James assured his constituents will stand by him

Edison James

The United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for the Marigot in Friday’s by-election Edison James is optimistic that he will be re-elected as the Member of Parliament for the constituency.

House Speaker Alix Boyd-Knights announced that James and elected UWP Member of Parliament for the Salisbury constituency Hector John vacated their seats after missing three consecutive sittings of Parliament.

I am not aware that I have not taken any blows, certainly I have not felt any blows. The people of the Marigot constituency are standing firmly behind me based on the representation that I have given them over the years. We are ready for the by-election and we are confident that we will win,he said.

James is also refuting claims that he had not effectively represented the people.

I have been talking to the people. I have been with them, I have engaged them; we have had public and private meetings and we will be having one tonight. They are satisfied that we have made the right choice … they are firmly of the view that we should be voting with ID cards…” he added.

James said he is also concerned that the Dominica Labour Party Administration is moving towards a one-party state.

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17 Comments

  1. Newsflash
    July 9, 2010

    We call agree that there is an election in two constituencies in Dominica but the UWP leadership never made the call for election observers!!!

    My goodness, if u say that there is the same old bribery tactics being implemented and Skerrit and the Labor Party don’t seem to learn why not shout at the top of your voice for election observers?

    Why on earth you did not refuse to contest the by-election since there is no voter id card in place? Is it because you are confident that most of the votes will be yours?

    So I get it now: when you know that you will not win and cannot win you raise all red herrings and alarms and call for all kinds of things to give you a chance to win?

    But the opposite must be correct: If the Labor Party knows that they have an advantage in more constituencies than you then they will not give in to voter ID cards.

    Every time you complain and raise issues on the radio during an election campaign we know you have already figured out that you are losing big time and that only motivates the Labor Party to tighten the screws on you since you already show that you already on the back foot.

    Boss come with a different strategy – one that shows you have dem man on the back foot – not being hatters of their wealth or hacking their computers but issues of bread and butter that affects all the people. Morals will not cut it for you!!! Satan cannot correct sin!!!

    You have to show yourself as a champion for the causes of the people. Sleep in d jail overnight and then show all the bruises you get while in the jail – that will win you support big time all over the world. Get to stay in house arrest and let the utility companies cut your utilities and let the media show is a candle you have and you on your last bottle of water and cannot get out! That is very great drama and will motivate the people all over Dominica.

    Get creative boss or otherwise leave politics alone.

  2. July 8, 2010

    is he they want but he selling all wat he have to go enjoy the money in barbados and all odd english speaking people will stay like foot stool. live up you people smell the coffee its labour flavour

  3. rude boy
    July 8, 2010

    mr james don’t know what he up to the man is geting old stop runing uwp as your personal proerty stop it or you will kill the party

  4. July 8, 2010

    u will not be there forever Edison ! fly your kite ,Edison you did nothing for Marigot … .Time to pack your bags,,,

  5. xmxn
    July 8, 2010

    thank mr.james for careing and loving my beautiful island without you mr.john mr green and others our freedom in this country will be all gone so keep up the good work don’t give up we need you god bless you good luck NOW u skritties [email protected]@@@@ let me see how many tumbs down you will give me for talking the truth

  6. Hope
    July 8, 2010

    Mr James
    Though I am confident that the 2009 general election was fair and Dominicans do live in a Democracy(you ignorantly exercised your democratic rights to boycott Parliment with an opportunity to contest the now justified by-election- that is Democracy), I do pray that you are successful at the polls. Though I do
    not believe in your ‘One Party State’ theory(the majority of Dominica favored the DLP in 2009), For the good of Dominica, I do pray for Oppositon representation in Parliment. Unfortunately the chances of having an effective opposition is extremely limited.I have to admit that I would have welcome two independent(nonaligned to DLP/UWP) candiadtes instead of the UWP candidates. I have no other choice, but to support victory for your party.

    Mr. James over the past six month, UWP leaders have disrespected the ‘Constitution’ of Dominica. you have disrespected the authority- the President, the Speaker, and Pimeminister. You have insulted Dominicans. You have indicated that the individuals who occupy the highest offices of the land are ignorant in understanding and implimenting of our Constitution’s laws. You have disrespected your fellow Dominicans.

    Mr. James I pray that UWP representation in Parliament after July 9th, 2010 will be effective, and demonstrated with the highest respect, honesty and integrity. Remember that the youth, Dominica’s future leaders need your guide. Be a positive example. In order words, Mr. James stop being hypocritical and practice what you preach.

    Once again Mr. James , success at the polls tommorow.

  7. W
    July 8, 2010

    I would not be one bit surprise if the United Workers Party loses this bi- election. I believe the Labor Party has a plan to consolidate total Political Power in this Country and its coming to fruition and all the Opposition Parties does, is Talk.

    The things we accept in this country would not be tolerated anywhere else in this world, you have a Leader of a country accepting gifts while in office, Nothing done about it, all most three quarters of the population knowing that government officials, people in high and influential places are involved in shaded deals, yet nothings done about it, you have court decisions delayed, people turning the blind eye, yet we sit back and accept it, and yet again nothings done about it. Our leader makes it known in public he has dual citizenship, and says there is nothing anyone or law can do about, knowing this is forbidden under Supreme Laws of this nation yet we allow elections go on, partake in it then complain… I can go on and on and on, bottom line we talk a whole lot and do nothing about it to improve our condition and that’s what the PM knows and that’s why he will accomplish his goal.

  8. hello
    July 8, 2010

    in 95 mr james assured his constituency that he whould fix the road.from marigot pont casse becouse Eugenia Charles did not care about marigot for that road is a major road from marigot to roseau he had four year to do it he did not

  9. 123
    July 8, 2010

    I WOULD BE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY IF YOU LOST YOUR SEAT MR JAMES

  10. July 8, 2010

    Sometimes you abuse your lady and she stand by you.this is exactly what you are doing to the voters of marigot sir.

  11. Anonymous
    July 8, 2010

    Mr James, we are happy that you feel the way you feel, and your abstract protests may be well meaning, but don.t you think that if the people in your constituency think that you were not as serious as you’d implied because the real truth is, after a hard fought battle you won, and you never showed up in parliament, because your party lost. Why should they vote you in again? and will you continue to boycot parliament again? and what difference will they expect this time around?

  12. COMMUNIST
    July 8, 2010

    as a strongh supporter of the labour party i still do hope that mr james will wiseup and man up and go to defend the people who have voted him.find people who can represent the party properly and stop playing kids games. if dominica becomes a 1 party state its through the help and support of mr james and his gang. they are the ones who a looking to make dominica a 1 party state by not attending house sittings .3 seats +3 senators = 6 voices in the house

  13. Nac Vibes
    July 8, 2010

    Good luck Mr James, one day the rest of Dominica will thank you and the people of Marigot for the stance you took against corruption.
    Keep the figtht going.

    Remember, 2000 years ago Jesus christ never weak, he rioted in the temple and chased the vendors to the street.

    And when brother Moses stood befor faroh and demand, let my people go

    So sometimes you got to be a rebel, even though you’re doing righteous work.

    • washie
      August 20, 2011

      @Nac Vibes. There’s a Morgan Heritage song with those lyrics. What’s it called and what riddim is it on. I’ve been looking for it for years now.

  14. WIN
    July 8, 2010

    You will win,and i want you to.Under your administration,drug dealers and crookes police officers were under manners.

  15. Vex with them
    July 8, 2010

    I guess it is obvious for Edison but I want to know how long he will take the people of Marigot for granted.

    Remember Edison, you will not be there for ever.

  16. c.a.w
    July 8, 2010

    All the best tomorrow mr james
    tomorrow will be evident of who your people want in charge
    hope its you,one love

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