Dr. Thomson Fontaine is the new political leader of the United Workers Party

Economist, Dr. Thomson Fontaine has been elected as political leader of the United Workers Party.

According to initial reports coming out of the party’s delegates conference now underway at the Goodwill Parish Hall, Dr. Fontaine beat Clement Marcellin – the only other opponent in the political leadership race- 123 votes to 79.

DNO has learnt that Clement Marcellin has been elected deputy political leader and former political leader Lennox Linton, is the new president. DNO understands that Linton’s election was unanimous Another candidate for the position of deputy political leader was   Anette Sanford. She received 54 votes to Marcellin’s 142.

Elections were also held for the following positions:

Vice President – Francesca JosephSecretary – Nicholas George-

Assistant Secretary- Diane Victor

Treasurer- Ezekeil Bazil

Assistant Treasurer – Kent Joseph

Public Relations Officer – Tehillah Bannis

International Secretary – Dr. McDonald Thomas

Trustees – E. James
N. Prevost
E. JnoFinn

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29 Comments

  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    November 29, 2022

    You are one of the many Dominicans walking without a brain!
    If you had any commonsense your blinded mind would have urged you to review what Thomson has done in the setting up of a new nation, and government, from the ground up in South Sudan, now with a functioning government, and nation and an economy in place.

    People like you are dirt and should be ashamed to talk about Fontain as if he is a nobody, if the economic problems in Dominica can be resolved, it will take Thomson Fountain to do it, and by the way with the involvement of the young deputy leader.
    The sale of Dominica passports is not the resolve, and certainly after almost thirty years of Roosevelt Skerrit without any significant change; if you all return Roosevelt to power next month, the nation will collapse.
    The lights will finally go out!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      November 29, 2022

      I intended to Respond directly to some kind of a twisted mind Frankenstein

    • December 1, 2022

      Francisco is back on my radar after missing him for some time. Welcome back, brother. Is everything ok, brother? Don’t tell me you took time off to campaign for Thomas Fontaine and Sukie in Grenada?lol.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 12, 2022

        Well, for the period you missed me I was in hospital fighting for my very life!
        I had a medical procedure done to save my life, that was successful, nevertheless, two days later the stress on my body triggered a mild stroke, from which I am recuperating; ds, boy had it not been for the mercy of God I would not be here.

        Sort of lost my vision and could not write either; besides when the dust cleared, and my appetite for eating returned I preferred to eat after not eating for almost a month than bother with Dominica politics of which the status quo will last forever as long as there is a labor party there is nothing different to look forward to at this point.

        ADMIN: We are sorry to hear of your ordeal and glad to see you back.

        We hope you have a full recovery and also take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas season.

  2. Lin clown
    November 29, 2022

    Your money,another Jacka.The commonwealth of Dominica passport is the property of the Government of the commonwealth of Dominica.The passport you are holding belong to the DLP government.The problem with UWP is that they have too many uneducated aholes supporting them.

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  3. Lin clown
    November 28, 2022

    In a position to help Dominica.How?UWP and Thompson Fontaine will never get into government.The only place Fontaine can get a job is South Sudan,and that is because all the South Sudanese economist’s left because of the civil war.Fontaine’s $10,000US monthly contract was NOT renewed,since then he has not been able to get a job in the region.Fontaine said he had come to save Dominica,he was made a senator.As soon as he got a job in the most corrupt country,where a civil war is taking place,he resigned and left.

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  4. I See Y’all
    November 28, 2022

    The list of Trustees tell you everything you need to know about the UWP true movers and shakers who may be out of site but are very much large and in charge. The old heads still run the show!!!

  5. November 28, 2022

    Congratulations Dr. Fountaine. Your earned credentials and your broad experience put you in good stead to help Dominica.

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  6. November 28, 2022

    Congratulations Dr. Fountaine. Your earned credentials and your broad experience put you in good stead to help Dominica.

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  7. mine
    November 28, 2022

    Thompson, your first topic is civil unrest an a party leader, you defeat yourself already.God is a God of peace not a God of war., if this is your intention you are defeated right to the start. May God have mercy on Dominica.

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  8. Ras B
    November 28, 2022

    I am pleased with the results of the vote for the political leader and deputy leader. I was and I am still of the view that Clement was not ready for the position of political leadership. If that is his ambition, he will need some training. I think by making him the deputy to Dr Fountain was an inspired move by UWP. Unfortunately, Annette Sandiford, a serious and hard working member lost out on being the deputy leader but in so doing, it is clear that the delegates had succession planning in mind. Annette though should not be left out in the cold. It may have been considered humane to keep her out of the executive at this time because of her family situation with a young baby etc. but be reassured Annette will not be forgotten.
    I am truly pleased with the UWP team at this time. The DLP is quaking in its boots. Let us get behind this excellent team with our support. There is hope Dominica. Please ensure that Skerrit is not made president, so he can repay the sums answer for his…

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  9. Light Bulb
    November 28, 2022

    The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2

  10. SilentMajority
    November 28, 2022

    I listened to the Prime Minister at the DLP rally in the Kalinago Territory on Sunday night and he is definitely shook. He was stuttering way much more than usual. Bordering on incoherence.

    That is the very scenario he preempted by calling the snap elections. He shuddered at the thought of a UWP led by Dr. Fountaine. That was his worst nightmare. Well it’s no longer a nightmare. It’s real.

    Yes we may very well have to wait 5 years; but boy I am already starting to feel excited about the prospects for proper leadership for our country.

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  11. Lin clown
    November 27, 2022

    Anybody who thought Clement Marcellin would be UWP political leader is a fool.This young man has not yet conquered the art of stealing land and corruption.The new leader cannot survive for two years.

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    • Light Bulb
      November 28, 2022

      The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned Isaiah 9:2

    • me
      November 28, 2022

      @Clown
      Go learn to read, spell and write. Then ask Skerrit about your missing money..It’s yours.
      Your blind bat!!!

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  12. mine
    November 27, 2022

    I knew Clement wasn’t going to get the leadership title, man got out of this thing. Skeletons in closet will be popping up soon.

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  13. My Little take
    November 27, 2022

    I already had a foot out but news of Thompson winning brought me back in. Congrats to our new Leader, congrats to our new deputy leader, congrats to our new president and special congrats to Annette Sandford and all those who participated and offered to serve our party. Let’s hit the road running until the mission is accomplished

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  14. dissident
    November 27, 2022

    an honest PhD achiever!!!!
    you make the party proud.
    thanks to the sleeping gianr Lennox Linton who stepped aside from the post bravely!
    dlp doesn’t have a succession story to be proud of……..skerritt to selfish!!!!
    I see relentless courage in the face of persecution in Lennox and Thompson…….when you talk of bravery and courage these gentlemen should take a humble bow

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  15. Jonathan Y St Jean
    November 27, 2022

    A good choice for the future of the party. I wish the new team great success in the coming years. When the student is ready the teacher will arrive.

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    • Gary
      November 29, 2022

      Do you really think your philosophical spin can save a dysfunctional Political Party. Here you have a person who for years worked behind the scenes clandestinely to destroy our Country image and is now the Political leader of the UWP. Here is a person who was made a Senator in our Parliament but spent most of his time-serving another Country, as a result had to vacate the position due to his multiple absenteeism from Parliament is now a good choice for the future of the party, wasn’t Linton a good choice too, when he was made Political leader. Only time will tell
      the fate of Dr. Thomson Fontaine, the new Leader of the UWP which you idolize as a great choice.

  16. Tom F.
    November 27, 2022

    It’s about time Linton bowed out gracefully. He is now too old.

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  17. Jah youth
    November 27, 2022

    Congratulation dr fontaine that’s definitely a good choice an I kn there going to be a big difference in attracting ppl to the party so big up yourself sir congrats once more

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  18. Unknown
    November 27, 2022

    Yep, Skerro is happy with this result, cause no competition for Labour for the next year! Great job UWP peeps! What a foolish argument: we need an economist to fix the economy! Don’t you people don’t understand, that the economist needs to be voted in by the public? Everything will stay now just like under Lennox… Don’t get me wrong, I like Dr. F…. but he is not capable of getting new young voters for the UWP! Good luck ! Bye bye!

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    • Lawyer
      November 28, 2022

      Well there we go, right now we have a Gangster managing our economy and it’s there for all to see how utterly incompetent the man is. I rather take my chances with an Economist who would honestly manage our economy and finances and account properly. But Dominicans don’t care, they rather prefer the odd envelope containing $20 and their rotten ham and turkey for Xmas. Strange people do live on our island!

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      • Lin clown
        November 29, 2022

        A man who transfered thousands of dollars of DASS bank account to his name without the authorization and knowledge of DASS is called honest by UWP.A man who took land given to DASS for the people of Dominica,without the authorization and and knowledge is called honest.A man whose $10,000US monthly contract was not renewed because of dishonestly.A man who is in Dominica because he cannot get a job.A man who at this moment is jobless,is the best UWP can get

    • Frank N Stein
      November 28, 2022

      I endorse this statement! Which economy is he going to fix from outside? Ministry has enough economists and PHDs. Every normal thinking Dominican knows what the economy needs to fix what’s special about Fontaine? I am still waiting to hear something other than “fix the economy” about this guy. What’s his history on seeking funding to build his party? What’s his strategy on winning votes outside of UWP camp? Another’s 20 years of Fontaine just like Linton. UWP delegates must stop choosing leaders for themselves and choose to in the rest of the voters.

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      • me
        November 29, 2022

        @Frank N Stein
        You sound bitter, therefore you spew a lot of filth and poison.!!! Did someone take your toy little child?
        Take it easy…
        I would also like to congratulate our good doctor, Dr Fontaine!!

      • November 30, 2022

        I am right there with you, brother. Fontaine will be no panacea to our problems in Dominica, if any. Trust me, Thomas Fontaine is a waste of time and has no idea of how Government works. PHD my foot. Get out of here. Sadly, Fontaine cannot sway the crowd. He does not possess what it takes to sway the crowd.

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