I will not be the DLP candidate – Gloria Shillingford

Gloria Shillingford, Athenia Benjamin
Gloria Shillingford, Athenia Benjamin

It’s straight from the horse’s mouth.  Gloria Shillingford will not be on the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) ticket in the next general election.

Shillingford, who won the Wesley constituency for the DLP in the last general election, has told Dominica News Online “I will not be the DLP candidate for the upcoming general elections.”

Now the question is whether Athenia Benjamin, who made an unsuccessful bid for the DLP Wesley candidacy in 2009, will be the one to replace “Teacher Glo” Shillingford this time.

There have been recent reports that Benjamin has been working overtly and aggressively, to represent the DLP in Wesley at the next election.

She is regarded as “a distraction” by some members of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Wesley constituency association but Benjamin is not bothered and is determined to be the DLP choice for the next poll. She’s been busy lobbying and campaigning and is very confident of her place on the DLP ticket as is borne out in the latest post on her face book page which states:

“It’s a done deal………Athenia Benjamin, the Candidate for the Dominica Labour Party in the Wesley Constituency for the next General Election.”

But according to a DLP source in Wesley, “It’s not a done deal” because the association has not approved her candidacy.

“All she is doing is creating problems as she did in the last general elections when she came from Canada vying to be the candidate. This time around is the same but the PM is pushing her and he wants Teacher Glo out but we are resisting that move,” the source said.

“We don’t want her, where is her CV, she is not liked and people are disgruntled because of her behaviour as she tries to impose herself on us,” one member of the DLP Wesley constituency association told DNO.

Benjamin, DNO was told, has been a resident of Canada for the past 32 years and there are questions as to whether she is qualified to be a candidate. “All that needs to be researched and sorted out but we want Teacher Glo,” the DLP source said.

“She is causing division among us just to outshine Teacher Glo, she is lobbying hard and is supported in her quest by the PM who shows disrespect to us by not consulting us about our choice of candidate and we will have none of it,” the source said.

But if Shillingford herself is putting up any resistance to the DLP leader’s wish, it is not being expressed publicly.

Reports are that she has been offered an ambassadorial appointment if the DLP wins the election but she refused to answer that question when it was put to her by a DNO reporter.

“I am not ready to make any statement. Persons can say what they have to say, when we clear out what we have, I will make a statement,” she said. “I however, can confirm to you that I will not be the DLP candidate for the upcoming general elections.”

Will it be Athenia Benjamin? Sources say she does have the support of some members of the constituency association and according to one political observer in Wesley, dissent within the group notwithstanding, Prime Minister Skerrit is expected to get his wish.

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182 Comments

  1. May 21, 2014

    Why is it that at every election a government in power has to change candidates and has problems finding proper candidates. This should say alot about the government, if the government and party in power could govern properly, they would not have to find themselves in such situation. A government is not about one man, this says alot about Skeritt that no one can work with him. Vote them out!

  2. May 21, 2014

    Let Us not Be distracted People! THE TRUTH WILL REVEAL The Things that are hidden. Let Us Wait On THE LORD Doing The Work We Must , Unto His Honor And Glory. Time!
    All The Things We Do and Speak. Blessings and curses, Knowing and Remembering What goes out, is recorded, and Reward Received according to his Work (saying or doing) every man.
    Is This teacher vs Subject. Well, Tell Us teacher are you going to teach a subject? There will you tell ahead so We Can Study And Be Ready For The Class, so The Time is well spent and The Subject Area Covered?
    Awake those who sleep THE WORD IS TRUE And The Signs Are Present. Get Ready so you will not Lost, considered Yarde. Deception is not easy. Help Is Here! Excuse Me, Did You Call? Yes , Sir/Madame . Please Say Present Sir or MadameLoud and clear? Clarity when you speak teacher. Thank you.

  3. May 20, 2014

    Because he was the one that chose the grandbay and petite savanne parl reps he is ashame to make them leave but now he is having tough time with them ..none dont want to stand down ..if he alone would run for all the seats i think he would that is how selfish he is ///he think his grand mother die and left it in a will for him /////////////////

  4. May 20, 2014

    i am very happy what S KIRRET is doing to dominicans u will never know ……………the only thing am saying i cant wait for this man down fall ……………..i will be wearing red for sure that day i see his down fall i have red clothe there from last election they gave me so i will make my own dress for that day

  5. Anonymous
    May 20, 2014

    Ask miss benjamin about august o 2000 what happened in canada

  6. Anonymous
    May 20, 2014

    Wait until the cans worms are open up on miss benjamin

    • Anonymous
      May 20, 2014

      And then you will come crawling on your hands and knees to suck up all those worms.

  7. Enlightened politics
    May 20, 2014

    My good people, I am afraid that we have allowed ourselves not to grow as a people and make the changes that we need for ourselves. I read the reports everyday of what a politician did for Tom, Dick or Harry.

    Ask yourselves, “Is that what I want for myself or my children… That we should line up and go get hand outs from one ‘parl rep’ or other minister? That we get 2 blocks or 2 galvanized sheets to make or repair a house?

    That my good people is not development. Giving you monies or hand outs tie you to a system of ‘from hand to mouth’. What you need is the ability to help yourselves. Enough of the begging and crying and ‘jalouzi’ and let’s come together to invest in ourselves and our young people.

    The job of the politicians that we waste so much time talking about, is to create adn maintain an infrastructure that supports that zeal for individual and collective success. The socialist government that runs DOminica does not empower our people enough to do for themselves and feeds of your ignorance. With that they buy your votes!!

    Listen to what they all have to say. Forget party afflilition for a minute and listen to what they haev to say. Make notes and make sound decisions as to whoyou would liek to represent you.

    Whether you like Skerrit or not, is not important. He can be replaced by his party at any time. His position is at the behest of his team. He leads them because they allow him too.

    Our political system votes for a party and not for a prime minister. A change might be necessary or desired in Dominica. Such is politics. The people remain thickle.

    Think for yourselves and do for yourselves. That is the only way forward with the assistance of the state providing avenues for the people to grow. It is not the job of the Government to bring in investors to make hotels or any one of their many promises. Take that away from them and invite people yourselves or pool your 2cents together to built Dominica the way you want it. The dream is not theirs, its ours. Dominicans all around the world. Let us build Dominica for us all, by all of us.

  8. May 19, 2014

    @ EXPIRED CABINET PILL the UWP just got a new leader and all you kicked out RONNIE so the new leader could get a place to be elected

  9. May 19, 2014

    @EXPIRED CABINET PILL THE UWP just got a new leader and ALL YOU KICK out Ronnie already SO WHAT

  10. ????????
    May 19, 2014

    ??????????????????? so answer … Should Glo remain contesting the seat until she perhaps get to the age of or until she dies???? Answer Answer. Are we not free to choose what we want to do????? Again come on all the talk of kick out and reject should stop. You have no evidence of truth in all you are chanting.
    Have you ever heard from the persons themselves…. With persons with mouth like yours .. who wants to remain to represent ungrateful persons who are not objective?? certainly those who mean well will not be encouraged by their families. The lady just lost 2 family members back to back so why not be sympathetic to the lady’s whishes.

  11. Expired Cabinet Pill
    May 19, 2014

    Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us…”

    Teacher Glo, you are not the only one. Take a look at this long crowd of witnesses below:

    PM Rosie Douglas-got pushed out before his death. PM Pirro- got pushed out before his death. Acting PM Osborne Reviere- got pushed out and called it a day. Vince Henderson got pushed out and sent abroad to make sure there was not a challenger, Matthew Walter-was pushed out. Denton Baptist-got pushed out. Kelly Graneau-got pushed out. Ashton Graneau-got kicked out. Mr. Baron-got kicked out. Soufriere parlrep-got kicked out, Rggie Austrie- almost got kicked out but Austrie too big and strong. Even presidents got kicked out. Ms. Gloria Shillingford- got kicked out. Many Dlp Supporters- got kicked out. So who you think will not get kicked out? Soon the DLP will get kicked out so take courage my sister.

    • JIM
      May 19, 2014

      So True!
      That should be a lesson to others.

    • ????????
      May 19, 2014

      It is like there is nothing else but to contest election. So wen you stop is kicked out. Get a life .. one does not have to be in something all the days of their lives. Isn’t there anything more fullfiling to do? Pathetic .. Even in death, one says kicked out. Gosh man people get a life – one can contest today and be gone tomorrow. Contradictory – you are the same one who says that no one should run more than 2 times …. Real confusing folks saying one thing today and another ting tomorrow. ??????????????? Confused face …. What do you all really want???? So what??? All those comments? So is anyone navel string cut in politics that they should stay there forever? All you not reading or hearing your comments. The Lady said she is no longer the DLP Candidate. So what? Come on give negativity a break … She never signed to be in this thing for ever. Some one has to be a candidate for either party. So just wait for the next step when the candidates will be released. Some of you always know what is in someone else’s pot and strange but true not what is in your own pot or your pot burning. Relax and wait for the next announcement….. Always speculating …. Saying things…. This thing should stop .. let us get official news … so we won’t have headache unnecessarily

  12. Expired Cabinet Pill
    May 19, 2014

    Folks, take a look at this map of new faces: From Paix Bouche all the way to Salybia, a total of four constituencies, will be served by new DLP candidates come next election. That’s a very long stretch! I guess that’s a new party with so many new candidates in one straight stretch. When you put all those constituencies together you will see that they form at list 45% of Agriculture. So in other words, Skerrit has inwardly acknowledged that the DLP government has failed farmers and therefore he passing the blame on candidates, starting with the agriculture minister Matthew Walter, who was given time to retire. What I don’t understand is though Skerrit is blaming his candidates for failing he is not taking any of the blame. But didn’t the people of those constituencies as to vote for Skerrit? So if they voted Skerrit, and he failed them, why blame the candidate and not Skerrit?

  13. May 19, 2014

    Lol,look roro in D/A.Cnt wait to see who win.

  14. $51K tax error
    May 19, 2014

    This is the beginning of sorrows and woes. Teacher Gloria, it is sad to see you go in this manner. However, as the minister of community development, it is shameful to see what you allowed Skerrit to do with our Village councils which at one time, served as a bridge between the elected politicians and the community. That is not the case today, as under your watch, you allowed Skerrit to use the council as an extension of his corrupt practices. It was because of conflict of interest our fathers saw it fit not to allow state employees to serve on the council. But take for example what happened in the village of Vieille- case, where the adopted mother of Skerrit, who raised him almost from birth, was made chairperson of the council and you said nothing? You blessed it? You talk about conflict of interest? When those who know better fail to stand for righteousness, evil shall knock at their door. My Grandmother always use to tell us “When we fail to kill the snake in the garden it will come back and bite us in the house,”

    • Osanna Mowanga
      May 19, 2014

      Skerrit really seems to be on his way to becoming a dictator.
      He puts who he wants>
      He does not like Teacher Glo. Doesn’t she know that?
      I am surprised Jono is still there> Is the tall fella that working with CCF he wants.
      He will kick them all out.

  15. 767
    May 19, 2014

    Do you remember that nite in New York?how can you sit and watch Me Douglas?if walls could talk we would all know what you did to get into politics,how you sold out Madame alas papa . If those walls in Ny Could talk !! We know you not wholesome we know you not fair ,somebody knows the secret!!!!

    • ?
      May 19, 2014

      Can you be more explicit?. This seem to be a parable.

  16. 100% Glor supporter
    May 19, 2014

    Teacher Glor did all what she could to help ppl.Some wesley ppl are jus too dam ungrateful.What do they want her to do?Go and sell her soul to give them more..She’s not bothered one bit…and her family is supporting her 100%.She gave them shelter,food,money what the hell again can she do?

  17. peace
    May 19, 2014

    the boy they have in st . Joe the pm want him out

    • __________________
      May 19, 2014

      @peace I would not be surprised. The PM is losing his head now. Is Dr Benjamin on island?
      E KAR VENI FOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

      • May 19, 2014

        Athenia Benjamin is not a doctor of anything so you a looking for the wrong Benjamin

  18. ????????
    May 19, 2014

    So what??? All those comments? So is anyone navel string cut in politics that they should stay there forever? All you not reading or hearing your comments. The Lady said she is no longer the DLP Candidate. So what? Come on give negativity a break … She never signed to be in this thing for ever. Some one has to be a candidate for either party. So just wait for the next step when the candidates will be released. Some of you always know what is in someone else’s pot and strange but true not what is in your own pot or your pot burning. Relax and wait for the next announcement….. Always speculating …. Saying things…. This thing should stop .. let us get official news … so we won’t have headache unnecessarily.

  19. __________________
    May 19, 2014

    Boy look talks in Wesley and WoodfordHill. Skerrit and his broken cabinet are falling apart. The evil that a party does live with the party. Labourites are fverbally fighting themselves. Those who want Glo and those who want Athenia. HA! HA! HA!
    I like it!
    i really like it!
    I really really like it!
    GOOD FOR ALL YOU! WELL FIGHT NAH!

  20. paul-pa girl
    May 19, 2014

    If all those that fighting down Athenia think because they talking their non sense we the youth will support them they better think again, first of all we smarter than cha cha, Mc clearo, Briyo, de big Dog, de Fish and mr biggs. Paul pa saying we voting self

  21. Bachannalist
    May 19, 2014

    Is that the same Gloria Shillingford, Skerrit reject…
    Is that the same Gloria Shillingford, Skerrit rejct, who as Minister for Gender Affairs was calling seen clapping and smiling happily when Reggie Austrie disrespected Miss Monelle Williams at a recent DLP Rally by making derogatory statements about her and technically accusing her of liking cow meat …
    Is that the same Gloria Shillingford, Skerrit reject, who give Wesley people flush toilet without septic tank…
    Is that the same Gloria Shillingford, Skerrit reject, who it is, alleged Skerrit promise to make Ambassador to stop her from running as an Independent candidate…
    Is that the same Gloria Shillingford, Skerrit reject… I like that, I really really like that… another Ambassador for a country where Hippopotamus is on the endangered list…
    What you say… I like that, I really really like that…
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Dominican for sure
      May 20, 2014

      I wonder if you really know the story behind the cow meat and Monelle. Maybe at the press conf. she should have explained why Austrie said that. Austrie said nothing that was disrespectful. He likes goat meat and she likes cow meat, and i like pork….so what?

  22. Shhhhh
    May 19, 2014

    This is just BS… who care who that going up. We are Labour Rights. I voting for who ever is the candidate… Labour Power.

    • pffff
      May 19, 2014

      Where you coming with your we…..talk for yourself cause I tired struggle ……WE FED UP WITH THE COOL AID ……THEY HAVENT DONE A FAT FOR US……GLO YOU WERE ASLEEP THE WHOLE TIME

    • Voice
      May 19, 2014

      It is LABOURITES and not LABOUR RIGHTS!

    • Osanna Mowanga
      May 19, 2014

      You are really stupid to make such a statement.

    • 888
      May 19, 2014

      foolish, very foolish talk.

  23. %
    May 19, 2014

    Teacher Glo, were you one of the female politicians on stage giggling and clapping when Reggie Austrie was trying to verbally abuse and denegrate Monnel? If so were you believing that by so doing, your Master Skerrit would have had mercy on you and would let you contest?
    It is time that Dominicans stand for what is right. Issues should be discussed during political meetings, and campaigns NOT PERSONALITIES. This is a feature of these so called politicians in this backward, corrupt, wicked evil Labour Party. to disucuss personalities, because their intellect does not afford them the opportunity to discuss issues. SHAME ON THEM!!! That’s why they should be rejected.
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!

  24. toma
    May 19, 2014

    And the roads in Wesley are the same as when she went in Shame.

  25. Wesley_Man
    May 19, 2014

    My view is that Teacher Glo could no longer bear the stench of corruption under the Dictator and opted out. Her big brother is a Methodist Minister and I am sure he would have advised her against getting herself involved in any form of wrongdoing!!

    Athenia, on the other hand, has seen people move from not being able to buy a cheap, second-hand car to become filthy rich and she wants to seize on the opportunity to get her share!!

  26. 61398
    May 19, 2014

    For all the fraction students out there: – If one day DNO = DLP, the next day DNO = UWP, what would DNO = to on the third day?
    a) DNO
    b) DUWLP
    c) DLUWP
    d) All of the above
    On second thought, maybe this questions is more suited for students of logic

  27. rescue 911
    May 19, 2014

    The pm has a bigger fish for gloria.

    • ?????????
      May 19, 2014

      Nothing for her she is just rejected.

    • Rastafari
      May 19, 2014

      stop calling people fat :mrgreen:

      • rescue 911
        May 20, 2014

        Didn’t call anybody fat.You to funny, I know a few ministers he moved and gave them something bigger

  28. observer
    May 19, 2014

    You all talking above shoving people down your throats? Glor knows how to do that very well – she just getting a taste of her own medicine; she shove down a labor supporter down the throat of Wesley people, when it was someone else who won the majority. I also heard she did similar in Canefield. As one of my former teachers and later co-worker I was very disappointed in the way in which Glor just blindly followed Skerrit. As for you cousin Athenia, you on the wrong train this election, and believe if you are the chosen one, you will lost the contest, and so would Glor also – Wesley is returning to the ‘blue’.

    • Anonymous
      May 19, 2014

      I from Wesley and this time around I voting blue
      Workers

      • Anonymous
        May 20, 2014

        Yes,the blue means workers.
        Come on down to collect a prize.

  29. GODDESS
    May 19, 2014

    We voting in Woodford hill labour all the way wootty

    • Anonymous
      May 19, 2014

      You and who that voting labor in wotty?
      I vote glo last time no progress so I blue vex
      Small farm massive behind Bazil
      Wheel and turn again

  30. New age
    May 19, 2014

    If Athenia Benjamin was really interested in the development of Dominica she would have stayed here after the last election and worked with Gloria. Why did she go back to Canada after they rejected her and now that election in close she coming back to run. hmmmm. I think she heard of all that money those ministers making behind the scene and she wants a share of it. That my only conclusion.

    • real possie
      May 19, 2014

      @ New age like Thomson no one asked her to help like they did Thomson and he said the IMF was better

      • %
        May 19, 2014

        @real possie Don’t put the learned Dr Fontaine in your garbage. It is said that you are one of DNO’S nuisance, it is proving to be true. Can’t you see by now that the more clowns like you and those on the Animal Show ( who are obviously your ilks) tried to bring him down, the stronger he was getting?
        He was my classmate, a consummate Dominican and International Economist, and i am so very proud of him and his accomplishments.!!!!

    • Anonymous
      May 19, 2014

      My taughts exactly she run back to her job and I still without a job so heck no get somebody else or me and my family of 9 vote staying out of this election I will not vote that woman

      • Jackabat
        May 19, 2014

        I hope she have a Plan B! No BACKUP job waiting this time but then again, Wal-Mart always need greeters.

    • A Doubting Thomas
      May 19, 2014

      Where is the former Parl Rep of the UWP who came for one sitting of the House out of three each time? Was he interested in Dominica?

  31. humble_me
    May 19, 2014

    PM get direction before you make your decision.

  32. Francisco Telemaque
    May 19, 2014

    Cousin Gloria, you will be much better off out of politics, maybe you will regain your respect which you have lost, set the politics aside, and caution your cousin Athena. I spoke to her about that in the past, but I suspect she will be used the same as you were used!

    Athena will suffer the same consequences as you, if the people vote for her, and she wins, she will be powerless to do anything for the people of Wesley. I understand they say she is a people’s person, but just been able to talk and wave relentlessly is not all that is needed to be the representative of the people.

    Cousin Athena, if you want to get vexed, (angry) with me, feel free to go right ahead, and be angry, nevertheless you will remember I told you so, today, and long before today. I mean you have a halfway decent Job in Canada, I believe you should stay on your job and secure your retirement before you go to Dominica and waste your time playing politics.

    Let me tell you I know Dominicans who have left their jobs in Canada and went to Dominica and wasted their time simply because they wanted to be in thing, after wasting all that time in Dominica, and living worst off than when they were in Canada, they returned to Canada, only to find out they lave lost their benefits, and have to start life all over again. The problem is they are over seventy years old, if you wish that to happen to you: that may be your regret.

    Just as Gloria has wasted her time I am telling you right now you are wasting your time. The truth is never appreciated, but I believe you are involved in the wrong thing, and history will prove me correct.

  33. RealStar
    May 19, 2014

    You have no choice, your service have been disconnected by The PM , you and several others with No explanation or reasoning, we trying to get rid of TimTim and the meat man from cottage but they won’t back down,,,
    Where are the DJ’s and other ? Oops im sorry there internet is disconnected ,, PM out of state a week now no red clinic ,, no more free WiFi on west coast

  34. Abroad - True Say
    May 19, 2014

    I forgot to mention that I am currently abroad but will be coming home to vote only if Graneau is the candidate.

  35. Abroad - True Say
    May 19, 2014

    It seems the PM is truly a dictator. He is pushing Ms Benjamin to run and putting Glor out because its Ms. Benjamin he wants, whether the people of Wesley like it or not. In the same way, after Ashton Graneau worked his butt off for the Kalinago Constituency, he pushed him out and put Casius Darroux in his place, although it was made clear to him that it is Ashton Graneau Kalinagos want (on more than one occasion).

    Mr. PM, you have to understand, the DLP is NOT a one-man party. A party is a team. It’s not who YOU want, it who the PEOPLE want. “Keep all eyes on Skerrit…” Well, you are too tunnelled visioned sir and this is coming from a poto Labourite ok? DLP will lose Wesley on a Ms. Benjamin ticket, DLP will lose Kalinago Territory on a Casius Darroux ticket, Sanford will win bigtime instead and the way I see it, you might lose Castle Bruce, Grand Fond and Petite Savanne as well. Rethink Mr. PM. Dominicans are not Majiee.

    I am from Bataca, one of the DLP strongholds and because of your nonsense, my uncle’s household, who has 11 voters have all turned to UWP and that is from ONE house! MY household (5 voters) and I will not vote! We will vote ONLY if Graneau is going up as an independent candidate! Over half of Bataca have now turned to UWP so keep up the crap! I know a lot of DLP supporters will do the same in Wesley if Ms. Benjamin is confirmed as the Wesley candidate. Magway sa!

  36. Christian Volney
    May 19, 2014

    Athenia Benjamin has been an active representative of the Dominican Canada Ontario Association who has always promoted Dominica and it’s people!

    She is respected in the CODA association in Canada.

    All this mapuis and suggestion that because she has resided in Canada for the last 30 plus year’s ‘somehow’ negates her love for country is a sad resemblance of us as a people!

    Zoh pas feb non!

    • suspicious
      May 19, 2014

      All Athenia ever do was dothings to try to make herself look good.. Why didn’t she stay after the last election when she was rejected by her sweethearts in Labor Party

    • Magway Sa
      May 19, 2014

      @Chirstian Volney.
      Please explain to me which Dominica Association that “Athenia Benjamin is an active representative of” It cannot be the Commonwealth of Dominica Ontario Association. I fail to believe that since she is actively involve in a group call ” madam wob dwyiet inc. that is trying to bring the CDOA down. Right know they are now in court with the CDOA over the use of the name Madam Wob Dwyiet as she and her group claim that the name belong to them since they trademark it. Right now the CDOA is not able to put on a Madam Wob Dwyiet show. So tell me if she is an active representative why is she involve with an other group that is trying to divide the Dominican community in Toronto Canada.. please tell me.

    • Anonymous
      May 19, 2014

      What you talking about active my foot that woman cause enough trouble in the association she was dismissed so what u saying

    • Jay
      May 20, 2014

      I respect that mr. Volney but that does not automatically make, her a suitable candidate to represent the interests of the constituents of Wesley. I am afraid that the way Roosevelt Skerrit has handled this does not do Ms. Benjamin any favours.

    • May 20, 2014

      @ Christian Volney you are so wrong, respected where and in what association, are your residing in that part of Canada, fool Dominicans with your well respected lies, for sure she was not respected

  37. wooshhh
    May 19, 2014

    UWP – has issues with a candidate, votes on the matter indoors then has a press release to inform the people and ask questions.

    DLP – PM decides a or b isn’t going to win, so he finds someone else… has her introduce him at his major rally, sidelines the people, disrespects the current rep (as Athenia didn’t even say, hello to ms shillingford who was sitting on the stage)

    DLP – Sam Martin (no comments and never aware) is no longer contesting, or so we hear from Mr Pinard, Mr Pinard speaks at a convention, when he isn’t the one currently elected to represent the Sou/scotts head people – he to, never acknowledges the presence nor work that has been done by the outgoing (who is still receiving a salary etc).

    Anyway.. I am saying all this to say…LABBBBBOOOOOUUURRRRR POWEEERRRRRRR, we have balls and we don’t have to tell anyone our damn business, not even if it affects the, directly!

    • May 19, 2014

      ARE YOU SERIOUS or are you being sarcastic

      • wooshhh
        May 19, 2014

        bonjeeiii all that dislikes, allu doh have no sense of humour man? I was being sarcastic…alas

  38. Rule
    May 19, 2014

    Now all these laborrats are complaining about the PM imposing his will upon them by secretly endorsing Benjamin and not telling them. Well my friends he has been doing what he pleases for the past 11 years, how do you think we(UWP) feel about his monopoly on everything in Dominica….All I can say is TAKE THAT!

  39. Voice
    May 19, 2014

    Labour party you have done it right this time around I voted workers the last election, if is Ms Benjamin she has my vote. This woman is courageous and will do everything for her people even if she live in Canada for so meny years, she has made so much contribution over the years.
    Am so tired with Wesley not getting proper representation , when other communitys are doing so well. Ms Benjamin am 25 years old a young woman from Wesley and you have my vote sorry Bazil. She will represent us well.

    • Saymoinmeme
      May 19, 2014

      Oh ho, so it must be you she was buying all the cheap clothes for in the dollar store. Obviouosly the kool-aid she gave you to drink was long past the expiry date because you are so delusional. Good luck with that!

  40. $51K tax error
    May 19, 2014

    DNO, If is because of my name you have my comments under moderation, then there is no need to be concerned because I got my name straight from an article DNO posted here: Dominica News Online – Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at 10:09 AM. Here is part of the article: “In September 2007 Isidore claimed to have made a $51,000 error regarding a transfer tax calculation on a 2.989 parcel of land purchased by Prime Minister Roosevelt SKerrit at Wall House. This was subsequent to pressure from the public on a land transfer tax evasion.”

  41. Messed up
    May 19, 2014

    Messing up is a common occurrence in any humans life time, but talk about mess up, is when Teacher Gloria, a local preacher, and use to be Boys Brigade officer of the Methodist church, affiliated herself in that manner with the Corrupted Regime of this present DLP. I’m sorry Glo, but you could have continue to serve the people of Wesley and environ and Dominica at Large in many other different capacities. It is appalling to see to where you are now. But so true is the saying that play with puppy, puppy lick your mouth. Where did we learn that we can only care about those who supported us. Surely you did not teach me that, so why we’re you practicing that? It’s obvious that Glo had no choice. We all know that the leader of this DLP is a DICTATOR. The people in the party know, but can’t do anything or they will be PUNISHED. Wesley people dont want Athenia to represent them she has hurt many people in the pass including her relatives and people close to her when you talk about a vindictive woman! No description could fit any human being better.. Just talk to her relatives. But again, birds of a feather flock together there is not a Country Leader more vindictive than Skerrit

    I think this autocratic move to displace Glo is extremely disrespectful But again, play with puppy, puppy lick your mouth. Glo be fair to others and most of all to yourself and disassociate yourself from tis party.. God is watching you.

    • >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      May 19, 2014

      Ha! Ha! Ha! I never knew. And where are you from?. I guess its WoodfordHill, Wesley or i am hearing a name Palm Tree?

  42. all you look!!!
    May 19, 2014

    Ms Athenia Benjamin a vote for you is a vote for progress for our community. Wesley and Woodfordhill and this is our time to make it right.
    Ms Benjamin will represent you, locally and nationally. Her dedication over the years to her community speaks for itself.

    1: I started with a donation of more than 300 books to the Wesley Primary School
    2: She then organized a Wesley Picnic in Toronto where she collected two jumbo barrels of school supplies for the Wesley Primary School.
    3: Donated and shipped toys to Wesley so 300 children could get a toy for Christmas
    4. She was the leading force behind of the Wesley reunion, where she connected with persons in Canada, New jersey, the United Kingdom and St. Thomas V.I to come on board and to identify areas where they could contribute to the Village of Wesley community development. Benefits for these diaspora groups are additional street lights and Village signs at both entrances of Wesley.
    5. She joined forces with other Wesley persons living in the Toronto area to donate for supplies to the elderly
    6: She organized the Wesley Toronto Community Group where together of the support of other Wesley volunteers collected, purchased and shipped items to the Wesley Village Council for distribution among the most vulnerable
    7: She continues to add her own resources to ensure that the donations will make a significant impact when it received in the community of Wesley,
    8: She donated personally to the Wesley Health Center

    9. She sponsors contestants who participated in the Wesley Queen and Princess Shows.,

    10: She did not only sponsor contestants, she also donated the Princess Pageant winning crown and gifts to all the contestants

    8. At the North Easter Comprehensive Secondary school Graduation she donate awards to the male and female student with the best behavior.

    9. 2012 Ms Benjamin invited Hon Gloria Shillinford to the Madame Wob dwiyet show held in Toronto. She arranged a venue for Hon. Shillingford to meet people from her community so that they could ask questions and have an open dialogue.

    10. She has assisted young persons in her community to go and study in China. While she is living in Toronto.

    11: Living in Toronto dose not prevent Ms. Benjamin from assisting individuals in her community who needs help with school fees and books for students attending secondary school and college.
    12: She was instrumental in getting funding to repair the hoop at the Wesley basket ball court.
    13: Together with Dr. Peter St. Jean she organized Peaceful Dominica sessions in both Wesley and Woodfordhill
    14: She made donations to every Pre School in Wesley
    15: She made donations to the Pre School in Woodfordhil of materials and toys
    16: She made donations of readings materials and schools supplies to the Woodfordhill Primary School
    17: She was the lead in organizing the first ever Radical Jam for Peace in the Village of Wesley
    She is a mover and shaker. Give her the chance and you will amazed at power of this Wesley woman Ms. Athenia Benjamin
    Those are the things you are looking for when you want someone to represent you, its not about self. it’s our community, and together with Ms Benjamin we will build back our community Wesley and Woodforthill brick by brick..

    • Wesley Empress
      May 19, 2014

      Think you smart er, Athenia!

      • There you have it
        May 19, 2014

        Good observation. She started her litany with “I”. Not smart at all…

      • Malayway
        May 19, 2014

        Was thinking the same thing myself…..lol

    • JoJo
      May 19, 2014

      Did Charles Jong write that for you Athenia or you keep a record of all that righteousness yourself. Sorry but my stomach always get a bit queezy when I see so much hype for a prospective politician. I don’t know if you’re catholic but we can ask the Pope to make an exception and declare you holy while you are still alive.

    • Lang Mama
      May 19, 2014

      I gave two fellas toilet and toilet paper; Truth and jutice provided two magazines to sit and read on the toilet; I then sent them two gallon container of water to flush the toilet down the neighbors back yard; Lang Mama collaborated with Francisco Telemaque to provide old electronics to Wesley people. A vote for Lang Mama is a vote douvant deriere

    • RealityCheck4U
      May 19, 2014

      Come on Athenia, any fool can see you wrote this piece of cr*p. The poor grammar and sentence construction are dead
      giveaways and so typical of your trademark.

    • Ma Moses
      May 20, 2014

      So now is payback time Athenia? We all thinking you doing that out of the goodness of our heart but you can call us ungrateful, that’ is ok. Even the P.M. calling us ungrateful. We just don’t like people boasting about themselves.

  43. $51K tax error
    May 19, 2014

    That same Skerrit kicked Pm. Rosie out ask tony. That same Skerrit kicked Pm. Piero out ask Toni. That same Skerrit kicked acting PM Osborne Reviere out. That same Skerrit kicked Baron out. That same Skerrit kicked Matthew out. That same Skerrit kicked Kelly Granea out. That same Skerrit kicked out Ashto Graneau. That same Skerrit kicked the one from Soufriere out. OUT! OUT! OUT YOU GO! Soon that same Skerrit will kick out all DLP supporters out because one strike and you out.

  44. Candie Man
    May 19, 2014

    Dr.Benjie for Wesley as an independent candidate. Then we breakaway from DA lol Benjie for P.M of breakaway Wesley Anthis can advise on method she knows about Quebec’s attempts.

  45. Change is a must
    May 19, 2014

    Those big people don’t tired make a young man that could be their son embarrass them? Where is all you pride? The fact that he had Benjamin introduce him at the convention was the first sign of a slap in the face. Gloria was forced into this decision. Besides she is an elected member..while Ronnie was never elected at all.
    Labourites open your eyes and she disrespect and dictatorship when it is glaring you in your face. If it quacks like a duck and waddles like a duck..then it is a duck

    • ACE
      May 20, 2014

      Of ALL persons in Dominica, is Athenia Benjamin the PM will take to introduce him. Who is Athenia?

  46. shirley clarke
    May 19, 2014

    When will these political bickering stop I see you all Dominican get so serious over parties who party in power stop crying you all country down down it a shame for me to read this online come on unite together as one and develop your country.

  47. i like it too
    May 19, 2014

    What am I hearing there? Those wesley ppl not easy after they are to ones to cause teacher Glor down fall now they pretending like they never know what is taking place, well shame on all you tell DNO who was carrying de news on too

  48. joy
    May 19, 2014

    after 35 years in Canada and working for the Canadian government ,isn’t she a Canadian citizen ?well we left Wesley the same year, I left in February 1982, that’s 32 years. didn’t think I could vote but if you can ,Athenia I should be able to vote too. I have dual citizen. because that is nonsense!!!!!

    • A Doubting Thomas
      May 19, 2014

      Of course you can vote if you are a dual citizen as long as you have the required residency period and your name is on the Voters’ list.

      As to being a Candidate, if she is a Canadian Citizen of her own doing; she may have to give up that Citizenship except if she was a child and her parents were the ones who tok out her citizenship for her.

      We do have at least one person on the UWP side who lived for years in America and is a Candidate in this election. If it is true he has never been a US Citizen, I am sure it is a dcision he has come to regret in recent times.

      Also can we ever forget those who from the UWP side and who knowingly held dual citizenship and that was not a problem for the UWP? It only became a problem when they wanted to go after the PM and the Minister of Education. And which was very different from their own situation.

      Do we really want to go down that road again?

      I am a student of history and like facts instead of wild assumptions.

    • Anonymous
      May 19, 2014

      is anyone prevent you from voting?

    • Team
      May 19, 2014

      Oh my thanks to DNO some of them has a chance to write. Ask them to come and surport a course for there community, where are they? they treat you like you are begging. Ms Benjamin continue to do good, God sees the heart of men.
      Wesley people always a villiage with a loud back. Wesley people are to ignorant. I cannot see myself even visiting that village.
      Ms Shillingford has step down. why Ms Benjamin cannot reprensent your village?

    • May 19, 2014

      So she has a Canadian passport?Doesn’t that make her unable to go up as a candidate?
      Hope she does the legal thing

  49. uh huh
    May 19, 2014

    DNO hmmm…Stay neutral my friends! Let’s see if this comment goes up! This story makes no mention of if Glor was competent or maintained/increased her popularity during her term. Just portrays her as a victim of Skerrit the dictator…An obvious attempt to distract from the Ronnie/Lennox issue by saying but look Skerrit kicking out Glor for no reason just cuz he want to put his people!

  50. $51K tax error
    May 19, 2014

    This is the beginning of sorrows and woes. Teacher Gloria, it is sad to see you go in this manner. However, as the minister of community development, it is shameful to see what you allowed Skerrit to do with our Village councils which at one time, served as a bridge between the elected politicians and the community. That is not the case today, as under your watch, you allowed Skerrit to use the council as an extension of his corrupt practices. It was because of conflict of interest our fathers saw it fit not to allow state employees to serve on the council. But take for example what happened in the village of Vieille- case, where the adopted mother of Skerrit, who raised him almost from birth, was made chairperson of the council and you said nothing? You blessed it? You talk about conflict of interest? When those who know better fail to stand righteousness, evil shall knock at their door.

  51. JoJo
    May 19, 2014

    That could make some sense. As a Canadian she would also be a Commonwealth citizen and could stand for M.P. For Gloria too that could be tempting. We have not had a diplomatic presence in Canada since 2011 and at least a Consul is necessary there, if not an Ambassador. I’m sure Gloria would not mind making a swap in return for diplomatic privileges that would take her out of the daily grind of village mwepi.

    • May 19, 2014

      JoJo you need to take the time to up date yourself and ask Athenia who Skerrit appoint to represent D’ICA in Canada and in what category, so you see Skerrit have been making stride here and you dont know .

      • JoJo
        May 19, 2014

        Well, tell us Pateiot. Seriously, I and many other Dominicans would like to know the details because we are not told much at home. Thank you.

      • PaixBouche
        May 20, 2014

        Yes… rumour has it that this appointment had Athenia seeing red which made her call in the chits the PM owed her! Ha! ha! ha! I think the joke will be on him because that woman is no easy pap…

  52. Wesley
    May 19, 2014

    U stupid uwp ites are rejoicing for nothing , the lady simply said she will not b contesting the next general election , on d other hand Ronny was kick out and is asking y he was

    • stupes
      May 19, 2014

      u feelin ashame man :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

      • May 19, 2014

        Try to understand the English language Flo was a teacher so that’s language that is very clear .. On the flip saide people of Wesley dont have to celebrate at how Skerrit treated teacher Flo .

    • $51K tax error
      May 19, 2014

      @ Wesley, She is still the minister and must be seen as a team player. But did you read this part?

      But according to a DLP source in Wesley, “It’s not a done deal” because the association has not approved her candidacy.

      “All she is doing is creating problems as she did in the last general elections when she came from Canada vying to be the candidate. This time around is the same but the PM is pushing her and he wants Teacher Glo out but we are resisting that move,” the source said.

      “We don’t want her, where is her CV, she is not liked and people are disgruntled because of her behaviour as she tries to impose herself on us,” one member of the DLP Wesley constituency association told DNO.
      The difference is, UWP is a party of truth and we can depend on them to tell us what is happening. On the other hand, the DLP is well known to be a party of lies, camouflage, pretense, backstabbers according to one of their own and one that bites the hand when stretched for help.

    • Wesly Man
      May 19, 2014

      But am a Labourite so what is your point is not uwp alone that commenting I know you feeling away but that shouldn’t surprise us skerro habit of doing as he please and no dog bark.

  53. IamDominica
    May 19, 2014

    Before you guys on ‘TEAM DOMINICA’ start celebrating, find out whether Teacher Glor wants to contest and if she does, y’all can start with all you hoopla, but as far as i know this situation as it presently stands is different from that of Ronnie.

    • stupes
      May 19, 2014

      ohhh plzzzzz….all u kick the lady out..simply like dat..stop mk it looks like she wanted to step down..all u labourites too like to pretend :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

      • IamDominica
        May 19, 2014

        You can say is pretend whereas I know better. She told that to you man? stupes

      • bramble
        May 19, 2014

        Stop diverting from the real issue trying to make this a Ronnie issue! You just won’t admit there is ALWAYS problem in the DLP Camp because of the dictatorship style of thta ruler. Its not about Ronnie, my sore poor labourite. A spade is spade, call it what you like Teacher Glo is being kicked out. And it is a shame of your Leader, he does not consult, he want to impose and I hope the people of Wesley/Woodfordhill stand their ground. Ronnie was not kicked out, Ronnie was given months for reparation, to rethink his unsavoury behaviour and return to being a Team Player. He chose not to; he was asked in his best interest and the best interest of the people of Mahaut, on several occasions to step down. There was civility in the discourse with him for many months and great level of tolerance was exercised dispite knowledge that he was not being true to the party, his integrity and trust and respect was compromised. So please Labourite, come clean and agree that your Leader, the dictator is not consultative and does what he want, how he want and when he want, To hell with all of you. It should be good ridance of Skerrit he is like bad rubbish.

      • nameless
        May 19, 2014

        she was discarded! whoy!!! :-P

    • $51K tax error
      May 19, 2014

      @ I am Dominica. Please read the following and you will tell us:
      But according to a DLP source in Wesley, “It’s not a done deal” because the association has not approved her candidacy.

      “All she is doing is creating problems as she did in the last general elections when she came from Canada vying to be the candidate. This time around is the same but the PM is pushing her and he wants Teacher Glo out but we are resisting that move,” the source said.

      “We don’t want her, where is her CV, she is not liked and people are disgruntled because of her behaviour as she tries to impose herself on us,” one member of the DLP Wesley constituency association told DNO.

    • Messed up
      May 19, 2014

      She doesn’t really have a choice. Don’t pretend. Dictators don’t give choices.. You just do as I say. Gloria is dog for bone now.. Open yours and without bias analyze what’s happening in your country or you will be CRYING later.

    • Open your eyes
      May 19, 2014

      Alas Alas they shame. Just a pity when all u leader skero say jump is jump whosh you all should be a custom by now. Soufriere constituency got their kick all u now more to follow remember is 7 ministers that get walking letters.

    • JoJo
      May 19, 2014

      If you did not read the DNO article fully I must tell you that the SUN of today is also quoting Gloria Shillingford as saying that she will not be a candidate for the DLP for tne next election. To me that means that she is not standing, cristal clear!

  54. Anonymous
    May 19, 2014

    Gloria……distinguished yourself and get out of this corrupt undisciplined government.

  55. tech
    May 19, 2014

    The ppl in Wesley said they do not want Gloooo! so we changing Gloooo i doe see all u point. All u change all u Mahaut man where the ppl still wanted him aal u doe see all u sick. excuse my language i only have a school leaving certificate.

    • $51K tax error
      May 19, 2014

      @tech, I know you did not read and if you did, you did not understand a thing. So please read this portion straight from the horses mouth:
      But according to a DLP source in Wesley, “It’s not a done deal” because the association has not approved her candidacy.

      “All she is doing is creating problems as she did in the last general elections when she came from Canada vying to be the candidate. This time around is the same but the PM is pushing her and he wants Teacher Glo out but we are resisting that move,” the source said.

      “We don’t want her, where is her CV, she is not liked and people are disgruntled because of her behaviour as she tries to impose herself on us,” one member of the DLP Wesley constituency association told DNO.

      THE PEOPLE OF WESLY SAID ” WE DON”T WANT HER.”

    • bramble
      May 19, 2014

      No wonder you cannot understand common sense

    • Anonymous
      May 19, 2014

      Nonsense.. Big lie that.

  56. private.
    May 19, 2014

    This is ridiculous. ..Wesley people you are not no push over you will make the right choice I know. A vote for bazil is a vote for progress for your country. This Labour party needs to be voted out of office.i love my Cuzco Athinia but she is going up for the wrong party. Change is a must this time around too much corruption under This government. Vote them out.lets take back our country.

  57. May 19, 2014

    So that is why Gloria looked so sad at the rally in St.Joe :cry:

    • JoJo
      May 19, 2014

      Well, if you follow the devil you are most likely to end up in a hot place!

    • >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      May 19, 2014

      May be she was one of the females clapping while Monell was being attacked. TAKE WHAT YOU GET GLORIA.

  58. May 19, 2014

    Skerrir Gloria can be your mother where is your respect!

  59. dominicanfirst
    May 19, 2014

    The Wesley constituency always comes up for hot debate whenever election are held it is no surprise. However the manner in which Athenia is being shoved down our throats us somewhat disrespectful. There is a council and there is way to do things. When the vote is called we will see who we wants to represent us. However DNO Athenia does have the right to put her name outhere like anybody else. There is no division in the DLP. Everything has a process and so will this.

  60. Wesley Empress
    May 19, 2014

    After living outside of Dominica for 32yrs where is her interest? I don’t see love for country there, I see self gain. All her family live in Canada. How patriotic are you Athenia? I know you are been pushed, but think hard and long about this, my old friend, before you make a complete fool of yourself

    • Francisco Telemaque
      May 19, 2014

      I will be the equalizer in this one; Let me say I know Athena personally, she is not a bad person; I also know that she is interested in Dominica, and Wesley in general; we all are. Nevertheless, I do not believe she should allow herself to be used by anybody!

      The concept is Athena is a peoples’ person, and they believe that as they say she can speak to anybody that will result in the people of Wesley voting for her. My contention is this our people wanted Gloria the last time around, and demanded that she represented us. As a result the Labor Party had no choice than to run her as their candidate.

      She won, but what did she accomplish in five years for the people of her constituency?

      Nothing, and the reason is she was only used to secure the votes, and ensure an inevitable win the Labor Party, in the process she has damaged her reputation as an educator all of her past accomplishments no longer has any value to the people. Her failure to produce anything whiles in Government turned the people of Wesley against her. The writing has long been on the wall, the Labor Party has decided to reject her, hence she is a modern day scapegoat for the party.

      They psychology is this if we reject her the people of the village will believe it was her fault why there is no development in the village. Well, the people of Wesley are not all dumb, they have long realize that Gloria, was only occupying space with no actual power to decide anything. Should could not even get the government to repair the broken down school where her very own nice’s and nephews, cousins, and friends attended, to crown it all her home is located less than five minuets walk from that Secondary school.

      If Gloria, a former principal of schools, including the secondary in Wesley, been responsible for the education of thousands could not accomplish anything as a minister of Government, I do not think Athena will accomplish anything either; because, I believe she also will only be occupying space; she will collect the pay check as all the rest, but will have no say or anything to do with decision making.

      And if you are a minister of Government, and cannot fire any shots in any direction, what’s the point? Athena do have the right as anyone else to want to be in government, but based on Gloria’s experience, and not only her, but the others, some with title as doctor, who are in the government as poppet’s, nonfunctional, who are also cast aside to take the blame as Gloria, I think Athena is about to make the worst mistake of her life.

      Even if she remained in Canada for a hundred years, does not mean she has ever lost interest in Dominica. I am away from since I was 14 years old, and there has never been one day in my life I have ever forgotten the name Dominica. That is one of the reasons I am on DNO everyday rising hell.

      Maybe I was born to rise hell when I see things are going wrong in(we country oui). Tell her to keep out of Dominica politics, because it does not worth it, but to question her loyalty and interest in Dominica, you will loose on that. She is loyal. I know her, her late grandmother was the daughter of my late fathers late aunt, there say my aunt also.

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • PaixBouche
        May 20, 2014

        So if as you say, she is such a good person – someone who is dedicated to Dominica, then it begs the question … why are you advising her against running for Wesley/Woodfordhill? Why the double standard????

  61. FORKIT
    May 19, 2014

    we Dominicans are the most ridiculous people on this planet…. even if the piper takes us to a watery grave we will still follow because of our ignorance.

  62. real possie
    May 19, 2014

    Some of you people are to funny trying to make it look like the DLP has problems like UWP, how can you guys even try saying that when? clearly the teacher say she will not be representing the party come next election and who is that source that sounds like a ghost source to me DNO talking about cause the only reason the teacher wont be back is because majority of the Wesley people don’t want her. I for one openly said I think she does a poor job it all started for me when they had gun play going around in the village and it took Tiyani to have a meeting with all involved and she did not even attend for instance the last house sitting the lady was the only who did not use all her time to make her point in the house everyone else asked for time to make their points to me that’s azyness.

    • real possie
      May 19, 2014

      PS to me the parties have the right to make the changes seen fit to give them a chance to win its the people’s choice to say who they want to represent them the problem with Ronnie is he had two things going against him 1he challenged the leadership position that was a no no the 2nd he has the Senator-ship post in his back pocket that two things one man wanted so, and for those that want to compare both parties it was not the DLP that is speaking on this news its Glo and on the other side its the party that called a conference to out Ronnie and not Ronnie that brought that news out.

    • A Doubting Thomas
      May 19, 2014

      Your comment on needing extra time makes no sense. Because the woman did not need extra time for a presentation and made her presentation in the time allotted, is now a problem?

      How about those UWP members who were paid to be in the House and never turn up and gave zero presentation over a period of time better?

  63. Anonymous
    May 19, 2014

    Labor party supporters must realize that every party goes through these cycles. They had the Ronnie issue like as if they are perfect when everyone knows all is not well inside their camp.

    • bramble
      May 19, 2014

      So true my friend, these people have more skeletons in their closets, but as usual they won’t say a thing especially when they are shut up by their Supremo. So many things going wrong in that party and in the cabinet and all those jokers can do is grumble behind the man back and when he around, they smile as though all is well. The amount of things those cabinet ministers saying about Skerrit, infront him they dare not make him know, he has their jobs in his back pocket. Sick, Shame, no integrity.

  64. Dominican for sure
    May 19, 2014

    ……after all is said and done; Labour shall WIN this constituency…some people seems to have Political amnesia and quick to forget the dark days of UWP; Wesley/Woodfordhill constituency suffered due to lack of representation under UWP… never again.

    • Ashma
      May 19, 2014

      Dominican for sure you must be mad. Get your boots on the ground and do a survey. DLP will not win Wesley again as a matter of fact they won’t win this election. Just last week I was speaking to an elderly lady of that very constituency I won’t call her name for fear of victimization and she said to me “Skerrit fix my house, I am happy for the help but I will not vote him because most of the times I am hungry”. I was flabergasted because I didnt expect that from her. There are many more like her. Stay tuned more to come.

      • Dominican for sure
        May 19, 2014

        People can publicly say what they wish…remember election is not called yet; there is alot of campaigning to be done. Also, when you go in the polling booth, it is you, your conscience and God alone…. Labour will win Wesley and definitely the next election….wait and you’ll see!!

    • JoJo
      May 19, 2014

      You are forgetting:

      – Team Dominica is not the UWP of yesteryear.
      – that is exactly why Wesley should vote for Team Dominica, to be properly represented.

    • pffff
      May 19, 2014

      Stop your crap…..we worse off….not because you getting money n materials to build that you can come spread lies…..singing for your supper much?????

  65. Anonymous
    May 19, 2014

    Athenia is one of the most dedicated person to community development in the Village of Wesley. Heart and soul is in helping her people. She is selfless. It’s all about her community. We welcome Athenia and feel confident that everyone in the Wesley Constituency will finally get the representation they deserve.

  66. May 19, 2014

    My question is ,is there anyone in the community who have been working with the people ,with the community that is qualify?that all you pm have to go get someone who’s been out of dominica for the past 35 years? What does she know what the people wan?t if is not hear say.
    I don’t think know one who’s been out of the state for all these years s houldjust come and spend couple month in the community and they think they can come and represent.

  67. hahaha
    May 19, 2014

    hahahahahahah…glo glo dat they do u papa……..bonjour….glo glo skerrit doh have no respect for u man……. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  68. stupes
    May 19, 2014

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah…look kicks….dem labourites didnt see dat coming man…hahahhaahahahahahah…it jus started in labour camp..plenty more to come :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  69. shortboy
    May 19, 2014

    U know i have no problem with the PM putting out people that are not compitent

    • mad
      May 19, 2014

      i wounder if u even awear of what u wrote .sort

      • Reader
        May 19, 2014

        Hahaha. Is that a case of the pot calling the kettle black? Did you read your own comment before posting? :lol:

    • truth be told
      May 19, 2014

      Almost the whole dlp except maybe blackmore and reggie are incompetent!!!

      • JoJo
        May 19, 2014

        Some are not only just incompetent but verbally incontinent.

    • $51K tax error
      May 19, 2014

      @shortboy, if it is on the basis of not being competent, then the PM needs to put out himself because the man is just competent? If the entire team is not competent as is the case of the DLP, then the leader should be the first one to go.

    • Lonesome
      May 19, 2014

      When you learn to spell we shall start to pay attention to what you write!

  70. RealStar
    May 19, 2014

    Labourites talk now , you all still on Ronny case?
    Where is the labour mouth peace like the Fliping DJ and others, no explanation from Labour Party and she is gone, but is team Dominica fence that low,,

    • IamDominica
      May 19, 2014

      You sure it have no explanation? Have you requested an explanation for the hierarchy of the DLP? SMH

    • stupes
      May 19, 2014

      hahahahah..ikr…he and his co-pilot there talkin so much…now not a word from them…two fools :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Peeping Tom
      May 19, 2014

      A ver y typical UWPish comment, devoid of common sense. In case you missed it:

      1. Ronnie was dragged before the global media for 8 months as a pariah.
      2. Recognising that they cannot control his mouth an dthey cannot get him to genuflect to the Esteemed One, he is branded, publicly, a rude and dishonest man. In other words, his own political family has dirtied his name in the global media.
      3. After chewing him up and spitting him out in public, the UWPwee announces that it plans to formally discard him.

      On the other hand…
      1. Hon. Shilingford decides to step down (possibly to pursue other ventures).
      2. There is an identified potential replacement.
      3. Hon. Shillingford announces her decision in public.
      4. DLP Wesley Association will decide.

      Can you see the difference? (If yes…place your left hand behind your forehead and kalot yourself with your right. If no…remove those blue lenses.)

    • D/ca pride
      May 19, 2014

      They cannot talk because there one week internet service is disconnected, PM out of state red clinic close for a week now…de country tight people cannot organize jam and lil party like before and plus CD not selling everybody downloading there music now , :cry: :cry:

  71. Pret
    May 19, 2014

    Well you have no choice in the matter your services are no longer required since last election

  72. LOOKING IN
    May 19, 2014

    Sorry Gloria you were not a hands on Rep your interest was way off interaction is the key when you are in politic, not when you feel like. I’m not to sure about Athenia but from comments made by those who worked hard for Gloria in the last election they are very disappointed with her. Something had to happen Gloria was asleep for way to long. Sorry Gloria but we got another position for you.

  73. Anonymous
    May 19, 2014

    I am a proud poto Labar but if we don’t have teacher Glo UWP will get my vote.

  74. IG
    May 19, 2014

    IT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY. OMG! when will they eveer stop this?

  75. Ben Dover
    May 19, 2014

    Hahahaahahaha. I thought is the UWP alone that have daybar.

    Where are the Labourites who are talking so loud about the the UWP fiasco in Mahaut?

    El Supremo has spoken. Athenia was singing his praises at the Labour rally on May 5 and that was an ego boost for him. After 35 years in Canada she coming and run for Wesley. Look daybar.

    • will
      May 19, 2014

      you should be happy, and what is the daybar? She states she will not be the DLP candidate for wesley at the next election, not any executive making acusatory announcement. Just to remind you changing candidates is a normal practice in politics. Vince Henderson was replaced in St Joseph, the UWP changed several candidates over the years, in Paix Bouch, Roseau South,and Grandbay just to name a few. The issue with Isidore is that he was publicly humiliated by his party in the process of kicking him out.

    • May 19, 2014

      The Wesley constituency must stand their ground if teacher Glo is not going to be the DLP they should not accept Athenia Benjamin she does not have what it takes she have the very same attitude of Skerrit,
      If Athenia will be running in the Wesley constituency it’s up to the people there to send her packing she does live in Canada where she will be getting all the benefits from there while our people are in poverty, this is a time we have to say to both Skerrit and Athenia we are not going to take it sitting down enough is enough.. CHANGE IS A MUST . . . . .

      To the DLP people of Wesley take your VOTES and transfer it to TEAM D’ica UWP and keep your constituency moving forward, but dont accept Benjamin because her boss say so that’s a disrespect to you , Wesley poeple check out Athenia attitude and reckless behavior in the D’ica community in Canada and you will understand why you should try and get someone else if teacher Flo is no longer in the running.
      Marigot & Wesley is one large entity and we will show Skerrit and his supporters that we the people will stop him for taking us for granted.
      CHANG IS A MUST…

      • HIM
        May 19, 2014

        Well if she has the attitude of Skerrit all you fini bat in Wesley Constituency.

      • HIM
        May 19, 2014

        @Patelot….. This is by far the best blogg of the month of May… That’s exactly what the people need to do.
        CHANGE IS COMING!

  76. %
    May 19, 2014

    Once Skerrit wants the person, those who blindly follow him will want the person too. If he does not want the person, they will tell you they do not want the person too. Remember how Skerrit was vehemently against the International Airport which formed an integral part of Team Domninica (UWP) plan? He Skerrit was saying that night landing is the way to go, hubs to the north and south of Dominica is good enough, the supporters started peddling the same thing. Skerrit WASTED a total of about EC$300 000 000 on Melvillehal;l. Now his back is SERIOUSLY AGAINST THE WALL BECAUSE THE ELECTORATE IS ABOUT TO KICKJ HIM OUT, he wants international airpoitrt. All of a sudden the gullible supporteres want an international airport too. Most of the Labour party supporters are YES BOYS AND GIRLS in 2014 and this is a crying shame.
    Based on information on the ground in Wesley and Wood ford hill,, Athenia Benjamin is SKERRIT’S CHOIICE, AND NOT THE PEOPLES CHOICE, but they are forced to accept Skerrits choiice. WHAT A SHAME.
    Let me say THANK YOU and well Done to my party members (UWP) touring the northern Caribbean. GREAT JOB LAST NOGHT IN ST THOMAS. I listened intently at all the speakers, and while i had already known of the eloquence of Dr Fontaine and Linton, the man whom i am particularly pleased about and his eloquence is Mr Baptiste from the CASTLEBRUCE CONSTITUENCY. The more i listen to this man, the more he imnpresses me. WOW! WOW! WOW!.
    These are the men we need to prpopel Dominica forward. Visionary and forward looking pepople, not Skerrit and a gang of DUNCE CATS, whose modus oparandi is TO STEAL THE PLANS OF AN OPPOSITION PARTY. Even after the theft, they still cannot implement these plans.!!!!!!!!!
    WHAT A CLUELESS AND DUNCE GOVERNMENT.!!!!!!!!
    VERY WELL DONE UWP!
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!

    • May 19, 2014

      % Sign when was the UWP meeting you commented on last night? How Interesting, and DNO has your comment posted already? Sometimes my comments take three days to appear.

      Oh my, I am listening to Kairi FM and from the callers so far, they seemed to be once degrading Dominicans. I listened to the woman from Kings Hill seems that what your panel was saying in regards the young people from that same community is somehow incorrect.

      Would you agree? I would rather believe what the woman from Kings Hill said this morning than what Team Dominica is doing on their overseas trips. I do not know how and why any right thinking Dominicans would support these things.

      The young people of Dominica and their parents should speak their disappointment.

    • +
      May 19, 2014

      Come on % should we only accept an international airport from only uwp dat is so bias

  77. ATKINSON
    May 19, 2014

    LABOUR POWER :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  78. IluvmyPm
    May 19, 2014

    Wayyyyyyyyyyy they kick out Gloria!

    • Open your eyes
      May 19, 2014

      Grandbay and Castle Bruce look out

    • Open your eyes
      May 19, 2014

      Grandbay and Castle Bruce look out Soufriere lead and the others follow.

  79. GrammarNazi
    May 19, 2014

    DNO, your satirical statement is ridiculously disturbing. I do not care if it is a metaphor and the speech is allegorical, it sounds out of line. Maybe I should ring up the DNCW?

  80. warrington
    May 19, 2014

    ALASS PAPA. where is the dignity in POLITICS now?

  81. The Man from The USA
    May 19, 2014

    Look drama in wesley in labour party..Get your act together..
    UWP 21 TO 0. Team Dominica..

    • Shame on you
      May 19, 2014

      You can really dream well. Maybe the other way around. DLP 21 to 0

    • gwanbe
      May 19, 2014

      Lol USA you will stay doh.. come and vote nehhh

      • The Man from The USA
        May 19, 2014

        I only vote for the USA President and congress and my mayor and commissioner.

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