Simeon Albert back in

Simeon Albert

Chairman of the Canefield Urban Council Simeon Albert has been voted back in – though he will not be considered chairman until the necessary procedures are conducted.

The council held its general elections yesterday in which four members including Albert were elected out of nine candidates.

At present, there is a tie between candidates Evander Joseph and Joyce Dupuis. A recount is currently being conducted to decide who will fill the fifth spot on council’s management team.

Five persons are required to run the affairs of the council.

The possibility of the election was questioned by many following reports that Michael Coipel, a candidate who had been disqualified, had allegedly filed an injunction to prevent the proceedings.

More details on this matter later.

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25 Comments

  1. Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
    November 17, 2010

    @TRUTH:

    Stop shouting! Cool down and be respectful! Lower case please! This is computer etiquette. Furthermore it is difficult to read what we could call “block/capital letters”.

  2. Tanty
    October 16, 2010

    @naturelover: You are in the dark and trying to defend what you do not know about. It’s better to shut up. Some things are better left unsaid so what you do not know, stay out of it. Go read some news paper or an educational book

  3. Tanty
    October 16, 2010

    @Dominica gurl: Shut your damn mouth doing what best?

  4. naturelover
    September 21, 2010

    Simeon has served faithfully for three (yr) terms, sure is a lot to give to your community–these jobs have no praises,no matter what you do there will be detractors.—-why do people always choose the path of trying to destroy one~s character to obtain thier position? i am in community development work for many years so i know how it go. Hang on bro, the truth will be revealed soon after the verdict of the Courts,,, some people have to pay for thier twisted tongues plenty$$$$ and your character will be restored

  5. TRUTH
    September 21, 2010

    @Canefield Youth: YOU KNOW WAHT I HAVE A DAMN PROBLEM WITH DOMINCANS. WHY IS IT THAT DOMINCANS MUST ALWAYS MENTION SOME LUXURIOUS ITEM THAT SOME PERSON IN CHARGE USES OR POSSESS. I AM FED UP WITH THAT S… NOW. DARMN IT. SPEAK ABOUT THE PERSON’RESPONSIBLITY TO THE PUBLIC. ALL YOU MAKE IT SOUND LIKE YOU ENVY WHAT THE PPL POSSESS. SHATE.
    SAME DARN THINGS WEN PPL REFER TO DRUG LORDS. YOU WILL NEVER HEAR PPL SAY I HAPPY THEY CAUGHT THE DRUG LORD BECUZ HE TIRED USE AND DESTRPY PPL CHILDREN. IN STEAD YOU WILL HEAR DAMN COMMENTS LIKE OH WHERE HE WORK TO GET DAT BIG HOUS AND DAT VEHICLE AND SOS NAD SO. SHATE NOW . WAT THE HELL. SO ITS THE THINGS DAT PPL POSESS THAT YOU ALL ENVY THEN. BE FED UP WITH THE DAMN SITUATION.
    I DONT KNOW ABOUT SIMEON SO SAY SOME OF HIS IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOURS THAT SHUD NOT MAKE HIM CHAIRMAN INSTEAD.
    A VEHICLE NOT TO DAMN DRIVE NAH. OF GOVT ALLOWS HIM TO USE IT 24/7 DAT NOT UR BUSINESS.AA. ONCE GOVT GIVES A VEHICLE NOWADAYS IT MUST BE LUXURY. WAT WRONG WITH DAT NAH. IF IT WAS AN OLD TIME CABOOWAY U WUD NOT SAY …

  6. Eyes on Dominica
    September 21, 2010

    Congratulations to all those who were elected. It’s however time to put an end to partisan campaign in local government elections. I do hope the team, it appeears with different political persuasions, will put aside to work for the benefit of the Canefield community. I do hope that you elect from among your team of elected and nominated councilors a Chairman who can best represent the interest of the people of the Canefield community.

    For the education of the public. The Canefield Urban Council has a Chairperson and not a Mayor. Only the Chairperson of a Town or City has the designation/Title of Mayor. Please check the Laws of Dominica on that…

  7. talk
    September 21, 2010

    @Peppers: people like you that have people like them doing what they are doing there

  8. talk
    September 21, 2010

    @talk: why not a dumper mr.albert

  9. talk
    September 21, 2010

    @Keen Observer: i think so too my friend

  10. talk
    September 21, 2010

    i think the people with the most vote should lead

  11. A. Chris Joseph
    September 21, 2010

    Canefield Urban Council elections seem to be second place only to national elections nowadays. What is it about Canefield? Is it because Canefield has the only Urban Council on island? I don’t think so! Before the advent of Simeon, elections for the Council was a very low-keyed event. But what goes on nowadays seems more like politicising a local government activity. A win for Simeon is taken as a plus for the ruling Labour Party since Simeon makes no bones about his allegiance to the Skerrit government. A loss is seen as a blow for Labour popularity in Canefield. Please do not consider me one-sided if I say that renewed efforts at unseating Simeon may have much wider origin than governing the municipality of Canefield. It seems that opposition to Simeon may not be targeted at Simeon but the ruling Party. Supposing I am correct, I wish the Labour government to diagnose the discontent of Canefield residents and prescribe some solutions.
    For Simeon, this should be seen as a call from the community for him to balance his personal political persuasion in such a way that he is seen to be true to his municipal calling first, i.e. before his partisan calling.

  12. Canefield Youth
    September 21, 2010

    @Dominica gurl: It has become extremely mind- boggling to understand what influences the citizens of Dominica. The community did not need an SUV. Is not that people of the Canefield community need. The chairman himself indicated to the public that he was in possession of the vehicle 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Which other council in Dominica and its chairman has that luxury and possesses council transport 24/7, with the excuse that he works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? No other chairman in no other council in Dominica has that luxury. Prove me wrong. I dare anybody could prove me wrong. A few Council members agreed to that travesty and misuse of Council’s property for personal use.

    Many Canefield citizens are still saying that’s OK. How many and which community projects or concerns are dealt with at nights? Shouldn’t that Council’s property be parked after 4,5 or 6 p.m. by the office? But in this country, Nothing wrong is wrong. It is the right things done that are wrong. One of those good days people you will get up with a country enveloped in a heap of filth and to clean that filth would be too much to handle. Through Govt. appointment of its persons, who were not candidates in the Council election, that former chairman could still end up being chairman. Democracy?

  13. honesty
    September 21, 2010

    people must learn to be positive and give a man his flowers while he is alive and they must learn to spell properly because the world is reading there comments, congatulations to those who was elected and those who did not , please be good and helpful to the elected members they represent you .

  14. Keen Observer
    September 21, 2010

    The results of the election speaks volume. If Mr. Albert had done enough for the community I think he would have been # 1 or 2, not 3 and the results show. Never before have I seen so much bad road and grass. The local government should examine the days under Freedom reign and see that there was little political interference. The coulcils should be indepenent of any and all political party. I wish Ms. James and Mr. Powell all the best and when they get there to make the development of the community their first priority.

    Then Canefield will get to the next level, whatever that is.

  15. Peppers
    September 21, 2010

    @The End: So what!!! Isn’t the Government working? Do or die they may be there for the same next 20 years that you are afraid of. Adios!!!

  16. D/ca girl
    September 21, 2010
  17. D/ca girl
    September 21, 2010

    mouthj of the south, leave my people alone, put your pictur non; Go Albert go we are with you all the way…..

  18. LittleMissy
    September 21, 2010

    Congrats to you Mr. Albert

  19. Dominica gurl
    September 21, 2010

    Congrats to Simeon Albert am not from canefield but i see that he has been working in the best interest of the canefield residents

  20. The End
    September 21, 2010

    @political correctness: think of it seems like a virius across Dominica….look at last night at Melville what you think its a political move to pull stuff over the ppl eyes so all the wrong doings will be put to rest!

    i dont back this regime but honestly majority of dominicans are sympathic to DLP and it make sound hard but unless the oppostions forces can get something mobilzed either in or outside to remove this regime….honestly i can see DLP ruling DA for another 20 years! thats a fact!

  21. political correctness
    September 21, 2010

    Weh papa canefield is willed to albert man, i just dont understand the people of canefield. The man already has u all spending money unnecessarily and u made the same mistake. Ooh Jesus help us, some of us just love handouts, and crap talking. Wake up ppl of canefied.

  22. Peppers
    September 21, 2010

    @mouth of the south: Don’t mind the photo.

  23. Peppers
    September 21, 2010

    Michael Coipel just likes alot of noticing. He better prepare himself for court proceedings. he is so stupid!! Evander Joseph will be chosen from the tie and Albert Simeon will again be Chairman!!. He did a good job and will continue to do so.

  24. just saying
    September 21, 2010

    I hope Simeon will not be chairman……

  25. mouth of the south
    September 21, 2010

    stuppeesss dat is news nah,,, dem man jus fighting for self interest,,,,, if i was mr albert i woulda send d.n.o another pic wii pal,,,, cause i tired seeing dah one,,,,it doh look professional for someone who represent people n always on radio biting his town lol

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