Clement Marcellin announces bid for political leadership of UWP

Clement Marcellin

Clement Marcellin, member of the United Workers Party, has announced his decision to enter the contest for the position of political leader of the United Workers Party (UWP).

In a Facebook post this morning, Marcelin who was the UWP’s candidate for Vieille Case in the last general election, said his decision as a result of “overwhelming” support from the public.

“Today, I wish to announce that I have accepted the nomination in the contest to become the next leader of the United Workers Party,” he said. “It’s because of your overwhelming and generous support, I have answered the many calls from across Dominica. I am very thankful for your kind and encouraging words, but also your confidence in my ability to be that glimpse of hope and champion of change that our country needs now, more than ever.”

Marcellin went on to state, “These are very challenging and unprecedented times and Dominicans are demanding honest and compassionate leadership to lift them out of the darkness and into the light.”

He said he is ready to work, to stand in the face of adversity and to fix the challenges that Dominica and its people are confronted with today.

“Considering the dismal state of affairs, a depressed economic climate, decaying social values, and more importantly, a threatened democracy, we must be united in our fight to rescue Dominica,” the youthful politician declared.

“As we look towards this future, I anticipate your continued support and invite every citizen and resident of Dominica to join this, our united effort for a brighter tomorrow,” he urged. “Together, we shall walk in the light.”

On September 30, 2022, Lennox Linton, who had served as leader of the United Workers Party since 2013, after replacing Hector John, resigned from that position.

His resignation came less than a year after he was re-elected as UWP political leader.

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33 Comments

  1. My little take
    November 22, 2022

    UWP loosing it man? This is not a personal attack on Mr Clement Marcellin because he seems to be a good material to work with in the future. But if UWP makes him the leader now boy Choo poul kwanza.
    The young man is from the Vielle Case constituency which is consist of Penville, Veille case and Thibaud. In 2019 he only got 229 votes while Skerrit got 1025. Interestingly he he is from Penville which has over 60% of votes in the entire constituency. I was told he got fewer votes in Penville than in vielle case and Thibaud. Furthermore, I was told he never had one public meeting in any of the villages neither did he have any organized house to house or meeting people one on one type of campaign.
    That alone speaks volume. While I like the young man but if UWP makes him leader of the party then no doubt we finish because even if laborites say they will vote for if he is leader you know that will not happen . We only have one leader and that’s Dr Fontain who should be elected unchallenged

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  2. Lin clown
    November 22, 2022

    Skerrit is not waging war on Linton,the people are and that is what the supporters of UWP refuse to admit.In the 2014 election,with Lennox as leader UWP was able to get about 5,000 more votes and 3 seats compared to 2009.Five years later in 2019 with Linton still as leader,UWP LOST 1,163 votes and 3 seats.Why? because in 2014 the PEOPLE knew nothing about Linton.Between 2014 and 2019 the PEOPLE had him covered.Ti Garcon is right.

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  3. November 22, 2022

    I agree 101%. We need robust action. Investigative action. Sanity with some insanity.Smiles and styles are nowhere close to challenge or take on Rocky (Skerrit)

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  4. November 21, 2022

    UWP needs a leader who is very smart, investigative, robust, and up to the task/challenge to take on Roosevelt Skerrit. Not a leader who is young, handsome and stylish. Skerrit is a big weapon. Anyone who has to take on that big weapon has to be a bigger weapon. A lot bigger too

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    • Peeping Tom
      November 22, 2022

      Seems you are saying that the UWP is doomed because it has no one as big as you think it needs. If it did, he would have already surfaced. No? Yea, Lennox daycarlay all you party. Zor fini bat! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    • November 22, 2022

      Skerrit is the most fearsome of them all. That is what makes a great Leader.

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  5. Max
    November 21, 2022

    You think there’s enough airbrushing on your photo?

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  6. Know your time
    November 21, 2022

    I love the young man and wish him well for the future but he is not ready for that job.He would do himself a big service if he would probably learn from Dr Fontain so in the next few years he would be in a position to lead us.
    Leadership is hard work especially in this day and age where the country needs money since Roosevelt Skerrit has destroyed everything. Who does Clemo know? What is his experience or track record? Bro I sincerely love you but I suggest you serve alongside a person like Dr Fontain who has the experience and connections until ur turn come. It’s not your time now bro and don’t let anyone push you before your time

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    • Peeping Tom
      November 22, 2022

      Who does Fontaine know? Fontaine has been with the UWPwee for how many years now. Do you see evidence that he has used his influence to help the party or its supporters? Garsan, all you Workers are a special breed, eno. You are so special that you deserve your own Special Olympics, something like a hyper special case.

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    • November 22, 2022

      At least he is a handsome leader than ugly Lenny is. He might all the young girls in Vielle Case voting for him unlike ugly Lenny.

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  7. Oh No
    November 21, 2022

    Your smile is too broad for me pal. We are in very serious problems in Dominica and we need a leader with a Bull Dog face. A pitBull, if you please. Go, and come again.

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  8. Ti Garcon
    November 21, 2022

    Look now de country finished. The young man better be set up to run in marigot or in the East because he will struggle to win his deposit in Vielle Case.
    Hearing him speak, he is worse of those in the opposition side of parliament. He head is a bag of rocks, no different than those young clowns skerrit just put up to run.

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    • Ruppert
      November 22, 2022

      Why don’t you mind your own business. Since when do donkey run in horse race. Now mash!

  9. Lin clown
    November 21, 2022

    I do not know when these guys are going to learn.They keep on repeating the same BS over and over again.Two days ago he saw the massive support for the DLP,yet he is saying “DOMINICANS are demanding honest and passionate leadership”In 2019 Skerrit beat you by more than 500 votes.In 2022 a group of independent candidates fooled you.UWP is a Marigot thing,wait and see.You seem to forget what happened to Julius Timothy and Ronald Isidore.

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  10. mine
    November 21, 2022

    Clement, the leader has been chosen you are wasting your time. Remembered the first time Ernie and Cica won you in the last leader election that was held. Garcon you don’t stand a chance a Marigot or a Wesley person will get that leader.

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    • me
      November 21, 2022

      @mine
      You are sounding quite dotish/doltish to me!!
      Did you get your cool out from Skerrit?

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      • mine
        November 22, 2022

        @Me it takes a dotish to know a dotish don’t be surprise when the results of the leadership announce. The dotish is you and yours.

        • mine
          November 22, 2022

          Father Lord i surrender Dominica into you hands do your will.

    • Peeping Tom
      November 22, 2022

      “Marigot or a Wesley person will get that leader.” Got that right!

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  11. derp
    November 21, 2022

    yes, we need young people in politics, tired of this old people nonsense same old

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  12. Braindamage
    November 21, 2022

    Go ahead partner.
    As long as you have the testacles to stand up to Skerrit the King Liar…

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    • Anthony Drigo
      November 21, 2022

      DNO should do better than that. No background info on the young man, no questions about a track record of successful leadership or any such relevant information. Come on, is that not what the decision should be based. We don’t even know what the brother is engaged in as his career/profession/job.

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      • Brother John
        November 22, 2022

        What background did Skerrit have? At least Clem can afford to buy himself a decent suit. At the time your Master was so poor, he had to borrow money to buy himself a second hand suit and a new tire for his squeaky bicycle. Of course nowadays he wear only designer cloth. The question remains, how did he manage to get to where he is nowadays on PMs wages. Has he had a second job perhaps? Or is there a connection to the unaccounted CBI money.

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      • Nothing To See Here
        November 22, 2022

        All due respect to this seemingly ambitious young man; however, leadership requires more than a bucket of steam and wishful thinking. Experience and a proven body of good and meaningful work still matter.

        It is a very sad assumption on his part to believe that the Dominican electorate is dense enough to allow him to assume the wheels of political leadership without evidence of even a learner’s permit.

        My advice for this young man is that he should dedicate himself to putting in some meaningful and tangible public service which will hopefully position him as a viable future state leader.

      • Sharon S
        November 23, 2022

        This youth can be a great potential for the future. Leadership carries lots of responsibilities. We need a bio of the youth. My best advise would be that he goes in training. Connect to one with experience. Take a few leadership classes. Do lots of volunteer work. Shine in his community. Start a nonprofit where he gets support. Dominicians don’t ask for much to give you praise. Make a difference. During time of devastation organize a group. Make yourself known. I promise you nothing will stop you. Even with international affairs they read first your BIO… You will be good for the future.. Don’t give up. Since Dominica is almost all Labour it would be a very strong Leader to get the change. With Love

  13. Real Dominica
    November 21, 2022

    Congrats, Sir. May you win.

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  14. Channel 1
    November 21, 2022

    Lennox Linton is the man to the lead the UWP at this time. While there could be potential in Clement, I don’t think now is the right time.

    If Lennox was so weak & bad a leader for the UWP, Skerrit & Co would never have been waging this unrelenting campaign against him for so long. Don’t be deceived into thinking that Skerrit & Co were advocating for the UWP to change Lennox as its leader supposedly because he was so bad & they somehow wanted the UWP to become stronger to the detriment of the DLP reign in government.

    A weak UWP leader is to the benefit of Skerrit & the Dominica Labour Party; A strong UWP leader is an absolute headache for Skerrit & the DLP.

    UWP, please BEWARE who you all listen to re: this leadership issue. I am off the opinion that there are double & sleeper agents (cloaked as genuine UWP sympathizers) attempting to covertly influence the direction the UWP leadership should take – a direction which will benefit Skerrit & the DLP.

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    • Ti Garcon
      November 21, 2022

      I voted UWP the last 2 elections. Last time out of solidarity for the Salisbury people.
      But NEVER again will I vote UWP with Lennox as leader. That boat has sailed. Lennox is toxic and selfish, his actions is what has us in this snap elections today.
      If he hadn’t contested last elections, after beating his chest saying no reform no elections, we would not be in this situation today. If he hadn’t gone up for leader, but resigned in grace since 2019 post elections, like a dignified politican would (Jeremy Corbin in the UK is an eg) the opposition wouldn’t have been so disorganized today.
      Faluute to see LL as a problem and not a solution is what has Skerrit so strong today.
      His time, era is gone. Prolonging it is suicide.

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      • Channel 1
        November 22, 2022

        @Ti Garcon – The propagandists on the other side keep pushing this false talking point that the ‘Opposition is in a state of disorganisation’. That is not true.

        Since Lennox resignation, the UWP has in place an interim leader till its delegates conference comes around. The UWP has continued to advocate its policies and was one of the main drivers behind last week’s public meeting where quite a number of persons should up to express their dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs.

        Lennox is selfish you claim. Well, if fighting night and day (rain & sun) in opposition for the betterment of Dominicans………if facing unrelenting persecution malicious court cases, fervent verbal attacks, foreign intruders to his home who tried to frame him, police harassment at his home is selfishness by Lennox, then I don’t want to see what you will describe as an individual who is sacrificial and unselfish for others.

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      • ?????????
        November 22, 2022

        @Ti Garcon
        Totally disagree witth you. You seem to have your personnal hatred for honourable Linton. Resigning two and a half years before an election gives any party enough time to put their house in order, regroup and be ready to face any challenge or challenges..Our problem is the dishonesty and lack of integrity of Skerrit!!!

    • seemore views
      November 21, 2022

      but Lennox Linton stepped down from leadership on his own. Who made him do that?

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  15. MEME
    November 21, 2022

    Refreshing to see and to hear Mr Marcellin, but this will only happen if the majority of delegates vote for you at the party’s DELEGATES CONFERENCE!!!.
    Kudos to the UWP for adhering to its constitution, and for consistently having its delegates conference at the mandated time…. That’s what political parties do. They follow their party’s constitution.
    Remember DLP last delegates conference was somewhere in 2013 ( somebody please correct me if i’m wrong)…OMG!!
    Wish you well sir!!

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  16. November 21, 2022

    Take that!! Thats a statt.

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