Vital urges Dominicans to come together to fight for justice and economic development

Vital addressing the UWP “Billion Dollar” meeting

Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party, Kent Vital, has said that in order for the economy and justice in Dominica to be restored, citizens need to be united.

Vital was providing the context for his decision to address the UWP “Billion Dollar” meeting which was held in Roseau recently.

“We need to restore our country, but the way we need to do it is through unity and I will not subject myself to hate anyone what so ever…the Freedom Party is an independent party and we will continue to  be an independent party fighting for Dominica…we will work with anyone who wants to fight for righteousness, anyone who wants to fight for truth, anyone who wants to fight for the people of Dominica…we will work with them,” Vital told the large gathering of UWP supporters and other concerned Dominicans.

He listed some of his concerns with regard to what is happening in the country.

“We have to restore justice in our land. Our police force must practice impartiality; they must not attack the people; they must not favor a particular political party. Our court system must uphold our justice in our land….we have to restore freedom, we have to push and continue to demand free and fair elections,” Vital told the crowd. “…We have to restore our country’s economy… we have to restore dignity in our country… we have to ensure that our farmers can be independent once again… we have to ensure that we promote our people to be entrepreneurs.”

The DFP leader also pointed to unemployment and high poverty as major issues which he believes have been caused by the leadership of the prime minister.

“All for each and each for all,” he stressed, referring to the final words of the Dominica National Anthem which he read in full. “That is the very embodiment of the name of Dominica, a country that supposed to be for all of us, a country where we are supposed to care not just about ourselves but we are supposed to care about those who help us to be successful.”

Vital lamented what he described as Dominica’s descent into an abyss under the stewardship of Prime Minister Skerrit.

“There is high poverty…there is high unemployment; our youth are not encouraged,,,,Our economy is weak and even in their attempt to develop the economy, they don’t seem to understand that it takes a lot of good strategy and good thinking,” he remarked. “We depend on the sales of passports, what’s going to happen when that’s going to go away? … it will go away because of the corrupt management of the program.”

He said selling passports to crooks, criminals and unsavory characters can hurt other countries and the interest of the Europeans and cause them to withdraw visa-free access for those with Dominican passports.

Vital said this is an important time in Dominica for all citizens to come together and fight for the country’s development as one people.

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27 Comments

  1. Silver fox
    September 15, 2019

    This guy Vital needs to get back to the hills under a mango tree and smoke his dope the man is confuse workers /freedom man make your mind up and get a life!!

  2. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    September 14, 2019

    Justice and accountability from yours truly the self appointed minister of finance as to what he did with the missing millions of dollars from his C B I fraud program. The authorities, INTERPOL need to check his overseas personal bank accounts for large deposits of US dollars in bank transfers.

  3. Lin clown
    September 14, 2019

    VITAL ,there was a DFP only in name.In 1980 we Labourites voted DFP to teach PATRICK JOHN a lesson.The last three(3) elections DLP have won without the HELP of DFP,just as DLP did before 1980.VITAL why do you think Miss Charles told DLP and DFP unite to KICK UWP out of office? UWP has never had the RESPECT of the MAJORITY of DOMINICANS.UWP best showing with the electorate is 43.67% in 2005.VITAL there is no MORE DFP because you JOHNSON BOSTON, and others have BETRAYED Miss Charles.We are going all out to make sure every single DFP candidate lose their DEPOSIT.UWP must lose the next election,with or without electoral reform.We the majority are going with NO ELECTORAL REFORM.The Prime Minister has the support of the vast majority of DOMINICANS who believe ,he is too SOFT.Dominicans will make UWP pay for abandoned them after Hurricane Maria VITAL there is nothing like ASS-U-ME ,DLP win.DLP MUST WIN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.Miss Charles must be turning in her grave.GONZALEZ.TRAITORS ,DFP

  4. Love Dominica
    September 14, 2019

    Skerrit and the DLP have Dominica looking like a s***hole country. Election year they doing everything just to get votes. Then back to the same crap. Our government has collected hundreds of millions of Dollars on behalf of Dominica over the years and what have they done?
    They put it in bank accounts and slowly use it to buy people. They are using the money to buy support because without the money, they have nothing else to show. No job creation, no new infrastructure, only handouts and coolouts and free apartments.
    Skerrit and his incompetent DLP must Go!
    It is the only way to ensure our country’s survival. We can either choose DLP or our country. I choose country!

  5. Blaze
    September 14, 2019

    Cannot speak for all the constituencies in DA but I can unequivocally speak for SENJOE.

    ALL FREEDOM SUPPORTERS TUNED LABOUR AT THE 2000 MERGER AND IT HAS BEEN THIS WAY SINCE. Your “former” Party supporters caused the current situation. Good luck with trying to get them back on your side.

  6. the city observer.
    September 13, 2019

    Kent thanks for standing for integrity, never go on any talk show with Darryl again, he is so bellow you level of intelligence and you totally exposed how daft he really is. The cote of the year is i don’t defend people, i defend truth. I totally love it.

  7. Bwa-Banday
    September 13, 2019

    Bro Vital I hear you loud and clear.

    WHATEVER HAPPENED to that Samantha lady with PPOD? Did she lost her voice? I thought she was for country and not self. Calling PPOD! Lend us your voice for country like Br.Vital just did please, souplay. Can you hear me now??

  8. September 13, 2019

    The Economy is strong and there has been lots of positive developments going on in Dominica. What more do you want, Vital? You would be better off grooming your head once and for all and get a real life. Learn to appreciate all what is going on around you today, Vital. I know you want your share of the CBI money but, you wont get any.

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    • FEDup
      September 13, 2019

      Such a dumb comment to make. Majority of these blind comments in support of Skerrit not even the party just one man brackets Dominicans as jack………. Get your head out your backside and start to think about the good of the country for you and the future generation. SKERRIT bread well butter and in more than one country

    • RandyX
      September 14, 2019

      You mean the passport economy is strong, the other areas of the economy are none existing! As far as development is concerned, the only developments in DA happening are those that are being financed by passports but belong to private individuals like Nassief, Raphael, Allick, McIntyre etc.
      By rights the state of DA should be the majority shareholder of these developments but unfortunately the state doesn’t even get a single share in exchange. As for you ‘DS’ you clearly are a member of this gang!

  9. viewsexpressed
    September 13, 2019

    “Vital urges Dominicans to come together to fight for justice and economic development” Good observation Vital, great idea. We need our people to wake up from this abuse going on now for too long, over 19 years, meaning that this incompetent Skerrit has failed us and our Dominica. We are over twenty years behind in development and we have currently an antiquated, overstayed failed Labour government with the worse Prime (Odd) Minister in Dominica. In future may have to ask all political parties that they screen their candidates who wish to serve as Prime Minister that they are matured, sufficiently knowledgeable of socio-economic development, ability to represent our people in Dominica and at the regional and international levels. We no longer need any immature Skerro person, who just wants a sit but lacks leadership, diplomacy, and all the other qualities that are needed to hold this position. No more Bobol, and thievery but to serve our nature Isle and our people.
    Skerrit Get Lost…

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    • For Sure
      September 13, 2019

      Apparently Views Express, you don’t have the ability to comprehend! What you are repeating that’s what he said, therefore, if I read his speech, there’s no reason for yours! To Mr. Vital, your version of the DFP isn’t that of Mary Eugina Charles, rather you are the extended branch of the UWP. I detested the 2 major parties, so I saw the resurrection of the DFP as genuine and good, but the founders of the DFP are rolling over to see you join forces with these traitors. Ma Moe SUED them. Research!

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      • Real Dominican
        September 13, 2019

        For Sure.

        Your point is not valid.

        It was the same party you hated that, the DFP, that joined with DLP to win in 2000.

        When they joined with DLP they are good but when they join with UWP they are bad. Your position is flawed.

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  10. Lenpro
    September 13, 2019

    If two political parties combine trying to get a ruling administration out of office with that small crow, something is not wright. Kent, all you have done is motivate the DLP supporters to vote Labour. If you guys are not filing a lawsuit against the Skerrit administration for missing funds, the people will perceive this tactic are false allegations. The DLP will win the next general election. Mark my words.

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    • Eddy A
      September 13, 2019

      The UWP and DFP need to pull on one rope from now on for the sake of our country. The opposition needs to stand together and get this rogue regime down.

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  11. viewsexpressed
    September 13, 2019

    My people, read this please, it is serious about the future of our children, our people and our nature Isle Dominica. “Vital urges Dominicans to come together to fight for justice and economic development”
    These two themes, “Justice and economic Development” are well positioned that Vital asks of us to take our development seriously for the sake of our up coming children and our adults today who are working hard to meet this journey that we are disciplined to raise the profile and opportunities for our people and our blessed nature Isle “Dominica” that immature Skerrit and his failed, incompetent, corrupted Labour government have failed us.
    This incompetent Skerrit government have failed us and has ruined our Dominica, our agricultural products where our farmers are no longer cultivate their heavy produce well packaged for sale no longer happens and therefore have lost cash. Skerrit now operates this fraudulent Red Clinic from his office. We welcome Hon Linton & professinal…

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    • You
      September 14, 2019

      Views expressed, stop your crocodile tears. % don’t add insults to injury, by claiming your love for the children. What happened to the scholarships that were meant for the Marigot Constuituency? Using the elderly as your pawn will backfire, because you called them the greedy not the needy. In front of a live audience you called young Dominican women prostitution. Out of Desperation, now you have so much love for a country you want to destroy, because of your hatred for 1 man. In other words which ever direction the wind blows you are singing in that directions. That’s your pernicious political ideology!

  12. Lin clown
    September 13, 2019

    VITAL,There is unity in the Labour built Dominica.Unity to make sure EVERY single DFP candidate lose their DEPOSIT.Unity to make sure UWP NEVER get back into office.Your BS about selling passport will not WORK.Did you know SKERRIT brought in CLEAR HARBOUR with 834 workers?He introduced the NEP with 3,400 workers He introduced the YES WE CARE 243 people involved.Almost 3,000 students enrolled at the COLLEGE because of SKERRIT.That is what UNITY is all about These people and their FAMILY will NEVER VOTE,DFP or UWP.

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  13. James
    September 13, 2019

    Well said brother , the PM thinks that he is a whole universe in himself

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  14. Ibo France
    September 13, 2019

    Mr. Vital made some salient points indeed. Dominica is going nowhere under the stewardship of an inept leader and his sheep-like morons. More and more citizens and residents are falling below the poverty line. Vagrants are now everywhere in the country. There is nothing concretely planned to help these people. There has been nothing transformative from this administration for twenty years. The country needs to be rescued from these diabolical miscreants before it is reduced to ashes. Only unity of purpose by the electors will get this goal accomplished. Let’s do it together.

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  15. RandyX
    September 13, 2019

    Vital is of course right. Things in Dominica have to change. We can not continue to allow Skerrit to do with our passports what he wants and make up new rules as he goes along. First and foremost we want to see independently audited CBI account as well as PetroCaribe accounts.

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  16. September 12, 2019

    It seems like he vital join the ban wagon. 2 against 1 hehe.

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  17. Dominica Sold Boy
    September 12, 2019

    Here are the SEVEN plagues Roosevelt Skerrit used to destroy our country:
    1. Divided us. Not one family, house, church council, sports group, school that is not divided
    2. Killed our banana industry.
    3. Destroyed our coconut / copra industry
    4. Got rid of Ross University
    5. Destroyed Sports.
    6. Created unemployment
    7. Permanently destroyed the image and value of our passport.

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    • RandyX
      September 15, 2019

      You forget a few:
      8. misappropriation of state funds, in particular from the CBI program and PetroCaribe
      9. boycotting of ventures that would have given employment amongst other advantages to the people of DA (abattoir, coffee factory, geothermal)

  18. Gouvelma
    September 12, 2019

    Vital truth be told lime you I am a member of the Dominica Freedom Party. However this election is much too important to fractionize. Dominica needs to be saved from the brutal dictator Skerritt. We cannot fight against ourselves and allow Skerrit to continue to ride rough shod on the country. For this reason I call on you to sit out this election. The day after elections we resemble and reenergize the freedom party machine and get ready for the next election. However for this one I am sorry I have to join forces with the UWP to unseat the corrupt labor party. Dominica needs to be rescued. As a United front we surely can and will beat the labor party. Join me and let us join the UWP to save Dominica.

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  19. Not Me Alone
    September 12, 2019

    United we stand divided we fall. Unfortunately one of the first things Skerrit did was to divide us and keep us divided. So not only is PM taking bread from us and give them to foreigners but he has the country split in two and everyday it getting worse. The family he divided, the church he divided, the villages and towns he divided, we see division in the village / town councils around the country. the man has successfully divided everything and that’s why I am calling on Dominican to come together to unite the country. I was a DFP, turned DLP and now UWP but it’s not about party people. We need to unite the country and the only way I see that happening is for Skerrit to go by all means necessary. This country is sick and very sick; in fact sick unto death and we need to fix that. The only way forward I see is 1. Skerrit MUST go 2. Declare the country as a state of emergency 3. Because of the state of emergency appoint Mr. Vital as interim PM to prepare us for election

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  20. %
    September 12, 2019

    Vital i have been listening to you intently over the past few months..You seem to be maturing very quickly in the political arena..You exude love for country, and always speak of a just society where everyone can participate, unlike Skerrit who does not care a “darn” about the country he has destroyed! His famous quote is to compare himself with God!!! I wonder which God the fool is referring to!!
    Well Done Vital!!!
    Skerrit whey is di money?
    Skerrit Whey is di money?
    Skerrit Whey is di money?

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