UWP to hold Delegates’ Conference in March

Linton is the Political Leader of the UWP
Linton is the Political Leader of the UWP

The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has disclosed that it is gearing up for the party’s annual Delegates’ Conference which will take place in Salisbury on March 1, 2015.

Speculation is rife that Claudius Sanford, who holds the post of Deputy Leader of the party, may no longer be interested in that post.

Party leader Lennox Linton said he hopes that many in the party are eyeing the post of leader and deputy leader, among others posts, noting that they will be elected through a democratic process.

“I hope there are many people looking at the post of deputy leader and party leader … that’s what conventions are all about,” Linton said.

Conventions, he noted, give delegates the chance to make decisions about moving forward.

“So when they make decisions about going forward, usually they assess what is happening now, in recent times and how we go forward,” he stated.

According to Linton, the UWP is going into the convention with the opportunity to put in a “fresh slate” not just the leader and deputy, but secretary, treasurer and others who are basically going to run the party.

Linton took over from Edison James as party leader in 2013 when the party held its Delegates’ Conference in Castle Bruce.

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32 Comments

  1. winston warrington
    January 26, 2015

    Herd,
    I did not write that Dr Fontaine knew nothing of finance. We all take minor disciplines in college that might form a necessary component of our major. A lecturer can teach theory without having the necessary experience. The point I am trying to make is that Dr Fontaine, who is highly recognised for his work in economics is not distinguished for his contributions in the area of finance, And neither is the current Prime Minister for that matter. My post is in response to the writer who felt that Dr Fontaine would be slighted or overlooked by the current government for the finance portfolio. I am saying that in this regard his party did not treat him any more favorably as far as shadow cabinet responsibility.

  2. Frank Talker
    January 26, 2015

    How do I become a delegate? I live in the Mahaut Constituency!

  3. winston warrington
    January 26, 2015

    Francisco, why do you assume that I do not know what a scientist does? My field of study required fourth year calculus, finite difference analysis, theory of elasticity etc., but that does not make me a mathematician. Space scientists and engineers do not rely solely on math for experimentation. Math without physics could not get us to the moon. But what does that have to do with politics anyway? I need nothing from the DLP though I am a Labor supporter. I know the history of Labor.

  4. mine
    January 26, 2015

    It will be a dark stabbing day for alot of people on March 1 after the conference. I can recalled that after the conference in Castle Bruce 2013 it was the darkest day for some people in their speech.

  5. January 25, 2015

    Who gives a monkeys Linton Linton Linton move on wait until 5 more years in the meantime maybe you would have grown up by then

  6. PS
    January 24, 2015

    The team will choose among themselves, not only who is most capable but also available for a particular role. But rest assured it will be done in a democratic process. One thing is certain, the only thing that is constant is change itself, for renewal and refreshment.

  7. mine
    January 23, 2015

    You all kept stabbing Sanford in his face from leader and senator I don’t blame him at all for letting deputy slide by. I think that the deputy leader was taken away long before the election.

  8. Jon Carson
    January 23, 2015

    I will be throwing in my name into the ring for one of the top leadership positions in the party.

  9. Efficatious
    January 23, 2015

    Lets face facts! Linton fought an election and got beat,we cannot have him as leader for next election. marigot alone is not enough,they don’t even know how to wash their vehicles.The man has already got beaten so we want fresh blood.Joshua Francs as leader to give us a chance in the next election,plan early

    • HIM
      January 24, 2015

      @Efficatious Which we are you talking about,? Why cant you go to the Animal Show with your garbage. Thats where people like you must dump your filth.

    • Titiwi
      January 25, 2015

      Come again Efficatious! Wasn’t it Roosevelt Skerrit, who lost three seats, very important seats? And wasn’t it Lennox Linton and his team, who won these same seats? Who lost and who gained hmmm? You know as well as I do that Roosevelt can not take that, it is making him ill.

  10. %
    January 23, 2015

    Joshua Francis should seal this position of deputy leader easily. THIS MAN IS ONE OF THE BEST THAT THE PARTY HAS. Go ask Ambrose George, if i am telling a lie. JOSHUA ALL THE WAY!

  11. Alix
    January 23, 2015

    Lennox linton PRO.. Party Reporting Officer.

  12. Zuma
    January 23, 2015

    Wow.. Rumple skills kino is back…….do you really need to voice that on a public forum.. Again looking for attention… To be in the limelight.. Why aren’t you seeking financial aid for little philtz… Get something meaningful to do linton and stay away from the public… You are a sore to the eye sight….

  13. lol
    January 23, 2015

    I small a very big rat

  14. ?????????
    January 23, 2015

    Sikiriiiiiiii….. how u does one get to be a deligate… i want to be a deligate!!!

  15. Just Observing
    January 23, 2015

    We go see!! If people knew what is happening behind the scenes as the party prepare for their delegates conference they will be shocked. The question is being asked. Is it true that Joshua Francis, the man who sent shock waves in Roseau South and Dominica indeed is being marginalized by the party? Is it true that Joshua’s victory in Roseau South seemingly is not a big thing and that certain influences close to the leader are rating Joseph Isaac’s election in Roseau South as the biggest and most telling significant matter in the elections? Is it true Joseph Isaac is being pushed forward for the position of Deputy Leader over Joshua Francis, by the Marigot posse as there are fears in the UWP that Joshua Francis will seek leadership of the party? After all, the UWP leader received 100 more votes than his predecessor. Joshua Francis conversely, overturned a 900 plus votes deficit, and added another 250 to his party’s fortunes to beat the incumbent to win in where the UWP has never won.

    • HIM
      January 23, 2015

      Joshua Francis is notyet intersted in being leader, but he is definitely the number one guy for deputy.

      • mine
        January 24, 2015

        Joshua has a degree he is the perfect guy for the leader.

    • Free and Fair
      January 23, 2015

      Trying to stir SH-T as usual counsellor? Or should I say, fabricating false stories to denigrate others?

    • Doc. Love
      January 24, 2015

      Observer, if you don’t know Hon. Lennox Linton by now, you will never know the man. To write that nonsense is very close to madness. . That sounds like unadulterated DLP propaganda.

    • Doc. Love
      January 24, 2015

      Just Observing, if you don’t know Hon. Lennox Linton by now, you will never ever know him again. For you to write this nonsense, is very close to madness. I would not be surprised this unadulterated propaganda was written by a supporter of the Skeritt led DLP.

  16. Doc. Love
    January 23, 2015

    I have absolutely no doubt that Mr. Joshua Francis should be elected as deputy leader of the party. Mr. Fontaine is also a credible person that one could consider , but because he doesn’t appear to be permanently residing in Dominica, therefore, I believe Mr. Francis should be the clear choice. Team Dominica, UWP should not follow Skeritt by having a top ranking person in a leadership position , who will be spending most of his time outside of Dominica. I understand Mr. Fontaine’s situation, the man has a family to feed and because of his relationship with the Government, it is obvious , he will not be employed in his field of finance or rather a financial advisor. We know he has the financial wizardry to arrest all the commess that is happening presently in Government.

    • winston warrington
      January 24, 2015

      At one time or other it must be explained. Dr Fontaine is an economist and not an authority in finance i.e. having a degree in mathematics does not make one a scientist. The UWP for its shadow cabinet assigned the port folio of finance to the Fuhrer (Our Leader) and not Dr Fontaine;, why should the DLP place greater confidence in him than his own party? When I wrote of the instability of the UWP after the demise of Isidore many months before the election, UWPites started gathering firewood for my pyre, well look it!

      • Francisco Telemaque
        January 24, 2015

        Warrington, mathematics by it self is a science, and it depends on what level of math you are referring to, there are different faces of upper level math, no one can call themselves a scientist with a sound background in mathematics. Let me lay this on you, there are people working for entities such as JPL, and you will have to research that to actually understated where I am telling you, nevertheless, such people are the ones (Scientists) who remain on earth, and land space crafts, on the Moon, and Mars and they do by using math.

        Be reminded, not the ordinary math you may know, be informed that once a ship enters Space, the mathematics used on earth becomes useless, you have to apply another system mathematics, otherwise you will go up and never find where you are going nor ever return to earth. So there are indeed mathematical scientist. Anybody who majored in math, can be classified a scientist, since math is a science.

      • HIM
        January 24, 2015

        You are off target with this idiotic comment.You are mixing apples with oranges.You must be one of the greedy labourites grovelling to Skerrit. You must tell us for what.

      • Not a herd follower
        January 26, 2015

        Winston Warrington, for your information, Thomson teaches finance at the postgraduate level at one of America’s top universities. Finance is also part of the field of economics.

  17. Views Expressed
    January 23, 2015

    Good Luck LEADER AND TEAM DOMINICA

  18. Not a herd follower
    January 23, 2015

    Thomson Fontaine for deputy leader!

  19. NewTeam
    January 23, 2015

    VOTE: Joshua Francis for Deputy Leader

  20. Roseau South
    January 23, 2015

    Joshua Francis for Leader
    Joseph Issac for Deputy Leader
    Lennox Linton secretary

    • HIM
      January 23, 2015

      @Roseau South.The commentt of a paro. You have a smoked brain, and its not Lennox fault.

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