UWP to attend next sitting of Parliament; senators expected to be sworn in

UWP Senator Ezekiel Bazil

The United Workers Party (UWP) will attend the next sitting of parliament scheduled for September 28 where the party’s four appointed senators will be sworn in.

Speaking at a People’s Parliament meeting in Delices last night, UWP Senator Ezekiel Bazil said that though this stance has been taken, the party will continue the fight for electoral reform.

“It is my understanding that President Liverpool informed the elected members of the Opposition that the government will be making monies available for the electoral reform and as a result we are showing goodwill. We are going to swear in our members, our senators, in the next sitting of the house of assembly,” the senator said.

“I now ask you to call on this government and you must ask them, are they prepared to abide by the information giving by the president? Are they prepared to provide the financial support to the Electoral Commission in order to clean up the list and to provide voters ID cards? Are they prepared to give answers to the opposition parties to the media? Are they prepared to obey the laws of this country? If their answer is no, let me tell you that the struggle will continue. I ask you to get ready because we must do it for our children…” Bazil stated.

The UWP had boycotted parliament following the December 2009 general elections on three consecutive occasions making them qualify to go face off with the Dominica Labour Party in two constituencies in a by-election on July 09, 2010.

The UWP won the two seats and appointed Hector John as its opposition leader who later chose his four senators: Ezekiel Bazil (Wesley), UWP’s Political Leader Ronald Green (La Plaine), UWP’s Deputy Leader Claudius Sanford (Carib Territory) and Ronnie Isidore (Mahaut).

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  1. Anonymous
    January 18, 2012

    :lol: :-| 8) :?: :twisted: :mrgreen: :oops: :-x 8-O :-D :) :lol: :-P :-? :cry:

  2. September 23, 2010

    @WAKE UP: well if loving someone that you cannot take the beam out of your eyes well we are in trouble because becoming a PM doesnt mena you forget some people while you embrace others and if you believe that’s the way to run the country well you are a sad piece of work.

  3. kon
    September 9, 2010

    dominicans arent so much into being deep thinkers!!

    what im hearing ecd27millon to build a what state what house now…

    just goes to underline how dominicans thinks not even the strong backers of skero can till him hold up partner we dont need all those funds for a state building…all the do is skero is right what a bunch of foolishness never heard of that before

    backers of the govt must ask question when things are wrong…cant say dominicans depict a level of cleverness at all….

    September 9, 2010


  5. WAKE UP
    September 9, 2010

    UWP wake up pleaseeee. We DONT WANT YOU GUYS! dont you get it yet? You all keep grovelling for power like hungry pit bulls salivating at Skerrits hind legs.

    Stop acting like men withh gwos pwel – the woman tell you she doh want you and you keep banging and crying at her door. Mash puppy!

    We love our Skerrit!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Anonymous
    September 8, 2010

    ” If their answer is no, let me tell you that the struggle will continue.” Brother, you do not have a monopoly on struggle. You do not switch struggle on and off. We have been struggling through slavery, colonialism and throughout our current neocolonial status.

    Bala, Jako and Congorie blazed the trail followed by Rawle, Loblack, Leblanc, Mamo, Rosie, Wiltshire and Pierro. Struggling has been the only education we know. Underdeveloped countries like ours are gturggling for economic survival and the eradication of poverty. Your struggle seems to be centered around political power for you and your friends. Please don’t lecture us on struggle. That’s our daily ritual.

    We look forward to you and your party joining the struggle for economic development. There are forces out there that impede our development. For example, IMF, British taxes, multi-national corporations like Carnival Cruise Lines etc. Lets join hands to fight for Dominica and give the partisan politics a back seat until the next election approaches.

    @ Seems: Lord have mercy on him / her for he/she knows not what he/she is saying.

  7. Anonymous
    September 8, 2010

    @Charles Mingus: you know if we have voters id card and clean up the voters list and thousand don’t come from all over to vote the result would be defrent for you it’s not a good investment but for our country our children thats very good for our future you pretend to care about the country but you only care about your god skerrit

  8. Am listening
    September 8, 2010

    Look at them fools still have a blog over there eyes, but some Dominicans will get what coming to them and when they will ready for God to help them he wont be around anymore because he will news for them, anyway to the members and supporters hold strong God is in control and do your best for the people of dominica

  9. seems
    September 8, 2010

    but its a fact many dominicans dont see any light…wonder why the hanging onto skero dont they see the Feds are actualy starting the ball rolling by underminding this incompentent Govt!

    would surely ask the feds to pull out the Ross Univ….one things Dominicans Love hard times,they love and cherish being ignorant small minded ways…lack of asking hard questions,and skero is their God dont they see everything skero tries is just is a pure failure they poos bloke doesnt have a clue about anything management wise…

    Dominica will always be on the back bench with this DLP Govt.

    Wonder how those Dominicans who came to vote think now…what ashame..62% bridery all over the place tickets what did they say…LOL “together we must what,who die climb what a mountain worship whom skero! wow one thing let the cost of living keep rocketing,more poverty less cash flow
    keep they cry going we love what and who…lol what a bunch off….

  10. Charles Mingus
    September 8, 2010

    OK, let us do a little Economics 101.

    Q. What was the reason the UWP lost the last three elections?

    a) Not enough Votes for UWP Candidates
    b) Bribery did not work-Not enough
    c) Poor Leadership
    d) No Voter ID cards
    e) Lacking a coherent plan/vision

    All the above except (d).

    Voter ID cards while a good way to weed out fraud, is an attempt by the UWP to suppress votes. Now, I am in favor for identifying a voter thru a card, but in these hard economic times, is spending money on a card just for voting the ideal investment? No!

    How about a national ID card as the PM suggested? I think this is good but not absolutely necessary right now. Pipe borne water in a village somewhere in Dominica is a better investment. Better toilet facilities in Bath Road is a better investment at this time.

    The only people that are for this are the UWP leadership and its supporters. They have sold this story up and down yet their rationale is not one on behalf of disenfranchised voters, but a self serving interest.

    In the last ten years, can anyone point to an economic plan or porposal coming from the UWP?

    One….please….Alas jut one…..

    You remember them going to court on several occasions though…..Kaval!

  11. Ryon
    September 8, 2010

    That needs to be settled in the real parliament, mind they don’t get charged for setting up illegal sittings.

  12. Anonymous
    September 8, 2010

    First of all the “People’s Parliament” is not a sanctioned event and thus should always be put in quotation, it is a UWP self described event. Parliament is an official gazetted event and should not be compromised. Furthermore, was not this “People’s Parliament” was an event of the MRD, what has become of the MRD, Were other people like Judith Pestina or Sam Raphael present?

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