Pharaoh ‘confident’ of getting the nod on election day

Dr. Pharaoh Cuffy with members of the South East football team after winning the 2019 Premier Division Leaugue

Medical doctor, Pharaoh Cuffy who will, later this week, be officially declared as the United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for Morne Jaune Riviere Cyrique constituency, has expressed confidence that he will win that seat.

Dr. Cuffy told DNO recently that given his association with the young sportsmen and women in the constituency, he is confident that his entry into politics will bear good fruits among the sports men and women alike and others in the constituency.

A Cuba-trained medical doctor, Cuffy has been a member of the Sagicor South East Football Club since its formation. He also played national football for Dominica for many years.

“The young people in the community see me as a role model and a mentor and I intend to work with them as I did in football, to see the constituency move to higher heights,” Dr. Cuffy stated. “I ask them now to give me that very support and more, in the political arena.”

He continued, “In the coming weeks, we will be stepping up our campaign and visibility in the constituency. That is very important so the people can know your plans and strategies in moving the constituency forward and improve their lives.”

Dr. Cuffy’s medical experience includes working in the Accident & Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), lecturing at Ross University and serving, on several occasions, as the medical doctor for the under 17 and under 20 national football team . He also has a private practice.

“Sports has been on the back burner of this government for the past years. We want to take sports further in Dominica and this constituency whereby, I want to ensure that those with the sporting talent can earn a living through sports,” he stated.

The Grand Fond-born Cuffy was part of the victorious South East football team that won the 2019 Dominica Football Association (DFA) 2019 Premier Division Football Championship and played a major part in the team’s victory in the final.

On polling day, the UWP hopeful will face Gretta Roberts, the Dominica Labour Party’s (DLP) new candidate for Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique and he says he is ready for the challenge.

“I am confident that the people come election day; will give me that nod to lead them in the Dominica parliament as I have been doing in football,” he said.

Dr. Cuffy is married to Dr. Charlotte Jeremy Cuffy who is also a medical doctor and the couple has two children.

His official declaration as a UWP candidate will take place on Friday May 17 at Grand Fond.

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29 Comments

  1. Joseph John
    May 15, 2019

    When reading the write up on Dr Cuffy I can say that he is educated,married with a family of 4 and was involved in his community (sports), but all I have on the uwp candidate for Penville is his name. The candidate to replace Skerrit as PM with Linton as President. Great plan, great scam. I wonder what Edison James and Letang has to say about the quid pro quo promise.

  2. Former Cricketer
    May 14, 2019

    What a good team boy! I must give UWP credit for assembling such a good team for FREE! Skerrit paid his candidates a lot of money to run for him and at the end of the day their job is to work for Skerrit and not for Dominica.
    As a former cricketer I compare Skerrit’s team to the IPL, where franchises are able to buy some of the best players around the world to play for them, even though that destroys small countries like West Indies that cannot afford to pay big money to players they developed. So those of you laborites that criticized Gayle, Pollard, Bravo, Narine, Russell and others and blame them for the demise of West Indies cricket, I hope you all realize that exactly what Roosevelt Skerrit is doing to our country.

  3. STRAIGHT SHOOTER
    May 14, 2019

    At this time we need a REAL doctor that we can call to our bedside at midnight. Sorry teacher Regretta but if you had done your job properly there is no way Skerrit would stay in office for 20 yrs destroying our country and, there is NO way you teacher Regretta would join Skerrit and Melissa in their nonsense. I really love and respect you but your decision to align yourself with Roosevelt, Melissa, Blackmore, Reggie and Ian, has really destroyed my trust and confidence in you. To me to see you join Skerrit and his crew really confirms the truthfulness of the passage found in 1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

  4. allshalleat
    May 14, 2019

    All the way with Doctor cuffy. :lol:

  5. KaliNeg
    May 14, 2019

    Anyone with a right thinking mind will not and should not vote for the one-man rogue regime prime mistake after 20years of incompetence and bad governance! The one-man rogue regime prime has disqualified himself with the sacking of 13 candidates including eight ministers. If those 13 sacked didn’t perform,it means he the one holding leadership is a failure! When any sports team fail, the first to go are the heads! As a matter of fact,no political leader and party should be allowed to hold power for 20 years, especially when they can’t perform! Vote the one-man rogue regime prime mistake out!!! Clemo has caused the one-man rogue regime to become irrational, headache on him!!!

  6. Free
    May 14, 2019

    Mr really looking like Pharoah boi.. mama

  7. Iamanidiot
    May 14, 2019

    Congrats Dr Cuffy, a real Dr that earned his title, not no Dr that was handed to someone just because they said 15 words on a mic.

    • Galileo
      May 15, 2019

      It is really sad that you all keep pursuing these petty issues. Grow up and deal with mature issues. People are given honorary doctorates all the time for service to humanity. How will you respond when Mr Linton becomes primeminister and he is so recognized for his expected good work.
      I remembered talking about leaving this handsome business alone. Now look you all are talking about Clement Marcellin is handsome. Focus on issues. Quit these infantile arguements.

  8. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 14, 2019

    Things gonna be better with GRETTA! in Grand Fond.
    And you can’t be bent with KENT! in La Plaine.
    Two sure seats on the EAST.
    FORWARD WITH LABOUR! The VICTORY TRAIN

    • Labor power
      May 16, 2019

      Kid on the block, you better go find work to do. As a big labour party supporter over the years am encouraging every Dominican to vote against DLP. You look around the southeast for example not one good thing to talk about. IVOR N Petter St Jean was in power n nothing was accomplished. Now you guys bringing Kent and Gretta, worst n to bad.. Is now southeast finish… So to everyone please vote uwp… Forget about The kid on the block with his old talk… KOTB go cool out your head garcon.. Never me with labour against.. A vote for labour is a vote for skerritt, so never vote labour…
      Former DLP Stalwart now on the Uwp wining teammm. Labourites you guys know what to do.

  9. Da to de bone
    May 14, 2019

    This site I can see is ptp zuwp writers no balance

  10. carlty
    May 14, 2019

    Pharoah really think he defeating Miss Roberts? No matter what party I supporting my money on Roberts. That woman record extensive. She will perform I know for sure.

    • May 14, 2019

      Looks like if you not a Doctor you will not run for UWP the way I see it is only doctors running for that party small man don’t have a chance I wonder.

  11. Da
    May 14, 2019

    See you on Friday and again on Sunday 19 May. I will be there to let my presence be felt among the many people who are going to be there in Grand Fond and Roseau.
    This the best Team that has ever been assembled in Dominica on any political stage.
    I am not a right or left I am a Dominican who want better for my country and the time has come for Dominica to be developed under Team Dominica.

  12. Rosalie
    May 14, 2019

    Once again another real doctor who actually went to a real university for 7 years to get his real degrees.
    I know Mr. Cuffy who has been in the community for as long a I know myself. So he is true to the cause and we will give him all the support to bring this seat in Team Dominica Government when the bell is rung. You have my X
    He is not doing it for the money like other fly-by cash people.

  13. Ibo France
    May 14, 2019

    This is another excellent choice by the UWP. A political party is only as good as its candidates and UWP candidates are of superlative quality. Dominicans have a clear choice between: progressive and regressive, servant leadership and dictatorship, selflessness and avarice, good and evil. Skerrit’s mismanagement of Dominica has only led to emptiness. For the past nineteen (19) years there has been empty stomachs, empty cupboards, empty bank accounts, empty promises, empty farmlands and an empty Ross University compound. Why should one vote for emptiness? The UWP candidates bring fresh ideas and vibrancy. The DLP is bankrupt of ideas, fixated in their tired, corrupt ways. They have nothing new to offer. Vote for a new dawn, a fresh breath of clean, unpolluted air. We are just tired of the polluted politics practised by the nakedly corrupt incumbent DLP. Giving the DLP another term is like living in a house of horror for five more years. Enough is enough.

  14. TeteCarlbass
    May 14, 2019

    I cannot see the youth of the Grand Fond Constituency not taking that opportunity to elect the doctor, especially because of his interest in Sports. I wonder how many sportsmen and women know who the present Minister responsible for sports is, or even met her. I wonder how many football, cricket, Basketball, Athletic tournaments, etc, she attended in four years. The DLP Government has shown, over the years, no interest in Sports. You don’t believe me, check the playing fields all over Dominica. Young people, Dr. Cuffy will represent you properly in the parliament.

  15. Success
    May 14, 2019

    See a humble man, always with the people on the ground. He knows their struggles and has answered the call to represent and help. they are wearing orange sports shirts people, is there an orange party? alas domniche.
    Anyways vote for Dr. Pharo this is UWP time. And Hon. Skerritt would be disappointed in you if you voted for him in the up coming election. God bless Dominica.

  16. All the way wit Gretta
    May 14, 2019

    All the way wit Teacher Gretta. our Lives will be betta wit Gretta!!!!!!
    We not goin back to opposition.

  17. super
    May 14, 2019

    Gretta will win that seat for the Dominica labour party. five more years for skeriit.

    • Success
      May 14, 2019

      No way Jose!!!!!

    • time has told
      May 14, 2019

      So is it Skerrit who will win the seat or Gretta? Because i keep hearing you all say Gretta will win Gretta winning and in the same breath you all say we voting Skerrit. Alas, unfortunately, many people dont vote based whether it is skerrit or lennox. they vote based on the candidates. So, if the system is such that Gretta become useless as it is really skerrit who will be running every constituency, then something is really wrong with our people. what is the role of a MP? just to win an election so that 1 man can rule the land? No each MP must stand as tall as the leader and not take a back seat to them. When people say 5 more years for skerrit, i say poor those other non important, non mention able party members who fought hard and worked hard to keep skerrit looking good in the eyes of the supporters.

  18. LaPlaine Observer
    May 14, 2019

    The writing is on the wall and the people of Grand Fond/ Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique have been marginalized for the past 19 years. With a staggering youth unemployment, this incompetent government is ideologically bankrupt for solutions. The RED CLINIC will not save the DLP this time.

  19. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    May 14, 2019

    one more well qualified candidate added to the Progressive team. Way to go!!

  20. kermit
    May 14, 2019

    Haha he has to the right colour shirt. That will be the colour getting the nod on election day.

    • Red or Blue Who Cares
      May 14, 2019

      Lol. Or maybe it really shows that we need to lose our foolish reactions to people wearing red and blue. After all these colours have been around long before the respective political parties. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

      • Ibo France
        May 14, 2019

        I agree. Politics is like gangsterism. The street gangs have their colors, symbols, fanatical members and their leaders. We need to look at the quality of each candidate, the philosophy of the political party, their visionary plans and commitments. We should hold their feet to the fire. When a party fails to produce; fails to keep its promises numerous times; that party should be summarily dismissed.

    • Pipo
      May 14, 2019

      Kermit, you think a football team going to win the election? Is not the saw and shoe again my little kwapo and this time is more important than colour. I voting for those I think can do best for Dominica and that is not mr Skerrit and his clan.

  21. %
    May 14, 2019

    Since after lazy Skerrit (the outgoing PM) went to Grand Fond and launched Lennox Linton instead of Gretta, many labourites have been saying that they will desert DLP’s sinking ship..Why waste your vote on a losing candidate which is what Gretta is. Skerrit failed to promote the lady, knowing fully well that it was her day . That’s really terrible!
    Good choice of candidate by the UWP.. Dr Cuffy all the way!!
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

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