UWP to engage Dominicans on investment agenda to replace Ross

Linton promised clear commitments to deal decisively with investment support and public infrastructure improvements 

Leader of the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, has said his party plans to engage in stakeholder consultations with Dominicans at home and abroad on an agenda to secure an investment from the Adtalem Global Education.

Linton made the statement during a press conference held in Portsmouth on Wednesday to address the departure of Ross University School of Medicine from Dominica.

On Friday, August 3rd, 2018, Adtalem Global Education Inc announced the closure of its 40 year old Ross Medical School which was located in Picard, Portsmouth. The university has now moved to Barbados.

“The United Workers Party will engage in stakeholder consultations with Dominica, Dominicans [at] home and abroad on an agenda to secure an investment from the Adtalem Global Education and other similar investment partners capable of delivering within 2 to 3 years, the economic benefits generated by Ross University,” he said.

Linton pledged to engage the owners of Ross with “clear commitments to deal decisively with investment support and public infrastructure improvements that are needed to facilitate the operations in Dominica.”

He said the UWP will propose to Adtalem, opportunities for profitable growth into medi-tourism with a private public Hospital where it can provide clinical training for studies while treating American patients with American standard medical service, for a fraction of the US cost.

“We will also explore with Adtalem, a partnership for the establishment of a research and development facility for herbal medicines, primarily geared towards the emerging nutritive global industry for plant-based medicinal and wellness products, especially medical cannabis [marijuana],” the UWP leader added.

He said a UWP administration’s “Nature Island Investment Attraction Programme” will target the world’s foremost green technology corporations and universities interested in research development of climate friendly technology solutions.

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72 Comments

  1. August 9, 2018

    UWP has nothing to offer DA but an empty bag of coal when you shake it. Linton has no investments of his own and, he talking of agenda goals. Man full of crap. Try to use the Ross crisis to his advantage. Go get a job and invest in a real job and come back later.

    • A_DAMassive
      August 9, 2018

      Tell me DS, which politician in Dominica you know had anything before they got elected. And when they get elected they cross the isle to get something: Only if he had known Ross was going to live.
      Well we just have to pray that if Mr. Linton gets elected he will not end up being just like Skerrit and the others, that is rather, when he gets elected.

      But were already the laughing stock in Caribbean politics, so I would not be surprised if we just made it worst and look just plain stupid. alas possie…….. :lol:

  2. Nature Isle
    August 9, 2018

    A few days ago, I reviewed the rebuttals of the leaders of the UWP and Freedom party to the PM’s budget. None of these rebuttals included anything related to the strategic growth of Dominica in the area of medical education, medical tourism, climate resilient techology etc. So, while the ideas being thrown out in the aftermath of a crisis appear to be attractive, these new ideas need to be supported with real evidence that Dominica will have a high probability (not just a chance) of being successful and competitive in these areas.

  3. Tobby
    August 9, 2018

    That’s a very good idea my brother, skeritt should think of this idea vermountly instead of being in shambles and guessing to people what he going to put there. That’s a good idea bro, skerrit don’t have to be ashame to take up this idea so long .

  4. Maryland
    August 9, 2018

    It seems like they want to leave Dominica just as Columbus left it. After 40 years you guys didn’t see it was fit to build and international airport. While other neighboring island pushing back sea water and building to improve a better way of life for they people. At this point sir you are just putting on a show pure politics. After the hurricane thousands of Dominicans vacate the island for a better way of living. Most of the students are young people. They know what they’ve endured under Erika. They are not used to that poor lifestyle. It’s not a charity mission they are on. You were part of that red flag of ross not returning. Every time you guys rioting the US embassy in Barbados issuing warning to Ross university. So, you better stop it.

  5. Floridian Diaspora
    August 9, 2018

    After all, Laborats should be proud and happy Ross has left for Barbados because their Lord and savior Skeritt was the one who started the habit of allowing things to leave for Barbados. Just take a minute to think about it. He loves giving our projects to the Bajans, last elections the bulk of the campaign money stayed over in Barbados, and what do we get in return? Advisors from Barbados which looks like they advised our stupid PM down the wrong road which eventually convinced Ross to leave. God said to love your neighbours as yourself but he never said to love your neighbours more than yourself. Therefore these Bajan advisors were always going to look out for their country first before they look out for Dominica. Remember your advisor is not obliged to advise you to do the right thing

  6. Passing cloud
    August 9, 2018

    Brilliant! Brilliant ideas man. After listening to the press conference the thought that came to my mind is, how could we have such a brilliant man with excellent ideas, very honest and patriotic sitting in the cold while we have such an idiot, dishonest in every sense of the word, with no ideas whatsoever and one that doesn’t care a damn about Dominica as seen in his effot to get French citizenship as a government minister, ensured that his family are all Americans, all his senior advisors are all Bajans. What is wrong with us man? To me it’s like West Indies putting a young talented Hetmyer to sit in the cold and bring in a failed 36 year old Devon Smith, to continue doing what he has always done the best which is FAIL.

  7. RasB
    August 9, 2018

    I agree!! Too much talking and very little doing!! It seems that our politicians are good at releasing hot air but more would be gained if the opposition got down to work, roll up its collective sleeves and put Dominica first. The opposition parties need to come together because this Ross Departure is a National Crisis, worst than Erica or Maria!!

    With Erica and Maria, the international community recognising that those were natural disasters were and are still willing to assist, but the departure of Ross was the self inflicted disaster (30% GDP)of the Punjab Doctor, so there will be no foreign assistance. It was man made, self inflicted, so heaven help us!

    My suggestion is to get all the opposition forces together and allow them to speak with one voice. Mr Linton show leadership, reach out publicly to the Freedom party, you will loose nothing but gain everything in terms of respect and leadership. This is time for national unity, national reconstruction, not a whole bag of chat.

  8. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 9, 2018

    “He said a UWP administration’s “Nature Island Investment Attraction Programme” will target the world’s foremost green technology corporations and universities interested in research development of climate friendly technology solutions. ”

    Adtalem Global Education
    http://www.adtalem.com
    Adtalem Global Education is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

    So, if that is what Adtalem Global Education is all about, whereas I do not read anything about Adtalem Global is involve in any Green Technology, can  you Lennox influence Ross “Adtalem Global  to invest  into green …

    • Man bites dogs
      August 9, 2018

      Francisco, There will never be in your lifetime and my lifetime nor a Lennox Linton administration this guy is dreaming and it’s time he wakes up and smell the coffee.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        August 10, 2018

        You are not going to get me to say anything bad about nor against my cousin eh!

        But as I told you before with me it is not about all politics I live in reality, and if something seems to be out of my reality I seek answers, maybe Lennox knows how he is going to accomplish what he stated, but if Ross had any interest left in Dominica they would not have left!

        In any event we do not know if he has already consulted with Ross, but I do not know if Ross, by any other name is involved into green technology, I have not seen that in America.

  9. Sisserou
    August 9, 2018

    DNO, please do not infringe on my democratic rights by hiding my comments ok. Now is blows time ok

  10. Sisserou
    August 8, 2018

    We want elections now!!!

  11. Concern Dominica
    August 8, 2018

    You are the SINGULAR reason why Skerrit and his cabinet are malfunctioning, failing to perform their optimum. They’ve placed all their energies on neutralising you to the detriment of the country.

    Keep on doing what you’re doing Hon Lennox Linton that exposes their incompetence and promise the nation a forensic investigation into the mismanagement of the country’s financial resources, if ever you get into power.

  12. Joseph John
    August 8, 2018

    I am confused right now by Linton and his crew. After Maria they were nowhere to be seen. They became invisible and dumb and immobile, just like after Erica. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN POWER TO DO SOMETHING FOR YOUR FELLOWMEN during desasterous times. If you can mop (crash) a Heads of Government conference all the way in Guyana……You can organize people to walk from Layou to Roseau. You can organize people to set fire in Barwee but you cant pick up branches of trees or go and check the elderly or organize people to help your fellowmen of what use a you as a leader. ….re Maria Cat 5.
    YOU CANT DO THE SIMPLE AND OBVIOUS…….YOU CAN TALK, JUST TALK to get attention to boost your ego. But you can help the PORTHMOUTH people in this time of need. Who do you think you are fooling. The Portsmouth people know you just want to make daybar like you are doing in Roseau for political mileage. The Posse people will not let you and your party goons use them like a political football.

  13. LaPlaine Observer
    August 8, 2018

    The Laborats supporters reminds me of Trump supporters. They are willing to go down with a sinking ship, even when it’s time to abandon the ship.

  14. Massacre
    August 8, 2018

    Good points and I know you are going to be one of the best Prime Ministers Dominica has had. Keep on doing the good work .
    Team Dominica for the development of Da.

    • August 9, 2018

      Best Prime Minister my …. He should go invest in a real job and come back and talk about investment goals. Go pay Pinard with your investment monies and come back.

  15. Sisserou
    August 8, 2018

    Good move, we need people with new and fresh ideas, not these passport selling junkies. :-?

  16. Perfect Idiot
    August 8, 2018

    I mean why is Skerrit, the victim of the deal run ahead of Ross to defend Ross and Ms. Mottley who got the better side of the deal? You realize Skerrit ran ahead of Ross to blame Maria and Erica? Let’s take our time to digest what the PM said below when ge was surrounded by his possie friends https://www.dominicavibes.dm/business-248575/. Does Skerrit according to his statement, sound like someone that was disappointed and even upset that Ross breached their agreement or, he sounded like he pushed Ross out like a couple that had been married for 20 yrs but were unhappy because of unfaithfulness and one could not wait for the other to die so they could marry their concubine? I mean before Ross even announced they were leaving Dominica Skerrit was already telling landlords that something just as good as Ross might be coming just as seen with the coconut factory after Erika. Boy soooooo many questions at this time

  17. Bob Denis
    August 8, 2018

    Mr Linton is entitled to say whatever he wants to say, the truth of the matter is , Maria played a role in Ross leaving for greener pastures. The people of Portsmouth were actually stake holders, but did they deliver valuables with their exorbitant rental prices? What Mr Linton needs to do, and i’ve said it many times, is that he has no other choice , but to embark on an Island Educational tour, while at the same time seeng the conditions the people are currently living under. This is the time to dump the MONKEY SUIT AND TIE and get dirty.

    • RasB
      August 9, 2018

      I agree!! Too much talking and very little doing!! It seems that our politician are good at releasing hot air but more would be gained if the opposition got down to work, roll up its collective sleeves and put Dominica first. The opposition parties need to come together because this Ross Departure is a National Crisis, worst than Erica or Maria!!

      See with Erica and Maria, the international community recognising that those were natural disasters were and are still willing to assist, but the departure of Maria was the self inflicted disaster of the Punjab Doctor, so there will be no foreign assistance….It was man made, self inflicted, so heaven help us!!!

      My suggest start is to get all the opposition forces together and allow them to speak with one voice. Mr Linton show leadership, reach out publicly to the Freedom party, you will loose nothing but gain everything in terms of respect and leadership. This is time for national unity not a whole bag of chat.

    • waypapa
      August 9, 2018

      Yes Rob Denis the people delivery to ross was more value than they received. The issue was the lack of govt support in providing infrastructure and other needs that they were voted to supply. Maria was icing on the cake not the reason. Stop making excusing while trying to sound cute. It is so easy to spot the APOLOGISTS

  18. Perfect Idiot
    August 8, 2018

    After listening to the press conference of the great educator, Lennox Linton and listened to clips of Vince Henderson, Mr. Marie, Mr. Volney and a caller of Q95 that the host of talk on the block, Matt referred to as peter I was so well educated that I had to ask myself some questions such as, 1. If Skerrit could let Ross walk away from an agreement that they signed 3 years ago and instead of holding Ross responsible for breach of contract, shouldn’t Dominicans be very concerned about other contracts he signed with other countries like the MOU with China? 2.If a novice with less than 3 months on the job could trick a seasoned pM with 14 years experience, shouldn’t us be very concerned about his passport deals with his passport agents? 3. Why Volney, Vince Henderson, Peter and other laborites blaming Ms. Mottley while they try to cover their coward Skerrit? 4, Did Skerrit and his friends walk away with an under the table deal from Barbados or Ross? Just asking because I cant…

    • Nature Isle
      August 9, 2018

      A novice indeed. Perhaps you should look at her credentials.

  19. Righteous
    August 8, 2018

    “The United Workers Party will engage in stakeholder consultations with Dominica, Dominicans [at] home and abroad on an agenda to secure an investment from the Adtalem Global Education and other similar investment partners capable of delivering within 2 to 3 years, the economic benefits generated by Ross University,” he said.

    Why would Adtalem engage the UWP at this time after opting to pull their Medical School out of Dominica after 40 years. AGE made an economic decision as a “for profit” entity. Easy access and no immediate extensive cost in building will be factors which will contribute to increase profits due to higher student enrollment and less expenses for Adtalem. Coupled with the fact that Barbados tend to be less affected by the devastating hurricanes, a venture such as mentioned by the opposition leader will be more economical for Adtalem in Barbados. A venture like this in Dominica for Adtalem would be charity work and at last check Adtalem is not interested in…

  20. Perfect Idiot
    August 8, 2018

    I am the perfect Idiot but Skerrit needs to clear the air here. 1. It was Skerrit that told us in May 2018 that in May that since Maria investors are flocking to Dominica and he took credit for that. 2.Why is he now blaming Erica and Maria for the depature of Ross? 3. He said 3 yrs ago he and Ross renewed the agreement for more 25 years. Three years ago takes us to 2015, the year of Erica. Why did Ross not leave after Erica but leaving now? 4.Did the agreement state that in the event of another storm Ross could break the agreement? 5. If not, why Skerrit on the day of his announcement chose to race with Ross and blamed Erica and Maria for the departure of Ross, even before Ross made an official announcement, instead of holding them responsible for breach of contract? 6. Why didn’t Skerrit ask Ms. Mottley to house Ross for 2019 so he could put things in place for 2020? 7.How did Skerrit allow a novice like Ms. Mottley with less than 3 months on the job trick a 14 yr veteran like him?

    • %
      August 8, 2018

      Skerrit will blame everything but his incompetence…He can’t speak properly,he can’t govern,he is lazy,he juxtaposeshimself with God.Which investor can take Skerrit seriously?
      Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

  21. Perfect Idiot
    August 8, 2018

    Boy we need a serious investigation in this matter because we see and hear Skerrit and members of his government make a lot of contradicting and misleading statements in this Ross saga.
    1. Skerrit blames Erika and Maria for causing Ross to leave. But here is what he says in May of 2018, about investors FLOCKING to Da since Maria: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/general/pm-skerrit-says-investors-flocking-to-dominica-after-maria/comment-page-1/. So according to him Maria did not cause businesses to leave like in other country but instead they flocked in DA.

    2. If according to him 3 years ago he and Ross renewed partnership for another 25 years, then WHY did Ross breach the contract and go and they are not sued for breach of contract? Was their a clause that allowed them to go in the event of a hurricane? 3.Shouldn’t Skerrit hold them to their agreement instead of giving them a way out because of Maria? Here is Skerrit:
    https://www.dominicavibes

  22. Looking on
    August 8, 2018

    These are the most intelligent, promising and uplifting ideas I’ve heard over few days. Brilliant move Team UWP.

  23. Roland Alan Mitchell
    August 8, 2018

    Mr Linton,
    Don’t you think this is too little too late.
    All the while you were leader of the opposition, why did you not highlight this Ross problem.
    Keeping Ross University is akin to a man having a girlfriend,. If he wants her to stay with him, he must work every day at keeping her. Therefore over the 40 years, we should have been looking at all the avenues that we needed to follow, including an international airport, new teaching hospitals, roads, housing etc to make university life fabulous for Ross. Just look at what Barbados is doing to entice Ross to their shores, and learn form it. I believe that Mr Linton, you are as culpable as Mr Skerrit.

    Nothing can be done at this late stage to entice Ross back. This is a divorce, for worse. Get real Lennox. Mishack- your father would have told you so.

    Politicians must take responsibility and not sleep on the job. Infighting between parties is not good enough. Opposition is there to alert people to the risks to the country.

    • %
      August 8, 2018

      This could not have been addressed because lazy,incompetent and dotard Skerrit is not accountable to you and to Dominicans.In fact Mia Motley almost had her press conference,before lazy Skerrit told Dominicans anything.What a disgrace to see Ross leave our shores because of a disgraceful DLP.While all the idiots were sharing food for votes,the bajans were working.
      Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

    • CCCC
      August 9, 2018

      How and why would Ross listen to the leader of the opposition, when it’s the current ministers that could oficially sign off on any agreement on Dominica’s behalf? Did you not hear the row between the opposition and DLP over the lack of ANY information on the Ross situation during the recent parliamantary budget debate?

      While Linton’s ideas may be great, the fact remains that elections have consequences and the MINISTERS (finance, employment, MP for Portsmouth) are the ones that can make or break such a relationship with Ross.

    • noface
      August 9, 2018

      So by your logic you are saying that if he get crippled and he cannot work again then she going and leave him for another Man. Which is exactly the case with Ross. Talk about putting your eggs in one basket. The problem does not lie with keeping one girlfriend then. It simply means having many girlfriends as a back up plan so if in case one leaves then there are many more to fill her place.

  24. Franky
    August 8, 2018

    Well done linton …you already know them malbohoe laborites will comment and say all type of things… these people are at damn stupid I doeno how people can be so illiterate until they have a man up like their God. .. and they not benefiting a sheet from him… these labourite are the most foolish set of people on the face of the earth … damn coonomoonou da sacray mal bouick
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  25. KID ON THE BLOCK
    August 8, 2018

    Oh boy! Desperation for power can cause anything. Linton, words are cheap and things are easier said than done. Ross has turned it’s back because of you and your party and it’s supporters behavoir. You and your supporters are causing too much touble in the country. You all have turned Dominica to a TRIBAL STATE and a WAR ZONE. Your vile preaching, behavior, and actionS are threathening to investors AND VISITORS. Lennox, you are the problem not the solution.

    • Roy Williams
      August 9, 2018

      If you really believe Hon Lennox Linton is the problem and not the solution, you could not be thinking of Roosevelt Skeritt as the solution.

    • Concerned citizen
      August 9, 2018

      Is people like yall that have thw country so…the government that have the country so ..let the man give ideas for frowth in the country our current government is not doing enough for us stop encourage his nonesense

    • DA Fails
      August 9, 2018

      I glad you know words are cheap likkle laborat, Labor in power but they still talking sh*t about what they going and DO

    • My Opinion
      August 9, 2018

      I really wonder if Dominican are so stupid when I read these comments. If the written of this comment really means what he/she has written I would prefer wait until it’s all over (total collapse of the country) before addressing such person. Because people with such opinions are politically blind and there is nothing anyone can say that would change their minds. It is such attitude why Ross is in Barbados and not Dominica. Why I say so….the people of Barbados has taken a Grand Bay and Portsmouth seats (in St. John and St. Lucy) never previously won by the BLP and turned it around because they voted on issues not with their party blinders. Laborites in Barbados said enough is enough and voted out the DLP. They were smart enough to vote DEM out and WIN ROSS. So keep flying your DLP flags until, they collapse the cruise/tourism industry and what ever if left of the country then offer all citizens $1,000 per month for living expenses. I suspect that what many of use would prefer.

  26. Ray
    August 8, 2018

    I look forward to the excellent ideas that you and your team will be able to put into practice after UWP forms the government after next general election. Your ideas are so good that out forces the labor party government to adopt them. However, with an incapable team they are having little success.
    We need new leadership in dominica. It should not be long from now.
    God bless Dominica.

  27. mine
    August 8, 2018

    All of a sudden you are promising Possie Wow god is watching and he know everything Lennox.

  28. Man bites dogs
    August 8, 2018

    What do you call five rabbits walking backwards in a row, answer: Utd. Walkers party!!!

    • viewsexpressed
      August 9, 2018

      Joseph John,, where were you? The UWP people were about visiting villages. I know so because I saw them. Where were you. Guess you have nothing to write about so you making up a story to make the worse Inept PM look and feel good. Well Skerrit is on his way out with his failed team. Skerrit must Go….Hon Linton and g=his Team will be in to govern our island decently

    • viewsexpressed
      August 9, 2018

      The answer is a Man bites Dog followed by a failed Labour corrupt voleur lazy worse PM and government Domininca has ever see. Man Bite Dogs keep barking corrupt liars talk. Will always remain that man as a flea on the back of dog. Woof woof …enjoy your dirty journey. Yu make no sense to us. Go talk to Skerrit…there you are able to bite……

      • Man bites dogs
        August 9, 2018

        Viewsexpressed you have stolen the words Woof woof from me and i could sue you for that big time but as you are a little next to nothing sueing will be a waste of time, by the way man bites dogs like you lots Ok!!!

  29. RasB
    August 8, 2018

    This foolishness of political tribalism must stop!!!It is obvious that Dominica has again been failed by the Dr Skerritt who in dealing with the impending Ross departure displayed painfully poor leadership. Surely, he must have been given a ‘heads up’ of Ross’s intention but instead of addressing the issue maturely and responsibly, an element of immaturity has been displayed. He could have easily consulted with the various political leaders and stake holders in the country on devising a formula by which they could save this 30% of Dominica’s GDP. Surely this threat should have taken on national significance, since one third of the country’s GDP was being lost, but instead he apparently kept it a secret (since ministers of Government were as shocked as we all were) and is trying to lie his way out of this implosion.
    Linton has just displayed his ineptitude with this wanton pie in sky approach, Ken Vital seemed a bit more intelligent. It would therefore seem that we needed…

  30. RasB
    August 8, 2018

    This foolishness of political tribalism must stop!!!It is obvious that Dominica has again been failed by the Dr Skerritt who in dealing with the impending Ross departure displayed painfully poor leadership. Surely, he must have been given a ‘heads up’ of Ross’s intention but instead of addressing the issue maturely and responsibly, an element of immaturity has been displayed. He could have easily consulted with the various political leaders and stake holders in the country on devising a formula by which they could save this 30% of Dominica’s GDP. Surely this threat should have taken on national significance, since one third of the country’s GDP was being lost, but instead he apparently kept it a secret (since ministers of Government were as shocked as we all were) and is trying to lie his way out of this implosion.

    Sad! Sad! Sad. Linton in his utterances has just displayed his ineptitude but Ken Vital seemed a bit more intelligent. It would therefore seem that we needed…

  31. A blast from
    August 8, 2018

    Many ,many moons ago someone told LL in a news paper article ” A weak member was no laughing matter.”Many yrs ago, Skerrit as a little titiwee minister crooked Pierro by going behind his back and negotiate with China at their regional embassy in the same B/dos lol like in ArL James’s( “The same old Roseau River or like the calypso The Old Speaker) There’s a adage- “He who lives by the sword dies by the sword” Mia crooked him now after breakfast. Reminds me of Jeff Scottland who once boasted he had coffee with Mamo lol! out side Diane’s shop on Hillsborough street. Skerrit was a crook from the on start .I did not know this guy 20 plus yrs ago where he sprang from . Don’t care to know him either. heard him for the very first time when Charles Pierre passed. he was criticizing another one like himself “Instru” about dying his hair as it was gray lol I told my wife we have a JA pm she disagreed now she has recanted. The state of P/mouth and by extension is no laughing…

  32. Gnatel
    August 8, 2018

    This may be one of the best ideas coming from the UWP. I won’t be surprise if their have been discussions with Adtalem on this idea (….provide clinical training for studies while treating American patients with American standard medical service, for a fraction of the US cost.)

    One of the major challenges for many medical students is getting the appropriate clinical training/attachment. This would be almost impossible at QEH in Barbados as there is a limited number of spots available annually which is always taken up by Barbadian students (they gave a Dominica student a spot this year I think). So there should be no doubt that Adtalem /Ross would be willing to “Pay back” and even thank Dominica if should hospital could be established.

    I am subject to correction, but I have not heard the idea of engaging in stakeholder consultations before from the UWP. An excellent idea which worked well for mam. I hope I am not reading to much into these 2 ideas which might mean…….

  33. zandoli
    August 8, 2018

    Linton, that is a bit of a stretch. If these people pulled their school out of Dominica (for whatever reason), why do you think they would rebuild the place to replace it with a hospital? It would be infinitely cheaper to repair it to conduct classes.

    • Annon
      August 8, 2018

      You are dead wrong. 1st the buildings were not climate resistant, 2nd Ross valued direct flights into Dominica, which I’m sure UWP will build an intl airport, 3rd proposing exploring phyto medicines and hemp-derived products is the wave of the future. So it’s not a stretch and folks at Adtalem and Ross are aware that means money.

      • zandoli
        August 9, 2018

        Neither one of us knows if this proposal will bear fruit, but I would not bet the farm on this one for the reasons I indicated.

    • Peace
      August 8, 2018

      That was my exact thought! Another pie in the sky

  34. %
    August 8, 2018

    Now this is sensible talk coming from a clever,astute,articulate,well lettered patriot.Skerrit and his team lacks the ability,capacity, will and even foresight to negotiate. Austrie told us he and Skerrit negotiated for 19 hours in China(a gargantuan LIE) and we are still asking for what.
    Ross/Adtalem still has a strong affinity with Dominica,its just that they were frustratdd by a lazy PM/government.In fact the CEO for Ad Talem said “””With Barbados,they have found a government that is biassed in getting things done””‘.This means that Skerrit is idiotic and lazy.Skerrit’s government has 18 MISLEADERS,whose concern is divisive politics only,and he can’t lead by example.This is disgraceful governance.
    Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
    This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

    • viewsexpressed
      August 8, 2018

      Well said…I concur, excellent delivery from this statesman and Prime Minister n waiting.

      This Odd Minister Skerrit is n his way out and he must Go….his time has passed…he has been a total failure and killed out industries, economy and much more and people like Titus Francis in Ossie talking and tapping BS abut this and that.
      Titus Shut up if yo have nothing of substance to do and talk about. Your corrupt Labour party has failed and your so called lacks in leadership, social development tactics, only good as a hand out money guy. Skerrit is a failure.

    • Man bites dogs
      August 8, 2018

      Goat i hope Linton is paying you well for all that election campaign you putting in! your little ahole Mama man.

      • Sisserou
        August 8, 2018

        Man go bite the dogs and get off the internet :cry:

      • Neville
        August 9, 2018

        Long time ago I stopped taking you seriously!

      • Man bites dogs
        August 9, 2018

        All off you running away from man bites dogs because iam quicker and smarter than hell most of you rat bags, I have relatives and friends in that rat bags party and i know exactly how that lots thinks, you as outsiders don’t know a thing about so-called opposition leader and that stupid losers party. But i have always said it is your choice Iam not here to tell you who to support but just be civilized about it.

    • Love U more
      August 8, 2018

      % Why do YOU stop talking your medication? After grieving a press conference for publicity you are turning around and complementing yourself. SELF proclaimed messiah. Thanks again for the snake oil. Your political agenda is falling, in other words it’s voodoo Politricks. You are presently collecting a Check you have not worked for. How often do YOU visit YOUR constituency %?

    • Joseph John
      August 8, 2018

      This is just talk. Hot air from a balloon , noise from a la poe cabwit. In the22 years that UWP have been in existence what is their track record. This one term can do nothing but talk, annoy and agitate. Linton and is crew bought a man who claim he is an expert in essential oils production during election…..bravo…but where is he after election. This is a private sector activity so you do not have to be the government in power to do something positive. After Maria Cat 5, they never even mentioned the word “oils” Go figure.
      Those guys are ppaid to be in Parliament which the attend twice a year …..like work for one week, easy street, waist of time and money, and like idle hands they can only doo mischief . Go figure.

      • mine
        August 9, 2018

        With all their mischief burning Roseau and Salisbury streets riots these were unsafe for the students can put an impact on Ross. Thanks to UWP.

    • August 8, 2018

      Well well well you Dominican not easy do some of you ever go back and read what you write we are putting division in our beautiful country because some of us can get on the computer and express our
      feelings does mean we have to tear down our country we must remember that Domcan timber left Dominica Mining company left Dominica we survive the carpet factory in Portsmouth left we survive tell me why is this the one that Dominican want to take so hard remember some of you say boycott Barbados deport Barbadians but we must remember Dominicans have business in Barbados to so we must be care careful what we are asking for on the other hand lets try to unite the country now is not the time to blame each other lets be strong don’t mater which party ruling its our Dominica lets make it stronger

      • Joseph John
        August 9, 2018

        Mr Hussey……many of us would like to see unity in Dominica because where ever they are their spirits will always be in Dominica. Many people who have retired in the USA and Europe HAD and I mean HAD plans to return home , in fact many returned before 2014, when they came back to vote they were treated like traitors by opposition forces. In spite of the fact that if you are Dominican you have the democratic and constitutional right to vote regardless of your place of residence. Then if you have an issue approach to politics and approach politics with a reasonable stance, those who disagree with you will call you all kinds of names and even try to degrade your parents and your family. You can see this on facebook and DNO every day. I mean attacking even children.
        Opposition forces have nothing to offer but disunity and BOYCOTT, AND DISPARAGING THE COUNTRY. Disparaging the country create toxic political environment. These BRAGGADOIOS do not want a united developed Dominica

        ADMIN: Where on this site is anyone attacking children? Are you inferring that these attacks occur only on facebook and DNO and that it is somehow against only one political viewpoint?

  35. Lol
    August 8, 2018

    THis man always amazes me. Maria devastated our Island and every organization you can think of gave something to our beautiful Island to help ease the pain but UWP did not see it fit to give or help get a bottle of water for Dominican but now Linton want to promise the world to Portsmouth people, what a loser.

    • %
      August 8, 2018

      Is either you are desperately evil,or you are misinformed.Your gutter politics and adulterated puffery must be taken for what it is.Help was offered.Go to Joseph Isaac the man you all allegedly involved in a couple d’etat, and ask him.Your disingenuinity is from the pit of hell.Dont sink Dominica deeper than lazy Skerrit had brought it.
      Good move Honourable Patriot!
      Where The Wicked Rule The People MOURN
      This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

      • viewsexpressed
        August 8, 2018

        Amen,,,very evil, extremely Wicked. They have failed us.

    • Pat
      August 8, 2018

      The orgs gave it to D’a but politicians were the ones dishing out, and up till now only some of it got dished out, how was he to get any? I’m sure you know how.

    • DA Fails
      August 9, 2018

      Only reason why Linton is a Loser in my eyes, is because he put his neck out for Dumbnicans. I going and risk my repuation for dumbnicans, allu will stay so :lol: :lol: :lol:

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