UWP ready for general election – Linton

Linton said the UWP is ready forthe  general election
Linton said the UWP is ready for the general election

As speculation continues over a possible date for a general election in Dominica, leader of the United Workers Party ( UWP ) Lennox Linton says his party is “ready” for the polls.

General elections are constitutionally due in Dominica in May 2015 and the UWP has been holding rallies and meetings in the 21 constituencies across the island.

“We have named 20 out of 21 candidates and interestingly, last Sunday the General Council of the party, the highest decision making body between conventions ratified the 20 candidates, ” Linton disclosed in answer to a question from DNO at a news conference of his party recently.

According to him, Cottage is the only constituency in which a candidate has not been named but according to Linton, this will be done soon.

“We are missing Cottage … it has taken longer than we expected but that’s the process and I am hopeful that we will be able to announce our candidate for the Cottage constituency very soon,” he stated.

Linton remarked that his party is noting with “interest” the developments within the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) which he said is yet to finalize candidates in a number of constituencies.

“They had a candidate in the Carib Territory to replace Ashton Graneau but we are hearing that he might be replaced, Roseau Central and Alvin Bernard we are hearing have issues we are not sure what is wrong…Wesley have issues, Colihaut and Soufriere constituency have issues and are we ready, yes we are ready for the election,” Linton stated.

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48 Comments

  1. Just blaze
    August 21, 2014

    “I glad you know what labor have but I hope you know what UWP have.”

    Triple kay

  2. DC
    August 20, 2014

    You are such a confused party! Lennox, stop with the contradiction! Will you? UWP will be defeated once more. You have demonstrated that it is about self and not for love of people or country. You have stopped at nothing in attempting to destroy a son of the soil, even stooped to the lowest of low in referring to our democratically elected leader as a foreigner. You have sealed your own fate. We will reject UWP on Elections Day and continue to keep our Dominican, Vielle Case born to be specific, at the helm. Forward we go with PM Skerrit and the DLP!

  3. Doc. Love
    August 20, 2014

    Mr. Linton forgot to mention the constituency of Goodwill. It is alleged a gentleman by the name of Cecil Zapato is undermining Tim Tim. :lol:

  4. Peter J
    August 20, 2014

    I have never seen a party in opposition more ready for elections than a party in government for 15 years.
    It is a shame that DLP cannot attract qualified candidates who are willing to expose themselves for the party.
    As the economic situation worsens so does the chances for labar winning. Skerrit must realize that time is not on his side, the last budget was a disaster, the more he delays the polls the more it appears that he will experience an O.J. phenomena.
    It appears that Dmitri will start to talk and sell out the secret.

  5. ?!!!!!!!
    August 20, 2014

    Mr. Linton you always say you speak truth to power, which every one by now should see its far from the truth. You should tell the people that since the Marigot conspiracy to get rid of Isidore your candidate for Cottage has second thoughts. If you are not aware which I’m sure you are ask your colleagues. My opinion of you has changed tremendously I believe you are as bad as Skerrit and if given an opportunity you will victimize everyone who opposes you.

  6. Watcher
    August 20, 2014

    What is happening here? Am I am asleep or has Lennox Linton, Novice Political Leader forgotten the “principled” position he and his party has taken regarding elections and ID cards. The Dominican people will recall that the UWP has stated repeatedly that “there will be no elections without ID cards”. What has happened to that bravado.

    What Mr. Linton does not understand is that even whilst most of us are not gifted with the ability to speak his kind of flowery language, most of us, the vast majority of us at that , have a modicum of understanding of the English language and can certainly express ourselves orally but more importantly, with our vote. We hear what he says, and have been taking notes.

    Now Mr. Linton and his party cannot wait for elections. He is now eagerly waiting for elections with or without ID Cards, sanitization of the voters list, free access to DBS Radio and GIS and whatever else they were demanding. He should be happy that the DLP is having “difficulty” in selecting or concluding on its slate of candidates. Gladly, he did not include Marigot as a trouble spot for the DLP.

  7. Anonymous
    August 20, 2014

    We ready for the road, all the way with Linton

  8. john bess
    August 20, 2014

    United workers party will win the next election,ready to rebuild Dominica,change is a must,workerssss !

  9. Soufriere i From
    August 20, 2014

    Really Mr. Linton Soufriere has issues. well Mr. Pinard will give Higdes (happy) Adams a beating. Dream on still

    • Anonymous
      August 20, 2014

      Mr. Linton not easy, Soufriere is safe with Mr.Ian Pinard and Higgs no that. So when u talking ur garbage do not call Soufriere in ur name to make people believe what is not true. Ian Pinard is safe, Sam will be the campaigning manager. SOUFRIERE, PTE MICHEL, SCOTT’SHEAD and of course GALLION, WE ARE ALL READY.

  10. Fre and Fair
    August 20, 2014

    Will any elections be FREE and FAIR under that Skerritt DLP Govt?

    What about the process leading up to the day of putting an X for a candidate? That has already been flawed. Heavy political influence putting a spoke in the wheel of electoral reform.

    The famous E-mail sent to PM and copied to Alick and Hartley. It claimed that the “Independent” Electoral Commission is doing madness to even think of electoral reforms. From that time on kokomakak.

    Skerritt and his DLP Govt. forced the Commission to begin to implement National ID Cards, instead of what the Commission wanted, i.e., Voter ID Cards and to clean the List. Up to now, no action.

    Govt, the Electoral Commission and the Chief Elections Officer all told us that National ID Cards would be ready.

    Now they are saying something different. No NID cards until Dec. 2015. No ID Cards for next elections.

    The Electioral Commission recommended Electoral Reforms to include production of VOTER ID CARDS and cleaning of the bloated VOTERS” List. The OAS and CARICOM, also recommended the same, specifically, Voter ID Cards and cleaning of the List.

    The citizens of Dominica have been pleading, begging Govt. and the Electoral Commission for reforms to the system, so as to ensure FREE and FAIR elections.

    Years passed. Finance Minister gave no money to the Commission to do what they wanted. But No.

    Is cheating, stealing, fraud, a present-day slogan? In our faces, those things are happening.

    The region, world is getting the info. of the stubbornness by the DLP Govt. to implement Electoral Reforms.

    What problem those cabalists want to put us in, nuh? The whole world is fighting, clamouring for Free and Fair elections. Where do we stand?

    Be warned. Dominica is in the dictatorship mode. We must demand, ensure Free and Fair Elections. Nothing more. Nothing Less. Every Dominican must be alert, on their P’s and Q’s. Never allow evil deeds to suffocate good deeds. Free and Fair elections, putting things in place to ensure Free and Fair elections are good deeds. We know who engage in corrupt, evil acts.

  11. Anonymous
    August 20, 2014

    Pretty soon you will wake from your sleep and realize that it was only a dream……

    • DANZIGER
      August 20, 2014

      Danzi will call him dreamer.

  12. Mahaut
    August 20, 2014

    Linton, you can start working on your victory speech. By the way, focus on you party; not DLP. What constituency are you running for again?

    • Emile Zapatos
      August 20, 2014

      He not running, He talking. He can only speak in strange tongues.

  13. Jay prosper
    August 20, 2014

    Yes Mr. Linton, you disclosing all the fight of the Labour Party but not yours. Tell us about the fighting in the Laplaine constituency. Old Mr. Green wants to hold on to power while young Mr. Ettienne wants it. Unless Mr. Green don’t give up for Mr. Ettienne, we the youth of delices not voting UWP. We voting independent Mr. Ettienne!

  14. Labour To The Bone
    August 20, 2014

    Well tell Lennox for me we are ready and we taking 20 seats this time around, And by the way Wesley in the bag, Colihaut and Soufriere in the bag, Aloe for Roseau in the bag, Carib Territory in the bag and don’t talk about Mahaut we sweeping Feelo just like that. Blackmoore for Mahaut. Accept my deepest sympathy Linton

    • Emile Zapatos
      August 20, 2014

      You are wrong. We taking all 21 seats.
      We need to give Shillingford , (the President of what )something to complain to COHA about.

    • grandbay
      August 21, 2014

      Lol labour can never win that general elecction hahahhah .u idiot change is a must. Just walk around roseau and all u hearing people saying is “”we need change” .there is no jobs the young people crying for job. And u wiicked labourites saying ” labour ka tewavai” lol that have to be a joke!!!!!!!

      • Labour To The Bone
        August 21, 2014

        You want change? let me inform you that change is already there under Roosevelt Skerrit and the DLP. If you really need to change I suggest you move from pampers to Depends. that is the change you need.

  15. Gulfstream
    August 20, 2014

    Has the leader of the UWP declared in which constituency he is running? The leader aint even sure if he is a candidate if and when a snap election is called…. magre sa..

    This is also a first in Dominica’s political cycle ,,just like the theatrical act at the Arawak House of Culture.

    • Team D/ca Pwee
      August 20, 2014

      @ Gulfstream, can you enlighten us on who the leader of the UWP is? In the past few months, we have only been hearing about Team Dominica and not UWP………. As regard Team Dominica, the Leader we understood will be running in the Salisbury Constituency while Eddo will run the Marigot Constituency. So, it looks like Spags will be on some other mission.

      • Emile Zapatos
        August 20, 2014

        Hector John a duly elected member of the Legislature and Leader of the opposition and hence the shadow government is constantly ignored by the old uwp people and the new uwp team Dominica. What confusion! who is registered to contest the next general election. Lennox says he is ready. Where? How? Is he registered? Remember he has never contested an election, not even in high school, as a drop out. Well they will win in the outhouse because they are a weee weee party.

      • Emile Zapatos
        August 20, 2014

        UWP ( combined OLD and Team) has five leaders. One went to market, one stayed at home, one had something to eat and one had none and a leader cried we we we all the way home.

    • August 20, 2014

      Marigot Marigot Marigot did you get it.

  16. Morihei Ueshiba
    August 20, 2014

    Linton……China Is Building A $1 Billion Mega-Resort In Antigua. It will Span 1600 acres on Antigua now compare Gaston browne to those lazy fellas we call a Government, with that mediocre morocco hotel ian boasting, no wonder we last in foreign investment in the caribbean. 8)

    • Emile Zapatos
      August 20, 2014

      China is also building a multy billion US$ hotel in the Bahamas.

      • Emile Zapatos
        August 20, 2014

        China also bailed out the UAS to end the depression by finacing the stimulus plan. Now the USA economy is back on tract.

    • possi in usa
      August 21, 2014

      that corrupt antigua/barbuda labor party is equal to uwp,team dominica. live there for 22 yrs so i know the facts. do you have any idea what is taking place in antigua since ablp won the election? people are being victimized left right and center,and are being fired from their jobs..its all give away taking place,and the promise of paying the barbuda people their owed wages for so many weeks..just election promise,they are still wait..my advise to them is take what you get.

  17. Itassi too
    August 20, 2014

    UWP I know is ready in terms of their candidates, vision, and message. However, I hope they are ready to deal with the corrupt plans of Skerrit to buy the election. For example, I am hearing from top laborites from Vielle-case, that his plan is to pay some of his supporters to pretend to be UWPItes so come election day, those fake UWPites will go and work in polling stations for UWP and when it’s time to count votes since everyone in the room will be laborites, they will ensure that UWP votes will be marked as questionable and will eventually be counted as DLP votes, especially in Penville. where a Popular Penville man is running and is expected to do a lot of damage. I hope UWP is ready to deal with that kind of corruption.

    • Emile Zapatos
      August 20, 2014

      This is really a good plot for a conspiracy fiction story. I certainly want to be in D A for next election to write some fiction. Thanks. I am making a copy of this piece.

    • August 20, 2014

      I would suggest that TEAM DOMINICA UWP hirer only supporters that they know on that day don’t let anything go for granted once a concern comes up with any of the persons ask to do the job throw them out once an investigation is done corruption in any form is not accepted and therefore UWP must caution their supporters about corruption it should not be tolerated .

    • Anonymous
      August 21, 2014

      sot!

  18. Setup
    August 20, 2014

    Correction: Teeth is important inthe mouth.

  19. Setup
    August 20, 2014

    When your enemy’s beard is on fire wet yours. The world is a cycle, what goes around comes around. Teeth does bite tongue and yet the teeth is import in the mouth.

  20. Mine
    August 20, 2014

    Yes we ready… are you ready??? Workerssssssssssssss!

  21. Itassi too
    August 20, 2014

    I am left with two questions: (1) DNO, I know you stated that General elections are constitutionally due in May 2015, but based on the way the DLP moving I am left to wonder if elections are not due in 2020? (2) Do we have one main party contesting the next election or two?
    My confusion is based on a trend I have never seen in Dominica before. For example, 30 years ago everybody knew when election was around the corner because the incumbent in particular, was all of the place working and keeping public meetings/ conventions; This time around we hardly see the incumbent keeping public meetings and they are not working at all. In fact when you drive on our main roads one gets the impression that they are in a jungle with bushes almost occupying a lane. All you see them doing is go to villages and use their agents like the Village councils and DLP offices to pass on MONEY and HANDOUT. For example, right here in Vieille where Skerrit’s mother is Chairman of the village council and also manages the DLP office behind the scenes, money passing through black is white. I remember Skerrit once told us that if we want to know when is election we need to keep our eyes on him, but by keeping my eyes on him, it is quite clear that this election will not be based policies or performance but rather on handouts and money paid for votes. So yes, only UWP CONTESTING next election as the DLP is planning on buying it with $

  22. UWP Sue
    August 20, 2014

    Mr Linton am glad you know all what is happening in the DLP camp but it is really true while you minding your neighbor business DOG caring your own, all you had issues in Mahaut with Ronnie Isidore until he was hospitalized after all you kicked him, there is issues with Thomson Fountain and the DAS money, land and credit cards, more again with the member for Wesley and the allegation last election, before I forget get a garbage bin to put your worries

    • Mine
      August 20, 2014

      Seems like you have a problem…so take it up with you PM…Yes the one who had to put the money back, the same money he took and paid to the Garbage BINS..

    • August 20, 2014

      Sue the only thing I will agree with you is that Mr.Linton should focus more on getting your DLP party out of power because Dominica cannot go on in the dark UWP let the DLP worry about there own mess , as for your other concern you not worth responding to because you a close minded and that’s what Dominica do not want right now.
      But don’t worry change will be coming count on that.

  23. yes I
    August 20, 2014

    Yes we ready. Change is a must

  24. Dominican
    August 20, 2014

    We the electorates are ready too. Thanks Mr Linton. Get your inauguration suit ready as well..!

  25. BS
    August 20, 2014

    Good for him!!

  26. Emile Zapatos
    August 20, 2014

    Edison James said the same thing that he is ready: then indicated that he will not continue to represent Marigot, but he is still in the House representing Marigot. Bouble talk, again. Word on the street is that the Marigot people do not want an arrogant Linton to represent them .They have nothing in common with him and he does not identify with them. Word on the street is that he often denied being from marigot and has an urban accent, lives in an urban community and do not speak patois or cocoy He certainly does not identify with Dominica.
    Gone are the day when fancy colonial master talk will sway or seduce the electorate. The plantation era is gone.

    • August 20, 2014

      You must be some fool….. Edision James is still the elected member of parliament, until there is an Election… SMH..

    • August 20, 2014

      Please ask Mr. Linton if he remembers the beating Mrs. Barbara Tongue got ? She was boating to her constituents before elections that she was the “little Mamo”. Garcon dem Marigot folks wake up a mahning, rounded up every eligible voter to go to the polls and handed Barbara Tongue – a tongue lashing – she lost big time. That’s how Edison James became the Marigot representative since. The same dilema awaits Mouchee Linton – REJECTED!

    • August 20, 2014

      Emile why don’t you start thinking for yourself why do you depend on lies your words are exactly the very same words issued by the PM and that was the script his consultant gave him to use but we have to thank him for getting Mr.Linton in the ring now he’s going crazy,
      As for speaking patois or cocoy don’t be stupid because on the application for the job don’t ask for those subjects and maybe you should listen to the Team Dominica UWP meetings when Linton speaks, that tells me how little you know about Marigot people we don’t stand for nonsense so why do you believe we would start now , do you really understand why Marigot people have such power when it comes to making a difference all I can say watch us when election comes we are ready
      I also laugh out when you said that Linton have an urban accent what a joke like it or not he is from Marigot we love him and are standing firmly behind him.

      You speak about arrogant how would you truly describe your PM now give that some real consideration before you respond and if you cannot tell the different I feel for you.
      CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE is a must.. .

  27. real possie
    August 20, 2014

    HAHAH ready to fail.

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