DOMINICA-Opposition leader withdraws motion of no confidence against PM


Opposition leader Lennox Linton says he has withdrawn a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit after complaining that his original motion had been amended “to the point where I could not recognise the motion anymore”.

Linton, speaking at a public meeting here on Tuesday night, said that the motion was due to have been debated in the Parliament next week.

“That motion was totally re-organised and changed and new words brought in and new format adopted to the point where I couldn’t recognise the motion anymore.

“And so I have asked that the motion be withdrawn. The one that they have standing in my name, which is not my motion, I have asked that it be withdrawn,” he told party supporters.

Linton took the opportunity to thank the regional and international community that came to the assistance of Dominica when it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last year, killing 30 people and leaving 30 others missing. The hurricane was also blamed for the millions of dollars in infrastructural damage.

“We thank all those who rallied in support of us. It was a tremendous outpouring of charity from a world community that saw us struggling and decided it was going to be there with us.

‘We ask ourselves one year later what lessons did we learn from Maria. If Maria demonstrated to us charity from around the world like we have never seen before how did that help us in Dominica?. Well we saw our brothers and sisters looking out for each other in Dominica…and we saw our government in some way trying its best, but in many ways making a mess,” Linton said.

The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has also announced plans to protest the slow pace of electoral reform here.

“The people of Dominica want Electoral Reform to secure the Blessing of “Government of the People, by the People, for the People”. The Dominica Labour Party is insisting on Electoral Deform to secure the evil of “Government of One Man, by One Man, for One Man and his chosen few”. On September 20th, 2018, the people of Dominica will rise to teach an important lesson,” the party has said in a post on social media.

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  1. This man needs to dig a hole and jump in. He is an embarrassment to the country. A power hungry arsole rejected by the people attempting to cling at strings to try and pretend to be relevant. What a disgrace!!!

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