Will Dayton Baptiste or DLP contest a possible by-election?

Senator Baptiste (L) and Tyson are at loggerheads.

(DNO) Chairman of the Marigot Constituency Association of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Harold Tyson says a decision has been taken not to have DLP Senator Dayton Baptiste contest a by-election if one is called.

The Marigot seat is one of the two which were made vacant after a decision by its elected Member of Parliament Edison James not to attend Parliament three times in a row

Tyson said on May 16, the constituency association met with party officials and a decision was taken.

“Top on the table was the issue of a by-election. We have decided that Baptiste will not be the candidate for the by-election. We have identified a candidate who will be contesting and we will announce it at the appropriate time,” he said.

But that’s not the word coming from a top member of the DLP.

General Secretary Edward Registe has ruled out every statement made by Tyson, indicating that no decision has been taken in that regard.

Registe said the DLP has not taken a decision yet as to whether it will even contest the seat in a by-election.

“We had a very successful meeting and we listened to those who were present. We put in place a programme that would enable us to better understand our approach towards a by-election. That is still unfolding. We cannot say who will be running or who will not be running. We would have to disassociate the DLP from any statement otherwise,” Registe said.

According to him, Baptiste contested the 2009 general election on behalf of the DLP and he remains the caretaker for Marigot.

“There will always be persons who will want more but at the end of the day he remains the caretaker of the constituency and that’s that,” Registe added.

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42 Comments

  1. Tyson
    May 20, 2010

    Don’t argue, DO! Events are the stuff of politics – whether formal politics, business politics, personal politics or the politics of the dung heap.

    I challenge us to make our life masterpieces. I challenge us to join the ranks of those people, who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

    In life you need either inspiration or desperation. It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

    Building a better you is the first step to building a better Marigot. Every choice we make has an end result. Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

    As President Barack Obama said: “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek”.

    Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
    I challenge us, as the late Michal Jackson song entitle – Don’t stop till you get enough!!!

    God bless you.

    Tyson

  2. Wendy James
    May 19, 2010

    Everyman’s mountain is his mountain of IGNORANCE, and the greatest enemy of knowledge is IGNORANCE, the greatest SLAVES are those who cannot reason, learn, unlearn,relearn, and hate KNOWLEDGE. Sincere ignorance equals gross STUPIDITY. At least we heard it from the Horse’s mouth Mr Baptiste becareful that they don’t make you a SCAPEGOAT. You don’t know what? GARLIN say? Trust not your shadow, fishing boat carry guns.

  3. Precious stones
    May 19, 2010

    REALLY????? WELL SINCE THE PM IS NOT COMING OUT TO CLEAN UP HIS MESS IN MARIGOT, THAT TYSON NO CHOICE THAN TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT…. REMEMBER MARIGOT IS APART OF DOMINICA, LET ME REMIND YOU MARIGOT IS THE FIRST VILLAGE YOU MEET WHEN YOU LAND IN DOMINICA, SO TO MAKE IT SWEETER THE PM SHOULD PUT HIS TIME AND EFFORT INTO MAREIGOT CAUSE IT’S THE FIRST AND LAST IMPRESSION OF MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY DOMINICA….. SO SHUT THE HELL UP LET MARIGOT PEOPLE FIGHT FOR THERE RIGHTS, I GUESS IF IT WAS YOUR VILLAGE YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THE BALLS TO STAND UP YOU WOULD JUST SWALLOW WHATEVER IS GIVEN TO YOU.. NOT IN MARIGOT NOWAY NOT BY A LONG SHOT THE PEOPLE OF MARIGOT WON’T, SO BE QUIET…

  4. Shawn
    May 19, 2010

    General Secretary Edward Registe is not truthful – Sen. Baptist will not be the candidate for the by-electon in Marigot and yes the DLP will be taking part in the election. The Gen Sec do not want the Mr. Baptist to feel bad. … It would be good to know what would Mr. Baptist say at this time, he damn well knowing that he will NOT be the candidate for the by-election.

  5. COMMUNIST
    May 19, 2010

    is mr tysons looks troubeling him? how can u talk about sending someone for marigot when u making so much trouble? is u that want to go up so just go up independent and stop giving labour bad name and trouble. u seem to be a porpet eddo using

    • Tyson
      May 19, 2010

      Don’t argue, DO! Events are the stuff of politics – whether formal politics, business politics, personal politics or the politics of the dung heap.

      I challenge us to make our life masterpieces. I challenge us to join the ranks of those people, who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

      In life you need either inspiration or desperation. It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

      Building a better you is the first step to building a better Marigot. Every choice we make has an end result. Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

      As President Barack Obama said: “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek”.

      Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
      I challenge us, as the late Michal Jackson song entitle – Don’t stop till you get enough!!!

  6. JAMES THE KING OF MARIGOT
    May 19, 2010

    As you all know, I am very much afraid of the coming by-election.

  7. Anonymous
    May 19, 2010

    Registe, your … needs to listen to the people’s concerns. If the people of Marigot have certain problems concerning the present “caretake”, please listen and do as is needed. Do remember that politicians are employed by the constituents and not quite the other way around. Let the people decide amongst themselves as to who should represent them during the by-election, should one be called. Listen to the damn people.

    • WA LA
      May 19, 2010

      I hope you get that Gen Sec, you and the others. Marigot people will revolt on you people!!!

      • tha-one
        May 19, 2010

        revolt where? stupes!!!
        allu already revolt by voting king laide so we doe really care what allu say.
        what that spoil well spoil and allu spoil so we give up on allu long time.

  8. Madam Speak It
    May 19, 2010

    But what all that talk about who running in Marigot. Just let Tyson and Baptiste run against each other let the best L**r win.

    Why all that talk about opposition. We do have oppositon. Within the labour party administration there are those for skerro and those against skerro. Those against skerro just have no ballls. They afraid to sit in the opposition sit before they get kicked out of labour kingdom or stripped off their multi million dollar suits.

    And Yes my people we do have a leader of the opposition. After every house of assembly meeting who is the one that always opposing skerro and confronting him both on other ministers behalf and on his own behalf, think think my people, after ever cabinet meeting who always standing up to skerro
    and putting him in his place and making skerro shut up think think. But I think all u smart but all u aint smart our leader of the opposition is KING AMBROOOOOOOOSE.

  9. JA
    May 19, 2010

    We need honesty, transparency and accountability and Sen. Baptist is not willing to give that to us. Finally he must go.

  10. May 19, 2010

    Marigot people, Marigot people, Marigot people.

    Are Marigot people suffering from some kind of exclusion syndrome? Because that’s how these comments sound.

    Marigot is just important as any other part of this country. But Im getting the sense that your parl rep has caused you to ‘isolate’ yourselves as a special overseas territory of Dominica… Is that it?

    The guy could have simply dealt with the problem internally and have the matter thrashed out and handled without all the media hype. So why can’t you people just simply understand that?

    Now is Marigot time. Stupse. What does that have to do with anything?

  11. May 19, 2010

    I stroungly thinks that the DLP need to run for by-election. but let the people speek, they know who is best to represent them.

    • MARIGOT
      May 19, 2010

      YOU SURE NEED A WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY!!! DAMN MAN, RE READ WHAT YOU WRITE TOO MUCH ERRORS .” YOU DON KNOW MARIGOT PEOPLE SPEAKS THE QUEENS LANGUAGE”.

      • tha-one
        May 19, 2010

        why are you trying to correct people when you speak colloquially
        what part of the dictionary is “don” located because i have never seen it in my life

      • tha-one
        May 19, 2010

        you are very out of place to be questioning peoples spelling when you are speaking colloquially
        where is the dictionary is “don” located? i have been looking and cant seem to find it anywhere

        • May 19, 2010

          STRESS WILL KILL YOU HUNGRY GUT I HOPE THE PERSON COMPUTER MASH UP FOR YOU TO BUY IT BACK. RELAX YOUR SIZE 10 CAN’T FIT ME.FOR YOUR INFORMATION OLD CRONE, IT WAS INTENDED FOR FUN GRANNY COW.

  12. 100Fuegos
    May 19, 2010

    We need to give these two guys a wheel barrow, a pick-axe and some shovels so that they can get involve in something meaningful in the village of Marigot

  13. May 19, 2010

    U W P, have 2 much row-row. Labour all the time.

  14. KING JAMES
    May 19, 2010

    Marigot, this is your time, do your thing. We at the Marigot Constituency Association wish to congratulate the people of Marigot for standing up for what is right.

    We would also like to remind you of our concerns as Labour supporters and well wishers of the Marigot Constituency, specifically regards to the selection of the Candidate who contest the last General Election. You will agree that great effort was made in order to have the process done in the most democratic and transparent way. The people were engaged with party officials. They sought their advice and input with the aim of putting a Primary Election Programme in place. The first date (12th August 2009) set for the Primary Election was postponed due to one member on the executive who took issue with the process as she behaved very bias and unprofessionally. As a result, they were advised that this should not happen and were then advice on a new date which was the 29th of August 2009. Subsequent to that, they were again asked to put off the Primary Election. These occurrences have caused considerable damage to the building process of the Constituency and by extension the party. The delegates selected were seen as the catalyst which would help the winning process of the Dominica Labour Party at the last General Election. To date they are left with many questions unanswered.

    The people were frustrated by the deadening silence of the official outcome of the selection of a candidate after the interview of the 18th of September 2009. On numerous occasions they sort to find out from the set selection committee the outcome of the interview but the responses was not consistent and were not keeping with the expectation and wishes of the people.

    The people were convinced that something cynical happened and that the process was not transparent and democratically handled by the party. We expected this issue to be treated professionally and with a high level of respect for the Executive and the Constituency Association.

    The selecting committee of the last election actions and reactions left the people without a choice but to revert to the process which will allow honesty, transparency and accountability. Therefore, they wish to inform everyone that with this by-election in Marigot, the Constituency wishes to revisit what ever will reflect the people’s choice in order to secure the wishes of the people.

    This is MARIGOT TIME!!!

  15. Tyson Who
    May 18, 2010

    Who is this Tyson guy who keeps giving DNO work to do? I do not wish to see any more stories with that guy.. It actually is annoying plus he looks like a …..nuff said

    • JC
      May 18, 2010

      If you know what is right for you, you would never make those coments. However in lest than 90 days all Dominicans will see who is right. One has to do just what has to be done. God bless Marigot And Dominica.

    • Jean
      May 19, 2010

      DNO will keep it focust on Marigot and like it or not, you will not be able to stop it. Why don’t you come make news too? The people of Marigot has a right and all the right to stand up for themself. And this is the time WE the people of Marigot are standing up and will not have anyone standup for us. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

    • May 19, 2010

      Fuh real. What is up with this guy. Couldn’t he have dealt with this matter differently?

      But as it’s obvious to many of us, this is the culture we are developing in this country to resolve our problems: call on the radio, setup political websites for nasty tongue lashing, and submit releases without confronting the person we are having problems with face to face.

      It’s unfortuneate this Tyson guy has allowed himself to be caught in this trend of behaviour.

  16. ON THE SIDELINES
    May 18, 2010

    Why is this Tyson guy trying to put problems in the Labour camp? Man show your true colours. We know where you stand and what you trying will not work. We already have 18 seats.

    • Jack James
      May 19, 2010

      If you know what is good for you, you never try to pick omn anyone. Why don’t you come on DNO too? You people just have a dog-eat-dog attitude in this country. Never like to see your brother-man go some place. This is not even going someplace, it is all about THE PEOPLE (Marigot). Think again!!!

      • May 19, 2010

        Are you in the Eddo and Linton lineage?

        ‘This is about Marigot.’ Oh please… Like you too are not having the same dog eat dog attitude??

        Relax.

    • STAY TUNED
      May 19, 2010

      lol…

  17. Joanne
    May 18, 2010

    Time will prove that Tyson was always right.

  18. Johnson
    May 18, 2010

    Mr. Baptist – you should have met with the people, maybe they would have given you another chance but your pride has brought you your down fall. I am so sorry.

  19. live up
    May 18, 2010

    where is regis from ,surely not marigot .marigot people can make there own decision towards who should represent them .although i am not a uwp supporter thats who the people of marigot wants to represent them .i dont see why tax payers hard work should be spent when the same people who left these seat vaccant can contest any bi election .if there is a bi:election mr james win ,he stays out three more sittings ,what are they going to do call another bi election over and over again.wake up we doesnt need any bi election in da ,we need mr james and hector to represent there respected constuency

  20. Shawn
    May 18, 2010

    General Secretary Edward Registe is not truthful – Sen. Baptist will not be the candidate for the by-electon in Marigot and yes the DLP will be taking part in the election. The Gen Sec do not want the Mr. Baptist to feel bad. … It would be good to know what would Mr. Baptist say at this time, he damn well knowing that he will NOT be the candidate for the by-election.

    • STAY TUNED
      May 19, 2010

      well Shawn…I think you need to go speak to “ON THE SIDELINES”…..hahaha

  21. really????
    May 18, 2010

    How many times do I have to see this Marigot dude in the news….the man is taking up more media time than PM Skerrit with his mugshot looking photo! WTF??????????? DNO no more stories about this Tyson guy please….or if you do avoid using his photos again. Every time i see a marigot DLP story I get annyoyed. Labour should never waste their time and run in Marigot…both the workers and labourites there just like trouble.

    • Terry
      May 18, 2010

      Are you getting personal? This is Marigot time to shine and the people has all rights. Why don’t you get on DNO too. you too jel jel!!!

      • really????
        May 19, 2010

        Marigot time to shine???? what you think this is nah? Digicel Rising Star? Star Quest? American Idol? What is the shining about? This ain’t about the spotlight…this is about representation or the lack of it. Are marigot people interested in representation on either side? The UWP supporters do not want Mr James to sit in Parliament to represent their interests and the Labourites (all five of them) do not what Mr Baptiste who is in the Parliament to be there either. SO WHAT EXACTLY DO THEY WANT?

        If you think this is about spotlight and shining….then sure….I have a great idea for the show….lets call it THE BIGGEST LOSER (no offense to NBC Studios)

    • child
      May 18, 2010

      lol…for real

    • May 18, 2010

      LOL, TRUE DAT WAT A LAUGH

    • precious stones
      May 19, 2010

      REALLY????? WELL SINCE THE PM IS NOT COMING OUT TO CLEAN UP HIS MESS IN MARIGOT, THAT TYSON NO CHOICE THAN TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT…. REMEMBER MARIGOT IS APART OF DOMINICA, LET ME REMIND YOU MARIGOT IS THE FIRST VILLAGE YOU MEET WHEN YOU LAND IN DOMINICA, SO TO MAKE IT SWEETER THE PM SHOULD PUT HIS TIME AND EFFORT INTO MAREIGOT CAUSE IT’S THE FIRST AND LAST IMPRESSION OF MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY DOMINICA….. SO SHUT THE HELL UP LET MARIGOT PEOPLE FIGHT FOR THERE RIGHTS, I GUESS IF IT WAS YOUR VILLAGE YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THE BALLS TO STAND UP YOU WOULD JUST SWALLOW WHATEVER IS GIVEN TO YOU.. NOT IN MARIGOT NOWAY NOT BY A LONG SHOT THE PEOPLE OF MARIGOT WON’T, SO BE QUIET…

  22. Wendy James
    May 18, 2010

    Everyman’s mountain is his mountain of IGNORANCE, and the greatest enemy of knowledge is IGNORANCE, the greatest SLAVES are those who cannot reason, learn, unlearn,relearn, and hate KNOWLEDGE.sincere ignorance equals gross STUPIDITY. At least we heard it from the Horse’s mouth Mr Baptiste becareful that they don’t make you a SCAPEGOAT.u don no wha GARLIN say nor trust u shadow,fishing boat carry gun.

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