John and Baptiste confident as bi-election nears

Hector John. *DNO file pic

Just three days away from the July 9 bi-elections and nominated candidates are expressing confidence that they will emerge victorious at the polls.

UWP candidate for the Salisbury constituency Hector John says focus on agriculture and development of feeder roads are some of his plans for the constituency.

“We are very prepared and everything is underway. We are just waiting for polling day for us to go and exercise our rights. We will send a message to the world that democracy in Dominica is alive and well,” he said.

John said he has been doing his best to bring to the fore, concerns of the Salisbury consistency.

He talked about a resource center, access road and proper water for Morne Rachette residents.

Fishermen lockers and a retaining wall was also mentioned as part of his intentions for the community.

Meantime, DLP candidate for the Marigot constituency Dayton Baptiste says improvement to roads, the construction of a senior citizens home, upgrading of the Marigot hospital and feeder roads for farmers are some of the priority projects when elected.

I am prepared and ready to go. I am just hoping that they would support me. I am ready and prepared to go to parliament. We have a great increase in support, they now have to come and vote on when the time comes,” he said.

According to him, all information on the ground is that the people of Marigot want change and better representation.

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  1. Anonymous
    July 7, 2010

    Salisbury people please be smart stop being fowls. get up from the dirty seats. Please please please don’t vote Hector. Hector please go back to school. Come on Salisburians stop hurting your selfs. We Dominican’s need some honest intelligent and mature gentleman to reppressent us in the house we feel ashamed listening to you all little boys ” via the internet.”

  2. Not Voting For Labour...Never in Life!!!!!!!!!!
    July 7, 2010


  3. pray partner
    July 6, 2010


  4. July 6, 2010

    Mr.Baptist is dreaming as far as I see and read he is just not what we in MARIGOT need at this time he need to know the people work together with them feel their financial pains it was a village of farmers and fishermen banana was the main product of the day yams were at christmas time it was very busy on banana day what happened he talks about the roads and especially the HOSPITAL why now look so close it is to the Airport and look at the condition why dont he go and speak to the staff find out what they need instead he want them to vote for him first before he help how stupid does he believe we the folks are, Baptist dont give us any song and dance because both you and your party know that you do not have a chance to win.

  5. Sout Man
    July 6, 2010

    ” We will send a message to the world that democracy in Dominica is alive and well ” said Mr. Dayton Baptiste. I’m sorry, it was said by John the Baptiste. Now I am very much confused. Is the reporter quoting Mr. Hector John, one of the architects of the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy in Dominica, or the DLP Senator, Dayton Baptiste, from Marigot? Democracy has apparently been restored. If that’s the case, credit is due to the Speaker of the House of Assembly for declaring the seats vacant and to the Prime Minister, for calling the by-election as mandated by the constitution.

    Otherwise, I will need 4 academic degrees to figure this one out. Was the boycott of parliament and the staging of the People’s Parliament just a charade or does Mr. John believe that Dominicans have already forgotten the episode? Please help me understand. I do not care if you carry your academic degree in your pocket or common sense in your brains.

  6. July 6, 2010

    In the interest of tax payers, a psychiatric analysis needs to be performed on the Salisbury constituents. From all reports, if the Ex Parliamentary Representative Mr. Earl Williams had contested the last elections he would have won by a landslide even after being self-exiled for grand larceny and embezzlement. Mr. John has every reason to be confident. He like Mr. Williams is exploiting the daftness of the constituents for his own political gain – and who could blame them. Mr. John has not made it 100% clear that he will attend parliament when he wins the bi-election. I’m close with many people from this constituency who resides in the US and they too are confused as to how the majority of the voters remained medieval thinkers in the 21st century

  7. July 6, 2010

    strange Hector now realises democracy is well and alive! this is contrary to what the UWP has been saying !clearly the uwp does need some direction now Sprag!

  8. Bawi Princess
    July 6, 2010

    just a few days away
    hector de protector

  9. July 6, 2010

    Hector you had the seat and you give it away.Now you back on stage begging for that same seat again.One run away and leave his people with no hope. Hector is not attending work and want the people to vote him back.stop playing games with the voters my friend.Your type of politrick is getting the people nowhere.

  10. Anonymous
    July 6, 2010

    “According to him, all information on the ground is that the people of Marigot want change and better representation.” According to our constitution the only legitimate place for representing those who voted for you is Parliament. Therefore the only to give “better representation” is to go to Parliament.

  11. vacant
    July 6, 2010

    how u going to do that and u not in office stop being a fool uncle

  12. miss salibury
    July 6, 2010

    we will not let u down we are with u my boy

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