UPDATE: Charles Williams confirmed as Kalinago Chief

Williams confirmed after a ballot recount
Williams was confirmed after a ballot recount

Charles Williams has been officially named  Kalinago Chief after a ballot recount on Tuesday.

Election for a new chief was held on Monday.

Williams,who served as chief from 2004 to 2009, received a total of 316 votes in the polls.

Newcomer, Jumadine Frederick, received 201 votes.

Garnette Joseph, who was chief before the election, got 198 votes, while past chief, Irvince Auguiste received 81.

There were 13 rejected ballots.

A total of 808 people cast their ballots or 41 percent of registered voters.

 

 

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77 Comments

  1. July 17, 2014

    Congratulations, cuz, on your success. Do a good and honest job.

  2. Tyre hit de road
    July 16, 2014

    Congrats Mr Williams. you have been fighting for you people for a very long time. May God give you the strength and wisdom to lead them once again. Blessings
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  3. William Mc Lawrence
    July 9, 2014

    Congratulation to Carib Chief (Kalinago Chief) elect, Mr Charles Williams. I look forward to continued development and new opportunities for the people of the Territory.

  4. kalinago Roots
    July 9, 2014

    Congratulations Chief Charles (cuz) I know you will do good by your people :)

  5. kalinago Roots
    July 9, 2014

    Congrats Chief Charles (cuz), I know you will do good by your people.

  6. Mature Dominican
    July 9, 2014

    i am concerned that up to this point in time i am yet to hear any one from the government but more so the Prime Minister of the country, congratulate the Carib Chief elect, i am of the opinion that the government is to lead and to demonstrate the qualities of leadership, although they may have done so internally, but as government of the people i would prefer hearing it openly so as to demonstrate that is the government of the people.

  7. my opinion
    July 9, 2014

    congratulations to mr williams.of all the 4 candidates you were the best man.
    i for one did not show up to vote because i did not find for myself that there was any suitable candidate to represent me.however of all the candidates that were contesting you were the best man.
    you were carib chief before and i did not approve of the things that you did personally which is why i could not see myself voting for you. with that said all the best and hope you have a better more productive term this time around.
    p.s leave politics out of kalinago chief/people business.

  8. interpol
    July 9, 2014

    Congratulation Chief Williams ,you are the best man for the job.Iknow u will look out for your people.
    To the KALINAGO PEAPLE .WHY do u continue to allows outside influence to divide you all.History has shown that u were a formidable force who fight the european and slavery .now is the time to unite and take your rightfull place as the first people of this country.Stop allowing peolpe to deny you all of what is rightly yours.MR williams you ask the europeans to pay the kalinagos for taking the land for slavery ,for maginalisation and for atempted genocid let them pay they have done it esle where, and used the money to developed Kalinago city. MABRIKA.

  9. Gromyko Wilson
    July 9, 2014

    Congratulation

  10. Anonymous
    July 8, 2014

    We said Change is a must and it started already. Sorry Skerrit. All that money you spent in the reserve didn’t work. Dominicans are getting smart.

  11. Peeping Tom
    July 8, 2014

    Mr. WIliams’ election is very telling.

    In spite of his success at grabbing attention his reign was pockmarked by irrational outbursts; inflammatory and racist statements, (as you can see, he has already resumed), bullying of his co-councillors, and megalomania. It is no surprise that there were more votes against him in this election than there were for him.

    This guy is more likely to do more harm to advancing the Kalinagos’ ethnocentric agenda than good because no one outside the Territory wants to work with him.

  12. July 8, 2014

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:

  13. John Doe
    July 8, 2014

    Clearly Mr Charles Williams is not a popular chief. He won by just about 40% of the votes cast while 60% voted against him.

    The Law should call for a run off election in such a situation.

    • jennifer fadelle
      July 8, 2014

      only 41% voted

    • Anonymous
      July 8, 2014

      Man you are obviously not a mathematician! First of all there were 4 candidates not 2 so your assesmentvis totally off!How do you arrive at saying they voted against Him?There is no way to ascertain that,the vote was for a particular candidate not against,the voters chose their candidate and overall Mr. Williams was the favorite because he got the most votes.

    • John Paull
      July 8, 2014

      Man you are obviously not a mathematician! First of all there were 4 candidates not 2 so your assesmentvis totally off!How do you arrive at saying they voted against Him?There is no way to ascertain that,the vote was for a particular candidate not against,the voters chose their candidate and overall Mr. Williams was the favorite because he got the most votes.

    • Proud Kalinago
      July 8, 2014

      Then I guess the world would have to change history on your behalf seeing that this has always been the way of a democratic country.

      At the end of the day Mr. Williams has won fair and square. The faster you realize that and accept that the better it will be for you. Happy or not we are moving forward in a new and better direction. You can either be a part of it or get left behind. We the Kalinago people have chosen Mr. Williams as our Chief and we will stand by him.

  14. udony
    July 8, 2014

    If he was a former chief why was he even allowed to rerun in the first place. Is he going to do anything different this time around?

    • John Paull
      July 8, 2014

      This is a nonsensical comment.There are no term limits on the position of Carib Chief

    • Kalinago
      July 8, 2014

      Sure, he will ensure that Labour party will loose the next election

      • Anonymous
        July 9, 2014

        Every Carib chief must work hand in hand with the Government. He must remember that the same persons that support DLP are those who put him as chief. If he is a smart chief and want to remain in power for many terms, he should work in the best interest of the Kalinago people, and learn to collaborate with the government at the same time.

    • Proud Kalinago
      July 8, 2014

      You only now ask that question out of nothing else but your biasness. The former Chief Mr. Garnet Joseph was also a former yet he was allowed. Mr. Auguiste is also a former chief and was allowed to run several times.
      Mr. Williams has won fair and square. It could have been by one vote but he did. If you people would look at the bigger picture and take your heads out of your asses you would realize Mr. Williams is the best representative for the Kalinago people. No other Kalinago person knows our history as well as Mr. Williams and can understand the laws and constitution and who can represent us locally, regionally and Internationally.

      • old kalinago
        July 9, 2014

        Very well put together

  15. Mr littleman
    July 8, 2014

    sa ki fach¨e,creshje.charlo aka melody is the man

  16. Ms Kubuli
    July 8, 2014

    41% turned out? Is tht true? or does that list need cleaning too? :lol:

    • John Paull
      July 8, 2014

      If Skeritt had the Carib interest at heart he would have taken the advice of Dr. Shillingford at brought resistant strains of banana to black sigatoka desease .many in the territory depend on banana/plantain for their sustenance

      • John Paull
        July 8, 2014

        Imagine Dr. Shillingford brought some of these plants and gave them to an agricultural station and they simply abandoned them

  17. David_Tepper
    July 8, 2014

    Dem Caribs to ungrateful Garnet worked hand in hand with Skerrit and brought much needed development and see who they elect, u people will go nowhere sot zor sot

    • looking
      July 8, 2014

      worked together to take the Venezuela fund from them and give them back the coins

    • Bold
      July 8, 2014

      Excuse me @ David_tepper. What development did Garnet and Skerrit bring to the Kalinago Territory? When you dont know anything shut down. We elected Mr Willams. And just for your information we have just started being ungrateful. And so we will vote Claudius Sanford as our nxt Parlimentary Representative.

    • Kalinago
      July 8, 2014

      Re nou sort pis nou ka alley pwen kye, matwi yo kye, Galvanize , larjean, toot sa nou tarpay everk nou pa ka allay vote ba Labour.

    • John Paull
      July 8, 2014

      Would you say that if the UWP got in this Chief then would be a good choice?He will work well with Team Dominica.

    • I am kalinago,are u?
      July 8, 2014

      Hmmmm,work hand in hand with sh

    • I am kalinago,are u?
      July 8, 2014

      Hmmm,they worked hand in hands true,thats how mr joseph won the last election,but this time around we say hell no,skerro isnt going to get peaceful nights anymore because charlo in his tail,charlo will do what mr joseph couldn’t do because he is not a puppet for him to control,who vex lost,i am happy he won,god bless you mr charles williams

    • burtdave
      July 9, 2014

      David_Tepper, Please be respectful with your comments,I am not Kalinago but I take offense with your statement “sot zor sot”calling the Kalinago people stupid for exercising their democratic rights.

  18. Kasava man
    July 8, 2014

    41 percent of registered voters only.. Kalinagoes don’t seem interested in voting anymore.

  19. Kalinago
    July 8, 2014

    Congratulations Mr. Williams, time for a change for the Kalinago people.

  20. July 8, 2014

    I met Charles some years when i was on vacation,and he seemed like a great man who wants the best for his people.Congratulations Charles.Do your thing.

  21. john paul
    July 8, 2014

    Now we will find out where the rest of the money Chavez gave to the government for the Kalinago people

  22. Gabriel St Jean
    July 8, 2014

    Congratulations are in order to the KALINAGO Chief (my school mate and friend); and by extention to the Kalinago people who by the way are the first inhabitants of our beloved country. You have been resolute in your pursuit for change; i hope the rest of us take note. “People paying you” is a sorry excuse for not speaking out on the issues that affect the Nation, an its people on a whole.

  23. Views Expressed
    July 8, 2014

    Jah4all……….I quote this nonsense you wrote:
    “……………….Kalinagoes should know that Skerrit is the one paying the Chief, the councillors and sustaining the Kalinago Council………..”
    Jah4all……… you are wrong, very wrong and it appears that you are ignorant to the fact as to how government functions in connection with local authorities…which the Carib council is among the other 40 Authorities in Dominica.
    For your information, We, You and I, are the ones through our taxes who pay all civil servants, Local authorities AND NOT Skerrit. By the way, WE pay Skerrit`s salary.
    Skerrit CANNOT stop money going into the Carib Council accounts……..NO wonder Skerrit gets away with bad government administration, because some of his supporters have no idea of what governance is and as a result our resources are being abused by this leader and his government and some of his followers remain ignorant.

  24. Precious
    July 8, 2014

    I have all the confidence in you Mr.Williams. I know your people come first and that is the sign of a good leader.

  25. whoop
    July 8, 2014

    we needed someone to stand for us and we chose Charles. its time that we start lookin for ourselves instead of makin skerrit happy..im sorry skerro, Charles isn’t one of ur puppets..

  26. OLE SKOOL
    July 8, 2014

    congratulations from MARIGOT Sir.

  27. Carib Voter
    July 8, 2014

    DNO I want to provide some points to consider.

    While in first past the post system the winner takes it all and that is our election laws it is my view that in such case the election does not represent the will of the people.

    Charles Williams received 311 votes in a four way race all the combined votes against him is 466 this means more people voted against him than for him. In such a situation he does not represent the will of the majority of the people.

    In such a situation I believe that their should be a run off election between the two top candidate so that a clear winner can immerge voted by the majority of the people.

    I congratulate Mr Williams he has won by the law as he is the single person who received more votes. Lets hope that his reign will be less controversial than the last time he served.

    • Kalinago
      July 8, 2014

      Well it is people like you who do not care about the well being of the indigenous people, you are a very selfish individual, and cares about yourself only, that is why you did not even have a chance to visit the electorate as Mr Williams did, that has always been your interpretation of the outcome of the votes, but you should have tried like the last time and you would be very surprised, like it or not you gone a put it in your pipe and smoke it.

    • John Paull
      July 8, 2014

      If it is a 4 way race then you have to divide by 4 to get the true percentages.I will let you do the math

    • John Paull
      July 8, 2014

      Maybe we should do the same for prime minister eh?

  28. Its me
    July 8, 2014

    I am disappointed in the results

    • Kasava man
      July 8, 2014

      Well be a candidate in 2019.

      • Hypocrete
        July 8, 2014

        You win already

      • Kalinago
        July 8, 2014

        Just for your knowledge, please note that the indigenous kalinago people are the first people living in the entire eastern Caribbean for over 5 thousand years; in the last 5 hundred years the Europeans came and brought with them the African slaves of the eastern Caribbean who forms the majority of the Caribbean population today; slavery lasted just over two hundred years and when it was abolished their European masters left them on the lands of the indigenous people with all the resources, surface and sub surface, the political power, the military power, the economic power and a functioning judiciary.We are pushed in a small corner on the north east coast where we have to fight each other for a little piece of land while the head of state enjoys $30,000.00 a month the entire territory gets from central just a little;e over $4000.00 monthly, can any one tell me how much was paid for the liberty of occupying 98.5% of my country and now who pays who Mr. Jah4all.

  29. Lougaoo Mem
    July 8, 2014

    My congratulations to you Sir! God bless you and the Kalinago people.

  30. proud kalinago
    July 8, 2014

    congratulations mr William,we know you are a no nonesense man thats why we vote you,they could not do what they did at the last carib chief election,boom we suprise them big time,carlo again boy

  31. Jail-corrupt-leaders
    July 8, 2014

    Oh no that rebel fella back well look controversy

    • kalinago youth
      July 8, 2014

      good now is war time. get bows and arrows ready

  32. July 8, 2014

    Congrats to Mr.Williams the winds of change has started with the Kalinago people we the african brothers shall follow

  33. BRAIN DAMAGE
    July 8, 2014

    Congratulations to the New Chief.
    He looks like a no nonsensical chief.

  34. laborte 4 fun
    July 7, 2014

    change is really a must in our country. well done kalinago.
    the rest of Dominica will follow soon

  35. concern
    July 7, 2014

    Wait. It’s just a matter of time for him to show u all his true colors. Kalinagoes went all out for a whip for their own butt. He has not made a difference in the pass and never will. So get u all selves ready for ur whipping.

    • old kalinago
      July 9, 2014

      Very well put together

    • old kalinago
      July 9, 2014

      Was the fertilizer given to the farmers on two occasions , the scholarship at the U W I Cave-hill Barbados, the half million dollars he was able to raise to finish the new Salybia Clinic, the Carib Territory capacity building project of 8.5 million dollars, the 10 million us dollars president Chavez fund, clearing all the feeder and access roads in the territory, the Sapit road, the O E CS biodiversity project among several others amount to nothing, not to mention international representation. so what are you talking about get your facts straight and stop singing for your supper.

  36. Blessed
    July 7, 2014

    Congratulations Chief Williams. For you will stand and speak out for we the Kalinagos. The money does not come from skerrit pocket @ jah4all. Its our season for change. The time is now. Charlo again.

  37. Progress
    July 7, 2014

    Congratulations Mr. Williams. You are the only one who will stand up to any government who wants to take the Kalinagos for fools. You are paid to do a job of representing your people and I believe you will do just that. So those who think because you are paid by the state that you should support the government in power for any nonsense they do tell them to think again. But, be advised you were voted by the people so please give them good quality representation, stand for honesty, integrity, impartiality, and above all listen to the people.

    • Anonymous
      July 7, 2014

      Sweet and point well taken. Congrates Chief Williams. This is our season for change. That was our decision to elect you again. You will stand for us and we will stand by your side.HIPP HIPP HURRAY.

  38. A Valley Man
    July 7, 2014

    Congratulations Chief Williams. It is quite clear to everyone that you are a very determined and perseverant person, despite your challenges when you were the chief the first time, the kalinago people have now realized that you did a good job and as a result they have re elected you.. I wish you all the best in the development of the Kalinago territory and your people.

  39. Anonymous
    July 7, 2014

    Zor!!!!!!! Interesting 8-O

  40. Mamizoo
    July 7, 2014

    I thought it was the state paying the chief.

  41. well
    July 7, 2014

    Chief to be I almost took you for Mathew Walters. Hope your time as Chief is not like that of Mathew walter if so god help us

  42. jah4all
    July 7, 2014

    I see no sense in having Charles in the position of Kalinago Chief again. He claimed boldly that he is the only one to stand up to Skerrit and people voted him on that basis? Strangle.
    Kalinagoes should know that Skerrit is the one paying the Chief, the councilors and sustaining the Kalinago Council. You think when he came to beg you to put him as chief that he would do anything different than to say thank you to Skerrit for the monthly salary?
    As far as I see it, we don’t need anything chief.

    • Proud Kalinago
      July 7, 2014

      Are you Daft? You must be to make such a comment. Mr. Williams has always stood up for his people and fought for the rights of his people. We the Kalinago people are proud of our new chief and we stand united with him. We owe no explanation to anyone for our choice. Congratulations Mr. Williams.

    • Anonymous
      July 7, 2014

      Skeritt does not pay the Chief,He is paid by the State and remember who Waitukubuli really belonged to

    • kalinablood
      July 8, 2014

      Message to jah4all

    • Views Expressed
      July 8, 2014

      Jah4all……….I quote this nonsense you wrote:
      “……………….Kalinagoes should know that Skerrit is the one paying the Chief, the councillors and sustaining the Kalinago Council………..”
      Jah4all……… you are wrong, very wrong and it appears that you are ignorant to the fact as to how government functions in connection with local authorities…which the Carib council is among the other 40 Authorities in Dominica.
      For your information, We, You and I, are the ones through our taxes who pay all civil servants, Local authorities AND NOT Skerrit. By the way, WE pay Skerrit`s salary.
      Skerrit CANNOT stop money going into the Carib Council accounts……..NO wonder Skerrit gets away with bad government administration, because some of his supporters have no idea of what governance is and as a result our resources are being abused by this leader and his government and some of his followers remain ignorant.

    • July 8, 2014

      So because Skeritt is the one paying him,he should be a puppet? The welfare of his people is the most important thing.

    • Country Woman
      July 8, 2014

      That is exactly how the PM want you to talk, he is paying the chief. It is not his money, it is OUR money. Stop that nonsense in Dominica, people be smart. Great job my people, anyone who does not stand up for you vote them out, it does not matter what party, PM need to respect you all.

    • Kalinago Prince
      July 8, 2014

      if you have nothing good to say i suggest that you hush because you’re only forming a fool out of yourself. Skerrit doesn’t pay anyone , it’s the state … stop idolizing Skerrit like people cannot do without him or something … Way to go Charlo !!! Time to Stand up against foolishness they have been forcing down the throat of we kalinago people under the reign of past chiefs .

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