Tuesday is Nomination Day for Kalinago Chief as the country’s indigenous people prepare to head to the poll to elect a chief.
“What is taking place today is nomination for Carib Chief and the polling date itself for that election is carded for July 7th 2014,” Local Government Commissioner John Fontaine told DNO.
He said persons in the territory who feel that they have leadership skills and they can make contributions towards the development have up till 4:00 pm to present themselves for nomination.
“There’s a process,” Fontaine noted. “There’s a returning officer and other staff appointed by the Electoral Office. Forms are completed and by 4:00 pm it’s over. And so if there’s more than one candidate, then definitely you will have an election.”
Former chiefs Irvince Auguiste and Charles Williams, present chief, Garnette Joseph and newcomer Jumadine Frederick were nominated.
The poll for the Kalinago Council will be held on July 28 and Nomination Day is on July 15, 2014.