Dr. Worrel Sanford joins UWP election team

Dr. Worrel Sanford

Dermatologist, Dr. Worrel Sanford has announced that he will be the United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for the Salybia constituency in the upcoming general election.

Dr. Sanford said in a statement on Kairi FM on Monday morning, that his decision was in response to a call from the UWP and the people of the Salybia constituency.

“I could not turn my back on them. I could not say no; I couldn’t refuse. My people have seen in me continuation of the work that I have done over the years, It’s a very humbling experience…to accept to represent them in the highest office which is Parliament,” Sanford said.”That’s where all the decisions are being made and if we really want to make a difference, that is where it is and there’s a need for it. There is a need for good leadership; there is a need for honest leadership.”

Citing also, also, the need for dedication, accountability, development and job creation, Sanford maintained that the country has a lot of issues.

“And I could not see myself saying no to my people. So, I have accepted,” Sanford stated.

Claudius Sanford, who contested the last general election for the UWP and lost, announced recently that the party would be announcing a new candidate who will breathe “a new lease on life” in the constituency.

Speculation that the Cuban-trained Dr. Worrel Sanford might be that new candidate, has now been confirmed.

Dr. Sanford contested the 1990 general election on a Dominica Labour Party (DLP) ticket in the constituency and won. He resigned in 1993.

His Dominica Labour Party opponent in the next election will Cozier Frederick.

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33 Comments

  1. Kalinago Blood
    April 11, 2019

    Finalllyyyy! You are Blessed Dr.Sanford..Thank you , Thank you! Change is on it’s way!!

  2. April 9, 2019

    Labour can minus Territory from it’s count now.

  3. April 9, 2019

    Dr. Sanford,my heart is so touched.
    I know you are a man of principle.
    A man that will not only look out for the people of the territory but for all Dominicans.
    Now is the time we are truly going to see if the Kalinago people will allow themselves to be bought for a glass of rum.
    You have a good man. A man who cares about you.
    show Dominica and the rest of the world that you are smart and will no longer allow the DLP to treat you like trash.
    you have a choice. Now or Never.
    would you choose Kosier over Dr Sanford?
    No way.
    Welcome Dr Sanford. we love you and know that you have our backs.
    We voting DR. Worrel Sanford

  4. Bwa-Banday
    April 9, 2019

    We love you doc, welcome aboard! Thanks for answering the call to serve again. With you being part of the team preparing for the good fight, we the soldiers have sharpened our bayonets, dusted off our OLD RED UNIFORMS and replaced our red boots with neutral colors. Time for REAL CHANGE.

    We see a series of town hall meetings in the diaspora which started in Houston, Texas (God Bless the folks of Houston), then to New York (Party Atmosphere show Laborites dancing), next will be Jersey and onto Toronto. All organized and paid for by our diasporan brothers and sisters. Now remember last election it was the diasporans who assisted Skerro but praise god they are now seeing what we at home have been through since. A desperate need REAL CHANGE is in the air and our Kalinago brothers and sisters will be part of it because they too deserve better. Thanks again Doc for answering the call. Skerro days are numbered

  5. conscious
    April 9, 2019

    Only when Dominica stop saying they are Red, Green or Blue will there be change. You cannot say you are Red but you like the principles of the UWP party. policies is what people should be voting on not colour.

  6. TJ
    April 9, 2019

    Good luck Dr. Sanford. We anticipate change in this coming election.

  7. L power
    April 8, 2019

    Welcome sir, a real doctor, trained and specialized. This should be a easy victory for you because you have always been with your people.

  8. A sure win
    April 8, 2019

    Yes congrats to You Mr. Sanford. I assure you that the kalinago people will be very supportive of you.
    Welcome , and start preparing yourself to be the next Minister of Health. One thing I ask we need a new medical complex for the territory, something that will offer secondary and tertiary care.
    I am talking about open heart surgery etc. something that can attract medical tourism.
    Marigot hospital is for Marigot and Wesley .
    We need ours . This will generate jobs for your people. And this complex will be your most significant contribution to the kalinago.

  9. viewsexpressed
    April 8, 2019

    Good Luck Patriotic Dr. Sanford. You are exceptional and a dedicated Dominican, Carib, Doctor and with the decency and th caring you exhibit that you will excel and represent all the people to rise to the point of good health, good governance e and decency in our politics and development.
    Domininca needs change and we need the old dirty corrupt politics of Skerrit and his corrupt worse, immature Labour government. Skerrit, you and your bunch of corrupt Labour party has failed us big time. You are and has become this failed so called Prime “Odd” Minister. You have to go, we need you out, we will be voting you and your corrupt Labour Party out. We will appreciate and welcome Hon Lennox Linton (who you cannot match) and his professional dedicated, sincere UWP Team. We will take Domininca back. Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour. Dominicans we stand firm wit Hon Linton and his trusted UWP Team

  10. Former Cricketer
    April 8, 2019

    What a team boy. I still Red but from what I have seen so far UWP definitely have a very, very, very good team. I compared this team with a West Indies team for the World Cup and definitely captain Holder would be very happy to get such a talented, committed and well respected team. The UWP has a very good, very honest and hard working captain in the person of Lennox Linton, who I must admit is not my friend, but we a blessed to have such a good leader I dear say. It’s a team where everyone is a quality batsman, a quality wicketkeeper, a quality fast bowler, leg spinner/ off Spinner, swing bowler and everyone can field in any position. Compare Team UWP to the ONE MAN TEAM, who is team manager, selector, captain bowler, batsman and sadly he CANNOT do anything! He definitely CANNOT captain and though he selecting his team, when they all fail he dropping players and pick new ones only to get the same result or worse. This time he selected a rounders team with his wife as Vice captain lol

  11. Massacre
    April 8, 2019

    We the people are tired of standing on the sidelines , so have now decided to answer the call to save our beloved country. Here we have a Dr. Sanford who has made up his mind to join Team Dominica and we welcome you Dr.
    All over the world the Spirit is moving! and we are responding in good numbers. Heaven knows we need change in Dominica.

  12. I Hear You
    April 8, 2019

    The reason DLP wins every year and you gys on the sideline crying.

  13. Good Luck
    April 8, 2019

    You’re political analysis is amusing.

  14. April 8, 2019

    We will fight with you, we will conquer. Strong Dedicated Leadership.

  15. zandoli
    April 8, 2019

    Wait a minute, I recall someone on the UWP side (I don’t remember who), complaining about the DLP taking doctors away from their medical practice and turning them into politicians. How do they explain that one?

    • D
      April 8, 2019

      Stupes stop talking nonsense. Don’t you people have any shame with the crap that you spew?

    • just Me
      April 8, 2019

      Ohhh Pleaseeee!!!!!!!!

    • Doctors of life Vs doctors of death
      April 8, 2019

      @ Zandoli this is Abolaw. Zandoli, the difference between the DLP doctors and the UWP doctors is, when Skerrit fired Dr. Christmas, Dr. McIntyre and Dr. Darroux it was his way of telling us that he and his doctors failed Dominica and gave their patients bad medication that led to death, even if the self proclaimed FAKE doctor doctor is the biggest failure. Their new doctors are nothing better because the chief failure is still the same fake doctor doctor.
      The UWP doctors are real doctors with a very good track record and besides they are a real team that is not in it for money like those of Skerrit, but real doctors that want to HEAL Dominica and remove her from the intentive care unit that Skerrit, his doctors and greedy candidates are after. Honestly speaking Skerrit and his team reminds me of the story of Alibaba & his forty thieves whereas UWP reminds me of Moses and Aaron putting their lives in trouble to deliver their people.

    • Ibo France
      April 9, 2019

      Zandoli, your argument is null and void. The present DLP regime has refused to grant some of the most qualified and competent local doctors licence to practise. If, presently, there is a shortage of doctors, the blame squarely belongs at the feet of the current regime.

      • Lin clown
        April 9, 2019

        Red eye for the past 20 yrs your UWP will always election and you have been loosing.There are too many stupid people supporting UWP.You are saying somebody will a seat, you are so stupid you don’t even know the person.Here is a sure winning team.First 11.1 Austrie 2 Skerrit 3 Daniel 4 King 5 Blackmore 6 Mellisa 7 Registe 8 Denise Charles 9 Paul 10 Grant 11 Gretta Roberts 12 Irvin Mack.Sorry I gave you 12.Go do some work on the ground.UWP supporters are leaving by the 100s.Why?the UWP abandoned the people after hurricane Maria.Remember,Skerrit has more than 3000 workers in the NEP.He brought clear Harbour to Dominica with 834 workers.More than 2000 students at the college.The Yes we Care.if you can vote who would you vote.So I know you know UWP is loosing big time.You don’t have one sure seat.Not even Marigot.Labour has 2 new medical doctors on there team.Go do some home work.

    • Birdie
      April 9, 2019

      zandoli, you are right, the DLP “taking” them away but they voluntarily joining the UWP, that’s the difference.

  16. LaPlaine Obsever
    April 8, 2019

    Welcome Doc. The so-called coalition government between DFP and DLP that was formed to defeat the UWP has since been dissolved with most of the candidates either defecting or resigning leaving only the corrupt ones clinging to power. But the people have spoken, and not even the semblance of a police state through political intimidation of opposition members, will stop the will of the people.

    • Lin clown
      April 9, 2019

      Just imagine a bunch of interlectuals being led by a JACK-A.Who is really the JACK-A?.Hope when the UWP loose the good Doctor will stay with the Kalinago people .He did it once.

  17. Questions and Answers
    April 8, 2019

    1. Why would a veteran politician like Dr. Worrel Sandford, who won that seat for the DLP in in 1990, choose to run on a UWP ticket instead of a DLP ticket, at a time when the DLP a 16-5 seat majority in office and Skerrit has money flashing like nobody’s business?

    2. Is this a sign that Dominicans finally agree that Dominica is indeed in serious trouble and therefore a veteran like Dr. Sandford has chosen statesmanship instead of blingbling?

    3. When I look at the slate of candidates on both sides, is it fair to conclude that team DLP is like the story of the Rich man found in Lk. 16:19-31, and therefore his candidates are going up for him because of what they can get from him? On the other hand is it fair to compare the broke UWP to Lazarus who was so poor and could give nothing tangible but, had the qualities that were godly such as love, humility, truthfulness, honesty, trustworthiness etc?

    My name is Q&A therefore my job is to ask the questions and allow you to answer.

  18. Neville
    April 8, 2019

    Great news, I know the Doctor very well. He’s a good, capable, intelligent and honest man. In other words, exactly what Dominica needs right now.

  19. Real Dominican
    April 8, 2019

    A sure difference between UWP and Labour. UWP gets the best team. In contrast, DLP gets people who are afraid of Skerit and want to only please him. Strong leaders make great teams. Weak leaders make weak teams, hence the reason we have a one-man party.

    Why is it that the Minister of Health has to be sacked? I honestly believe that given the chance, and the opportunity to thrive he will and can be successful.

    • I Hear You
      April 8, 2019

      The reason DLP wins every year

  20. April 8, 2019

    Good luck to Dr. Sandford. Remember working with him during cross coverage of a pediatric patient, 1999. But times goes really fast. That was young Dr. Sandford then.

  21. RED Eyes
    April 8, 2019

    Congrats to Dr. Worrel Sanford for answering the calls of his people and a big thanks to the UWP for selecting a bunch of well qualified men and women for FREE, to help deliver Dominica. The UWP/ team Dominica is for real people and that’s why Skerrit is sooooooooooo damn afraid to call the election though his pocket is so deep. But Skerrit can push his hands as deep as he wants but evidence on the ground is showing Skerrit and the DLP will lose in Laplaine, Castle Bruce, Mourne Jaune (Grand Fond), Roseau Valley, Roseau North, Roseau Central, Roseau South, Marigot, Wesley, Salsbury, St. Joseph and Mahaut. With Dr. Sandford in the territory that seat to might be in trouble and trust me the Vielle case seat which PM Skerrit holds is shaking, so too is the Cottage seat which is looks like a UWP seat but I won’t call it yet as well. The only sure seats I see for the DLP are: Paix Bouche (though things might change soon with the UWP candidate I hearing ) G/Bay, Colihault. All others…

    • Jack Sparrow
      April 8, 2019

      Red Eyes… nice name, I agree that Dr. Worrel Sanford is a wonderful choice having known him personally. I am confident that he will do well.
      I also agree that with parts of this statement… “DLP will lose in Laplaine, Castle Bruce, Mourne Jaune (Grand Fond), Roseau Valley, Roseau North, Roseau Central, Roseau South, Marigot, Wesley, Salsbury, St. Joseph and Mahaut. With Dr. Sandford in the territory that seat to might be in trouble”… these at this time are sure seats for UWP, but we cannot take this for granted, we must continue to work hard.
      As it relates to Vielle Case, Cottage, Paix Bouche, Grandbay and Colihaut there is still more work to be done there.

  22. %
    April 8, 2019

    One good Sanford deserved another!!!! .
    I wish to thank patriot Claudius Sanford also..This man is bright, articulate, selfless and is generally a good example..
    I believe the DLP, a brutally wicked party has largely taken the Kalinago people for a ride, condemned them to poverty and fail to empower them..Whatever a shame .. Skerrit is indeed an embarrassment!!!!
    The Kalinagos need to kick out DLP at the pools for their disrespect for the native people..This DLP needs to go for so many reasons!!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  23. Maybe Later - Not Now
    April 8, 2019

    Obviously this man is loved and highly respected by his people-our first nation- they need real leadership and they need real representation respected leadership–Good Luck Sir. I am sure you will do well.

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