Cozier Frederick described as ‘political handyman’ who will bring development to Salybia constituency

Skerrit is greeted by supporters at Frederick’s launch

Cozier Frederick is competent and well connected – a political handyman, says Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Leader believes that Frederick is highly competent and well connected to bring development to the Kalinago Territory.

According to Skerrit, “Cozier Frederick can put the case of Dominica at the regional and international level and by the same token, he can understand and articulate the issues pertaining to domestic trade, commerce and industry. In other words, Cozier Frederick is a political handyman, with skills that I can use anywhere in the future government of Dominica.”

Skerrit told DLP supporters at the recent launch of Frederick as the DLP Salybia candidate for the upcoming general election, that the Kalinago people, now need an agitator to champion their cause and address their concerns.

“Now let us understand clearly what you the people of the Salybia Constituency need in a representative, in this third decade of the 21st century. There was a time when you needed an agitator; you need someone to go out and highlight your concerns, and agitate for improvements,” he stated.

“The reality is today, we know what is wrong with the Salybia Constituency,” Skerrit continued,”we know the prime needs and concerns of the Kalinago People and Atkinson Community. What we need at the helm of this constituency right now is a doer, a person who will get the job done fearlessly and comprehensively”.

The prime minister made it abundantly clear to the Kalinago People that “parliamentary representation is serious business. This is not a class four form captain you are electing; this is not an amity contest. You are voting for a representative because first and foremost, he (Frederick) can get the job done and because he is competent and connected. Cozier Frederick is very competent – ladies and gentlemen and no one in this country can deny this. So. says Roosevelt Skerrit.”

His plan is to make the Salybia Constituency the “lynchpin of the eastern and southeastern development strategy”. He wants Cozier Frederick and the new Kalinago Chief to work together in developing new tourism facilities and cultural centres to increase tourist arrivals and improve the tourism experience in the area.

“Cozier understands development! He understands the nature and operation of small business; he understands the importance of exacting minimum benefits from agriculture and not just producing primary products,” the prime minister assured his audience.

He said he envisages development of several cottage industries under Cozier Frederick.

He reminded the Kalinago people that they have been faithful to the Dominica Labour Party for the past 20 years and that the party has not let them down.

He added that he has been good to the people of  Salybia constituency and so “I expect come election night, that the people of Salybia to be good to Labour”

Frederick making his entry at the launch

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23 Comments

  1. Joseph John
    September 13, 2019

    “Political handyman” that certainly is a new theory in Political Science. I am no political scientist but it seems to me that it means proactive, hands on practice. Get it done with minimum talk.
    Will this be the vision for the future of the development of the beautiful Dominica.

  2. Thinking big
    September 12, 2019

    Utter rubbish. Cozier will do this cozier will do that. What? The exact same things casius wanted to do, which he stopped in his capacity as development officer in the ministry of Kalinago Affairs? Is cozier the first “handy” candidate? Cozier accepted a “chabge” to run for Labour. He is not doing it out of love for the people of the constituency. Cozier is all about himself and his pocket. Besides cozier and his entire family are bot favourites!

  3. Go to hell!
    September 12, 2019

    All I will say ie Skerrit taking a lot of people to hELL with him. He told us to “go to hell” but I didn’t realize he was the one leading people to hell

  4. Real Kalinago
    September 12, 2019

    After taking a good look at the candidate, to me he looks like a person that is sold out to the Devil, to do his will man. Now I understand why PM said he has skills I can use. Satan would say the same thing or maybe Satan said it using the voice of a human being

  5. viewsexpressed
    September 12, 2019

    “Cozier Frederick described as ‘political handyman’ who will bring development to Salybia constituency”. What nonsense is this? For years these Carb Kalinago People Have been Following (blindly) this failed corrupted Labour Government and its incompetence for years now and have reduced our people to beggars. The Kalinago Territory needs serious upliftment and Skerrit and his failed government have been happily living in luxury, in nice comfortable houses, they travel overseas where they have sent their children to live and go to school, while they have insulted and neglected the Carib people, in poverty, poor housing, begging, handouts and no markets for their agriculture and have to survive with what they have.
    Skerrit is about handouts and we hear that Skerrit is giving out duty free on cars and why? Well to force these people to vote for this corrupt, failed Labour government. My people I advise you to run away from Skerrit and his failed corrupt, incompetent Labour Government.

  6. Real Dominican
    September 12, 2019

    A real political “handyman”!

    Mr. Cozier, you are on the wrong team. The DLP has treated this Carib Territory with utter disrespect. What make you think this time will be different. You seem to be honorable but your party is not.

    SHAME!!!

  7. September 12, 2019

    “May the Soul of our Kalinago warrior ancestors RIP” the Dr Dr just gave his 16 year report card and said “Cozier Frederick will bring development to Salybia constituency”; in essence the wanna-b-god is saying, i have done and will do nothing for you; and you wont get your Chavez, US $10 million,

    • dee
      September 12, 2019

      Skerrit
      Man you have allowed all your animalistic emotions to overcome your spiritual faculties. ( Kerwin explain )
      Are you now saying if you have assisted someone in your capacity as Prime Minister they should be indebted to you for life. They should agree and support everything you do , whether wrong or right ? Women should look at this from a different perspective . Indirectly he could be saying, if a man marries you , gives you a home to live in , provides food on the table, he has a right to abuse you , and you should agree with everything he does .
      Skerrit you are indeed SICK .
      If you take away a mans ability to provide for his family then you gives his children school bags, he should lick your posterior whether you bathe or not . Man you should now be told to go to hell. ” I have been good to you, I expect come election night you will be good to the Labour party ”. Man you cannot be more wrong .

    • dee
      September 12, 2019

      ”The reality is today, we know what is wrong with the Salibia Constituency ”
      Skerrit are you listening to yourself ?
      only Today you know what is wrong in the Constituency ?
      So who told you today then ? were your eyes closed all along ? how come suddenly you seem to know all what is wrong all over Dominica and you can fix it today ?
      why couldn’t you fix it last year , the year before , and all those past years you have been head of this Government ?
      Man you really need to get out of the way , and I would have no pity if an investigation proves any wrong doing, you should be held responsible and serve whatever is dealt to you .
      I’d never feel sorry for you .

  8. Ibo France
    September 12, 2019

    The DLP is a political party of huge contradictions. Their newly launched candidates are screaming themselves hoarse talking about improving the housing stock, employment, healthcare, roads, agriculture, etcetera. If an alien were to land on Dominica from outer space and attends one of the open air political meetings of the DLP, he will certainly think that this party was in opposition for the last twenty years. These guys should be scoffed at. Truly sounding ridiculous for an incumbent party. Attending their political meetings gives you one good thing, COMIC RELIEF. All without exception are pathetic circus clowns.

  9. MR DOMINICA
    September 12, 2019

    Reading this statement from a man whose party represented this constituency for many years and presently one would get the impression that he is trying to win that seat for the first time . he has just mentioned all the things that he failed to offer this hints that his present member of parliament failed to produce. Then he reminds the people that he has been good to them and they owe him their vote

  10. LifeandDeath
    September 12, 2019

    Jokers!!,,Get rid of Skerrit to save yourselves. How much more proof you all need, isn’t 20 years enough to see for yourselves?

  11. RandyX
    September 12, 2019

    Look at the picture. Skerrit and Gucci surrounded by police and bodyguards. Doesn’t say much for them or their popularity. One of those days the tables will turn and one of those policemen will put him in handcuffs, and this day is not all that far away!

  12. jamie
    September 12, 2019

    Skerrit the emperor,so sad how our people have forgotten god exist,and praise this false prophet.

  13. RandyX
    September 12, 2019

    Skerrit, we are not interested in your election propaganda and rethoric anymore. We want to see the independently audited CBI accounts and the PetroCaribe accounts. We want our money back!

    • Ibo France
      September 12, 2019

      I second the motion Mr. X. He will never come clean once he stays at the helm. This is the primary reason he is trying everything earthly possible to retain power.

  14. Ibo France
    September 11, 2019

    All of these DLP candidates are of the same ilk. These unethical, dishonest, egotistical LIARS should be given the cold shoulder by the electorate. They are vultures with their eyes fixated on the government revenue ready to feast from the treasury. The misleader has set the tone. Don’t be fooled by their hollow rhetoric.

  15. Hear My Prayer Lord
    September 11, 2019

    All I will do here is say my little prayer “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the EVIL ONE. ” The Evil one we know came to steal, kill and destroy. To the EVIL One stealing is like giving, killing is like blessing and destroying is like building. So Lord Please deliver us from the evil one aka Satan.
    I hope all of you can pray with this little prayer with me because it’s none political and not religious. Just a little prayer

  16. Didymus
    September 11, 2019

    A Vote for cozier is a vote for Skerrit. holy spirit hover over Dominica. Jesus we know there is not a mountain or a barrier in this world you have created that you cannot move and flatten. I do not know why dominicans are so hands tied and not reaching for the stars that is available for them to touch. they are allowing Skerrit to blind them with chop change. Lord deliver dominica from Evil.amen

  17. Skills "I" can use
    September 11, 2019

    “skills that ‘I’ can ‘use’ anywhere” Wow! Skerrit wants candidates with skills he can use for his own glory??? wow, wow, WOW! Skills for the MASTERS use?

    That reminds me of this passage in 2 Tim. 2:21: “So tell them, if they will clean up their lives and purify themselves from dishonorable things that lead people astray, then they can become honorable vessels, consecrated and useful to the Master.”
    Ian Douglas is a qualified lawyer, who knows how to lie. Unfortunately, the lying skills of Ian, can only be used to benefit Skerrit but not the people of Portsmouth. In fact Skerrit used that skill of Ian to publicly lie and mislead the people of Portsmouth during the EXODUS of Ross University.

    So you see why he has faith in Blackmore, Austrie and Darroux? They have skills Skerrit can use but not skills that can benefit their constituencies or Dominica. In fact not even Skerrit can use his skills to benefit his constituency. His Skills are to benefit him.

  18. Real Kalinago
    September 11, 2019

    “Cozier Frederick is a political handyman, with skills that I can use anywhere in the future government of Dominica.”

    When will Dominicans grow up and stop allowing a dictator to FOOL them?
    So is PM Skerrit directly or indirectly saying that neither Kelly Granaux, nor Ashton Grannaux or Caisus Darroux had the skills needed to move the kalinago people forward? But if that was the case what about Roosevelt Skerrit who served as FINANCE minister and PM during their time? Did he not have the skills to move the case of the Kalinago people forward? But I want to highlight a very important point in the above statement of Skerrit:
    “…with skills that “I” CAN USE anywhere”. In other words SKerrit wants skills he can use for his own purpose and NOT for the kalinago people or for Dominica. So I guess that is why he hired Emmanuel Nanthan to be director of his CBI, though he was the lease qualified. Skills could be lying, stealing, misleading etc.

  19. greeneyes
    September 11, 2019

    look at the many kool aid drinkers following the new Jim Jones on Dominica.

  20. dissident
    September 11, 2019

    blah blah blah!

    you painted a very pretty pic of marva for petite savanne then you went cold as you silently suck up kenneth darroux

    skerrit you have lost a lot of credibility as head of government
    you must talk like that …you have no choice
    you could have lifted your credibility by pointing out the tangible evidence of the local development financed by the official grant of money from the government of venezuela

    but your arrogance ALWAYS gets the best of you

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