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Linton speaking at recent UWP news conference

Opposition leader Lennox Linton has sought to clear the air regarding accusations by members of the government who claim that he has “hidden under the immunity of parliament to speak bad about public officers.”

In his budget speech, former UWP MP for Roseau and current Environment Minister Joseph Isaac, who crossed the floor in 2018 to the DLP, said he is disappointed that Linton has “attacked the credibility of FS Edwards and other public officers.

“Madam Speaker, if he had made that statement outside of parliament he would have been sued…his statement is irresponsible,” Isaac stated.

Hotelier and Businessman Sam Raphael on the Hot Seat of Q95 also called Linton’s comments “irresponsible”.

But at a UWP press conference last week Linton had this to say about the matter.

“For the record, Lennox Linton the leader of the parliamentary opposition and the political leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) has not, did not, and will not castigate public officers for what he knows and understands clearly to be the responsibility of ruling party politicians,” the opposition leader said.

He added, “So when I made the observation in my response to the budget that the list of 3,961 names posted in the Dominica official gazette posted February 19, 2019 was put there by the Financial Secretary (FS) Rosemound Edwards, is a statement of truth and fact an that’s all I said. I have not said that Rosemund Edwards, or any other public officer is responsible for the policies under which our passports seem to be disappearing.”





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Preliminary report of OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Dominica for December 6 general elections

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Preliminary report of OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Dominica for December 6 general electionsThe Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) present in the Commonwealth of Dominica for the General Elections of December 6 congratulates the people of Dominica on their peaceful and enthusiastic participation in yesterday’s electoral process.

Led by the former Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, the Mission comprised 20 experts and observers from 14 countries, who deployed throughout the 21 constituencies of Dominica to observe the poll. The Mission conducted a substantive analysis of key aspects of the electoral process, including electoral organization and technology, the voters’ list, electoral justice, campaign financing and the political participation of women.

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PRESS RELEASE: Dominica: Commonwealth Observer Group says elections ‘reflected will of people’

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PRESS RELEASE: Dominica: Commonwealth Observer Group says elections ‘reflected will of people’An independent Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed in Dominica, has delivered its interim statement on the 2019 Dominica General Elections, stating the election results ‘reflect the collective will of the people who voted.’ Despite tensions leading up to Election Day, voters turned out…

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OECS statement on the re-election of the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica

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OECS statement on the re-election of the government of the Commonwealth of DominicaThe Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission congratulates Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) on a successful election victory and return to Government. Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules, commended the people of the…

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