[PRESS RELEASE] Final results of Roseau City Council elections

On Wednesday 8th February 2023, electors in the Roseau Area cast their ballots to elect two persons each for Wards II, III, and IV to serve on the Roseau City Council.

The final counting of ballots cast was conducted on Thursday 9th February 2023 at the designated locations. As a result, the following is the official results of the election in the various wards.

Ward II

• Riah Brumant – 177 votes;
• Ericson Romain – 212 votes; and
• Rhoda St. John – 187 votes.

Ericson Romain and Rhoda St. John were elected in Ward II

Ward III

• Quincy Dwayne Angol – 79 votes;
• Michael Anthony Moreau – 84 votes; and
• Sherika Winston – 84 votes.

Michael Anthony Moreau and Sherika Winston were elected in Ward III

Ward IV

• Marilia Vernicia Adams – 194 votes;
• Wayne Donald Benjamin – 178 votes;
• Sherman Hartford Boston – 226 votes; and
• Christina J. Sobers – 120 votes.

Marilia Vernicia Adams and Sherman Hartford Boston were elected in Ward IV

The voter turnout was as follows –

Ward II – 355 persons or 7.61%

Ward III – 140 persons or 5.50%

Ward IV – 445 persons or 8.96%

The full complement of persons elected to the Roseau City Council is –

Ward I – Ken Joseph and Sandra Ermine Royer
Ward II – Ericson Romain and Rhoda St. John
Ward III – Michael Anthony Moreau and Sherika Winston
Ward IV – Marilia Vernicia Adams and Sherman Hartford Boston

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  1. MEME
    February 10, 2023

    The turnout indicates that this was similar to Skerrit’s sham 2022 election…! By the way was the blosted electors list sanitised before the election? If not, so people who live in Grandbay or Mahaut or Coulibistrie or in Belles could vote, simply because their name is registered in Roseau? Ones permanent residence/domicile does not matter? So preposterous!!! Just register anywhere and you vote there.😄😄😄😄
    Well the 18years of Skerrit’s rule has plunged this country into chaos and into an abyss…His infamous legacy will haunt him until……
    Only in Dominica!!!

  2. JustSaying
    February 10, 2023

    People might gasp and lament on the turnout. And on the surface that reaction would be understandable. However in reality that turnout is expected/justified.

    The role and effectiveness of the council/mayor have been eroded over the decades by autocratic central governments. Rendering the council literally useless. Property owners within the city should totally refrain from paying any form of taxes or fees to the council. I challenge the mayor/council to list any services of value being rendered by the council.

    Especially within the past five years or so. The Supreme Leader has effectively replaced the mayor with his wife. She is now the Parl. Rep. and Mayor all rolled into one. The Supreme Lady of Roseau.

    The council needs to be empowered with legislation and funding. Given more autonomy and in addition to local taxes it would collect, allocations as part of the national budget.

    Make the council RELEVANT to the people of Roseau. Then maybe residents would give a damn.

  3. dissident
    February 9, 2023

    More of the same really
    No improvement………not even on the ground
    Less than 10% of people taking interest……Why?…….go figure

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