Forty-four nominated for general election

Linton (left) and Skerrit completing nomination forms
Linton (left) and Skerrit completing nomination forms

Chief elections officer, Steven LaRocque, has confirmed that 44 candidates have been nominated for the December 8 2014 general election in Dominica.

Nomination Day was held in Dominica on Wednesday.

The major political parties, the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and the United Workers Party (UWP), have each fielded in 21 candidates, while there are two independents.

In Portsmouth the son of former prime minister Roosevelt Douglas (Cabral Douglas), an Australian-trained attorney is one independent candidate while Jerome Lavershire is the other.

Lavashire was nominated in the Cottage constituency.

Lavashire has recently said he had received overwhelming support as a “potential candidate” for the UWP but the party’s Executive Committee subsequently told him that he was not chosen to contest that seat.

Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, was nominated in his Vieille Case constituency, while leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, was nominated in Marigot.

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23 Comments

  1. November 21, 2014

    What is the population of Dominica so how can we have more people on the voting list, that’s telling me 1 young people under 18yrs are listed and they legally cant vote.. 2- there are still more of our people that gone home to there rest never came off the list, so why do we pay those that are presently in the job to do proper work, as far as I’m concern that’s an office that have to be cleaned out too many good persons in Dominica that need work and can do a better job need to work

  2. November 20, 2014

    this labour administration is in it death froes, they are out touch, it is laughable to see the red circus with their circus masters skerrit and austrie.

  3. November 20, 2014

    DNO admin, at least get the man’s surname correct. It’s LAVASHIRE.

  4. SCWH
    November 20, 2014

    For those wondering, the SCWH in my name simply stands for the “Skerrit Christmas Woodants Hospital.”
    Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, was nominated in his Vieille Case constituency, while leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, was nominated in Marigot.

    Skerrit was nominated in the Vieille case constituency but I am seeing Emmanuel Nanthan standing with him. Is Mano voting in the Vieill case constituency? Isn’t he voting in Portsmouth. He should have been there with Ian. Maybe he knows his business partner and friend is under severe pressure throughout Dominica and especially in the V/case constituency and he trying to give him some support. But that too will backfire because we are looking at two men that could not own a car in 2000, when Skerrit was first elected, and 14.5 years later they have become multi millionaires, while we who had a happy independent life now have to beg them for toilet paper and sanitary pads.

    • cheakthem
      November 21, 2014

      Do not talk for us bro, talk for yourself. That’s always the case with people like you, just can’t manage your business and want to bring others down with you. (SCHW)

  5. November 20, 2014

    Hello and good morning my people from a very cold New York City. Well why don’t Mr Douglas form an Independant party two compete with the two other parties all over the country. In that way they can put forward a candidate for Prime Minister. Also this article should have a photograph of the candidates and some information on them because our people should know if the candidate are qualify to hold certain ministries if they are elected.

  6. gardens boy
    November 20, 2014

    Where are the candidates Affie was talking about …..where them, he really loosing it poor fella

    • Shameless
      November 20, 2014

      FYI they were scared off. Once the information was exposed the so called “twet candidates” ran in the other direction. Ask John-no and Petter :twisted: who were the so called “twet candidates” that received the money and now refusing to hand it back….. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ! Daycare in Laybar Camp for the return of monies but the movement of change is rolling for Change Is A Must!

      Assertive, NOT Aggressive! :twisted:

      • November 20, 2014

        Athie mentioned 5 who are the others? Or is this just political propaganda?

    • fabric
      November 21, 2014

      stop playing smart. You know they got scared after Martin disclosed the information. They know people would be looking out for them. So thank you Martin. That is one plan that did not work because of Martin. Let’s destroy all the other plans and take our country back.

  7. D
    November 20, 2014

    Wait. Who is Jerome Lavershire. 8-O

    • I need to know
      November 20, 2014

      The son for Ma Lavilli. He went to school with Austrie and dem man. He living around the corner. You must know him man!

    • Titiwi
      November 20, 2014

      Forgive my ignorance but I have the same question. Who is he, what is he standing for and which constituency please.

    • D
      November 20, 2014

      Oh is he dat ner. Papa

  8. JoJo
    November 20, 2014

    So Cabral is going to split the labour vote in Porsmouth and Sean and his followers will vote Team Dominica but that is a tactical vote purely to try and get Skerrit out. I don’t think he will be the only labour party supporter to do that because they are really pissed off that Skerrit hijacked their party and one can understand that. Just imagine, the Douglases could save Portsnmouth once again but in a way that no one imagined. An interesting two weeks ahead. Will Cabral still do a deal with Skerrit….if the price is right? I’m having a ringside seat.

    • RBD
      November 20, 2014

      Cabral is a non entity in this election…Labour wins. And if by some miracle he wins he has already stated publicly who he will support and it is not the UWP.. so dream on

    • Anonymous
      November 20, 2014

      Exactly my sentiments. Time Will Tell.

  9. Pondera
    November 20, 2014

    Who is Jerome Lavershire????? You could have given us a little bit more.

  10. November 20, 2014

    I got chills change is finally coming…..

    You better shape up cause I need a TEAM
    And my heart is set on TEAM DOMINICA
    …….
    To my heart I must be true
    (Nothing Left) Nothing left for me to do
    BUT VOTE TEAM DOMINICA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J01QPxZFlw4

  11. Anonymous
    November 20, 2014

    It’s on the red victory train is heading to the North, South, East, and West 21 is the magic number LABOUR……………………..

  12. civic minded Dominic
    November 20, 2014

    why didn’t you tell us where the other candidate is from?

  13. anon
    November 20, 2014

    Who are the 44 candidates?

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