Denise Charles tipped to replace Pinard in Soufriere constituency

Charles (right) during Pinard's resignation address
Charles (right) during Pinard’s resignation address

Reports are surfacing that Denise Charles has been tipped to contest the Soufriere constituency on a Dominica Labour Party ticket in the upcoming by-election following the sudden resignation of former MP, Ian Pinard.

Pinard resigned earlier this week citing allegations leveled against him.

No one was named to take his place but he said the would have a say in selecting his replacement.

Several party hacks in the constituency have told DNO that Charles is presently being seriously considered to contest the seat.

However, it appears that no final decision has been made, at least for now.

Charles, from Pointe Michel, was part of Pinard’s campaign team before the 2014 general election.

She is a director at the AID Bank and the Public Works Garage.

DNO is following this unfolding development and will publish information when it becomes available.

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  1. Dominica massive
    May 1, 2016

    It seems to me most of the remarks are personal allegations against this whispered woman candidate concerning contesting for DLP.Do you know that the same folks who stared the DLP in 1955 are the same ones who started the DFP in 1968. Politics is a crafted science.Many people break ranks in the political arena for specific reasons.The politics of hate and jealously is destroying Dominica at an alarming rate.All political parties has their strength and weakness as anything on this globe.Mankind seem desperate for power at any course not realizing the foot prints in the sand.A party can become popular because of an existing situation that`s unpopular. Many party leaders broke ranks with the former party for some reason that they seems not comfortable to take anymore.Many times its because of money and not principle.So where does the finger pointing begins.The type of language used on social media attacking people must be discontinue.It does matter which party you support .RESPECT

  2. freedom till I die
    April 30, 2016

    Freedom help Labour remove UWP and is only freedom that can help UWP remove “mal twavaiye labour”

  3. Dawn of Justice
    April 30, 2016

    So u all treating Pinard after he worked so hard for skerrit, Aye las magway sah

  4. Eyes Reader
    April 30, 2016

    The look in Denise’s eyes as she watches Ian grieve: “Garcon hurry up ehn with your crocodile tears. I want to begin my reign.” People don’t be fooled read those eyes.

  5. April 30, 2016

    If you are not a people’s person then politics is not for you.

  6. 6 and 1/2 a dozen
    April 29, 2016

    What is the amount of debt owed by Skerritt’s DLP Gov’t to Petro Caribe at present? On whose side is that woman? She has said nothing against the sexual abuse of minors. Nothing up to now. Her priority, her interest is to try to win a seat by all means possible.

    Our children will continue to face hell and damnation, further abuse, with such women not caring whether the Sexual Abuse ACT remains unamended, and perpetrators go Scot free.

    Check out that appropriate song below That’s the beauty of music.

    • 6 and 1/2 a dozen
      April 30, 2016

      How much outrage have our women displayed when it comes to child sexual abuse? If our women are more serious and advocate strongly and take decisive action against sexual abuse of minors, they could force Skerritt and his DLP Govt to amend the sexual Offences Act pronto, tomorrow.

      Check our latest Dominica Commissioner of Trade and Investment, given a diplomatic passport by Skerritt. Due diligence my foot. That is the corruption, among many, many others, facts to show, some women defending.

  7. Goodwill
    April 29, 2016

    Where is the Freedom Party when you need it? \”Good Leadership for a Prosperous Dominica. These were the best days of Dominica during the 1980\’s. Many of the so called ministers today are who they are now because of the DFP. Some of the Freedomites are weak and have given there souls for a penny.
    When I see some of my former Young Freedom Movements colleagues , they bow their heads in shame, because they know that we should have remained loyal to DFP and build and what was left for us.
    It is not too late since we still have some guys like Bosso, who keeping the DFP flag flying high. A revival of some sort will good to attend. The strength of the hearts and minds are stronger than the money that we do not have today.

  8. millions to waste
    April 29, 2016

    Dollars rolling, 18 contracts for Erica works, we no longer waiting for the ‘big money’ from the big country that we were promised? Domnik nou sot.
    Go ahead,vote them in, just hoping the 18 projects don’t stop the same week of the election, and those of you that fix all you toilet and patch roof with village council riches hope the toilets will never block again and the front door don’t fall off next.

  9. Proud Dominican
    April 29, 2016

    Tell me who she will be representing. She can”t represent women nor Children. If she is truly the woman then DLP is double standard.

  10. Massacre
    April 29, 2016

    For how this DLP has treated women ,I am surprised how some women are still allowing themselves to be associated with these guys. It is clear that they do not respect women.

    • AAGabriel
      April 29, 2016

      The money, it’s all about the money. They are happy to sell their soul for it and more…

    • Original Mahaut Man
      April 29, 2016

      Can you give me an example how the DLP treats women.

  11. never
    April 29, 2016

    the Freedom Party should enter the race

    • Original Mahaut Man
      April 29, 2016

      Can youtell me what did freedom party did for us in Mahaut?

  12. anuda WESLEY ????NO WAY DENISCE
    April 28, 2016

    I will not vote my DLP if she is the Candidate–i am seeing another Teacher Glo scenario slamming us in the face again . D woman doesn’t talk to people and d PM wants to chook mamzel down people throat . Ian was a humble and loving MP and he was with toute moon and she is quite different/ opposite.
    PM it seems like you not listening to people and allu just handpicking candidates …Go on the freaking ground and listen to the people and let us decide from a list of persons- if not then..kwapo will smoke d pipe again just like Wesley – no seat is certain – allu forget Newtown last election – it was in d bag we until……………Let us choose!.

    April 28, 2016

    Toot UWP ci zor fachez allay Sucey sel. Allay check sa ka fet au party zor.

    • May 2, 2016

      Kid on the Block, UWP supporters are not the ones suceying Sel take look at my Dominica today under your labour party administration, take a look at all the communities/villages and also the citizens of Dominica, Kid on the block Labiurites are sucking more salt than UWP supporters, now than PAPI supporters, and more than Freedom Supporters, there are four parties in Dominica, you little Tommy Talker, keep on singing for your supper, keep on singing for your hand out etc. I would like to inform you that there are a lot of rowrow taking place in the Labor Party Camp Kid, there is a lot of juboom going
      on there also there are many in the Labour Camp talking outside the Camp,
      expressing there dissatisfaction with Skerrit, how controlling he is, not giving them the opportunities to address their constituencies the way they would like
      too, they cannot run their ministries without Skerrit interference, they need his
      permission to keep meetings etc, go do your homework, all about…

  14. H
    April 28, 2016

    all u doh see Dr. Skerritt doh want strong willed professeionals around him that can challange him….he prefer young ….. who will be his YES SIR ADVOCATORS.

  15. Anonymous
    April 28, 2016

    I hope the Domimica Freedom Party will be
    Contesting the bye election in this constituency
    Win or loose we should give it a trial this will just
    be the beginning for the DFP

    • April 29, 2016

      Freedom Party cannot be trusted anymore, after voting Freedom Party a few years ago, and betraying the supporters who did not want to vote Labour, taking our votes and joining hands with Labour this was very disrespectful to my families and myself and the other supporters. The same corruption Freedom Party gave for merging with the Labour Party is in their faces lefft, right and Center today, sleeping and waking up with corruption, Not forgetting that Charlo was Freedom, Skerrit was Frefom, Colin was Freedom Ronald on Kairi was Freedom, Sonia Williams Freedom Ossie the Chief Registrar was Young Freedom and the list goes on, Freedom Party/Young Freedom Movement hijacked the
      Labour Party and calling themselves Labour, Freedom , Party need to apologize to we the supporters in order to build our trust again, also not forgetting that the Minster from Mahaut who is part and parcel of the corruption who is his mother in law, Freedom Party is the reason Labor take over Soufiere, convince…

      • Massacre
        April 29, 2016

        Bernice , while I agree with you and most of the things you said about how these former Green jackets hijacked the DLP and turned it into what it is today. You should also remember that there are still many of us who remained loyal to the old Ms. Charles and Brian Alleynne DFP. Our ideals are still the same. Mr. Johnson Boston of Mahaut is of that caliber that I talking about. He has never sold out, I pray one day him or his colleagues will get the chance to bring back the glory days of Freedom Party that we all remember it to be.
        I am still Freedom in my heart , I have not left the Freedom Party hence have not voted since 1990. Sole us continue to support DFP.

      • all you fellers boy
        May 3, 2016

        That is the problem with you people. You vote for the party and not the person representing you. You need to select the person in your area who is the best choice. As a result the party needs to select the proper people. But when idiots like you say “freedom party cannot be trusted”. Who is the freedom party now? in the next election who will be their candidates? noone can say, so how can you now say they cannot be trusted. nonsense from grown people is amazing.

  16. Omg
    April 28, 2016


  17. Omg
    April 28, 2016

    I hope finally some attention will be given to both ravins at Pte Michel. The ravins need to be dredged and retaining walls erected. People’s lives and properties are being frightened.

  18. %
    April 28, 2016

    Ian was told to do all the right things, but the same set of people told Joshua to do all the wrong things..What is more shameful is that he listened to them like a slave…

  19. April 28, 2016

    I dont care who she is, along Skerrit is boss, nothing gonna get done

  20. dissident
    April 28, 2016

    director at a failed corporation like public works?
    not even management they can hold to account.
    new faces in de DLP camp means nothing at all to me!!!!!!!!
    SAME OLD Same old!

    nobody can jump unless de supremo orders them to.
    Ian is just a joker.
    he left for health reasons in 2009 and returned in 2014.
    what happen health issues were overcome?

    As far as i am concerned DLP has a serious issue of trust!
    putting plywood and galvanize on my front door 2 weeks before election is not representation!!!!!!!

  21. viewsexpressed
    April 28, 2016

    Denise get away from this gang of politicians. Trust me , you do not want to be tainted. You are young woman, run, go get educated to lead DLP to decency. I beg you, run away from these guys , they are tainted big time. Leave those guys in their debar.

    • all you fellers boy
      May 3, 2016

      its too late lolol

  22. Dan is de man in de van
    April 28, 2016

    Don’t vote labour in the position, Dominicans if you truly care about yourselves and your family is now to prove it. Don’t vote labour into this position.. You are hearing the everyday woes from Dominicans under this Labour Party. Don’t be fooled by rum and music we are smarter than this. Take all what they give but don’t vote them back in this position.

    • Roseau
      April 29, 2016

      Labour will still win. We labourites will see to it….

      • AAGabriel
        April 29, 2016

        What’s the going rate at the moment? $100 or $150?

      • April 29, 2016

        allu sot sot sot…allu will tired beg and see mizeh doh.allu like to beg so that’s y allu will put labour back in power in Soufriere scottshead

  23. Travel Advisory
    April 28, 2016

    Ambassador Felix Gregoire would be the best choice.

    • Dominican
      April 29, 2016

      Felix Gregoire has succumbed to Skerrit’s guile also and blotted his copybook. No go!

  24. Stacey
    April 28, 2016

    I nominate Wilfie Jules from Soufriere. We do not want Denise as a candidate.

    We’ve had candidates from Scotts Head and Pointe Mitchel, we now need representation from Gallion or Soufriete . Pinard put Pointe Michel first, This woman will do exactly the same. We need someone who will give equal attention to all arts of the constituency.

  25. April 28, 2016

    Wow looks like this woman 2 to 3 jobs while some young people in Dominica are left by the road side to beg. So much of this young people are educated. Alas Mr Dr PM spread the wealth. Am not a hater, Just looking out for my people.

    • I tell You
      April 28, 2016

      That is Dominica for you. One set drawing salaries three and four different ways. There are much more qualified people with much more expertise but they don’t get it. Bravo to them, one day the good time will come to an end

      • john francis
        April 29, 2016

        she on board, plywood and concrete all over

  26. Floridian Diaspora
    April 28, 2016

    Why isn’t she wearing a red wig instead? Black hair is for normal people. Laborites do not fall in that category. I mean represent your party with your heart and soul; even with the rag on your head!!!

    • jane
      April 28, 2016

      Well I can tell you she is more intelligent than you

      • Proud Dominican
        April 28, 2016

        Go do your research and you will get the correct adjective to describe her.

      • Floridian Diaspora
        April 28, 2016

        Stop embarrassing yourself. Intelligent people don’t follow Skeritt. There is no such thing as a smart laborite. It simply doesn’t exist.

      • Tjebe Fort
        April 29, 2016

        Why? Because she wear a red wig?? A wig always there to cover something, good or bad but I prefer all natural for all to see reality and be judged accordlingly.

      • Face the Facts
        May 2, 2016

        And, it appears she is very ambitious.

    • Dominican passports
      April 28, 2016

      That I checking they not wearing enough red, they not down for the party. :lol:

  27. Dominican
    April 28, 2016


  28. D/ca to De Bone(F)
    April 28, 2016

    Hope she will now be a peoples person……….

    • April 28, 2016

      The woman too full of herself, she is not the right person to represent our constituency, she walked on us enough why give her more foot to walk on us, Denice was never and is not a friendly person, she is not peoples person material period

      • April 29, 2016

        HAHAHAHA. Well it looks like she will walk on air now.but I know for sure Soufriere and gallion better voice their opinion about getting better representation. I don’t want her to represent me and that’s for sure!!

  29. Marcus Hill
    April 28, 2016

    If she is a potential candidate, and to help the people of the constituency make a clear choice, can we have her CV posted on DNO?

    • nonamegal
      April 28, 2016

      CV?? Dominicans don’t care about CV…just shake some $100 in front of them. I have some family last election was the first time in a long time they saw crisp $100 hahaha and they havent seen any more since. Now they crying. So, yeah, no CVs just bring the EC$100’s hahaha

      • Me
        April 29, 2016

        C.V. Who needs a C.V. You can buy a doctorate in the Punjab without a C.V. so why bother.

      April 28, 2016

      Go ask Lennox to post his o DNO first.

      • Marcus Hill
        April 30, 2016

        Yes, if he is a candidate for the bye-election in the Soufriere constituency, DNO should publish his CV too.

      • April 30, 2016

        Kid on the block, I would like to know if you are alseep or blind?, kid you need to take a look at Dominica, the unemployment situation, the youths Dominica’s future generation, the roads all over the island, take a look at the level of poverty on the island, the rise in. Crime, those who fall for skerrit false promises, those he turn for having to beggars, nurse have to buy their own medital stuff, patients at the PMH having to buy their own medication, peigons dropping falling on staffs and patients on hospital bed etc etc, all under skeirrt leadership, your Fake Doctor, don’t you think that the money your skerritd paid for his fake doctorate should have been spent in Dominica/the hospital, Linton isnot the cause of the increase of crimes, poverty, hunger, beggars, corruption, selling Dominica sovereignty to crooks, fraudsters, money launderers, etc all over the Globe, What is your take on My Dominica Trade House, skerrit personal business, keep on singing for your crumbs…

  30. truth
    April 28, 2016

    good chance for soufriere scottshead ,people to teach skeritt a lesson, ,
    young people , start setting back up your future, by voting out this regime, because believe me , i know,
    There is no future for you all ,,not under this skeritt government, look at the sighns, ,they are all around you, ,and if you only say what you see, you will be victimized,
    Is that what you want for your future ?, do you decide to go back to slavery?, well you have one last chance to change it ,,cause what you do now will determin your future, remember, coming events cast shadows,.

  31. Sakway Toneh
    April 28, 2016

    Felix Gregoire is the man targeted for replacing Pinard not this lady

    • all you fellers boy
      April 28, 2016

      PAPA BondieuXXX!!! Even Worse!!!

    • viewsexpressed
      April 28, 2016

      I am not surprised at all

    • Dan is de man in de van
      April 28, 2016

      Another useless choice

  32. Positive
    April 28, 2016

    On a positive note, she will then have to resign as director from Aid bank and all the other boards the mighty PM has appointed her too. Mr. PM what about Martin Charles, don’t you have a minister position for him also. Would sure be a relief, he has been an AID Bank director for what 20 years and not very effective, free up the country bank and put in some fresh, educated persons.

    • April 28, 2016

      She worked hard for all them position the day of the election, go figure it out, this time around I will not be voting Labour for sure, too much poverty on the island, people asking to fix their farm road and they are being charged and drag in court, Ian I listened to you, you know for a fact that the constituency was never a labour stronghold, If I am not mistaken Denise Charles father represented labour and was beaten by Papa Moises, that constituent was alway a Freedom Party, yourentire familymvoted freedom, some more of themmwere the mouth piece from freedom, so making look like we the people of Soufiere always voveted labour is untrue, right now their are too much poverty on the island sewo and fete is not progress and development, I will surely take the money and vote for UWP, I voted Freedom and was betrayed by the party, I tried Labour thinking life would have been better, oh how I was so wrong, I have never seen poverty in Dominica as I am seeing today under Labor

  33. Zack
    April 28, 2016

    So does that mean that the elections are in 30 days? Now the pressure is on Joshua to resign and have the two bi- elections at the same time……..Ziwo time you’all.

  34. same old
    April 28, 2016

    Director at AID Bank and PetroCaraibe. Skerrit looks out for his own, simple as that. Nothing to do who best qualified,

  35. Greg
    April 28, 2016

    Denise is not the best Candidate for the By-election. We the People of the constituency know who the best candidate is and we will see him through. With him there is a sure victory for the DLP. Tell Denise don’t push herself too much she knows she is not the best. Lets not make it difficult people.

    • D/ca to De Bone(F)
      April 28, 2016

      You are right

    • Concern citizen
      April 28, 2016

      Dear Creg,
      So u mean to tell me with all that poverty that’s in D/ca u of all people want the Skerrit LABOUR party to continue to head D/ca,
      U don’t want to see development in ur country like all the othe island?
      Look right now they are trying to relocate Melville hall airport, after they deny the D/ca people the Jet airport which the uwp promised by purchasing the land for the runway man think twice before u vote

  36. Criminal Enterprise
    April 28, 2016

    How does a woman find it in her to replace Pinard, understanding the circumstances that led to his resignation. To make it worse Ian PInard wants to be her campaign manager? Boy we are indeed in the last days and love of money will allow us to do anything

    • just saying
      April 28, 2016

      excuse you!! what are you saying? a woman is not fit to replace ian pinard? what do you mean by “How does a woman find it in her to replace Pinard, understanding the circumstances that led to his resignation” exactly what do you mean? i don’t know this woman however if a woman wants to take the plunge i think that it is up to her,her party people and her constituency. it should matter that she is a woman

      • gangsta
        April 29, 2016

        You missed the point. this world got more man thinking woman than woman thinking woman.

    • Marcus Hill
      April 28, 2016

      That is a good campaign point for the UWP. I find women are not outraged enough by the abuse that is taking place of our young ones in Dominica!!!

  37. Anonymous
    April 28, 2016

    She may be able to do the job, but that’s a conflict of interest right there… Hmph

  38. AAGabriel
    April 28, 2016

    More Labour nepotism. That woman is a director of the AID Bank and PetroCaribe. As long as you sing Skerrits song in Dominica you are being well looked after.

  39. post commen
    April 28, 2016

    Well I hope the reunion coup will be cleansed.

  40. Doc. Love
    April 28, 2016

    That will be an easy win for farmer Delauney of Point Michel. I hope all the farmers of the Point Michel constituency support’s him. For years he has been on Q95 on the farmer’s cry fighting their battle.

    • Lorde Bor
      April 28, 2016

      Without being party bias and political, Mr. Delauney has been championing the cause of the oppressed in Dominica for quite some time. I hope he becomes truly political and gets support from a People’s Party to represent that constituency if he so desires.

    • Dominican
      April 29, 2016

      With respect I think Delauney has become too focused on religion for him to be an impartial candidate to rerresent all the constituents fairly. This why the constitution expressly bars priests and preacher from being M.P.’s.

  41. kyak kyak
    April 28, 2016

    they can bring who they want. Soufriere people know all good times finish for them. no other candidate will have a money bag, to shake, when they say they want to buy a cigarette. get work to do.

    • Kumbaya
      April 28, 2016

      Now this is what intelligence sounds like, you are so right my friend, and the PM knows this too, that’s why he gave the village council the 500,000 plus last week.

  42. &&
    April 28, 2016

    I wish you all the best. You have been a true patriot. The haters will dissect you, but be strong.

    • Proud Dominican
      April 28, 2016

      Don’t talk about what you don’t know. Push politics aside right Lets talk morals now Does a person who harbours wrong doing be a true patriot.

      • never
        April 29, 2016

        indeed, very much indeed.
        being a Labourite and being a patriot are two mutually exclusive states

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