Former Police ASP is UWP candidate for Cottage

UWP-logoFormer Assistant Superintendent of Police, Stewart Burton of Tan Tan is the United Workers Party (UWP) Team Dominica candidate for the Cottage constituency in the upcoming elections.

UWP Leader, Lennox Linton, has confirmed that Burton will contest that seat for the opposition party.

The new candidate told Dominica News Online (DNO) that he is excited to be a part of the UWP team.

“I am excited to be a part of a team, a team that has a vision, one that is able to put things in place and take Dominica forward,” Burton said. “I feel very much part of them and I want to be part of them.”

Burton is confident that the young people in the Cottage constituency support him 100 per cent.

“The young people stood behind me 100 per cent, because while I was a police officer I assisted them. I counseled them, I did a lot of things for them and up to this present time I still assist them,” he explained.

He added, “As a police officer I worked in that constituency and I am living in that constituency. I know all the people in the constituency and we are friends.”

Burton says if he wins the election, he intends to ensure that Cottage becomes a stable constituency.

“Presently at times you will find people of this constituency not stable. You will find that some of them are in fear and there is no work in that constituency. Most of them are unemployed and it would be my duty to ensure that the first priority is to get sustainable work for them,” he stated.

Meantime, the UWP Leader said the party is happy to have Burton onboard.

“We are happy to have Mr. Burton on board with us, he is a man of integrity, an honest man, sincere purpose and willing and able to provide the best quality of representation to the people of Cottage at this time,” he said, “he is a very important addition to the UWP team Dominica.”

According to him, the party believed in having a clean slate of candidates completed “before the bell is rung and we have been able to do that.”

He said that the party is also happy about where they are right now.

“The process of honest engagement with the people of Dominica continues in earnest and we are looking forward to the support of the people of the Cottage constituency,” Linton said. He added, “Today is just a happy day for us where we finally can be able to announce that we have completed our slate of candidates……..We have twenty-one solid candidates all over Dominica willing, ready and able to provide the highest quality of representation…”

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67 Comments

  1. Ma Moses
    October 28, 2014

    Well Reggie that is a turn for the books, isn’t it? I’m sure them people of cottage are at least pleased to have a choice this time. You thought you would win again simply by having no opposition. You will be surprised this time to find you may have outlasted your welcome.

  2. Inspiration
    October 27, 2014

    Congratulations to you Mr. Burton. You are such a genuine and honest man. I wish you great success!! Great choice by Team Dominica.

  3. win
    October 27, 2014

    Win or loose, we winning with Burton. Cause Reggie, thought he would be unchallenged. he has pulled all the tricks in the book trying to give people plywood and galvanize to win votes. Shame on a man who has been there for over three terms (19 Years) 1995 to 2014 and only now he attending to Morne a louis hill. While on each side of Morn a Louis he have two paytam mamma houses and a piece of land round the corner. The man have property kiaa don, while he keeping people poor and giving them plywood house to vote for Lay BAAAA. Cottage people open all yuu eyes.

    Its time for a CHANGE!!

    Its time for a change with Burton!

    • lagoon
      October 30, 2014

      U doh see they run and fix the road so long we were suffering with the dust they dig the road .When they hear it might have somebody they run fast to fix

  4. I like cow meat
    October 27, 2014

    @ zion, you said “reggie was planning to go and help Paul to win the Paixbouche seat beleaving that he did not need to campaign…” Based on your comment I have a few questions for you. 1. Is this Paul candidate from Paix Bouche male or female? 2. Married or single? 3. Is that help for free or with pay? 4. Does reggie work for free? 5. Don’t forget Reggie told us that he likes cow meat so if he helps anyone it will not be for free because he wants money to pay for cow meat. Congratulations to you Mr Burton. Dominica needs people like you and you are really a good choice.

  5. AM A LABOURITE
    October 27, 2014

    Congratulations to Mr Burton on aspiring to serve. Mr Burton is a God fearing born again Christian. His aspiration to serve must have had something to do with the calling of GOD for him to serve… I pray that you and your party do well and I am certain if the UWP is successful at the polls we expect good things to happen in this country… FEAR NO MORE… IF GOD BE FOR YOU, WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU… :wink:

  6. October 27, 2014

    I must say team dominica has a group of master minds.the pitbull get a hanger for his jacket wat a big difference in a role model and a rotwiller,change is a must

  7. Titiwi
    October 27, 2014

    About time El Gordo gets his a..s whupped and taught some manners.

  8. LOVER GIRL
    October 27, 2014

    Trouble sum ,
    you should be ashamed of your self as a Dominican after 15years you have a prime minister paying people to vote do you see that as a man how is confident of winning an election? I see that as a man paying for sex . educate your self on the political issues . the country is not purchase by the man it belongs to all of us especially the hard working people who are paying their taxes and have to see these monies go do the drains in the red clinics and people on the streets. Do you know the NATIONAL debt of Dominica? if you do reply.

  9. concerned Dominican
    October 27, 2014

    Trubble Sum are you sure you were born in Dominica. To me your sound like a foreigner. If you were in Dominican you need to express love for your Country.

  10. BEB
    October 27, 2014

    Ah DNO ! u had an interview with the man and u did’nt obtain a photograph from him to be posted for others and myself who do not know the man to have a clear view of him? I’m hoping that u will obtain one soon

    • JoJo
      October 28, 2014

      Are you voting for looks or principle? Only asking.

  11. shaka zulu
    October 27, 2014

    With the caliber of people going up for opposition the writing is on the wall. That should send a message to the Pm. When he loose make sure he and Reggie surrender their passports and put a bunk bed in the psychiatric unit with a pic of Chavez in it.

  12. Lagoon Youth
    October 27, 2014

    Yes Regie change is a must how long not long

  13. Shameless
    October 27, 2014

    Wow, wow, wow…I like that, I really, really, really like that! Change Is A Must!

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive!

  14. zion
    October 27, 2014

    reggie was planning to go and help Paul to win the Paixbouche seat beleaving that he did not need to campaign to get those fools to vote for him,,, yes fools, we in the cottage constituency are fools cause for 15 years we voting a man and all he have done is to enrich himself and his family right in our face and his children will pass by and laugh those fools.

  15. f
    October 27, 2014

    Congrats Mr B u have my vote cause am tired with reggie and his greedy attitude,only looking for himself and his family. he have failed us in the cottage constituency

  16. Barb-Sepant
    October 27, 2014

    Mr. Burton sir, I think the best way to help the people you say you love is to open up a massive shopping mall in the area and create some kind of employment for them. Please stop this ill-advised ‘wanting to be part of them’ thing; you will loose your deposit sir!!

    • Anonymous
      November 4, 2014

      serpent stop talking foolishness.

  17. watching??
    October 27, 2014

    Reggie kingdom falling cause he have failed us in the cottage constituency,he have called this on his selfhe is to greedy

  18. SM passie
    October 27, 2014

    He is a good man for sure..firm on issues and way of life..

    but the people of dominica and rather unique…

    it’s a strange island. not sure what will be the outcome
    they are known to be foolish in many a way..

  19. jucyfruit
    October 27, 2014

    I am from the cottage constituency and this is one more vote for the u w p.bam bam take that in your face.

  20. October 27, 2014

    Oh yes! 21 willing and able Candidates who are wasting their time and energies campaighning for an election that more than 60,000 Laborites say they will NEVER win! One must laugh at the propensity of foolishness being carried out by the United Wicked People. You have to wonder how these men and women could be so self-blinded where they cannot see the futility of their efforts. The Divine Labor Party can NEVER lose an election in Dominica again unless more than 30,000 loyal supporters defect. This will NEVER happen!!!! So welcome to the race, Mr. Burton! It is a sign of courage and valiance when a man chooses to fight in a battle where he already knows he is going to lose! I guess getting your name recognized in the public arena is victory enough for these distinguished gentlemen and women! I would say good luck, but there is none left for any of you! Your plight is hopeless to say the least!

    • maindesk
      October 27, 2014

      60000 dead scared labourites.

      • JoJo
        October 28, 2014

        Well most of them dead indeed because they are still on the voters’ list when they long buried. Maybe the labour party is scared they may turn into zombies and come and haunt them.

    • DaRock
      October 27, 2014

      Where you get them kind of numbers from? They are way inflated especially now. No evidence or stats to prove that. You are so blind and gulible. Dominicans a getting wiser. Stop settling for mediocre governance.

    • Anonymous
      October 27, 2014

      Don’t expect to get ‘thumbs up’ for your comments. Remember this is a UWP comments site. Everything must favor the opposition and not the ruling party.

    • Oh Yes
      October 27, 2014

      Your utterances are a hint of obvious ignorance and bias. Allow yourself some objectivity. A little respect for another Dominican brother or sister holds tremendous value. Please remember everyone will never like you. Some will hate you,some will pretend they love you. Ask bro. Bob Marley. All the best Mr Burton.

    • truth
      October 27, 2014

      trouble sum, You sound like a beggar and a fool.
      you are wiehing labor would stay there for you to continue to beg ,you and your children ,But no ,,Slavery is abolished ,go and work for your money , LAZY FOOL

    • Justice
      October 27, 2014

      “The Divine Labor Party can NEVER lose an election in Dominica again unless more than 30,000 loyal supporters defect. This will NEVER happen!!!!” ADOLF HITLER, JOSEPH STALIN, POL POT, IDI AMIN, AUGOSTO PINOCHET and PAPA DOC all said the same thing. They were all consumed and intoxicated with power as you and Skerrit are today. The FACT is, both you and Skerrit will NEVER!!!! Be able to elude history.

      • Anonymous
        October 28, 2014

        and Skerrit is a smaller despot, not in stature but in mind, than all of those!

    • Anonymous
      October 27, 2014

      So dam foolish u must be god

    • Massacre
      October 27, 2014

      Because of people like you, thats why Dominica in in the state in which it is.Keep your head in the sand !

  21. Simple
    October 27, 2014

    Alas some more lost deposit money in the treasury. Thank you

  22. EXPECTATION
    October 27, 2014

    lol. lol.

  23. Anonymous
    October 27, 2014

    One more lazy on board…………….. God help us

    • woodly
      October 27, 2014

      You just an idiot. Do you know this man? This man is a hard worker. 43 years of service to the people of dominica. What have an idiot like u done?

      • Anonymous
        October 27, 2014

        So what? Does this make him fit to run for election?

    • On the beat
      October 27, 2014

      Whoever you are do you know this man? Have you ever spoken to him ? You shouldn’t make a blank statement like that.

  24. Wha Going On
    October 27, 2014

    Mr. Burton,, the calibre of your performance as a Police Officer, a Senior Law & Order and Security Official over the last how many years, gives you that right to represent the People of the Cottage Constituency at a more critical level. Congrats for joining that solid team and placing your confidence in that hard working party

  25. real possie
    October 27, 2014

    Am happy for anyone who has or had political aspirations and to get that chance now to act on it must be a dream come true, wish you all the best. Whatever the outcome is I would like to see no matter who wins hope both of you in the end could come together and work for the people, change has to start some where let it be now we are standing on good footing lets take DA higher lets leave a respectable legacy behind.

  26. Facebook
    October 27, 2014

    Congratulations to Mr. Burton in taking that bold move as I know many Dominicans are afraid to do so. Now, I live in Portsmouth and do not know Mr. Burton personally, saw him around, but the people I spoke to and may know him says that he is a good person and the party did a great job in choosing him. Another disturbing thing is that some of the Dominican youths can come across as shallow minded and stupid, especially those from his constituency that leaving stupid comments on facebook. They know themselves………………………No class but talking ish about people that truing to make a change for a better dominica. Praise God my daughter have facebook so I saw it myself.

    • Possie Yut
      October 27, 2014

      Yea I came across two stupid young ladies talking real crap if you ask me. They even say his family compawason. I guess because they turned out better than them they hating. one run to tge states and living worse than most people in dominica. The other thing they day he is a snitch. The last time I check he was a respected law abiding police officer who gave his life to the Dominican people. Of course, any reasonable non vacabond citizen who sees ish should call the police or fo done thing about it. He keep that area safe. Everybody know that up there was a gateway for drugs and firearms. So i commend him for all what he has done. SO STOP MAKING YOURSELVES PAPISHOWS! !!

      • MJ
        October 27, 2014

        When people go overseas that how they act, forgetting their core values. This young lady sickens me if she made such comments. The other one from Cottage singing for her supper. Reggie give her job. They not to able but is they that labour labour. Set of fools.

        • MJ
          October 27, 2014

          That comment was in response to @facebook

    • Real
      October 27, 2014

      They have to talk all kinda nonsense and sing for their supper cus reggie give a bunch of waste of time job on the port and at ministry of trade. P’s is Haitian they want

  27. That I Say
    October 27, 2014

    I am from Cottage and am no longer a Labourite. That’s a good man who means well. When I think about it Austrie them taking us for fool and just keep getting fat while we struggle. I will give chance a change we. This time they won’t bribe me and fool me with petty stuff. Come on my people of this constituency it’s not a popularity contest.

    • ....
      October 27, 2014

      I too am from cottage and I am so happy that we have someone like Mr. Burton as an option. Thank God. I believe that it is important that we do not allow any candidate from any party to win by default. Let there be options and let the people vote according to their choice. I am actually very happy about this.

  28. Flash
    October 27, 2014

    I am very happy at what I just read. I know this man for a long time and I think he is an honest hard working man with great qualities and integrity. It is high time for people of that constituency to wake up and see that certain Rich people are only getting richer and the poor keep suffering. Wake up and give someone new a chance. I commend Mr. Burton for taking that bold move and the people should follow suit. Change is a must!

  29. John-3-16
    October 27, 2014

    I want to hear what reggie have to say on burton

    • On the beat
      October 27, 2014

      Yes i want to hear what the dog(self proclaim) has to say

    • Anonymous
      October 28, 2014

      Some dogs bark far worse than their bite. Some dogs turn with their tails between their legs when challenged. Some dogs too fat to move and fight and only make noise. Pitt bull unpredictable and dangerous. It have all kinds of dogs.

  30. Da
    October 27, 2014

    Thank you Mr. Burton for answering the call to help bring Dominica up to its full potential.
    More of us should follow in your footsteps.
    I know that you are a good man and will represent your people to the best of your abilities.

  31. soicometherenah
    October 27, 2014

    yes lord it gets better by the hour,now reggie got his work cut out for him,he thought it would be an easy ride,good work lennox linton it on now.uwp come for a clean sweep or wat.

  32. RED 2 BLUE
    October 27, 2014

    we need a strong chain for that rottwiler

  33. Good Ways
    October 27, 2014

    This is a clear example of the The Good and The Bad to take on each other. Clean mouth verses dirty mouth, disciplinarian conduct against jungle like conduct, but that is just my 2 cents Cottage/Tan Tan will decide what the think is “best” for them.

  34. Retirement
    October 27, 2014

    Mr. Burton stay out of this politics..we need fresh and young blood in cottage, you will not do.Things are not that that bad in Dominica..enjoy your retirement and old age Days..Donkey have no right in Horse Race

    • truth
      October 27, 2014

      PEDRO ,mr burton is a roll model ,an example to the younger ones ,
      IS REGGIE ONE?
      do the youths respect him? NNNNNOOOOOO
      SO we voting burton this time,
      good choice workers

    • JoJo
      October 27, 2014

      If donkey should not take place in a horse race a superannuated hippopotamus definitely would not qualify.

  35. Pedro
    October 27, 2014

    ‘Come Ye forward Sons and Daughters’. Mr. Burton has heard the call and have presented himself to the people of the Cottage constituency to save Dominica. This is the last chance if we are to save Dominica from a Tyrant, who has announce that he will do whatever is required to stay in power until 2050.

  36. Blog
    October 27, 2014

    UWP NEEDS ANOTHER 21 IN 25 TOUR OF THE COUNTRY TO PRESENT THE FULL TEAM AND GUARANTEE THE CHANGE THAT THE TEAM PROMISSES as you go into the home straight of the election. That would reassure the masses that you are not here to play but to govern. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM AND GOD’S WILLING YOU MUST WIN…

  37. Nevevson st jean
    October 27, 2014

    Humble and honest man, cut from the old cloth.

  38. Anonymous
    October 27, 2014

    Is one thing, “hi-ye chien mien di dans blanc” UWP have a good slate eh….I must say.

  39. Cottage Unemployed
    October 27, 2014

    You have my vote. NO more Reggie. Reggie is Me,, I and Myself

  40. Anonymous
    October 27, 2014

    I am from Cottage and you have my vote for sure. Congratulations.

  41. Yes Fada!
    October 27, 2014

    Mr Burton, with all due respect sir, which young ppl of Cottage r u referring to? Is it the young men of Tantan n Savanne Paille who sit idly by smoking all day? Clifton, Capuchin, Lagoon, Grange? Because I am from Cottage and I have no knowledge of what u speak.

    • pill
      October 27, 2014

      Ou toe sort…you not shame to talk about the young men who sit and smoke all day. He is not the one elected to make life better in his constituency. Talk to reggie about that. Clear indication reggie have failed the people while looking out for himself and his family. People like you will fall for anything. Stop talking ish!

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