Higgs Adams confident of victory in Soufriere Constituency

UWP members at the rally on Saturday
UWP members at the rally on Saturday

United Workers’ Party (UWP) candidate for the Soufriere by-election, Higgs Adams, has expressed confidence in his chances at victory.

At the UWP’s ‘Rally in the Colour Purple’, on Saturday, he stated that residents of Soufriere have made their support for his party known.

“We are going to win in this constituency! You know why we are going to win? Because the people in the Soufriere constituency have decided that no more, you cannot fool them anymore,” Adams said. “So, that is why they are sending a clear message this time around that we are going to win in this constituency.”

He reiterated a promise made to the people of the Soufriere constituency, saying: “please put your trust in me. I will never let you down.”

Adams pleaded for constituents’ support, to effect change within the constituency.

In the 2014 general election, Adams lost to recently-resigned Minister Ian Pinard, receiving 822 votes, while Pinard received 1,326 ballots.

The UWP candidate will be facing the Dominica Labour Party’s (DLP) Denise Charles in the by-election in that constituency, which will be held on June 7.

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28 Comments

  1. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    May 26, 2016

    Can DNO tells us as a News Online Message Board a news item of much interest to Dominicans, what exactly is the statement made by a former leader of the UWP at their purple rally regarding supporters of the DLP and people waving or carrying the red flags. I would consider that news-worthy and one where people would not speculate but reported by professionals.

    DNO where on the sire can I read for myself the words spoken by the former leader of the UWP?

    ADMIN: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/politics/former-pm-condemns-wanton-molestation-of-children-in-dominica/

  2. Dominican
    May 25, 2016

    Dominican bloggers PLEASE learn to spell. JESUS H CHRIST! Its a disgrace.

  3. Anigo
    May 25, 2016

    Sets of “beggers”

  4. DION
    May 24, 2016

    DNO! I want to learn more about the Mahaut knockdwn

  5. Face the Facts
    May 24, 2016

    Higgs Adams, what have you promised the Soufriere people except to tell them to trust in you and vote for you? This is by no means sufficient to drum up votes and win an election.

  6. Black jack
    May 24, 2016

    Highs you have no chance your lots are all wimps in order words losers, when ever the government put something on the table to improve Dominica your group of mad ? brainless spineless losers are always on a regular protests.

    • Nac Vibes
      May 24, 2016

      And when you feel pressure your small brain only know one mode of operation, curse them out.

    • Fact
      May 25, 2016

      The brainless losers are your incompetent DLP leaders who came in with an unemployment rate of 23%, and 13 years later, the unemployment rate is at an all time high at 27% and a total inability to create jobs for our youths.

      • Black jack
        May 25, 2016

        Fact, i will not be allowed my self to have an augment with you, But you can’t tell me one good thing that so-called workers party have done for the commonwealth of Dominica.

      • magway sa
        May 25, 2016

        Black Jack your whole eyes must be black to make a stupid claim like that. WORKERS DID NOTHING???

  7. Tj
    May 24, 2016

    Go Higgs go!!!

  8. caroline charles
    May 24, 2016

    Hicks Adams deserves to win he has been there so long working for his people of Scotts head.Good luck mate.Yes myself and my husband have jumped the fence,sorry we are not there to give you our votes.God see s all and knows who is the right person to take Scotts Head forward. :-D

  9. Bagaila Bande
    May 24, 2016

    So who is going to waste their vote on a man in an opposition that bazoodi and spinning around like a chicken without head? You really think Soufriere people are confused as the purple dragons?

    • Concern citizen
      May 24, 2016

      Yes man BAGAILA BANDE
      I support U 100%, why should we vote for that man, we are going to vote for corruption black is blue and bring down this country to the bone then we will be worse than Venezuela

    • Nac Vibes
      May 24, 2016

      Yeah Soufriere, why vote for an honest man, when you can vote for a child molester, way to go.

    • May 25, 2016

      You are so right!!!..not like it\’s gonna put the back in office….bunch of fools?????..

    • LawieBawie
      May 25, 2016

      DNO you need to configure an undo button for when people hit the thumbs up button accidentally instead of the thumbs down button (like I just did) or vice versa. I am sure that I am not only speaking for myself here. Please help us out with something.

  10. Dion
    May 24, 2016

    For the second time DNO. Leave my post alone if you all are really about responsible free speech.

    The Linton doctrine is talk about your opponent fault even though your fault is just as bad as theirs, and keep talking about it. Linton and the uwp does not have a tract record of the protection of children……. The former MP for Soufiere resigned as a member of cabinet and as MP. What do we have on the other side. Sikiri was removed as Deputy leader an was not allowed to be heard at mahaut convention but uwp still courting him as MP. If allu man ask him to resign and call for a by election in Roseau south and hold another purple rally. Then and only then will you all show you are honorable men. Ian took the moral high ground . Where is the uwp on that moral scale?

  11. The truth
    May 24, 2016

    As I see it dont you worry, the wrong must come to an end. There is a God above who knows and sees all things. Patiently, we will wait as we educate the people. God is good to all not a few. Keep the faith as St.Paul said.

  12. The panama Papers
    May 24, 2016

    Higgs Adam we know and have known for many years; but who is that Denise Charles? We don’t know her at all man. Is she a foreigner that got a free ride on AIR PANAMA? Or better yet, does she have any account in Panama? Is she a friend of any ne wit accounts in Panama? I hear she is not a Dominica and that scares me because when she gets what she looking for she will just go hide it in a Panama bank.
    Thie DLP has to many foriegners in it for me to trust another known foreigner with my vote.
    Skerritis speaking FRENCH but was wise enough to give birth to his two children in the US so they could learn English and would not have any problem entering a US hospital if they have the flu. But such is not the case with most of us.
    St. Jean also speaks French and his children do care about DA. Tony is their chief legal advisor but he too run to the States. Putting another foreigner in power would confirm to all that we stupid. Not Me because Higgs I know but not Denise.

  13. Floridian Diaspora
    May 24, 2016

    I have faith in you and I know your intentions are good. Unlike Denise Charles whose primary objective is to wear a different wig every day of the week, you will be a job seeker, a bread provider, and not a red clinic giver. But in the midst of all this optimism, I fear that the labor cabal will win again. They have proven to us that they prefer to have a brief loaf of bread handed down to them from their Christ like lord and savior, his majesty, their sexy multimillion demigod, Dr. Punjab Skeritt than to have long term sustainable employment

    • Me too
      May 24, 2016

      Florida diaspora let Higgs and Lenox give you a job, because you are living as a popper. Come back home my boy, DA sweet, we will welcome you. Make sure he pays your SS because, he hasn’t done that in the past.

      • Concern citizen
        May 24, 2016

        some of u in the DIASPORA CAN’T EVEN AFOAD a holiday u have to wait on the LABOUR corrupt Govt. to bring U down here to vote and to give u pocket money so no wonder U are braying like a DONKEY HOLE

  14. As I see it
    May 24, 2016

    Sam, I am a supporter of the UWP but unfortunately your hope is like that of a male papaya tree. For the past 16 years we have not had one election in Dominica that is based on vision, justice, truth and good moral etc. No wonder Skerrit has won every one. Skerrit is the most corrupt leader alive in our world today, and no corrupt leader gets out by the ballot. That’s the mistake you and UWP making and no matter what the people may have told you, come election day May 7, we will have a repeat of the same old same old.

    • Say What
      May 24, 2016

      Sam has been a successful business man in Dominica and the VI. Mother nature touch him and he is bouncing back slowly but surely. What ARE your accomplishments? Go Sam Raphael and give your life true meaning. Jealousy will kill. Jungle Bay was one of the greatest sucess in DOMINICA.

    • Dion
      May 24, 2016

      UWP should not take part in this election because all the electoral reform they call for have not materialized. If they want to be taken seriously they should boycott the polls then I will know they putting their money where their mouth is.

    • Concern citizen
      May 24, 2016

      I TEND TO CONCORE WITH u SOME HOW

  15. May 24, 2016

    hahahaahhahahaha…but where I be dere nuh…all of alu mad hahahahhahha

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