Gov’t’s nominee Sylvanie Burton may soon make history as Dominica’s first female and indigenous president

Sylvanie Burton

A historic moment may be on the horizon for Dominica, as the government’s recommendation for the presidency points towards the possibility of Mrs. Sylvanie Burton becoming not only the nation’s first female president but also its first indigenous head of state.

During a press conference held earlier today, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit disclosed that he had engaged in consultations with Opposition Leader Jesma Paul-Victor regarding his chosen nominee who could succeed His Excellency Charles A. Savarin, D.A.H, whose term concludes on October 1, 2023.

Should the nominee proposed by Skerrit receive agreement from the opposition leader, the procedure would be relatively straightforward, he explained. Skerrit stated that he would then need to formally notify the speaker in writing of the joint nomination. Subsequently, the speaker would convene a parliamentary session in which the nomination would be announced, and the nominee would be declared duly elected without the necessity of a vote.

In the event that a consensus is not reached on the joint nominee, other members of the House of Assembly would have the opportunity to submit their own nominees for the presidential office. An election involving those nominated candidates would then be conducted.

Skerrit outlined that a tentative date of September 12 has been set for the parliamentary session.

“So I am hoping to hear from her before this date so that the speaker can be appropriately informed on whether it is a joint nominee or not. so I will allow for some time for her to form her position as the government nominee,” he said.

“And as I have said to her whether it is yes or no either one is fine but it will always be better to get a joint nominee presented. But that will not hold back the process but certainly I look forward to hearing from her soon so that we can declare a president for Dominica to succeed His Excellency Charles Savarin,” the head of government added.

He went on to declare that Mrs. Burton, 58, from Salybia, Kalinago Territory who has served as Permanent Secretary in various ministries since 2014, is eminently qualified to hold the position of President of the Commonwealth of Dominica and that she will serve the nation with distinction.

She has served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Community Development, Foreign Affairs, Trade, Youth and Social Services, and holds a current position as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Rural Modernization, Kalinago Upliftment, and Constituency Empowerment.

She also previously served as a Development Officer in the Ministry of Kalinago Affairs and held the position of District Development Officer (DDO) for an extended period.

The mother of two brings 25 years of experience as a Justice of the Peace and has dedicated over two decades as a Lay Associate in the Roman Catholic Church. Mrs. Burton’s educational background includes a master’s degree in Project Management and a bachelor’s degree in Rural Development.

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  1. Ternisha
    September 16, 2023

    Political prostitution, here we have a very good example. It’s present everywhere. All you called Lennox a liar when he said it years ago. It was the truth, it was the unadulterated truth!

  2. William
    September 4, 2023

    I welcome and endorse the nomination of Sylvanie Burton for election in order to hold the Office of President of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

    Sylvanie is a well qualified and experienced professional lady who has served well in the Public Service of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. She is also an active community oriented person in Kalinago Territory and a member of Dominica’s indigenous people, the Kalinagos.

  3. Behave
    September 1, 2023

    Hang on a minute…. Is she qualified?

    As stated above, she holds a CURRENT position as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Rural Modernization, Kalinago Upliftment, and Constituency Empowerment.

    Please refer to section 21.2 of the constitution. Disqualification for election.

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  4. Jonathan Y St Jean
    August 31, 2023

    If the leader of the opposition agrees Mrs Burton will be a definite upgrade to the waste of time architect of the “Kool woche brigade” we’ve had for the “father of the nation”

  5. Yes Massa
    August 31, 2023

    Oh boy, another yes “massa sah”, to join the other tail-coaters extraordinaire.

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  6. Lin clown
    August 31, 2023

    If you live in Dominica you live under Satan’s rule.If you don’t why are you interested in Satan’s rule?Unless you are Satan’s daughter.

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  7. Lin clown
    August 31, 2023

    Who care about the foolishness the blue boom boom flies post.They have been doing it for 23 years,and they will be doing it for another 23.Like it or not Sylvanie Burton will be President,and there is nothing UWP or their LapD can do about it.Not even a debate in parliament.

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  8. TurnTide
    August 31, 2023

    The majority of Dominicans don’t know this because they are not concerned about spiritual things as contained in the Holy Scriptures. We are heading towards the end times and there are signs right before our eyes which we can’t see or are ignorant of. Women all over the world and in every political corner as well as in the public sector, are in high leadership positions. This is a move that is Inevitable because it’s been predicted as a sign of the last days. Dominica has never been under such siege in modern times. The place is a mess! And it will get messier by the day; not years. If everyone of us who claim to (love) our country, Dominica would pray to the Heavenly Father and ask for His forgiveness of our Sins, and to heal our land; He has promised to do heal our land and bring us the change we need. We are in bondage in our own land by the servant of Satan/Lucifer. But we bind every strongholds over Dominica in the name of Jesus Christ. We will see change very soon. Amen

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    • Man bite dogs
      September 1, 2023

      Turn Tide, Go down the road at Q95 radio ask for Matt, Ugly Lenny, and Rodney and throw some Bible bashing at the lot of them evildoers, your people been asking for the world to end over 2000 years now Why, I ask you before I see workers Mafia club banished to the desert with their snakes and scorpions for good measure.👍🏽

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  9. Ma Popo
    August 31, 2023

    I am disappointed, I thought Tony Astaphan was an obvious choice as Dominicans really deserve him for having put up with Satan’s rule for so long.

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  10. dissident
    August 31, 2023

    An extension of Roosevelt Skerrit himself!!!!!
    De woman doh resign from any position yet
    Skerrit already announces her as a fete acompli
    Some people actually solidify and give merit to skerrit unconstitutional actions…..sellouts!!!!!!
    History will mark this moment
    Another sellout……….Skerrit pushing de indigenous line for pure fame!!!!!!
    Skerrit trying hard to erase his new starboy of stupidity image!!!!
    A puppet female speaker just die………he is proposing a puppet female President of indigenous descent!!!!!
    There’s no more up for us eh…………after years of DLP and Skerrit in office we cannot get better than this…..this is the ceiling!!!!!!

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  11. Man bite dogs
    August 31, 2023

    Good choice Mr Skerrit, your visions is always right I also hope the opposition leader support Mrs Sylvanie Burton, I believe that the Kalinago people should always have a fair share of the apple 🍎👍🏾

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  12. Lin clown
    August 31, 2023

    Foolishness MEME,why do you thing the majority of Dominicans keep voting Skerrit?It is because they are living a better life under Skerrit than they did under UWP.Dominicans never saw the hundreds of millions of dollars UWP collected from the sale of passports under the reengineered citicizenship programme.Today thousands of Dominicans have profited and are profiting from the CBI programme.UWP will never win another election.

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    • Man bite dogs
      August 31, 2023

      I second that they will never win again in Dominica for what the dirty gutter b*****ds did to us we were a laughing stock some people had to walk one hand in front and the other at the back, people had to pay before they could be seen to at casualty, Christmas eve no money no no no never again!!!

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  13. Lin clown
    August 31, 2023

    The President job is cut out for him/ her in the constitution.Stop making yourself foolish.Go read the constitution.As for Skerrit and Satan they are both going to be in your intestines for a long time.Fools said Skerrit would be President and Vince Henderson Prime Minister.Once again Starboy of Stupidity have made the blue bugs look STUPID.

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  14. BRidge
    August 31, 2023

    The moral corruption in todays Dominica is frankly unbelievable. Worse even the CM gets away with it all the time and those loyal female followers keep asking for more. The most successful ones are even rewarded with the office of President. Where has ‘Honourable’ Jemma Paul been. Is she showing her true colours now?

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  15. RandyX
    August 31, 2023

    Another one of the chamber maids being awarded and promoted. Furthermore, I never thought the ‘opposition leader’ was in it for the right reason. Now she confirmed my suspicions. Poor Dominica!

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    • FACTS
      August 31, 2023

      Nathaniel ask. Can anything good come out of Nazareth John 1:46 The answer is YES….God chose to have her lead. What is wrong having a first woman lead and also a National. Give her a break. She will do well. Pray for her. God still answers prayers. whatever party she represent let us Lift her up.

      Kudos to you woman president:

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      • RandyX
        September 1, 2023

        It’s not because she is a woman, it’s because she is one of Skerrits women! There is a subtle difference.

  16. Help us Lord
    August 30, 2023

    I do not know Ms Sylvanie Byron and maybe she might be a very good person. But for anyone to agree to join Skerrit and his cabal says a whole lot .
    Look we learned in elementary that it is birds of a feather that flock together. Furthermore, as a Christian nation we are guided by the Bible and Amos :3:3 asks this question “Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Then in 1Corinthians 15:33 we read
    Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
    Ms Burton might not be a bad person but as long as you join the Skerrit club, whether as president, politician or in any capacity, expect to become like him because no way can light and darkness agree. Lakeya Joseph is a good young lady with a strong Adventist background that believes in the Ten Commandments. But she will agree with the scripture above that “ Bad company corrupts good morals “. Oh by the way Jolly’s will soon open in the Portsmouth area and I am wondering if Lakeya will give the welcome speech

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  17. Allan jerry samuel
    August 30, 2023

    Let me take this opportunity to applaud my school mate on the occassion of her consideration for President of Dominica. She is a fearless honest and holds the standards high person. I personally cannot remember an occassion where you could not get a smile out of her, or one on which she git angry at anyone. I wish her well in a first for the indigenous people. May God bless and guide her in all her decisions. My hat is off to you Sylvanie esquire. This is a step in the right direction.

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  18. Birds of a feather
    August 30, 2023

    Let’s not forget that the Deceiver aka Roosevelt Skerrit, had the guts to nominate Alix Boyd Knight for president just before his primary choice Charles Savarin was given the job. Today as soon as Alix Boyd died the hypocrite and deceiver of the nation ran to announce Ms Burton as his nominee for president. People we know how Evil Alix Boyd Knight was as speaker and we know how evil and Devilish Charles Savarin has been as president. In fact most of you will agree with me that Charles Savarin, Roosevelt Skerrit and Alix Boyd Knight will go down as the closest to the rule of Satan, The Devil and Lucifer we have had and the three has done more harm to Dominica than Erika, Maria and Covid 19 combined. We have recovered from the three latter but I am not sure we recover from Skerrit, Savarin and Knight. In fact the three served with both Rosie and Pierro but they they also led their funeral procession. I don’t know Ms Burton but anyone who agrees to serve with Skerrit says a lot

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  19. August 30, 2023

    At first glance I thought she was Maurice Bishop’s sister. My bad. Extremely beautiful and charismatic. A joy to watch as we look in awe. No comparison with ugly Lenny.

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    • Empty Vessels
      August 31, 2023

      It only takes a little sickness, a little accident to see you and those who always attack Mr Linton physical appearance though God made him in his own image and likeness. Let those who think they are beautiful take heed less they turn into an ugly beast in less than no time. You are so damn empty and ignorant man
      Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain Pro 31:30

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      • August 31, 2023

        You are the one making all those noises, hence, Empty Vessels.

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  20. Nough said
    August 30, 2023

    One thing I will say is I didn’t see the difference between Charles Savarin, Roosevelt Skerrit and Satan. All three behave and agree as one. So to see Charles Savarin go is very good for Dominica no matter who replaces him. Well we already know Skerrit doesn’t look for people who will stand for Righteousness, truth and Justice. So we already know what to expect

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    • Man bite dogs
      August 31, 2023

      Nough Said, You talking rubbish I saw three satanics at the electoral reform debate the other evening Edison James,
      Ugly Lenny, and Brian Linton, there were more all from the Mafia social club but that is for another time.

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  21. Same old same old
    August 30, 2023

    As far as the look of it seems I would say it’s good to have a woman and Kalinago woman as our president. But for those of us who knows Skerrit we know damn well that he will only nominate someone that’s after his kind. Someone that will serve Skerrit’s interests and try to protect him as much as possible at the expense of the State. We know it is someone that is there to do Skerrit’s bidding and not what is in the interest of Dominica like Charles Angelo Savarin, Daniel Carbon- police chief, Cecil Joseph- manager of state radio Joseph Isaac aka Judas Iscarriot- house speaker etc etc. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised that he has purchased her and paid above and beyond. But all in all is a woman and Kalinago so I endorse her

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  22. My little take
    August 30, 2023

    Hm I suspect Skerrit is playing two big games here. 1 The Race game- she is Kalinago 2. The Gender game. The opposition must be very careful with this nominee. I do not know this woman and what she stands for but my little take on this nomination is, look we all knew how evil and devilish Charles Savarin was before he got nominated by that same Skerrit and he didn’t do anything to convince me that he was a better human being as president. So I would say if we survived with Charles Saverin we will be able to survive with anyone Skerrit makes his president. I would also say it would be nice to see a woman and Kalinago as our first president. So I endorse her

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    • Putin
      August 31, 2023

      Wow! You mean, you ran all over the yard in circles just to come back to say “I endorse her!?” :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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  23. Juanita
    August 30, 2023

    The Office of the President of Dominica has now become a sinecure for political has-beens and political never-beens. The time has come for that office to be abolished.

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    • August 30, 2023

      Go away, woman. That was a great choice and, she is fully qualified academically for that position. Great choice, the Supreme Leader. Too bad it was not ugly Lenny or chicken box Thomas Fontaine, the wannabe Economist. Great choice once again.

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  24. Zandoli
    August 30, 2023

    It is not too often I support Skerrit, but he has my vote on that one.

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    • August 30, 2023

      Thank you, Sir.

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    • smh
      August 31, 2023

      let me guess he got you with the gender and race BS?

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    • Putin
      August 31, 2023

      Keep your support. We will take the vote. Thank you!

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  25. dissident
    August 30, 2023

    I remember when they made a whole hoopla about de youngest chief…… long has he been out on lunch!!!!!!
    And she played a.larger role in de council over any non labour party bottle sucking chief!!!!!
    I wonder if she is aware of de check dat Chavez promise to de Kalinago people!
    Boom boom flies

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    • August 30, 2023

      More politics, from dissident.

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  26. MEME
    August 30, 2023

    Good to hear that a Kalinago will be the first female president of Dominica? If/when it happens, do i expect her to be a president doing Dominica’s work? My answer is an emphatic NO!! She must be like her predecessors Charlo, Liverpool, etc, doing Skerrit Labour Party (SLP) biddings!!
    You all opinions can be different folks, but i know Skerrit too well. Skerrit works for Skerrit, not for Dominica!
    If you are an independent no nonsense person, Skerrit has no place for you.

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    • August 30, 2023

      Just congratulate her and stop all that la, la, la. Damn it.

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