‘Team Coipel’ wins Canefield Urban Council election; Simeon Albert disappointed

Coipel led a team to victory at the election
Coipel led a team to victory at the election

Preliminary results from the Canefield Urban Council election on Monday indicate that a team, led by Michael Coipel, has won.

Coipel had teamed up with up with Michael Timothy, Joyce Dupuis, Maximea Powell and Ingrid Abraham to contest the election.

Powell gathered the most votes, followed by Dupuis and Coipel with Abraham and Timothy receiving the same amount of votes.

Meanwhile, outgoing Chairman of the Council, Simeon Albert is expressing disappointment in the results following Monday’s election.

“I have to say that I am disappointed that the people of Canefield did not elect to the council people who I believe were very qualify and would be able to contribute significantly towards the constitutional development,” he said on state-owned DBS Radio.

He described Coipel as an ‘unproductive person.’

“I view Michael Coipel as a very unproductive person in this community having served with him. I view Maximea Powell in the very same way, plus he is not residing in the community,” he stated. “I mean it is very disappointing that he was elected knowing that two objections were filed against him, he was allowed to run and in spite of that he got the majority of votes. That tells me that it is unfair business taking place.”

Albert also noted that Powell and Coipel stood around the polling station for the greater part of the polling influencing people to come in and vote.

“I had to file an objection,” he said. “I do not know how the presiding officer will deal with that, but that’s a matter for them.”

However, Albert said he respects the decision of the majority.

“But like I say you have to respect the decision of the majority and so I respect it, we will wait and we will see,” he stated.

Albert  was chairman of the council for many years but did not contest the last election.

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63 Comments

  1. Mike Portsmouth
    September 15, 2016

    Simeon let the result of the people stand respectfully. It was an election and the people made their choices. Maybe you wanted influence like the general election but unfortunately this didn’t happen. You should have gotten all the residence of Canfield living overseas to come and take part and your choices would have won.
    Congratulations to all the winners though you all may not get the same support like Simeon did from the present government. Guys hold your heads high listen to the cry of the people and do the best. Rome wasn’t built in a day

  2. September 14, 2016

    fix the road up Canefield East…I don’t care who the chairman is

  3. Lovey
    September 13, 2016

    Simeon was so productive that’s why he got re elected. Sore loser. Sad for u simeon
    Go take a long rest.

    • Jayy
      September 14, 2016

      How he got re elected? lol. The man retired, he didn’t run.

  4. KID ON THE BLOCK
    September 13, 2016

    Coipel is a BIG MOUTH man! Change? We go see what CHANGE TEAM Coipel will bring to Canefield. Hope they won’t blame Skerrit for their failure.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 14, 2016

      Skerrit is already a failure……..a big time failure. he operates a corrupt labour government.

  5. September 13, 2016

    Simeon have sacrifice his professionalism on the altar of political gain :-D

  6. Me
    September 13, 2016

    I think mr. Albert overestimated his own importance in national matters. Big mistake!

  7. Noreen
    September 13, 2016

    I have been, reading a lot of comments when
    there’s an accident in D.A and they all seem
    to have the same things, people driving
    without knowing how to. Now why would someone
    put their life in such jeopardy.

    • Tjebe fort
      September 13, 2016

      What you talking about Noreen? Is this something to do with the Canefield election?

  8. Blazer
    September 13, 2016

    According to madam speaker Simeon Albert go shake
    Your bag where u sold your coals Rayburn u next in line

  9. Big- Bannan
    September 13, 2016

    Smart he smart. It is better to quit than to lose the election. Now what! Back to blowing dust on wood for a living? Does furniture even sell Any more.

    • Jayy
      September 14, 2016

      Maybe if he ran the results would have been different. All the man did was served his community. How much you think a chairman gets? smh.

    • Realist
      September 14, 2016

      Lol. What you have in your house? Furniture? lol He supplies to business places in the country. So what you hv in your house might well be from him.

    • Dominican
      September 14, 2016

      Jayy, as far I am concerned all Simeon Albert ever was is a self-serving megalomaniac. Unfortunately, he is not the only one convinced of his own superiority, whose boots are too small for them and can be reconised by their uncomfortable gait.

    • Sister
      September 14, 2016

      I have to hear about him…. God doesn’t sleep!!

  10. Doc. Love
    September 13, 2016

    According to my granny, ” do so never like so.” It is alleged, Skeritt visited as many as eight polling stations during the last general elections, as far as discarded Simeon is concerned that practice was excellent. Simeon is very mad because from now on he has to go get his own transport. Even though he did not enter the race, the Government would still nominate him and insist that he is Chairman. It is going to interesting to see who the Government is going to recommend for the Chairman’s job. Great job Mr. Coipel and team.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 14, 2016

      The government nor the inept Skerrit, PM, DOES not recommend or even t appoint the Chairman, it is the eight (8) council members, elected and nominated who decides or vote among themselves who the Chairperson should be. It is obvious that the new Chair will come from within the successful Team Coipel and his elected members.
      I hope that this newly elected Team of credible councillors will serve the people of Canefield well and in a very professional manner. I hope that The likes of Simeon Albert and his aligned cohorts will resort to the doldrums where they belong. That is the political cesspit that they have dugged themselves in by promoting, supporting and worshipping an inept PM Skerrit and a very corrupt and devious Labour party.
      Congrats the People of Canefield and Good luck team Coipel, Powell etc.

  11. Massacre
    September 13, 2016

    Congratulations to Team Coipel.
    I guess if Simeon was able to pay for the diaspora to come down and vote the results would be different.
    So Dominicans as a whole should put their foot down and demand that overseas based Dominicans remain overseas during general elections.
    Because for the past 3 elections we have been getting the choice of overseas based Dominicans.

  12. troof
    September 13, 2016

    Albert go kick rocks!. what have you all done for Canefield? Donkey beach is a mess, Rockaway os a mess, the Canefield Industrial site is a mess, the Playing field is a mess with scrap metal and trailors. Sanefield used to be a place people would want to go to live now not so much. the roads are a mess. What have you and yu council done for canefield. People ask you to use the little plot of land to run a little vibes at the entrance of the industrial site for the better of the community; you reject their requests to only do nothing with the property. what have you done for canefield? Congrats to the new team. I hope you actually work for your community and are not there just to get paid for attending meetings etc. too many people want to be on boards and committee for the good looks and money if any. But NO WORK BEING DONE.

  13. weypawhen/nenen
    September 13, 2016

    I believe were very qualify and would be able to contribute significantly towards the constitutional development,”
    Talking constitution Albert well ur chief started it. ” No law no Constitution can stop him.
    Well this time around the peple spoke and utilized the law and constitution to stop U and ur ilk.
    U said coipel is unproductive. What about senseless Albert?
    If one is lacking in education and commonsense how productive can that person be but a square peg in a round hole.

  14. Free
    September 13, 2016

    GREAT!!!!congrats

  15. STAR
    September 13, 2016

    you go coipel… time for change.. simeon they didnt give you money this time to go and influence people so you crying.. out you go.. canefield benefited nothing from you..

    • Ken
      September 13, 2016

      Simeon said that this was his last term and retired weeks/months before this electio.

      • Tjebe fort
        September 14, 2016

        So what is he moaning about? He is just a bad loser.

  16. A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
    September 13, 2016

    You can be disappointed that the person or people you supported lost an election. But you can also respect the voters when they speak with their ballots and that is where, my respect and support for Simeon and the DLP comes in.

    I have yet to see the UWP since 2000 respect the choice of voters when they lose a general election, a by-election or a local election. That is the vast difference between the UWP and the DLP.

    The Government still have to appoint members to the council so we hope the new council will work together and do what is best for the entire Community of Canefield. Congratulations to all those who won and to all those who ran even if you did not get the required votes.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 14, 2016

      You are real Doubting Tom, good name, suits you wholesomely. Why congratulate a corrupt Labour party where it is obvious they have bought people and rigged elections.
      there was no rigging or buying of people in the Canefield elections, because Team Coipel are very open and transparent people. They have just earned the trust of the Canefield people. Rise to that level.

  17. real possie
    September 13, 2016

    The difference in two people and parties, Albert made his dissatisfaction known, but in the end he said he respects the people for they have spoken. The past fifteen years of the general elections a people and their blues party can’t never say the same thing. After Erika some of these same men were in their sliders on their porch, never lifted a branch. Dominicans are some of the most wicked people you will ever come across, wait we will hear their cries.

    • guest of honour
      September 13, 2016

      how long your palrep in power in possie?? can you tell us about the state of the Portsmouth hospital and the state of the road leading up to it?? what about the coffee plant?? and the morocco hotel?? tell us nuh we would like to know… :-D :-D :-D

  18. jonathan st jean
    September 13, 2016

    Simeon Albert,grow up.You are a sore loser.You are berating the constituents for exercising their right and choosing who they want to represent them.You don’t even respect the voters and speak like you are entitled.Be gracious in defeat and grow up,man.

    • ??????.....
      September 13, 2016

      But Jonathan he said he respect the people’s choice. You are the one to grow up because your choice of party never respect nothing. I am disappointed in you Jonathan knowing you well growing up and I looked up to you until you came as as disgruntled negative person. But I present you to throw Maker to change your stony and resentful heart.

    • Ken
      September 13, 2016

      How could he lose? He didnt run?

      • Tjebe fort
        September 14, 2016

        Worse than lose. If your name is not there you can not win and you come nowhere not so?

    • Ken
      September 13, 2016

      How could he lose? Simeon wasnt name on the ballot.

  19. September 13, 2016

    Simeon crying foul for the same things he supported during the last general elections…….. was giving out money on he day of elections in Grand Fond….he was around the polling stations encouraging voters and you knew it. why didn\’t you cry foul then???

    what is good for the goose is good for the gander.. Grand fond Next. Time for Joyce shirley and Fidellia to come out there

  20. We the People
    September 13, 2016

    Congrats to TEAM COIPEL for winning the Canefield Urban Council Elections. Simeon Albert and the LABOURATS have been given a serious beating but he Simeon Albert saved himself the embarrassment he knew was coming by not contesting…

    We Dominicans must keep DEMOCRACY alive and not be abusive of the nation’s citizens… Have you all heard of what is happening in China today where the citizens of one small village is under siege by the Chinese Communist Police because the people are speaking for their rights. WE DO NOT WANT THAT IN DOMINICA.

    We are again expressing our congratulations and wish the newly elected Councillors their best as they represent the interest of the citizens of Canefield honestly, transparently, fairly, with integrity… putting their economic development, social development, environmental development and Community Sustainability first… GOD BLESS YOU ALL DURING YOUR TERM IN OFFICE

  21. Ma$termind
    September 13, 2016

    Everyone is Lazy and UNPRODUCTIVE one way or the other. When the monkey cannot reach the grapes it says its sour. Copiel and ‘them others’ and alot of Canefield people have been calling for a change for better. So let’s all just see what better is going to come forth. They better know that THE PEOPLE OF CANEFIELD WILL NOT BE TAKING THEM LIGHTLY! ‘Put action where allu big mouth is!!’

  22. watchdog
    September 13, 2016

    Hahahahahahahahahaha. But Canefield people not easy…..SMH.

  23. REBEL Skerrit
    September 13, 2016

    My name is “REBEL” Skerrit, because I always find a way to REBEL against the laws and constitution of Dominica.
    Now to the issue: DNO I guess you need to correct this because here you said “He described Coipel as an ‘unproductive person.’ However you quoted him as saying: “I view Michael Coipel as a very PRODUCTIVE person in this community having served with him. I view Maximea Powell in the very same way,
    “Hear the cry cry rejected Simeon Albert:” plus he is not residing in the community,” he stated. So cry cry Albert, you mean to tell me a man that is not even residing in the community coming here and weep your boomboom twice bro? Boy you are very weak and the people DON”T want you because they see you as a failure. Go back of Kairi with your other failed team to make up with your tongue BEEEEEEEEEEEh!!! Heepeepeep

    • chuk chuk
      September 13, 2016

      Please read again

    • Dominican-West Indian
      September 13, 2016

      It said “unproductive”. Take your time and read, man. But I hear you.

    • Dominican-West Indian
      September 13, 2016

      And is not “weep”, bro. Is “whip”. Doh make dem people out there think that Dominicans kiah speak English.

  24. Marcus Hill
    September 13, 2016

    “constitutional development” ?????

    And you want to talk about who qualify and who not qualify?

    Sour grapes!! My brother in a situation like this:

    1. You thank the people for their support to you while you were Chairman.
    2. You congratulate the winners and
    3. You pledge to work with the newly elected members for the development of your community – Full stop!!

    • Ma$termind
      September 13, 2016

      Tru that, I agree…That’s what he had to do! And they saying Dominica don’t have intelligent people?? Chups.

  25. guest of honour
    September 13, 2016

    but but but hear Simeon nah zort…. hear Tony Astaphan hand puppet nah… Tony astaphan have his hand way up your A** and moving your mouth like a hand puppet….

    1. “I mean it is very disappointing that he was elected knowing that two objections were filed against him, he was allowed to run and in spite of that he got the majority of votes. That tells me that it is unfair business taking place.”

    He maybe take a page from Ian and Dennise book… because after Ian resign under allegations ……. he went on to be campaign manager for the bar election and labar still win

    2. Albert also noted that Powell and Coipel stood around the polling station for the greater part of the polling influencing people to come in and vote.

    Where skerrit was during last elections?? up to the day of elections he was handing out money to people and making promises. so the precedence was set!!

  26. EhEH
    September 13, 2016

    This is a big blow to the destruction of the Local Government system by Skerrit. This effectively stops the influence of Skerrit to determine the chairman by nominating three of his supportes…..Coipel and his team are already in the majority so he will be the chairman….All other village councils must follow the lead of the Canefield people….We used to have a Local government system that was the envy of the entire Caribbean…..Like every other institution in the country, Skerrit has infiltrated it and rendered it impotent….Ministers control the system now and …right now even school student have to give their names to Blackmore operators at the Canefield Council office in order to ride on the bus….This is despicable…..
    That wicked system must fall…..
    .SIMEON DON’T CRY YET BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST STARTING TO GET A TASTE OF YOUR OWN MEDICINE.. ::cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: .

  27. Pure Possie
    September 13, 2016

    Congratulation to every member of team Copel! I feel sorry for Simeon,, Skerrit and Blackmoore as the people of Canefield have rejected the policies of the DLP. That’s what it is Albert. In fact that’s what Simeon knew was coming and to avoid the embarrassment he did not contest. I hope that evil DLP administration don’t find a way to make Simeon chairman this time as they always find a way to change laws to please them. Next time it will be the removal of Blackmoore, Skerrit and the DLP.

    • Ma$termind
      September 13, 2016

      I want to see how he getting in as chairman this time wi

  28. CRIME STOPPERS
    September 13, 2016

    1) he stated. “I mean it is very disappointing that he was elected knowing that two objections were filed against him, he was allowed to run and in spite of that he got the majority of votes. That tells me that it is unfair business taking place.”

    a) Simeon you supported skerrit even when he had a French passport, interesting and its also correct to say skerrit resides on planes

    2) Albert also noted that Powell and Coipel stood around the polling station for the greater part of the polling influencing people to come in and vote.

    b) Simeon you also supported the sharing of money on election day in riviere cirique….

    So am guessing that you are a deranged human or just blatantly dull and fool of doodoo….. have your parents ever told you do onto other as you would have them do unto you.

    • Ma$termind
      September 13, 2016

      I LOVE this…CRIME NOT STOPPING

  29. Ron
    September 13, 2016

    Albert also noted that Powell and Coipel stood around the polling station for the greater part of the polling influencing people to come in and vote.

    • Ma$termind
      September 13, 2016

      When the monkey cannot reach the grapes it indicates to the others that the grapes are sour

  30. September 13, 2016

    This urban council result must be seen as a referendum against the ruling DLP administration. Good for Simeon, who seems to be one of the mouth peace of the DLP. Let him go and run his tongue on Kairie.

  31. James Christopher
    September 13, 2016

    Could this be the beginning of the end?

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      September 13, 2016

      The beginning of the end of what? The World? Everyday is the beginning of the end of everyone’s world; because every day we get a day older and closer to the end of each of us. Today is the first day of the rest of your life and mine.

      • viewsexpressed
        September 14, 2016

        You silly man…..the beginning of the end of this corrupt Skerrit Labour party government.

      • FORKIT
        September 14, 2016

        if you always doubting yourself Thomas, then your asinine comments should not even make it to this blog

  32. Ron
    September 13, 2016

    Albert also noted that Powell and Coipel stood around the polling station for the greater part of the polling influencing people to come in and vote. This sounds familiar, Simeon

  33. Tjebe fort
    September 13, 2016

    Maybe now we get them to clean up Donkey beach, that dump of old vehicles and equipment ruining the playing field alongside the airport and removal of that unregulated scrap yard at at the bottom of the road to Cochrane. Clean up the community as a priority. The place is in a mess Simeon, that is one of the reasons people get tired with you.Don’t worry, we will be watching the new team also and they will be judged by results. Continuous improvement that is what we want and not tired, old political games and a chairman, who is giving politicasl partisan mewpi on public radio. That is not what he is paid for.

    • guest of honour
      September 13, 2016

      you really believe that they will get the support from the gorvernment they need to do the things they need to?? you really think so??

      • Tjebe fort
        September 13, 2016

        Yes, I think so because they need the people’s votes. Look they already throw Simeon Albert under the bus because his presence there was beginning to smell like rotting fish and impacting the party negatively. They no longer have any use for him because he became a liability to the image of the party. Skerrit is ruthless like that believe me bro. People are dispensable to him, that is how I see it.

    • ??????.....
      September 13, 2016

      But all you not reading. Simeon did not go up. Papa all you something else. Get off tell man back… he was not a candidate. He only gave his opinion. Really you must read properly many of you.

    • Realis
      September 13, 2016

      Do you know how much the chairman gets?? If not shut ur And Simeon retired he didn”t run this time. So we cant say the people tired with him.

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