UWP says it will honour election code of conduct

Linton says the UWP will adhere to a political code of conduct
Linton says the UWP will adhere to a political code of conduct

While the United Workers Party (UWP) has said it is prepared to honour an elections code of conduct which will be discussed later this week.

On Friday leaders of the both the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and the UWP will meet with the Bishop of Roseau, Gabriel Malzaire, on the matter.

“This issue of a code of conduct for elections is of great importance and significance to us, having led the way over the past year of cleaning up the politics of Dominica and defeating the politics of maypwe, hate and prejudice,” UWP leader, Lennox Linton, said at a press conference on Wednesday.

He said that it is his hope, that this time around those who bring the both parties together will police the code seriously and ensure that the code is allowed to function and to guide behavior in the public interest of Dominica.

“Too many times in the past we have seen codes of conduct emerge and it’s almost like a PR value that some people get for it for putting it out in the public domain,” he stated, adding that despite past codes, “the conduct continues as usual to be as disgraceful, as disreputable, as dishonest, as lacking integrity as much as possible, and the people who are required to police the code now, sit back and say nothing about it.”

Linton said he hopes the code will influence behavior in the run up to general election.

“We are hoping that the intervention of the bishop and the availability of a code of conduct that we sign off on will in fact influence positively behaviors across the political divide in this election campaign 2014,” he stated.

Linton disclosed that he along with president of the UWP, Ezekiel Bazil and opposition leader, Hector John, will attend the meeting with the bishop.

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  1. happy voter
    November 13, 2014

    too many righteous men prancing around during election time then to grow sticky fingers and pinochos 3 months later.

  2. jericho wall falling
    November 13, 2014

    Joshua 6 King James Version (KJV)

    1. Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

    2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.

    • Anonymous
      November 15, 2014


  3. preachers kid
    November 13, 2014


  4. Ideal
    November 13, 2014

    Lennox I would advise you to have this meeting moved to a different venue, somewhere else. I don’t trust those clowns. Why the bishop and not another pastor, pls be careful

  5. Las Marte
    November 13, 2014

    Please secure that “Roseau North Seat and many others.” It’s time to get Tim-Tim out of there. We need a new hospital as soon as possible.

  6. bring your drink
    November 13, 2014

    mr linton remember Rose Douglas pereri charles these to potential men just disappear,ill call you brother dont take chances,

  7. Soldier
    November 13, 2014

    Mr. Bishop you should not lobby or get involve in any political affairs. You should avoid any political division. Does the Bishop follow Jesus’ example and avoid becoming involve in politics, even if that means that he will be hated by some politicians?

  8. Dominican
    November 13, 2014

    Why is the Bishop getting involve in politic. Religion and politin should not mix. Mr. Bishop Does your religion follow Jesus’ example and avoid becoming involve in politics, even if it means that it members will be hated by some politician?
    John 17:4

  9. .
    November 13, 2014

    Mr. Linton I believe that you are a very sharp minded, very vigilant, and smart and all the rest to go with it. I want you to see beyond just what you think might be a normal meeting with the bishop.

    With all the evil that has been hovering around us to include the catholic church and skerrit and illuminati, are you sir taking the chance to go shake hands with the bishop, drink water from their table, etc. while you all sit in discussion? He that run away lives to fight another day.

    I believe that the greatest Code of conduct instruction is in the Bible. The Bishop is not Jesus. They did it in 2009 and the very day it was breached by Skerrit. Listen to your supporters. You don’t have to go. They may just cast some spells to cause all you to lose election. Mr. Linton don’t take anything for granted. continue to be vigilant.

  10. Whistler
    November 13, 2014

    Dominicans need to stop calling in and stop those Charters from the USA coming illegal to vote as they are paid by Labour…

    They need to alert the US State Dept to frustrate those Flight Plans out of the USA, it can be done they need to seek the right folks to stop this..

    Once the aircraft is delayed due to documentation that’s it as polls close at 6pm in Dominica…

    The agents for change in Dominica need to be linking deeply with their counterparts in the USA

    Bribery is wrong and must be stopped at all cost, we can’t have this recurring element at all elections….

  11. Anonymous
    November 13, 2014

    LINTON BECAREFUL IN THAT HOUSE. doh eat or drink norfing nuh bwoy. not even let dem touch u on yuh head too. bwoy i feeling konserned abwout u we. if u c de chair dey giv u too sit on have a high bak not let yuh head resss on it na. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: surrey fi mys mystakes. hope i not orfend no wan

  12. Away
    November 13, 2014

    It seems like when all the chips finish fall it all boils down to the ROMAN POWER. Why are these Jesuits in all source? That’s why no matter who wins is still the ROMAN POWER that wins.

  13. Mizz J
    November 13, 2014

    Exactly how many leaders does the UWP have?

    • Zumba
      November 13, 2014

      And what will Hector role be…. Left to be answered. In local parlance just a jooboom

    • bigred
      November 13, 2014

      should be same like the Labour Party- President AMbrose George , Leader Skerrit and a Prime Minister Skerrit but unlike UWP Skerrit is the one that decides on everything.

  14. BIG BANGbang!
    November 13, 2014

    DNO, I will comment on this story later. But now I am just eager to hear news on The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of appeal between Roosevelt Skerrit and Dr. Fontaine. That is important to the nation because if ruled against Dr. Fontaine, Fontaine should be seen as a liar that does not deserve to hold any political office in Dominica. However, if ruled against Skerrit, then that would be another sign that lies will not last forever and corrupt leaders must go. So please DNO, follow this case and give us the result as soon as it is out.

  15. November 13, 2014

    Please mr leader of the opposition do not go cursing and beratting the bishop if the meeting does not go the way you would like it to, as proven in the past.

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