Independent candidate for Marigot urges constituents to vote for independence, ‘not party’

Anthony Charles

Independent Candidate for the Marigot Constituency Anthony Charles said he took the decision to contest the Marigot seat in the upcoming general elections because that constituency lacked representation.

Charles, who spoke on State Owned Radio DBS, is a farmer and is among two other candidates contesting the Marigot seat. They are Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate, Gregory Riviere and Team Unity Dominica representative, Carlos Charles.

“I [took] that decision because a lot of the voters in Marigot didn’t want the Marigot constituency to go unrepresented, because we weren’t getting any representation during 22 years of existence of the Dominica Labour Party,” he said.

According to Charles, he also took the opportunity to represent the people of Marigot as an Independent candidate since the United Workers Party (UWP) refused to take part in the general elections.

“We need a voice in there for the next term,” he stated.

He mentioned also that some of the major plans are already in Cabinet, but not all were fulfilled.

“For example the feeder roads for farms, the opening of the hospital 24-7…,” he noted.

He called on residents of Marigot to go out in large numbers to vote for independence and, “not for party”.

“The support is there because we need representation, so the support is okay so far, but we need people to go out and vote for independence, not for no party,” he stated. “We need to go up to get representation”

He continued, “We are depending on the government for too [many] things, we need to be self-sufficient.”

Dominicans will go to the polls to vote to elect a new leader on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

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4 Comments

  1. If we knew better
    December 1, 2022

    Thats the problem with Dominicans. Half of dont even know who the hell their parl rep is. and to know which candidate in their constituency is the better choice. Left to them Roosevelt Skerrit in on every ballot in every constituency. they have a problem they bypass their parl rep and go straight to PM. Parl reps are only useful in elections and in parliament when its time to gang up on the opposition. but not for anything else. wastes of time.

  2. dissident
    December 1, 2022

    you have to make a statement about skerritt views on de abuse of
    de coconut man by skerritt…….period!!!!!
    skerritt tells us he going to make a push in agriculture but he looking down on de honest farmers!!!!!!
    separate yourself from skerritt statement

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  3. Martha
    December 1, 2022

    Anthony doesn’t stand a chance. All he does is legitimises Skerrits rogue snap election. By all means, go and vote if that’s what you want to do, but spoil all your votes.

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  4. Toto
    December 1, 2022

    Young man I understand your frustration but your stand is only giving credence to Roosevelt Skerrit’s farcical and cynical election. He can now claim that he beat the opposition, which is you and Carlos Charles. Surely you don’t want to be accused of enabling Skerrit, do you.

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