being controlled by Tony not Skerrit.Tony’s family has been sucking our country dry,these are the people you all need to be fighting against,yet you all fight each other.

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2014

      The last time I checked Tony and his family are Dominicans and have served Dominica for decades.

  48. Diasporan
    January 7, 2014

    There is no need to get abrasive. The UWP started the program of inviting and paying Dominicans who live in the Diaspora air fares for travel to Dominica to vote first in 2000 election, then in 2005 and to some extent in 2009. They were unable to cover the travel expense of many due to lack of finance so they have now reverted to scaring the Dominican Diaspora. UWP is on target with their continued lies deception and propaganda. It will not penetrate the resolve of Dominicans living in the Diaspora. These guys are a bunch of deceptive individuals. Any Dominican whose name is on the voters list can vote.
    1: an application must be made to the court to prevent a voter on the list from voting;
    2: The voter must be served with court papers by the court where ever they reside.
    3: The voter must be given the opportunity to respond to the court.
    4: The court will be the one to make the decision to vote or not to vote
    5: Where a voter is not individually served by the court no one can prevent them from voting.
    6: Every individual voter must be given the opportunity to reject or respond and to defend the action taken against them.
    7: these must be addressed before the election so that individual name would be removed from the list. Until this is done if your name is on the list no one can prevent you from voting.
    Stop trying to scare Dominicans in the Diaspora. If the UWP will have a plan on how the courts can defray the costs of issuing every Dominican in the Diaspora court documents of why their names should be removed from the voters list then let me see them do this.

    • Hilarious
      January 7, 2014

      Diasporan, if the UWP did what you allege in previous elections, are you suggesting this new slate of candidates should carry out the same abuses? Is the path to our nation’s progress to continue past mistakes/abuses? Are the current UWP members wrong to ask people to follow the constitution? If you sincerely care about Dominica’s progress you would ask the folks charged or seeking the responsibility of upholding the nation’s law to follow them. If the majority of Dominicans feel that Diasporans living abroad for more than 5 years should be allowed to vote, then they should ask their parliament to revise the existing law.

      Isn’t this double standard in regards to the law geared to upholding the “elite” in Dominica? We constantly see poor average men and women being fined and imprisoned for stealing a beer, smoking some marijuana etc. because it is against the law. But when it comes to illegally voting so that the fat-cats can keep their jobs, all of a sudden it is OK, and we are giving people reasons why it is OK to ignore the law of the land?!

      We all need to remember that politicians will come and go but the respect we all are taught to have for the law will have a long, powerful impact on all of us. We cannot change the past but we can learn from it, or like idiots we can continue to repeat our mistakes and wonder why our county remains significantly underdeveloped!

      • Nac Vibes
        January 7, 2014

        Oh my, it makes me sad to think that our people cannot see that picking and choosing wrongs are the things that keep us poor.

        Thank you sir/madam for your post, it is clear, but not for those who serve their own self interests in the guise of love for country.

      • profiler
        January 7, 2014

        Rosie brought in voters, the uwp brought in voters,Labor party bringing in voters, so what!!!. the UWP moto is do as I say not as I do. For UWP and it’s supporters it was ok for US citizen Ron Green to be elected to parliament but not OK for French Citizens Skeritt and st Jean….

      • Anonymous
        January 8, 2014

        If they did, but did they?

    • chow mien
      January 7, 2014

      Rosie Douglas was the first to bring down overseas voters. He started way back in 1985 with the use of libyan money. He mainly brought in voters from the neibouring french Islands and from antigua too.

      So please get your stats right. This is on the public record since Rosie made mention of this fact publicly and shamelessly on several occasions.

      Your allegation about the UWP lack merit since you can’t state one occasionwhere the UWP admitted to this claim, or identify anyone who was part of it.

      • Diasporan
        January 8, 2014

        You’re so correct in stating that the UWP did not admit to bringing in voters. The KEY WORD HERE IS ADMIT.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      Well-said!!!!!

    • >>>>>>>>>
      January 7, 2014

      @ Diasporan You seem be a greedy, blockheaded deceptive Skerrit slave who is scared to death of the extremely serious building of momentum going on ion the UWP CAMP. Take it easy partner your garbage and filth cannot stop this momentum.
      I see this move as yet another BRILLIANT MOVE BY “TEAM DOMINICA”, one that have Skerrit and his gang of greedies trembling.
      JOSHUA, BOY NUFF RESPECT. If you were my candidate I WOULD BE ONE OF YOUR MOST LOYAL FOOT SOLDIERS.

      • Nac Vibes
        January 7, 2014

        Thank you for your support, but we do not need soldiers, we’re not at war. All we need you to do is see the vision and spread the word.

        Oh and misguided as he is, diasporan is a brother or sister of the soil, show them some love, take the moral high ground.

    • Papa Dom
      January 7, 2014

      You are a damn liar! Fool!!! And I challenge you to prove what you are saying because I know that you cannot because it is not true. I hope you know that Dominicans are waiting for persons like you who haven’t been to since lene carnel.

    • >>>>>>>>>>>>>
      January 7, 2014

      @Diasporan You are sounding like a real stupid person. Are you?

    • #
      January 8, 2014

      thank you diasporan.

    • Belfrey
      January 8, 2014

      Timothy is not a member of the new team. He is now in corruption city.

  49. concern citizen
    January 7, 2014

    well am living in the US, am home every year I will be there to vote for the DLP when ever election is call.

    • Blue Ray
      January 7, 2014

      Stay where you are ,cause when u come and vote ,is we that’s in the fire ,u flying back and enjoy your life.

    • >>>>>>>>>
      January 7, 2014

      @ concern citizen You are one of those Skerrit has impoverished in Dominica. You cannot even go to Marie Galante. This is what Skerrit and his gand has done to you. So stop your nonsense. Go and read a book.

      • Grand Bay Girl
        January 7, 2014

        Why are u so angry? U better watch your blood pressure.LOL

    • January 7, 2014

      @concern citizen – Why do you go back to the US? Why can’t you make Dominica your permanent place to reside with the DLP in charge?

      Some of all you are plain wicked.

      • dog bite
        January 7, 2014

        We have to go back to the US because is the UWP that had us to RUN in the first case. QPEN YOUR EYES DOMINICANS.

    • gawilli5
      January 8, 2014

      Fool the word called should be used instead of call, illiterate

    • Anonymous
      January 11, 2014

      well if you are home every year then you are eligible to vote but voting labour is grievous.

  50. Voter Power
    January 7, 2014

    Everyone has a right to vote who they want… the power rests in the people not political parties. Voters examine your consciences and decide who is best to govern…then vote who in your opinion is the best candidate

    • Nac Vibes
      January 7, 2014

      As simple as that, but first get informed to make a conscious choice.

  51. Dominican Cry
    January 7, 2014

    That’s great news, go out and educate the diaspora instead of spreading DA lil money.

  52. Ml
    January 7, 2014

    I WENT TO LENNOX LINTON WEDDING AND NEVER SAID HELLO, HE WANT TO BE A LEADER, I DONT THINK SO, OUR PM IS A MAN THAT CARE ABOUT PEOPLE, I WILL NEVER TURN MY BACK ON HIM.

    • 4u2C
      January 7, 2014

      You should say the same for your Doctor

      • lithium doctor
        January 7, 2014

        @MI only doctor has been a psychiatrist; and it has been so for a number of years. @MI is always in and out of hospital.

    • .......
      January 7, 2014

      were you invited to scare-rohs wedding? at least you were invited to linton’s lol… the cake was nice not true hahaha

    • AAAAA
      January 7, 2014

      U were a guess at his wedding, Damn ungreafull you gat invited that should be good enough for you. The PM got married members of his damn cabinnet didnot know.. At least Lennox invited you to his wedding.. What the hell his wedding has to do with people voting for him. If yo have you dont have anything to go read a book . I will recommend one ANIMAL FARM BY GEORGE OWELL

      • Simply the Truth
        January 7, 2014

        a ‘guest’

    • True Dominican
      January 7, 2014

      well well you are soo shallow minded

    • a man with brains!
      January 7, 2014

      which means u were actually invited to that wedding…….hmmmm…tell me,were u even invited to skerrit’s wedding? u people must stop stooping so low! even u know that ur talking nonsense! cmon man!

    • _______________
      January 7, 2014

      @MI Utter garbage. Please do not let me see you ignorance on my computer screen again.

    • dingdong
      January 7, 2014

      oh well…at least you were invited to lennox’s wedding. did the PM invite you to his own? LOL! smh!

      • Grand Bay Girl
        January 7, 2014

        How did we get there? Papa Sad too much Hate

  53. Blessed
    January 7, 2014

    The sad thing is that we the people don’t understand how blessed a people we are. We crying about how tough things are while others doesn’t have anything to eat. Take a look at the other countries around us and note what is happening to them. They all are crying of economic hardship. Dominica doesn’t exist in a vacuum and we to, not withstanding who was in Govt., we would still be crying the same or more. Amid all these we are still doing better than some countries and as such that says that the Government is doing something good.

    The trip to North America isn’t a bad idea but I thought that the opposition would be meeting Govt. Officials and investors thereby establishing contacts for if they are elected. We are crying time for change but this is the same politics. We just want a change of people, that’s why I have no faith in politicians. A waste of money that could be place to better use. That’s how the going to run the country? Travelling to come home with no ties or investors?

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      It is obvious you have no idea about what you spoke about. Which investor will waste their time with an opposition party that does not at this time is not certain to win the election?

    • New york will not be
      January 7, 2014

      They dont know any investors, these people are a bunch of lying jokers.

    • Hilarious
      January 7, 2014

      It is not politicians that have failed us, it is the very citizens who do not recognize their power in a democracy. The UWP candidates should meet with Diasporans abroad because they are representatives of people. They need to understand what people want in order to serve them properly. Many people in the Diaspora have strong ties back home. Remember these are candidates, while they can meet with potential investors there isn’t a whole lot that can be done as they are still just regular citizens like you and I for now. If you really want to see change you need to meet with these candidates and express your views and then speak with your friends and colleagues about how citizens can hold whoever is elected accountable. It is every politician’s dream to have a hopeless, confused, uneducated and uncaring citizen. That is when the worst of politicians comes out! And lets remember there is a significant population of Dominicans who are abroad temporarily, who are planning to return home, or who just left and are still part of the legal voters. They deserve to hear their potential representatives too.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      Couldn’t have said it better “Blessed”

  54. Eagle-Eye
    January 7, 2014

    So who paying for that trip? Wouldn’t this money be better spent convincing Dominicans living in Dominica who are eligible to vote that the UWP would be better for Dominica than Labour? I’m convinced now that UWP know that they have no chance winning the next election, that’s why they looking for support outside of Domininca by Dominicans, the majority of whom would be ineligible to vote. The money spent on this trip is wasted and should have been spent here to invest in the economy.
    UWP crying that Dominicans poor but at the same time spending election money in rich countries like USA and Canada. What hypocrites! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • ()
      January 7, 2014

      @ Eagle Eye To your question, Skerrit would answer you like that.’Go To Hell! “Go To Hell’ ‘Go To Hell! It’s not none of your dam business, who is paying for them to go to America. ARE YOU TREMBLING? Can’t you remember Skerrit insulted your fellow Dominicans with these words?. In all your ignorance you were even clapping. So you must Shut the hell up. You are both morally and intellectually bankrupt. Stop supporting evil.

      • tomatoe burst
        January 7, 2014

        @ eagle eye may as well be daryl, skerrit’s soccerer. They will never learn.

    • T
      January 7, 2014

      YOU ARE SOUNDING SCARED. I suspect you must be one of the greedy ones who are taking what the poor ones of this country truly deserve. You are a blank slate and you advice is not wanted.

    • Nac Vibes
      January 7, 2014

      You are clearly ill informed, that is why they are going to the USA to bring you the message they took round the island in 25 days. Money well spent.

    • #
      January 8, 2014

      Joshua alone that have a real job in that delegation. maybe he pay for it.

    • DANZIGER
      January 8, 2014

      @Egale-Eye, you are so right, I WOULD KISS YOU WHERE MAMA beau pitit.

  55. Morihei Ueshiba
    January 7, 2014

    Linton becareful u fellas don’t come back with the pH1N1 Flu.

    • True Dominican
      January 7, 2014

      THEY ARE COVERED UNDER THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB

      • Nac Vibes
        January 7, 2014

        Amen

      • Anonymous
        January 7, 2014

        Not lamb, Kabwet.

  56. JB CHARLES
    January 7, 2014

    Why are they coming to North America I though they did not need our votes on the other hand they are blaming Skerrit for the votes the DLP got from the Dominicans in North America shame on you all do as I say not as I do hypocrites the UWP jokers gang. I will be at the meeting

    • T
      January 7, 2014

      @ JB CHARLES Oh you ignorant idiot will you just shut up.It is better for ;you to be thought of as a full than to use your hands or open your mouth and remove all doubt. Do you own the USA? How silly are you!

    • Nac Vibes
      January 7, 2014

      Glad you will be at the meeting, you will be welcomed.

      We are coming to inform you, to appraise you of a different better vision for our beloved country.

      If you choose to share, support our vision, we will be humble and grateful. If you choose not to, then you will have chosen with clarity. Just try not to make yourself ill on our part.

  57. Ml
    January 7, 2014

    HA HA HA HA PM NOT GOING NO WHERE, LABOUR POWER, THOSE GUYS LENNOX AND OTHER ARE A BUNCH OF JOKERS, LENNOX LINTON WOULD WALK AND NOT SAY HELLO, NOW HE WASNT TO BE A LEADER, I DONT THINK SOOOOOOOOOOO

  58. Diasporan
    January 7, 2014

    UWP you started the campaign to bring Dominicans from the Diaspora in to vote and now that finance is a problem for you, you’re reverting to scare tactics to prevent Dominicans from coming in to vote. It will not work. We see what this government is doing and they are working like no other Government have. We will ensure that they remain to continue building Dominica. Your lies are catching up with you. Too Late For You Bunch of Liars

  59. Lougaoo Mem
    January 7, 2014

    Wonder what happened to de ole theme “Twenty-one all?”

  60. Not Me Alone
    January 7, 2014

    Last election in 2009, I took my free ride from NY and my pocket change to come to vote for Skerrit. This time around I will take my FREE ride without pocket change to vote Skerrit out. I am a laborite and love Dominica, but I cannot use my hand to vote Skero again. I think he has put Dominica under a curse and if you take a look at those that have worked closely with him and supported his ungodly acts, u will notice what is happeninig to them one by one from preacher to politician, farmer and all. Let’s all join together to bring healing and deliverance to our country. Let’s vote Skero out!

    • Diasporan
      January 7, 2014

      You too lie. Stop pretending you supported Labour. You’re a UWP camouflaged as a Labourite. Those deceptions are not working. If you ever went to Dominica to Vote, UWP paid your fair and pocket change. Joke on you UWP Liar.

      • Not Me Alone
        January 7, 2014

        @ Diasporan and all those who said I lied, I want u all to ask my friend from Florida, who was our local agent if he called me, arranged transportation from MIA to FLL for me, if he bought 2 pizzas for 7 of us that travelled on the van. Also, ask Skero rep in the Roseau North area if he handed me $500.00 US. Those of u that did not get is either you don’t want to talk or you voted in a constituency where DLP did not need your vote. I can also call names of persons that got paid in my presence in the same constituency, not for travelling but for some dirty political work that sealed the deal for Timo.

      • Anonymous
        January 7, 2014

        @diasporan, @anonymous x3, @Cock screw and @ ONE MY OWN are all limbs of the same decaying trunk.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      And I say you lie.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      You lie. You not no labourite. I was on the free ride and didn’t get no 500…..how come u get?

    • cock screw
      January 7, 2014

      Then youre not a labourite. ,,,, u you talking

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      You lie!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ON MY OWN
      January 7, 2014

      U LIE

    • Simply the Truth
      January 7, 2014

      When last you prayed for yourself, for the D/can government, D/ca in general and national residents?
      You are accusing him of placing a curse on Dominica? What about you? :twisted: :twisted:

    • Really?
      January 8, 2014

      Same UWP strategy again. Keep saying everything that is negative about the Govt. one will stick.

  61. Not Me Alone
    January 7, 2014

    They look and sound like a party that wants to ready to lead Dominica out of the mess caused by Skerrit.

  62. brutalw
    January 7, 2014

    ebe look it in dominica ……..CHANGE IS A MUST NOT A OPTION………….

  63. Skerrit_Bashing_Crew
    January 7, 2014

    18-3, Skerro u going to lose election 2015, u better start preparing to take your blows. (Remember when u lose Tonee and Alic will disappear, some people will even forget your cell number, and some of em will finally get a chance to be honest with how they feel about you, they hate you but smiling for what they can get from you, ex the knight in TR) You finally being challenged as prime minister, all the time u thought u was invincible, u will realize now that everything is for a time. You say u don’t want to end up like maynard joseph but u may end up worse than him, resign now and repent, don’t lose to Linton.

    • Simply the Truth
      January 8, 2014

      Can you see and foretell the future? Do you know if you will be alive and well then? Do your best not to be presumptuous. You are not God.
      Referring to you and your comments, take note of this: “He, God, scatters the proud in the conceit of their heart. He puts down the mighty from their seat and exalts the humble…”
      This may happen to you and all those who are on their high and mighty horse, sooner than later.

    • DANZIGER
      January 8, 2014

      How can you change a WINING TEAM, LABOUR IS HERE TO STAY.

  64. Student
    January 7, 2014

    Is there anyway I can get a ticket to come back home to vote? need a trip. plz I want a ticket to come back for election

    • Student
      January 7, 2014

      by the way I am all the way in china

      • Anonymous
        January 7, 2014

        lol. Who send you China. Maybe you should ask them for a ticket

      • Red Clinic
        January 7, 2014

        Contact the Red Clinic for that… redclinic@dlp.dm:lol: :lol: :lol: Them that soliciting illegal votes

    • Simply the Truth
      January 8, 2014

      You have time to save the money. A few dollars a day until then could do it. Be frugal. :lol:

    • Anonymous
      January 9, 2014

      Get hard work to do.

  65. for real
    January 7, 2014

    empty vessel makes the most noise

  66. Anonymous
    January 7, 2014

    I think the labourites are very worried and concerned that the UWP so far has rolled out a much better campaign strategy than the mighty DLP. It’s obvious that DLP, with all its money, cannot get a majority in Dominica.

    I’m kinda surprise I’m not hearing much from the DLP regarding plans for the development of the country. Their strategy might be to present their plans after elections are called. At that stage you will hear of multi-million dollar projects (just as the $300 million pre last election). Dominicans will get excited about these multi-million dollar projects (Airport, hotels, etc) and without analyzing them, will vote based on emotions and hype, because that how we have voted in Caribbean politics.

    I think the UWP has so far presented a great case and despite of their financial limitations actually is very much in the race. This in itself should be an indictment on the performance of this government

    • Simply the Truth
      January 8, 2014

      So what? Most people have already made up their mind which Party they will vote for.

  67. Toomatoe Tomato
    January 7, 2014

    I read it but I don’t believe it. I refuse to believe it. The UWP is not going to the Diaspora and asking them to come and vote or don’t come and vote. On second thought, it could be seen as a good thing for the Dominica Labour Party that the UWP is doing that; it shows us how desperate they really are.

    Having spent the greater part of the last 10 to 12 years lambasting the people who do not support them in the Diaspora, now they are going try to prevent them not exercise their right to vote if they are not their supporters?

    They will have a worse result than the previous elections. Most people in the Diaspora who we do not hear call the radio station daily supports the DLP. And others not necessary support the UWP but they support Edison. With Edison not there anymore because he said so…UWP fini bate DLP taking Marigot and Roseau Central well that in the DLP bag already. 20 to 1 and not even the lone one is certain for UWP.

    So we can see the desperation. Just look at the desperate after thought greeting card. You buying that? What was your furst impression when you see that card, what comes to mind? What came to my mind was the PM and Government Yes, We Care Programme

    • Nac Vibes
      January 7, 2014

      The only desperation in evidence is the rubbish you’ve written above.

  68. ga400
    January 7, 2014

    Vote for progress New leadership New vision New Directions we need to keep Dominica safe if we let skerrit and his party rule again this a disaster and the chines will rule and we will not enjoy the comfort in our land of our birth. Remember we are the only nation who don’t have an international airport instead skerrit gov gav us a night landing facilities and our suitcases still loss and we can only take a shower after three days when liait release our garments to us

  69. DonK
    January 7, 2014

    What I suspect may well happen is that labor may pay for the ticket and UWP may well get the vote.

  70. shaka zulu
    January 7, 2014

    Laws were made not in stone and can be amended. I think every dominican should have a right to vote whether they live in the country or not, as long as they are nor citizens of another country. Even as a permanent resident in the US you are a Dominican unless you revoke that right and take up US citizenship.
    Additionally some of us left for the opportunities that are on the outside and have been contributing to our country more than some living at home. Why prevent us from voting.

    Instead amend the law and task the Dominican embassy in washington to make a greater effort in communicating with its citizens living in the US when and how they can vote among countless other things.

    • Daughter of the soil
      January 7, 2014

      They are not saying you cannot vote. What they are saying is IF SOMEONE WANT TO EXPRESS THEIR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND VOTE IN THE UPCOMING GENERAL ELECTION, FIRST THEY SHOULD BUY A TICKET, TRAVEL TO DOMINICA, RESIDE THERE FOR 6 (SIX) MONTHS GET A TASTE OF WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING IN DOMINICA THEN THAT PERSON CAN VOTE. is that clear to you shaka. Are you ready to do that.

      • shaka zulu
        January 7, 2014

        @ daughter of the soil. I understand exactly what they saying. The point is it is not practical for people in the US to come home and live for 6 months to qualify to vote. People have jobs. In this day an age we do not have to be home to see what is happening. The old law is obviously causing a problem and is not accomodating to its citizen. It instead should help us be better be able to take part in our political process. If dominicans leaving overseas did not care about their country they frankly would not care who win election and have no need to vote. I sa take out the six month clause, bring in absentee ballots through the embassy and set up polling stations in the major cities in the US.

    • observer
      January 7, 2014

      I agree with you 100%. I am a permanent resident of USA, and cannot vote. I am still a citizen of Dominica- one of the main rights that distinguished a citizen from a non-citizen, is the right to vote! I think that I should be able to vote. I support the UWP team at this time, but I liked what Roosie intended in having all citizens vote despite where they live. Mr. Linton, and the rest of the team, push for inclusion of the diaspora rather than exclusion. In the world we are living now, where communication, transfer of funds, travel etc. is light night and day compared to when those laws were enacted, I think we need to change our laws to match our current situation. I contribute in many ways to Dominica- I want to vote!

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      Every Dominica no matter where they reside would then be obliged to pay taxes then….You all like to reference the USA and this thing about right of any US citizen to vote no matter where they are…the one thing you all forget to tag on and which is really useful is that they as citizens must also file annual income taxes no matter where they live…Those who want to be in the US and wherever else and vote in Dominica…determine the leadership of the country for a five year period or more, are you ready to file income tax returns in Dominica as well as your preferred domicile? Plus the law already provides for the diaspora to vote…make sure you all follow the laws of the land if you all are such great patriots! BON!

      • s z
        January 8, 2014

        @ annonymous. Its up to Dominica Gov to set up conditions for citizens to pay taxes and what penalties they face for not complying. I have never heard anyone prevented from voting because they did not pay their taxes so i do not understand your reasoning. By the PM own admission 160 million in taxes is owed by Dominicans. How many of them are prevented from voting? I do not think US citizens pay taxes when they work overseas with none US companies. The bottom line is the ability for citizens to vote should be enhanced not hindered.

    • Seek the Truth
      January 7, 2014

      Shaka, you are right laws are frequently adopted to fit changing times. Clearly this was such a huge issue in the last two elections that it begs the question why the current administration with almost complete control of parliament did not attempt to ammend the law. Could it be that Dominicans in Dominica may not be supportive of this? Or do they simply not see any reason to take the legal route to solving national problems?

      Personally I think the gov’t wants the public to be focused on this and divide themselves rather than collectively putting pressure on both parties to really discuss the pressing issues that need to be addressed. Shouldn’t we be all clamoring for a debate between the parties and for real talk on the soaring national debt?

      Furthermore, if the Electoral Commission was emboldened and truly independent they should have put an end to this madness years ago by doing their job and cleaning the voter lists. That way it wouldn’t matter where you are, if you are registered you are registered and thats that! There are so many failings in this case that you can’t help but see that everyone in power is taking a piss on citizens! This election DOminicans need to ask themselves why so many of the institutions in Dominica are failing to do their jobs properly!

  71. westgirl
    January 7, 2014

    well,well,well,look who is looking for votes overseas!! Really? UWP that desparate? Well come election time; LABOUR ALL THE WAY
    God Bless Dominica

    • cock screw
      January 7, 2014

      Dont mind them..they done have their list of ppl they bringing down to vote….uwp be like dont do it n let me do it

  72. Nomination committe
    January 7, 2014

    It is ironical that the UWP threaten voters in the diaspora to have them arrested in 2009 if they accept a ticket to come to Dominica to vote. They also threatened to report them to the State Department in the USA for travelling to commit a criminal offence and have their visa revoked. Today they are travelling to the USA to rally the support of the same people.

    Although the court dismissed the case of the UWP the still insist that it is illegal.

    This the ruling of the court: [94] Contrary to the submissions on behalf of the Petitioners, it is the further ruling of
    the Court that persons living abroad in excess of five years are qualified to
    vote, unless their names are deleted in accordance with section 7 and 11 (b) of the
    Registration of Electors Act. And section 4 (1) of that Act does not alter that legal
    section. That section merely says that a person is qualified to be an elector if on
    polling day he is qualified to be an elector in the register for the polling district and
    is on that day registered in the register of electors to be used at the
    election. Accordingly, the disqualification or non-entitlement would arise if his
    name is not included on the official register of electors.

    Go on line to get the decision of the court:

    http://www.eccourts.org/wp-content/files_mf/johnabraham_v_kelverdarrouxetaldominicaelectionsdecision.pdf

    • Ambrose B, NY City
      January 7, 2014

      This exact same comment was posted on my FB page in a comment on a status i posted, funny that there are some persons in Dominica when we way pass all election court matters they continue to wallow in their cess pit of ignorance and visionless mindless nonsensical thoughts

    • Hilarious
      January 7, 2014

      So while people in Dominica are debating on whether it is the UWP or DLP that is wrong, shouldn’t we be holding the electoral commission accountable for not doing their jobs. They have a law on the books saying that your name should be deleted if you have been out of the country for more than 5 years, this becomes a major issue even brought to the court and they cannot find the resources to clean the list? Or have the law changed so that they do not have to? This is where the problem lies, and I guess both political parties would enjoy silly citizens debating this and not paying attention to the actual development issues that plagues the land.

  73. ??
    January 7, 2014

    Dominicans in the Diaspora, get out your check books!!! This is nothing more than a fun raising drive and an attempt to scare people who a legally registered to vote in Dominica.

  74. lulu
    January 7, 2014

    Mr. Joshua what about my case that coming up in court and u in US? lol

  75. Off topic
    January 7, 2014

    Where is Matt in the morning?

  76. Nomination committe
    January 7, 2014

    Coming events cast their shadow and any analyst can predict the moves of political party. Predictions are based on known facts and circumstances. The facts are (I hope you do not have difficulty with the copy and paste for easy reference. some persons are making accusations of plagiarism you can always question whether they are factual, this should be the basis for the debate as you have rightly expressed, please challenge any statement you believe to be false they are verifiable.) ———————————————————————————————————————— 1.In 2009 the UWP threaten overseas based Dominicans with visa cancellations and arrest if they come to Dominica to vote. The electoral Commision had to publish the following press statement “Electors therefore, ought not to feel intimidated by speculations and suggestions that they should or will be arrested merely as a result of having returned to Dominica to vote,” Today they are lobbing the very Dominican voters? If they could have them arrested they would, today they want these same voters to come to Dominica to vote for them? ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–2. The UWP from 1990 saw the importance of the participation of our citizens working and making a living out of state to participate in the democratic process and facilitated the enjoyment of their constitutional rights. The Freedom Party and the Labour Party were left in the dark. In the 1995 elections the UWP sharpened their campaign Strategy with the overseas based Dominicans coupled with their ruthless machinations of constituency fixing, with a minority votes they technically formed the Government on the backs of the unsuspecting Labour and Freedom Parties. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- 3. In 2000 in another attempt to steal the election from the majority they pulled a snap election and proclaimed that the caught the Labour party and Freedom Party with their pants down thinking that a second consecutive victory was secured. They went for the kill by doing the things you are accusing the Labour Party of doing ad for illustration purposes I will copy and paste the allegations posted by Doctor Thompson. It will show the UWP ascribing it’s conduct to the Labour Party. This is what the Uwp did in 2000:” entice hundreds of overseas based Dominicans, many of whom were ineligible to vote by transporting them via charter aircraft and boat into Dominica.” ” scores of voters were sent from major United States cities, the Us Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe and Antigua to vote in the country.” ” paid the tickets of their party faithful, ————————————————————————————————————————————-4. In 2005 the unsuspecting Labourites and Freedomites were alerted to the techniques of your party. They say the merit in it and adopted it.————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————————————5. In summary: In 1990,1995, 2000, 2005 and to a lesser extent in 2009 the opposition provided transportation and spending money for their likely registered supports to travel to Dominica to vote. Their first problem was in 2005 and particularly 2009 a significant percentage of their clients were impressed with the development taking place in the country and they voted to return the Government into office. During the term they were bombarded with negative information about their country by the opposition in the media, to their pleasant surprise the rewarded the sitting party. The irony is this, in 2005, the governing party was alerted by supporters based overseas who were solicited by the opposition to seek out the opposition’s supporters to supply them with tickets to travel to Dominica to vote. The governing party responded and grabbed the opportunity to arrange for their supporters to travel to to Dominica to vote. The governing party was more successful and the opposition is crying foul. In 2005 and 2009 the opposition took the matter to court and the 2005 case was struck for lack of evidence in fact and in law. The 2009 case was dismissed at the High Court and the Court of Appeal as a fishing expedition. The Court of Appealed remarked the court should not be used by political parties to extend their campaign in the court with their election petitions as the opposition did.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      Anything else you want to say Nomination committe?

      • concern citizen
        January 7, 2014

        Well said Nomination committee.

      • let the truth be
        January 7, 2014

        He is pointing out the truth, but again we dont let to hear the truth, this is what happened, how could we forget why do you think the UWP knows so well about getting people back to vote they started it, i was one of the people they paid in Antigua to come home and vote in 2000, so i know thats what this trip to the US is all about, they are cleaver but Dominicans should not forget this same party distroyed our country with a bunch of debt, i voted but i always reget because when i come home Dominica has never looked better, am from Marigot but the truth is the truth labor has done good for Dominica.

      • Mamizoo
        January 7, 2014

        Tony is not just the nomination committee he is the PM and president of Dominica.

    • mac
      January 7, 2014

      well said ,i support that 100% ,nomination commitee

    • Blessed
      January 7, 2014

      Good information for us all to read and analized.

    • Nac Vibes
      January 7, 2014

      No amount of spin will hide your desperation. Like you say when you cut and paste you can join or leave out what you want and present them as facts. But then again, we understand how skilled the devil is at taking care of his own.

    • Yam Babawoolais
      January 7, 2014

      Oh yes UWP in 1999 was involved in bringing “diasporans” down to Dominica to vote and guess who were head strong against that- Laborites

      Guess who was dead against corruption, passport selling, Gerrymandering, unfair electioneering and wide spread corruption during the 2000 election- Labor Party.

      You apostles of this corrupt Labor Party are simply too arrogant and bold face. Why it is that we don’t get answers from people like you on matters of governance; for example why have we not heard about Petro Caribe money which Reginald said that the PM would provide a response;

      What about the promise of 400 jobs for September

      What are we hearing now about a massive loan for a hospital to be built by Chinese again.

      What about Francesco Corello and why is David Xue back in our country affairs.

      These are just a few question out of the many and our government cannot answer the question but what we continue to get from you apologists are distraction and childish reasoning. We are sick of the blaming mentality- you and the labor Party are not bringing illegal voters because UWP did it 14 years , you guys are doing it simply because you guys are filthy, corrupt and desperate to remain in power by any means necessary- even fire bombing people.

      So now that the degree thingy has lost it’s appeal and that people see right thru your “powi” organization what else.

      By the way I dare Skerrit to present his diplomas

    • Papa Dom
      January 7, 2014

      It is not about making blanket statements, can you tell us how UWP did what you are saying the did in your point 2 ? You and your kind are only making untrue statements to justify your actions.

    • Seek the Truth
      January 7, 2014

      So here’s the truth laid out for us. And what will citizens do? Still clamor to one side or the other instead of saying stop, enough is enough, WE DESERVE FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS and will not tolerate this trickery anymore. Lets call on the Electoral Commission to do its job and act like the objective party they are supposed to be. If anyone who read Nominations post still think this is a UWP vs. DLP issue, rather than a Citizens vs. Corruption issue then we are truly lost.

      Just think of two kids fighting, as a parent do u seperate them, lay down the law and kick @$$ if they break it, or do you reduce yourself to their level and go through an endless finger pointing match of “he did it first?”. GROW UP DOMINICANS. WE ARE SMARTER THAN THAT!

  77. Massacre
    January 7, 2014

    To UWP, can yo please inlude the schedule for time dates and locations in every city?You guys are the ture light of Dominica.

    Thanks.

  78. Nomination committe
    January 7, 2014

    In 2009 the UWP threaten overseas based Dominicans with visa cancellations and arrest if they come to Dominica to vote. The electoral had to publish the following press statement “Electors therefore, ought not to feel intimidated by speculations and suggestions that they should or will be arrested merely as a result of having returned to Dominica to vote,” Today they are lobbing the very Dominican voters? If they could have them arrested they would, today they want these same voters to come to Dominica to vote for them?

    The Electoral Commission had to rush to the defense of the overseas based Dominican who were threaten by Thomson Fontaine and the UWP from coming to Dominica and vote. The two UWP members on the commission for political reasons objected to the statement.

    • Seek the Truth
      January 7, 2014

      Isn’t it strange that the Electoral Commission would rush to the defense of those who want to come home to vote, but would not rush to clean up the voter lists so that they can at least appear to be doing their job adequately. If they are truly objective and are defending a national right, a core pillar of our democracy, wouldn’t they put both parties to rest by cleaning the lists and then challenging either party to do foolishness. We had $3Million for Multipurpose ID cards, but can’t clean the lists??? So now we waste a chunk of election season trying to determine who can really vote? In 2014 is the best we can expect from an important institution as the Electoral Commission.

  79. Great
    January 7, 2014

    i like that,that’s the way to go. Iam encouraged,i wish i could assist with some cash.i can’t but my prays are with you all

  80. Dominican Cry
    January 7, 2014

    That’s good, wish you guys success in this mission, Educating the diaspora is better than bribery

  81. 100% Proud Dominican
    January 7, 2014

    this is wat my learned hope-fool for the roseau south constituency said ““Our party is not discouraging Dominicans to come and vote. We will be reminding Dominicans in the United States that based on the House of Assembly Act, any Dominican who would have stayed outside of Dominica at least five years and of course, more, without being in Dominica may be ineligible to vote and as such if that person wishes to vote in the next general election he or she ought o come here and follow the legal procedures.”

    I would like to highlight the words “maybe ineligible to vote”, note he didnt say “is” and hat is because the law is not clear and there are no systems in place to determine who has or has not been in Dominica during that five year period.

    So people get off your high horses, you started it and bc the DLP got better at it an won, now its a problem. I will be coming down to vote and you will tell me that i cant and we go find out!

  82. Anthony P. Ismael
    January 7, 2014

    How do you spell, future UN Ambassador?

  83. Red Hot
    January 7, 2014

    Wa papa everything Skerro do,do too. Copy cat kill a rat.

  84. BogoRoy
    January 7, 2014

    Miami cannot wait to meet the most dynamic Political Leader in the Caribbean. South Floridians are requested to come meet Mr. Lennox Linton and his team on 16th January, 6.00pm, at the Betty Ferguson Recreational Complex, 30Ave NW 199st in Miami.Also in the house will be Dr. Thompson Fontaine and Attorney Joshua Francis the man from Harlem and Thunderbirds.

  85. cohenval
    January 7, 2014

    It’s bitter cold in North America now. So walk with some warm clothing. I have found that clothing made of goat skin, keeps a person very warm.

  86. John bess
    January 7, 2014

    Economic stress ? seriously,you must have been on mars during the progressive and visionary reign of the uwp.Great move Lennox you guys are right on q,change is a must !!!

  87. Not again
    January 7, 2014

    Only in Dominica this nonsense happens. If you leave in a glass house don’t throw stones. When i came to Dominica on the plane from New Jersey i did not come down with the DLP. The majority of people on that flight was DLP but 6 of us i know of were paid by UWP. They told us where to go and what time the flight was departing. I did not vote because i am an American citizen but i was approached by the UWP party. Both parties need to concentrate on the people that counts and that is Dominicans in Dominica. Come and speak to us when you are in power. Come and convince us to invest. Coming to the states to bad talk the current govt makes you worst than them. I am not DLP or UWP I am a lover of Dominica.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      If you were paid by UWP, present the fact in the open. We all want to know. Just remember you got to be accurate otherwise DNO might not publish accusation you cannot substantiate.

      • Not again
        January 8, 2014

        I don’t have the serial numbers on the hundred dollars bills to show you but next time the opportunity presents itself i will make a copy just for you. Are you serious? Who bribe with checks? Like i said only in Dominica so your mentality don’t surprise me.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      Excellent comment!
      You are a great person. We need your contribution to build our nation.

      God bless you!

    • January 7, 2014

      Well spoken.

  88. tro
    January 7, 2014

    Paul what are you talking about.in life we live and we learn . everyone makes mistakes but the key is to learn from them and improve. Are you stating that you are happy with the state of affairs in Dominica? Why are Dominicans so naive? You seem to forget that government suppose to be the servant of the ppl and not the dictator. It’s time for change. If any one knows basic maths or have common sense then it’s quite visible what has to be done. Vote that present government out.

    • me
      January 7, 2014

      The vast majority of us are happy with the performance of the present government. We are trying hard to forget the disaster of the uwp reign. Kudos to Skerrit the best political leader in the history of Dominica.

  89. Jbfox
    January 7, 2014

    Dominica is in a much better position than when the uwp goverment left office,let them sing for their supper.

  90. WAYYYY
    January 7, 2014

    so now they going to get ppl to come down and vote for them. wayyyy papa desperation time. Thought they were against it even if they were the ones who started it. People of Dominica please dont take them UWPee seriously. Dominica has reach a stage of development, dont let them bring us back to 1995 wen they were in power and make our lives miserable. Keep voting them out!

  91. madame dominique
    January 7, 2014

    A A…..slowly but surely Lennox putting Hector on a side. Isn’t Mr John the Opposition Leader? Why is he not part of the tour. Guess you think he cant make a good contribution…Sad

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      Stupid… this is not a parliamentary move but when the OL (HSJ) takes the lead. This a party move so the party leader takes the lead

  92. mac
    January 7, 2014

    wow lennox touring with his sopprters donation money ,then when they come back his going to ask for more donations.The same diaspora people they bashing,they are now going to ask them to come and vote ,but vote for them instead.Life is really something wee.

  93. Love I
    January 7, 2014

    Great…God be with you all….time also for Dominican diaspora to come and invest in DA, they really need some encouragement..

  94. Hmmm
    January 7, 2014

    Thought it was Labour that was buying vote? If these people, according to UWP should not be flown in to vote, why are they wasting their monies to enlighten them? Enlighten those of us down here, since we are the ones voting anyway.

    Who do so do like so.

  95. kingman
    January 7, 2014

    hmmmm. if it was the PM so many things these people would be saying. now they going looking for Dominican to come home to vote for them, after all that cry from last elections; DO SO DON’T LIKE SO.
    dishonest man that lennox.

    • Josh
      January 7, 2014

      Let us check your attention span. Here is an excerpt.

      “Our party is not discouraging Dominicans to come and vote. We will be reminding Dominicans in the United States that based on the House of Assembly Act, any Dominican who would have stayed outside of Dominica at least five years and of course, more, without being in Dominica may be ineligible to vote and as such if that person wishes to vote in the next general election he or she ought o come here and follow the legal procedures.”

      • New york will not be
        January 7, 2014

        We get that but its the same party that paid hundreds of Dominicans abroad to come home illegally to vote so whats your point, this trip is all about money and votes period, but Dominicans abroad will not forget all the things that was said in the last elections.

  96. concerned
    January 7, 2014

    why matt not on de hot seat on q95, that’s what dno should be reporting.

    • Dominican Cry
      January 7, 2014

      What DNO have to do with matt, PM going out of country and coming back with DNO posting so ……

    • ?
      January 7, 2014

      SKERRIT BUSINESS THAT SHOULD BE PUBLIC ASK FOR IT INSTEAD. DO YOU KNOW IS sKERRIT THAT HAS CAUSED YOU TO BE THE BEGGAR THAT YOU ARE TODAY?

  97. NicE n NaughtY
    January 7, 2014

    GOOD…Go spread the truth and i am happy that you all let your supporters know what you all are doing every step of the way, transparency all the way…good luck and have fun kicking corruption out.

  98. WARRINGTON
    January 7, 2014

    but how comes SPAGGS[Hector John} is out of of everything? looks like de new comers put him on de back seat?

    • ?
      January 7, 2014

      @ WARRINGTON YOU ARE NOT Spaggs SPOKESPERSON, SPAGGS can speak for himself. Ask the question why Skerrit cannot find candidates with credentials to represent his corrupt Labour party, or next time go to Hell.

  99. anonymous2
    January 7, 2014

    It is a sad state of affairs when you have to go off island to get more educated Domincan’s who no longer live on DA or really know what is going on to vote political parties into office. Wake up DA and go register to vote and then vote for someone that is actually going to improve DA rather than make themselves rich..

    • Ashley
      January 7, 2014

      Alot of Dominicans overseas are not more educated. Some embraced the opportunity. Many of them are doing 3-4 odd jobs to pay the credit card bills. They did not educate themselves; reason why they have to accept and wait for skerrit to hand them a ticket and pocket change (every five years)to visit their country, can’t afford it on their pockets.

      • cock screw
        January 7, 2014

        At least they have something coming in ..unlike your lazy self…and talking about odd jobs if i have to pick up dog shit on the roadside to pay my bills and feed my kids i will

    • hmm
      January 7, 2014

      That is true. We already have to deal with all what they have done, if they do anymore, what will become of us? Even if the world in a global economic crisis i see no way how this land so rich and fertile should have hungry children.

  100. K K
    January 7, 2014

    why would you venture on the outside when individuals here in your country dont have clear picture as to what your motives are. Really.

    • JoJo
      January 7, 2014

      Nothing to stop you educating yourself by listening to all radio stations, not just one for a start. Myself, I find everything out there plain and in the open. What I like is these people telling you their plans up front and not for us to find out from foreign press what is really happening behind closed doors in our little country.

      • January 7, 2014

        Have you thought that they are telling you what they know you want to hear?

      • JoJo
        January 7, 2014

        Oh yes Observer, definitely. That is why I am listening to all sides. If you only watch or listen to GIS for example you would think that everything is marvelous in Dominica when clearly it is not.
        What is really marvelous is the game of drafts being played right now between Skerrit and the Linton “team”, which so far seems to be countering Roosevelt’s every move. Skerrit must be scratching his head wondering, where the next move will come from and where it will lead to
        We are definitely in the end game.

    • .
      January 7, 2014

      I have VERY CLEAR PICTURE, AND my vote is a blue vote. IN A BLUE BAG. LOVE YOU JOSHUA, FONTAINT AND MY SOON TO BE PM LINTON.

  101. BRAIN DAMAGE
    January 7, 2014

    Good vibes to see and meet other Dominicans gathered. Hoping to see you all in Houston.

  102. paul
    January 7, 2014

    Are you kidding me? are you talking about the party that brought so much economic stress to Dominicans.Dominica is in a better place now with the Skerrit administration.Didnt the UWP administration cause enough turmoil when they voted in office? do you think Dominicans want to relive the past?

    • yes I moderator
      January 7, 2014

      Dont Just make blanket statments. Give examples of ur claims then ppl can asses what they did against that of the labour party.

    • Anonymous
      January 7, 2014

      @Paul. Are you listening to yourself or are you blind towards what’s going on in Dominica now under Skerrit?

      • lula
        January 7, 2014

        man everywhere in the damn world is hard. Not DA alone. Cant u see what is happening in Barbados. I was in the US and not at all impressed. stuppes

    • Too Hard Too Long
      January 7, 2014

      It’s a different group of candidates. You can’t expect the same outcome.

      Remember that in the same way, today’s Labour Party is not the same one that almost sold Dominica in the early 1980s.

      • .
        January 7, 2014

        @ Too Hard Too Long This so called Labour Party is still worst

    • maindesk
      January 7, 2014

      What economic turmoil? Everyone agrees there was more money in circulation in the UWP days. That is why the DLP campaigned in 2000 and with the help of the Freedom Party falsely accused the UWP of corruption telling the people that the UWP good performance did not matter its just that they were corrupt. They swore to have full investigations and send people to a blue jail. Then what happened after they won? UWP minister for finance was asked to be a key economics minister in the DLP.

      • me
        January 7, 2014

        Then how comes the country was left broke after their reign?

    • hmm
      January 7, 2014

      Paul, you really thing it better so? be honest with yourself. Even if you making your ends meet, look around you and be honest. Do you really think this little country can take any more?

    • Concerned
      January 7, 2014

      You must be living in another DOminican. Christmas just pass and people had a difficuly time. Face the reality Dominica is in an economic mess. The government continues fooling people with all kind of lies about the reality. You feeling it yourself. You know it is very tight down here and the government has no pland or programmes to take us out from this economic morass. Change is a must bro not an option. DLP is expired. Bankrupt of ideas and corrupt to the core. They only want to keep power to further enrich themselves while we the masses are being impoverished. Time for them to go!!!!!

      • Blessed
        January 7, 2014

        Dominica? talk to the rest of the world.

      • New york will not be
        January 7, 2014

        Concern all politicians are there for Thier own gain you never know thats politics, so its going to be gainful for lennox as well, but talking the economic situation its hard every where not only in DA, dont talk like people are droping down in DA because the UWP is not in power thats what i cant take about you workers you all are so bias, Dominica looks great.

    • January 7, 2014

      Are you serious, Paul? Dominicans knew when the UWP were in office, that was the time we made most money. There was work every where. Even Labourites admit that they made more money then. The country was blooming. Even the labour party politicians including Rosie Douglas said they were performing. They carried a campaign and said that it was not about performance and carried on a campaign about corruption which they admitted was not true but tried something. Today, I am sure that you are seeing corruption right in your very eyes by the DLP government and you close your eyes to it. Be honest and admit that your government has brought our country to the lowest level of poverty. Be honest, if the DLP can go to the USA to campaign, why shouldn’t the UWP do it? Do you think that only DLP has the right to do this? Dominica is a democratic country and opportunities are available to all. Stop your hatred, Paul. Everyone else is feeling the hardship that is brought upon it but you will not admit it. It is time for a change. Think of what is happening and where we are heading. Think of the struggle and hardship and poverty you will keep your children and grandchildren in, if you put back this government in power. Fifteen years of bad management is enough. Time for a change. Be sensible. Don’t think of the few dollars you may be getting at the Red Clinic to keep you in poverty. Earning a living and being independent is much better than being a beggar. Change is a must and not an option. Thank you.

      • me
        January 7, 2014

        These are just blatant lies. It does not matter how many times you all say it. UWP left Dominica broke and with nothing to show for it.

    • ()
      January 7, 2014

      @Paul Dominica is better off today MY FOOT. Dominican and Dominicans have never been poorer in their lives than they are today, and this includes you Paul. Money was flowing like the Layou River during the UWP days, and most of us want these days to return.

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