Civil engineer Delbert Paris and Marketing Officer of the Central Cooperative Credit Union (CCCU) Lorraine Henderson-Reid have been selected by the Marigot parliamentary representative to serve as his two opposition senators in the House of Assembly.
Anthony Charles, the independent candidate who successfully defeated the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate in the December 6 general election, validated the news to Dominica News Online (DNO) this morning.
“I am very confident in their abilities to provide constructive feedback in the house,” the opposition leader-in-waiting stated. “I know that together, we will be able to get things done.”
Charles said that Jesma Paul Victor, another independent candidate who was elected to the Salisbury Constituency, will choose the other two people who will represent the opposition in the house.
When contacted by DNO, Mrs Victor who was just yesterday sworn in as the leader of the opposition – a post that will alternate between her and Charles every 18 months- stated that while she has identified two individuals, their names will only be released to the public until after she has presented them to the president of Dominica early next week.
Additionally, when questioned by DNO on report that Clara Shillingford Marsh, an attorney, and Sean Douglas, a former DLP press secretary, were her senatorial candidates, Mrs Victor responded by stating, “to be very honest, someone just called me on that very same issue and neither Sean Douglas nor Clara Shillingford are true.”