Skerrit states reason for December 6th election date

Skerrit announces election

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has explained his reason for calling the general election on December 6.

Dominicans already knew that the election would be announced soon based on Skerrit’s statement on October the 13th at the launch of DLP candidate, Kent Edwards, that election would be within 100 days.

However, many did not expect the prime minister to make the announcement of the specific date on Tuesday night at a Labour Party Got Talent event in Goodwill.

“Keeping in mind the issue of what is best for our country, I have decided that given the divisive nature of general elections, campaigning should not be carried out into the New Year,” he said.

Skerrit said he is confident that the DLP warrants re-election based on its accomplishments.

“Many of you have gotten jobs, housing, support for your business, pension as a senior, free medicine or healthcare for your children. You have benefited from the policies and work of the labour party…” he said.

According to him, the DLP has not only looked after labour party supporters but the entire country.

“Even the opposition has been given constituency offices to help the people in their constituencies. The entire country of Dominica has benefited from the Dominica Labour Party,” he said.

Skerrit said further that the DLP has brought Dominica through some of its toughest times in history.

Additionally, he said in the last 15 years, the DLP had done more for seniors in Dominica than all previous governments did during the preceding 50 years.

“There will be more benefits for seniors with a re-elected Dominica Labour Party Administration,” Skerrit noted.

Meanwhile, Skerrit said Dominica must mark the start of the third decade of the 21st century with a clear decision about who will lead the country into its future.

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71 Comments

  1. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    November 10, 2019

    There is a dictatorship king in the making on Dominica, soon the subjects will be looking at a shining golden castle on Morn Bruce built with ill gotten money. They will bulldoze down the cross to make room so that everyone can see it all over Roseau while bowing down in obedience to their glorious leader.

  2. pureblackmagic
    November 10, 2019

    The most dangerous person in any society is a LIAR !!! Had you done all what you said you are doing you wouldn’t have to come to the nation and say that, it would be seen! The problem with failure’s like you, is that, you use one lie to cover another,not realizing that you are tightening the noose around your neck , hanging yourself with your own lies. Have a little dignity , admit you are a failure and the most disgrace leader.

  3. pureblackmagic
    November 9, 2019

    The most dangerous person in any society is a LIAR !!!! Had you done all what you mentioned in your speech, you wouldn’t have to come and say it. It would be seen. Your lies has brought about the spiraling downfall that you taking. If you had any dignity you would bow out gracefully, to many lies, we need transparency. Skerrit you must go, just admit you are a failure. Make it easy on yourself.

  4. Zammm
    November 9, 2019

    The reasons you called elections are as follows
    -you realize that u are fading away daily
    -you Wanna save your skin
    -you don’t want reform
    -you want you n your wife n family to run things in Dominica
    -you wannnna get richer whilst Dominicans getting poorer daily
    -you know, you honestly don’t like Dominicans, you like power
    -you are a poor boy who is after the kill, you wanna be the riches man
    -you want to continue to have foreigners take all the money abroad like gallakhan n those building app.
    -you wanna remain in power because you don’t like to see Dominicans rise so u oppress them.
    -you are a selfish n self absorbed self made leader
    – you have no respect for religion or any law dats why you keep messing up the catholic liturgical calendar with politics n elections
    -you have plenty money to bring bajans n other nationals to help u win an election… They renting houses alll over even gettin ac, while your supporters don’t have a fan.
    YOU said they can’t test you…

  5. Free and Fair
    November 9, 2019

    I want the US Department of State to receive the names and green card number of anyone in the US that accepts a bribe to come down here to vote. I am sure they would be happy to know what their green card holders are up to.

    • November 11, 2019

      I want you all to understand and learn more about politics before just running your mouth the state department cannot do a damn thing about people going to their country to vote as a matter of fact they welcome it because if you are an American and you are any where in the world they welcome you to vote on election day so this talk about people overseas coming down to vote this is bull crap because Linton was in New York also begging people to come down and vote so why should it be good for one and bad for the other I will gladly give the department of state my information you just blowing hot air.

    • November 11, 2019

      One more thing you need to study the meaning of dual citizen ship
      and this means that Dominican can be a citizen of the USA or where ever they live and still have all the right in their country political or other wise.

  6. November 9, 2019

    This is part one:

    You know what? A few nights ago my Spirit caused me to look into the attitude of those who are speaking against Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and his Governing body, for whatever their reason, and all I could see was “rudeness”, “disrespect”, and all the other traits of the “carnal” mind, which is not in the favor of the Holy God of heaven and Earth.

    And yet He is the one who holds the authority for and against the World–he has warned mankind that: “No flesh will glory in His presence”! People do you know what this means?

    God is telling us, that no matter how high we think we are, He will always be the Highest and no man can stand above Him; it means that He and only Him makes the rules and call the commands-not man!

    Apostle Paul said: “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: The powers that be are ordained of God–Whoever resists the power, resists the ordinance of God

    • Bwa-Banday
      November 10, 2019

      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Lady you need prayers. Please STOP using my God’s name in your nonsense. Elizabeth, I pray God will lay his hands on you so those two “koko Zyee” -two eyes- of yours will open up and see the true light. Please, let my people go!

    • viewsexpressed
      November 10, 2019

      “You know what? A few nights ago my Spirit caused me to look into the attitude of those who are speaking against Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and his Governing body, for whatever their reason, and all I could see was “rudeness”, “disrespect”, and all the other traits of the “carnal” mind, which is not in the favor of the Holy God of heaven and Earth.”
      Elizabeth, your thoughts are silly, narrow minded, idoitic, like your failed Skerrit and to remind you, that it appears you have been blind and in denial for years over Skerrit corrupted behaviour and you sound like a blind idiotic follower, irrespective of the Bin Thievery Bobol, Fertilizer Bobol. Skerrit is this blind politician and is still about because he begs for loyalty and fame from his blind supporters and his nonsense talk. Over 19 years Skerrit has reduced our Dominica`s economy in shangles, with no more guest bananas and other produce to sell. Skerrit is a fanfare politician, no more no less. He must Go. Out. You failed

    • dee
      November 11, 2019

      Elle is a bet
      you always bringing God in your Political utterances;
      I tell you, when you see God deal with that spirit of yours,
      lets hope you surly learn your lesson .

  7. Jonathan Y St Jean
    November 9, 2019

    Then tell me, Skerritt, why do you have to resort to all those shenanigans to try and win the upcoming election if you say your accomplishments are stellar? You have failed to implement electoral reform as requested by citizens and recommend by outside agencies. You have failed to provide more access to opposition parties to state-owned media. The use of state resources to mostly Labour Party supporters. The use of the police to harass the opposition and frustrate their efforts. Why do you have to resort to awful behavior rather than tout your accomplishments and let the citizens decide fair and square?

  8. November 9, 2019

    This is part two:

    “David, a man who was after God’s heart could have killed Saul”

    David had the privilege to kill Saul, the King of Israel, who was after his Life, he said to one of his men who was ready to pierce his sword into Saul’s body, while he slept: “Do not destroy him; for who can stretch out his hand against the Lord’s anointed, and be guiltless?

    People of Dominica, it is not your place to judge the Prime Minister the way that you all are going on; especially that he has done no wrong to you all; he is God’s anointed, through the voice of the people, as their minds motivate them to make that call.

    You all are the minority group making all the noises, do you ever wonder why God has not answered your call for all of those years?

    Well, I will tell you why? You all are not calling out to God; for your carnal mind is His enemy. To Him, you all are dead souls; He is not the God of the dead. He is not listening to your calls.

    • RandyX
      November 10, 2019

      You are boring us to death again with your usual hypocrisy. How can you claim to be a Christian on one side and on the other side you support a notorious liar and serial thief. You are a disgusting creature!!

  9. Ana Shole
    November 8, 2019

    We already know Donald Trump don’t like black people from third world countries. I say we send him the list of greencard numbers of those waiting for Roosevelt Skerrit to charter flight for them to come down and vote. Trump would be happy to have such a list, let’s give him an early Christmas gift. I am Ana Shole and I approve this message.

    • 305goon
      November 9, 2019

      Seems like you wish you had a green card. 8-O

  10. Man bites dogs
    November 8, 2019

    These blue belly boomboom flies are something else just recently they were saying we going to win the election. Now that prime minister Dr Skerrit called the date December 6.2019 they all crying and running about like headless turkeys they afraid fear frightened calling Mr Skerrit a wicked man. Now last night Linton the clown said to his followers and I quote “. Any house hold that vote ❎ for him and he becomes the prime minister will get 25000dollars”. That’s not enough Linton, I am greedy and needy multiply by 40 and I will consider it, having said that there is a nasty smell coming from you Linton it is called Corruption man you must be mad or in your case ugly desperate my life what a man??

    • viewsexpressed
      November 10, 2019

      Man you really can write some nonsense. Like a teacher would say, go over again and this time try to comprehend, analyse and structure well what the hell you want to say. It is ok in your writing to say that “Skerrit is this political clown, and the worse that Dominica has got, and we wish him to go about his Funky business. There is nothing that Skerrit is able to do to elevate our economy and bring in foreign exchange to our economy. All Skerrit has is this flamboyant childish behavior he has that people will love him. Well people Skerrit is a failure and he has killed our economy and agricultural business and there are men and women out there still belching nonsense that they “love their Pm”. A failed politican and immature leader. Skerrit is a waste of time and dangerously immature to be a Prime Minister, lt alone to be in a cabinet.
      Skerrit, Please go to hell, Go to Hell, and leave us alone. Go mind your funky corrupt business, with your funky idiotic boom-boom fly…

  11. The Truth Be Told
    November 8, 2019

    If he smile, U vex. If he frown, u vex. Whilst u all vexing, many things are happening. Wasting time vexing, demonstrating, talking, cussing, swearing, calling others derregatory names cannot & will never develop Dominica. People time 2 love on1 another. The PM called election, u vex although u are positive of winning. So y u vex? The election is very close. Wait for it. No but u want him to step down. Is this the way things are done? Having a following of persons whom u have not educated as to election matters. Robots-I say ho they say ho. I say 1.5 b missing, they say so too. Can u guys run a country so? No! Are u all marjees? Say wrong is wrong & right is right. Call a spade a spade. Emancipate yourselves from mental hatred. Ask for love to replace the hate. U are hurting yourselves. Do not say I did not warn you. Love is the answer. Support your party but do not be stupid about it. When election is over, stop it. When Maria hit, it was time 2 show worth. Failed!

  12. The Truth Be Told
    November 8, 2019

    To All the Haters who do not like the PM for no reason.
    1. Attacking the PM does not develop Dominica (new proclamation).
    2. Whilst u are hating (parler toute seule) 1 man, look around, open your eyes & see the developments made. Mind U I challenge show 1 thing the demonstrators, talkers, have done? None! Protesting doesnot develop a country. Why do u hate the PM? You cannot give any concrete answer. He there too long; PM must go! Why? no reasoning.
    3. I know whatever he says whether it is good or bad, you guys twist it to suit your hatred of him. Time to open your eyes, minds too & see an A as an A & say things as they are. We need to be truthful. 4. I notice most of those who hate are elderly men who have not achieved anything in life. Forget your past mistakes & move forward. The mistake should b learning platforms.
    UWP was founded by disgruntled supposedly “intelligent” Men who are still disgruntled 2day. Disgruntled is poison. Give me 1 reason 2 vote…

    • Eddy A
      November 10, 2019

      No doubt you received a nice envelope for your shameless propaganda speech!

    • viewsexpressed
      November 10, 2019

      The Truth Be Told, you are silly, that lying truth you are, with your blind alliances to you failed immature childish Skerrit. Who the hell is Skerrit? Well, he is this failed politician and Odd Minister who has destroyed and continue to destroy our fake economy.
      The Truth Be Told, go to hell, none of your damn business. We know who Skerrit is. A failure, sill Prime (odd) Minister and he must go about his Funky Business.
      My views are well expressed. I am long enough within the civil service to know that after 19 years, with 19nuseess ministers that Skerrit and his labour clowns are failed politicians. Skerrit just cannot, is unable, will not make to that level of intellectual and sound analysis to that of Hon, Lennox Linton.
      Skerrit is still out playing with his toys looking for fame and alliances. Hon Linton on the other hand is an intellectual, well composed, forthright, knowledgeable of socio-economic development and with sound leadership and guidance this team and Dominicans.

  13. Bring back the kidnapped Dominican parrots
    November 8, 2019

    All incoming aircraft loaded down with yours truly paid voters should be turned around at the airport at least a week before the election, only persons residing on Dominica with a Dominican address should be allowed to vote and all polling places and ballot boxes should be watched like a hawk and credentials with Dominican addresses should be checked. Only persons physically residing on Dominica with proof should be voting.

    • November 11, 2019

      Your comment don’t make sense now do you know how many people reside in the US. and other parts of the world have a house in DA. that have their address I am one of them and I know many more so you should try to get a visa and stop hating because I also have a bank account with my DA. address so what are you talking about you are clue less just want to make a comment come with more important talk

  14. Ibo France
    November 8, 2019

    Ignore his false assertions, Skerrit has an enduring love for foreigners and foreign things. Bona fide , born and bred Dominicans are expendable. FACTS: His most trusted advisors are mostly Barbadians; gave the housing contract to a foreign entity, MMC; had his wife give birth to his children in a foreign country, USA; gave diplomatic passports to foreign crooks and criminals; foreign mercenaries were recruited to smear a fellow countryman, Mr. Linton. There are many other instances of Mr. Skerrit affinity for foreigners and foreign entities too numerous to record. The man has an uncontrollable craving of all things exotic. He then rides on the sore backs of poor Dominicans to enrich himself and his loyal enablers. Dominicans, take your head from under the ground like the proverbial ostrich. Send Skerrit and his bandits an unmistakable message. We are totally fed up of your B.S., not another chance for you.

    • viewsexpressed
      November 10, 2019

      Mr Ibo France: Thanks so much for this updated information of this failed Skerrit.
      People of Domininca take note, read again: Here goes.
      “There are many other instances of Mr. Skerrit affinity for foreigners and foreign entities too numerous to record. The man has an uncontrollable craving of all things exotic. He then rides on the sore backs of poor Dominicans to enrich himself and his loyal enablers. Dominicans, take your head from under the ground like the proverbial ostrich. Send Skerrit and his bandits an unmistakable message. We are totally fed up of your B.S., not another chance for you.”
      Thanks much, let the truth be known. Skerrit is just this one with some level of fake, wanted fanfare which appears like some fake political clowns who surround him and makes him feel good of himself. Skerrit must go, we have well decent, highly professional people within the UWP Team to now rebuild and promote our nature Isle much more. Too much Bobol in Skerrit`s camp, He, Labour must…

  15. "maho pima
    November 8, 2019

    you help not only labourites but the entire country, and you continue to discriminate Doctors and many others? is that help?

  16. LifeandDeath
    November 8, 2019

    Alas, Skerrit wants to correct his own test sheet.
    On the other hand however, more people left DA under the DLP than any other Gov’t since Independence.
    What Jobs does he speak about? The NEP? Certainly more people have lost Jobs under the DLP than those who received menial low paying Jobs.
    Skerrit, maybe by default you’re right about giving Dominica the opportunity to enter a new year under new leadership, but we know by now that Dominica’s best interest does not always align with your best interest and you always put yourself first. So, maybe it was the NBD overdrafts that send you scrambling prematurely. You Lie so much that we as Dominicans tend to believe even rumors before we take a chance on your words. You Lie too Much!! The Chinese just called you out on the Int’l Airport, what have you to say about that? Liar Liar, Pants on Fire!!

  17. Island peeps
    November 8, 2019

    When you say former Prime Minister who on the DLP platform are you going to replace him with? I hope you was not referring to replacing Skerrit with Lenox Linton. Please tell me what Lenox said during his campaign that would make you vote for him. I am not red or blue but Lenox would never get my vote. Skerrit might be the biggest liar on the planet but Lenox is about Lenox. Lenox interest is not Dominica it’s all about him. That is a very dangerous leader. This year is going to be lenox 8th year in politics, you honestly telling me he could not do an online degree within that 8 years? We as Dominicans should always want better.

    • D4D
      November 8, 2019

      What degree you talking about…. a shi….piece of paper that so many people have but cannot even perform given tasks in their related field of work?
      Dominica at this juncture requires rescuing/saving!! Dominica is hemorrhaging profusely and you will sit there and talk about a piece of paper! shame on you!
      well sit there and cry fire and do nothing about the burning house and you will see what happens!. your history will bombard you for not doing anything to save our birth right!

      But if a degree is so important to you I hope that your PM and Reggie has theirs as well as you. Magwasa!

      Lennox is not about himself but rather the best suited states man for the Job

    • November 10, 2019

      @Island peeps, I gave you a positive thumb, but that statement of yours which says: “Skerrit might be the biggest liar on the planet”, I don’t agree with that; because I think it is inappropriate; unless you can mention something that the Prime Minister lied to you about.

      It is the same as calling a thief, what did he still from you all?

      No matter how low or how high we are, we all make plans for the future, but we can only depend on our hope, to take us to our destiny.

      Our plans have to be in harmony, meaning the same as what God has planned for us; our hope is from Him, and we cannot go beyond that plan of His.

      King David promised to build the Temple of Worship to God, but this plan was established through his son Solomon

      We need to stop judging people, no matter what their rank is; it is the work of God to do the judging, we need to leave His job to Himself.

    • viewsexpressed
      November 10, 2019

      Man, your thoughts ad blind loyalty are all over the place writing nonsense.
      Lets read and dismiss this nonsense again.
      “I hope you was not referring to replacing Skerrit with Lenox Linton. Please tell me what Lenox said during his campaign that would make you vote for him. I am not red or blue but Lenox would never get my vote. Skerrit might be the biggest liar on the planet but Lenox is about Lenox. Lenox interest is not Dominica it’s all about him.”
      You seem lost to talk about fake Skerrit, that is where you need to go to be openly critical of this Skerrit who has crippleid our Dominica, with misuse of funds and a highly corrupted Labour Government. Let me list them for you. 1. Red Clinic Bobol, 2, Fertilizer Bobol, 3. Bin Bobol, 4. Abuse of states fund to gain loyalty from poor people who receive handouts cash for loyalty.
      Skerrit is fake. Linton is decent.
      It appears that you have not been following failed Skerrit for the past 19 failed years. He Goes. He failed us…

    • Joe
      November 11, 2019

      with skerrit’s degree why wont he debate Lennox

  18. Ibo France
    November 8, 2019

    These two words best describe Skerrit’s Administration and Leadership for the last fifteen (15) straight years – CORRUPTION & INCOMPETENCE! Why should Dominicans vote for more of the same? Skerrit is only fixated with MONEY and POWER. How many can truly enjoy an overseas vacation, nutritious meals, pay for proper medical care, pay their utility bills without any difficulties, are satisfied with their take home pay? Only Skerrit, his family and his corrupt enablers. He’s undeserving of another minute in the office of the Prime Minister. The man has polluted this once very revered position. He has lowered the bar really low. OUT! OUT! OUT!

  19. joseph charles
    November 8, 2019

    1 .”Skerrit said he is confident that the DLP warrants re-election based on its accomplishments.” WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS???

    2. IS this the alleged officer who took terry baron to the home of Lennox Linton?

    3.”Meanwhile, Skerrit said Dominica must mark the start of the third decade of the 21st century with a clear decision about who will lead the country into its future.” YOU’RE SO RIGHT !! DEFINITELY NOT YOU SKERRIT

  20. Fabian Esprit
    November 8, 2019

    Go hell with all your jokes times up for you.move for the change

    • viewsexpressed
      November 10, 2019

      Skerrit, your words: “Go to Hell, Go to Hell, Its non of our damn Business”.
      That is who you are Skerrit. That is the level of intellectual you have, that when someone talks about a matter of state that we know you are not an intellectual, and recall you became this Prime (Odd)Minister by accident and not by merit, you have none. You have killed our agriculture, our farmers are crying at this stage and you end up selling our passports to those nefarious friends of yours. That is how you wish now to raise funds for the state, by selling off the assets of our Dominica. Shame on you Skerrit and also to those who blindly support you with this failed behavior of yours. You have failed us Skerrit, you lack intellectualism and decorum and you`re spontaneously this hype person seeking fame from poor people whom you make que at your office to receive cash, which is thievery, whereas you bypass the welfare Division and Welfare officers and you take over for fame. You`re disgusting. Get Out!

  21. dissident
    November 8, 2019

    Skerrit stop talk rubbish!
    You didn’t want campaign in the new year…. garbage!
    You spent practically all of 2019 campaigning!

    As a man who is PM for 3 terms that is de lame as. answer you can give?
    YOU NEED TO LEAVE OFFICE NOW!!!
    you doh tired embarrass yourself and your party?

    That’s all you can say to defend yourself?

    So what was that call to parliament about and then a double take reversal to call election de day after like an afterthought!!!!

    You call parliament
    When you see de questions put you to answer you decide you not answering…. you protecting your business partners because they see the investment falling apart.

    Facts are stubborn things Skerrit…..de fact that you don’t want to answer the $1.2 billion question is beating down you and your foreign crooks and mercenaries
    GET OUT!
    SKERRIT MUST GO!
    CHANGE IS WHAT CHANGE MEANS!
    ALWAYS REMEMBER THERE ARE THING MONEY CAN’T CHANGE!

    • viewsexpressed
      November 10, 2019

      Thank You Dissident for your comments below of this failed Skerrit.
      A response to failed Skerrit
      “You didn’t want campaign in the new year…. garbage!
      You spent practically all of 2019 campaigning!
      As a man who is PM for 3 terms that is de lame as. answer you can give?
      YOU NEED TO LEAVE OFFICE NOW!!!
      you doh tired embarrass yourself and your party?
      That’s all you can say to defend yourself?”

  22. Toto
    November 8, 2019

    Stop lying man. You call the election for that day so you could dissolve Parliament and stop them asking awkward questions. You think we all stupid Roosevelt but most of us can grow patat bigger than yours. Is money is all you have but no heart or soul, poor boy. Is with nothing you come in the world, is with nothing you leave. Suki is right, what legacy you leave?

  23. November 8, 2019

    The PM promises have far exceed his performance, and he knows it. I wonder if he himself believes the lies he tells. The PM sees the writing on the wall; DLP will fall.

  24. RandyX
    November 8, 2019

    Stop trying to sell us your continuous lies. What we want is:
    1) truth about Ross departure
    2) accounts for CBI program
    3) accounts for PetroCaribe

  25. Ibo France
    November 8, 2019

    Many Caribbean politicians think that they can easily win over voters with food and music during campaigns just before Election Day. Disrespectful! Every speech made by Mr. Skerrit is populated with lies. This man does nothing with honourable intentions. Every word, every action, everything by this unscrupulous political bandit is carefully planned for maximum political impact. In no other Caribbean country Skerrit could be prime minister, only in Dominica. This country is uniquely wayward.

  26. Where de money?!
    November 7, 2019

    He called the elections because the country is broke. The treasury’s. cupboards are bare. It’s our money he is using to give coolouts, build apartments, organize rallies, hire whole ferries etc. That money is in escrow accounts overseas not in our treasury. Remember the 1.2 Billion that is missing?
    Dominica herself is left penniless.

    • The Truth Be Told
      November 8, 2019

      You ever paid any money into the Treasury or the Escrow account?? How is your money? The 1.2 Billion did u pay it in? Are you one who repeats what others say & cannot prove it. How did u arrive at the figure? Just multiply without understanding the structure of the citizenship. Read again and understand. Let the one who sad so tell u how he arrived at that figure. On another note I heard u guys say that it was paid back. You are out confusing yourselves. Moving from billions missing to Election Reform which your folks placed an injunction at the courts to stall the process. We are not penniless. Look around we are green again, lots of food, fishes. Blessed country ! See what the Lord has done – Green & verdant again. Thank God for life & and where he has brought us thus far.

      U people do you remember about the Great Creator? I doubt! U would be thankful & not hurting the Creator by uttering those statements. Give a shout of praise. Jehovah knows where the 1.2…

      • viewsexpressed
        November 10, 2019

        “The Truth be told”, the defender at all costs of Skerrit. But be reminded that Skerrit is stained and it will not go away, because that is how he is, politically stained., with some level of political ignoramous. I guess it is Skerrit, Show us your company and we tell you who you are. Hypocritical.
        You ever paid any money into the Treasury or the Escrow account?? How is your money? The 1.2 Billion did u pay it in? Are you one who repeats what others say & cannot prove it. How did u arrive at the figure? Just multiply without understanding the structure of the citizenship.

    • November 10, 2019

      @ Where de money, your comment is very foolish; it makes no sense whatsoever!

      ‘Treasury cupboards bare’!
      ‘Dominica herself is left penniless’!

      Whom do you think you are impressing, apart from the 21 fools above, who have agreed with you?

  27. Braindamage
    November 7, 2019

    Skerrit where is the airport you got money for and promised to build for the past 20 years?
    The reports are all in DNO achieves…
    He should not be given any other chances in Government.
    Too much bobol and lying..
    He needs to be tried in court and face the gallows..

  28. Herbert Volney
    November 7, 2019

    I have been one who has been calling the election date between December 2, and 9. The December 6 date does not surprise me and anyone caught flat footed has not been following and reading the politics right. The campaign for the Labour Party began in Londonderry many many months ago and was followed by Sunday Rallies in the Constituencies of new candidates. The strategy has lived its course and night meetings will now take place until a crescendo rally closer to the election date, likely the Melissa Rally on Sunday November 25.
    PM does not have to justify this date. Labourites and other supporters are ready to vote now and move into the festivities of the Christmas season. To carry the poll into the new year would’ve been political madness. Another master stroke.

    • Pipo
      November 8, 2019

      Yes yes Herbert we know already how clever you are, too clever for your own good and the Trinidad government confirmed that.
      You are a despicable character and that is my honest opinion.

      • Ibo France
        November 9, 2019

        Pipo, I asked for the umpteenth time, how this deplorable character with an overly dark soul and of questionable judgment became a judge? Unthinkable!! The Trinidadian government was precisely right to disrobe him.

    • Eddy A
      November 9, 2019

      Once Skerrit is gone, I guess you have a massive problem on your hands! What’s the plan Herbie? Back to Trinidad? I didn’t think so but guess what, you most certainly haven’t got a future in Dominica!!

    • viewsexpressed
      November 11, 2019

      Herbert Volney, where have you been? We are not too concerned about election day. We are and probably you dont care and want to know, of the abuse we are concerned about re states funds, our tax money. Skerrit hands out cash to people and just by-passes we the Welfare and Social Officers and its all about him, that failed Skerrit, to buy loyalty and friends. Herbert are you not aware of this on gong thievery, fraud and deception? Have you thought that if it was this poor civil servant who use and misuse the states money, what would happen to them.? Volney, please don`t try to educate us about that failed immature Skerrit please. He should not be Prime Minister.
      You have surprised us, with your loyalty not to poor Dominica without decent government but that of Skerrit, and to get at decent, highly professional Hon Lennox Linton. We need Skerrit and his failed highly corrupted Labour government out of our states business. Take Skerrit to Trinidad with you, go jump in a carnival band…

  29. dee
    November 7, 2019

    ” the DLP has not only looked after Labour Party supporters”
    But Mister Skerrit you also have to announce the Labour party has looked after your friends, despite their crookedness ,to the tune of millions of dollars . you have looked after yourself with over a billion , and that is while Dominicans gwaryaying .
    I really don’t know why you would want to still be at the helm . you do not need more money , so it is sure right to believe you want to be there to protect yourself from any investigation , and you will do that at any cost , as jail time not looking too good an example for dem likkle skerrit . Dow worry man Mellisa will bring them to see you every Christmas .

  30. RasB
    November 7, 2019

    The bits of the statement which most closely resembles justification are, “Meanwhile, Skerrit said Dominica must mark the start of the third decade of the 21st century with a clear decision about who will lead the country into its future.” and

    “Keeping in mind the issue of what is best for our country, I have decided that given the divisive nature of general elections, campaigning should not be carried out into the New Year,” he said.

    This attempt at justifying the need for the elections in the absence of the people’s basic demands of a sanitized voters list and a Voter ID card, seem feeble and utterly disrespectful to the regional and international bodies who has previously observed that our elections, though free, may not have necessarily been fair.

    Dr. Skerritt why the rush? Would it not be more appropriate to advance this same justification but indicate that you are delaying the polls in an effort to give the people what they want? This would greatly elevate your…

  31. ELECTION TIME!!!!
    November 7, 2019

    Skerrit you are a very unjust and corrupt leader therefore as long as you are in leadership of this country, divisiveness will continue because it comes from your leadership….

    UNCLE TIME TO GO!!!!!!

  32. REAL!!!!
    November 7, 2019

    We are UNSAFE with Skerrit and this DLP….. Pack your bags UNCLE.

    By the way where is the accountability for the $1.2B of Dominica’s passport monies…..Your Voodoo accounting still cannot help you find it ??

  33. Watch Dog
    November 7, 2019

    Coward, liar, and what not. You will not get through with this charade.

  34. Country 4 sale
    November 7, 2019

    I trying to believe the outgoing and former prime Minister but his good friend and cabiet minister Ian Douglas told us already that the man is a lar and nothing he says should be trusted. So I take Ian advise.

  35. jamie
    November 7, 2019

    You have such a wake up call coming,try all your tricks and corruption,you have already started distributing your tickets in the USA and Antigua,time will tell dude.

  36. Channel 1
    November 7, 2019

    ..and the word for today is:

    – Con Artist – a person who cheats or tricks others by persuading them to believe something that is not true.

  37. Frank N Stein
    November 7, 2019

    You practice all your divisive acts then you come here talking about divisive nature of politics. You are the father of divisive politics. You dont even listen to the tripe you speak you just speak because you have to say something. Sad, sad man.

  38. %
    November 7, 2019

    The reason for calling election within a month is because the country is broke. It’s broke because of you ineptness, stupidity and lack of vision..Why shouldn’t a country relying on just passport sales be broke?
    Money most likely cannot come in through the banking system in sufficient amounts or something more serious is manifesting itself.
    It’s shameful to see your report card Skerrit..
    Agriculture F
    Tourism U (ungraded)
    Manufacturing U
    Lying A
    Deceipt A
    Good friends to people like Monfarred A
    Honesty U
    Infrastructure F
    You were a dullard at high school, and as PM this is even more evident.
    Get the hell out of the leadership of this country, is the cry of the electorate..
    Your doggone waste of time..You want five more years to do what! Wicked soul!
    Skerrit
    Whey is di money,?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

    • Galileo
      November 8, 2019

      Waw. You have absolutely no shame. You’re still talking after you ranted and raved about no election with electoral reform period. Now the UWP is contesting the election as announced by the leader you should be quiet from humiliation.

  39. Shaka zulu
    November 7, 2019

    Many of you have gotten jobs, housing, support for your business, pension as a senior, free medicine or healthcare for your children. You have benefited from the policies and work of the labour party…” he said”. That is briebery!!! It was not labour money. That is the state resources and people are free to vote as they please. Not because they got things. As of yesterday the President is incharge and skerrit is an ordinary citizen so i hope people understand once Parliament dissolve he cannot be controlling any of country accounts, police, ministries, and gov property. It is a crime. Skerrit is no longer prime minister and now is the best time for Dominicans to demonstrate shut the country down for electoral reform force the president to act since within this time the constitution gives him power over the land until a prime minister is sworn in. Skerrit has no authority to order police or anyone to act. If he does or tries it would be illegal. Force charles saverin hands now.

  40. PriceIsRight
    November 7, 2019

    I went to this man for assistance for my sick elderly mum and our house. The man did not even had the courtesy to look at me when i was explaining to him why i was in his office. My mum died. Never got any help from that government. Our descision is made long ago. my seven children and i can never put you back in office. That household in Roseau will not vote. Try to change our minds somebody. Red black or blue.

    • DAPossieMasse
      November 8, 2019

      By not voting, you are in fact voting for the incumbent to leave the very person who is in power, in power: the same man who did this to you and your family. What will your justification be on December 7th? How are you going to honour the memory of your mother, who probably could be here with you today if you had received some help- we just don’t know… it is always better to try something to save a person’s live, than to do nothing, as nothing was done for you by a man who did not respect you enough to even look at you while you were talking.

      The recommended reforms were not implemented before elections. As in your situation, if UWP does not contest, then the outcome will be exactly the same- the one in power will remain.

      On December 7th, it could well be the same man whom clearly you dislike. You and your family must vote, the best way you can protest and get some satisfaction as a result of what was done to you guys by such a heartless and cruel person.

    • Nomad
      November 8, 2019

      By not voting you hand the election to skerrit

  41. Gouvelma
    November 7, 2019

    Skerritt there are leaks in your circle. You chose a Friday because that’s the most convenient day for diadporians. They could not get the opportunity during the week so you chose Friday when they can come to vote and return in time for work on Monday. As for all the other reasons you are laying out let me make this point. Do I have to thank the ATM for giving me my money? No. Why have you been PM for fifteen years? It is to provide the basic necessities that you are outlining. Should the people glorify you for providing the necessities? Hell no! That’s what you have been stealing our money for. Once the elections are over you became the PM of Dominica. So to say even the opposition got constituency office is rubbish. They are enttitled to just as much as you and your cabal. You boast of having supported business owners. That’s you way of keeping them dependent on you. Provide the enabling environment and offices that They do not have to come directly to you on their knees…

  42. Mark
    November 7, 2019

    Please::::: So before you start talking can we settle where the $1.2 Billion gone? Have you looked at yourself in the mirror when you are alone away from your roaring base at 12:00 midnight? Do you see a shell of a man? And do you sleep well at nights? There will not be happy ending for you soon.!!! so Please……
    I feel sorry for you.

  43. Eggleston born and bread
    November 7, 2019

    That’s a clear win PM
    Only the blind will vote UWP
    I am 100% confident that the DLP will there for another 10 years and more
    Amen and amen

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