It’s a go for Joseph Isaac in Roseau Central

Joseph Isaac
Joseph Isaac

The United Workers Party (UWP) has officially announced that Joseph Isaac will replace Norris Prevost to contest the next general election in Roseau Central for the party.

It has been widely discussed that Isaac would replace Prevost but the party has never made an official announcement on the matter.

Isaac was given the green light at a Constituency Association meeting held on Saturday 10th August, at the PrevoCinemall during which Prevost officially announced that he will not be contesting as a UWP candidate in the election.

However, Prevost told constituents at the meeting that he will remain active in Roseau Central.  “I am not leaving you, the people of Roseau,” he said. “Rather, I am assuming a deeper involvement in Greater Roseau, and taking on an even bigger responsibility in the United Workers Party. I will be working very hard side by side with Mr. Joseph Isaac, the new candidate for Roseau Central, and with the three UWP candidates for Roseau North, Roseau Valley and Roseau South, to ensure that the UWP wins the four Roseau seats, and becomes the Government of Dominica, whenever the election is called.”

The outgoing MP said he has full confidence in Isaac, who he described as ‘a grassroots man from River Street.’

“He is the son of one of Dominica’s famous Goal Keepers, Mr. Johnson Isaac, known as ‘Mosso pier,'” Prevost said. “Joseph Isaac is a sports man in his own right, having captained the National youth football team. Isaac is a bright, experienced  industrial engineer and  Business Consultant. Isaac has established several businesses of his own, and through his professional work with OECS, has enabled many others in Dominica and the OECS to establish their own business.”

He stated that Isaac knows how to create jobs through his work experience.

“I firmly believe that Isaac will create the jobs and small businesses for the people of Roseau,” he noted. “Isaac has worked with me in the Roseau campaign from the formation of the UWP. He was my indoor agent in the Roseau Girls school polling station during the 1995 General elections.  I have full confidence that Isaac will walk in my foot steps in Roseau with honour, and will care for and serve the people of Roseau.”

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62 Comments

  1. Pedro
    August 14, 2013

    Thanks for hearing the call( Come ye forward Sons and Daughters) Dominica needs a few good men.

  2. Have Not
    August 14, 2013

    “On the wining track with Isaac”

  3. Anonymous
    August 14, 2013

    If I could vote in two constituents i would definitely vote for you. Work we working!

    • Justice and Truth
      August 14, 2013

      Now do not try to sneak in to other polling stations on election day. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  4. nene
    August 14, 2013

    Election is coming now Skerrit want to pave the Campbell road.well my dear we are not stupied we cannot eat pavement!!!

  5. kipool
    August 14, 2013

    Plz people tell Labour Right we Campbell people were onec blind but we are not blind anymore so plz do us a favour don’t come to Campbell to keep any type of meetings cuz we are all going to vote for the United Workers Party.

  6. Jolly
    August 14, 2013

    Isaac you a good man for sure..you mean well..

    But i am not sure if Dcans on a whole really want change.
    Do you think so? have you seen any positive movements?

    Trust me the fear factor that’s around is a reverse meaning they will side and vote for labour after getting their mouths buttered.

    That’s Dcans for you bro,once the NGOs,Unions and Other interest groups don’t sing the song of change, all efforts will be fruitless..

    Take a leaf from the 79 turnaround it’s wasn’t so much the Freedom Party..but the Unions pushed the Regime completely to the Dust..

    Have you seen any of that in Present Day Dominica.

    Trust and feel your honest soul..it won’t happen.

    Labour will still convince the less fortunate that Remaining Poor and upholding the Red Clinic Module and worshipping Skero. is in fact God Blessing to Dominica.

    Why has Da not being developed as their other bros and Sis in the Caribbean, it’s because they love being whipped by a Master…Dominica’s culture..

    So all that radio chatter on Q won’t effect change.

    Change is done by aggressive ideals,silent Protest in Numbers, Institutions being above board..

    Do you see that in today’s Dominica…..”NO”

    Did Dominicans stand firm and go for a International Airport..surely not..a few bark, but it shows the mindset of a island where folks are happy with being poor contented with their degree in ignorance..

    So you have to understand the Dominican Culture.

    Will remain at the bottom, my advise to you is to see how quickly your can migrate to places like St.lucia, Barbados Trinidad and also the US mainland your skills and expertises will be embrace and respect..sorry not in Today’s Dominica!!!

    • Justice and Truth
      August 14, 2013

      Why Dominica? Some of you, as educated as you are, view the situation of Dominica and its people in a one-sided negative manner, always bringing others down.
      You could say the same applies to any country, specifically in the democratic countries of the world.
      To a certain degree people conrol themselves. They are responsible for themselves. They should make way for themselves, consider their present and future life and not depend on the government since they are responsible for themselves. This is what responsible nationals do for their livelihood. Let everyone help themselves for God helps those who help themselves.

    • Truth be told
      August 15, 2013

      Sadly, this is a very real and true analysis of Dominica today. I have always said that if Dominicans really wanted change I would put my hat in the ring tomorrow, even as an independent. But alas Dominicans are happy with the way things are – Labour power. I wish the people would think first power to the people, power to Dominica! I wish Isaac well but it will be an uphill battle for all the reasons that you have pointed out here Jolly. Even the churches are silent on the wrongs of the government and the trade unions are lost with mediocre leadership. We got rid of PM John for less wrongdoing than this present wrong wrong wrong government – but the people love their present PM more than they love their country, Alas!

  7. Hmmmmmmmmmmm
    August 14, 2013

    Give Skerro the sack (fire him) and vote for Isaac!!!! :wink: :wink:

  8. sphinx
    August 14, 2013

    dno,what is wrong with my comment.i asid and will say it again,all politicians are liars,concience thieves.others curs and swear and you publish their post

  9. APACHE
    August 14, 2013

    JOSEPH IS A FRUITFUL BOUGH,PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF WATERS :-D

  10. Jbfox
    August 14, 2013

    More blows.

    • >>>>>>>>>>>
      August 14, 2013

      For you. You need it on you lazy butt, and off course your head too!

  11. VALDA BRUNO - DURAND
    August 14, 2013

    I well collecting my ticket money for when the election is called, Workers for Roseau central. That i say who vex lost.

  12. Anonymous
    August 14, 2013

    Mr Issac may god guide you and protect through this war it may not be easy but since you have your family and friends at your back you will make it also prevost will help you.

  13. T mama
    August 14, 2013

    my X is there….Just keep honest and take example on Mr Prevost too, very humble and distinguished gentleman…go for it Isaac…

  14. good team
    August 14, 2013

    Very dynamic gentleman

  15. Anonymous
    August 14, 2013

    workers will be a little stronger this time but I doubt they will win this election

    they have no big plans

    • Mamize
      August 14, 2013

      Have you heard the plans yet? really, have they shared their plans with the public???

      We let me share a few with you?

      1; International Airport (something DLP could never do)
      2: Gas and Diesel under $9.00, subsidized with Petro caribe profits (price of fish, bus fare must come down)
      3. Serious investment in small and Medium size businesses.I mean serious!
      4. Electronics manufacturing Plant on island (Tvs, stereos, and all electronics assembled and made here.(Japanese)
      5. Tax exemption for local businesses (make them more competitive.
      6. Serious investment in agriculture, Bananas, Pineapples,Dashine, yams, etc. I mean serrious!
      7. Exportation of produce to neighboring islands, by purchase of cargo ship
      8. VAT exemption on basic food commodities
      9. Each family allowed to bring in 1 barrel a year 50% tax free.
      10. Dredging of Sea outside Canefield airport and turn it into mega Cruse Ship port.
      11.Flight training school. (so Poor maleyway children can become pilots and hostesses) part of the curriculum at DSC
      12. Investment into a new airline to compete with Liat, (will bring down air prices)
      13. Tax exemptions for millionaires who will invest and bring their businesses here.
      14, Expansion of DSC, accreditation for University… every house hold should have a university graduate by 2016, no more studying overseas.

      I can go on and on, so if you need more just contact me.
      UWP have no vision, lololololololol, dont make me laugh

      • Anonymous
        August 14, 2013

        are you a big jack laugh my own will be the best just wait and see

      • WOYYY
        August 14, 2013

        LOL…Yea right!! A regurgitation of already existing innitiatives.

      • Just Blaze
        August 14, 2013

        @Mamize First time I hear a UWP supporter talk some sense. These are the kind of things them guys need to be stressing on instead of the usual cliche vote me in because the party in power bobol.

        These plans sound very good and have potential to help take Dominica foreward. Where can I get more info on the vision of workers party.

      • yardie
        August 14, 2013

        mamize all you guys have too many plans that why people in this country will never trust you all

      • Justice and Truth
        August 14, 2013

        :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

        Do not forget every able person who is employed including business owners should promptly pay their fair share of taxes based on their income.

  16. Big Teeth
    August 14, 2013

    As a disgruntled labourite, I am very happy the upcoming election will make the DLP think twice. They take their die-hard supporters too much for granted including me!

    • thinkinman
      August 14, 2013

      didnt get what you wanted for yurself guy? now its sour grapes? Sell your votes still…

    • Hmmmmmmmmmmm
      August 14, 2013

      Hmmmmmmmmmm, yow Big Teeth, think again bro!!! Stop being someone who is led and you just follow! Who is told to jump and you ask ‘How high sir?’ Boss, you people need to stop this thing about ‘Labour for life’ and ‘Freedom for life’……..When you think that way, those who run your party know that no matter what they do, you will vote for them. That is why they will take you all for granted, will call you and the rest of the population lazy and stupid, say that you all are ‘too free’, blame you, the population for the tourism being poor, for the city being dirty, for the economy not working!! That is why they will encourage prostitution in your faces, allowing it to thrive in your midst without taking any action. That is why they will say that the Haitians and the Chinese are hard working and you are not. That is why they will sign an MOU selling off your interests and your country and refuse to talk about it and not be afraid. That is why they will cut you and anyone else (INCLUDING LABOURITES TO THE BONE) who questions them on public programs. That is why they will get rich on the back of passport sales and other illegal sucking of the countries resources with no fear of challenge……..BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU WILL STILL SING THEIR PRAISES AND VOTE THEM IN simply because the word labour is on the tip of their lips but they could not care less for labour deep in their hearts!! Boss, wake up!!!!! Wake up!!!! Vote for the best for your country and its future, irrespective of party boss!!!!!!!! Hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm

      • Pussinka
        August 15, 2013

        All you believe those things not happening in other countries -even developing countries? What all you know? They just do NOT advertise them like the fools in Dominica do. Sit down & just say what all you want§

    • Pussinka
      August 15, 2013

      Liar! labourites do’t speak that way; Imposter!

  17. Hmmmmm
    August 14, 2013

    I will definetley be voting for Isaac.

  18. DLP Rep
    August 14, 2013

    It doesnt matter who workers get. Skerro can never loose that election. Isaac need to go and monitor his staff in iroc to make sure they making good sandwhich. And not waste his time in politics because workers going to loose.

  19. WHAT
    August 14, 2013

    i hope and pray that labour leave office peacefully when there defeated :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

  20. uwp
    August 14, 2013

    you all think prevost stupid….. he know he wont make it this round so he had no choice to live as a wininig candidate

  21. Pussinka
    August 14, 2013

    All U lie in all you …. Labour winning the seat; All you can change all candidates. UWP don’t have 5c to campaign much less to take Dominica forward. We not trading dimples for peglegs. No way! Alo for Roseau;

  22. Pondera
    August 14, 2013

    It is encouraging to see young professionals get involved in representational politics. I wish the gentle well and all others who offer to serve in that capacity.

  23. onetwothreefour
    August 14, 2013

    Mr. looking for his pocket i dont trust mr.

    • Papa Dom
      August 14, 2013

      and how did u come to that conclusion? At least four current labour MP’s were all paid to contest on labour ticket just remember that when you accusing people of looking for their pocket.

    • CONCERENED CITIZEN
      August 14, 2013

      arent we all i do not understand your plight .
      evidence is in your face so is the present administration just in case you have not noticed .
      this is the norm of the day .
      UWP ALL THE WAY ITS TIME FOR CHANGE I HOPE WE CAN ACHIEVE THAT FOR A BETTER DOMINICA .

      • thinkinman
        August 14, 2013

        Thats the thing…this mentality of selfishness. Yes we r all looking for a better way, but greediness and selfishness isnt the way. Alot of these guys are looking for $ and status and power.

      • Justice and Truth
        August 14, 2013

        I do not want to cause you to be disillusioned but hope it will not be a hanger for your jacket. Some of you are too prematurely presumptuous.
        Smart people will never predict which Party will win. They will listen to their leaders and candidates and what they have to offer, their proposed plans for Dominica. No one can foretell which Party will win. No one knows what lies ahead, what is in store for Dominica and its nationals. They can only “hope” that the Party they support will win.
        All these derogatory comments pertaining to any Party and condemning them should cease. Just pray to God that a proper one is elected. I bet many of you are not doing that. All you do is to place curses on and bring down the Party which you do not support. Tut! Tut! This is not a Christian-like attitude. Do not expect God to be pleased with your attitude.
        What happens in the end? If you think the present government is bad you may get a worst government. This would be your punishment for four years if not more.
        Do not harbor grudges and hatred. Take care what you wish for, for you will get it.

    • POSITIVE
      August 14, 2013

      You are so right. All for themselves who they think they fooling. Not my vote I dieing with Labour, Am not one of those like many that jumping from one party to the next for what they can get, when they doh get or they get already and looking for more they jumping to a next party. I dieing with my boots on with labour for love of country. I wonder why he not staying in a job for a long time lol

      • Papa Dom
        August 15, 2013

        Are you sure? You support labour now for what you are getting and will continue to support for fear that if the governing party changes all the freeness will stop. I can bet my last unit of currency that should the government change you will be one of the first and loudest to be chanting its praises, because you are a parasite, just there to suck the blood of Dominica.

    • Anonymous
      August 14, 2013

      every body looking for their pocket

  24. Mamize
    August 14, 2013

    Yes I!!!! Blows in they skin!

    our Motto: ” We not Looking Back with Isaac!”

    • Doc. Love
      August 14, 2013

      Alvin, who beat you, you crying. :lol:

    • Marcus Hill
      August 14, 2013

      Put it in the positive instead.

      Example: “On Track with Isaac” or something like that.

  25. Anonymous
    August 14, 2013

    Say what all you want, curse me, call me all sorts of names, give me all thumbs down, I could care less, but I giving this government 2-3 more terms in office because I don’t wish to be fooled again into thinking that politicians who outside talking going to come in and do any better. The present government have made many mistakes but atleast they have the experience. Therefore a new party would simply come and have to make too many more mistakes before they can gain the experience to do better. In an island as difficult as Dominica to develop I believe a government needs alot of time to do work. Countries like to US and Uk have had their democracy for a very long time so hence the country is strong so they can afford to change government more often but we need time. The UWP is now rather a new party so there is no guarantee that they can just pick up the ball and run with it and who can’t see that must be living in dreamland, where that is. It has never happened in the past and certainly won’t happen now if you were to follow the history of Dominica you would notice under every government people cried out about poverty and so to migrated.

  26. Cute goddess
    August 14, 2013

    u think is so labour is there to stay valley we strong Collin all the way

  27. PoKeSa
    August 14, 2013

    All set, ready to go…

    UWP is speedily preparing to start the race to the State House. It’s moving to the starting point to crush any barrier in it’s way.

  28. August 14, 2013

    I welcome anyone that could help bring change and get Skerrit out :-)

  29. Mr Gouty
    August 13, 2013

    This young Pm, what you and your crew did to Roosy and Peiro is coming your way.

  30. help us lord
    August 13, 2013

    After Rosie Douglas convinced me to leave DFP and join him and the DLP for the 2001 election, I was very instrumental in getting Rosie to go after a gentleman by the name of Mr. Skerrit since he was part of the DFP. When we went after him we almost had to burst our bank to get him and Vince Henderson on board because quite clearly they were after what the party could offer them and not how they could serve the country. I hope they and others will learn to do like the new candidates of UWP and put country before personal gain for is such attitude that will help promote integrity in office. When you are there for what you can get you will most likely try to get everything to stay in power. What a lesson guys!

  31. help us lord
    August 13, 2013

    I see a trend going on in Dominica that has me very amazed and ecstatic. In my 60 plus years this is the first time I see so many high caliber candidates making themselves available to contest an election on the opposition side that was beaten 18-3 at the last election. When you think of the likes of Joseph Isaac, Lenox Linton, Thompson Fountain, the young lady from St. Joe that sounded so professional and well educated, the last time I heard her on Q95, not forgetting the possibility of another high profile person from Roseau South and La plaine, it really sends a powerful message to all. #1 It says that they all agree that their beloved country is in serious trouble and needs them. #2 They are not in it for money but to serve and save their country. I am indeed very happy for Dominica and hope Dominicans vote the in next election.

  32. August 13, 2013

    yes change is a MUST IS NOT AN UPTION.

  33. Justice and Truth
    August 13, 2013

    Politicians must cease attacking their opponents and get down to the business of making Dominica a better and safer place to reside. If it is in their power to create jobs, go right ahead for the unemployed nationals need jobs, well-paying, secure and stable ones for their livelihood.
    Inform your constituents (prospective ones) what you are capable of doing and what your plans are to make their lives better rather than attacking your opponent. You will fare better in this respect.
    Election campaigns leading up to election day should not be a tug-of-war of words and fights. Campaign with integrity. Be gentlemanly and ladylike. Do not make lavish promises that you may not be able to fulfill. Do the best you can for constituents. Know that you are under scrutiny in all what you say and do. Be a good example and model. Keep the peace and they will, hopefully, emulate you.
    Practice diplomacy and be dignified in your mannerism. Keep in mind, Dominica should be progressing and not regressing. So should all politicians.
    God bless Dominica with concerned and caring politicians who genuinely have the interest of Dominicans at heart.
    Most of all be genuine Christians and pray to our patient God of love and peace to assist you specifically during your campaign. Likewise those who will be elected.
    As God looks on and takes note (I love to state), if you wish to be successful, practice those godly virtues. Then leave the rest up to God who knows what is best for everyone.

  34. %
    August 13, 2013

    Well Done! Pity I do not live in Roseau Central, but i do have many many friends who live there. Whatever I can do to convince the disappointed Labourites who are largely unemployed and betrayed by the cabal, to side with you and your party, I will do!
    You are quite an intelligent young man, and your love for integrity and honesty impressed me with profusion.
    Wish the stammering Skerrit accepts an invitation to debate you. I KNOW YOU WILL DEFEAT HIM OUTRIGHT!
    THESE LEADERS NEED TO BE KICKED OUT. THEY ARE CORRUPT AND GREEDY, INCOMPETENT AND LAZY!
    HOW LONG? NOT LONG!

  35. Doc. Love
    August 13, 2013

    THANK YOU JESUS, thank you mossopierre.

  36. linky
    August 13, 2013

    good to go

  37. Sunshine City Girl
    August 13, 2013

    We got that Joseph!

  38. Rescued
    August 13, 2013

    Good news. Thanks and praises.

  39. JUDGE DREDD
    August 13, 2013

    you have my vote

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