UPDATE: Kelver out..for personal reasons he says

Darroux has been MP for the St. Joseph constituency for over nine years

It’s now official that the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) will have a new candidate contesting in the St. Joseph constituency.

Kelver Darroux, the current Member of Parliament for that constituency, who first contested and won that seat for the DLP in 2009 replacing Vince Henderson. has decided to call it a day.

Recently, there has been much speculation over Darroux’s future as a candidate but today December 3, 2018 for the first time, Darroux went public with the matter.

“I have taken a personal decision to not contest the next general elections in Dominica as a candidate and that decision has been solely based on me taking the decision to further myself within my personal and educational life,” he said.

He said it was not an easy decision to make because of the love he has for his people particularly those of the St. Joseph constituency.

“However, I believe at this time, it is the right decision for me and a few months ago, I informed the Prime Minister of my decision and also discussed it with my family and also the constituency branch,” Darroux stated.

He continued, “At this time, the DLP continues to remain the best party of choice for Dominica and I have the utmost respect and confidence for the Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. I want to thank the Almighty Father for giving me the opportunity for the past 9 to ten years for being the MP for St. Joseph and giving me the knowledge and wisdom at the helm to effect my job to the best of my family. I want to thank my family for allowing me to be part of the electoral process. Also the residents of St. Joseph, Layou, and Belles…I take that job seriously.”

Darroux said he remains committed to the DLP and will serve the rest of his term and will also champion the cause of whoever the candidate is, to ensure that the DLP wins back that seat.

“After all is said and done and I am gone…who knows, if the Lord wills I may just be back but the Lord will decide. We have done a lot in the constituency and it has been difficult with the storms and hurricane and also the Matthieu dam collapse, but we have persevered as a people and for this I am grateful to God,” he said.

Asked who his replacement will be, he said, “The process has begun and a few people have expressed an interest. Whoever it is, I will be with them side by side to regain this seat for the DLP,” Darroux remarked.

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67 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    December 5, 2018

    Of course is for personal reasons. How would you feel that after nine year you are told by your boss man that you must make way for someone else but they calculated they can not win that constituency again with you there but must parachute in a buddy to save the day. Maybe boss man offered him a package to soften the blow and make him sign a non-disc;losure or give a grant to study abroad to have you safely out of the way? Who knows.

  2. Jay Prosper
    December 5, 2018

    I hope when the UWP announce that Pharo Cuffy will be replacing Thompson Fountaine in Grandfond and Ron Green’s wife will be replacing him, you all will have something negative to say. Instead of wishing the young man we’ll all you do is try pressing him down. Sad.

  3. Filip
    December 5, 2018

    Run Run the feds are coming. … They start running already… we still ketch alll u… we solicit the help of other countries to make sure we get all u to face the charges that in Stock for you all…as for skerite if u lose your done … u will go down like sanford… and the guiNess book of record as the most currupt politician and political party in the history of politics in the Commonwealth of Dominica..

  4. Joseph John
    December 4, 2018

    Yes sir, a mind is a terrible thing to waste. You are showing a good example . You are now a model for young people to follow. Every one knows the value and importance of a good education except for the opposition forces. Unbelievable ! Opposition forces do not have education on their bucket list. Margwaysa. So shameful.

    • RandyX
      December 5, 2018

      You are a very empty vessel. No correction you are a corrupt vessel trying to defend your master on a daily basis on issues that are indefensible. I hope he pays you well for your cheap propaganda. You are a classic example of a person with a brown tongue. You are a despicable human being!

  5. Joseph John
    December 4, 2018

    Are we still living in a democracy ? Opposition forces are operation with dictatorship leverage. They think that all decisions must meet their approval. People are right if they say its right.
    Every adult has the constitutional, political and human right to decide their future within the law.
    When one opposition forces member decide not to continue in the house after this term, there was no backlash, when the deputy leader of a party decided to jump the political fence ,no problem. But when a member of theirs decided to cross the floor all hell broke loose. Now a member of a party decided not to contest next election ,all hell is breaking loose again. Give me a break. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Opposition forces like to assume dictatorship authority to give us our opinion. They love to exercise power that they do not have. Can you imagine if they had power and influence……… I am afraid to say. Mr Darroux , You are doing the right thing.

  6. Karl Orndem
    December 4, 2018

    The other one coming back they say. The one that was at the UN in New York. so they tell that one he too small, our real boy coming back to you will have to check your vibes partner. Meanwhile, the one from Castle Bruce looking like she ready to go New York. Her turn to enjoy that part of the good time.

  7. jamie
    December 4, 2018

    Kelvar i have not seen nothing new senjoe, more than the younger guys being unemployed and sit by the roadside daily begging for a dollar,senjoe was on top years ago but now is a shame to walk through the village,good move on your part,move on,lets see what happens next,what is see will be the same to whoever takes your space,all hope is lost in senjoe,once the top ranking village.

  8. Jokr Phoenix
    December 4, 2018

    Some people can’t make up there minds. First they say parliamentarians stay in office too long, now they have all kinds of conspiracy theories when one decides to leave. Politics is not the be all end all. The man is young and wants to further his education, something most of us should do to try and tackle ignorance.

  9. edit
    December 4, 2018

    …………. for the past 9 to ten years for being the MP for St. Joseph and giving me the knowledge and wisdom at the helm to effect my job to the best of my family.

    ???????????????

    past 9 to ten: number formatting

  10. Iamanidiot
    December 4, 2018

    Minister of Technology? What technology advancements happened in Dominica? all that happened is everybody and their pet dog have a cell phone. What new in terms of technology?

    Good move

  11. Levels
    December 4, 2018

    But ghost mero not part of you constituency man

  12. Peeping Tom
    December 4, 2018

    Thank you very much, sir, for service to country. You have given Dominica some of the best years of your life. Many will forever be grateful to you for this and many will forever detest you for this. You have no reason to feel ashamed or to lose sleep over what your haters and detractors have to say because you have served honestly and diligently. Thank you very much. Be blessed!

    • Ibo France
      December 4, 2018

      You have lauded the MP lavishly with praise for the good he has done for his constituents and that should be a good thing. What are some of these significant developments in the St. Joseph constituency that occurred under his watch? Are the constituents’ lives much better today as a result of his stewardship? Did he look out for all the people of St. Joseph or just his supporters? Did he frequently walk through the constituency to converse one on one with the people to listen to their grievances and concerns? Did he deliver for these needy people? If he did all these things and more then he deserves commendations. If he didn’t then he is undeserving of such lavished praise.

  13. Is So
    December 4, 2018

    Mr. Darroux you have done what is required by a patriot. Yes, you aren’t perfect 👌 so are all of us, but you have made a difference by serving your constituency with pride and humility, therefore, we are greatful. When the road seemed rocky you were there, now that you want to start a new chapter, we the people of St. Joseph would like to wish you good luck 🍀 and God’s Blessings. Thanks Again

  14. Truth Be Told
    December 4, 2018

    The problem with Dominica and its underdevelopment is too many little boys put in to do a man’s/ woman’s job!

    • World's Moistest Jheri Curl
      December 4, 2018

      too many boys put into position to chase woman

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 4, 2018

      You are correct in a way; the greatest problem is the shallow mind of our people who are easily fooled by just about anybody who say to them I can; I will do this for you if  you vote for me! Our shallow minded people never asks how are you going  to do it?

      Anybody who appear out of nowhere talking nonsense can become government minister in Dominica, since the criteria  for electing people are not based on the issues affecting the country, and how to resolve them; it is not about industries; developing local industries, and encouraging foreign investments.

      The emphasis is always “somebody want to help us; we have investors out there just waiting for us to win, so that the can come. So, they won: eighteen years plus elapsed nothing came since they were elected, instead business pulled out  in droves, over the past twenty years.

      I know a dunce in Wesley because she lived in Canada she thinks it’s her right to be in government!
       

      • John Henderson
        December 5, 2018

        You’re just a bull terrier, talking nonsense, people can never please educated fools like you, you Dominican behaves the same no matter what people do for you, you never appreciate it.

        Not even your own families, nonetheless all the people who are currently critical of another person, couldn’t even do things for themselves.
        Get a life and do something different. Be nice for a change. Circumstances will change and you people will not be able to see the changes you want.

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  15. St joe man
    December 4, 2018

    Hahah after he suck the poor people he now leaving to further himself.. my God when will Dominicans learn.. I shall never vote the Dominica labour Party.. Not a fork…

  16. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    December 4, 2018

    So, may I asks what form of linguists, or linguists is that:  “to further myself within my personal educational life.”

    No wonder, with people like this guy and Roosevelt in government, Dominica shall remain an underdeveloped place, with language like that, if this man had to represent Dominica, in a forum where there are academically educated people, and he express himself in such a kindergarten language, they would have asks him if English is not part of our education curriculum.

    He is the same guy who told Dominicans, and in particular the red devils in St. Joseph he was going to build a high-speed Rail to accommodate trains running from Liou Valley to St. Joseph, and the clowns voted for him based on that stupid lying promise.

    This is just another of Roosevelt tactics; once he find that the people do not favor his puppet anymore, he drops them for another more favorable. He did the same to my cousin Gloria, and others! This guy is only covering his shame!  

    • PENNY
      December 4, 2018

      Francisco Telemaque not forgetting he also promise sen.joe people a Boulevard with trees planted along side and a few more Cliche to go with it. These people need to be held accountable for the millions of empty promises they have fooled the Dominican people over and over.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 4, 2018

        Penny, the problem with most Dominica politicians is that they view getting into politics only as a way of making a living.

        To them it is only a job, get paid and that’s it!

        They talk about all they can and will do without realizing it is not as simple as they perceive it; and lie to people convincingly that they have a true dream that will materialize; so they get elected and are unable to deliver nothing of what the promised; nothing comes to fruition. 

        There is a similar situation, where twice in a row, Blackmoore got elected making the same lying promises that he was going to build a Hotel on Rodney’s Rock, claiming that tourist will flocked to Dominica to go and stay on Rodney Rock simply to see the foramen’s (holes) in the rock which were caused by cannon balls in the fourteen hundreds. 

        During a war between the British & the French for Dominica, in the dark of night Rodney thought he fired a ship….

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  17. John Jay
    December 3, 2018

    You are not wanted in your constituency any more, right after hurricane Maria you forgot what you said about your constituence how they were eating etc. This did not went down well. So they were waiting to put you but you took the early exit. Hope you hands are CLEAN as they say or else we will catch you.

  18. Eco zt
    December 3, 2018

    We need to behave our selves stop stupid comment s

  19. i know
    December 3, 2018

    dual citizenship he have now so he stepping down because his papers come through. hats off to u sir unlike your boss who say nothing can remove him

    • Observing
      December 4, 2018

      Years the man got his papers, now he wants to use them

  20. Sisserou
    December 3, 2018

    Run Darroux run, all you like to give blows and when for all you to take blows all you running. :lol:

  21. PENNY
    December 3, 2018

    Good move kelver, You were raised in church knowing right from wrong and you have a Conscience. So I guess by now it’s speaking to you. All the best life has to offer. I hope the other take a page from your book. It’s sadden my heart to see what’s going on in my beloved Dominica.

  22. Self
    December 3, 2018

    You leaving and you want tax payers to fund your education, pay you a salary for four years, and give you three hundred thousand dollars? boy all of all u is de same. You would have lost that seat anyway.

  23. Mouche Miel
    December 3, 2018

    Walter seem to have had real foresight left very early. Then the political advisor & Ambassador A fell out with his advisee and return to the land he use to critique when lived there and even whilst in DA.
    Can anyone explain why would Gregory Issacs would cross the floor when others are running?
    Maybe, Gregory never heard the old cliché “Fools rush in where angels ……………………” he claims to be educated now St.Joe’s K D is leaving to educate self doing it in reverse to Gregs.

  24. Mannie
    December 3, 2018

    If you had your Green Card would you stay?

  25. JBaptiste
    December 3, 2018

    Could the personal reasons be that Uncle Sam is requesting Green card holders to take up residence and contribute, or forgo it?

  26. Ibo France
    December 3, 2018

    The LABOUR PAINS are becoming unbearable even for some Ministers of Cabinet. Skerrit, with his docile devotees, has brought a once proud country to its knees. Instead of using his position to empower and inspire the people, he has used his power to amass wealth for himself, his Cabinet and a few diehard loyalists. Life has progressively worsened for the majority of citizens since Skerrit’s ascension to the helm of government. The country needs a welcome break from 18 consecutive years of hardships, misery and decadence. Dominicans are in need of a government that is people oriented, one that works for everybody and not just a tiny few.

  27. As For Me
    December 3, 2018

    As a God fearing man I am surprised Kelver allowed himself to be part of that Skerrit EVIL party for so long. Like the saying goes, better late than never but Kelver didn’t have to allow himself to stay in that war against Dominica for so long. I am happy the young man finally calls it a day but at the same time very sad that he stayed so long in that mess, since he saw the writing on the wall for so long. What we have in Dominica is not Labor or Freedom but rather, a dlp party that was hijacked by a very greed, selfish, corrupt and EVIL Roosevelt Skerrit. Those of us that are truly labor MUST come together and do what we have to do to ensure Dominica becomes free again.

  28. %
    December 3, 2018

    Leaving early will not mean that a new regime will forget about you..All of you all should answer questions about what you all did to my country.Fire in you all butts,so you are escaping early.I have heard of others seriously seriously wanting to quit as well,including two with your surname.
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

    • Neville
      December 4, 2018

      They will all have to answer questions if and when it’s proven that they have abused their position in any shape or form. Save to say the majority of the current government, some friends of Skerrits, the bold SC and some of the die hard Skerrit apologist fall into this bracket.

    • Mouche Miel
      December 4, 2018

      They are like so call President Trump’s men. Just like in WaterGate. Can we put it on the level of DA’s scandals and call it Skerrit’s men hahahahaha. % it look like if U fellas take over it will be like 95-2000 all over again. Fire all who oppose & ran against you cabal. Suspect Eddo has his eyes set on Ayatoll’s position. The same way Trump pardoned the guy in AZ and offered pardons for those who do not snitch.
      Skerrit Eddo /Linton all of them is one comes. take home message DA is well shafted Be it Neo DLP, UWP DFP Haiti is smiling as it has found a neighbor that it trumps currently.% I agree 110% that the Neos ought to be made accountable(harshly) but between you & Me)-LL’s former show title do you honestly think you guys can, will do any better than these monsters? wake me up when you guys finally achieve it.
      Good night!

  29. Channel 1
    December 3, 2018

    ….(yawn)……………

    yet another instance where the “for personal reasons” cliche makes an appearance.

    HMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm…………………… :?: :?: :?: :?:

    • Channel 99
      December 5, 2018

      hahahaahaha change ur channel get to the next level/channel 000000000

  30. Truth be Told
    December 3, 2018

    Vince is on his way back to be Prime Minister. Kelver turn to go and get his degree now!

  31. Thanks PR
    December 3, 2018

    Thanks 🙏 for your great contributions. All along your journey you have remained committed enthusiastic and humble. Kelva, you have always showed up to every function and occasion, therefore, we know you were one of us.. Words cannot measure the love ❤️ that most of us from your constituency of St. Joseph have for you. You are our true hero, seeing the manner in which you 🤚 handled the situation after Maria, I have nothing but love, respect and admiration for you. Our next PR the Dr. will pick up the reigns. OLD HOUSE 🏠 💗 💕 ❤️ ❤️ KELVO

    • Zammm
      December 4, 2018

      You must be sarcastic,… This young man should have never been a minister in the first place. Which hero loppp dat you mean zerooo. The lil boy was trying to be like the chief of failure pm.. Its just a whole bunch of papishows… He does not deserve no big upppp, cause he never helped ghetto youths… But we happy he gone.. Its licks passing this elections cause Labour ship is sinking…

  32. Rat Race
    December 3, 2018

    So a new face might reset the clock in Sen Joe? Lets see if the strategy will work.

  33. %
    December 3, 2018

    That’s a lie ..You are not boeing out…You were booted out.You were sent packing,because on your forehead,chest,back was written defeat….So it will be for Labour in several constituencies……If you were true to yourself and the God you have attempted to play mockery with,you would never have associated with these men and women in this corrupt DLP…Good Riddance to you ..You were asked to stand aside for the Doc…? I am even hearing about a second Doc,and even Vince too?????
    Get the heck off my computer screen….!!You were part of the problem Don’t come and play nice boy now .Go!!!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    Lazy Skerrit Must Go Now

  34. DC
    December 3, 2018

    Oh oh! I am saddened! I loved Kevlar. I just love his charm, charisma, eloquence. In my view, you would have been a top choice to carry on the mantle. You will be greatly missed. Thanks for your service! All the best with your pursuits.

    • Ibo France
      December 4, 2018

      You just cannot be a part of a nakedly corrupt regime and be a good person. These two things are mutually exclusive. Corruption and victimization have become the modus operandi of the current plutocracy that rules Dominica. How can anyone be buried in sewage and come out smelling like a rose? Take off your rose colored glasses.

    • DEE
      December 4, 2018

      So DC, any politician with ”charm ,charisma, eloquence” ( in your View ) you love ?
      i respect your right to love whosoever you want , but i have this underlying feeling that this is the criteria by which you also choose your representatives .
      No other attributes ? i ask .
      well well well , i also feel you not the only one like that woman .

  35. Dh
    December 3, 2018

    That’s not a very smart comment. Higher education is not always about money. Some people believe in empowering themselves…

  36. Paul
    December 3, 2018

    Haha labour finishing man haha skerite boi allu finish this time… workerssssssss!!!!!

  37. Shaka Zulu
    December 3, 2018

    Smart move young man. You will be a change changed man once you get yourself educated. Then, you will come and apologize to the dominican people for helping make thier lives and future miserable. You should have done a long time and i hope your hands are clean because if not the law will catch up with u. I have seen leaders around the world get arrested years later for bribery and fraud. I would advise the IPO to also do a check on your assets, wealth and net worth including bank accounts. If had been normal i would say thanks for your service but you were nothing but a waste of tax payers money. Tell me one piece of legislation u help pass to make Dominicans lives, more importantly st joe people futrue better?

    • Ibo France
      December 4, 2018

      Shaka, why do you think his action is smart? Politicians never tell the whole truth. It’s always blatant lies, half-truths or even a tiny percent of the truth, it’s never the unvarnished truth. Don’t you think there were some extenuating circumstances that forced him to make this announcement? Did he fall out of favor with his with the LEADER or did he see the writing on the proverbial wall? No person of good conscience will ever want to be a part of a severely corrupt administration as this current one. It’s not an exaggeration to describe this maladministration as evil, abysmal, god-awful, sadistic and monstrous. Let me finally add, everything this regime does is masterfully calculated for maximum selfish and political aggrandizement.

      • Shaka Zulu
        December 4, 2018

        Ibo France if you have read my criticism of this chap i have always advised him to get an education. Kelvar was President of the National Youth Council and for any young person to take that position shows promise and potential. By all accounts he was well likes and did a good job. People like him should have gone on to educate themselves get some real worl experience so he can be a well informed leader. The problem is because of his position as youth President the labour leadership brought him in to get the youth. Imagine a young kid like him getting the promise of being a minister. It is a nice carrot being dangled. Sure Skerrit took him under his wings like a drug dealer does to the fatherless kids. Skerrit liked him uneducated so he could control him. I think this uoung guy have alot of potential but he was in a position over his head and needed to be enlighten. I truley believe when he gets there he will realize how much he was just an object occupying a position. Hope he clean.

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  38. Zamm
    December 3, 2018

    Now that his lil pockets are filled with money n his business fix, he riding out… He saying so long n bye bye.
    You see these lil boys come into public office not knowing what are the demands of such office. Its good that he at least seeing the light… Honestly, from the pm go down they should go and rest themselves, they make enough money n their business fix.
    These pack of failures should just go away.. Boy boy Dominica is a really messed up country u know, everything upside down… Everybody wanna leave including those in power…. But its the labour party and Dominicans to blame because they voted them over n over n no change,… What a failed state…… Everything messed upp. Labour must go in order to get Dominica back on track…

    • Peeping Tom
      December 4, 2018

      Actually, Labour is indeed the best thing for Dominica in its present history. No other party is as organized and as networked as the DLP. No other party has the experience as the DLP. None. You may hate these facts, but you can take them to the bank. The DLP remains the only choice for Dominica today. This might change in 5 or 10 years, but at this juncture in our history the DLP is the only choice.

      If you think the DLP is koshonie then, you can only imagine how badly off the other parties are.

      • Ibo France
        December 4, 2018

        Peeping Tom, you are so correct when you stated that no other party has the experience as the DLP. They have too much experience in carrying out victimization, too much in corruption, too much in political division, much too much in enriching only themselves, family and a few diehard supporters. Conversely, they lack experience in good governance as the country has only experienced poor and utterly deplorable governance, particularly, for the last fourteen (14) years. This administration has been nothing but an abysmal failure. The irrefutable proof is plain to see. Look at the grossly underdeveloped state of the island especially in comparison to its neighbors. No other country in the OECS has gotten more outside assistance than Dominica. Yet, it’s light years behind all the others. Ask the ordinary man or eoman if they are presently satisfied with their quality of life. The answer is a resounding “NO”. Even the Labor supporters will concur.

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      • Mouch miel
        December 4, 2018

        Seems you smoking decades b4 the issue of legalizing marijuana that’s cool! My good friend- Bonne jean( Not Babara S) the late Eustace Francis use to say legalize it & he was a Lawyer in those conservative times. The issue with you and ur mad thoughts and perceptions is U must be smoking tabac zombie all along. Your brain cell are dead (all) How much of the CBI money do U get paid for your work for the Neos?

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  39. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    December 3, 2018

    One-by-one they’re leaving this Labor pain.

  40. Bobby
    December 3, 2018

    Mr. Kelver Darroux great decision to move on with your life and career as a young man. This thing called politics as it is played now in Dominica’ law of the jungle style’ has no place for an aspiring and brilliant young person like yourself. . Best of luck to you Sir as your plot your next move– you are a smart and strong person to move on now.
    God’s speed.

  41. Black
    December 3, 2018

    People always saying that the government well comfortable with their salary and others suffering but that’s not true. Obviously if he plans on furthering his education its because he is not satisfied with his dalary.

    • Me
      December 3, 2018

      Only he knows the reason for his resignation. Let us respect his decision.

    • Ma Bowlo
      December 3, 2018

      What does one have to do with the other? One is right now, furthering his education is for his future.

    • Cara
      December 4, 2018

      Don’t be silly. Life is about more than salary. It’s self fulfillment. Go Kelver. Be all that you can be

  42. RandyX
    December 3, 2018

    The rats are leaving the sinking ship… Skerrits Regime is finished!

    • jungle
      December 3, 2018

      There are always other rats.

      • Me
        December 3, 2018

        Yes, rats eating rats. It is not unknown.

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