Denise Charles brushes aside ‘rumors’ of not seeking re-election

Supporters of Denise Charles hold placards with her photo on them

Parliamentary representative for the Soufriere/Scotts Head/Gillion/Pointe Michel constituency Denise Charles has brushed aside what she coined as “rumors” that she will not be contesting the next general elections.

That seat became vacant when Ian Pinard of the governing Dominica Labour Party (DLP) became embroiled in a court matter and resigned as MP.

Charles then contested that seat in a by-election on a DLP ticket and whipped her United Workers Party (UWP) rival Higgs Adams in a two-way contest.

She amassed 1,342 votes to Adams’ 560. Since then, she has been very active in the constituency.

Speaking at a recent DLP function in Pointe Michel, Charles said she wanted to clear the air.

“To some of those who have said and are saying that I will no longer be contesting – I don’t like to deal with rumours – but let me make it abundantly clear since my chairperson asked me to clear the air, that this child descendant from Pointe Michel will only retire when the people tell her to so do.”

As she made that announcement party supporters shouted and clapped saying “you are not going nowhere.”

Charles praised the work of the DLP government in the constituency and said much more will be done including the dredging of the ravines in the Pointe Michel constituency which caused death and widespread destruction during the passage of Hurricane Maria.

“We have much to be thankful for, I love you and God bless you,” Charles said to loud applause from faithful party supporters.

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30 Comments

  1. New Town
    May 11, 2018

    Leave my girl , Leave DLP.

  2. Johnnie Boy
    May 10, 2018

    I am from the village of Pointe Michel i am not a supporter of the DLP but i must confess that Denise tried hard after Maria to give us some level of normalcy in the constituency .There is still alot to be done and i do hope that it will be done sooner rather than later . I would really like her to focus on the ravines both ravines the one at L’autre Bord and the other at Siboulie. Not only to dredge but to get funding to build proper defense wall.

  3. Roseau South
    May 10, 2018

    Denise , I know are feeling the pain of your constituents and want to do more for them. But you are now seeing that this new DLP and Skerrit are not the people you thought they were. So I advise you to go with your conscience and leave these guys alone. There are many who will still be in your corner.
    Skerrit and then are not about developing Dominica.

    • Ibo France
      May 10, 2018

      Roseau South, your wish for Denise to switch will never materialize. Money not service is what drives these people. No morally upright person would ever work hand in glove with an inveterate liar. So Roseau South , Denise is hopelessly compromised by her adoring reverence for her unscrupulous leader and his docile disciples.

  4. Rubbish Government
    May 10, 2018

    Another of Skerrit’s “deadbait” MPs who is so boring / uninteresting in conversation that she is not worth the
    bother, talking to her.

    • Me-Aloe
      May 10, 2018

      You lie :lol: Maybe she did not pay your the attention your were seeking. Alas, poor pity

  5. Laborrr
    May 9, 2018

    Denise just making promises for true and passing straight with black glass up. Skerro we want a new person in lapwette send Sonya up for us and all of us will vote

    • May 10, 2018

      As the saying goes, put a pig in a palace it will still be a pig. Denise used to walk on you guys before being in politics, this woman is full of herself, she wanted you guys votes started playing nice girl and you guys fall for it, so take what you guys get, if she was a competent person her lover would have given her a ministry to run, there’s more to come period

  6. Roy Williams
    May 9, 2018

    Expect million of Dollars to be spent in the Point Michel constituency, by the DLP, in the coming weeks and months, prior to the general elections. The people of the Point Michel constituency want a real Doctor, not one like Skeritt, to hold his Stethoscope in one hand and a Saw in the other. :lol:

  7. May 9, 2018

    Who cares?? She is just one of Skerrit’s puppet, I’m not expecting anything from her :-D :-D

  8. Brutus
    May 9, 2018

    What happened when Julian Prevost won the Mahaut seat and did not have a ministrg

  9. Channel 1
    May 9, 2018

    Aye Denise, tell me nuh, why Skerrit did not make you the Minister for the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal instead of Joseph Isaac?

    • Johnnie Boy
      May 10, 2018

      Channel 1 Denise salary and benefits are much more at Petro Carib than being a minister , don’t take my word for it do your investigation.

  10. Don
    May 9, 2018

    What is her Portfolio in the DLP government? Since the bi-election is like she disappeared into think air. Skerrit reshuffled his cabinet and she was not considered for any meaningful post so what’s up pretty girl?
    Do you think you are taken for granted? Just asking sweetie……

    • Da Girl
      May 10, 2018

      Take off that green cloak.. It does not become you. Denise has been very active in her constituency (she did not disappear into thin air). Stop listening to propaganda and rumors. Go into the community, knock on some doors and ask your questions.

  11. Man bite dogs
    May 9, 2018

    Once again the Blue monkeys up to their dirt lies and fake News tell dirty face Rijock to come up with something else better we waiting, Also you Linton and your sickening so-called party is on it way out, come in Ms /Mrs Sapphire Carrington, I’m sick of seeing that ugly face of Linton!!

    • viewsexpressed
      May 10, 2018

      What or who are you; a Monkey or someone who a man who bites dogs………why would you stoop so low and bite dogs? Have you got no brains that you can engage yourself in meaningful debate. Everytime some doggish behaviour from your Labour Party corrupt/bobol labour group passes your way you bark woof woof from your corrupt labour party window veranda. I wonder what they feed you with?
      Come on guy, wipe the dirty Dog off your Man, (if you are a real man) and rise to the tasks of promoting good governance and saving our country from these political dogs who send you out to bark at anything that is said and passes your way. You are like the “Man Dog…” that is caged in the window of the rotten Reed Labour corrupt House and barks as we intellectuals pass by to save and take this ailing poverty stricken island away from your barking corrupt masters. Wake up from the dog (woof…woof) mentality and be a real Man, a man with common sense and not a boom boom fly.
      You need to stop barking

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        May 10, 2018

        viewsexpressed, Did you take your medication for today?

      • Ibo France
        May 10, 2018

        Viewexpressed, the dog meat ‘man’ is incapable of learning anything. The ‘man’ is mentally imbalanced. He has too much estrogen and too little testosterone. He snaps at every critic of his bellicose leader and tries to ingratiate himself with the PM. Take special note of the words he often uses. They match his character to perfection. (idiot, idiotic, dumb, dirty, foolish, stupid, ugly, dunce,). If people from the outside were to read his comments alone, they could easily conclude that Dominica is an intellectual desert.

      • Me-Aloe
        May 10, 2018

        @viewsexpressed….so long you and your fellow party people complaining and yet you all can show nothing to impress your friends /followers. Maria was an opportune time to come out and show Dominica that you are there for her but instead you all were MIA for a while. EXcellent on being on the defensive with words whenever a DLP supporter posts something on here.

    • Massacre
      May 10, 2018

      Some of the people you are calling Monkeys are also your family members. So what does that make you? Dominica is too small for this kind of ignorant talk

      • Man bites dogs
        May 11, 2018

        @ Ibo France, And the rest of you rat bags Workers calamity clowns, I’m fighting for my country Dominica ,Because i have pride for my beloved Dominica, I will never ever be a traitor like some of you Rat scumbags trying desperately to destroy my home land, make no mistake i will fight to the end to defend my Dominica, with my British military training.

  12. marie-claire R Skerrit
    May 9, 2018

    This woman is a disgrace on man kind. But dow worry..

    • Silver fox
      May 9, 2018

      Why she took your man away from you?? Or is it because you are useless, just asking.

  13. Zor Sot
    May 9, 2018

    Dredging the Devine….. when TS Erika passed you all did NOTHING…. you all saw what that ravine could have done but stood idly by and did NOTHING!!!!! What do you think dredging the ravine is going to do when raging water start flowing again…. give dem people a DAM WALL!!!!

    Dominicans just too sot and will shout hooray to see if they will get a little 500 here or there from Skerrit and his cronies and not try to secure themselves!!!!

    But hold up….. only now they going to dredge the ravine???? This village was hit the hardest and 3 weeks before hurricane season is when they decide to do something to secure them fools that say shouting she ain’t going nowhere. Denise continue to ignore them fools. What they get they will take.

  14. John Jay
    May 9, 2018

    Tell us in what way she is active in the community , some of the village she just passing with her glass window up in her AC and not finding from her constituents what’s their NEEDS.

    • Love U more
      May 9, 2018

      As usual it’s all lies from the desperate opposition. Tell us why Mr. **** has taken residency in Pt. Mitchell. Ms. Charles we are satisfy with your performance. :lol: 8-O

      • Da passports
        May 9, 2018

        You mean you’re satisified? Sad thing is, I’m pretty sure you’re a grown man or woman and still using fullstops as commas.

    • KID ON THE BLOCK
      May 9, 2018

      J J are you really serious when you refer to – “finding out from constituents what’s their NEEDS”?
      Shame on you, You should have directed this to your Opposition Leader, the one in Salisbury, the one in Grand fonde, the one in Roseau North, the one in Roseau South and the one in Wesley instead of pointing fingers at Denise.
      Ask the UWP and the UWP pal reps what have they done for their constituents or even try to find out their needs after Hurricane Maria.

      • viewsexpressed
        May 10, 2018

        This Kid on the Block, I wonder How old he/she is. It appears that this Kid needs to be nurtured and moved from the block to a place where that Kid can be educated of clean politics like we in the UWP promote and campaign for.
        Why do you ask this silly question about the what has the UWP Parl. Reps done for their constituents. Well in absence of the cash, unlike the thievery of the states cash distributed to your corrupt labour group all over, the UWP under decency in leadership and governance has been talking to all Dominicans including yourself of good governance, trust in states money and get ready to kick you corrupt bobolist Labour government out of office who has betrayed us and abuse and continue to abuse states funds. Your thinking of politic and governance is very low, at illiteracy stage. What can you expect when you have a very low and inept PM in Skerrit and his and yours corrupt Labour party Govt. Grow up, follow the clean politics run away from Skerrit and corrupt…

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