Revamping of key institutions in Dominica among top priorities in UWP manifesto

UWP leader presents a copy of manifesto to a senior citizen

The United Workers Party (UWP) launched its 2019 manifesto dubbed “Real Change” in the presence of hundreds of party supporters at the Newtown playing field over the weekend.

Flanked by all his candidates contesting the general election, party leader Lennox Linton, signed a copy of the manifesto and handed it to a 75-year-old citizen.

He told party supporters that the manifesto is a vision for “our Isle of beauty” and is sustainable, harmonized growth and development in which every Dominican has an opportunity to have an education, proper health care, employment and an affordable home, a reasonable standard of living and an exceptional quality of life in a peaceful and secure social and natural environment.

It was disclosed that the manifesto cost a little over sixteen thousand US dollars and was paid for by “funds of the people.”

“Your money paid for the manifesto. That is money that you contributed to the GO FUND ME and we are proud of it. Today, take a bow and we say thank you to you who have paid for this your manifesto with your money,” Linton stated to loud applause.

The UWP leader said that the first priority of his party in coming to government is a national recognition and acceptance of the simple truth that “we are citizens of a country born to shine as the Nature Island of the world…”

He called on all to “embrace the real change and also embrace a national development philosophy that is in harmony with our true Nature Island character and identity.”

“We leave behind the political, religious and other divisions we have created for ourselves, and we discipline ourselves to become the free, united, peaceful, harmonious, self-sustaining people that we truly are, our values, innovative leadership, compassion, honesty, integrity, accountability, global teamwork, consultation,” Linton said.

The man who is vying for the top leadership position in this country said the vision of his party is to make Dominica the premier nature island destination in the world and the best place to live, work and enjoy life in the global community of nations.

“Our mission is to create, in the Commonwealth of Dominica, a globally recognized nature island democracy of the people, by the people, for the people, through the engagement of citizens and investors at home and abroad utilizing their talents, knowledge, skills and appropriate technologies to grow the economy, protect the environment and ensure social equity,” Linton said.

Among the UWP’s first 10 priorities for “real change” is the revamping of the key institutions within Dominica to improve efficiency and accountability.

Some institutions which have been identified to undergo this process include the Integrity Commission, the Judiciary, Local Government, the Civil Service, the Dominica Police Force, Statutory Boards and the Electoral Commission.

A copy of the full document is posted below.

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    December 3, 2019

    Tree days left for 5 more years.

    • Mahlon Malachi Bellot.
      December 3, 2019

      Did you mean THREE instead of Tree? LoL.

  2. Eagle-Eyed
    December 2, 2019

    Nothing new in this manifesto. All the things mentioned are a repeat of what have already been established by the Skerrit led administration and projects already planned for the future. The only difference is that the Government has already funded some of these projects and already have funding agreed for the future projects, such as the new international airport. The UWP is yet to say how they will fund their ideas. It would be hypocritical of them to even talk about CBI funding when Lennox spent all his time as UWP leader trying to shut it down. In any case, if UWP get back in power the CBI funds would dry up within the first week of their governance and that would be really bad news for Dominicans. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Undiside voter
      December 3, 2019

      My question is , if you are in leadership, as a leader and not directly involved in the violence taking place in the country, and not trying to make peace or not coming out to say stop the violence in the country to your supporters , then how can you convince me as a undiside voter to support you and your party

    December 2, 2019

    A MANIFESTO made up of a bunch of LOSERS, UN EMPLOYED, CON MEN, ………………, hungry and angry men and women.

    • viewsexpressed
      December 3, 2019

      This Kid on the Block is with company who are “hungry and angry men and women., who accommodates this clown and ignoramous behaviours sending out false and fake notions=s that no one wishes to be part of, because this this Kid on the block never moves and is stuck in one place, that’s it on the block as his numerous buddy flies passes by and waves him farewell. Why? Because he has noting to offer. Skerrit is not this prominent person who lacks vision and on a mission to build Dominica. What has really happened in th past 19 years is that our Domininca has been destroyed while there are endless sales of our assets that is our passports sold to clowns, thieves, weird people who has no time for our Dominica but that their bank accounts are high & mighty while Skerrit allows our people to remain as beggars & come run to him at the Red Clinic for handouts and cash. Shame on Skerrit.
      We need Skerrit and his failed Labour government Out ASAP. We welcome Hon Linton and his trusted UWP Team

  4. Lin clown
    December 2, 2019

    CD,you like your leader is a LYING,JACK A.After Maria Dominica was totally DESTROYED.Skerrit and the Labour Party supporters built it back.Even the water you use was put by Skerrit,the roads,bridges,houses,schools everything Skerrit.SKERRIT asked you bunch of incompetent,lazy UWP to help you refused.Now things are back you talking BS about OUR DOMINICA.DOMINICA does not belong to UWP,it belong to LABOUR.

    December 2, 2019

    Four days left for 5 more years!

  6. Ernest
    December 2, 2019

    The people that is against Change I have one request from you go visit the schools see the conditions in a election year after they try to clean it up and if you are satisfied with the primary schools , preschool, secondary school and Ross university then you have no love for the country

    • Joe Linton
      December 2, 2019

      Awa Ernest which schools you talking about, seems you forgot hurricane Maria displaced many infrastructure?

      The only changes we are making here is to remove all UWEP parl Reps and change them with DLP!!!

  7. Man bites dogs
    December 2, 2019

    @Lin-con going by your pass record one would be a complete nincompoop to take any notice of you, for a start all that you mentioned in your so-called manifesto the great man Pm Skerrit and his government has been doing all off that already Lin-con, you are at it again lying to the people when you know you cannot deliver, what the hell is going on inside your head Lin-con?

    • jamie
      December 2, 2019

      Shut the hell up,SKERRIT IS A DAMN SCAM.

    • LifeandDeath
      December 2, 2019


      I’m not sure that you should be left alone anywhere, let alone in the public. You don’t seem capable of handling your own thinking.

  8. Danziger
    December 2, 2019

    BATTE core zor bat li, batte li con di MASSISI LA.

  9. cd
    December 2, 2019

    Can you all imagine if the country had gotten its 90%? We would be a gem beyond compare. I don’t understand how any right thinking Dominican is ok with the way the country is right now. Ppl we on a standstill! The rich are getting richer and the poor ppl are suffering. I’m voting for change because I’m looking forward to what team Dominica has to offer.

  10. derp
    December 2, 2019

    the The Three Lakes Project I don’t like this at all leave Dominica wild and untamed, what needs to be improved is the trails and other infrastructure around it…..

  11. RandyX
    December 2, 2019

    Well put together manifesto. I know today’s UWP is capable of delivering our beloved island from the clutches of corruption, opaque style of government, general lawlessness in government and a power hungry PM.

    • December 3, 2019

      RandyX, weren’t they the same ones of yesterday, who didn’t even get a chance to try, because no one trusts them? How different are they today? As far as I can perceive they are even worse and my perceptions have always been right-on!

  12. %
    December 2, 2019

    Great event, and well attended.
    For a country to function well, the institutions of state must play their role in an efficient manner..
    Sad to say in Dominica, all our institutions are compromised!
    Good way to begin!!!
    I would also like to suggest that you act with alacrity to help those amongst us, who were deliberately sidetracked for humanitarian assistance, and are still under tarpaulin.. It’s heartless and devilish that with the profligate use of money to keep one man in office, there are so many of my brothers and sisters exposed to the elements.
    God bless you patriot Linton!
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

  13. viewsexpressed
    December 2, 2019

    “Among the UWP’s first 10 priorities for “real change” is the revamping of the key institutions within Dominica to improve efficiency and accountability.
    Some institutions which have been identified to undergo this process include the Integrity Commission, the Judiciary, Local Government, the Civil Service, the Dominica Police Force, Statutory Boards and the Electoral Commission.”
    I note this statement: “is the revamping of the key institutions within Dominica to improve efficiency and accountability.” This is true and critical, but one important institution is missing and outdated. I am referring to the Local authorities: City Councils, Village Councils, Town Councils etc.
    It is time we merge villages and as one clustered district council. We have too many village councils where there are villages within close proximity of each other.
    I read this advice I think, either on DNO or The New Chronicle. If I recall was written by Francis Joseph who was a Local government Officer.

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