James in charge – again

Edison James

United Workers Party Executive has re-elected Edison James as its new political leader.
Sixty-eight year old James, who has been serving as the president of that party for three years, replaces Ron Green who served for three years as UWP political leader.

James told the UWP’s 22nd Delegates Convention in LaPlaine on Sunday moments after the announcement that he is ready to lead the party into successful general elections whenever it is called.

“I have decided to give up on this function as political leader but you have enthusiastically invited me to serve once more. There is no reluctance on my part to put everything that I have into implementing these functions”.

“I want to thank the immediate past leader for the work he has done in leading us over the last several years. I want also to say that it was my privilege to serve as president of your party,” he said.

James said he is also “totally” committed to the cause to bring about the change that is necessary for Dominica’s forward movement.  He said.“Our country must move from a position in which we have been made to be beggars. We welcome aid but we must put greater emphasis on self reliance,”

Responding to those who have been complaining that James is old and has expired, he said “they said that I am like a ripe banana. But I say to those people that in your happiness, this brain in here might be sixty eight years old, but the waist is strong. Don’t test me,”

Former parliamentary opposition leader Hector John is now the new Deputy leader, with Brian Linton Public Relations Officer.

The UWP’s new president is Ezekiel Bazil, Assistant Secretary Christabelle Auguiste and Treasurer Lambert Charles.

Former UWP Leader Ron Green was elected as a trustee.

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155 Comments

  1. Roseau Valley
    January 18, 2012

    Dear Mr. James, Congratulations. We in the Roseau Valley support you. Tell us Sir, who is the UWP Care Taker for the Roseau Valley constituency? Who is will be contesting the next general elections to get honest, sincere and dedicated representation on behalf of the people of the Roseau Valley? Are we preparing to get rid of the engineer of the allegations of corruption in the Labour Party – those who are at the center of Garbage Bin fiasco, the Fertilizer issue, and the purchase of housing material supplies. Is the gentleman –Mr. Charles, who gave the vote of thanks at your convention still interested? Let us know.

  2. The truth
    January 17, 2012

    how old is edison james? 69? i am not being negative here, but instead of going forward uwp is going back? the days of old leadership is so over in the entire world. edison was too old ten yrs ago. we have had him, and he has been discarded. the party needs new leadership, and i mean new, not a disguise or a plaster to patch things up. they need policies, strategies and people that the country can believe in. they have lost all faith in the majority. they need to reinvent everything about the party, drop the entire skerrit thing and concentrate on getting in power. thats the first step. wanna change things? win the election

  3. real talk
    January 17, 2012

    not little joogoom that happening in that party der.. best all of them go and answer phone by clear habour we

  4. DE CARIBBEAN CHANGE
    January 17, 2012

    JAMES WOULD BE DOING DOMINICA A SERVICE IF HE GOES BACK TO SMA AND TEACH AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE IN THE CLASSROOMS.

  5. Observer
    January 17, 2012

    this voter ID is the form white supremacist used to keep black people from voting in the JIM crow era. It is something the white people rejected. It is against the interest of the common man and an infringement of civil liberties.
    Why is the worker party wanting to inflict such a divisive and backward institution on Dominicans, why are they trying to remove freedom to vote from Dominicans. dominica does not need ID. we are a free people.

  6. Time Will Tell
    January 17, 2012

    Stop the hating.

    Political parties don’t rise to power on their own free will. The people must elect them.

    There’s an old adage ‘That what goes up must come down’.

    Nothing lasts forever but history do repeat itself.

    Always remember that what gets on a horse’s back must end up under it’s belly.

  7. fatty batty
    January 17, 2012

    Labour WHITE WASh next election,LABOUR POWER BIG 21 BAWI OUT for SURE

  8. shy
    January 17, 2012

    Can i come in labour party?Please forgive me for not voting for you last time.

  9. shy
    January 17, 2012

    UWP is wezib now.

  10. Time Will Tell
    January 17, 2012

    The last time I checked, all the people posting comments here were Dominicans.

    I want to know whats wrong with them. I think it should be Dominica for Dominicans and not Dominicans for Dominica.

  11. david stephen
    January 17, 2012

    PAT STEVEN WAS IN HIS 50TS WHEN HE LEFT POLITICS MR JAMES YOU ARE 75 YEARS OLD
    MARIGOT PEOPLE DESERVED BETTER PLEASE THINK OF THE PEOPLE NOT YOUREELF ….BIG D

  12. sweetgurl
    January 16, 2012

    that making we the DLP stronger now UWP dead RIP………………we shall nt be moved……

  13. Linda
    January 16, 2012

    UNITED WRECKERS PARTY! ALLYUH NOT COMING AND MASHUP MY ISLAND.

    YOU GUYS DON’T WANNA ADMIT DOMINICA DEVELOPING SLOWLY AND IN A BETTER POSITION FROM WHEN YOU GUYS WAS LAST HERE!!

    WE DOH WANT ALLYUH LAME OLD FARTS!! STAY AWAY! GO EAT SOME PRUNES OR SUMN.

  14. Anonymous
    January 16, 2012

    It was about time. Mr Eddison welcome back. I am a fan of Ron Green and do love him but this is not a game about who you love best. It is what is best for the party and Dominica on a whole. This time Mr. Edison do not let those who called for you to step down do it again. They know exactly why they do not want you there. However let me just caution you….if you mess around and start playing the fool I will be one of them to call for your resignation or never vote UWP again.

  15. forreal
    January 16, 2012

    the UWP is so weak,that they had to revert to there old leader,that just shows that ron green and younger generation of UWPrites are making a mockery of the party,this like a godfather movie,were the stragglers are brought before the mafia boss and straightened out 8)

  16. January 16, 2012

    I speak on behalf of the young people in this country that we must uphold our status to move Dominica forward. The old haven’t wisen up as yet. listen to their talk, they are corrupting us to a nation who will have no respect for authority, to only show up at Parliament when our salaries are close and lack of ethical approach.

    God call us because we are strong, because we have the know how and the wisdom in all things. Put down the pen and paper get with the technology stop drinking milk and eat meat, now is the time for us to rule. Are we going to take back corruption from the UWP Government whom their leader Eddison James cannot tell us where the Money for that the diaspora raised in New York for the International Airport?

    Is he the same one who testified in court that he knew that Ron Greene was a citizen of the USA and he was well a citizen of the same? What utter nonesense. You cannot justify yourself by trying to remove the Mote IN SKERITT’S EYES AND YOU HAVE A BEAM IN YOUR’S.

    Young people , it’s time for us to rise and create a vibrant opposition party who has VISION to contest and take Dominica to a higher level, off with the UWP. DFP needs to rise and take it’s rightfull place.

    God Bless Dominica.

  17. ham
    January 16, 2012

    Bring in THE PATRIOT DR FONTAINE,,,He has no work to do on the ground, we will do it for him…WE ARE BEGGING YOU!

  18. ....................
    January 16, 2012

    CONGRATS BROTHER. The perfect choice.
    Skerrit must stop hiding and he must now engage you in a debate!

    • anonymous
      January 16, 2012

      James hiding in the peoples parliament. If he wants to debate skerritt he can start by attending the parliament. that is where he will find Skeritt ready willing and able to debate. :lol: :lol: :lol: . All the best to Mr. James. We must respect people when they try to work with what they have. The UWP is suffering from a lack of political talent.

  19. hardlinesleek
    January 16, 2012

    sucessful what? u may have to suck seed first to win any election in da.as for spaggs shame history will remember you as a nonentity as an opposition leader

  20. Morihei Ureshiba
    January 16, 2012

    Edison James will save Dominica!

    • Justice and Truth
      January 16, 2012

      @ Morihei

      When will some people like you know that only God saves. No human being can save Dominica and by no means sinful ones.
      Was he not the one who sold Dominica passports in former years as PM to Chinese people? The Canadian immigration caught them with the passports. This has resulted in DA nationals having to go through the trouble, exertion and cost of getting a Visa to visit Canada. Correct me if I erred.
      If he is the one, is he the same one whom some DA Nationals want as a future PM? How quickly do some people forget and once again find themselves in the soup again and a worst one.

  21. shy
    January 16, 2012

    Well as far as i know bawi is not happy and this means trouble.

  22. shy
    January 16, 2012

    Well, as a once supporter of UWP ,nou fini bart.

    • Black Dominica Woman
      January 16, 2012

      sorry to say but you were never a supporter of the UWP

  23. toma
    January 16, 2012

    THE THING THAT BOTHERING SOME OF YOU JEALOUS PEOPLE IS THAT YOU JUST CANT KEEP THE GOOD MAN DOWN.
    MOST OF YOU WANTED HIM TO TREAT YOU ALL WITH PERSONAL FAVORS BUT WHEN YOU ALL DIDNT GET IT YOU ALL TURN YOUR BACKS ON HIM

  24. Critical
    January 16, 2012

    What nonsense! UWP get real. Stop the recycling. Same ole faces all again. We are in 2012 and not 1992. Where are the new faces. We dont want a recurrence of what happened in St Lucia when Crompton came from retirement. Make use of the youth in the party (if there are any)……… I’m fed up with this recycling thing.

    • eee
      January 16, 2012

      You had no say in the process. You can tell those who were there what to do.
      Why so many of you are afraid?

    • dominique
      January 16, 2012

      You seem not to be living in Dominica. Don’t you see what a young new face is doing to the country? Can’t you people learn the lesson that this Government is teaching? We need an experience person to hold that mantle not somebody who is coming to learn or experiment. Thank you. Re-think!!

  25. Dvt
    January 16, 2012

    When will these UWP supporters recognize that Dominicans do not like Edison James as a person, a politician and certainly as a Prime Minister. Nobody owes this man anything. Dominica was not willed to him by his grandfather. He has been rejected 3 times by the electorate. When Dominicans do not like you they really do not like you. And Edison James is not liked.

    • Sheryl
      January 16, 2012

      And Dominica was willed to Skerrit

    • Kucolukes
      January 17, 2012

      dvt< speak for yourself, I am convinced that he is the only person that posses the intellect, experience and know how to take us out of this mess.

      By the way, I have never ever, ever met a smart Labourite yet. once you can tell me you are labourite or you vote labour, I right you off, one time.

    • Aye Dominique
      January 17, 2012

      We love him!!!!

      Run a fair election and u will come here the next day to discuss who Dominicans hate and who Dominicans like.

      Get voter ID, regularize campaign funds, and leave the diaspora where they are, and see who like who?

  26. Dominican
    January 16, 2012

    Yes I Man! We are the best garcon. We protecting the environment, We recycle, Reuse,and reject. nuff Said.

  27. Marcel
    January 16, 2012

    I hope Ambrose George reading the comments by Labourites on this blogg and know that, at his current age, he has no chance of being the Leader of the Labour Party. He will remain Deputy all his life.

    I guess next in line for Leader of the Labour Party is Kelver Darroux.

  28. January 16, 2012

    older the grape sweeter the wine welcome back edo

  29. Adult ED
    January 16, 2012

    UWP had an opportunity to elect a new young vibrant leader instead they went older and reverted to their old ways by electing a man on the brink of senility. This is further confirmation that UWP is not anywhere near to being ready for leadership of DA.

    • Black Dominica Woman
      January 16, 2012

      what about the Government calling back the retired nurse to work this is because the old heads always do a better job take a look at our school what is happening with the young teachers and students, most of them (the young ones) are not interested in our children’s education they are only interested in the money. WELCOME BACK MR.EDDO! THERE ARE SEVEN (7) SURE VOTES FROM MY HOUSEHOLD
      GOD BLESS YOU AND THE UNITED WORKERS PARTY

      • Adult ED
        January 17, 2012

        This is about leadership of a country not just a mere classroom of 20-30 pupils or an old proven nurse skilled in the profession. There is a significant difference in responsibilities, besides Eddo brings nothing new or different to the table but the same old adage. Let’s see how we can slander the government so that we will get support. Why should UWP priority be to appeal to the public for funds towards appealing the latest court ruling that they are most likely to lose again? Why not invest in developing a mandate that deals with the economics of the country? UWP does need God’s blessing but firt they must repent for their transgressions!

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  30. fil
    January 16, 2012

    PEOPLE DON’T CHANGE OVER NIGHT. PLEASE DON’T
    LET POWER FOOL US.

  31. shy
    January 16, 2012

    UWP won in my village but this time they deffinitly will not get my vote, neither my familys own.Big mistake UWP you guys done with.

  32. 1979 Laughs out loud
    January 16, 2012

    5 votes from my home !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    welcome back sir!!!!

  33. patriot
    January 16, 2012

    OK EDDO

    START BY BRINGING OUT THE LONG LOST MANIFESTO OF LIES (CABAL-FESTO)

    • GOM
      January 16, 2012

      If Eddo lies i guess the dictionary has not come up with a word to describe what Skerrit does.
      WELCOME BACK EDDO…OH HOW HAPPY I AM, AND THE THOUSANDS OF OTHER PATRIOTS.

  34. FACEUP
    January 16, 2012

    MR JAMES, LOVE THAT MOVE,PLEASE BRING IN AN EDUCATED CREW WITH YOU, THATS ALL I NEED TO SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR PARTY !!!!

    • patriot
      January 17, 2012

      ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE CREW RON HAD UNDER HIM WAS UNEDUCATED ?

      EDDO WAS ALSO PART OF THAT CREW

  35. FACEUP
    January 16, 2012

    MR JAMES, LOVE IT, BRING IN A VERY EDUCATED CREW BRO !!!!

  36. goat mout
    January 16, 2012

    Well well well congratulations Mr.James on another comeback.The only thing is the out come will be the same or worst.As a former uwp supporter I must admit this is a move in the wrong direction.This clearly indicates that there is a lack of leadership and brains in my old party.In my opinion you are not just a ripe banana but an over ripe banana!Get new blood in this party,that is why I left.

    • Concerned Citizen
      January 16, 2012

      You are not making sense with your comment! Why is it a wrong move? well you should put yourself forward as one of the person to lead this country out of the mess that it is now. Eddison James has heard the call of the people and he is answering it. Let’s us all work together to assist him in doing a great job!

    • SANCTUS
      January 16, 2012

      HEHEHEHEHHEHEHEHHEHEEEEEEEEEE :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  37. LULZ
    January 16, 2012

    Whether red blue or green, I pray for ALL our leaders, and in respect to Mr. James, I pray that you may conduct your offices free and fair from prejudice and persecution. I pray that you conduct your offices in the best interest of ALL Dominicans, for the benefit of all and not just a few. May God give you the strength and wisdom to help solving the problems that affect us all. Almighty God, in your name I pray. Amen

  38. Channel 1
    January 16, 2012

    Good move UWP!! Keep up the fight against the ills of Dominica’s most backward thinking government ie the DLP.

  39. Cee
    January 16, 2012

    Zor fini bat…. I dunno how much nail that coffin need again… UWP continues to show they not capeable of making wise decisions. From 12 seats I believe in 1995 to 3 in 2009 and you going back to the leader who brought about that demise and give me a break bout 2009 he was still leader in the background

  40. Concerned Citizen
    January 16, 2012

    I think this is an excellent move. We need to get, strong, intelligent and experience leadership to move us out of the place where we have gone. I believe strongly that Eddison James together with the rest of the team are the ones to do that. We as Dominicans we chose a young leader and where did that bring us? To a country bordering on Dictatorship, poverty, mendecancie, dependency, corruption and economic failure. Age is just a number and not important what is important is the capability, fairness, truth, charisma, intelligence and determination of a leader and we have all that in Eddison James. I support him all the way! I believe why so many persons are upset with this decision is that Eddision James is a force to be reckoned with. God Bless you Eddison!

    • dominique
      January 16, 2012

      Me and many other Dominicans agree with you 100%.

  41. VOTER
    January 16, 2012

    OLD TIME SOMETHING COME BACK AKAIN

  42. Met Yo
    January 16, 2012

    They cannot challenge your intelligence.

    They cannot challenge your track record. (Ask Timothy)

    They cannot challenge your honesty and integrity. (Ask Komkom and Ian)

    For years, they called you corrupt, but later pleaded guilty in court for repeating the allegations on Mr. Astaphan.

    Sir, welcome back! In Dominica, the DLP and their hooligans have created this culture that a Prime Minister MUST be “young”. Most other developed and developing countries have Prime Ministers who are in the age range of Mr. James.

    Antigua – Balwin Spencer, 64

    St. Lucia – Kenny Anthoy, 61

    St. Vincent – Ralph Gonzolves, 66

    Barbados – Freundel Stuart, 61

    Trinidad – Kamla Persad, 60

    Guyana – Sam Hinds, 69

    Grenada – Keith Mitchel, 66

    Jamaica – Portia Simpson Miller, 67

    And I can go on and on and on and on.

    It is only in Dominica we have developed a mentality that a Prime Minister MUST BE in his 30’s. Look at the blouse Dominica getting under the “young man”, but they still there talking none sense.

    Let me make it clear to these labourites, the UWP and it’s supporters have a right to elect who ever they want to lead. It is not allu business who leading our party. Allu and allu foolish mentality can continue to wallow in ignorance. Go find out the ages of Charles Savarin, Mathew Walters, Ambrose George and etc and tell me if is “YOUNG” allu so like, while don’t they go home?

    For once in allu life, go learn something sensible to repeat.

    Mr. James is a power house and time will tell a wonderful story!

    • Observer
      January 16, 2012

      All the above are seating Prime Ministers. Edison James is not Prime Minister yet. By the time he becomes PM again, if it happens soon (Three years) he will be in his 70’s. What a “power house’ he is indeed. Julius Timothy can attest to that ‘power house” – simply underming those he doesn’t want.

      • ...
        January 16, 2012

        his honesty and integrity…ask MAMO!

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      • New Yorker
        January 16, 2012

        Portia Simpson was just elected a few weeks ago at 67, so whats your point Observer?

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    • claudius Anthony
      January 16, 2012

      UWP is in the recycling business,in answer to Angelo Allen’s question on his program,”Where have all the young men gone” I hope this recent decision by his party to look in the recycle bin for a leader

    • speedup
      January 16, 2012

      Kieth Mitchel is not the primeminister of grenada.

      check your info before you write.

      • Met Yo
        January 17, 2012

        Idiot, ok you right. It’s Tillman Thomas and he is 67! So again, my point is further made. Go get some wisdom and you will realise how foolish that “young leader” concept it. It HAS NOT worked for Dominica. EVERYTHING is upside down. EVERYTHING is inside out. You still there in denial? 8-O

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    • shy
      January 16, 2012

      In tihs case the older the berry ,the more sour the juice gets.

    • ham
      January 16, 2012

      @ met yo. Agree with you 100%. His honesty and integrity as a leader is what has drawn me in. I can no longer support this regime.

    • My2cents
      January 16, 2012

      In Dominica we love young leaders with energy who is not looking for the BENGAY on the bed head every night

    • Linda
      January 16, 2012

      You a fool my broda. Welcome back eh? The same goat that hd us on the black list and had the country with literally no money in treasury!!! These same fools vs the ones who in power whom atlest got things done and have seen development.. This is an easy win for Skerit .. you guys honestly think Dominicans gonna elect the same pl who had us on the blacklist? lmfao!! you guys are sad.. Go polish your hair my boy

    • anonymous
      January 16, 2012

      Did any of the above mentioned leaders return to leadership position after resigning as political leader? Baldwin spencer is 64 but he is now serving in his second term. Ralph gonsalves 66 has been in office for over a decade. Persad of Trinidad 60 is about 2 years in office. There is a crisis of leadership in the UWP. even the blind can see that. That is why Mr. james is back. Earl. Ron and John were all failures. Unfortnately the party cannot rally around Mr. James as a leader as he has already entered the twilight of his political career…nuf said

    • dominique
      January 16, 2012

      Great point. Keep commenting. The educated massive is always on our side. Thats why we need an experienced educated man to lead us. Onlike the Labourites, their leader matches the supporters level of education (KINDERGARTEN). Down to the police. That’s why they are being fooled all along. Edo and the UWP supporters are at university level.

  43. VOTER
    January 16, 2012

    old time smething come bsck agaid

  44. LEE
    January 16, 2012

    DOMINICANS DON’T FORGET MS. CHARLES WARNING
    TO YOU ALL

    • Met Yo
      January 16, 2012

      At all cost? Well surely, we have paid and still paying the cost.

      Bin Bobol cost

      Land Taxes cost

      Ambrose George cost

      Diplomatic Passport cost

      Regular Passport cost

      Attempted Murder of GON Emmanuel Cost

      Villas Cost

      Apartment building cost

      Break down in law and order cost

      Rise in Crime and Violence cost

      Increase in poverty and begging cost

      Off course nuh, remember Mamo warning!!!!

    • Asterix
      January 16, 2012

      We shall not forget Ms. Charles warning “At any cost”, for we are now paying darely for it.

  45. worker
    January 16, 2012

    UWP discriminate against RASTA.Bobby was a strong candidate last election he was not appointed a senator I think sratigically he should be in leadership.Just see the # of dreadlocks women in the country.UWPites open your eyes.They already grooming Arundel Thomas for the Newtown seat.Arundel what was your call to fame as an education officer?

    • Anonymous
      January 16, 2012

      aurandell Thomas for roseau south? his bro felix thomas will never allow it? or is now ma shabin getting a heartattack!

    • nightanddayvision
      January 16, 2012

      ARUNDEL THOMAS? WORKER YOU CRAZY MAN? WHO WILL BE HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER, HIS BROTHER FELIX? HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE ZOR KAY TWCHE MWEN,PAPA

  46. fig
    January 16, 2012

    welcome mr james you are the only to save us from all that nonsence we have been going through 10 years in this country you have my support.WELCOME BACK!

  47. domlecIAN
    January 16, 2012

    Well dominica is the land of uncertainties.

    Well uwp is in a mudsling

    Well I dont know what will happen to Da

    Well uwp asking for voters id while what we ned is national id

    I love eddo but skerro will win again quite easily

    Sparaggs is not competentand eddo is said to be too old by the next elections he could be in his mid 70’s at least.

    Workers need new candidates and new energetic management and alot of money also

    workers nees to re construct itself and go back to the table

    I am dominica ! I am workers !

    ARE YOU !

    STUPIDNESS LOL

  48. Papa Dom
    January 16, 2012

    I wonder whether all those making negative comments are members of the UWP. The delegates decided that Mr. James was the person they wanted to take the part forward, so if you are not a member what does your opinion matter.

    • Anonymous
      January 16, 2012

      so what does this tell u? they r out of ideas…look pon de spraggs??? geezeeeeeeeeeeee

    • My2cents
      January 16, 2012

      Because there is no one else to captain the UWP boat it is running ashore they are making jokers of themselves

  49. UWP
    January 16, 2012

    We are certainly delighted at the outcome of the delegates conference.

    Its time to put an end to this corrupt administration under R S.

    I pledge the support of my family members both at home and overseas ( CHRISTIAN BROTHERS FROM DOMINICA).

    time up pack up

    Further congtaulations to Senator Bazil on your election to the presidency.

    All the teachers love you !

  50. Anonymous
    January 16, 2012

    “Come ye forward Sons and Daughters” You are a great son and Dominica needs you to rescue our country. Thanks for taking charge, we need your experience to energies and motivate our people to bring Development to our country. We remember when money was meeting money under your leadership. A BIG THANKS TO YOU.

  51. traveller
    January 16, 2012

    Which election are you going to win? It cannot be the next one neither the next. for by the time skerrit reign is over it will be judgement day by the most high. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Asterix
      January 16, 2012

      2traveller it seems you have taken up the position of your god. hope you are still around to enjoy your joke

      • Asterix
        January 16, 2012

        @traveller it seems you have taken up the position of your earthly god. If this is the god that inspires you just remember there is a greater god and I hope you are still around to enjoy your joke LAUGHING AT YOURSELFD

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  52. Souswel Souri
    January 16, 2012

    Once again the old guard of the u.w.p could not resist the the urge to hold on to the reins of power.Sadly, mr John who had been seen as to much of a “softee”, though an intelligent man,was found to be unsuitable to continue as opposition leader.Was it a matter of recycling the old guard? Why didn’t Mr John assert himself and make his mark as opposition leader? Why didn’t he set the tone for the party’s forward movement instead of simply following and toeing the party line? Was this the agreement that they made? Or was he not verbally destructive enough? I suspect he has now been dumped into the party’s recycling bin for further consideration if and when it becomes necessary to use him to further Mr James’ never ending desire for political power.

    • Joe Blow
      January 16, 2012

      I feel u Souswel Souri

    • Asterix
      January 16, 2012

      What is all you fear of Eddison? If you are not a supporter of the UWP what is your concern of who is selected as its leader? If you all say Eddison is not capable then you should be joyful because things would be easier for the party you support or will it?

  53. Yeah Right
    January 16, 2012

    Eh las!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

  54. rascal
    January 16, 2012

    good move UWP let’s see how we can get this country back on track… I must say skerrit was my english lecturer at six form college and there was just something about that dude….

    • UNKNOWN
      January 16, 2012

      LOL ME TOO .. HE THROW ME OUT OF HIS CLASS ALREADY .. NEVER FORGET THEM DAYS

      • 1979 Laughs out loud
        January 16, 2012

        me three he was very eloquent, still is, but this guy has disgraced me….I still cant beleive…what a wolf in sheep clothing!

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  55. patriot
    January 16, 2012

    AR-FOU-AR-WE RETIREE LEADS UNDER WATER PARTY INTO PERMANENT RETIREMENT.

  56. Brad Carllisen
    January 16, 2012

    DNO Moderator
    where’s my comment?

  57. Big Tic
    January 16, 2012

    Yeah
    Why didn’t they pick Lennox Linton or Basil?
    Or even the opposition leader . . lol

    • Young
      January 16, 2012

      WHY ARE YOU SO CONCERNED?????????????????
      :?:

  58. Brad Carllisen
    January 16, 2012

    So is Mr James going to be the new leader of the opposition . . officially?
    As leader, Mr James has previously lost elections to the late PM Eugenia, to the late PM Douglas, and to PM Skerrit.
    And lost the most recent election to Skerrit as acknowledged string-pulling party leader.
    Can anyone indicate to me why Mr Edison Chenfil James, who is yet to accept any of his party’s last 3 election defeats, and who is a confirmed LOSER, is the best person to take us to the next Poll?
    . . Apart from his significant age ‘advantage’

    • What-i-know
      January 16, 2012

      I cannot think of any good reasons apart from his age advantage.
      But who were the other options?

  59. IZ
    January 16, 2012

    What a mess. From opposition leader to Deputy Leader. Hector you better start running. They are not interested in you and as a matter of fact, u havent represented the seat of Opposition Leader well. You have no history to your name Mr Hector John. Shame.

  60. Real DA man
    January 16, 2012

    What does the ‘trustee’ Ron Green do as trustee?
    What about the party’s legal expert Lennox Linton?

  61. Ron
    January 16, 2012

    “Great team,all the best the country is in need of jobs for the youth, bring back the farmers pride of earning for their family get markets,with a free and fair election with voter Id cards this will be possible in 2014 as this here by no doubt is a future goverment of performance and not of corruption as the present government”

  62. Anonymous
    January 16, 2012

    “Great team,all the best the country is in need of jobs for the youth, bring back the farmers pride of earning for their family get markets,with a free and fair election with voter Id cards this will be possible in 2014 as this here by no doubt is a future goverment of performance and not of corruption as the present government”

  63. January 16, 2012

    the blind leading the blind

  64. diamond
    January 16, 2012

    how can you take a rebel and make him honorable? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Anonymous
      January 16, 2012

      pasa work, pasa work, sa pasa twavaille!

  65. REVOLUTION NOW
    January 16, 2012

    Mr.James,u may be old like a ripe banana,but ripe bananas are most enjoyed by more people !We need mature,experienced,wise and knowledgeable men to lead as the younger ones have disappointed us.

    • Souswel Souri
      January 16, 2012

      Are you saying that Mr Hector John dissappointed you? If you think so please explain to us his critics. Are you also indicating that Mr James has used all the attrbutes you mentioned to advance our island nation economically?

  66. Labourite.
    January 16, 2012

    Not a worker but I think this is good. For both the UWP and Dominica. Dominica needs a more vibrant opposition. It’s kind of funny using the word ” vibrant” in relation to a sixty eight year old man. But as political leadership goes, he’s the best the UWP have to offer right now. And besides he is a smart man.

    • Way Papa
      January 16, 2012

      Why do you think he is the best? Here these men are talking about the youth, the youth, why didn’t Mr. James say he will groom Hector, Ronnie, Eziekel or one of the younger men in his camp to do the job? I have always maintained that Mr. James does not want to give up the party that he started.

      • Asterix
        January 16, 2012

        Who talks about youth more than the DLP? After all that is why they now have their current leader. Yet this party has no youth EXCEPT skerrit within its TOP ranks as compared to the UWP

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  67. January 16, 2012

    What a combination for disaster!!! Some leaders just do not know when to say good bye…..UWP might not have a chance not until 2050, when all the present crop of political opportunist are dead and gone..

    • dominique
      January 16, 2012

      Tell it to the two Charles and Ambrose George

  68. Anonymous
    January 16, 2012

    :-D

  69. is me
    January 16, 2012

    “they said that I am like a ripe banana. But I say to those people that in your happiness, this brain in here might be sixty eight years old, but the waist is strong. Don’t test me,”

    well well well edison don’t kill me plz! anyways , the best of luck to u and ur team!

  70. Sout Man
    January 16, 2012

    Good luck!!

  71. midget
    January 16, 2012

    Now that you guys have re-elected a new leader, can you all go to the house to represent the people who voted you in office. You cannot continue to stay out of the house and expect people to vote any of you in office come the next general election. I am neither blue green nor red, but I fail to see how you all refuse to do you you were elected to do which is to oppose the Labor led government.

    • Young
      January 16, 2012

      And oppose they do!
      opposing is not sitting in parliament taking rubish from this speaker who obsructs them from asking pertinent questions but speaking out against this government corrupt actions, but if people try not to listen to the message then they will NEVER see what they are doing as representation!!!!!!

  72. January 16, 2012

    UWP. Comin bk strong for dem

  73. Anonymous
    January 16, 2012

    WHAT A WASTE!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. Bowels of Labour
    January 16, 2012

    :wink: :mrgreen: CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE BOWELS OF LABOUR. PROVE THAT YOU ARE WORTHY OF BEING THE NEXT GOVERNMENT BY (1) RETURNING TO PARLIAMENT AND REPRESENTING THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE THERE, (2) TELL THE PEOPLE OF DOMINICA WHAT YOU WILL DO DIFFERENTLY FROM THE INCUMBENT DOMINICA LABOUR PARTY TO PUT FOOD ON PEOPLE’S TABLE, AND PROVIDE SHELTER FOR PEOPLE IN ADDITION TO OTHERS… I AM MANY YOU WILL GET SEVERAL REQUESTS LIKE THIS, AND, WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT YOU STARTED WHEN YOU WERE IN OFFICE. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR IMPROVING THE ECONOMY, JOB MARKET, INFRASTRUCTURE, TOURISM PROMOTIONS AND INVESMENT PROMOTIONS, AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING, MANUFACTURING, ENERGY SECTOR AND IN PARTICULAR RENEWABLE ENERGY, FOREIGN POLICY, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT POLICY, HEALTHCARE, SOCIAL SERVICES, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE, SPORTS, YOUTH, CRIME, THE LEGAL SYSTEM, CITIZENSHIP, OFFSHORE SECTOR INCLUDING ECONOMIC CITIZENSHIP, DUAL CITIZENSHIP AND THE RIGHT OF DUAL CITIZENS TO CONTEST THE ELECTIONS, IMMIGARATION (HAITIANS AND DOMINICAN REPUBLICANS) CARICOM AND CSME, OECS INTEGRATION, TOURISM AND THE WAITUKUBULINATIONAL TRAIL, YACHTING, CRUISE TOURISM, ECOTOURISM, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE UWP INITIATED WORLD CREOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL AND THE RETURN OF SHERIDAN GREGOIRE TO HEAD A NEW TOURISM, MANUFACTURING, REAL ESTATE, FINANCIAL SERVICES AND INVESTMENT PROMOTIONS AGENCY…

  75. georgy
    January 15, 2012

    If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself!

  76. claire
    January 15, 2012

    congrats mr James i have been with you all from day one and i will continue no matter who lead the party may god bless you and the party also the supporters stay strong dont accept money for vote from other parties a good name is better than riches good things come to those who wait workersssssssssssssss

  77. D/can to de Bone ( F
    January 15, 2012

    Same old heads incharge again dont make sense to me… same old politics.

    • dominique
      January 16, 2012

      Then ask Skerrit to go. He has been there for over 10 years. Isn’t he the same old head? Aren’t you fedup suffering from Skerititis?

  78. lol
    January 15, 2012

    well is now uwp dead, them man really do not have vision. they just give Labour 19 or 20 seat.

    • Asterix
      January 16, 2012

      You obviously are not a supporter

  79. Anonymous
    January 15, 2012

    WHAT A JOKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  80. fight on
    January 15, 2012

    Is that the most correct Title that the article deserves? The title conjures an erroneous perception. The Party’s delegates voted James as Party Leader. I do think and many would agree that he did not take charge again. The party went through a democratic process and elected James, given his experience, capabilities, intellect, articulation of the issues, fearlessness, committment and hard-work. Age is just a number.

    Really, Dominicans must rally behind Electoral Reform. It is not a Political Party thing. We must save Dominica.
    About 7 years ago, the “Independent Electoral Commission recommended to Govt. for funds to provide Voter ID cards and to Clean Up the unclean Voters’ list. Up to this day, Nothing. No $$$$$ to the Electoral Commission.

    Is the opposition wrong to demand that Govt. provide the funds to the Commission? Again, the Constitution guarantees, give the Electoral commission the RIGHT so to do, provide Voter ID Cards, Clkean up the Voters’ list and other vital refiorms or changes needed/ Election campaign funding is also an issue to be seriously and quickly dealt with.

    Why are a FEW people allowed to continue to rape our Constitution like that? Our elections in Dominica could no longer be deemed FREE and FAIR without Electoral Reforms. The opposition will continue to lead the fight to ensure Electoral Reforms as a necessary step towards a Free and Fair electoral process. If no reform our rights will be further trampled upon and thrown out of the window.

  81. WENDY JAMES
    January 15, 2012

    WE ASK FOR BLESSINGS UPON YOU AND THE OTHERS.

  82. jules
    January 15, 2012

    really funny

  83. BRA
    January 15, 2012

    I wish all you luck. However, the party need to have a plan in place to run the country. Who is the leader? Too many cooks spoils the soup. Talk is cheap. Action moves peaks.

    Every democracy, need a stong opposition party. Go to the house and debate the issues maturely. Do not denigrate the character of others. Show the people how the UWP plan to manage the affairs of the country if elected.

    God bless all DA’s sons and daughters! One love to all Dominicans!

    • TED Lewis
      January 16, 2012

      what if labour had won the 21 seats? would u have told skeritt the house needs opposition. Moreover tell me one thing ( policy) that would have been different had the opposition been to the house.

      • WIKILEAKS
        January 16, 2012

        Make TED the Janitor

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  84. kai che
    January 15, 2012

    Ripe banana taste better.

  85. January 15, 2012

    All must surely gaze in wonder. You have just crown Skerritt king of Dominica

  86. Noah
    January 15, 2012

    And Lennox? Enlighten me please.

  87. shortboy
    January 15, 2012

    JAMES GO 1 REST YOUR SELF EN!!!

  88. lisa
    January 15, 2012

    Well since eddo waiste still strong he go put it on Skerro. so Skerro better watch it.

  89. January 15, 2012

    imagine the former paliamentary opposition leader who never was,because he was not allowed to take his place in the parliament.Shame and a waste of youth.

  90. January 15, 2012

    Next election this man will be 71 years old.I know when you recycle plastic you get something new not an expired politician..what a shame UWP..

  91. fearnomore
    January 15, 2012

    yes what a big change for our country, God has a reason for everything and yes he knows when to raise up respectful men and women to lead his children into the promise land that he has prepare for us, so congratulation to all the leaders to me James i say welcome back it was long over dew,to mr bazil good luck i know you can do it now let’s forget about Skerrit and get to work God has taken care of that monster a long time ago, so to my fellow Dominican’s is workers time what time is it workers time fear no more my sisters and brothers let get to work to save our beautiful country befor it to late.

  92. Jane Smith
    January 15, 2012

    Reuse, recycle, reject….. :lol:

  93. sweety
    January 15, 2012

    please give the young man a chance!

  94. Native
    January 15, 2012

    Ths might be a good move. Let us see. Now pleaseeeeeee go back to the house, reform the protest and fight from within. Your point has been made and dem fellas in office do not really mind if the opposition stays away; in fact that is just what they want…No opposition!

  95. UPS
    January 15, 2012

    WELL DAT WILL B THE MOST HANDSOME PRIME MINISTER IN THE CARIBBEAN AND THE REST OF THE WORLD LEADERS WILL LAUGH AT US

    • Young
      January 16, 2012

      PM is a beauty contest nah! That is the thinking of our citizens that have us allowing people to trample our constitution like this!
      AMAZING!!!!!!!!

  96. Doc. Love
    January 15, 2012

    CONGRATES TO MR. EDISON JAMES,WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG.DOMINICANS HAVE SUFFERED ENOUGH,IT IS TIME FOR A NEW,HONEST AND LOVABLE PRIME MINISTER IN THE PERSON OF MR. EDISON JAMES.LONG LIVE THE UWP,MAY YOU FORM THE NEXT GOVERNMENT.I RECOMMEND THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO INVESTIGATE THE SALE OF OUR PASSPORTS,GABBAGEBINS,DON EMANUEL FIRE BOMBING AND ALL CURRUPTED POLITICIANS.

  97. truth
    January 15, 2012

    WORKERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. DANZIGER
    January 15, 2012

    OH YES ITS GOOD TO BE ALIVE. ITS A GOOD THING I KNOW WHO AM I.

  99. linky
    January 15, 2012

    welcome back in the ring eddoe i want to here what the asstaphan have to say .i know he is afraid of u.

    • Way Papa
      January 16, 2012

      Ha, Ha, Ha! Who is afraid of Eddoe? But then again you might be right, looking at it from another angle…..ha ha ha!

      • January 16, 2012

        When Dominica and Dominicans got Independent from England and its Queen, I thought we were no longer under a monarchy, but who the hell tell eddison that he is king of Dominica that he can demand from the government a voters identification card or else no election. why he didn’t implement it when he was in government.

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