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.