Asthon Graneau hints he may not seek reelection

Ashton Graneau
Ashton Graneau

Parliamentary representative for the Salybia Constituency, Ashton Graneau, has hinted that he may not be seeking re-election when the next general election is called.

“The truth is I am seriously considering not seeking re-election,” he said at a press conference on Wednesday morning.

When questioned on his achievements and why he should earn a second term in office, Graneau said the question hinges on the assumption that he will be seeking re-election.

“Your question hinges on that I will be seeking re-election if I were to,” he stressed, “I think based on what we’ve been able to do, some of the projects that we have ongoing that needed to complete … that were done during my time.”

He stated that there are a “few new things” that were done during his tenure, “and those, I would be able to sell out.”

He spoke of ongoing projects that need to be completed and concluded that the people should be the judge of his performance.

“ I wouldn’t want to break the news so to speak, but as you know election is due in the next year or so, nine months from now, constitutionally, so in the event that I were to seek reelection, I think I would allow the people to judge me and judge my performance,” he stated.

Ashton Graneau is the brother of former Salybia MP, Kelly Graneau. He has served only one term so far and is Minister for Carib Affairs.

The Salybia constituency consists of the Kalinago Territory, Atkinson and Antrizle.

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52 Comments

  1. Native & indigenous
    February 6, 2014

    D N O where are my comments?

  2. September 16, 2013

    magwe sa dr..darroux knew what he was getting into when he get into politics he was a good doctor he should have stayed in his job .now the presure is to hard on him take what he get he think it was easy going in there under skirret . tell him to leave if the load is to heavy for him goog luck next level

  3. September 12, 2013

    first i must say i am kalinago,ashton shouldnt talk about performance because he is very far from that,we know better thats why we are going to make sanford our next palrep,he is a man and not a push around when he talks skerrit walks,cladi turn turn to shine,we know you will stand for us and not bend your head we love you

  4. magwe sa
    September 12, 2013

    All u Dominicans too ungrateful!!! All u want everything and never satisfied!!!Every day Dr Darroux office is filled with ppl..the man doesnt get a chance to breathe and space to pass!!! As for all u disgruntled ppl that posting those comments, thats how u all will remain…DISGRUNTLED!!!!!

    • T
      September 12, 2013

      Which Darroux? I know is six of one half a dozen in the other. TWO WASTE OF TIME.

  5. 100% Dominican
    September 12, 2013

    Hmmmmmm, I read this and I sense that Graneau is being pushed out because there is a feeling that he will not be able to succeed. He seems to be tempted to say something because he realizes that the intention is to have him removed and that the decision is from the highest levels of his party. He seems afraid though that if he speaks out may be biting his nose off to spite his face. So he seems to be rocking……..be a MAN Graneau and speak out!!!

    • ?
      September 12, 2013

      I DO NOT THINK THAT THE SUPREMO WANTED HIM IN 2009.How he contested I do not know. But those days in Dominica is not constituents who ask for representatives, its supremo….OH MY! OH MY!

  6. Papa Dom
    September 12, 2013

    Don’t beat up on the guy too much. The question put to him was a silly one. All he is saying is that I would answer that question if I were seeking re-election and then I will spell out my achievements. What I see in this is that the man has already decided to leave and wool stay there to complete his term so that he can get his pension and gratuity.

  7. BRAIN DAMAGE
    September 12, 2013

    Ashton the Ship is sinking. Every one of you must evacuate immediately.

  8. John Paul
    September 11, 2013

    Mr. Graneau is a Classical broomstick of Skeritt .Imagine He won Sanford.But all that is over now People have to vote for their Parl rep not a broomstick or for Skeritt

  9. Massacre
    September 11, 2013

    Good for you Asthon. Leave them low and dry. out with the old in with the new.

  10. St.Aroma
    September 11, 2013

    There are more in the top DLP ranks who want to jump ship or leave this Tony and Skerro administration but they are waiting for the right time. Asthon did the right thing ,because a man can only seat by for so long and see corruption destroy his country.
    Give a next political party a chance to run the affairs of the land.

    • ?????
      September 12, 2013

      hahaha i don’t think he is jumping ship nah i’m sure he’d love to stay on longer but the people don’t want him and he is very aware of it.

      Ashton dear just mellow on out.

  11. concerned
    September 11, 2013

    Well that’s the best thing he can do.. A big Parl Rep don’t have an email address.. Sylvanie is no better… They only help who they want to…they are all incompetent in that carib affairs office/ ministry whatever it is….

    • my point is
      September 12, 2013

      one thing i do know is that she can do the work, she has been doing it so i’m pretty sure she can handle it however claudius sanford is her first cousin (two sisters children) i’d just hate to see politics divide families.

    • fact.
      September 12, 2013

      say what you may but the fact is Sylvanie Green Burton is one of the hardest working women from Kalinago Territory today.

  12. Neg Mawon
    September 11, 2013

    More to come, jus watch!!!

  13. September 11, 2013

    i am a strong supporter of the labour party in the petite savanne constituency but the current parl .rep and minister is confuseing constituents by conconsistently making statement over and over that he is not seeking relection we need him urgenly to announce publicly on radio or tv wether he is running or not running the up coming general election on a labour party ticket

    • made in dominica
      September 12, 2013

      im from your neighbor village and the next parlrep will be from bagatelle

  14. PASLM 23
    September 11, 2013

    u have served, if you so desire to pass on the baton, is up to you. but keep your head high and know that the Kalinago people have received tremendous attention by the government

    • native & indigenous
      February 6, 2014

      Like stealing our U S $10 million dollars funded by the late president Chavez,and Ashton saying nothing, failed our territory capacity project of 8.5 million dollars funded by the C D B , gave free housing to black man loving kalinago women in the territory forced integration and assimilation, never raised a finger as it relates to the rights of the indigenous people of ouitoucoubouli. what are you trying to talk about? we know better than that.

  15. Salybia LYO
    September 11, 2013

    Very, very, very good riddance. The Kalinago people have absolutely no sense of direction today. They are like a lost ship on the ocean.
    They say one thing today, they do something entirely different tomorrow.

    • native & indigenous
      February 6, 2014

      good point especially under the present chief and parl rep.

  16. Anonymous
    September 11, 2013

    next parl. rep. Sylvani Burton

    • Anonymous
      September 11, 2013

      She should have been in the first place.

      • indigenous
        February 6, 2014

        no problem we waiting

  17. PEACE
    September 11, 2013

    I agree same situation with the representative from Petite Savanne .All he does is travel and cannot explain anything. I made a mistake once and will not do it twice.Now is BLUE in our constituency

  18. Good-to-go
    September 11, 2013

    According to Chubby of Midnight Groovers:

    “Moi ka poi duvant avant duvant poi moi!”

  19. September 11, 2013

    Jumping ship?
    :-)

  20. Anonymous
    September 11, 2013

    Good for you Mr. Graneau. I wish the parl rep for Petite Savanne would follow suit and make that announcement too. I helped vote him in, now I’m ready to vote him out! What a waste of time!

    • >>>>>>>>>>
      September 11, 2013

      As for that one from Petite Savanne. This Darroux is the worst Parl Rep the Caribbean has ever seen. The man is just a pure waste of time. HE PASSING ON A VEHICLE, GLASS WOUND UP, AND YOU DON’T KNOW IS HIM.But that is good for the people.

    • Anonymous
      September 12, 2013

      All u Dominicans too ungrateful!!!!! I have seen it with my own eyes….Everyday people from the constituency fulling up the man office…he not getting time to breathe and space to pass!!!!! Weh Dominicans…..all u just cannot be satisfied!!! i want to know when all u disgruntled ppl will stop talking!!!

  21. Lance
    September 11, 2013

    Skerro going down all his peeps are leaving

  22. Mamize
    September 11, 2013

    As though mista was a teacher before he went into Politics.
    I sincerely hope it wasn’t English that he was teaching.
    I read this article four (4) times, and I am yet to understand what he is saying. I can probably guess what he wants to say, but that is far from he actually said.
    My Goodness, who chose this man to represent the people of Carib Territory? This was an injustice to the people

    • mahaut
      September 11, 2013

      You are not much better than he is, read line four of your statement.

      • mahaut
        September 11, 2013

        And for your information he was a teacher in the Belles area and the kids during his time as a teacher did very well. Police Officers Laurent, Nurse Durand, Head Supervisor Esprit, Nurse Hassle, NYC CMA/PT Esprit, and countless others were his students. So that is an understatement, know your facts first. Also there are two educators in the Belles district who were his students.

    • heheh
      September 11, 2013

      I will tell u what one of my friends said when we spoke of mr graneau or mr Sanford for parl rep..she said ‘is labour I voting, they can send a dog for labour up here, we will still vote it, cuz is labour we voting and is that I say. no body goin to make me change my mind’.. I was so shocked to hear this from my friend, a high school graduate..but its the sad reality that this how the people in that constituency thinks.

      • TRUE DAT
        September 12, 2013

        And you don’t think this way. Take a moment, think. uwp supporters are the worst.

    • 100% Dominican
      September 12, 2013

      He is speaking like that because he is biting his tongue. He does not know what action is best for him at this time………should he speak out or should he not? Should he walk or should he wait to be pushed? How does he defend his lack of performance?

  23. Anonymous
    September 11, 2013

    But wait this man is clueless. He cannot even point to at least one project. And another thing I thought elections are constitutionally due by May 2015?

    • Channel 1
      September 11, 2013

      @Anonymous – Maybe the man knows a particular something we don’t know about a particular date for the next election………… :lol: :lol:

      Did the chap just leak out ‘classified’ information? :lol: :lol:

  24. Big Cocot
    September 11, 2013

    I wonder if he is part of the magnificent 11 or the disgraceful 7

    • Native & indigenous
      February 6, 2014

      D N O Look at the names you are posting i am quite sure my comments do not have obscene language such as above.

  25. AA
    September 11, 2013

    @ lord help us: Come on!! who REALLY accomplished the work in the Kalinago Territory?? Reginald Austrie/Roosevelt Skerrit OR Ashton Graneau???

    Most times the poor guy was the last to know what was happening up in the KT. Ma Burton and Garnet knew more of what was going on than mister.

    I back him. Don’t seek re-election. They don’t respect you anyhow.

    • lord help us
      September 11, 2013

      @AA I guess you did not understand me at all. I did not give anyone credit for anything because they accomplished nothing. It was Mr. Skerrit that made mention of those houses he fixed which to me was more to insult the Carib people than anything else. I hope you get it.

  26. September 11, 2013

    your brother was more friendly with the people and is still with the people all now but u just come and seat in your office in town and don’t care a whot about the people aston go and sleep yu all let the pm fool u all to much he make all of you leave u all jobs and he is now kicking u all out that’s good for u all goog job pm

  27. Channel 1
    September 11, 2013

    Can anyone understand what this guy is saying?

    “A few new things”…….

    ….When asked about his achievements, he says the question hinges on whether he will be seeking reelection or not……

    But what really going on in dat country dere nuh?

    • Mamize
      September 11, 2013

      lol, I said the same thing, Tebeahs that there…

    • confused
      September 11, 2013

      very confused….don’t know what he is saying. the question hinges when he was asked about his achievements. lol

  28. lord help us
    September 11, 2013

    Boy look Margie in a party? I mean you cannot at list name one thing you accomplished? Let me help you remember some that Skerrit told us about: you built 87 brand new houses, fixed roofs, put toilets and repaired some roads according to PM Skerrit. So are you unhappy with those so-called accomplishments Mr. Graneau? I would be too if I were in your place because after 4.5 years in office, Dominican’s and the Carib people could see what UWP did for them. And bye the way, is best you resign than to get fired by the people come next election.

  29. LOL!
    September 11, 2013

    Mr. Graneau, I don’t think anyone will miss you if you were to refrain from seeking reelection.

    • Faceup
      September 11, 2013

      True 1

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