UPDATE: Edison James still undefeated

Edison James

Former Prime Minister and incumbent Member of Parliament for the Marigot constituency Edison James has retained his seat for the United Workers Party (UWP).

James triumphed over Dominica Labour Party’s (DLP) Dayton Baptiste, according to official by-elections results.

A total of 5,000 were registered to vote for this bi-elections in both constituencies –  2,624 in Salisbury and the balance in Marigot.

Official total scores indicate that Baptiste  received 131 votes and James got 661 votes.

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69 Comments

  1. July 12, 2010

    @xmxn: Why should you respond to what you do not understand fool

  2. July 12, 2010

    @hmmm: Upgrade your glasses blind mice

  3. One Love
    July 12, 2010

    @hmmm: TRUTH

  4. hmmm
    July 11, 2010

    u kno i just noticed one thing….labourites used to rant n talk about how skerrit is cute n bluh bluh bluh with dimples n ish….buh now i look at him n i checkin huh….! skerro aint got nofin on edison james yh…truth be told loool!

  5. One Love
    July 11, 2010

    BRAVE PATRIOTIC DOMINICANS HAVE OVERWHELMINGLY DEFEATED THE PRIME MINISTER’S PLANS TO ESTABLISH A ONE-PARTY STATE WITH HIMSELF AS DOMINICA’S FIRST DICTATOR.

    On Friday July 9th 2010; the people of Salisbury and Marigot put COUNTRY BEFORE SELF and handed the Skerrit led government a resounding defeat at polls in those two constituencies. Candidates of opposition United Workers Party who had previously been technically denied access to the Parliament by the Speaker of the House; were returned with extended majorities of not less than 300 votes and in one case over 500.

    One government supporter was reported to have confirmed that the election was unfair as it had been rigged by the opposition. According to her the opposition UWP had corrupted the process and cheated the DLP out of what should have been a sure victory: A prominent senior counsel is said to be reviewing the matter before filing election petitions at the High Court in Roseau

  6. One Love
    July 10, 2010

    THAT INCREASED MAJORITY IS SIGNIFICANT —– THANK YOU LABOURITES FOR VOTING YOUR CONSCIENCE AND STRETCHING THE UWP LEAD TO NEW LEVELS….

    YOU ARE NOT ALONE MANY OTHER LABOURITES ISLAND WIDE ARE SEEING THE LIGHT LIKE YOU AND TURNING TO THE PARTY OF HONESTY INTEGRITY AND TRUE REPRESENTATION. WE ARE THERE FOR YOU —- ONE LOVE

  7. One Love
    July 10, 2010

    DLP SUPPORTERS ARE RANTING AND RAVING –STARK STARING MAD — THIS DEFEAT HAS STUNNED THEM BEYOND BELIEF —- THEY ACTUALLY BELIEVED SKERRITT WHEN HE TOLD THEM THAT THEY WOULD WIN THE BYE ELECTION — LOL LOL LOL LOL —

    AND WHILE THEY WERE BUSY CAMPAINGING SKERRO WAS IN JAMAICA PARTYING — SPENDING MORE MONEY THAN THE BYE ELECTION COST —

    CUCUMBER DID NOT GO TO HIS “WORKSHOP” TODAY—– AND BREAKING NEWS — DRUG STORES ARE REPORTING THAT WITHIN 24 HOURS THEIR ENTIRE STOCK OF PARACETAMOL TABLETS ISLANDWIDE IS FINISHED

  8. July 10, 2010

    @KissMyArrse: you are very sad looser I just want you to know that we in MARIGOT refuse to sell out our souls for a hand out we are a very hard working people and thank GOD we know right from wrong so you will have to find some other avenue to vent your shock and disbelief because ” KISSMYARRSE” you will never be able to change what just happened and frankly we do not care what you have to say, and if you happen to come to MARIGOT we will treat you with respect because that’s the kind of folks we are why dont you try it.

  9. July 10, 2010

    @possie: Read your CONSTITUTION first then try to write meaningful comments that have some substance to it and dont write for writing sake

  10. July 10, 2010

    @SMDH: I think you should get a copy of the CONSTITUTION and read it fully and if their are parts of it you do not understand ask amy high school student to explain it to you and just maybe you will get it because the two gentlemen didnt boycott without a reason.
    CONGRATULATION to the Villages of MARIGOT and SALISBURY and it’s people for doing the right thing so you can eat your heart out.

  11. possie
    July 10, 2010

    @rassulfur: 2 things u not going 2 see is uwp ever getn back in power and god face lol

  12. possie
    July 10, 2010

    @Lovencharity: now let me get this ok so u got a job
    then u say u not going 2 work so the boss that fire u is the bad one thats wat u sayn
    so u blame the pm 4 those guys not showing up to do your work and oppose the pm
    in all he try 2 do hhhhmmmmmm

  13. mac
    July 10, 2010

    THE GOVERNMENT DOING WHAT THEY WERE PUT THERE TO DO SERVE THE COUNTRY NOT ONLY THOSE THAT VOTE FOR THEM

  14. boney
    July 10, 2010

    Good job Eddie, Marigot people doh want no free house, we can build our own

  15. Sout Man
    July 10, 2010

    Can we, at least, agree on the constitutional requirement for a by-election? It is mandatory, compulsory, obligatory. Whenever a seat becomes vacant, a by-election must be called. A seat becomes vacant when an elected parliamentarian dies, resigns, is jailed or misses three consecutive sittings of the House of Assembly without being excused by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, who happens to be Mrs. Alix Boyd-Knight, at this point in time. The Prime Minister, who is Hon. Roosevely Skerrit, at this point in our history,is ogligated to call the by-election after consulting with the President. That’s not a question of, if he wants or maybe he should, but who will get vex. Umm umm! No if, but or maybe; he bound to, as we like to say in D/A.

    So why accuse the Speaker and the PM of wasting time and money for doing their job as required by the constitution? Hon. Norris Prevogt knows the constitutional requirement. So does the Speaker, the PM and Attorney General. The member for Marigot and the member for Salisbury also knew. While making public pronouncements about the reasons for their boycott of parliament, behind our backs they were begging the Speaker to excuse them for unstated reasons. It’s like telling all your classmates that you were skipping class because you were not prepared (no assignment) and you write to the teacher to excuse you without giving a valid reason. “Miss, please excuse me for not being in class because I am not in class”.

    So this is not party politics. The PM might have rushed the sittings of the House, but, hey, he’s the boss. Everyone knows who misses the sittings of parliament; but only ONE is responsible for issuing excuses or leave of absence and that’s the Speaker, Mrs Alix Boyd-Knight, whether we like it or not. So why don’t the politicians educate the people on constitutional matters when they arise, instead of exploiting our ignorance? The issue of one party state is another area where politicians keep fooling the people. In a country with 5 political parties and dozens of independent candidates, how can we be a one party state? Even if one party wins all 21 seats, it won’t be a one party state. Politicians are dishonest when they perpetuate such ignorance. They laugh behind our backs when they sit down to drink their whisky

  16. Following their master like poddles
    July 10, 2010

    I am at lost to understand why a labourite would call the people of Marigot and Salisbury stupid for sticking to thier party. When the freedom party won by a landslide the people of Portsmouth and Grandbay must have been called fools then or i guess were cosider fools for sticking with labour. But then again maybe the people throwing insults now might have voted freedom and called the laborites who they now support fools or they were just to young and now dont know there own history, poor them. In dominica it seems if u dont have my view u are a stupid person, funny, is that itself dumb since we suppose to agree to disagree but then only the smart people can do that.

  17. national
    July 10, 2010

    countless thanks to the ppl of marigot and salisbury..thank you thank you thank you

  18. john doe
    July 10, 2010

    It is time that ppl put party politics aside and move on ..who wing who loose it not the point here the point is moving on the the next level..
    it is embarrassing to see and red some of the things u guys put on the internet for ppl to read …
    .come on ppl wake up and lift ur heads to higher hights …put the ignorent things aside and lets behave like adults and civilized ppl with one hope one goal in mind and move our beloved country to higher hights ……..
    stop direspecting other ppl’s views, points and decision that they make in life…..
    instead lets learn from the mistake that each one of us make and try to correct them……
    i love my country but hate to see and to read the negitive thing that u guys put on the internet not for urself , but for others to read ….
    let us all rise above the downfalls that our political leaders have given us both in the pass and even now , but be stronger ppl to build a stronger NATION …..
    congratulate the winners celebrate with the looser but bear in mind we are all DOMINICANS and we all have a NATION TO BUILD …Let us all put our hands and heart together and build our NATION……

  19. Lovencharity
    July 10, 2010

    So Mr. James and Mr. John are not expected to continue with their boycott of parliament.

    I wonder what would be the legal, political and constitutional consequences if James and John were to continue their boycott of parliament.

    Would the speaker declare their seats vacant again? Would the PM call another bi-election and prevent the further development of Salisbury and Marigot as monies put aside for roads construction and other development projects in these constituencies would again have to be used for election related activities?

    I hope that the speaker and the PM got the message from their childish, arrogant and irresponsible actions.This entire process was a waste of time, effort and national resources. This is certainly not taking Dominica to the next level of development.It is just a higher level of stupidity.
    In all of this I am deeply disappointed in the conduct of the President and the tardiness and slothfulness of the legal system in Dominica. The country is functioning in the absence of the rule of law., where the PM and his party seem to be above the law and the courts cannot be moved or persuaded to take timely action in defense of the Constitution.

    Thanks to the people of Salisbury and Marigot. God bless our Nature Isle.

  20. SMDH
    July 10, 2010

    @nextdoor:
    I just think you guys deserve better.

  21. N.Y
    July 10, 2010

    congrats to the people of Marigot and Salisbury u guys have sponken and hell with the labourites

  22. July 10, 2010

    @SMDH: We are not crediting them for not going to the house but for letting dominican who are afraid know that democracy is alive and well. They should go to the house now and if the speaker misbehave then they should show her how it is done by boycotting again.

  23. July 10, 2010

    I hope they build a small cage in parliament for them because they are going to be like mad men when they return.get a doctor also to inject them so they can calm down.

  24. SMDH
    July 10, 2010

    This makes no sense, the people of Marigot and Salisbury constituencies are very naive. You voted these guys the first time and they failed you by not doing their jobs. What is the point of voting them back in, if you don’t want Labour party then find an independent candidate that will do the job. Everybody talking about how drugs and guns going to destroy my beloved country, but it will be these stupid politicians that are going to take Dominica down. These idiot politicians needs to stop acting like power hungry children and do their damn jobs.

  25. Caval
    July 10, 2010

    It is sooooooo obvious that UWP took that little byelection , bi-election, buyelection , call it whatever election so seriously!!!!

    Those people go house to house we!!!

    To prevent Skerrit and the Labor Party from taking d lead in the campaign they start to send mix signals: They filing injunction in court to prevent d bybyelction . They want d court to tell dem how d speaker get d authority to make their seats vacant. Then they turn and say during their preliminary court case that Skerrit doh learning and cannot stop himself from bribing people (their heart was starting to beat out of sync and that is when party members from all other constituencies converge on Salisbury and Marigot). And dat is true!!!

    Those people start to look up all man name in directory from those two constituencies and start calling to make appointment to visit dem people – people early morning and late night phone call. Ehlas !! People have to go work to pay their bills and need all their sleep!!!!!

    D light bill and phone bill of d office on Cork Street even higher than d general election campaign of last December. Budget for toilet paper bust, budget for paracitamol bust, budget for red bull drinks bust, budget for gas bust , money for legal fees get diverted into campaign and plan ah foot to hold radiothon to clear negative variance for d by-election campaign budget.

    When king jahjah see d $25,000.00sss finish and July did not reach yet he come up with desperate strategy and that is where Skerrit win him – we will go back to parliament we and we will take our seats …..yes we!!! And that victory BIGGER than getting back d two seats.

    Skerrit Administration gets recognized by all you!!!! All you political necks were on d rope and all u cave in!!! Who’s your Daddy now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now d results come out in their favor , papa people voice get back big and strong and dem man start to beat their chest as if it was chack they did had to look powerful. Drinks start to flow (never mind it doh pay for as yet as budget already bust but pretense must to keep up as if things are good) and this morning about 5:30 a.m. dem two man dere realize that Prevost going and vote for himself to be leader of d opposition and so d plan hatch to work on Prevost to give up his personal ambition for d sake of d party!!!!

    More vibes to come, till den Earl sen and say plenty howdee.

  26. vibes.
    July 10, 2010

    boy those laborites are really stupid people.

  27. Anonymous
    July 10, 2010

    @Power to the People: wat will time tell? no development to theses 2 constituencies? Look at the location of the hospital so close to the airport and the govt isn’t doing anything to upgrade and fix. indeed , time must tell

  28. workers power in the house
    July 10, 2010

    workers take the red clinic and wipe there backside with labour.
    thats what it would have been like december gone had the labour party not bribed so many people with plance tickets to come vote.

  29. precious stones
    July 9, 2010

    Congratulations to the Marigot and Salisbury people for showing true Democracy… Mr James and Mr. Hector thank you … May God;s blessings be upon you both.

  30. precious stones
    July 9, 2010

    @KissMyArrse: In this day and age we are living in i find it well insulting to call the people of Marigot and SALISBURY fools, You should be ashame of yourself, just by reading your statement you sound like a IGNORANT & BITTER PERSON.The people of Marigot and Salisbury has a right to choose who to vote for that’s there DEMOCRATIC RIGHT. You should have tell the PM it was a waste of time to call a bi-election in those two constituencies. Were you expecting the result to be different? If so shame on you…..

  31. precious stones
    July 9, 2010

    @DES: Don’t hate learn to APPRECIATE..

  32. lasavanne
    July 9, 2010

    @XO: listen to yourself.poor thing

  33. lasavanne
    July 9, 2010

    @observer: thats the problem with dominicans,”they always know(no) already”. more power to the united workers party.

  34. Power to the People
    July 9, 2010

    It seems now this election was free and fair. Were there new voters list? Were there ID cards? What hypocrisy!!! Who is UWP/JAMES fooling? Freedomites moo moo now. You can fool some people some time but not all the people all the time. Salisbury and Marigot, time will tell.

  35. July 9, 2010

    @UPTOWN REBEL!!!: well said girl, i am dominican and no party freak and I was very surprised at how low the PM stooped to talk about who came to the red clinic , true or not true- no ethics at all. Worse I do not even believe him!

  36. Felix
    July 9, 2010

    The people of Salisbury and Marigot have spoken in free and fair elections, and as a labour supporter I fully respect the decision of the people. They won with no voter ID, with the same old list, no free access to DBS radio etc. What then was the reason for the boycott?

    So to the people of Dominica spoke on December 18 2009 under the same conditions why then the workers party did not accept the voice of the people? We still have eighteen to three in parliament.

    I appears to me that when workers party win, the election is free and fair and when they loose under the same conditions the election is corrupt. This is hipocresy at its highest level.

  37. TMB
    July 9, 2010

    @KissMyArrse: this just shows your level of ignorance.

  38. rassulfur
    July 9, 2010

    uwp all the way. we taking over the government soon. tis exposes the dlp as sour losers without any grey matter whatsoever . just a bunch of thieves and vagabonds who will be going to jail when the uwp takes over again.

    dominica is in a mess, no jobs, no liberty nothing. not even green fig in da anymore. what a shame. dlp was all shall eat, now only skerrit and his cohorts eating while the rest of da like dogs going to the red clinic for bones and left overs. give the people work and there will be no need for no red clinic. shame shame shame. had they not stolen the lection we would have beaten the 21 to uwp and 0 to dlp.

  39. dominican
    July 9, 2010

    its sad whats goin on in this country …. oh k they won again what does that mean any thin…….time will really tell jus wa8 n c… labor power all the way

  40. contented
    July 9, 2010

    I am sure that Skewo knew all along that he would loose the seats. I hope these two men stop behaving like little boys on a play-ground and start to do the work that they are mandated to do.

  41. hmmmmm.....
    July 9, 2010

    @ kissmyarrse, you just showing how stupid labour people can be…. stupes. I wish I knew you personaly for calling Salisbury and Marigot people fools. Why don’t you think all those in the 18 seats are the fools. You all will find out inno just wait. Big weekend things dread people don’t even have money and allu saying the country sweet. Jark Arsses LMFAO!!!! I have money doh, WORKERZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, if they do have bi-election in that 18 number, the figures will go down because the people who came in to vote last election has left. STUPESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  42. contented
    July 9, 2010

    It is no fresh news tha the uwp won. I am sure Skewo knew that, but the two need to act like men and not little boys on a playing field. DO THE WORK THE PEOPLE PUT YOU TO DO. NOT STAY AWAY FROM THE HOUSE.

  43. One Love
    July 9, 2010

    CLEAN SWEEP . . . . . . . 100% VICTORY . . . 2 LOVE . . . . CAN’T TOUCH DIS . . . . . WORKERS BEAT THEM FAIR AND SQUARE . . . .

    DECEMBER’S JOY IS NOW ON LIFE SUPPORT AT THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. . . . . DOMINICANS OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND ALL POLITICAL PERSUASIONS ARE REJOICING ALL OVER DOMINICA AND OVERSEAS

    TOTAL REJECTION BY THE PEOPLE AFTER ONLY FOUR MONTHS INTO A NEW TERM OF OFFICE . . . . ALL YOU PLAYING WITH WORKERS EH???????? WWWWWWWWORKERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  44. Sout Man
    July 9, 2010

    Congratulations to the elected members for Marigot and Salisbury. Congratulations to the people of the Marigot and Salisbury constituencies for their orderly conduct during the elections. Thanks to the Supervisor of Elections and her staff for the successful conduct of the elections.

    Our country is the real winner tonight. We have proved to the world that democracy is alive and well in Dominica. Now let’s get together to build this country. For the sake of our kids who attend government schools, we do need each other. To sustain our economic activities, we do need each other! To maintain law and order, we do need each other. All for each and each for all. Let’s stop tearing down and start building! Power to the people!

  45. DES
    July 9, 2010

    should we the smarter ones be surprised? offcourse not, whats new, the thing is some are wise and some are otherwise, even judas had a following so when edison and hector pis in their eyes they will just call it rain, they will serve them bread and shit and they’ll say bread and butter.In a deck of cards their are kings queens jackasses and jokers, but not just in cards in Marigot and Salisbury also.

  46. UPTOWN REBEL!!!
    July 9, 2010

    @Sharon: No, Miss, quite the contrary.It is the DLP who looks foolish for calling for a by-election that they knew all along, they were never going to win.
    What you should really ask yourself and your PM is….Was it really worth it?,wasn’t all that a big waste of tax payers money?
    The Govt. knew all alone that come hell or high water the D.L.P. was never going to win those two seats. So all the bangarang and hoolabaloo was all for nothing.Just a big waste of time and money.
    Now who has the last laugh?…..C’mon people, wake up!…….That, my friends, was not a wise decision at all.
    I am not affiliated to any political party,so all you Laborites,Please don’t come at me swinging.I am just telling it like it is.

  47. xmxn
    July 9, 2010

    @KissMyArrse: who are you to call the people of salisbury and marigot fool i think you are a biger fool for having skerrit think for you

  48. xmxn
    July 9, 2010

    @Salop: what are you saying salop i don;t understand word in what u say

  49. xmxn
    July 9, 2010

    what on earth are you talking about do you have a head you must be a crab u cannot even think for your self let skerrit think for you time will tell you will see for your self one day

  50. hmmm
    July 9, 2010

    to ‘kissmyarrse’ …sir/madame…salisbury and marigot NEVER NEEDED labour alright!? and they aint foolish for voicing thier opinions on the ballot paper…. last time i checked u lot were foolish too (if so). and these two wins only show the unity of the party and how much their minds are made up and to them no other representative would be better! that is them! they wanted representation wether it had been in the parliament or not….they wanted it from james and jhon….u will leave them alone!…

  51. joe
    July 9, 2010

    such a waste of time and money dominica must be doing better than they claim we all knew that edison and hector were going to win i am just lmao because that was so uncalled for. There are people in dominica who need that money that was spent on that election.

  52. NIKE
    July 9, 2010

    @observer: you have the man covered man. lol

  53. Sharon
    July 9, 2010

    THE MAJORITY IS STILL SO MUCH ALL THE BOYCOTT THEY BOYCOTT DID IT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PEOPLE GET SERIOUS ALL I SEE THEY DO IS MAKE THEMSELVES LOOK FOOLISH. THEY WERE ELECTED TO HANDLE THE PEOPLE BUSINESS THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE JUST THAT.

  54. observer
    July 9, 2010

    All time Mr. James in d spot light he happy.

    All time d media taking him on he happy.

    Mr. James did all that just to prevent Skerrit from celebrating a clean sweep at the polls last December 18, 2009.

    Now that you have retained your seat go to parliament and take your oath as the representative of Marigot and expect your first check for the year 2010 and start paying all those people that campaign for you last year.

    Thanks all the same for the savings on government wages and those who would have been Senators as well.

    Now we will see your next move. As if we doh know already!!!!!!!!!

    You will pretend you doh want leader of opposition come July 13, 2010. You will say you waiting on the results of the Court case – just to prevent Sanford from getting ah money to feed himself as an appointed Senator.

  55. concern dominican
    July 9, 2010

    @KissMyArrse: because they are not fool like you .we are independant mind thinking peolpe.sensable about our decisions.

  56. knowledge is power
    July 9, 2010

    @KissMyArrse: so are the people of Marigot and Salisbury not Dominicans free to choose who to vote for….

    are you another Labourite fooled by the dimples who want us to live in a dictatorship

    any way i love my land and hope there are no regrets because of CHOICES made on December 18…i will work no matter who is in power..forget about the politics and move on

  57. July 9, 2010

    @KissMyArrse: ignorant dominica

  58. July 9, 2010

    @Salop: ur name fits

  59. miss salibury
    July 9, 2010

    we did it again. HELLO

  60. Proud Dominican
    July 9, 2010

    This serves as no surprise, so all u shouting workers, i dont see the big deal… Everyone expected those results… But at the end of the day it’s still 18-3, so what’s next?????

  61. WENDY JAMES-CHARLES
    July 9, 2010

    Congrats to the people of Marigot and Bawi, Mr James job well done .WORKERSSSSSSSSSSSS WORK WE WORKINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.

  62. a lady
    July 9, 2010

    congrats to mr james !!!!!!

    more workers power!!!

  63. caramel baby
    July 9, 2010

    people its quite clear we the people of marigot dont want labour get it got it ha ha wat a sad happy day people

  64. rumors
    July 9, 2010

    workers all the way!!!!! they thought their red clinic story would change some thing !!!!!! ha ha ha
    time will tell on them

  65. XO
    July 9, 2010

    That’s why we’ll always remain backward! Voting man that playing little children games.

  66. July 9, 2010

    This man gotta win to be happy.hope he go to court because he win.just wondering what he gotta say

  67. marigot in bvi
    July 9, 2010

    ah u mussa crazy who ele ah u mi expect fuh win????

  68. True
    July 9, 2010

    Stay away from parliament for the next 3 sittings again, then let’s have another bi-election.

  69. KissMyArrse
    July 9, 2010

    At the end of the day its still 18-3

    Last I check we don’t need the fools of Salisbury and Marigot

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