Vince Henderson has not received a salary from the DLP Govt. in 3 years claims PM Skerrit

Following weeks of contention since the nomination of Dr Vince Henderson as the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) nominee in the Grand Bay by-election, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit finally broke his silence on the matter on the eve of the election.

Since his nomination, there have been mounting calls for Dr Henderson to be barred from the by-election as opposers say he is in breach of  the qualifying criteria for contesting an election for membership in the House of  Assembly since.

As of nomination day, November 9,  many claimed that Dr Henderson had not been recalled, nor had he resigned from his position as Ambassador of the  Commonwealth of Dominica to the United States of America (USA) and the  Organization of American States (OAS), positions which he has held  since 2016.

Those who contested Dr Henderson’s validity in the election included Opposition Leader Lennox Linton, four citizens who dubbed themselves “concerned citizens” and newly formed civic group the National Joint Action Movement (NJAM), who all requested an investigation in the DLP’s candidacy but to no avail.

However, in his first public statement on the matter, Skerrit heavily denied claims that his party’s nominee made any false or untrue declaration with regards to his candidacy in the Grand Bay by-election.

According to the Prime Minister, Dr. Henderson was duly nominated in complete conformity with the constitution and the provisions of Dominica’s laws.

“They recognize they could not  question Dr. Henderson’s experience, they cannot question his association with the Dominica Labour Party and they cannot question his contribution to Dominica. So what do they do, they go and seek to create some kind of confusion that he is not qualified to contest the election because he is Dominica’s Ambassador to the United States,” the DLP leader stated a Kairi FM talk show host.

Skerrit further stated that Henderson has not received a salary from his government since 2019 which according to him further legitimizes his nomination.

However, according to the Prime Minister,  “even if he was receiving a salary from the government of Dominica as an Ambassador, this would not have disqualified him to be a candidate for Dominica Labour Party or for any party and we must not act surprised, when these guys behave that way.”

The DLP leader said, he anticipated such opposition by his party’s opponents and dubbed it a ploy to “create confusion in the minds of the people.”

While Dr Henderson himself spoke on plans for the community of Grand Bay during the same talkshow, he refrained from commenting on his eligibility as a candidate in the by-election as he labelled the claims as “nothing from a nothing party.”

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20 Comments

  1. viewsexpressed
    November 30, 2021

    Madam Lin 🤡 Cloned Baboon…is this the intellectual intelligence Language that you have and used to attempt to raise your ignoramous Stupidity and BLIND thoughts? Who do you think you are? You have absolutely nothing of consciousness, nor Concept of Socio-Economic Development. Your FAKE thoughts are like a DUMP in a RUBBISH BIN. Please go clean it up and have and show some respect for yourself with this Faked, outdated, Incompetent Irrelevant thoughts of yours. It takes you absolutely nowhere because you’re in the FAILED, outdated BLIND business of our Dominica.
    This sitting decent committed professional UWP PARTY, a well Decent Trusted Committed Professional MATURED VISIONARY TEAM. We highly recognised our distinguished Hon. Lennox Linton an exceptional Dedicated Decent, well matured, well read on the concept of development, Politics, and the concept of Socio-Economic Development, meaning that our Dominica has been ruined and lack developed in anyway under this FAILED DLP SKERRIT.

  2. Viewsexpressed
    November 29, 2021

    Madam Lin Clown 🤡…can you assert us why this question is important to you and shared openly with the people of Dominica?
    You seem to be associated with Baboons and we wonder why. We believe that you’re not politically Astute but it seems that your are well versed and I company with your Baboon friends.
    We wonder how and why on earth you brought this disposable animalistic thoughts to the people of Dominica. You have stained yourself with irelevant animalistic thoughts that makes no sense to our Dominica and our government and we caution you to be aware of your thoughts in the interests of our people, our Ailing deprived Dominica in need of Decent professional, decent LEADERSHIP and committment to the Socio-Economic DEVELOPMENT of our poor Struggling Unemployed PEOPLE. We therefore need mature, visionary leadership to uplift our People and our country. This RED CLINIC behaviour of Skerrit is shameful, Disrespectful, Out-Dated and is NOT LEADERSHIP Material. He must Get…

  3. Viewsexpressed
    November 29, 2021

    Lin Clown 🤡, get away from this comical Circus please. Stay focus and comprehend on the challenges we face under this FAILED LABOUR GOVERNMENT and its Immature, Visionless, incompetent Questionable Labour PRIME MINISTER. We had enough of this comical Labour government, the usual “Talk..
    Talk..Talk that the people of Dominica just can’t comprehend. We need VISIONARY, TRUSTED, MATURED, COMMITTED DEVOTED, Dedicated, Professionals in the interest of our People.
    Our Nature Island need Uplifted and more available jobs for our YOUNG PEOPLE.
    We DO NOT need nor represent this Failed
    SKERRIT LABOUR GOVERNMENT PARTY.
    We wish to Announce that this “Deceitful SKERRIT RED LABOUR CLINIC”, must stop and apply the Best Concept In the interest of our People , Families, the Youth, infirmed and disabled. We need the Upliftment of our Young People Out of School who are in need of immediate training that they’re well versed in the concept of literacy, NOT this on going
    RED CLINIC BOBOLISTIC…

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  4. Viewsexpressed
    November 29, 2021

    This situation of Vince and Skerritt….’Partners in Arms’. This is an ongoing loyalty, Not on the interest of this failed incompetent Labour Party, nor is it in the interest of the PEOPLE of Dominica. We have read and understand that this Man served as a consultant which we understand has not Openly done anything in the interest of we the people of the St.Joseph constituency nor Inthe interest of our suffering, jobless where many our people and Families have been desperately seeking jobs and these so called on going ministers(?) has nothing to show any meaningful development of our Ailing Dominica and our suffering Jobless YOUTH and struggling Families. We find this LABOUR PARTY GOVERNMENT a big Nuisance and lack the concept of Socio-Economic Development.
    This Sitting Failed LABOUR Government and PRIME (Odd) MINISTER have FAILED the people of Dominica. The interest now for this well established Henderson is that wished to be a sitting Position in government. A Sad State of…

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  5. Merlin
    November 27, 2021

    Vince and PM, use your diplomacy to let Morocco know that The Western Sahara is off limits, they can’t take that geographical area. It belongs to the Africans. Instead, help Dominica secure Bird Island. Of strategic importance is Western Sahara that holds almost 70% of the main ingredient in fertilizer that is depleting worldwide(potash or similar). Morocco will be sitting pretty but not the indigenous people that they have forced further south in their Arab Islamic jihad to conquer all of North Africa that it belongs to. Dominica be sitting pretty if we get their assistance to take Bird Island. The money for votes at the U.N will not be worth it in the long run, we’re too narrow minded on these issues for a few Pices of silver.

  6. Tt
    November 27, 2021

    The opposition cannot do their job because the system is flawed. What we are seeing is the ulitilization of the flaws in the system to basically ensure that it is a one sided system. If the opposition exposes gross corruption the population will claim they’re gossiping.

    The whole system has to be overhauled. No more bringing people in to vote. No more secrecy no more pay to play. Ammendments in the constitution so we have a system where popular vote wins elections instead of ridiculous seat system. Keep it simple yet effective. But that won’t happen so we on an express train to a failed state. Same fate as Haiti and the other countries with nothing happening.

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  7. Lin clown
    November 26, 2021

    St.Jean,do you know who Vince wife is?Do you know where she is from?

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  8. Vrai den
    November 26, 2021

    So is Vince Henderson going to continue as the registered ambassador of the USA and the OAS? I believe that the organization confirmed Vince as still being the ambassador and the PM addressed him as such. I am waiting to see what happens .

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  9. Lin clown
    November 26, 2021

    If these UWP cloned baboons were doing their homework they would know Vince is NOT being paid by government.All these people do is GOSSIP,peddle fake news and lies.A waste of time party.

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    • Jonathan Y St Jean
      November 26, 2021

      @Lin clown, so you are trying to say that before Skerritt announced that Vince was not paid for three years you already knew that. Liar liar your pants are on fire. What Skerritt said is not common knowledge, so how in all sincerity can you act like everyone knew. Even then Skerritt has lied so much to the citizens that many don’t believe what he said. Garcon, act like you have education although I doubt you do from some of the rubbish you write.

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    • Viewsexpressed
      November 29, 2021

      Lin Clown 🤡, get away from this comical Circus please. Stay focus and comprehend on the challenges we face under this FAILED LABOUR GOVERNMENT and its Immature, Visionless, incompetent Questionable Labour PRIME MINISTER. We had enough of this comical Labour government, the usual “Talk..
      Talk..Talk that the people of Dominica just can’t comprehend. We need VISIONARY, TRUSTED, MATURED, COMMITTED DEVOTED, Dedicated, Professionals in the interest of our People.
      Our Nature Island need Uplifted and more available jobs for our YOUNG PEOPLE.
      We DO NOT need nor represent this Failed
      SKERRIT LABOUR GOVERNMENT PARTY.
      We wish to Announce that this “Deceitful SKERRIT RED LABOUR CLINIC”, must stop and apply the Best Concept In the interest of our People , Families, the Youth, infirmed and disabled. We need the Upliftment of our Young People Out of School who are in need of immediate training that they’re well versed in the concept of literacy, NOT this on going
      RED CLINIC BOBOLISTIC…

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  10. Jonathan Y St Jean
    November 26, 2021

    Then answer me this, double doctorate dude, why did the electoral commission hold a vote on the eligibility of Vince for the by-election? If it was cut and dry that he was qualified then there wouldn’t have been a need for the chairman to put the matter to a vote. I’m sure that there was some investigation by the chairman and discussion on the findings which necessitated the vote. Wheel and come again. Since taxpayers pay the emoluments of the electoral commissioners they owe it to us to reveal what those findings on the matter were in the public interest and out of the sanctity of the Constitution.

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  11. Crab Claw
    November 26, 2021

    Skerrit, not the first time you lying to Dominicans. Where is our CBI money??

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  12. Toto
    November 26, 2021

    So who paid Vince for all that time. The man can not live on air alone. I am curious to hear the answer and not “that is none of your business” rudeness.

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  13. thefuture
    November 25, 2021

    Some thing has to be wrong with that man sitting in the prime mister’s chair. three years without pay? are you saying that for three year he has not buy himself not one personal effects, nor put any fuel in his vehicle, nor pay utility bills. Vince has been modifying his house for over two year, where is the money coming from?

    This prime minister is a bigger nincompoop that I thought.

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  14. Dum Nica
    November 25, 2021

    Roosvelt, not getting a salary for 20 years still dont mean anything, he was still holding the position when he ran for the by election seat, clearly in violation of the electoral laws of dominica.

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  15. Sacwe Moredarah
    November 25, 2021

    So PM 3 years since you working on giving Ed Registe a state funeral like those before him so Vince Henderson could replace him then? So if Vince was not paid by the DLP government was he given a salary from Roosevelt Skerrit or one of the passport dealers?

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    • Dumpling
      November 26, 2021

      That might be true but how much money did skerrit give him

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  16. Leighton R James
    November 25, 2021

    Question: if that is the case, how has Vince managed to live in some of the most expensive cities on the planet (Washington, DC & New York), yet does not hold license to practice law in Canada nor USA. And despite his claims of multiple degrees cannot state a single productive endeavor that he has successfully executed to the benefit of Dominica or the Caribbean region!

    Geothermal in Dominica is a failure after many years with him as a “Consultant”. That is despite his claim of Doctorate in Law and Policy, with thesis focus on “Renewable Energy Policies”

    As expected, he has won the Grande Bay Parliamentary Seat despite being a great pretender of harboring ‘skills’ or whatever. It’s no wonder that the world does not respect the Caribbean nor Africa!!! We talk a whole lot, run around brandishing titles and accomplish nothing that can elevate humans.

    Leighton R James

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