PAID POST: Prime Minister Skerrit silent on Marcellin’s invitation to engage in community dialogue

Clement “Clemo” Marcellin

Town hall-style fora are fast becoming the most effective strategy for face-to-face encounters with community groups, activists and for the common man who otherwise have no avenue for assessing their candidates.

In the Caribbean and certainly Dominica, political canvassing has traditionally relied on big rallies and block meetings, in relatively noisy and fete-like atmospheres, where party diehards fuel leaders with their applause, fanfare, and chants. In these settings, the speakers frequently monotonize the proceedings with the leeway of setting his/her own agenda or staying far from the hot button issues as far as possible.

This euphoria ensures that even the most buoyant issues are easily drowned or remain submerged. Sadly, there is no chance for the public to scrutinize their candidate against policy or strategy or assess their stress levels when asked difficult questions.

Without a doubt, a Town Hall forum within the Vieille Case Constituency will provide the best chance for constituents to hear from both the incumbent and opposition candidate on topical issues. It provides an opportunity for constituents to ask questions or guide development programmes for the communities by projecting their own views. For too long the constituency has been starved of information on pertinent developmental issues. In fact, a culture of imposition is fast permeating every facet of our Dominican society.

It is in this context, and in the interest of community engagement, Clement “Clemo” Marcellin, the United Workers Party candidate for the Vieille Case Constituency, invited the Parliamentary Representative, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, to participate in a town hall-style meeting. The goal was for constituents to hear from and engage both candidates on developmental issues, within the constituency, in a relatively less politically charged setting. This new dimension to the campaign would promote and value the contributions of all stakeholders and to a large extent, shape the development agenda for the constituency. Unfortunately, Mr. Skerrit has not acknowledged nor responded to the offer to participate in this broad consultative political process, pushed by the youth and other civic-minded people of the constituency.

This reflects a lack of political maturity and a serious deficiency in our democratic system, where people must be encouraged to question their leaders or hold them to account. There are heightened concerns that Dominica is quickly sliding to a one-man totalitarian state. As is evident, over the last two decades, there has been a steady deterioration of the cordial relationship between politicians and those who have opposing views.

It was widely expected that this opportunity would signal a willingness to restore confidence in Dominica’s political process and set the pace for consultative politics. Mr. Skerrit’s lack of a response exposes his aloof and condescending attitude he projects on the community he serves and, in my opinion, a violation of the fundamental assumption and basic rule of decency which once guided Dominica’s political process.

In a politically charged environment like/as ours, politicians are obligated to play their role in contributing to participatory politics built on trust, mutual respect, and inclusion of all viewpoints; irrespective of race, gender, religion or political bias. After all, this is our little island gem which we must all dutifully preserve.

While the ball is still in the Prime Minister’s court, I would kindly ask of him, to engage meaningfully in community fora where constituents can engage each other respectfully and constructively. Our leadership would play a crucial role in guiding this process. This dimension to our politics would augur well for Dominica and will defeat the tribalism which is fast engulfing our local politics. My greatest hope, therefore, is for politicians on both sides of the spectrum to demonstrate maturity, restraint and engagement of each other in a manner which promotes tolerance and mutual respect.

The invitation letter is attached.


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  1. Clemo, my man
    October 13, 2019

    Clemo. I was listening to your district nurse at the recent DLP town hall for your constituency. She has some valid concerns. The landlord for the health centre is upset because the rent is not being paid on time, you can easily solve that with a direct deposit. She can’t go up and down the hill at night so you will have to look into a different location or perhaps the health centre can include a bedroom she can use when she’s “on call”. The whole issue about digicel service? Digicel is all about making money, it is very unlikely that 2 years after Hurricane Maria they would be unable to reach Penville. The truth is Penville people have been taken for granted by their PM. Why? He said it himself, you are the “safest seat”. So, why break a sweat for you guys? 😒 Roseau and St. Aroment and Morne Daniel have internet though.
    Btw. I don’t mind if Mr. Skerrit steals my ideas. The health of Penville people is more important that politics.

  2. Skerrit must Go!
    October 13, 2019

    Doh worry. The burden we put on our heads from Viellecase to Roseau that keeping us stagnant, the monkee we allowed to climb on our backs 15 years ago, we will soon put it down by the roadside and keep walking 🚶 🚶 🚶🚶
    No turning back.

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  3. Lin clown
    October 12, 2019

    The DOMINICA these UWP fools live in was built by SKERRIT the LABOUR PARTY and the LABOUR PARTY SUPPORTERS.These UWP people should be ashamed,to see the progress we have made,and they played NO PART.Since DR.SKERRIT became Prime Minister.834 workers at CLEAR HARBOUR.3400 in NEP.243 in YES WE CARE.3000 enrolled in College.26000 registered vehicles.More POLICE.MORE TEACHERS.MORE NURSES.And MORE UWP SUPPORTERS have become FOOLS.

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    • We voting UWP!
      October 13, 2019

      📢Change is a must! It’s time for real change! Get on board the United Workers Party Train 🚆
      The young people already know what’s up. We want better for our country. Sustainable jobs. New businesses. Resurrection and modernization of our industries. New, climate resilient infrastructure. Social services that actually work. Wealth creation. Modern technology. Honest and transparent leaders. We are voting the saw. We are voting for the blue, the United Workers Party 🎉
      Fear no more!
      Fear no more!
      Fear no more!

  4. Constructively Dissatisfied
    October 12, 2019

    Slow your roll young buck!!! You must learn to walk before you run, even for political office.

    You seem to be very ambitious and your future appears to be bright; however, please heed my advice and cut your teeth in the minor leagues before stepping up to plate in the Majors to face off against more experienced competition.

  5. Kalinago Justice
    October 12, 2019

    :?: It would be very shameful, disgraceful of you to vote for karessah who has already received his compensation :?: Do you all think that karessah would ever enter politics and contest elections for the one-man corrupt rogue regime if he was not compensated :?:

  6. TI NOM
    October 11, 2019

    lol but we know skerrit cant speak properly…the only pm of a country who stutters every speech he gives, i dont know if thats his nerves or he was born that way. either way regardless of his policies we can all agree hes a weak public speaker.

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  7. mine
    October 11, 2019

    Why can’t he keep his town hall meeting with members of his party that’s how its done in the USA. Sorry, I don’t think this will happen.

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  8. Jack Sparrow
    October 11, 2019

    Skerrit bouy, take my advice… Donkey dont have no right in Horse race…
    Dont let them fellas embarrass you any further.
    Them fellas setting a trap for you… not to step in it.
    Them fellas know you going to come there and bagayay and you will pass like a fool…
    I warn you already, not to take them fellas bait. Good!
    Doh say I doh warn you.

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  9. TJ
    October 10, 2019

    What is rude with the invitation to Dr. Skerrit from Mr. Marcellin?
    Grow up my people. The Dr. is scared because his mapwee cannot be used.

  10. Jaimous Thomas
    October 10, 2019

    Hahaha, Clement boy you have jokes. The kind of beating you going to get you star feeling it already.
    How many block or town hall meetings you had already, you are afraid of people, cannot approach people and so looking for Skerrit to bring people to you.
    You have too much to learn my boy.

    • Frank N Stein
      October 14, 2019

      @Jaimous Thomas how many blokc meeting the PM had? As clemo put this report the PM got scared he run and keep belated after budget meeting three months after budget. The only time Skerrit can do anything in VC is when Clemo scare him. The belated meeting expose so much about that constituency where the Prime Minister is the MP. Thank God for social media we know that you all are just BLUFFS.

  11. Annomyous
    October 10, 2019

    Talk about democracy! Had it not been for the debates Obama would not have been president of America!

  12. Danziger
    October 10, 2019

    PM nous, pa allez la please, please, souplay pa allez la. Take all advise to you all morning man in Roseau, tricks and treats won’t work cuz month is HALLOWEN: PM, we love you.

    October 10, 2019

    Clement boy, have some respect for the PRIME MINISTER of the land
    Don’t you know how to address the Prime Minister of a country?
    Who do you think you are? Are you just looking for observation or noticing?or are you planted by the UWP? Little black boy, know the size of your pants!

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    • Clemo for Vcase
      October 11, 2019

      “Little black boy”? Really? He should remain silent because he’s black? Only Arabs and Chinese have a say in this country?

    • RandyX
      October 13, 2019

      Respect for the PM? Are you crazy? The man is a thief, a serial liar and a corrupt nepotistic individual. Nobody in their right mind can have respect for something like that! Of course there always will be exceptions and if you look in the mirror you can see one. A measly little beggar!

  14. October 10, 2019

    Marcelino, you are losing why do you want Skerrit to help you?

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  15. October 10, 2019

    Why would Skerrit waste his precious time arguing with fools like Clemo? The man has more important things to do and attend to than to argue with a little boy and his nonsense talk. Self-praise is no recommendation, my boy. GET A LIFE AND FIND YOURSELF A JOB. What you can’t do for self, can’t for no one else. Why would Skerrit stoop to fools like Clemo? UWP like to much bagalaga.

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    • RandyX
      October 12, 2019

      You are of course right when you say the man has more important things to do. Shame you didn’t specify these ‘more important things’. Let me help you out a little bit: travelling every 2 weeks to Dubai to meet Haiden, travelling all over the world to open new bank accounts, seeing as many Dominicans personally to give them an envelope and explain to them what he expects in return… However, what your PM does NOT do, are all those things the state pays him for, i.e. working for the good of this country.

  16. ??
    October 10, 2019

    Skeritt has to be a real idiot to lower himself to debate you. Steupps….

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  17. ME
    October 10, 2019

    Skerrrit would never debate anyone :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    He is scared of the embarrassment :mrgreen:

    Clemo make it easier for him. Let it be modeling contest, Play dress-up and see who have the sexier smile :lol: :lol: :lol:

    No shame in that one … Women will be the judges :lol: :lol: :lol:

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  18. Joseph John
    October 10, 2019

    Why is debating the PM a political issue ? Why the shaming factor, he is afraid to debate anyone they say.
    How is debate a priority for the PM, his message and his vision is plain for everyone to see. Both his domestic and foreign policies have been expressed on the national, regional and international levels. Only last week the President gave a synopsis of these policies at the United Nations General Assembly.
    Is the reason for the opposition demand a set up to ambush the PM ? The 2.2 billion US dollar ambush is not working, So are they trying an ambush under cover of a debate?
    A fake video is also out there trying to enhance this US dollar ambush.
    The opposition should realized that the PM is too educated and experienced to be taken for a ride by all their margee.

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    • Oh ti largent la
      October 11, 2019

      Skerrit will tell us where our money is!

  19. Ahab & Jezebel
    October 10, 2019

    All I will say is, I just wish that Ahab were a human being, with a real conscience. I think he is more of a being in the likeness and characteristics of the Evil being in the bible that Jesus often referred to as the Devil, who came to still, kill and destroy.

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  20. Island peeps
    October 10, 2019

    Clement your first question should be why is the govt paying a man to build his own house after he gets material from the same govt. Also ask him why he is building the same man a house when he already gave him a house prior to the hurricane and that house only had a few broken windows. I know Skerrit means well sometimes but this is getting out of hands. We need answers on this foolish policy.

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  21. LifeandDeath
    October 10, 2019

    Hahahaha..Skerrit is like the dog that barks hardest in the Yard but Coward as a door mouse..
    He won’t show up, but that’s a wonderful strategy, Each candidate should be invited at the constituency level for the 21 constituencies, and then let’s see if any one will put their people before their pride and egos.

    #brilliant!!.Dominica can do much better than this current Cadre of nitwits. This is indeed a noble way of demonstrating how mediocre the DLP candidates are, starting from Skerrit come down.

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  22. dissident
    October 10, 2019

    Skerrit can’t keep a good man down Clemo.
    my boy u are a boss…..a cut way above de rest in DLP
    i reading thru this and it is clear that your style of politics is revolutionary.
    right now you have lifted your public image……while Skerrit loses a couple stripes
    skerrit has a hatred for bi-partisanship

    Boss ….run with it!!!

    i wish you were running in my constituency
    i see leadership qualities in u
    you have de approach and mind a powerful effective Prime Minister……..i am certain that UWP will support your motivations for leadership

    This is like a serious body blow to skerrit…..amidst all de political boxing your strategy is like a breath of fresh air

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  23. mine
    October 10, 2019

    PM if I were you, I would not go in no debate or townhall with Clement. I realized that people that get the most help they are the ones crucifying the pm. People who gets handouts they are the ones preaching about handouts. God don’t like ungratefulness. Remember when your backs were to the wall you seek help you get help, was that handout?

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    • Kalinago Justice
      October 12, 2019

      @mine; this goes to show you that no Prime Minister, Minister, Parlrep or Politician in Government has a right to singlehandedly give anyone anything belonging to the State!!!

  24. October 10, 2019

    You clement don’t need skerrit to be able to discuss the plans that you have., organize your own townhall meeting. Just like the ones you all had in st Martin and antigua. You have to much pride to go house to house, or to much shame. But it seems you need skerritt to pull a crowd cause you will never get that audience. When you started you sounded serious but now you sound like just another typical UWP politician. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE CONSTITUENCY!!!!!!!!????????????

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    • October 10, 2019

      @Marcellin: “You have to much pride”

      First of all, the word should spell “too” not “to”

      But forget about the spelling, what I want to say is that, you spoke the exact thought of my mind.

      That young man is just nominated to be the parliament representative of the Vielle-Case constituency, the people have chosen PM Skerrit for the past three general elections, where does he come off wanting to challenge him at a useless contention stage?

      Those people fail to understand that the people whom God chooses to serve Him must be humble and obedient; what does this young man know about “political maturity” to claim that PM Skerrit is lacking trait? Well, how rude!

      With God it is not about physical looks, it is about a powerful, trustful, and humble character revealed in the attitude and conduct of that certain individual

      Also, God does not call the qualified, He qualifies those whom He calls. PM Skerrit is a true example of the theory.

  25. RandyX
    October 10, 2019

    What did you all expect, if Skerrit expects the faintest hint of scrutiny he will not attend. His style of government will remain opaque and he will refuse to be held accountable. He rather prefers to go to his party meetings where he is hailed by a few red die-hards and paid up worshippers like a king. They most certainly won’t ask him any serious question or engage him in meaningful discussions. This PM Is a Disgrace to the office he holds. He has to go!

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  26. Love King
    October 9, 2019

    Clement looking for attention man.

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    • Shaka zulu
      October 10, 2019

      Yes he is. Is that not what you do when running for election and want your vote? I hope he gets the attention of the constituency.

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  27. I Still Red
    October 9, 2019

    So Skerrit you scared of debating Lennox Linton, scared of debating Kent Vital, scared of debating Clemo and just flat out scared of debating those that know what’s going on then? All you want to do is hide behind the large skirt of Madam Speaker, hide behind Daryl Teeth, hide behind DBS, and go DLP platforms to manufacture lies just like Satan would, make threats about blood of Dominica will be on whoever just as Bin Ladin the terrorist would, and denigrate Lennox Linton as if he doesn’t know who his father is then? PM since is money you love I giving you $1.2 billion dollars to at least debate Blessing for us. PM I know you still would not debate Blessing because no way would you want to answer questions. But PM you can run for a while but can’t hide forever and between you and me I bet very soon you will have to answer all those questions you have been running from. PM I still red but unless you debate your opponents and answer questions you not getting my vote again

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    • Bwa-Banday
      October 10, 2019

      Daryl Teeth 8-O :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: You killing me! Wonder how it changed from what is was to TEETH :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . But dont worry the same Daryl will turn on the Doctor when glo-sho-fee fall in his zigo soon. Mark my words.

  28. Heddy
    October 9, 2019

    Mr clemo you are asking for the P.m open meeting with you.i do hope you do not embarrassed yourself in that meeting. When questions on visionary starts to fire at you. Hmmmm. Be careful

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    • Roseau Central
      October 10, 2019

      Heddy you are talking to your PM right? He is the only one who will be embarrassed. If you were paying attention you would have noticed that he cannot address the public without a script or he goes postal and talk plenty nonsense. When he has a press con he does not take questions from the public. You all are quite aware that Skerrit cannot discuss anything to visionary and this is why your all fight tooth and nail to stop him from taking part in any such forum. It is clear as day that the PM is the biggest dunce in the country controlled by outsiders. Clemo has proven time and again that he can speak on any issue, go train your PM.

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    • Stupes
      October 10, 2019

      Its those like you that always defending peeyem that don’t have 💩, not a penny in the bank but you defending.You’re the broke faithful. Skerrit’s broke faithful. :roll:

  29. Original
    October 9, 2019

    People here follow American elections anticipating, listening and participating in the democratic process of the American president yet when it comes to our very own democratic process the population suddenly becomes bias. The leaders of western democracy has set a standard which defines democracy and civil society yet we are supporting this backward uncivilized behaviour of an unbalance playing field within the political race. As a society we should set the standard and rules.

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  30. October 9, 2019

    “This reflects a lack of political maturity and a serious deficiency in our democratic system”

    And PM Skerrit did not respond to you, because your action is very rude

    Are you not the one lacking the understanding that Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit is the Prime Minister of Dominica and Leader of the Dominica Labour Party?

    You are sending him an invitation with a bold Letterhead of “United Workers Party” and you expect him to respond to that to that kind of rudeness? That is the lacking of political maturity

    Prime Minister Skerrit has been the Parliament representative for the constituency of Viellecase for the past 15 years; you are just a child entering politics and do you expect him to bow down to your invitation to a function of useless “political contention”?

    Young fellow, call the people of your constituency, to tell them what your plans are if they choose you against PM Skerrit–you are not ready to stand with him for nothing!

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    • Roseau Central
      October 10, 2019

      Elizabeth you are an ……. The PM is a DLP candidate and Clemo is a UWP candidate. Clemo is iinviting him as a DLP candidate so he is right to use the UWP letterhead. Dotishness alone you can talk and you no shame in brandishing your ignorance. It seem to be a DLP aka SFP trademark to be dotish.

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    • All you doh easy
      October 10, 2019

      Who is rude? Clemo wrote a letter to their parl rep inviting him to a town hall, and that makes him rude? 8-O
      Some of you behave as though Skerrit is a God. Skerrit is not a God. He is a man with male body parts. Ask me how I know that. :twisted:

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    • Ibo France
      October 10, 2019

      Elizabeth, you have revealed yourself to be a simpleton. Mr. Skerrit is not a king. He is in fact the Chief civil servant of the people. You act as though the man is a deity so he is above scrutiny. It is people like you who make Skerrit thinks he is omnipotent and acts like a Supreme Being. The man is a mere mortal like you and me. His presence in high office can be deemed as questionable due to too many loopholes in the electoral system. Get a good grip of yourself.

      • October 13, 2019

        @Ibo France, I am glad that you noticed all of the things, which I didn’t write about, in PM Skerrit’s character: “omnipotent and acts like a “Supreme Being” those are your thoughts, not mine.

        But I am sure that that Omnipotent, “Supreme Being” is working through PM Skerrit for the Social and Economic Development in Dominica–and he is doing a great job

        That is the thing which is getting you all so frightened, to the point of walking with you all’s closed; you know that nothing and no one can remove Pm Skerrit, from his post, until the Omnipotent, Supreme Being, decides that His work is done through the Man and his Governing body.

        It will be a goodbye and great “thank you” from the “Omnipotent and Supreme Being” with a Degree of Great Exaltation–take it or leave it!

    • RandyX
      October 11, 2019

      You are Skerrits puppy dog and a hypocrite but you still think it’s appropriate to lecture other people on political immaturity?? You are one sad blind Skerrit puppy dog!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 11, 2019

      “And PM Skerrit did not respond to you, because your action is very rude”

      Elizabeth ole Woman Rude Lips  Xavier are you in your right mind?

      Who the hell is Roosevelt a man who uses his mother maiden (surname), because he does not know his biological surname, that a political opponent cannot challenge him to a town hall discussion in a community where he was born and represent?

      How long will it take before you find out you are only making yourself a nuisance in public writing such nonsense! 

      There should be a limit to what we do even to the point where continuously make a fool out of yourself!

      You wish that corrupted crook Roosevelt Skerrit would run unopposed; that only happens in Cuba, China, and Russia these days!

      If you believe Roosevelt is God gift to Dominica, I suggest you advise him to respect the challenge and debate this young lad!

      I suggest he debate Lennox, let’s prove his intelligence.

      How about that rude lips Elizabeth?

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  31. Lin clown
    October 9, 2019

    The Prime minister is not going to take part in anything,that is written on a UWP letterhead.This guy is out of place,and badly brought up.He should address the PRIME MINISTER as Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit,Prime minister of Dominica.Very rude marcellin.We have no TIME for IDIOTS.

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    • Huh
      October 10, 2019

      Clearly, you don’t know the difference between rude and bold. Let me give you an example, if I were rude I would call you a dama**, but since I am not rude I will call you silly instead. Do you see the difference now?

    • Ibo France
      October 11, 2019

      We should abandon the practice of calling politicians like Roosevelt Skerrit Honorable. The man should be labeled Most Dishonorable. He got exposed for the garbage bins and fertilizer scandals; the missing CBI 1.2 billion dollars; he cannot give an account for EC $270 000 000+ PetroCaribe funds; he’s using the courts to persecute and destroy his political opponents. The man deserves our collective scorn. Look at the underdeveloped landscape of Dominica in comparison to the advanced development of the neighboring territories. Dominica looks like a buggy Skerrit talks about and the other major islands look like the latest models of luxurious vehicles. Instead of giving cult-like worship, we should pour scorn on this man for his massive corrupt practices in office.

    October 9, 2019

    Skerrit, don’t fall for this UWP game. You got more important fish to fry at this time than paying attention to this distraction. Every day you articulate your plans and vision for the country(that includes every constituency). The invitation should have read , “Community dialogue to talk about what the UWP and the DLP have done to elevate the LIVES OF PEOPLE after Hurricane Maria”. The UWP is walking with eyes close and ears blocked so they have no knowledge of what’s going in their community and constituency.
    Tell Clement to go ahead and talk of his plans for his constituency and tell him also to ask Lennox Linton and his other UWP colleagues what HAVE THEY DONE TO HELP ELEVATE THE CONDITION OF THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE in THEIR(UWP) constituency after HURRICANE MARIA.
    Tell him(Clement), you are extending an invitation to him to engage in community dialogue,to talk of what he or his party did/ have done for his/ their constituency after HURRICANE MARIA.

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    • Neverson St jean
      October 13, 2019

      It seems to me that dominica was only discovered after hurricane Maria

  33. joseph charles
    October 9, 2019

    he will never debate you , he knows you’ll put him in the light. Marcellin skerrit is afraid of any debate , be it with LL , ML ,a mop, a broom or me

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  34. Ibo France
    October 9, 2019

    Political debates before a general election should be mandatory. Appropriate mechanisms, rules and conditions should be put in place to guard against bias, distractions and confusion. The debate should be strictly issues oriented. Hopefully, after these debates, the voters should be in a ether position to make more informed decisions at the polls. Unfortunately, this is just wishful thinking as the DLP’s strategy is strictly based on bribery of the electorate by ‘Cool Out’ money, handouts at the Red Clinic, the distribution of apartments, sudden appointments of long suffering workers to the civil service, etcetera. Skerrit and his obedient, infantile worshippers cannot campaign on their lacklustre record in government. So they stoop to bribery, trickery and character assassination.

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    • Eddy A
      October 10, 2019

      He can’t account for CBI, he can’t account for PetroCaribe, he can’t account for the departure of Ross, he can’t account for the MOU with China…
      Since these are the points that would come up in any debate, he just simply avoids the debate in the first place. Worst even, he gets away with it. He does exactly what HE wants…!

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    • Gary
      October 12, 2019

      LOL, If you really think that politicians debating each other is useful for making informed decisions at the polls you are setting yourself up for being deceived, political debates are theatrics. Why would you make a decision to vote for someone based on a political debate orchestrated on theatrics. As to the rest of your silly chronic accusations the people of Dominica will soon elect The Government they feel best to govern the Country.

  35. Fabric
    October 9, 2019

    Finally, something to uplift the political debate.
    I hope the PM really accepts this.
    Some of us are not beggars and we would love a discussion on the issues that really matter in the forgotten Vieille Case constituency.

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  36. Real Change
    October 9, 2019

    What a coward. He will not debate at the constituency nor the national level. What a poor example to the youth.

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  37. Clemo, our man
    October 9, 2019

    Clemo. Our man. Listen. Skerrit is jealous of you, even with all the money he’s controlling. He cannot stand to be near you, or even in the same room as you. That will give him chest pain. You are what he wishes he was. Clemo you are so humble, you don’t even see that but it’s the truth.

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  38. Mark
    October 9, 2019

    Skerrit cannot touch Clemo- the only thing this guy who called himself Dr. is ‘Lave-wvay”

    Sad– umm sad. He is not my PM for sure; for sure. I suppose I don’t need the red clinic or some the alleged 1.2 B-

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  39. Neutrality
    October 9, 2019

    This is quite accurate. This meeting would have been a superb occassion to express viewpoints from both members of the political parties and alike constituents. We need leaders or individuals who believe in coherence instead of segregation, acknowledgement of differences rather than deformation. We live in a Democratic era, where the majority and the minority has a say, let us focus and work towards a sustainable future and preserving our country.

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  40. Bwa-Banday
    October 9, 2019

    That super egoistic fake Dr. Dr. will never debate Clemo because he knows that he will be crushed mercilessly by the dignified young politician. Skerrit lives in a self created world where Dca is his because it was willed to him and as such he will answer to no one “beneath” him. He is King of Kings and Lord of All. He is the reincarnation of Robert Mugabe who continued to lie to himself and his people to the end.

    When Skerrit is finally behind bars at PHQ, Roseau, Dominica I will have the opportunity to see him go through withdrawal and remind him that “God is always good”. Keep up the fight Clemo because Dictators have been beaten and Goliaths have been slain mercilessly. Remember Saddam, Ghadaffi and Edi Amin? The writing is on the wall; How Long? Not Long! 8) 8) Civil DISOBEDIENCE is a MUST!

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    • Str
      October 10, 2019

      Saddam and Ghadaffi were good men whose countries were prosperous and wealthy before they were mercilessly slain by western conquistadors. You are obviously rejoicing at the pile of rubble that Libya and Iraq have become since their so-called “Dictators” were toppled from Power by the west. or have you not noticed since the western media have stopped informing you of what is going on in these countries since their oil and wealth have been conquered by global buisnesses. And I take it you are looking forward to reducing Dominica to a similar pile of rubble with your plans of unmercilessly removing our great leader Dr Rosevelt Skerrit from power also. But not in this part of the glove.

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  41. Shaka zulu
    October 9, 2019

    Go ahead and schedule your townhall meetings. He is to swell head to take directions or invites from you. He calls Lennox Linton Boy. The people need to see you and hear you. You represent the future of Dominica politics and setting the right pace. Skerrit has 20 years of history and it is about 40 percent OK 60 percent bad. In you i see the future and in life the future is what matters most.

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  42. My Dominica
    October 9, 2019

    Even the signature sexy :oops: :oops:

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    • Praise the Lord
      October 10, 2019

      Clemo is 🔥. Seriously. Everybody bow your heads and close your eyes. Heavenly father, we need more handsome men like Clemo to bring coolout for our eyes. Amen.

  43. Penville
    October 9, 2019

    That’s your opinion! We the people of Vieille Case Constituency view the political spectrum from a different angle. Right away you have to indulge in your pit toilet politics, by insults of not being politically mature and one man totalitarian state. My boy crawl backwards underneath the stone you came from! Do you think as an aspiring politician you should come out slinging cheap shots? If you think that tatic is going to work continue, because you will loose your followers and down payment. I as a undecided voter certainly wouldn’t give you the time of the DAY.

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  44. Penville
    October 9, 2019

    That’s your opinion! We the people of Vieille Case Constituency view the political spectrum from a different angle. Right away your have to indulge your pit toilet politics, by insults of not being politically mature and one man totalitarian state. My boy crawl backwards underneath the stone you came from! Do you think as an aspiring politician you should come out slinging cheap shots? If you think that tatic is going to work continue, because you will loose your followers and down payment. I as a undecided voter certainly wouldn’t give you the time of the DAY.

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    • Frank N Stein
      October 10, 2019

      Penville aka fake Penville, are you refering to your PM Skerrit? It cannot be Clemo you telling about pit latrine and cheap political shot. Please dont make Dominicans think that Penville people foolish like you. You already get your coolout to defend so do a better job.

    • Fabric
      October 14, 2019

      Undecided voter??? That is not a smart thing for an undecided voter to say. You may need to do a bit of reading, educate yourself a bit and come and discuss.

  45. Herbert Volney
    October 9, 2019

    Young man, rock so. The PM has affairs of State to attend to on behalf of the people. Seems like you are looking for a job. You may be intelligent and worthy but this is not your time. The bell has not yet been rung for the election so I would suggest that your timing is also skewed. Walk around the constituency and meet the people

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    • Frank N Stein
      October 10, 2019

      Herbert DISGRACED Volney Clemo does not need your …….. opinion. No young man needs to hear from a DISGRACED public officer, you are not a good role model. Keep fighting for your coolout as usual but go elsewhere, Clemo is above you and your rubbish.

    • Former ex retired
      October 10, 2019

      Volney. Keep your advice to yourself. Nobody cares what you think. You’re a has been.

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    • Ibo France
      October 10, 2019

      For the last twenty years the PM has spent this long period of time setting up himself and his family for life. He has done very little for the country and its people. The vast majority of citizens are hurting, jobs are waning and the country is descending into the abyss. Under Skerrit’s stewardship Dominica has sunk to a depth that I have never seen before. He doesn’t have the oratorical skills nor the cognitive capabilities to debate the future prime minister of Dominica. Skerrit should walk around in a chicken suit for he’s just a self absorbed coward. Time for him to exit politics as he is causing irreparable damage to the country and its regional and international image.

    • RandyX
      October 11, 2019

      The only person in Dominica that is looking for a job and is prepared to go the whole way is YOU. You are so desperate, it’s embarrassing. You are nothing but a low life disgraced judge. Shame on you! After the election you will be the first one to sing a different tune.

  46. Kalinago Justice
    October 9, 2019

    I’d like to give the one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake the benefits of all doubts, but from we’ve seen of this rogue,it is not expected that he responds in the affirmative. He should have no fear given his time spent in politics,as Parliamentary Representative and prime mistake, to outdo the Candidate for the UWP :?: His failure to respond and participate in such forum sends a strong message to the people that he has failed and disappointed them miserably and therefore not fit to represent them anymore!!!

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    • Queen
      October 11, 2019

      Kalinago Juice, thanks we know the Priest hood wasn’t for you, but now you a constantly making a fool of yourself on a daily basis. The DLP is the only party that has elevated the standards of living for the indigenous people. You have the ability to help your people, what and how have you done to raise their standards? Just like your idolized leader just hot 🥵 air from the back 🚪 door.

  47. Ti Garcon
    October 9, 2019

    The question i gotta ask- how many townhall meetings has the UWP held in Dominica? Is always a public meeting in Marigot, wesley or Roseau Central.
    Seriously how many townhall meetings have they held in Dominica? They holding them in Canada, USA, St Martin, Antigua… But not in Dominica. Y? Dominicans to beneath them to hold conversations with? Always eager to tell people what to do, but as a opposition have they even cared to listen?
    Have many townhall meetings have the UWP held in Dominica?! I have posting on DNO for the past 2-3yrs saying that they should consult with the people via townhall meetings, instead of dictating your opinions on the masses via a few public meetings. Go to in every village!! They been to fresh to come hold simple conversation with Dominicans in Dominica. So Clemo doh try that. You dont need Skerrit to have a townhall. Skerrit been hosting townhalls without UWP… most townhalls are just one political party or ideology interacting with the public

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    • Real Dominican
      October 10, 2019

      To Carson

      In all real and democratic countries, national and constituency debates exist?

      What Clemo asking for is a discussion on Constituency matters.

      You, as usual, mixing apples and oranges.

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      • Ti Garcon
        October 11, 2019

        “The question i gotta ask- how many townhall meetings has the UWP held in Dominica?”
        Did i mix up anything for you? Did clemo ask for a debate or a townhall- so aren’t you the one mixing apples with oranges.
        I said what i had to say, but can you answer the simple question- how many townhall meetings has the UWP held in Dominica?

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  48. Frank N Stein
    October 9, 2019

    Skerrit is such a coward a little Clemo he afraid of. First time Clemo come out in the public arena, you there for 20years what you afraid of. You know he will beat you with honesty.

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    • Joseph John
      October 10, 2019

      @ Stein,….Do not just tell us the PM is coward, show us. give is a tract record of cowardly behavior.
      I guess, because you are so gallant you can make such accusations, but tell us what you and your brave leaders do re Mathew, Erica and Maria compared to what Skerrit “the coward” did. I know for a fact that he did not go missing in action (M.I.A). I know for a fact that because of his activities he attracted visitors like CNN, former President Clinton and Prince Charles to Dominica.
      I know for a fact that he declared “I am in charge” to indicate that the responsibility for the reconstruction rest on his shoulders. Is that the profile of a coward ? Or is that an other attempt at FAKE news again.
      Last election the opposition promised to build a hotel at the kalinago territory. So I guess they built a fake hotel with fake visitors as their fake guests.
      The uwp is proving to be a fake party.

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      • Joseph John
        October 11, 2019

        Stien, if you are looking for cowardly behavior ask Clemo why is he shame of the Kalinago people. Ask him why is he so disconnected from the people of Kalinago descent from Abarr Cwayib and Tete Morne of the Carib people of Caribbean Sea fame. Has he ever travel the hillside (clifside) tract from the Dimaytree River to Sarvan . The kalinago people made that road to go to La Haut cliffs to look out for enemy ships from Europe.
        Can he tell us what he think of Robelto who was a field officer for Geest Industries.
        I have some more personal questions but DNO will not print them now.

      • Kalinago Justice
        October 12, 2019

        @joseph john; the devastation of hurricane Maria attracted both Clinton and Charles to the island, not your one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake!!!

  49. Ya Boy
    October 9, 2019

    Mr teeth good white too wi.

    A man with a vision!

    Let’s go CLEMO!

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    • Am serious
      October 9, 2019

      That’s from all the yams and bush tea they have in Penville. Go spend two weeks in Penville, you will get white teeth like Clemo. Early warning, Clemo is my man, he doesn’t know it yet, but still I will be defending him in here. Comment writers take note.

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  50. %
    October 9, 2019

    Skerrit is a big mouth braggart. He cannot debate or hold a sensible dialogue..Therefore he will refuse the invitation..
    Dominica is in shambles with this MISLEADER..
    What he does best is to steal elections .
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

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    • Marigot
      October 10, 2019

      % why was your meeting in Sam’s Gutter in the dark? What happenen to your audience? Marigotians are fed up with your hog wash. Your running days are over.

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    • Stop Condoning
      October 10, 2019

      Lair lair Lennox Linton Dominica isn’t in shambles. You are in shambles, because you have nothing to show someone for your accomplishments, therefore your are painfully painting a picture of gloom and doom. No Dominicans overseas Lennox is a con artist 👨‍🎤 who doesn’t have our best interests at heart. As the Pal Rep the man was given two scholarships for the Marigot Constituency, he gave both to his children, they were not born there, nor have they lived or attended school there! Is that a person who could be trusted! During Maria, he requested one generator, guess for who! Is that a person who cares for anyone but himself? How many of hs overseas trips that he has brought back a trailer! Lennox needs to find a paying JOB, and stop living like a parasite.

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