Cabral Douglas to contest Portsmouth as independent candidate

Douglas will contest Portsmouth as an independent candidate
Douglas will contest Portsmouth as an independent candidate

Saying that he is planning to fill a void in the political representation in Portsmouth, Cabral Douglas, has confirmed to Dominica News Online that he will be contesting the constituency as an independent candidate in the upcoming general election.

Douglas noted that the people in Portmouth have said they are not “entirely satisfied” with the representation they have received over the years from the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and are seeking alternatives.

“Most of those who are not supporters of Labour in Portsmouth are former Labourites, like myself,” he stated. “Even those who shifted from the Labour Party to the United Workers Party are former Labourites.”

Douglas is presenting himself as a ‘viable alternative’ seeking to fill in a void created by what he claims is the lack of representation by the DLP and the lack of presence by the UWP in Portsmouth.

“I see myself as an individual who has been working on the ground, who has been involved in the rehabilitation of the RBD Cinema, which is right in the center of Portsmouth,” he noted. “I have been involved with the youth in our town. I have been very visible, present and active in the community and I have expressed my view of the direction the community has to take in order to receive the level of representation and development the people of Portsmouth have been yearning for…”

Contesting Portsmouth might prove to be tricky since the DLP has dominated the constituency for the past fifty years.

Additionally Portsmouth is home to the Douglas’, to which Cabral belongs, one of Dominica’s long- serving political families.

When the election is called, Cabral Douglas will be going head to head with Ian Douglas, who is also the minister of legal affairs and tourism.

However, Douglas thinks that his chances of winning are good.

“I come from a political family who has been involved in my local community on a number of progressive levels and I have responded to a need from the community itself which is being able to have somebody to represent them and represent their aspiration as a people and community,” he noted.

Douglas also brushed off suggestions that contesting against a relative might have an impact on the family and the Portsmouth electorate on a whole.

“The Portsmouth constituency is not a family issue, it is a public issue,” he stated. “So just because Ian and I share the same blood, doesn’t necessarily mean we share the same vision for Portsmouth. We have to separate certain things. At the end of the day, I am a resident of Portsmouth like everybody else. The development of Portsmouth will benefit me personally as well as it will benefit the Portsmouth people.”

Additionally, he said the Douglas family has not always supported the same political party.

“When Rosie Douglas came back from Canada in 1976, his own father campaigned against him in the 1980 elections,” he noted. “We are independent thinkers in the family and we can agree to disagree and still sit down together on Sunday and have a barbecue together… I have nothing personal against my political adversaries.”

Douglas laments that there are no public conveniences in Portsmouth and described the road conditions in the town as “an embarrassment.”

“Our roads are in a deplorable condition,” he noted. “Tourists who come to Portsmouth are afraid to mash up their transports by driving around Portsmouth. That is how bad the road conditions are.”

He noted that the people of Glanvillia have been living on lands for fifty years without getting any certificates to show they actually own it and said there are no cruise ship stops in Portsmouth.

“We have a cruise ship berth in Portsmouth that was built by the Eugenia Charles government and for the last year that I have been in Portsmouth, I have not seen one cruise ship docked in that berth,” he remarked. “So the people of Portsmouth will have a hard time to survive in an environment where we are so dependent on tourism and we see no improvement in the tourism infrastructure.”

When contacted for a reaction, MP Ian Douglas only said, “I have no reaction to that.”

The announcement by Cabral Douglas signals a three-way race in the Portsmouth constituency come the next general election, with Jefferson James of the UWP being the third candidate.

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101 Comments

  1. Sueme
    April 26, 2014

    Handed down from generation to generation. Douglas again? Give it to them they have courage and ambition and like power…Let God’s will be done. Very interesting politics. I’m enjoying the show.

  2. faceup
    April 16, 2014

    That dude is just a spoiler….. LABOUR MUST GO !! 8-O

  3. de ears
    April 15, 2014

    It is time to terminate the unproductive dynasty of the Douglass….

  4. JAHCALL
    April 15, 2014

    more troble in little dominica .a house that are divided could never stand. you could make kids but you cannot make there mind. dominica i love you . becarefull of politition. dont get trick bye big name . they ment nothing..to much want to play in the game .it look like politices have a lot of money . them people that want power dont care abut you.

  5. Sanity
    April 15, 2014

    Hey he has dimples too! What this handsome man must win. Lets vote for his winning smile and dimples! (sarcasm).
    More power to you Cabral. Douglas or not this is Democracy at work!
    Go for it!

  6. forreal
    April 15, 2014

    sorry cabral,you only mention one physical structure and that is the RBD theater which is a douglas legacy,you failed to make mention of a hospital,a school, a computor learning center,a people arts theater,i could go on and on,your interest seem be centered on the douglases and you all heritage, i mean come on man,those the people need to jump from the frying pan straight into the fire.

  7. For Richer Or Poorer
    April 15, 2014

    Didn’t another Douglas tried to run against the DLP Douglas incumbent last election? I expect the same thing will happen this time around also.

  8. senjoe
    April 15, 2014

    Monelle althe way kelver days are gone

  9. rescue 911
    April 15, 2014

    Those douglass think possie is hamsted man.

  10. Change is a must
    April 15, 2014

    The fundamental point about this situation in Portsmouth and indeed the rest of the country is that the UWP must be congratulated for opening the eyes of Dominicans and making us realize that it is not enough to just pick up the crumbs from the labour leaders table. We deserve more…jobs, money in our pockets food on our table….. Imagine that the top 3 Ministers of the Labour party are from the north ….Yet they Portsmouth has been soooooo neglected…It is definitely time for change,,,

    • .
      April 15, 2014

      What are you talking about? Have you heard what the Caribbean Bank, The world Bank and The IMF have to say about Dominica’s position in the Caribbean and the world at this time or are you purposely trying to bury your head in the sand? The crap you are talking comes from people who desperately trying to win an election at all costs. I would say that the opinion of these organizations who have nothing to gain from reporting the truth is way more objective and believable. Dominica is moving forward with DLP. Deal with it.

      • mujahardin
        April 16, 2014

        Why can’t you tell us what the World Bank and IMF are saying about Dominica? You sit there listening to lies from tony astaphan about what IMF and World Bank never said about the Dominican economy, then come here to repeat them on DNO. Check out the ECCB website and check for yourself the economic performance indicators for our sub region, and you will be surprised to find out for yourself that Dominica is the worst performing economy in our region. Even St.Kitts is out performing Dominica. Our trade deficit is approaching $1billion. Our national debt is in excess of $1billion. Our debt to gdp ratio is over 100%. Agriculture production is at the lowest in history. Unemployment and poverty are on the rise. Cost of living continues to rise. Inadequate health services. Bold face Dlp corruption. Lying and deception is the order of the day. No salary increase, no tax relief. While Skerrit and his friends are doing well owning villas, houses, lands and millions, the rest of us are catching hell. I SAY, CHANGE IS A MUST, IT CANNOT BE AN OPTION.

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    • forreal
      April 15, 2014

      it seem to me you forget that we had already lived through that so called change,the UWP had already been elected,so they are not new,if there is a change needed to be,we should have something new,not the freedom party,not UWP,they were there and failed the people,come of your high donkey,we know what is change,what is new,these old mules are running backwards,they only wanna get back where they been,they like what absolute power which corrupt’s taste like,edison james want to be the president of dominica,his little scheme ain’t going to work.

      • April 15, 2014

        People, people, are you all voting for a party or for change of any kind? I am not complaining about real change, but it seems that the people are not considering the FUTURE.

        This consideration should not be DLP vs UWP or vice versa, it should be about which individual will take Dominica and its people to the NEXT LEVEL.

        DO NOT VOTE FOR PARTIES, VOTE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE ISLAND.

        MAY THE BEST MAN WIN.

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  11. Domnitjen
    April 15, 2014

    So when Skerrit win again by all you same hand, I wonder what allu will do? SMDH, TALK, TALK, TALK, SHUT UP and make a difference nuh, shate man. If allu want Skerrit out then vote him out, If not shut up about it.

  12. J.J.John-Charles
    April 15, 2014

    DNO I asked if the gentleman is a follower of a particular religion.That is all, and you did not allowed your viewers to read the question.If I had asked is he a Baptist or a Catholic would you act the same way.?

    Thank you for printing this one.

    • Frenz
      April 15, 2014

      What does that have to do with anything. Ask Tony A staphan what is his religion. Isn’t Tony your idol

  13. John
    April 14, 2014

    Cabral is a progressive thinker. He will bring fresh new ideas and will be good for Portsmouth and by extension Dominica. We need someone like him to give the present administration a run for their money.

  14. ok man
    April 14, 2014

    But I dont know dat man..if we realy hav to look at the douglases dat cum frim foreign an try anyting it will fail an leave it half done,one had cum from england in d 90 ,one cum from canada,hmmmp.anoda story,one man day can cum replace ian is hakim..no other,,anyting else is bloaters,,,

  15. ANOTHER FU FU
    April 14, 2014

    wHAT ABOUT THE GREAT dem lab
    boy da
    have stupidnesss

  16. ANOTHER FU FU
    April 14, 2014

    wHAT ABOUT THE GREAT dem lab
    boy d have stupidnesss

  17. April 14, 2014

    They are six of one and half a dozen of the other one they are all the same

    • posee
      April 15, 2014

      Dominichen ni memoire poule. A Douglass is always a Douglass. It doh matta what color shape or form, grand-anse say jardin patat yo.

  18. RastarMarn
    April 14, 2014

    RBD left allyou fertile Agricultural Land an already producing Estate, A whole city Block in the Center of Town which makes it the Most Valuable Real Estate in the North of Dominica, with a Cinema, Storefront, Guesthouse, restaurant and who knows how much other real estate RBD left allyou, and look at the State of allyou Financial portfolio, and affairs,,,

    If allyou dose Douglass-dem cannot come together to fix allyou own House what make allyou tink allyou can come fix Portsmouth,,,

    Garcon for 50 years Douglassisms manipulating the Whole of the Portsmouth Constituency and didn’t work, so please doh come talking about you can make Changes,,,

    For 50 years Douglassism had countless opportunities to Make Changes to present Portsmouth as the shining Light of this Entire Caribbean Region as it was Visioned to be, and with Back-biting and infighting your predecessors couldn’t figure out how to make this work because of Greed and Selfishness,,,

    Dred I doh know who’s son you are but from what Portsmouth people can see is that allyou cannot make anything of this most valuable assets RBD left allyou!!!

    One Question Marn would like to aks You and you better answer yeh,,,

    What is the Most valuable Asset that makes Portsmouth the most Viable location on Dominica for Massive industrial Development???

    • me dat
      April 14, 2014

      If u know anyting bout rbd estate u would not say anytingu just said,,is not ur fault.cya blame u..same way my grand father left an estate try to develop it bambam owner starting to show up..

    • A young douglas
      April 15, 2014

      I agree with everything you have to say but you have to understand how dominica working and lets say my friend we develop all what we have as you mentioned and there is no basis or economic means to maintain our creation because the people of portsmouth and dominica doe have money in their pocket to spend ….. What we goin n do stay brokes n poowie or run overs where some of us come out ? And now to addresss your statement about our manipulation of the portsmouth

  19. MeCamem
    April 14, 2014

    Grandbay and Portsmouth people are…..? Unless I see it I just will not believe they will not sell their votes for barbecue and rum. And Ian and Labour know how to do that well!

    Lord I am praying the same prayer my parents prayed: Before I close my eyes, let me not see a Douglass and Labour representing Portsmouth, Amen.

    • .
      April 15, 2014

      Your way of trying to gain the votes of Portsmouth and Grandbay people is by insulting them? Typical uwp. You all are a set of bullys that have nothing to offer to the people of Dominica. Empty vessels make the most noise.

  20. Tumble back kick
    April 14, 2014

    So Mano wasn’t good enough but Cabral is, so what qualifies him? Portsmouth people pas faible. That’s sexy and I like it!

    • JoJo
      April 15, 2014

      You think Mano stupid, he can make his money quietly without headache of being an M.P. Mano smarter than Skerrit, trust me.

  21. Not Me Alone
    April 14, 2014

    I know black people look alike but I find Cabral Douglas and the PM really looking alike in photo. Are they related? I don’t leave in DA and just being curious

  22. ISLANDER
    April 14, 2014

    This is wonderful for the DLP. I suspect this is a tactic to help Ian secure his seat. Think people: only anti-Skerrits will vote against labour. Now the anti-skerrits will be split in two. Use allu heads people!

    • silver sliver
      April 14, 2014

      I concur! This is a calculated move to split the opposing votes to assure a government victory. Cabral knows that he cannot win the seat, so his intentions must be suspect.

  23. Anonymous
    April 14, 2014

    Kim would have been a better choice to represent the fading Douglas dynasty.

    In addition your association with this Jamaican fella will cost you votes with the Christian community of Portsmouth!

  24. April 14, 2014

    go cabral we need people like u do it for all the true labourites in dominica we a missing that bad forward ever back ward never its get ready to rumble :lol:

  25. joy
    April 14, 2014

    although Cabral,is a UWP in disguise,he is hoping that if there is a tie in the election ,he will be the tie breaker by bargaining to become prime minister, so Linton better WATCH him ,lol.

  26. Shameless
    April 14, 2014

    RUN CABRAL RUN!!!!
    Welcome to the ring sir! It takes a lot of gall to speak up and make one self available for political office especially when you are running against family. However, it is no secret that the DLP has failed Ports Mouth miserably. The DLP of Rossie and Mike are by-gone memories for the ruing cabal and Ian appears to be a victim of “circumstance”. This is a bold move on Cabral’s part so lets us wait and see how serious he is about running. However, I would like to remind Cabral that change is NOT an option, it is a MUST!

    ” I AM FOR CHANGE; ARE U?”
    Assertive, NOT Agressive! 8)

    • real possie
      April 14, 2014

      Shameless u for so much change u even changing Portsmouth to Ports Mouth but let me ask u nah it seems like when u all win even the rivers in Dominica wont be safe with u all, I am really worried for my Dominica with these people that proclaiming change, every one knows that if u lose to much weight to fast u can die but those quick and right away changes u all talking about Dominica will die. PS u tend to do things back to front so in that case u are Aggressive and not Assertive.

  27. IF I WAS.
    April 14, 2014

    PARRY, I would advise the Prime Minister to put his pride behind him, speak to Mr. Cabral Douglas and try to work out the situation. Two members of the Douglas family going after each other, whether it is politics or other wise, will not be good for the Dominica Labor Party.

  28. Francisco Telemaque
    April 14, 2014

    “Douglas is presenting himself as a ‘viable alternative’ seeking to fill in a void created by what he claims is the lack of representation by the DLP and the lack of presence by the UWP in Portsmouth.”

    This is Wwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    All I can say this is war, I never thought I would see the day when a loyal diehard laborites, go to war with his namesake! In any event this is what I call politics, very good politics at that, hopefully the diehard laborites will learn a good lesson from this, and open their eyes and realize that if it is not working out, do something different.

    In my opinion, when a Douglas challenges, or let’s call it what is; goes to engage in political war with another Douglas who have fooled the people of Portsmouth for so long impress upon me that the situation in Dominica, is much more serious than it appears on the surface.

    I admire this guy’s courage, it takes courage to speak the truth and strand for what is right, nevertheless, I doubt that the people of Portsmouth would be so dumb to elect him, since this might be a political ploy to systematically ensure that Labors maintain the seat in Portsmouth.

    Whereas I admire you courage, I do not trust your motive. I suspect if the people of Portsmouth decides not to re-elect Ian, and give you their vote, in the event there is no majority winner, you will take side with Labor, I see you as a bobble agent oui!

    I admire the comments, however I am not fooled; for what may appear to be war, seems more like a political ploy eh.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Anonymous
      April 14, 2014

      Francisco I thought you knew Dominican politics? Did you not know that mike rossie and rbd were all on different parties sides? you talk so much without knowing s… what war? who is the die hard labourite? mike and rosie were the only die hard labourites, in fact mike mostly cuz rosie was with alliance know your history.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        April 15, 2014

        Shut up you fool!

        For as long as I known the Douglas’s of Portsmouth, the father Robert Douglas, Rosie, Mike, and the rest, and Robert Douglas brother, I’ve known them all, to be members of the Labor Party. Prior to that Robert B. Douglas tried on many occasion to be elected to the Dominica legislature in the days when we had a British Administrator residence on the island.

        And that was long prior to the idea of Dominica having a Chief Minister, that was a long time ago, I was perhaps a mere toddler, but my memory serves me well!

        I think you are the one taking fart, rather than I not knowing what I am talking about; if you know so darn much write your name above and below your comments as I have done if you are certain of the crap you are blowing off hot gas about!

        Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

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  29. Truth
    April 14, 2014

    I said already that skeritt never liked rossie ,And possie people never liked him either ,
    IF possie people loved rosie ,its impossible they could ever like skeritt, they are completely opposite
    rosie was real ,,SKERITT is a pretender, They may soon understand

  30. Anonymous
    April 14, 2014

    Hahahahahaha some people think Cabral can replace rosie and mike? People who think cabral will get more than ten votes know nothing about Possie. Jefferson will get more votes than him so actually UWP is the only party that is going to suffer from Cabral getting in the race. Labour will remain Labour and those who are thinking of voting Jefferson some of them may vote Cabral and that is all.

  31. shaka Zulu
    April 14, 2014

    Cabral i see your entry as confirmation that the labour party as a failure in your constituency and by extension a failure of your familly. Only a Douglas have represented that constituency for over 30 years, a constituency in my opinion is the key to Dominica’s debelopment.

    There is a sense of entitlement in the Dougy family that says portsmouth is yours. A three way race is good for UWP because 1) you will split up the vote and 2) you are confirming what some hard core labourites/douglasites know about there lack of representation. It is all about the douglas family and not the people of portsmouth. You and Ian are the same. Talented for talking but no action.
    anyway i wish yiu luck. Change is a must

  32. April 14, 2014

    rubbish if cabral get 20 votes he get plenty cause mister will finish portsmouth

  33. mary doe
    April 14, 2014

    cabral if u get 20 votes u even get plenty cause the day u win portsmouth finibat

  34. April 14, 2014

    i my personal opinion i think this guy means well and if given the opportunity he will be a much better pal rep than that wast of time ian so go for it my boy you will surely get my vote

  35. Naturalistic
    April 14, 2014

    Dont waste ur money

  36. Met Politican
    April 14, 2014

    Senjoe turn ahready, so Tyanni just stay Possie or in the Ministry.

  37. unknown
    April 14, 2014

    Apart from the RBD Cinema (which you benefit from no one else had to fix it but your family) I would really like to know what else you have done for the community of Portsmouth. Because you keep saying that you are visible and present in the community but is that suppose to mean something, how does that help the people. Since you have been back have you assisted anyone in getting jobs, have you sponsored any individual’s education? What are your plans for the community, how are you going to make it any better? The plans that the Government are already undertaking, what difference will you bring..Highlight that so that the people of Portsmouth can really figure out if you really mean business or you’re just another Mr. Ian Douglas

    • T
      April 14, 2014

      He is not bound to have done NOT ONE THING. The man is a Dominican, NOT A FRENCH MAN, so if he wants to take part in election in his country he can do as he pleases.

  38. Kellye
    April 14, 2014

    I hope the UWP can arrange an accommodation with Cabral and withdraw their candidate Mr. Jefferson. This way all support can be given to Cabral. Also in a 3-way race the votes will be split and Ian will most likely win.

    • Ma Moses
      April 14, 2014

      I think you are seeing that the wrong way round. I have been around a long time and from where I is sitting, the loser would be first of all Skerrit’s labor party with Cabral picking up votes from unhappy laborites but not enough to win the seat. This split really helping UWP maybe i wrong but that is what I think.

      • .
        April 15, 2014

        there are very few unhappy labourites.

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      • Ma Moses
        April 15, 2014

        You see,worse than I was thinking.. Not many labourites left, wi papa so it come.

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    • Doc. Love
      April 14, 2014

      I don’t agree with you, Kellye. The UWP has its base in Portsmouth. What Mr. Linton has been trying to do is to get as many DLP votes as possible. Should Cabral really enter the race, it is the DLP that will be affected not the UWP. The Labor Party Supporters have always taken there que from Portsmouth and Grandbay. Therefore, if there isn’t an early solution to the Portsmouth situation, the whole matter is going to mushroom to other DLP strongholds, thus causing Skeritt a serious headache.

  39. 100% Dominican
    April 14, 2014

    Lol…………I like it!! I really, really like it!!! Yes, I like it!!!! Hee hee hee hee hee………I like it!!!! This is what youth should be like!!! Lol I like it………. Mr. Prime Minister, you are confident in your ability to win the election SO CALL IT NUH!!!!! ;) ;) ;) ;)

  40. Red Hot
    April 14, 2014

    We are a praying nation not Cobral oh no, not you Sir, you will never make it, all I am giving you in 20 votes maximum.

    • afan
      April 14, 2014

      thats why we so backward, keep praying and not acting lol while you closing your eyes and pray skerrit and his band or pilferers are making you poorer and poorer. but i suspect you are oneof those benefiting from the scraps which fall from the supremo’s table so why would you care?

  41. warrington
    April 14, 2014

    oh thats y he wanted to bring tommy lee here? that would help him to gain the confidence of the youths. Now i can see what his intentions were.well well well. i must try politics one day.

  42. Red Hot
    April 14, 2014

    Imagine a man like that in Government, well my people is now he will bring down the devil. Bo Bo

    • .
      April 14, 2014

      You must be in fire burning already. Reason why you know about the devil so well. Your Wicked Soul!

  43. Doc. Love
    April 14, 2014

    I want to compliment Mr. Cabral Douglas for being one of the few Douglases who has been able to stand up against the Douglas Dynasty over the last fifty years. However, Skeritt will be happy for that move even though he will loose that seat. It is alleged, Skeritt has never been happy with the power or dominance the Douglas Family has had over the Dominica Labor Party. On a number of occasions, the Portsmouth Constituency has heard the name of Nantan being pelted around as the man to replace Ian since that famous phone call when he questioned Skeritt’s respect for him. Mr. Linton and the UWP Team Dominica must be celebrating the split. The door has been left wide open for Mr. Jefferson James of the UWP Team Dominica to walk through.

    • Anonymous
      April 14, 2014

      You have no idea about Possie right? What split?

  44. JoJo
    April 14, 2014

    These Douglas fellows so contrary. Oh well, the least it will do is to split the labour vote and Cabral gambling on a hung election so he can be kingmaker and negotiate for his benefit. Is this the end of a dynasty and the beginning of a dinosaur? good luck fellows.

  45. Looking in
    April 14, 2014

    This is an interesting outlook on politics in the North.

  46. joy
    April 14, 2014

    as I see it UWP now have TWO candidates in Portsmouth, people forget this independent story ,if he was labour he would have worked with his cousin Ian. and I am sure he would prefer to have a UWP government to work with than a labour government because he is disgruntled .he is a UWP candidate in disguise.

    • me
      April 14, 2014

      So if UWP has two candidates in Possi then they are two great candidates. But the Labour party cannot find a proper one

  47. Anonymous
    April 14, 2014

    THE HEADLINE GOT ME laughing. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Red Hot
      April 14, 2014

      I agree same thing happen to me. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  48. real possie
    April 14, 2014

    I have no problem if any one want to represent the people but I listen to what u started say u rehabilitate the RBD cinema u lost me there I stopped reading cause I have no idea who u wanted to do that, before I was born this place been there just like the guesthouse rite next door why did u not fix that? u all have so much property but the greed that’s sitting there no one can bring every one together to take up where RBD left of but I do wish u luck its up to the people to choose who they want to represent them.

  49. DC
    April 14, 2014

    Mr. Cabral Douglas will receive more votes contesting as an Independent candidate, rather than a UWP candidate. The people of Portsmouth recognized the efforts of former PM Roosevelt Douglas, to see to it that people of color were respected, while many other Dominicans, including the then UWP leader, who branded this champion a Communist and criminal. The UWP stands no chance in this constituency, the people will never betray a man who stood up to racial discrimination. Cabral, you are your father’s son, and I am happy you did not allow the bullies of UWP to convince you to associate yourself with this confused Party. I must remind you that the DLP will recapture the seat . All the best!

    • %
      April 14, 2014

      @DC It is sad that you are mentioning Roosie’s name as a true labourite, and you are still giving support to Skerrit, the man who KILLED THE LABOUR PARTY WHICH ROOSIE HELPED TO BUILD. Your brain must be a very very dusty one indeed, hence your weakness in thought. Do you know the number of true Labourites that Skerrit sent packing.? You are obviously a slave of Skerrrit or a Skerrit Red Clinic groveller, SO YOU DO NOT KNOW. It’s the same Labourites he marginalised, that have him so today, taking his last political breath.
      It would be so good if you would just shut the hell up, since you know absolutely nothing about Labour Party. Do you think that a true Labour Party would have its supporters in such poverty? It’s like Labours new motto is ‘ALL SHELL BEG’. Well as i have said on this medium, i was a Labourite, but never suppported Skerrit as Prime Minister. I never thought he was able to do the job, and i was dead right. I will end by saying THANKS BE TO GOD THAT HE IS ON HIS WAY OUT! Nothing Lasts Forever. The sad thing though is that he has impoverished Dominica, and it will take a herculian task to restore pride and dignity to this land.
      HOW LONG?
      NOT LONG!

      • real possie
        April 15, 2014

        @% you all just come on here and talk and say things that are not true and pass it off as the whole truth not even the Pope can pass u all, go check and see Rosie did not build the DLP the people built the DLP the party was formed by the people that was being oppressed men and women come into the party then they bow out gracefully where as they come back time to time give a speech here and there you can see their presence around the party, now lets check the UWP every one of those exiled leaders or party past members don’t even don’t even say U much less for WP so when u have your lies and propaganda keep that for your party. And you ask how long well it wont be to much longer till you go back into opposition again just to be on the sideline crying foul foul while everyone else on the court playing basketball.

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  50. Jan Peter Schmittman
    April 14, 2014

    Skerrit finishhhh :lol:

  51. Bogoroy
    April 14, 2014

    You know, i often hear certain vocal Portsmouth residents complain that Portsmouth i not getting its “fair share” of development action in Dominica, that “nofing not happenin” in Portsmouth, etc.

    Yet, under teh DLP adminsitration Ross has increased its commitment to Possie, the roads in the town have gotten some attention, they have a new modern primary school, Purple Turtle area is alive again, Cabrits and Fort Shirley are prime magnets for the Jazz Festival and weddings, plans for a marina are in the pipeline, there are no fewer than 3 luxury hotels under construction or to be constructed there (none anywhere else in Dominica), yachts are back, some of Dominica’s most celebrated (internationally) hotels are from the Portsmouth area, people complain that there is so much foreign money in Portsmouth now that the price of food and housing have skyrocketed, residents have been part of two of the government’s most successful programs (YES WE CARE and the Housing Revolution)etc, etc.

    What else does Portsmouth want under extremely difficult times, when it is clear that few communities in Dominica have seen as much investment as it has??

    • Redz
      April 14, 2014

      Ross has increased it’s commitment to the Possie people by providing it’s own accommodation for students resulting in several unoccupied apartment? You can’t be serious. Hotels might be built….what’s the strategy for getting these hotels filled? Bear in mind hotels don’t fill themselves. Maybe you should check out how the hoteliers in the north are struggling before commenting. SMH.

      • Bogoroy
        April 14, 2014

        1. Not every house owner in Possie experiences empty apartments for a prolonged period. In fact, most of them are able to make some money during a given year.

        2. Ross’ commitment has done at least two things: More people on the ground (meaning more sales for local entrepreneurs and farmers) and a direct increase in money flow in the area. Can you argue against these?

        3. Redz: “What’s the strategy for getting these hotels filled”? The construction of the international airport and a large marina. Stay tuned! I suppose you are saying that because YOU are unaware of the strategy you assume that there is none. This is the Ostrich principle.

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      • JoJo
        April 15, 2014

        Strategy is simple. Local company with plenty cash resources waiting in the wings for apt. owners to default on their loans and get property cheap to let or sell at profit to Chinese under the Skerrit plan.

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    • mujahardin
      April 16, 2014

      So according to you, can you imagin how hard it is for the other constituencies where the government did not invest as much as they did in Portsmouth? Out your own mouths comes your condemnation. God is in control.

  52. April 14, 2014

    “I have been involved with the youth in our town. I have been very visible, present and active in the community and I have expressed my view of the direction the community has to take in order to receive the level.. “?

    Are you serious ??? how was this accomplished ? by bring Tommy Lee here to mess-up the youths ? Man your intentions may be good but you sure have a way of executing it.

    No one will vote for you – go back to the drawing board again – you failed big TIme.

  53. April 14, 2014

    Cabral not ever one have what it takes to be a leader so stop behaving like DLP folks by jumping ship just because you didnt get your way Team D’ica will still be moving forward and change is a must regardless of whatever, and another thing putting the needs of people first is always rewarding in the long run, I wish you all the best but Team D’ica UWP will be taking the Portsmoth area.
    I also hope the people of Portsmouth will not be voting for you because of the pass history of the two famous Douglas brothers( Rosie and Michael ) they have done their part and have moved on so it’s up to all of us to make the necessary changes happen.

  54. POssie Direct
    April 14, 2014

    Cabral, I agree with you 1000%, because truly, Portsmouth laborites are fed up with the representation given by Ian Douglas and the DLP. During this new era of the Skerrit version of the DLP, it is clear that Skerrit has declared war against all true laborites, of which Portsmouth is the DLP stronghold for many years. Although I would not say UWP is lacking presence in Portsmouth, it would be fair to advise the UWP to allow the Portsmouth constituency to be a two man race between Cabral Douglas and Ian Douglas of the DLP, which in my opinion, would put UWP in a better position to win the election on a whole, since Skerrit and the DLP would be forced to use more time and resources in possie which would leave other more vulnerable constituencies that are more UWP friendly, in a better position to be captured by the UWP. UWP and Cabral should seat and plan their strategy because honestly speaking, Cabral stands a much better chance of winning since he is seen and known as “Labor”, instead of a three man race that will greatly benefit Skerrit.

    • real possie
      April 14, 2014

      Possie direct I know u not from Portsmouth

  55. April 14, 2014

    “”The Portsmouth constituency is not a family issue, it is a public issue,” he stated. “So just because Ian and I share the same blood, doesn’t necessarily mean we share the same vision for Portsmouth. We have to separate certain things. At the end of the day, I am a resident of Portsmouth like everybody else. The development of Portsmouth will benefit me personally as well as it will benefit the Portsmouth people.””

    I applaud your bravery. Put your best foot down to take Portsmouth to the NEXT LEVEL. Portsmouth should really LIVE UP to its name “THE SECOND TOWN”. IAN IS USELESS, BOTH AS A MP REP and AS MINISTER OF TOURISM, especially the LATTER.

    GOOD LUCK to you and the residents of Portsmouth.

    I WISH MORE INDEPENDENTS WOULD FOLLOW YOUR VISION FOR DOMINICA, AS A WHOLE.

  56. john doe
    April 14, 2014

    i remember after the tommy lee incident, dominica vibes posted a story about cabral, he wanted ian douglas, skerrit and one other minister to step down, the story was immediately taken down…i knew it would lead to this

    • Razor
      April 14, 2014

      Are you saying that Cabral wants to hurt the DLP because of the Tommy Lee saga?

      • john doe
        April 14, 2014

        that’s what the article seemed to suggest

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      • Bogoroy
        April 14, 2014

        I would not be surprised because it has been part of our culture that parliamentary politics attract persons who seem to have an axe to grind against a political party or an institution; think of how the UWP started, for example. Think again of the underlying currents propelling certain members of the Linton team.

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      • burtdave
        April 15, 2014

        So you are not aware that the UWP came into power because after the third term of the freedom party there was very little going on and the time for change and fresh ideas was needed, I think it is part of the political process to change governments when the people have lost hope, when there is no new ideas to build the economy and lift up the standard of living for the citizens, because the Government have become stagnant and taken the power of the people for granted.

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  57. Morihei Ueshiba
    April 14, 2014

    Wayyyyyyy Rosie Douglas is back. Portsmouth people think of Rosie. Tiyanni please contest St.Joseph, do it for Rosie. Dem fellas have to pay!!!!!!!!! :-x

  58. Hmmmmmm
    April 14, 2014

    That say a lot about Ian .

    • JoJo
      April 14, 2014

      …amen, a lot about very little!

  59. state
    April 14, 2014

    man give it a rest!!!!!

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