Catherine Daniel outlines plans for Colihaut Constituency

Daniel (left) said she has many plans for the Colihaut constituency. Photo by DLP
Daniel (left) said she has many plans for the Colihaut constituency. Photo by DLP

Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidate for the Colihaut Constituency, Catherine Daniel has outlined a number of plans for her constituency if her party is re-elected into office.

Daniel, who was addressing supporters at a DLP rally held in Colihaut on Thursday night, promised to meet the needs of residents of that constituency.

“From Colihaut, as I spoke with different people, I heard your needs, your need for a feeder road,” she said. “I heard your need for a much needed Health Centre, you want your Health Centre constructed. I heard your cry for the erection of a police station for Dublanc. I heard about the resource Centre, I heard you want to complete that.”

She said a sporting facility is being contemplated for Dublanc.

“I heard your cry for a sporting facility, a community that nurtured in Dublanc Shane Shillingford, the community that nurtured Luan Gabriel and I think that we should be so proud of these sporting icons that we need to upgrade the sporting facility in Dublanc, complete that small pavilion and let us name it after these two icons so that our young people can see and emulate what these two icons, Luane and Shane, brought to their community,” she said.

According to Daniel, the many concerns raised by residents of Bioche will also be addressed.

“And one of your cry was for a communal sewerage disposal system. I did a little research on that and there is a little difficulty but it is not insurmountable. It can be achieved in ways but a discussion has to be made,” she said. “I cannot promise you that it will be fixed within the next two to three years but I can promise you we will listen and do the best.”

She said there will be land reform in Bioche.

“I heard your demand in Bioche for land reform because a lot of you said the villages are too small, you need expansion and we are also looking at this,” Daniel said. “I heard your plea for housing development … this we have started and will continue but we will look on the needs basis and then what I want of you people, Dublanc, Bioche and Colihaut, I would like to see that community unity, that community of love so that when we decide to help people that the help goes to those most in need first.”

Meanwhile, outgoing MP for the Constituency, Ronald Toulon, endorsed Daniel at the rally saying she is a woman who loves Dominica.

“I wish to endorse and declare my public approval for Catherine Daniel as the next Parliamentary Representative of the Colihaut constituency,” Toulon said. “A woman who loves people, a woman who loves Dominica, a woman who loves progress. Catherine Daniel provides a shoulder for those of us who are struggling.”

He said he knows Daniel personally and called on all Labourites in the constituency to vote for her.

Daniel, who is making her first run for political office, will be facing Nicholas George of the United Workers Party (UWP) in the December 8 general election.

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  1. Mathematician
    November 30, 2014

    Did I hear that Miss Daniel said in Dublanc that she will do for Dublanc Bioche and Colihaut what was not done for them in the past fifteen years? What! Miss Daniel, who was in power for these past years, You are helping the UWP cause. Your government was in office. You cannot make a difference when Skeritt said is I giving who I want to give and do not blame the Parl Rep. Only on a collective rule like Team Dominica will we get anything in Colihaut Dublanc and Bioche. VOTE TEAM DOMINICA for progress

  2. sukie bread depot
    November 30, 2014

    Dominican all u not seeing dlp leader is working c all what the man do just watch take a tour in all u country an then come back and talk as I young Dominican I can never vote Uwp one have no plan of there own all they talk but is fire and this job creation they talking bout.think before all u just say things every thing this dlp leader talk bout.he has done pick up all u last dlp manifesto they done it all now look at Uwp back den they kill the country hard to be deeping in social security how can u put them there an they talking bout they will not beg how they going to get money to take care of us in the country look at they want to remove on vat how they government workers going to get paid how think all u think ass a young man I think we Dominicans should listen both side kfm an q95 an then u go let me no Linton has no plan for the country

  3. police deyae volaiar
    November 29, 2014

    Empty promises are comfort to fools. Lady go sit down and take care of the homeless people who need help. Give a younger person a chance. You have done your part already in society. Do u have grand children? spend some time with them. Take them to church, school and the park. Have lunch with them. They will never forget the time u spend with them. Leave politics alone.

  4. November 29, 2014

    the reason colihaut is lacking so much is that they voted for a . sister daniel this time around the development of colihaut will be entrusted to superintendant nicholas george and you will be welcome to work with him if you so desire

  5. 4-cars
    November 29, 2014

    Her constituent is very small; and with China money she can buy every vote in that hamlet. With the unemployment rate low as hell, the people would be glad to sell their votes for $15.00.

  6. dublanc
    November 29, 2014

    who is this woman surely i live in Dublanc and i don’t know this woman tell this woman come better than that labour have been there for 15 long years please tell me what have they done for my constituency i,m talking Dublanc in particular not a damn thing those who can afford they gave money and materials while the less fortunate remain in poor condition so tell miss lady i,m one she can’t fool and will not fool 15 long years

    November 29, 2014

    lady looking like a real retire go take your rest

  8. welookit
    November 29, 2014

    Has going up for labour changed this mean selfish woman to a saint. My God
    who knows knows

  9. >Me Again
    November 28, 2014

    They talking like they are in Opposition
    I will call them the ruling Opposition Party.
    I wonder if the pal rep knew what he was saying when he said he endorses the new candidate.
    Where was he for the past 15 years?
    Mrs Daniel spoke like she wasnt around and she came and the people gave he a shopping list.
    Shame on Labour.

  10. Massacre
    November 28, 2014

    I still can’t believe that so many women are still supporting Skerrit after these degrading statements he made about Monelle. Shame on Miss Daniel for not parting ways with DLP and this one man show .

  11. Anonymous
    November 28, 2014

    Ms Danielle daughter is a public officer and she was on platform. HMMMMMM

    • The Eye
      November 30, 2014

      Does Miss Daniel’s daughter have a first and last name like everyone else. Just asking DNO. Delete if you wish but curios people like me will ask.

      • Nesty .
        November 30, 2014

        @ The Eye. Yes she does have a last name , but you will never find out from the political platforms , figure it out on your won or you will have to get through the grape vine.

  12. eddie wallace
    November 28, 2014

    What about Anse-A-Liane is this not part of Colihaut to. What plans do you have for this small hamlet :-D

    • 4-cars
      November 29, 2014

      She put some goats on the rocks. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  13. IF skerit WILLS
    November 28, 2014

    “ I heard your needs.. for a feeder road” she said “I heard your need for a much needed Health Centre, you want your Health Centre constructed. I heard your cry for the erection of a police station for Dublanc. I heard about the resource Centre, I heard you want to complete that.”
    Is Catherine Daniel going up as an independent candidate or the political leader of a new party she just formed? Does she understand that the people of Colihault, Dublanc and Bioche know she is going up with the same DLP and Roosevelt Skerrit that have denied them all of those things she is talking about for the last 15 years? Ms. Daniel, says “I heard you” as if to suggest that the parlrep is the reason why the needs of the people were not heard and don’t Skerrit. Catherine Daniel needs to say “If Skerrit wills” before she makes promise and we know that is against the will of Skerrit.

  14. 767
    November 28, 2014

    I have one question: when the supporters of labour know to themselves that the promises roosevelt skerrit (note the house has been dissolved therefore he is not the prime minister) makes are not all true what goes through their mind? can someone be so misguided? if lennox wins and he starts forming the fool he won’t get my vote next election we need to say wrong as seen and right as seen and to be honest skerrit has done a number of things but he has also done a number of bad things too we don’t even know what the memorandum of understanding between china and dominica are.


  15. Deborah Peters
    November 28, 2014

    phenomenal! ha ha ha

  16. Lang sal
    November 28, 2014

    I suspect Linton will make Skerrit depalay before the election! Just wait!

  17. Nevevson st jean
    November 28, 2014

    Bull crap i totally agree with u .it seems like thesepeopl dont have any memory

  18. J
    November 28, 2014

    This is a little disturbing. How long has Labour been in office? Why weren’t these plans put into action 5 or 10 years ago? I’m just a little confused here. Please think and ask questions people. Labour Party supporters should be a offended because apparently if you voted them into power twice why is there still so much to do? Your ‘leaders’ are giving you false hope, empty promises and bribing you with free alcohol and perishable free items because they think that’s all it takes to win your vote. You’re their puppets and if you can’t see through their scheme well you are clearly what your leaders think you are… Less than smart. Ponder on that.

    • Channel 1
      November 29, 2014

      @J – I heard Miss Daniel talking about fixing the only pavilion that is in the park in Dublanc. Aye y’all, this place has been in dismal shape for most of this government”s 15 years and nothing has been done by them to fix it.

      All of a sudden, elections around the corner and they realize that oh yes, there’s a pavilion in the park in Dublanc that needs to be fixed so let us say we going to fix it.


      Colihaut, Bioche and Dublanc people, is that the kind of terrible, lazy, incompetent government all you want?

  19. concerned
    November 28, 2014

    Question who was the person being lunched at colihaut last evening wasn’t it miss Daniel?
    I heard Her Leader Mr.Skerrit mentioned Lenox Linton’s name during his speech at least 30 to 50 times and is not the first time he has been doing that is like he is obsess with Linton’s name.
    Will someone tell Mr. skerrit stop focusing on Linton and speak of his development plans for the country and stop telling each constituency that when labour wins it is their turn for development. his writers of his speeches must revisit what they wrote previously.

    • Red 2 Blue
      November 28, 2014

      Its obvious that the answer to all our problems is LENNOX LINTON
      Lennox and UWP ALL THE WAY!!!

  20. Protect our women
    November 28, 2014

    Catherine needs to articulate more. I am very disappointed in her platform presentation. I know Catherine and i know she can do much better than this. Come on Aunty Catherine time to get to the firebrand you can be

    • drone
      November 28, 2014

      This is who she truly is. She loves to talk and dominate casual conversations but put her out to tell the same thing in a ccoherent, articulate setting and it’s sheer misery. All the pump n circumstance it’s a cover up. I remember my former high school teacher mauling this woman up at a forum. She had no idea what hit her and to this day yet to respond. She enjoys speaking on things she’s clueless about. Ma Daniel is all show that’s why people in education just ignore her and laugh at her back.

  21. Truth be Told
    November 28, 2014

    I have great respect for Ms Catherine Daniel as a friend and as a professional. It is nice to see that she has heard the needs and cries of the people of her constituency to deliver what the Labour Party has failed to deliver to them in the past 15 years! I have no confidence in the Dominica Labour Party to deliver but Catherine Daniel is no Gloria Shillingford, she will fight the PM if she has to for her to deliver for her people. She could even get rid of him!

    • oh lawd
      November 29, 2014

      Your mind told u that eh…so even if she fights. at the end of the day in another DLP admin the PM will most likely be the minister of finance again. So even if she kicks up dust until it all most clogs her airway and the PM decides he is not signing of on a project, what is her next move? Kick up more dust?

    November 28, 2014

    Bull Crap please take your time to write and read before posting your comments. The world is reading your comments. :mrgreen:

  23. smh
    November 28, 2014

    “From Colihaut, as I spoke with different people, I heard your needs, your need for a feeder road,” lady who has been in power for 15 years? You want to be elected to fix what your government didn’t for 15 years?

  24. Anonymous
    November 28, 2014

    What a remarkable woman. I know for sure that she will definetly fulfill the needs of the people. Its a person like Ms Daniel we need. Gentle, kind, warm at heart and wonderful.

    • Wellll
      November 28, 2014

      What you say ? a remarkable woman ? you must be sleeping under rocks . She has passed the age or retirement and refuses to step down so another unemployed person can get a job, instead she is there on contract with DLP . You know how many people have come to her from the country side after 3 for CXC results and to register and she turned her back on them and tell them come back tomorrow? ,. I would say much ,much more but DNO will not publish my comments.

      • rainbow
        November 28, 2014

        you are so right. Too much to say

      • Nesty
        November 28, 2014

        I know too well.

    • rainbow
      November 28, 2014

      Awa/ you don’t know the lady

  25. blog
    November 28, 2014

    All these concerns that the residents/constituents has raised to this woman, does she realise that her party has been in power for 15yrs and they have obviously neglect the people of Colihaut. What makes her believe she can make a difference? It’s not about the parl rep with this dlp, it’s the dictator who controls what happens. The people of Colihaut cannot continue to vote for Skerrit. Team Dominica will address your concerns and bring much needed change and development to your constituency. Even a blind man can see through the dlp.

    • Boo
      November 30, 2014

      desperate people will do and say anything to remain in power.Even worship the DEvil

  26. DC
    November 28, 2014

    What a phenomenal woman! Ms. Daniel, you have paved the way for many of our successful adults today. You gave children hope, during the 80’s, when the system denied many of a bright future. Today, we have USE, which is very timely! Ms. Daniel, you will be rewarded on December 8th. May the Almighty bless you!

    • rainbow
      November 28, 2014

      for the sake of Dominica I hope not.

  27. Bull Crap
    November 28, 2014

    You guys make me is it that everyone going up all of a sudden know everything thats needed..where have you guys been with all these ideas all these all only know what you constituency needs now?.. Even more disturbing is that Dominicans fall the the same stuid trick every election

    • Anonymous
      November 28, 2014

      This is the same thought running through my mind as I read that. SMH

  28. Pure Trouble
    November 28, 2014

    workers done lose already! Labourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Power! Skeritt for PM and Linton for AM

    • Bishop
      November 28, 2014

      Pure trouble or pure ignorance.

      November 28, 2014

      Not only [email protected] Pure Trouble, Labour double power will bring us to victory on Dec 8, 2014.

    • ahah
      December 1, 2014

      I agree Linton for AM to work to develop this country, he is transparent, the light of day (AM). Skerrit for PM he does things in the dark, the population or his cabinet has no idea, of so many shady things he needs to go sleep in the PM

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