IN PICTURES: UWP rally in Newtown

On Sunday November 9, the United Workers Party (UWP) held a rally in the Newtown Savannah.

The rally featured speakers from the Party’s hierarchy including party leader, Lennox Linton and UWP candidate for the Roseau South constituency, Joshua Francis.

See photos below from the event.

All photos by Zaimis Olmos

 

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56 Comments

  1. rainbow
    November 13, 2014

    boy look people. change is a must

  2. SM
    November 11, 2014

    Seems like DNO website is down?

  3. November 10, 2014

    UWP Team Dominica, is a party with a Righteous Cause. The supporters are not looking to Receive but to give to the cause in contrast to the labour party who believes that they must entice the people with bribes to vote for them.The people will have no genuine love for those who believes that bribes and seduction is the way to win their hearts .

  4. Mee3
    November 10, 2014

    Huge crowd but crowd is not all, you need to VOTE. I think the people at the UWP convension got to listen to one of the most powerful speaches ever on a political platform in Dominica which was given by Mr.Francis. If you wasn’t sure where you would put your cross after listening to him, i think you know now. Mr. Linton ccame in after and agian with no force explain to people and giving them fact. I have never seen men on a platform so calm and to the point without trying to degrade anyone or their family. That is wht we need in Dominica, not a man telling you what your father did, or how you ugly or always vex. That is what you calling a meeting, good work UWP, good work.
    I listen to Mr.Austrie and the man started talking about the Baptiste father and his shop and how he had a book with the names of people who owes him. After he died Mr Baptist went around Castle Bruce trying to collect the monies. I mean come on man, we are in 2014, that was 1995 politics.

  5. November 10, 2014

    This whole political landscape in Dominica has evolved into a color war very much like the Crips and Bloods of California, USA! It seems like for most people, issues, ideas, philosophies, ideologies, principles and character are irrelevant. It’s simply an “us against them” mentality. A red against blue gang war where the best interest of Dominica hangs in the balance.
    This is not a one-sided mentality, but a permeating mindset perpetuated by both sides of the political spectrum. Dominica is indeed polarized, separated, divided and marginalized by color. Dominica at this time seems hopeless at achieving the true benefits and ideals of democracy. Color based politics creates gang mentality. Instead of gravitating to ideas and solutions people just “affiliate” according to color.
    The gangs in California would fit in perfectly right now. They would see Dominica as their haven where mostly ALL citizens are “affiliated” with one color or another. Bloods are red, Crips are blue! The rest of the Democratic world laughs at Dominica and the state of her politics. Do not for one second believe that we are not being watched.
    Our Island Home is now so comfortably in bed with Communist countries, it is simply idiotic to believe that the larger democratic world is not paying attention…stay tuned…

  6. November 10, 2014

    Pm most go,labor not working.Dominican if u blow this one,You will be very sorry.I so sick of all these begging going on in Dominica.That’s one reason i dnt like to visit.To many beggars.

  7. November 10, 2014

    Respect goes out to every supporter of every party!
    Dominica needs what’s best!
    What’s best is shown inn the pics above!
    Its nothing strange…… Its time for change!

  8. November 10, 2014

    Lets support plans and ideas! Our country has issues! These issues need to be dealt with!
    Dominica can do better! Wee need the best! I am unsatisfied with the DLP!
    Its time for change!

  9. love I
    November 10, 2014

    Great rally….Supporters are feeling energized now…Thanks to Team Dominica….WORKERS!!!!!!!!

  10. uwp in uk
    November 10, 2014

    so dno bias toward uwp then?..come on pics dnt lie..aceept the pic and get outta here!

  11. uwp in uk
    November 10, 2014

    look a crowd…workersssssssssssssssssss..good thing my holiday was booked for the 5th dec..i will be there!

  12. str8up
    November 10, 2014

    i must be honest and say that thats a big crowd.. However , still not enough.. Also in all honesty the UWP candidates do not look like leaders, they don’t look like people to represent dominica at all. Joshua francis is the only one who looks presentable. but the rest…. nope.. very poor.. indeed.

    • July Gem
      November 11, 2014

      Such ignorance. Who are you to say what people should loo like? Its where their hearts are that matters. Once their hearts are for the people thats whtas counts . So you should just shut up and do some research on politics…IDIOT !!!!

    • rainbow
      November 13, 2014

      you wanted them to dress in satan colours of red and black? They are humble people.

  13. Barb-Sepant
    November 10, 2014

    UWPwi need gas, a push or a starter because they they pwi in New Town!!

  14. pam
    November 10, 2014

    dats what ever body vex bout 5 more years LABOUR KA TWAVAY

  15. Concern citizen
    November 10, 2014

    What you all need to think about, do you want progress and development to continue in country or do you want to go backwards, no development or progress, in debt, No future for your people, no education. There are lots more you all should think about before going to the poll. Look at the bigger picture no the know.

  16. New Town
    November 10, 2014

    I was very impressed with the trun out for Team Dominica. Dominicans are finally getting to see the truth.
    Lennox was very articulate as usual and sound more like a modern day leader who internationals can trust and understand.

  17. Possie
    November 10, 2014

    This was a bumper crowd UWP had! oh yes I must say now that change is coming to my country.
    No more hand-outs, threatening language and victimization. After December 8 we can all live free again.
    I call on Postsmouth and Grandbay people to get away from their sheepish ways vote for change.

  18. joe
    November 10, 2014

    Well i myself is not about CROWD am about the MESSAGE and honestly i went to both Rallies and can tell you the DLP has more Statesmen and Women, their message is clear and well articulated.

    I listened to Lennox on Sunday and everything was so generalized, example “We will create 5,000 Jobs in the first 3 years; Create Industries; pay the public servants back their 5% taken from them way as well as paying them and increase” REALLY LENNOX???

    That too me sounds real foolish honestly!!!!!

    Skerrit ion the other hand promised to continue on his current path of development which includes a new state of the art Hospital, but what really impresses me with the DLP is the quest to ensure we are ENERGY Independent meaning FOSSIL FREE… therefore reducing the cost of energy, that makes lots of sense to me. I only heard UWP articulate their policy once on this when they said they will put this Geothermal Energy on hold whilst they explore safety and other sources of energy perceived to be safer.

    I think they are only scaring the Laudat voters hoping to gain political points.

    I will vote for the DLP if for nothing else but this..

    My other concern is when Lennox claimed that it’s his Families in Europe financing the uwp campaign… I mean SERIOUSLY?? Nah i cannot accept that at all, so the UWP is political Party owned and managed by Lennox and his well to do families in Europe? So UWP as a party has absolutely NO FRIENDS?? Not even China that is every political party in Dominica friend??

  19. humble_me
    November 10, 2014

    You all are all confused.

  20. Massacre
    November 10, 2014

    Thank you DNO for bringing both sides.

  21. Anonymous
    November 10, 2014

    We going all the way with the workers party

  22. 5 MORE YEARS
    November 10, 2014

    What I want to know is When Labour WINS (you know deep down we are going to win) again, how are you all going to get on with life?

    paramedics on standby :-P

  23. We The People
    November 10, 2014

    I was there, massive crowd, I was at the red rally before, saw pics showing massive crowds and there had spaces in the area that wasn’t filled. I was happy to see such a crowd, they wasn’t promised anything to be there, not payed anything, they wanted to be there. The day before all the gas in st joe finish, free gas for a labor rally.

    • Patsy
      November 10, 2014

      what a rally! People were just happy to be there

    • emilia
      November 10, 2014

      My friend you aint speaking the truth . There were people outside to fill the park . Mud hindered people from being in there . Now had you walked the street on Saturday night you’d notice that had the crowd in Roseau to fit in the newtown savannah , you’d have enlargen the field all the way to the gasoline staion in high street . Your park had people scattered and one could easily find those they long to see in quick time . Savannah was empty .

  24. Lock it in
    November 10, 2014

    Come on people don’t be fooled. If the labour party wasn’t doing something good in there. The Dominican people wouldn’t put them back in for the second term. And about to take the third term by a sand storm again.

  25. rosa parks
    November 10, 2014

    You all did not expect such a large turn out…. now all saying those pics is from one angle. Keep all up opinion to all self labor spies. Indeed there was a sea of blue….

    • emilia
      November 10, 2014

      friend the crowd is same from 2009 . election has been won already .

  26. Anonymous
    November 10, 2014

    What a poor turn out. You see that is what I do not like with Lennox Linton. He making them take out photos of a massive crowd fooling the people again. I was there and the photos we are all view right now was in a certain area only. I was there, I can see myself in the photo and I can tell you that the other side of the area had nobody .I thinking hard about voting for Joshua now. You fooling me man.

    • rosa parks
      November 10, 2014

      So numbers is what will influence your vote?…. well keep your vote. Trying to debase the party and it’s followers. There was a large turn out so stop lying. You’re a labor spy

    • Honest Dominican
      November 10, 2014

      You lie.. you already made up your mind to vote for Ambrose anyway. None of your nonesense! We are wiser than you are!

    • Papa Dom
      November 10, 2014

      What an ignorant statement to make! You are free to vote for whomever you wish but ur vote either way should not depend on the number of people at an event. How do you blame Lenox for pics on DNO?

    • Nuff respect
      November 10, 2014

      That is senseless ! U want pics to be taken where there are no people .
      Another thing stop deceiving people The crowd was huge and yes i was at the same rally you were.
      Lastly Mr. Francis is a much better man than ambrose in all respects. If you keep your vote.vote for the demonic leader you want to vote for.simple
      We not begging.

    • Tapir
      November 10, 2014

      as a photographer at an event, would you take photos of the audience or photos of empty space inbetween @ the event? your ignorance is amazing…..

    • July Gem
      November 11, 2014

      So silly so you voting based on crowd? What a joke…Wake up my fello Dominincan dont be fooled by crowds big or small . Listen to the message !!!

  27. little Jesus
    November 10, 2014

    But has Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit told us why he chose Dec. 8 for the election? Is there something that needs immediate attention or a cover up? Well here is why we will be voting on Dec. 8:
    1. December is the month we celebrate the birth of Jesus according to apostle Matthew. 1:21 “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus…”

    2. The prophet and Agriculture Minister, Matthew Walter introduced us to another jesus

    3. The prophet Matthew Walter was about to make another announcement that involves his jesus, but in interest of the party, they decided to call the elction first.
    Enough of the politics lets sing now since we had so much music this weekend. here is the lyrics of a song I love. It’s very long so I will give you the site so u could listen and sing with me. http://www.metrolyrics.com/my-confessions-part-two-lyrics-usher.html

    These are my confessions
    Just when I thought I said all I could say
    My chick on the side said she got one on the way
    These are my confessions
    Man I’m thrown and I dont know what to do
    I guess I gotta give part 2 of my confessions
    If I’m gonna tell it then I gotta tell it all
    Damn near cried when I got that phone call
    I’m so throwed and I don’t know what to do
    But to give you part 2 of my confessions

    Now this gon’ be the hardest thing I think I ever had to do
    Got me talkin’ to myself askin’ how I’m gon’ tell you
    ’bout that chick on part 1 I told ya’ll I was creepin’ with, creepin’ with
    Said she’s 3 months pregnant and she’s keepin’ it
    The first thing that came to mind was you
    Second thing was how do I know if it’s mine and is it true
    Third thing was me wishin’ that I never did what I did
    How I ain’t ready for no kid and bye bye to our relationship

    http://www.metrolyrics.com/my-confessions-part-two-lyrics-usher.h

  28. Change is a must
    November 10, 2014

    Massive turnout of UWP supporters…I can feel the wind of change blowing stronger and stronger ever day
    Oh Yes..the YOUTH are in it too..
    .FORWARD EVER BACKWARD NEVER WITH THE UWP….
    CHANGE IS A MUST…NOT AN OPTION..

  29. Salisbury
    November 10, 2014

    5 more years

    • rainbow
      November 13, 2014

      of hardship? no way. change is a must

  30. Supporter
    November 10, 2014

    I was there and disappointed in my fellow supporter turn out. Unfortunately, this is not a true representation – that’s just one side of the stage – same people in all the shots, zoomed from the stage. One side of the savanna was pretty much empty. Come on, we can do better. Change!!!

    • ...........
      November 10, 2014

      Have no fear my dear…A lot of us supporters stayed at home and watched the rally on CBN4NEWS.COM. We are civil servants and scared of victimization.
      BUT ON DECEMBER 8, 2014 WE WILL TEACH SKERRIT A LESSON….

      • Supporter
        November 10, 2014

        I don’t want to hear that victimization story. I am a civil servant too and we have supporters and candidates working in the sysytem effectively. Sometimes these things are all in our minds. Come out and support the party, and when we at work we work like professionals. Part of the problem is WE as a people need to keep it professional at work. We need to FLOOD the next meeting!!! CHANGE!!!

      • Anonymous555
        November 10, 2014

        For so long i hearin about victimization from the labour party admin.15yrs…so why now would we victimize the civil servants,what poor excuse (ole Skool Tactics) allu jus spellbound by what allu seein …m b workers turnin red slowly they seein the truth..but after the elections they will get their raise 3.3.n4 doh worry allu head take it from me….it’s in the works.

        and to end i was really taken aback by what i saw lastnite at newtown thought it would been jammed pack 65% full and newtown playin field so small….workers can do better support allu party…shate man. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

      • lol
        November 10, 2014

        Propaganda at its best! lol….scared of victimization? lol

    • hot
      November 10, 2014

      You are such a deceiver. You are a liar. You were shocked and couldn’t believe what you saw. There was a massive crowd at the UWP rally. I was there. Oh, what kind of people are we. Some people are just evil.

    • Observer
      November 10, 2014

      Whether it was one side of the stage..this is a fairly large crowd

  31. truth.
    November 10, 2014

    Thanks for photos but please next time have them clearer and better angles, for there was a sea of UWP supporters.your photos dont portray the crowd.

    • DANZIGER
      November 10, 2014

      Remember we have sea= lamer, see= voir and si pa ka montèe morne. Carol S, I see your picture.

  32. God have mercy
    November 10, 2014

    The God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob . Father I pray that as u did so many million years ago. That you separate that red sea, and let your people go. . Deliver your people from the hands of the Pharaoh who is rising up on my lovely island Dominica. This man has literally placed himself as God as did the Pharaoh so many years ago..We are seeing the victimization and the onslaught of a new generation of evil. Father Father open that red sea..so your people can walk free. In Jesus name . Amen.

    • God have mercy
      November 10, 2014

      If you think about it. Skerrit is like the Pharaoh in the Bible. No power is above him. He insults the laws and the constitution of our beloved island. He is a law unto himself. Our our 21st Century Pharaoh , A rule of terror. Lord I raise this island up to you.

      • DANZIGER
        November 10, 2014

        Which sea the mighty RED SEA you joking.

  33. Wooshhhhh
    November 10, 2014

    Look at PEOPLE!!! Dominicans are speaking out. No more begging… we strive to be independent. We are hard working people. No more handouts. Give us room to explode!!! We on fire. We taking back our country. We give you a chance and you blew it.

  34. Anonymous
    November 10, 2014

    Next time DNO take the pics from the back of the crowd to show the true picture

    • Nuff respect
      November 10, 2014

      Nonsense

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