UPDATE: Monelle Williams named UWP senator

Williams is the new UWP senator
Williams is the new UWP senator

When parliament meets on Tuesday July 1, the opposition United Workers Party will have a fresh face and voice added to its side in the person of new senator Monelle Williams.
On Friday, the UWP announced that Williams was named senator on it side.
Williams told Friday’s press conference that her gift is her love for people and this she will take to parliament.
“I love to help people attain success, and so I take this passion with me into parliament,” she noted.
She said she is honored to be selected by the UWP to be a senator.
“I am honored that my peers have selected me for appointment as a senator in parliament of Dominica,” she stated. “As I enter parliament, I enter a new journey but I am ready. I will be bringing a high level of debate to parliament. I rise to make parliament aware of the things that matter most to the people of Dominica, especially the women of Dominica and the people of the St. Joseph constituency.”
Opposition leader, Hector John, described Williams as the most dynamic young politician in the present male dominated political race.
“A young politician who continues to rise and make a mark in Dominica’s politics,” he said.
According to him, Williams will add gender balance to the House.
He also thanked the former Senator Ronnie Isidore, who Williams is replacing, for his contribution to parliament.
When questioned on how Williams was chosen, John said it was “very simple.”
He disclosed that the matter was discussed at a management meeting of the UWP and several factors were taken into consideration.
“We looked at her youthfulness, gender balance, what she brings to the people of Dominica and right now Monelle Williams is the ideal person to be a senator in Parliament,” John stated.

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101 Comments

  1. bold and beautiful
    June 30, 2014

    on behalf of team dominica for the paix bouche people
    I expected eunica to be chosen as senator instead of monel because monel has nothing to lose when she stay where she is already out side but the little birds told me that eunica has plenty to lose by living what she have to come back to sweet paix bouche in dominica and looooooose . oh but I taught eunica was more qualified than monel . I know she will be needing a salary to just like monel in the next few months hope all u will find her a ship in the senat so she can take a tour too. looolllllooolll lollllll looooool.
    all u will stay blue vex . haaahhh heeeeeehhh haaaah lolollolo

  2. radic
    June 30, 2014

    for over 4yrs uwp have not sat In the house to represent they people who elected them, now they have appointed this young lady to the position of senator and they are finally going to the house. lol, monel need to look out they have a plan against you young lady. they have not even taken you to the peoples house before . oh by the way what has happen to the peoples house {circus show} they shot it down man. any way happy monel u got a job so as to take care of your kids. but I aint hearing nothing about hon Norris what’s up with him. Hope to hear uwp next top model in the house. finally just to prove how foolish most supporters of the peoples circus is just look out after this comment

  3. Kandy
    June 30, 2014

    that is very sad eh… monelle as a senator… not sad sorry just unbelievably hilarious!!! smdh

  4. representation
    June 30, 2014

    strategist go team Dominica go your symbol is the saw keep it sharp this lady is an ace card your move is just right .

  5. Smart Cats??????????
    June 30, 2014

    Alas Monelle, i feel sorry for you . Dem smart cats use you to just expose and show your weakness..
    Why couldnt Thompson, Lennox himself or Sikerree or all those dynamic men of UWP go … saying they love women that is just mouth talk… Monelle while i support you as a woman you needed some experience before entering Parliament girl.. Spaggs there so long and look at majee he doing.

    Secondly, Lennox could not expose his weakness yet not on live TV…. and too compound the situation he would have had to take oath infront of Charles Savarin lollolololll and then to hear Madame Speaker tell him Retract your statement Sir, will cause Lennox to give the lady a colpein… Before nothing let Monelle go and face that dragon…
    Eh bein weh Workers zors bein pwi….

  6. Anonymous
    June 30, 2014

    there will one be one woman prime minister in dominica and that’s mamo mary euginia Charles but congrats to u monelle

  7. A Doubting Thomas
    June 30, 2014

    I just heard two people replaced the UWP former named candidate. One as Senator and one as their Candidate in Mahaut. That man must have been really leader material for the UWP. Makes you wonder of the real reasons why he was dismissed.

    I wish the new Senator well in Parliament. But I would wonder why not the Party Leader.

    I guess he wants the PM job period and since he cannot have the job of the Leader of the Opposition because he is not an elected member; he does not want the Member for Salisbury as his boss in Parliament, so he is staying out because he would not have too much authority in the House.

  8. Vi massive
    June 30, 2014

    Congratulations is in order to this up and coming brilliant young leader… First, let me start by saying im not supporting party,but hats off to the leadership of the united workers party,that move just tilt the election on your side… Great political move.. Monelle please don’t get cut up in back and fourth, all eyes on you keep your cool..again congrats..

  9. Anonymous
    June 30, 2014

    Pa Pa bon Dieu eh be me ro ro

  10. JoJo
    June 29, 2014

    I have to laugh you know. The P.M. may have prevailed upon Miss Williams previous employer, with whom he has close connections , to sack her only for it to turn and bite him in the butt with a vengeance. She who laughs, last laughs best for true.

    • A Doubting Thomas
      June 30, 2014

      I see it as a poor move on the behalf of the UWP but an excellent one for the Government and the incumbent Parl Rep and for us the people to see. Let the Opposition keep on making a mockery of the system. While we the people have the power to keep them in opposition for a very long time.

      In what country, you would find a person who wants to be the Prime Minister would not do all in his power to go to Parliament as soon as possible.

      Normally the first thing a Leader does if that is the true intention is have a by election in a safe seat and get to parliament as soon as possible.

      But unfortunately not the UWP. They are not a serious party. They are many things but a serious contender for the Government of Dominica? Heaven help us.

      They say they want the PM to call elections. They keep on telling us, even before elections are constitutionally due. That is one thing they are doing to feel relevant, while the government is working.

      We are not even certain the wanna be PM know what constituency he will be running. It would not surprise if when elections are called that he is no longer a candidate.

      Thank God we can count on the PM and the Government, to do what is in our best interest.

  11. del
    June 29, 2014

    It was a sympathy act so don’t take it for granting.

  12. real possie
    June 29, 2014

    I see most of the UWP supporters on here joyous I even seen one said that CH and the PM must be regretting what they did that one was real funny, now you guys keep looking at things blindly they think they did Monelle a favor but they just hung her out on the line like newly washed clothes, you might ask why I say that, they only gave her the senator ship position because yes she is out of a job the sad thing she will be exposed before her political carrier even start it will show how ill prepared she is. Standing on a podium and telling people what they want to hear and raising issues in the house and making headway is two different beast at least if you had win and you went into the house you would have five years to learn the ropes but to just enter the house at that stage was ill advised but hey these people cant seem to do anything right anyway.

  13. yesss ii
    June 29, 2014

    well she couldnt stay unemployed with 3 children on her hand….. so i guess she get the easy way out. senatorship at 1500 a month…. im sure thats more than wat she made at clear harbor

  14. Lawyer
    June 29, 2014

    Here we go again! The leader cannot see himslef being led by Spaggs John, the biggest, most celebrated incompetent person to serve Dominica at the level of Leader of Opposition Leader. Can you imagine we have a Leader of Opposition who cannot command a decent position in the heirachy of his party. they have relegated him to the position of Vice President,, imagine. What about the Presidency, Political Leader, Deputy political, Leader, General Secretary etc – Vice President of an opposition party in Dominica? What is his role? Absolutely no respect. They are just scared of removing him only for fear of the wrath of the Bawi people

  15. Face the Facts
    June 29, 2014

    No one has mentioned about her credentials and her capability of representing the St. Joseph people. What are her credentials?
    You have much to state if DLP chooses a candidate. Let us hear your views, the truth of the matter, pertaining to her credentials, not mainly as a woman but as a suitable political candidate. The people need to hear and read about it.

    • TOUCARIE
      June 29, 2014

      reggie say she like cow meat… but is goat meat he himself like… so who smelling like RAM? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • C
      June 30, 2014

      what are the credentials of the leeches on the labor ticket??

  16. vieille case
    June 29, 2014

    this is what amtalking about

  17. true representation
    June 29, 2014

    progressive move, with the intention of represent the voiceless

  18. Labor hater
    June 29, 2014

    I bet u clear harbor regretting wat they did and skerrit saying oh lord wat am I to do next lol # when god has blessed u n he has a plan for u no one can ruin it #yay monell

  19. Oh Come on.....
    June 29, 2014

    “We looked at her youthfulness, gender balance, what she brings to the people of Dominica and right now Monelle Williams is the ideal person to be a senator in Parliament,” John stated.

    Youthfulness, Gender…. oh kay……

  20. LABOUR
    June 28, 2014

    UWP still will not win. Dat ………. all you put as senator dare self GOOD LUCK!! 8-O. All UWP can do is nonesense dat is why they will NEVER come into power. LOOL :lol:

    • June 30, 2014

      It is because you love your PM more than Dominica well you don’t deserve to be rewarded for your stupidity But TEAM DOMINICA UWP will form the next GOV’T of Dominica.

  21. Another monell
    June 28, 2014

    What are the requirements for being senator?
    What degree must you hold?
    I need to know

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2014

      …don’t worry yourself. You obviously haven’t got what it takes.

      • another monell
        June 30, 2014

        i feel sorry for you…. foolish and blind

  22. Tresbien
    June 28, 2014

    Thanks, now I see it.

  23. June 28, 2014

    This is fantastic ,good move Mr. Linton . With Monelle in the house debates will be interesting . Bravo !

  24. T mama
    June 28, 2014

    Wonderful!!!!!!!!! Keep stepping out in Faith…..Time for Change.

  25. not again
    June 28, 2014

    Its time to hand the leadership of our country to Mr Lennox Linton. Cleraly the man is an inclusive ,dynamic,effective and potent leader

  26. Me Myself I Glad
    June 28, 2014

    congratulations Miss Monelle Williams you are one of the many Dominicans women who is not intimidated by gutter politics. You will be a good rep in the house, i wish you well.

  27. kimrah
    June 28, 2014

    congrats to you monelle :wink:

  28. Tresbien
    June 28, 2014

    :-D Congratulations..Just what is needed. Bold and Beautiful. God Bless the winds of change..

  29. Precious
    June 28, 2014

    Monelle I RISE with u congratulations are in order good move by team Dominica I like. It I really like it

  30. Anonymous
    June 28, 2014

    nice lovely

  31. SUPPORTER
    June 28, 2014

    Where is the support for Monell is she not the one the UWP supporter wanted to be Senator you all flock DNO with any activity that is in connection with the party are you all disappointed. We wanted change now it’s here you go girl in their face.

  32. Lucy
    June 28, 2014

    She’s lovely.
    [img]https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/monelle-300×272.jpg[/img]

  33. Da Woman
    June 28, 2014

    You are the next female Prime Minister of Dominica. Keep up the fight , because there will be many temptations and challenges. Long is the road but sweet is the victory.

  34. Congrats
    June 28, 2014

    Next female P.M of Dominica.

  35. A Valley Man
    June 28, 2014

    Another wise and sound decision by the leadership of UWP/Team Dominica .I have no doubt whatsoever that Monel will give effective representation to the People of St Joe and she will champion the plight of women in Parliament. That is just the first step for you Monel ,the next giant step is when the people of the St Joseph Constituency endorse you as their next Parliamentary Representative in the next General Election. Continue to rise and shine Honourable Senator.

  36. Gabriel St Jean
    June 27, 2014

    Bold and Brilliant move i think that the woman has BALLS and she is an inspiration to women and young people in particular; through-out Dominica and the entire Caribbean. Go girl go! keep up the fight and do not let your guard down we have your back. Talk nah nay-sayers.

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2014

      Throughout the entire Caribbean????? :lol: That is some kind of joke…….what the ……. has Monelle done to merit that statement ….Ebeh zor UWP pa feb

  37. St.Joe
    June 27, 2014

    Hi Mr.Skeritt I would just like you to know that half, half is a whole so Monelle is in the house in whole. I would like to tell you and K. Darroux that more is to rise with Monelle Williams there is light at the end of the tunnel

    • Anonymous
      June 30, 2014

      Kelver is a nice enough fellow but a whimp compared with Monelle, let’s be honest.

  38. realist#1
    June 27, 2014

    Don’t let anything stop you. There will be times when you’ll be disappointed, but you can’t stop. Make yourself the very best that you can make of what you are. The very best.
    – Sadie T. Alexander

    Knowing that we can make a difference in this world is a great motivator. How can we know this and not be involved?
    – Susan Jeffers

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
    – Margaret Mead

  39. Observer
    June 27, 2014

    Congratulations Senator Williams…I wish you much success!

  40. WE VOTING UWP
    June 27, 2014

    Congratulations. You will do us proud

    • Anonymous
      June 30, 2014

      Like Sabina Williams the last uwp female senator heehee. UWP like the Williams women papa or not? LEt see how long this one will last, I suspect its a consolation prize.

  41. keep it Real
    June 27, 2014

    I knew that what was going to happen so my dear palrep you are soon to be the senjoseph representative harts off to you after they fire you from your job God open a door for you Skerrit believe only he and his croonies will eat but his is not God . Blessing on your new jpbs

  42. ST.JOE
    June 27, 2014

    Mr.Skeritt just to inform you a half plus a half is a whole so Monelle is now there in whole. Look out Skeritt and K. Darroux that is just the beginning of better things to come, there is light at the end of the tunnel

  43. Anonymous
    June 27, 2014

    God bless you Monell

  44. Anonymous
    June 27, 2014

    Roosevelt outflanked again! Who will have to bear his wrath for not seeing this coming? The biggest irony of all is that his Govt. now will have to pay Ms. Williams salary and expenses. Oh boy, things getting really exciting, something is happening and it does not come in a red plastic bag. I sitting on the verandah with a cold beer and watching it all, a free show.

  45. sac sot
    June 27, 2014

    Baytch, en choo zoh. If you all do not like to see her in your face, then dissolve the house and call elections.

  46. MAHAUT
    June 27, 2014

    Ronnie what position does your part have for you now maybe deputy PM change is a must.

  47. rainbow
    June 27, 2014

    WOW I rise to congratulate Monell. My people love people who can speak, We are behind you all the way girl.

  48. linky
    June 27, 2014

    well done

  49. call it
    June 27, 2014

    Change is a must!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  50. Anonymous
    June 27, 2014

    congratulation Miss Williams! May God guide and protect you. Always go to Him in prayer. With Him all things are possible. Congrats again..blessings!

  51. June 27, 2014

    So proud of u my girl.To clear harbor all shall eat.Take that.

  52. maindesk
    June 27, 2014

    Rise Monel rise and may all of Dominica rise in the next elections as Monelle has done

  53. mee
    June 27, 2014

    Wash ur foot an come in,,who so ever will may come..look a joke

  54. June 27, 2014

    i rise she really rise this time …welcome on the train …u will be the best woman speaker in the house now …we had two half and half in there so please teach them how to speak..i love that woman :wink:

  55. Anonymous
    June 27, 2014

    Rejoice, finally a real woman in the House. It will certainly liven up the proceedings.

  56. %
    June 27, 2014

    IS SHE THE SAME LADY Dunce cat Reggie tried to embarrass in her own village OF ST JOSEPH??????????
    Well with Lennox Linton as leader of the party, and with the calibre of potent and respected candidates in Team Dominica, this comes as no surprise. The leader himself is a strong advocate against women abuse and women exploitation, especilly when the abuse and exploitation are committed by leaders amongst us. WOW GREAT MOVE INDEED!
    LOVE YOU MONELL!

    • 767
      June 30, 2014

      Monell not from st.joseph get that straight! she is from layou park

  57. timama
    June 27, 2014

    go go monelle 4 it. we love u. congrats!!

  58. AA
    June 27, 2014

    Now that is what you call leadership. I bet they was expecting the leader to put himself there but no that is what you call leadership and team, that is what you call putting country before self. LET ME HEAR THE CRITICS.

  59. %
    June 27, 2014

    Let me take the opportunity to congratulate Team Dominica/UWP for this forward looking position to make Monell Williams senator. This young lady is certainly one to look out for in the future, in terms of her political contribution to this poor country of ours.
    This is indeed a forward looking move by the party, so let me again congratulate the leader, the patriot and statesman, the eloquent and visionary LENNOX LINTON, and the rest of the team. You all keep making me feel prouder and prouder to be a UWPite every passing moment. Keep up the good work. I am doing my share on the ground 24hours a day.
    The earlier we gert rid of the evil, INSULTIVE, DUNCE and corrupt ones, the better for the country.
    HOW LONG?
    NOT LONG!

  60. wellwisher
    June 27, 2014

    A very good choice. This lady is very good speaker, regardless of the party, she has very good public speaking skills and I must commend her on that

  61. !
    June 27, 2014

    Who will swear her in? Di SAME Charles Savarin?
    Congrats young lady!

  62. June 27, 2014

    Congratulations! That was a total surprise. Wishing you best of luck in all your endeavors.

  63. Grand Bay Yard-fowl
    June 27, 2014

    Good and sound judgment call for a political star in the making.

    She can weather the storms from any angle, capable in standing on her own and certainly will be the most competent female in the house. Congratulations Monelle Williams! Dominica can depend on you. Go lady go!

  64. Dominican
    June 27, 2014

    Congratulations my fair lady…! I am a woman and I am so proud of you..! Keep it up..!

  65. Doc. love
    June 27, 2014

    I wish to congratulate Miss. Monell Williams, excellent choice by UWP Team Dominica’s leader Mr. Lennox Linton .Despite all the political mapuis which has been pelted at Mr. Linton by the Skeritt Administration and supporters, he has always tried to accommodate their wishes. When he was a radio talk show host, they asked him to become a politician, he has done so. They asked him for a plan, he has presented a plan of 5000 jobs in three years. They asked him to return home while over seas on business, so that they could serve him with court papers, he has done so. The criticized him for not having a lady in the Parliament, he has given them Miss Monell Williams. He has done everything Skeritt and DLP have requested. Now is his turn, he wants Skeritt’s job, I hope there will not be a problem when the General Elections are held.

    • Dominican
      June 27, 2014

      There weren’t be..!

      • June 29, 2014

        Well whoever you are the gravy train is coming to a halt so get off and find yourself work to do their will be no more hand outs.

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2014

      I like this. I really this. You are on point, Doc

    • Ce Sa
      June 27, 2014

      He doesn’t want that present job, marred and bruised beyond recognition, you not seeing the office needs new furnitures and a fresh coat of paint. God is the one that is going to put Linton in that brand new office.

    • Disciple
      June 28, 2014

      Won’t be happening but it’s quite ok to dream!!!

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2014

      Anyone can present a plan. How efficacious or even sustainable is that plan is another question. The indicators show that this plan is just a BUBBLE.

    • Oh Come on.....
      June 29, 2014

      LOL. Are you some type of comedian… Like a Dave Chapelle ? U cracked me up.

  66. Anonymous
    June 27, 2014

    “I am honored. There will be more debate in the House of Assembly now,” Williams said at the press conference.

    • Peeping Tom
      June 29, 2014

      I wonder what this “more debate in the House” means.

      1. Monelle will insist that the UWpwee team cancel its strategy of boycotts and remain in the House to debate? This would certainly raise the amount of time spent debating.
      2. Monelle will somehow persuade the lawmakers to create rules that allow her, specifically, more speaking time so that she can “debate”.
      3. The UWPwee team in the House was asleep all along and so, now that Monelle is there we will now have “debate” from the blues. (Of course, if this is what she means she would only be confirming what we already know, that the blues were usually absent and when they were there they were either noisy and disruptive or superficial in their contributions.)
      4. (Fill the blank….!)

      • Intellect
        June 30, 2014

        All what you have said is true. What really does
        monelle mean, and does that reflect on the DLP or the UWP. Because if there wasn’t debate in the house before is not the fault of the DLP. If the Opposition doesn’t participate in discussion, doesn’t bring ideas forward, in all, doesn’t do what they are being paid to do in the House of Parliament, then that comment that Monelle made about ‘there will b debate now’.. only reflects that this woman is going to come in here and do better that the existing senators and parl reps for the UWP has done. You are so engulfed in a them and us tug of war, you don’t even realize that this comment does not reflect bad on the DLP, but on the UWP. Monelle is proclaiming herself as the ‘Savior’ of the UWP.

  67. LISTEN!!!!!
    June 27, 2014

    UWP is empowering our women while our current government is allowing them to morally decay by taking advantage of our women using the public purse ( Our Tax Monies)

    Welcome Monelle!!!!! You have Risen!!!!

  68. ehhhhhh
    June 27, 2014

    i like that..i like that..i really like that….big up..big up monell williams :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

  69. Asking Questions!!
    June 27, 2014

    When you look at the history of political representatives in Senjo over the last 25 years, not one of the representatives, who after winning the seat, was part of the opposition party. To put it blunt, jean Senjo don’t vote for the losing party. With this fact in mind, I’d like to know, will Monelle be the one to bring about a “Change” in the Senjo Political trend? Or will she be a victim of history?
    MONELLE WILLIAMS, CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW APPOINTMENT!

    • rainbow
      June 27, 2014

      true say. Don’t worry she will be on the government side when election is called.

  70. Left Labor
    June 27, 2014

    Good move Team Dominica. I believe Roni was a drag on the Party. I think he was the week link and we all know a chain is as strong as its weakest link.

  71. Case Closed
    June 27, 2014

    I am happy for this fine lady. She is good. Life has to go on. The constituecies and Dominica by extension are no one’s willed estate.

    • MAMIE
      June 27, 2014

      I wish I could “fave” that comment. Admin, please put a fave button.

  72. Jay
    June 27, 2014

    Well done..congrats to Monell.wasit not Skeritt who said she was half and half..ok now she is in whole now..salary is secured from the treasury

    • Dominica..!
      June 27, 2014

      You got that right..!

    • Face the Facts
      June 27, 2014

      Until next year after the election is called? We will hear and see.

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2014

      thats why they choose her …. to give her a salary. chupes

      • June 30, 2014

        Don’t put blight on yourself . The lady has three mouths to feed . Monelle is a child of God too. Politics have distorted your mind . Shame on you .

  73. Voice
    June 27, 2014

    Cyah keep a good woman down! When a door closes on God’s children, he always opens a window at a minimum. The pure of heart and spirit can’t be kept down, none ‘tall.

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