DLP confirms Denise Charles as its candidate in Soufriere by-election

Denise Charles was a "frontline" for former Parl Reps, Ian Pinard and Sam Martin
Denise Charles was a “frontline” speaker for former Parl Reps, Ian Pinard and Sam Martin

Accountant Denise Charles, of Point Michel, will be the candidate for the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) in the June 7th by-election in the Soufriere constituency.

The DLP said in a release issued on Tuesday evening that the 36 year old Charles was elected by her peers at a special meeting of the Soufriere DLP Constituency Association on Monday evening.

There have been media reports that Charles was tipped to replace Ian Pinard, who resigned as Member of Parliament for that constituency on April 26, 2016, because of what he said were allegations made against him. His resignation created the need for a by-election to fill that seat.

The DLP release stated that Ms. Charles, “who has served with distinction as Chairman of that Association in recent years,” is a longstanding member of the Dominica Labour Party and a frontline speaker on the platforms of former Soufriere Parliamentary Representatives, Ian Pinard and Sam Martin.

“The popularly nominated candidate, who holds a Master’s Degree and several other professional qualifications, will be officially launched this Saturday evening at a Labour Party Mass Rally in Pointe Michel,” the DLP said in its release.

According to the DLP, this event will “kick-start” the party’s campaign, which will be spearheaded on the ground by its political leader, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

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75 Comments

  1. me again
    May 12, 2016

    Stuck up, impersonal and if elected will get worse.

  2. Wise
    May 11, 2016

    Denise Really!!! Are you serious lady!!!! All the campaign money in the world cannot wash away your aloofness!! Sorry!!! You are not sociable.

  3. Wise
    May 11, 2016

    Tell your people who are going around to campaign for you that they must stop lying!!!!!!

  4. De
    May 11, 2016

    Denise am from la pwete; and now and then we cross paths in Roseau and being from the same village, i look towards you to say hello but you always turn head in the opposite direction, ignore me, and pass me like cow dung and trash,. Answer me, do you really think that i should put my vote for you?

    • Grace
      May 12, 2016

      Yes De, you should.. :-P :twisted: :lol:

      • Be honest
        May 13, 2016

        :lol: :lol:

  5. John
    May 11, 2016

    Soufriere comrades
    Why do we need a stuck up woman representing us?

    This lady has her head so far up her whatsit, that she would not recognise the common people of our constituency!

    Pinard boasted of the 5 million he invested in pointe Michel, he was working towards transforming Pointe Michel into a city, this snobbish woman will do exactly the same at the expense of the rest of the constituency.

    We need an empathetic representative not a snooty Yes Woman.

    • dee
      May 11, 2016

      Denise Gyrol, you reach far enough awready, dow make dem skeletons in your cupbbard start dancing
      People will hear de noise and comess investigation will start . YOU HEAR ME . :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      May 11, 2016

      Does Lennox recognize the common people of Dominica?

      • me again
        May 12, 2016

        Lennox has risked his life for the people of Dominica

  6. dan is the man in the van
    May 11, 2016

    It is clear that this candidate Ms Charles has separated herself from the people of Soufrier and the remaining south and is seen by them as uppity daisy.. she is not a down to earth person and believes she is all and mighty… this goes to shows that if elected she will treat the Soufrier people like trash and dirt..

    my question is WHAT ARE Y0U ALL GONNA DO ABOUT THIS… DO U WANT TO BE SEEN AS DIRT FROM A FELLOW HUMAN BEING OR TREATED AS AN EQUAL.. BY THE UWP ,, VOTE UWP WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO HAVE ANOTHER LABOUR MP. PUSHED DOWN OUR THROATS. OUR VOTES ARE NOT FOR FREE.. HAVE RESPECT FOR US… COME THE 7TH WE ARE VOTING UWP…

  7. NAYAH
    May 11, 2016

    “HIDE and SEEK”……….Why would you mention DONALD TRUMP with politics in Dominica? Trump does not like women. Which woman would want to be a running mate with a “PIG”. Trump want a submissive person to be his running mate, not no strong woman.
    Now lets hope Ms. Charles is a strong black woman. Who’s ready to face men like you and all the others. politicians shake hands and kiss babies. She drives with her windows up because Dominica is “Hot”. Give the woman and all other women who are willing to represent Soufriere DLP Constituency and all other constitueny a chance.

    • No way hosay
      May 12, 2016

      Do you have any proof that Donald Trump DOES NOT LIKE WOMEN?

      Present please.

  8. to punjab
    May 11, 2016

    The country is poor but the government is campaign money rich, what is your commission?

    • May 11, 2016

      Hello, Punjab is none other than Justice and Truth, kid on the block, Facts and all her other aliases from Point Mitchel residing in Canada, who knows maybe one of them selling passports, Punjab commission maybe in the Panana Papers, what a disgrace

  9. May 11, 2016

    Denis is not a peoples person, Denis is not friendly, and think that she is above all, people in the village, this woman is so full of herself, since she came back from studying she got worst,as the saying goes, you can put a pig in a palace it still will remain a pig, today, Denise is one of skerrit bring come and carry go person, Denis attitude towards people in the village will not change, she will pretend due tothe by election, but as soon as the election is over she will goback to her prejudice ways, is now she will say people in the village jealous of her because of her education, and if she win the election she will tell them like a former Freedom party minister, he win not because of them but because of his education, he will also tell them like a present Labor party minister that he paid forhis win and he owe them nothing,Dominica is bleeding,! Dominica is weeping, the people of the Soufiere constituents need to vote wisely, think of the future generations of Dominica

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      May 11, 2016

      Is Lennox a peoples person?

  10. Titiwi
    May 11, 2016

    It is clear as daylight. The lady is Roosevelt Skerrit’s personal choice and nobody in his cabinet dares to demur. It all fits the pattern of an absolute ruler and should the lady be elected it will be as Roosevelt Skerrit’s vassal of the fiefdom of Point Miche, Soufriere, Scotts Head cum Gallion. Absoltue rulers demand absolute loyalty and obedience.

    • happy
      May 11, 2016

      sound like trendsetter speaking lol

  11. LP
    May 11, 2016

    Lets be honest – Denise ………She is a brilliant young woman caught up in a political mess and has become tainted by both Pinard and Skeritt. In turnn, she has used her labour connections to taint the Pointe Michel Village council and also divided the village in a very vindictive way. Also, she has always felt she was above everyone and acted very snobbish. She is not good for the south and will just continue the ongoing agenda with creation of no new jobs or economic stimulation. She will continue to carry the legacy of Pinard which is buy rum for the young people

    • Concern citizen
      May 11, 2016

      Even if she is what ever she may be I don’t care all I want is for the entire LABOUR PARTY to become extinct,
      This party / govt. is too corrupt and evil the creator has turn his back on that and u all are trying to revive them, common people think again
      do we want a govt. that will go as far as CHRISTMAS MORNING 2010 what an awful site to behold, the memory will go down in D/ca’s history book

      • Black jack
        May 11, 2016

        Concern so called citizen,
        I will bet you 5000 pounds workers party will be something of the pass within the next 10years or less in your words extinct put your 19, 481.17 ec on the table.

  12. The eye
    May 11, 2016

    Labour will win yes they have the money and sadly the soul hearts and minds of the people…………But .I see a hard time cumin one of weeping and moaning and gashing of teeth..when a child would ask her mom … mom who was skerrro of what did labour do in for Dominica. . Her mother would slap her in her face n say child don’t you ever mention those names agian in this house ….with tears in her eyes she would tell her frighten child …they have taken evry ting from us…..SO I SEE

    • the fly
      May 11, 2016

      The eye, what a load of rubbish Mr . Skerrit have been the best prime minister in the history of Dominica your leader or leaders could never step in his shoes.

      • yes
        May 11, 2016

        In the history of Dca after how many Prime Ministers? Does Dominica really have a HISTORY of Prime Ministers. Do the maths and some history analysis.
        But truth be told, he will also carry the mantle for the era of the worst public outcry and mismanagement of funds in the HISTORY of Dominica as well.

      • truth
        May 11, 2016

        Only a fly would alter such crap , Your name says it all

      • %
        May 11, 2016

        You sound like a lazy person who likes to beg…Well ask him to create a sustainable job for you.

      • FORKIT
        May 11, 2016

        oh really, give his report card and if it is good i will support your comment.

  13. Not Impressed
    May 11, 2016

    Master Degree with no values! That doesn’t count in my books.
    Masters Degree and power hungry.
    The people of Suofriere WILL reject you.

  14. Marcus Hill
    May 11, 2016

    What is the relationship between the candidate and the Prime Minister? This is now of public interest.

    • Grit
      May 11, 2016

      Marcus inquiring minds want to know!!!!! Maybe just friends……..

      • Fun&Frolic
        May 11, 2016

        …Friends with BENEFITS??? My inquiring nose want to know too.

  15. LifeandDeath
    May 11, 2016

    btw, can that picture be updated..it shows like a side mug shot..not a good image for the young lady’s publicity

    • d-a born
      May 11, 2016

      I like the one they use where Linton has this weird look on his face…lol

      • May 11, 2016

        Have you taken a look at skerrit lately d-a born, next time you see skerrit take a look at his eyes and body language, keep on laughing out loud, for who laugh last laugh the best just a matter of time, the long rope is coming to it’s end pretty soon, my dominica trade house, lap seng, panama paper connection and so on and so forth, time will tell, thisvis the reason why he is all over the Soufiere constituency bribing those he can fool

  16. LifeandDeath
    May 11, 2016

    This is not an opportunity to bash the young Lady, However we can see how shameless a lot of Dominicans are. Even when very shameful circumstances occur we still don’t know how to separate ourselves as people with integrity.

    Soufriere people need to teach Skerrit and Pinard and the whole Labour party a good lesson. You cannot revere and reward slackness.

    They’re only concerned about winning, not so much about bringing development to the masses.

  17. newtral
    May 11, 2016

    Not a peoples Person. I guess you will roll down your window now while driving by my home.

  18. Doc. Love
    May 11, 2016

    It is unfortunate, that as a woman, knowing what Pinard has done, she would accept him as a campaign manager. Skeritt wants the seat so bad, come hell or high water, he has decided to throw the minor under the bus. Can you imagine Aaron referred to Pinard as a hero, because he stepped down. Mr Linton is savaged by Skeritt and DLP supporters because he asked Joshua to step down. According to Patrick John, is so we come.

    • newtral
      May 11, 2016

      She cannot do it on her own…. she needs Pinard, despite his disgusting behavior, knows the people and can relate to them. She is not a peoples person.

      • Punjab
        May 11, 2016

        That can change. Lennox was not a people’s person and he is blending in alright.

    • Punjab
      May 11, 2016

      Well he did the honourable thing, to step down instead of being kicked out like a dog.

      • laughable
        May 11, 2016

        The honorable thing was to step down? Give me a break! What does it worth to step down but yet be stepping up back into the same positions of power and influence? Managing funds as campaign manager, possibly will be back at the helm at Petro Caribe and other boards if any….

        Seriously? There is a vast difference between mere protocol and true integrity and meaning. Honorable thing my …

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      May 11, 2016

      You doing worst. Catch they haven’t catch you.

  19. May 11, 2016

    Mrs. Charles, if it were not for the party which you find yourself associated with, I would gladly endorse your campaign and support the ascension of a beautiful, educated and qualified woman to the Parliament of our dear Country. However, given your party affiliation coupled with the reason why a bi-election is now necessary in your Constituency in the first place, I cannot in good conscience endorse or support your noble ambition at this time. Mrs. Charles, your party’s platform in the last three general elections has been one of maypwee, mud-slinging and money throwing. Even after being in power for more than 15 years, your party CANNOT stand on a record of sustainable JOB CREATION, BETTER HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, IMPROVEMENTS IN THE AGRICULTURAL, TOURISM, MANUFACTURING AND EXPORTING SECTORS or, most importantly, A ROBUST ECONOMY. This dismal report card leaves voters with a choice of more of the same verses change. You are on the wrong side, dear Lady!

    • Marcus Hill
      May 11, 2016

      Beauty is really in the eyes of the beholder :)

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      May 11, 2016

      So you are telling us indirectly that we should have absolutely no use for the UWP after what they have done to Dominica in the 4 1/2 years they were the government? Or do you believe that the UWP have seen the errors of their ways and deserves another chance to prove itself to Dominicans? Depending on your answer you would see why some might see your attack on the women and the DLP in such a manner unwise.

      From what I am hearing the DLP candidate Denise Charles for the Soufriere Constituency seems to be very well qualified to represent the people in that constituency and the rest of us in Parliament; I do not know her personally but I like what I hear and I wish her the very best. She seems to have a very good political career ahead of her. That seat should easily be returned to the Dominica Labour Party, a party in Government who is working hard for our country. I wish her every success.

      • Real Dominican
        May 11, 2016

        So UWP did many malpractice in 41/2 years, according to you.

        I 5 years what malpractice has DLP done?

      • FORKIT
        May 11, 2016

        you must be the boldest ignoramus on the planet… skerrit, macintyre, reggie, ambrose and the rest have been caught many times in corrupt practices that is so despicable, they make the UWP look like GHANDI..compared to them.

    • Salt Sucker
      May 11, 2016

      Well said…!

  20. May 11, 2016

    The allegation that led to the arrest of the former parley is too serious to see Skerrit play his politics with, by puplicly referring to the man as an honorable man and to hear the man say he will be campaign manager of his successor. In light of the above and since both statements were made in the presence of Ms. Charles, to see her agree to be that successor clearly tells me she is void of conscience. I hope DNO allows us to have a civilized conversation here on this serous matter and post all our commitments

  21. Caretaker
    May 11, 2016

    AN ACCOUNTANT:- Denise, the job is yours if you want it. The people of Soufriere have worked to achieve what the got and don’t want to lose it. You always complaint of not having enough ladies in parliament, now your prayers are answered. the choice is yours

    • Me
      May 11, 2016

      Should we select a candidate based on sex? That is an insult to our intelligence. This is 2016 if you did not know.

    • LP
      May 11, 2016

      What does the people of soufriere have? They use to be great and proud now all they have is alcoholism and sewo – I lived in soufriere in the 70s and 80s and it was a great place – fishing and agriculture – now its a wasteland of young alcoholics that hang on street corner drinking . Same for Pointe Michel

      • Jules
        May 11, 2016

        I agree with you. This is why the lazy alcoholic goats will elect this snooty upstart. The people from Soufriere will sell their souls for a bottle of rum and a few bits of plywood!

        Did you see the shameless hussies lining up to beg Skerrit when he visited the Red clinic at Soufriere just before Pinatdresigned and the Denise woman was wiping his crocodile tears?

        Sierritt is playing the people from Soufriere for the fools that they are!

  22. laughable
    May 11, 2016

    It just sickens how the DLP puts up this ‘professional’, ‘serious people’, ‘classy people’ front when campaigning but when it comes down to things the ‘h*ll with you attitude’ and poor results behind the jackets, ties and thick necks are so glaring.

    • Punjab
      May 11, 2016

      If she is already serving with distinction, she already possesses leadership qualities. Give her a chance to prove herself people!!!!

      • Papi
        May 11, 2016

        Serving with distinction where and how? Since you appear to know so much give us some hard facts. We will happily read some hard facts about her hard distinguished work at Petro Caribe.

      • Joan
        May 11, 2016

        If she was serving with distinction she would have not support the most “CORRUPT” Government in the Western Hemisphere. Seriously……..

      • Dominican
        May 11, 2016

        We want a candidate of the people, who is with the people and has no superiority complex. Sam is not a fancy man but solid as a rock and a team player. We’ve had enough of fancy people thank you.

  23. May 11, 2016

    Did I just read the DLP has confirmed that Dominica only has a few good women, of good judgment and integrity left? Is that what I read?

  24. May 11, 2016

    That woman has no feminine pride. Hope she doesn’t have children especially girls. I cannot understand how anyone can associate themselves with Skerrit. Do our people follow world news? Can they not see how Donald Trump has a hard time getting a good running mate?

    • Punjab
      May 11, 2016

      What do you mean? Does she expose herself in public? Is she a bad example for ladies to emmulate?

  25. Yoland J J
    May 10, 2016

    Very good and she will do a very good job as Parl. Rep well qualified and ready to take up the mantle, a perfect choice by the people, so as far as I can see that is going to be a clean sweep, I know the people of that constituency will not allow themselves to be sitting in the opposition, never especially under the leadership of the dangerous tong leader, and that loosing candidate they announced, with DOG EAT DOG running all around talking rubbish with his blue van. Congratulations miss Charles I wish you the best. Next is New Town so Joshua You she tender your resignation as of tomorrow and make way for fresh by elections in my home town Newtown that was a Labour seat my people loaned it to you for 5 years, but you default and failed the people, so therefore it’s time to pack up and go, make way for a another young brilliant man, Jasiah Boiniot. don’t let the people come protesting against you, it will be more shameful if they have to fuss you out than if you do like Mr. Ian…

    • tet cal
      May 11, 2016

      Some of you people are like huge whales with plenty of guts. But it makes no difference anyhow, its a DLP seat already. Don’t really care…. Meanwhile, we will just continue to sousay our sel. Is so it is.

    • Ferdinand Parillon
      May 11, 2016

      Brother Yoland ,this is brother Ferdinand Parillon. My wife and I send you greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
      In the spirit of 1 Timothy 5 : 20 & 21, I lovingly implore you to be encouraged in the scriptures and please , prayerfully meditate on Colossians 4: 6; Ephesians 4: 29; & James 3 (the whole chapter) .
      Please greet brother Alick Honore and the brethren in Vieille Case.

    • Not Impressed
      May 11, 2016

      Why should Joshua resign? We haven’t asked him to resign. Why Should he. He hasn’t been charged in the court of anything.
      Did Skerrit resign over the Villas scandal?
      Did Skerrit resign for astaphan police IPO matter?
      Did he resign for the My Dominica Trade House matter?
      Did he resign for his association with the criminals now locked up in the US?
      Did he resign?

      • Punjab
        May 11, 2016

        Is Skerrit that ask Joshua to resign? Allyu Dominicans Well modie!!!!SMH

      • Not Impressed
        May 11, 2016

        @ Punjab. Sir. Please avail yourself of elementary physics: DENSITY = MASS/VOLUME

    • no justice, no peace
      May 11, 2016

      yoland., you mean, she is so good that she cannot pay the pwd people for 4 weeks now?
      She is so good that she ignores the fact that a young woman was used ,and is hurting in the community by the same people she is campaining with,?
      she forget she is a woman too?,
      Yoland, I am ashame of you and miss charles , may GOD visit you all soon

    • A dominican
      May 11, 2016

      Will say a prayer to your God for you

  26. aMadMan
    May 10, 2016

    Well at least I know she wont be interested in touching dem young girls :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Papa Dom
      May 11, 2016

      and how do you know that? I am not saying that she will but no one knows exactly what another individual is capable of.

    • May 11, 2016

      @madman, even if I for example don’t touch people’s money but align myself with people I know that touched people’s money, am I not as guilty? If I didn’t touch the money but was present when team captain commended people that were arrested and charged, for touching money, by puplicly calling them “honorable” along with other dishonorable statements, would I not be confirming I am just like them? My mom was right when she taught me to seperate my self from those who do evil. The apostle Paul was right when he told us in 2 correct 6:14-, that darkness and light have no union and separate ourselves from those who do evil things

      • Punjab
        May 11, 2016

        He who is without blemish cast the first stone. How do you know who is evil, do you have evidence? Have you proven it for yourself? We need to stop saying what others are saying about other people to make themselves appear to be better than others. Politicians – six of one, half a dozen of the other!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Barbara Saunders
        May 11, 2016

        Married woman

        I guess if you lived in Jesus’ day you would have called him corrupt for associating with Zaccheus and a lover of harlots for associating with Mary Magdalene? I’m not sure if you people think of the things you say.

        The parents of the three siblings who were charged with murdering their brother should no longer have parents? All the people who are in prison should be abandoned by their parents, siblings and friends?

        Does it mean that because their friends and associates continued to visit them in prison and love them in spite of their crime, they too were guilty of the crimes they committed merely by continuing to associate with them?

        You see why some people are unable to join in this negative choir of senseless repetition of hate talk? I think I need to retire from visiting this site and reading these rantings. It is becoming vexatious and since we seem to be so close to the end times I need to be peaceful and serene in my spirit.

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