Nomination Day went well says the Electoral Office

UWP Castle Bruce candidate Ernie Jno Finn displays her nomination form

Today, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, was Nomination Day in Dominica and assuming that all showed for nomination, a total of  42 candidates will contest the next general election carded for December 6, 2019.

Press and Public Education Officer at the Electoral Commission, Elias Dupuis, told DNO that he is encouraged and heartened by the fact the there were no reports of incidents.

“We have not had any report of incidents of anyone trying to disturb the proceedings for Nomination Day, which is quite encouraging and heartening, to see that people are willing to participate in the process and not just the candidates,” he stated.

Catherine Daniel (centre) flanked by two supporters

Although according to Dupuis there no incidents of direct interference in the Nomination Day process, Catherine Daniel – the DLP Candidate for the Colihaut Constituency wrote on her Facebook page that she had to travel to her constituency by boat in order to get nominated.

“Thank you to my constituents for making my nomination possible. I travelled to the Constituency by boat. My constituents picked me up and escorted me peacefully to the Colihaut Village Council Office. The love, peace, and support of my constituents are immeasurable”.

Daniel’s boat trip became necessary due to the blockage of the E.O. Leblanc Highway at Salisbury the night before by protesters involved in the campaign for electoral reform.

UWP Roseau South candidate (5th from left) Joshua Francis with his support group on Nomination Day

The incumbent Dominica Labour Party (DLP) led by Roosevelt Skerrit and United Workers Party (UWP) led by Lennox Linton are the only two parties contesting this election. The Dominica Freedom Party (DFP), under the leadership of Kent Vital, has bowed out of the race but has thrown its support behind the United Workers Party and encouraged DFP members to do the same.

DLP Roseau North candidate Joseph Isaac (3rd from right-front row) surrounded by his entourage

The 42 candidates will be contesting for the seats in twenty-one constituencies on the island.

Roseau Central – Melissa Skerrit (DLP) , Glenroy “SoSo” Cuffy (UWP)

Roseau North – Danny Lugay (UWP) , Joseph Isaac (DLP)

Roseau South – Chekirah Lockhart (DLP), Joshua Francis (UWP)

Roseau Valley – Ronald Charles (UWP), Irving McIntyre (DLP)

Grand Bay – Edward Registe (DLP), Nept Pacquette (UWP)

Scotshead – Samuel Christian (UWP), Denise Charles (DLP)

Petite Savanne – Kenneth Darroux (DLP), Rosana Emmanuel (UWP)

Mahaut – Felix Thomas (UWP), Rayburn Blackmoore(DLP)

St. Joseph – Monell Williams (UWP), Adis King (DLP)

Colihaut – Catherine Daniel (DLP), Nicholas George (UWP)

Salisbury – Hector John (UWP), Nicholson Esprit (DLP)

Portsmouth – Ian Douglas (DLP), Jefferson James (UWP)

Vielle Case – Clement Marcellin (UWP), Roosevelt Skerrit (DLP)

Paix Bouche – Rosalind Paul (DLP), Davis George (UWP)

Cottage – Marcus Romain (UWP), Reginald Austrie (DLP)

Wesley – Fidel Grant (DLP), Ezekiel Bazil (UWP)

Marigot – Lennox Linton (UWP), Gregory Riviere (DLP)

Kalinago – Cozier Federick (DLP), Anette Sanford (UWP)

Castle Bruce – Ernie Jno-Finn (UWP), Octavia Alfred (DLP)

Grand Fond – Greta Roberts (DLP), Pharo Cuffy (UWP)

Laplaine – Francisca Joseph (UWP), Kent Edwards (DLP)

The Dominica Labour Party has been governing the affairs of the country from 2000 -2019. Roosevelt Skerrit became prime minister and leader of the DLP after the death of Pierre Charles in 2003 until the present.

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    November 20, 2019

    The UWP shall never ever contest another election in Dominica again.
    This election will mark the end of that rogue, unruly(UWP) opposition party.
    It’s Leader,LL, will go down in history as the most arrogant, ignorant and idiotic opposition leader in the history of politics in Dominica.
    He, L L, shall also be remembered as the last Dominican to make history at the Privy Council in London.

  2. mine
    November 20, 2019

    Remember the white robe pilgrimage that went to LaPlain looking for the sun and it was hidden under the cloud well it is still hiding from them.

  3. power
    November 20, 2019

    mama so they send a candidate in each constituency but is they so that was all over Roseau and all on the radio saying “no electoral reform, no election”… you all will see the power of RED on December 6th.

  4. The Real Truth Be Told
    November 20, 2019

    We break the demon force that DNO placed the names in the order that is expected 4 the outcome in the Name of Jesus. God is sovereign & would not allow any demon force to reign.
    DNO what foolish reporting! If you naming DLP first, do so. Everything is suppose to be in order. If I use UWP first, then everything else follows the same order not some superficial order which looks like you all poll by you all pollster. No divine order will be challenged at this time in the Name of Jesus. Lord give us spiritual eyes to see spiritual things. Noe DNO u do see how the spirit they call upon them (Negre Maron, Bala) just come to make them people violent & causing more problem for your preferred part? Stop the majee now. Repent. Jehovah is not sleeping. Let us go clean to vote on December 06, 2019. I remember the sun in 2000. Do not be so deparate that u make desparate moves that will turn back on u. Train the staff 2 do reporting in good order not vykyvi way.

  5. Danziger
    November 20, 2019

    PM, nous bonjour St. Joe, we red, red, red and we are READY. LABOUR, LABOUR,LABOUR POWER ALL THE WAY.

  6. True Domincan
    November 20, 2019

    They cause so much violence and destruction and tried bullying people..
    They said “no Reform without Elections ” and yet they went on to be nominated…they are confused and wicked..want to be in Power by any means..but their end is near…
    I will never support them again not what I saw they tried to do two nights ago…

  7. JAH KAL
    November 20, 2019

    Judas your axxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is grass your political career done finish caput we will hear about come the seventh

  8. November 19, 2019

    Thank you Dominicans for exercising civility during this crucial period in our country. History will never forget chapter and so too, Dominica, will never forget nor forgive us for our bad deeds.
    Leaders wake up, the youths of our land are watching

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