Good Hope Village Council hopefuls to outline plans

View of the village of Good Hope. ‘Photo: Niko Lipsanen / Domnik.net’.

Village Council hopefuls of Good Hope are expected to outline their plans and make a case for their election to the village council when they are officially launched at a rally this weekend.

The event is also expected to encourage residents to come out and vote since, according to organizers, voter turn out for village council elections is always poor.

Eleven candidates have been nominated to contest the Good Hope Village Council Elections carded for Monday December 17.

On Sunday, December 16, the nominees will participate in a motorcade through the community leading to a rally in the village centre in the area known as ‘Kwek Zikak.’

There, the nominees are expected to outline their plans and make a case for their election to the village council.

Local Government representatives are also expected to address the activity.

“Normally there is always a poor turn out for village council elections so we want to make a difference so people can come out to vote,” explained Ashille Grove, one of the nominees and organizers of the event.

“This is our opportunity to show that we are serious about development in our community and that we are ready to position Good Hope as a leader in local government initiatives,” Grove said.

The Good Hope Village Council election nominees are: Alphonsia Bonnie (Sister), Emma Bonnie, Victoria Bonnie (Mislas), Monique Charles, Ashille Grove, Alixon Labassiere, Jerry Labassiere, Georgiana Laurent, Gilford Laurent, Roma Stoute, Tricia Wallace.

Dominica Brewery and Beverages Ltd. is the event’s main sponsor.

The motorcade drives off from Dipax at 3:30 p.m.

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14 Comments

  1. Jade11003
    December 14, 2012

    In the past years this community has never had a organized group or arrangement of people that looked to foster the improvement of community. I think it’s a very prosperous and invigorating plan! Good luck in the future!

    • December 17, 2012

      lok man if other vllages take that pattern od development much more can be achieved locally .. i hope the people really come out and vote to make sure the best out of the eleven are elected . hearts off to ashille grove for spear heading this innitiative and i hope he tops the poll and his fellow councilors can appoint him as chairman to keep the ball rolling with this en thusiasism

  2. December 13, 2012

    well it looks like this village council election in good hope is all over the the media . its on the radio and look i just saw ashille on mapin talking about the whole awareness thing . thats a good effort and i hope other village councils can follow and hopefully community members will take the election seriously. i would like to join the the nominees and make this special appeal to everyone to cast their votes on dec. 17th. so a good team can be selected. Oh and ashille your interview was awesome , keep up the good works and welcome back to dominica .

  3. Anonymous
    December 13, 2012

    So, I’m wondering if any of the “Bonnie’s” are my relatives. I have an aunt in Good Hope named Christabel. Would any of them be related to her?

  4. Anonymous
    December 13, 2012

    My grandparents were from Good Hope. And, all I remember about it is that, as a child, when we had to visit them, we had to walk to the top of a mountain and when we got to the top, we had to walk down the other side to get there. No easy feat. I’m sure as an adult, that mountain probably seems more like a hill now, and everyone probably drives. :)

  5. Justice and Truth
    December 13, 2012

    I love the name of this village, “Good Hope.” This is one name that will never be changed. :) There must be some great history to it and for giving it this holy name.
    Frankly, since I reside overseas I had forgotten about this village – the name; have never visited there; hopefully some day. It appears that it is a quiet area, free of crimes or major ones for it is not in the limelight. This accounts why I have not heard about it in recent years through the Media. :)
    Good Hope villagers, please make a concerted effort to come out in numbers for the election. Keep in mind that your votes are important and they do count. Do not remain in the background. You can do much for your village and to encourage others who do their utmost to enhance it. Hope to hear more after the election, the outcome and the progress. God bless you!

  6. December 12, 2012

    i totally agree , the candidate who tops the poll should be the chairman but thats not how it works in local govt.. the five elected candidates and the three appointed members decides who should be the chairman. well that sucks but that the way is gonna be …

  7. ????????????????????
    December 12, 2012

    The Good Hope “Bonnie/ Labassiere/Laurent” Council. :-D

  8. foreign
    December 12, 2012

    dno it would be very nice to have pictures of those candidates

  9. gerald
    December 12, 2012

    I wish everyone the best in voting n good luck.

  10. December 12, 2012

    A reiew of local govt laws is required. the nominee who tops the polls should be the chair and the three govt chooses should come from those who were nominated. After all they have already indicated a willingness to serve. Its time politics get out of Village Councils.

  11. December 12, 2012

    Way to go guys!!

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