Kalinago Territory elects Chief today

Candidates at a pre-election debate on Friday, July 19, 2019. (l-r) Elvis Francis, Anettte Thomas-Sanford, Reny Auguiste, Jumadin Frederick, Charles Williams and Irvince Auguiste

Residents of the Kalinago Territory are today electing a Chief to govern their affairs for the next five years.

The candidates are: the incumbent two-term Chief Charles Williams, former two-term Chief, Irvince Auguiste, sole female candidate, Anettte Thomas-Sanford, Elvis Francis, Reny Augusite, Jumadin Frederick and the youngest candidate in this race, Lorenzo Sanford.

Polling stations opened at seven o’clock this morning and will close at 5:00 pm today.

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  1. Nacinimod
    July 22, 2019

    Vote early and often and hope the best woman wins.

    • Joseph John
      July 22, 2019

      This is local government election that we are having without Constitutional or Electoral reforms. No amendments to delegated legislation in this regard. No observers in attendance, but no cry of election irregularities, no mention of electoral reform.
      Weather its central or local all elections follow the same protocol. So why all the political noise re reform.
      Are our politicians only seeking headline attention.

  2. kwaib
    July 22, 2019

    So the chief will govern the affairs of the kalinago people for the next five years, in this case i think the government needs to take a look at having the chief, whoever it may be, to sit in parliament and represent the kalinago people honorably, there is no need for a chief and a minister of kalinago affairs, makes no sense, in my humbly opinion.

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