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.”