Grand Bay by-election set for November 25th


The by-election for the Grand Bay Constituency will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2021, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced Thursday.

Nomination day is Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

“Today, 28th October, 2021, I advised His Excellency, the President to issue a writ under the Public Seal of the State, declaring that a by-election be held in the Grand Bay Constituency,” Prime Minister Skerrit stated, noting that the election had become due following the untimely death of Hon. John Fitzgerald Edward Registe on September 1, 2021.

The writ was issued pursuant to Section 12 of the House of Assembly (Elections) Act Chap. 2:01.

Prime Minister Skerrit also announced the confirmation of H.E Vince Henderson, Dominica’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organization of American States, as the Dominica Labour Party’s candidate for the Grand Bay by-election.

“Ambassador Henderson’s nomination was this week endorsed, first, by the Executive of the Grand Bay Constituency Association and Party Stalwarts of Grand Bay, and subsequently approved by the full membership of the Association. The decision was then ratified by the Central Executive of the Dominica Labour Party,” Prime Minister Skerrit explained.

“Ambassador Henderson brings a wealth of experience as a former government minister, diplomat, and former member of the House of Assembly. I am confident his vast knowledge and insight in the management of the affairs of state will place him in good stead to contribute to  the  further development  of  Grand Bay and  Dominica,”  Mr. Skerrit added.

The Prime Minister said the Dominica Labour Party would now embark on a safe, responsible campaign, mindful of the threat of COVID 19, consisting mainly of non-traditional modes of campaigning such as meetings streamed via online platforms, radio and television; and more targeted interactions via Zoom.

Section 55 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica provides that where the seat of a Representative falls vacant, otherwise than by reason of a dissolution of the House, a by-election shall be held to fill the vacancy, within three months of the vacancy, unless the House is dissolved.

Full Statement by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on the Grand Bay by-election:

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  1. Lin clown
    October 30, 2021

    It is strange that when LABOURITES were rebuilding Dominica after Maria,UWP and their supporters went MIA.Today all the MIA DON KEYS talking about OUR COUNTRY,I wonder why?What guarantee does the people of Grandbay have that HANGBAG can successfully represent them.

    • Broder
      November 1, 2021

      Labourites rebuilding Dominica? You know in general I do not even respond to your lunacy and utter craziness anymore, but occasionally when you try and add a little rethoric to you propaganda, I do have to stop you. Since you know everything that Labour is doing, perhaps you can enlighten us what your leader did with our CBI money. Don’t you dare and tell me about flats, hospitals and airport that doesn’t exist.

  2. Baghang
    October 29, 2021

    Handbag is about to make History and put Grandbay on the international screen and map. Rid Stewart was a grave digger, but now he is a celebrity with millions of $$$. Victory for handbag. This will show the world how dissatisfied Dominicans are with the stinky labor party.

  3. Villa
    October 29, 2021

    Show Skerrit who have the power – DO NOT VOTE!!!!
    No Representation = NO VOTE!

  4. Our Future
    October 29, 2021

    People of Grand Bay, if you are afraid to stand up to the Skerrit party face to face, then simply do not vote for this Henderson fellow on election day. Let the executive of the Grand Bay Constituency Association vote for him, but you the local people give your votes to somebody else. If Henderson does not get a majority of votes then he cannot represent. Let us say for example, “Handbag” gets 5 more votes than Henderson, is skerrit going to deny Handbag and install Henderson as Parl Rep anyway? Think about this. Grand Bay has had a reputation for revolution, and progress, and has now been given the opportunity to lay down the first brick in the building of a new Dominica, simply by not voting for Henderson on election day. Stand fast Grand Bay, and do your duty for your future and that of your children.

    • October 29, 2021

      At least not to a handbag far less a trash bag. Duty calls on the people of Grandbay to elect Vince Henderson to Parliament, not a handbag.

      • Ibo France
        October 29, 2021

        Mr. ds, you have gained fulltime employment compliments your idol in the highest seat of power in government. You patrol this forum 24/7 and curse out anyone who dares to speak truth to power about the despot and his malleable henchmen. You are just another sheep–like devotee of the outlaw who illegally occupied the now tarnished office of the prime minister.

  5. Lin clown
    October 29, 2021

    Mr.Buy Election do you know what CBN is and do you know what they do in and for Dominica?CBN is involved in everyday business in Dominica do you and your bunch of useless,gossiping,lying,fake news know?

  6. Ibo France
    October 29, 2021

    Skerrit and the DLP are addicted to corruption, greed, selfishness, evil, lies and anything Chinese or Arabic.

    Conversely, they are allergic to honesty, compassion, empathy, good governance, fairness and truth.

    Voting for a DLP candidate in the Grand Bay by- election is voting for misery, poverty, empty belly, Arabs, Chinese, continued $64 000 tax payers funded palace, ghost parliamentarian Melissa and foreign joy rides costing the local treasury millions each year.

    • Man bites dogs
      October 29, 2021

      @Ibo, You are boring your comments is all about rubbish, jealousy, and hate because you and those suckers criminals alike cannot get you all hands on government money any more, nasty evil monsters.” Happy creole day ” Two headed rats you lots were created in a lab.

      • Ibo France
        October 29, 2021

        Dog Abuser, stay in your tiny matchbox. Stay catching dogs for your barbecue grill.

        When you were part of the British army as you so proudly claim., were you stationed in South Korea.? The residents there eat dog meat as a delicacy.

        • Man bite dogs
          October 29, 2021

          @Ibo, Thanks for asking, but no I was not involved in the South Korea war. I am a bit younger than that, as for dog eating? Man I can bet you have eaten worse than that in your diet without realising what you have eaten, and just for the record whatever you say about King Skerrit, he amigo will always have the edge over ugly Lenny, and his booboo haha supporters!!

          • Ibo France
            November 1, 2021

            What was your position/duty in the British Army? What was your rank? Did you ever get a promotion?

            I’m skeptical about your claim about being a former member of the British Army. Were you a cook, dish washer, janitor, servant? Can’t think of you as anything else. Your IQ is south of zero.

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          • Bradley
            November 1, 2021

            Ibo, he has tried to sell us this story a few times now, British Army. By the way, he did not get your statement regarding South Korea. He hasn’t got the mental capacity. He was only a glorified potato peeler in the British Army. Typical Skerrit disciple.

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    • October 29, 2021

      IBO FRANCE is all about rubbish and trash talk just like trash bag, handbag. Can you imagine if Handbag was running on a Labor ticket. These cunning foxes like IBO would have changed their tune. That is why I have said they are doing those things just to spite Skerrit. No other cogent reason. These guys are bums.

  7. Preacher
    October 29, 2021

    Why % do not keep out and give advise to UWP and Lennox Linton
    You can put a broomstick in south city Labour they will win
    No wonder UWP afraid to put up they candidate
    But it will be defeat as usual
    All the the way with Labour
    Keep out %

    • The Evangelist
      October 29, 2021

      @ preacher, Jesus said “ thou shall not steal “ but you and all the worshippers of Baal are helping the Thief steal.
      @ preacher , Jesus in his preaching taught that thou shall have no other god beside me. Yet you and the preachers of Baal are worshipping Baal
      @ preacher, Jesus in his preaching condemned lying “thou shall not lie” yet you and the rest of the preachers and worshippers of Baal are preaching and supporting the same lying message of Baal
      @ preacher, Jesus in his preaching taught us to love our enemies. Yet you and the rest of the preachers and worshippers of Baal are preaching and supporting the the message of hate and division of Baal
      @ preacher, Jesus in his preaching condemned murder, yet you and the rest of the preachers and worshippers of Baal are supporting Satan the murderer who came to and is there stealing, killing and destroying John 10;10
      @ preacher , what’s your message? You sure cannot be preaching from the holy bible

      • October 30, 2021

        @Evangelist, you are not of the Divine God Almighty in Love and Holiness you do not have His Spirit in you. I am saying that YOU DON’T BELONG TO HIM.

        For what you have written above is a message from the devil, your master, you are his EVANGELIST to speak and write everything that is against God’s glory!

        I know that God connects to His people through their conscience and by the Power of His Holy Spirit, through their faith.

        When God is connected to a person, there is no way His Holy Spirit will speak from your conscience the way you did above.

        What you have spoken is nothing but lies and slander. God’s Holy Spirit is a conductor of Love in a person–it is your god of the World, Lucifer himself, who spoke through you above.

        • Ibo France
          November 1, 2021

          Stop your blasphemy. There is not a single cell of Godliness in your body. You have sold your soul for a Christmas ham and a turkey. How cheap!

    • %
      October 29, 2021

      False preacher i know you have surrendered your soul to the devil. Was it for money???
      Why have greed taken over your soul? Are you trying to compete with King liar, Skerrit?

      • October 29, 2021

        Oh %, you are the Great Pretender. I rather have a liar in my face sooner than a great pretender. You are no Duppy Conqueror. Get out of Grandbay and lively up yourself. Emancipate yourself from Grandbay.

  8. Bwa-Banday
    October 28, 2021

    Gone are the days when all badmen claimed to be from Gwanbay.

    Since the pastor from Bdos blew the powder from a horn over the Dictator and Miss Gravitate Dca turned upside down. Remember when the illuminati marched through Mahaut right before elections and no one could say a word? Let us not forget that Ed died and up to today his cause of death is still a mystery code named “natural causes”. And we all seem to overlook the fact that the one person who was about to run suddenly start feeling sick and sent out a voice note complaining about his health which was getting better since he was losing weight?

    I am sure he was reminded of Pierro and Fabien’ fate. Is that what gave him Mal-Ka-kar so he decided to drop out or some money exchanged pockets for his withdrawal 8)? Who would have thought of all places is Grand Bay, the revolutionary capital that would have to make all the sacrifices when the Sef came calling. Dca finish!

  9. Looking In
    October 28, 2021

    Since I was small, I keep hearing people say, “if you dress a broom in red and send it up for election in Grand Bay, the people will vote for it”. Look like this is a true statement. Vince Henderson? Please people of Grand Bay, you all can do better than Vince. Does Vince know where Grand Bay is situated? Grand Bay need a down to earth person to work with them and make Grand Bay the place where everyone wants to be. Not a person who is on a high horse and think his sh.. doesn’t smell.

  10. Happy
    October 28, 2021

    DNO, is it possible to list the members of the Executive of the G/Bay Constituency Association and the patty’s Stalwarts?

  11. Ibo France
    October 28, 2021

    The personal choice of Mr. Skerrit, Vince Henderson, as the DLP’s candidate in the upcoming bye election in Grand Bay, a man who has no ties to the area or any relationship with the people, should be a Kiss Of Death for Vince Henderson.

    Imagine this! Another election, a half million dollars given to one man to ‘fix’ the corrupt electoral system, yet, the same old, fraudulent system will be used.

    In Skerrit’s Dominica, evil, corruption, cheating, treating and madness always find a way to win.

    • October 29, 2021

      Vince can evince a smile, something IBO cannot do.

      • Ibo France
        October 29, 2021

        Looking at the economy, vagrants, tarpaulin roofs, dilapidated houses, DSC, schools, infrastructure, public edifices, state of the rivers, emaciated wages, empty belly babies, the elderly, there is NOT one thing in Dominica to smile about.

  12. Buy Election
    October 28, 2021

    Hi Prime Minister Skerrit.
    I am a wanted criminal running from justice and since it’s a Buy- Election I want to tell you what I have already purchased at the super market:

    1. So far I bought a Dominica CBI passport at the same supermarket I bought my rum, cigarette and toilet paper.
    Sir, my CBI cost me $100 k and the casher didn’t even asked for my ID for the passport. I also bought police protection while hiding in Dominica and that cost me another $25 USD. So PM since I am now a Dominican can I vote in the buy election in Grandbay?

    • Mamacloud
      October 29, 2021

      …as long as you vote for the DLP, the answer is yes. In fact if you come to the financial centre with your Passport and your receipt, they reimburse you with 5% of the total cost of that passport you bought.

  13. dagood
    October 28, 2021

    Hangbag please go up. Just to have Grand Bay somebody in the race.

  14. Ibo France
    October 28, 2021

    Despite the blatant exaggerations of the habitual, diseased LIAR, Mr. Vladimir Skerrit, the DLP candidate was forced down the throats of the people of Grand Bay like a bitter pill.

    Is there no Labour Party supporter from Grand Bay capable of handling a ministerial position in the present Cabinet of ministers? Mr. Skerrit obviously doesn’t think so. He has gone for a carpetbagger.

    Have Grand Bay people listened to how comrade Reginald Austrie excoriated, belittled and berated their beloved, deceased representative by making demeaning insinuations which amounted to character assasination? This could not have happened without the tacit support of the Controller-In-Chief. He runs things.

    Grand Bay people, are you going to give this reprobate and his corrupt party an easy pass on this one? If so, you would have desecrated the life of Mr. Registe.

  15. %
    October 28, 2021

    This so called leader, Skerrit, uses the name DLP knowing fully well he has destroyed this organisation. Noone can remember when DLP last had a delegates conference, which means that no organ of the party is functioning. I warned you all that this man is desperate and dangerous in his dictatorial ways.. He is sending iron balls at the people, yet still we are responding with cotton balls. I really wonder if Dominica is salvageable. His preoccupation is about protecting himself from being out of office, but Skerro it must happen, its just a matter of time, then you too shall be in a box answering questions!!

    • October 29, 2021

      Please address him as The Supreme Leader, The Ayatollah Skerrit. Show some respect to those who are more intelligent than you and to those in higher places than you are in.

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