Salybia constituency to choose DLP candidate

Casius Darroux (left) and Cozier Frederick plans to represent the DLP in the Salybia constituency
Casius Darroux (left) and Cozier Frederick plan to represent the DLP in the Salybia constituency

Members of the Salybia Dominica Labour Party (DLP) constituency executive are meeting tonight to choose a candidate who will represent the party at the next general elections.

China-educated Casius Darroux and UWI graduate, Cozier Frederick, are vying for the position.

“I am a prospective nominee, yes,” Frederick, a school teacher, told DNO on Wednesday. “The Salybia constituency has had a serious problem with representation over the years and I would love to represent people at the highest level.”

Recently Darroux’s name was mentioned as a possible replacement to the present MP, Ashton Graneau. On Wednesday he confirmed that he is on the cards for the top spot.

Both men told DNO on Wednesday that they have big plans for the constituency and the Kalinago community.

“It’s about moving the community forward; it’s not about the breaking down of each other, but about empowering each other,” Frederick said. “And it’s kind of sad when you have communities that have only one person who think they can represent. I think every community should have at least three prospective persons.”

According to Frederick, there is no push by anyone or any group to elevate the Kalinago community.

“So at this point I feel, that I have certain skills that I can lend to the community itself to help them boost their image and help with employment and build self esteem and to move our small community forward,” he said.

Some of the issues he wants to look at include land ownership, the impact of indigenous conventions around the world on the Kalinago people, and using the community as a tourism product.

Darroux mentioned that among his plans is to have an all inclusive society.

“For me it’s going to be on a basis of inclusion … it’s not a matter of me deciding something and dictating it to the people of what I want,” he said. “I would have to bring all groups together and tell them ‘OK this is my idea what else can we add to it?'”

He said total inclusiveness and communal empowerment as well as the recognition and the participation into the decision making process has been lacking “to some extent in the community.”

He also plans to enhance culture, agriculture, education and to expand social programs, if chosen and eventually elected as MP.

The Salybia Constituency consists of the Kalinago Territory, Atkinson and Antrizle.

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  1. Doc. Love
    May 1, 2014

    The Kalinago people has a third opportunity for a Kalinago to be Prime Minister of Dominica. If such an opportunity is allowed to pass them by, it is their own problem. Should the UWP win the General Election, the deputy leader of the party is Mr. Claudius Sanford, God forbids and something happens to Mr. Linton, the first Kalinago person in the world to be a Prime Minister will come from the Island of Dominica. Kalinago People, the choice is all yours.

  2. ROCH
    May 1, 2014

    we all know whats goin to happen next year for election. it happen every election for the pass 20 year. it does not matter who going up for labour in the KALINAGO territory their know what it takes to win the vote and the heart of the kalinogo people.
    PARTY, RUM, AND HAND OUT. it been like this even since i was born so i do not think its going to be any different this year.
    people having a PHD, MASTERS, OR DEGREE those not make you a better person it just make you and educated person.
    lets see what PM skerrit have plan for us KALINAGO

  3. May 1, 2014

    cosia you finally buried your self congrats casius I always know you were going to bit cosia cluadius all the way

  4. snake coe
    April 30, 2014

    It is time for Claudius not Casius we though no you ….Cozier we know you becuase you were encouraging us just last month to rally with sanford now rocking skerro…..we will not put any faith in you ………………

  5. simsim
    April 30, 2014

    Cozier boy you stabed sanford hard in the chest sorry bro you no will be trusted…..Casius for sure

    • simsim
      April 30, 2014

      i cannot be trusted

  6. Mabrika
    April 30, 2014

    Ashton would have got more votes than those yes boys,is this the best labour can come up with ? sorry wrong choice,crapaud smoke all you pipe and pussy drink all u milk.Change is a must not an option,uwp from pagua to sinecou.

      April 30, 2014

      mabrika you may not like cozier or casius but you have no right to say that. you people can vote for claudius and we have no problem with that . claudius is a good man i agree but you can’t bring these people down because you supporting sandford. stop letting politics divide you all. while you talking down on them casius ..cozier.. claudius are good friends. …

    • uwp all the way
      April 30, 2014

      mabrika you better watch your tongue. where u going with ashton. mabrika are you satisfy with ashton performance for you to think he would gain more votes . must be kidding me bro. you must be blind mabrika.

  7. Not a herd follower
    April 30, 2014

    If Cozier was Claudius campaign manager, what has happened to persuade him to cross to the other side? An enticing promise?

  8. April 30, 2014

    you going to be a poppet master under those persons that pushing you wrong move get out live kasius alone he is better than you
    8-O 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: :oops: :twisted:

  9. April 30, 2014

    kosia am very disappointed with you ,I would like to no if you love the carib people or you trying to see what you can get in your pocket we lose hope in was Claudius main man trying to see how he could win the sit and is that you do shame on you where is your pride I think you a just like the lady that was rejected :lol: Claudius all the way change is a must not an option.

  10. feclar
    April 30, 2014

    All i want for Steve is to be in power parlrep or chief 2014 is salbia people time

  11. Ashon
    April 30, 2014

    Cozier boy i had already signed up as the next chief since you were Sanford’s manager……what went wrong bro? I think we deserve an explanation.

  12. Kalinago Youth
    April 30, 2014

    Both of them are good. Only the best man wins. God knows already. Good luck guys

    • UWP to the bone
      April 30, 2014

      kalinago youth birds of a feather flock together. . what you expect from either of them.?? you still have that labour mentality in you.
      do i know anything about cozier. yup. i know. undermining SANFORD in secret.
      darroux might get a pass because he is not afraid to show his colour. but COZIER RED HOT PRETENDING TO BE ASSERTIVE BLUE

  13. frank indeed
    April 30, 2014

    cozier can’t be chief. charlo for chief and claudius for parl rep. go back to your teaching job. TRY TO BE HUMBLE LIKE CLAUDIUS

  14. Anonymous
    April 30, 2014

    For the rest of Dominica who are not living in the Kalinago Territory, if you all are not aware of what is going on and the persons in question, say nothng or make no comments and allow the people to decide for themselves. Mrs Burton is a hard rock when it comes to developemnt in the Territory. All and most of all the projects in the Terrirtory that is presently ongoing are through her efforts her brain work and pen to paper. She has been involved in Local Government for the past 30 yaers and more. Very instrumental, adminstrative promising woman. If all you do not know about her check her back ground. She is presently pursuing her PHD – Ha ha ha. Give her a break. Cozier has always been involved as a community person down to roots, music, youths, church, educating the young minds, culture, name it and an organizer. He has just completed studies at UWI with a Degree in history and political science. Mr darroux has recently returned from China also a graduate in economics. It is time for proper representation and future development for my little ones to come. We want the best not party politics and persons to dictate to us. We have a mind of our own. We have mechanical engineers, Chemical engineers, agricultural, accountants, doctors, lawyers, culture, talent, nurses, a bit of all. please Dominicans give the Kalinago people a BREAK to decide for themselves. Claudius is not behind either very promising young gentleman.

  15. looking
    April 30, 2014

    A double minded man is unstable in what he does…to be so deep in Sandford’s campaign and his meetings while secretly plotting against him. A leader like this cannot be trusted. This constitutes treason.

    • UWP to the bone
      April 30, 2014

      I AGREE WITH THAT TOTALLY. can’t trust cozier not one inch. sylvanie burton is the same. lorraine bannis and julius timothy. all are pure puppets

  16. Kalinago
    April 30, 2014

    Cozia should consider the position for Kalinago Chief instead and let someone else consider running for labour.

    The Kalinago Council is stagnant.

    Needs a new lease on life.

    • frank indeed
      April 30, 2014

      kalinago …. consider this ok…. only now cozier want to get into politics?? did skerrit crack his shell right open.
      CARIB CHIEF?? hmm i see. charlo all the way

  17. Doc. Love
    April 30, 2014

    Mr. Cozier Frederick has made his first blunder. I have a very strong feeling he will not be the preferred choice. Apparently, he doesn’t don’t know who he is dealing with, when he says , “the Salybia Constituency has had a serious problem with representation over the years.” Being a stranger to the truth is the modus operandi of them fellers. By the way, the UWP Team Dominica did declare, when they win the General Elections, the Kalinago Chief will automatically become the Minister of Kalinago Affairs.

    • frank indeed
      April 30, 2014

      yeah!! great idea. sandford can be chief plus parl rep. brilliant idea. . still giving charlo my support if things change

    • a beautiful mind
      April 30, 2014

      Frederick should be seriously considering making a contribution to the kalinago council which is concurrent to his field of study.

  18. Kylie
    April 30, 2014

    Good luck Mr. Darroux. The constituency would be lucky to have you

  19. labour power
    April 30, 2014

    so uwp people are the only set of people that making COMMENTS??

  20. DC
    April 30, 2014

    Gorgeous looking guys! On a serious note, may the people choose the candidate who is more capable of being their voice. I know this is a sure seat for the DLP. The people have no confidence in Claudius, therefore, he will be defeated again. Claudius, give it a rest! Will you? Salybia is on the DLP victory train.

    • >>>>>>>>>>
      April 30, 2014

      @ DC Stop insulting the Kalinage People by saying that this is a sure seat for DLP. This insult is something that all constituencies IN ALL CONSTITUENCIES are slowly moving away from. This same ignorant statement by you, who seem to be a Labour Party Slave, has some constituents enraged all around the island. BUT AGAIN WHAT DO I EXPECT FROM A BRAINLESS PERSON!

  21. the saw for sure
    April 30, 2014

    claudius sanford is 100% the best among the rest
    casius darroux hahahahah. i am blank. nothing to say
    cozier frederick. you are a big time loser

  22. team dominica
    April 30, 2014

    claudius sanford is heading for a landslide victory. haha
    not too long ago., it was heard on kairie fm the saviour of the kalinago territory MA SYLVANIE BURTON. GARNETT JOSEPH SUPPORTED HER 100% when he had no right too because he is the carib chief. the truth of the matter is she was not fit to represent the people. glad skerrit see that BUT NOW he went as far as getting someone else DARROUX. .. which i have no problems with. infact too good to be under the hand of skerrit.. BUT now he has someone else which is a total disgrace. one hand in skerrit pocket and trying to reach out to sandford BUT sandford is smarter than.
    change haha MUST COME TO PASS.

  23. real possie
    April 30, 2014

    That’s how it should be done both of you want the same for your constituents so I applaud both of you for keeping it civil, as a Dominican I am so proud of how things are shaping up in the Kalinago territory, now which ever one loses the other should stand by his side and show the people you was not there just for the name so next time around you can have your turn in office if the other one did not live up to his promises, only if UWP had seen it this way they would have already been back in office but up to today they still don’t get it I don’t think they ever will lord knows all countries needs opposition for it to be well balance.

  24. john bess
    April 30, 2014

    We need a change of government,these young men are on the wrong team.Kalinagoes fed up with this labour pain so we voting UWP again,change is a must not an option.

  25. labour dead
    April 30, 2014

    skerrit can bring heaven down but change must come. biggest joke ever. cozier frederick. we the people of sineku don’t know cozier . not to long i get to know about him and he is just another puppet of skerrit. who ever your mama is bro… didn’t she teach you manners and how to conduct your self properly. SHAME ON YOU AND SHAME ON THE DLP. bro … CHANGE IS NOT AN OPTION BUT CHANGE IS A MUST!!

  26. JC
    April 30, 2014

    Mr. Frederick is the better candidate for the Kalinago Territory. All the way with Mr. Frederick. Darroux just come, Make yourself known to the people first , some people do not know who Mr. Darroux is.


    • team dominica
      April 30, 2014

      retarded and blind labourites. are you blind?
      death? and dumb.? don’t you realize you have to set yourself free from this manipulative government? as for cozier he is way to ignorant and self centered.

    • frank indeed
      April 30, 2014

      I think everbody knows claudius.
      a lot knows casius
      few knows cozier.

      claudius is an assertive experience leader
      cozier a follower ,, not a leader. SKERRIT PUPPET. i have my eyes on you. ….. the truth is out now. you turn your back on a team that cares about the people … why????

  27. hmmmm
    April 30, 2014


  28. Anonymous
    April 30, 2014

    Tough one. Both very intelligent and capable men

    April 30, 2014

    in my humble opion. COZIER FREDERICK must change his prideful ways and be humble like CLAUDIUS SANFORD. or even Darroux. i hope no one vote for you. THE SAW FOR SURE. all of us for cladius and cladius for all of us

  30. uwp all the way
    April 30, 2014

    claudius sandford is the best among the rest but i must say Darroux is a well known and vibrant individual in the kalinago territory. very respectful , kind and honest.
    CHANGE IS A MUST . all the way with claudius sandford

  31. ex police
    April 30, 2014

    all you saying that now but as soon as all you get in office, i coming to the same things, a puppet all you going to be under the PM

    • frank indeed
      April 30, 2014

      claudius sanford can never be anybody puppet. he is the most well educated vibrant individual in the kalinago territory. he is a leader not a follower. casius hmmm bro you are making a big mistake. cozier .. where were you hidding all these years??

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