BREAKING NEWS: 22-year old wins Kalinago Chief election by 3 votes

Lorenzo Sanford

Preliminary results indicate that 22-year old Lorenzo Sanford has been elected Kalinago Chief by a margin of three votes.

The count which took place following the close of the polls at 5:00 pm today put Sanford just three votes ahead of his closest rival, the only female candidate in the race, Anette Thomas-Sanford.

Sanford is the youngest of the seven candidates who participated in the election.

According to the preliminary results, Lorenzo Sanford received  409 votes, Anette Thomas-Sanford – 406, Elvis Francis – 186, Jumadine Frederick – 70, Irvine Auguiste – 44, Charles Wiliams – 12 and Reny Auguiste – 10.

There were 21 rejected ballots.

There will be an official recount of the ballots at 9:00 o’clock on Tuesday morning (July 23, 2019).

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  1. Flat Tire
    July 23, 2019

    I am sceptical of anything alick Lawrence is involved in.

  2. mine
    July 23, 2019

    Congratulation you man and good luck.

  3. Kanigro
    July 23, 2019

    Congratulations young man. This is such a great fit. Please ensure that you provide your people with effective representation. Now it’s time to prove yourself. Remember that the longest journey begins with one step. You can do it just believe in yourself. Don’t forget the creator in your endeavours , his love will guide you.

  4. Citizen
    July 23, 2019

    Congrats young blood. Represent your pride and respect and do not be afraid to stand up to the higher powers. Also seek the millions from Venezuela, make that be on top of your list. That kind of money can help everyone in the territory.

  5. ??
    July 23, 2019

    Congrats to Mr. Sanford. Was this young man part of the debate? I will him well with God’s blessings

    ADMIN: He was absent from the debate.

  6. Nacinimod
    July 23, 2019

    Not so fast my Kalinago peopler. A plurality vote is too controversial to be a final decision. When the final count is so close there should be a run-off between the top two vote getters.

    This is too important an election to be decided by only three votes. Unless the second place candidate concedes the right thing to do is to have a run-off where the ultimate winning candidate will have the majority (more than 50%) of the votes cast.

    • Joseph John
      July 24, 2019

      @Nacidimod,…..You sound like one of the uwp leaders who cannot accept defeat. In Dominica we observe a simple majority and do not have the electoral college to steal elections. No one is going to shout election is not free and fair and deserve electoral reform or no election without reform.
      This election is historical and should be a guide line to showcase our ability to have free and fair elections.
      It also show that the claims of opposition leaders that election is not free and fair is null and void.
      It show that we can have the general elections under the present system which have been in existence for over 50 years.
      The playing field was free, fair and even for all seven candidates and 1147 voters.
      What is good for the goose must good for the gander. If it was good for local election it must be good for general elections.

  7. July 23, 2019

    I think the recount a must and will bring a different outcome this is to close for victory lets not rejoice yet.

  8. Lin clown
    July 23, 2019

    Bwa Banday,Dr. SANFORD is not an example to the YOUNG PEOPLE,especially GIRLS,under the age of 16.CONGRATULATIONS YOUNG MAN.

  9. %
    July 23, 2019

    Congratulations due to you young Sanford!!!!!
    Remember that you are in office to serve all the people and not some.
    Remember that you do not run things! The Kalinagos together run things.
    Lead with honesty, integrity and probity! Don’t lie, cheat, steal etc.
    Don’t use your position to impoverish those who voted for you.
    Use your position to educate the Kalinagos, because some have taken great advantage of your people in the past!!!

  10. Krys
    July 23, 2019

    Yeeeeees! May you be guided by your ancestors. Blessings and guidance

  11. Iamanidiot
    July 23, 2019

    I hope that with a new cheif, he could put pressure on the government about that 4 million that the territory was supposed to receive. If somebody gives me a gift to give you I cannot hold it back and say “is rum you used to get and I give you house so doe ask about that money”, or “I do the most for allu, so what you asking me for that money for? that’s just flat out disrespectful.

    I’m not sure how serious the Pm will take him, my only concern. I’m really interested to see if this gets swept under the rug cause if they people were given a gift, it can’t just be used for election campaign or whatever, give the
    indigenous people what is due to them.

  12. Heddy
    July 23, 2019

    Congrats young man you can make a change in the constituency.

  13. New Blood
    July 23, 2019

    Charles and Irvince, my advice, retire. Welcome young man.

    • viewsexpressed
      July 24, 2019

      I want to openly say strongly that comments must be one of opportunity, advice, camaraderie, and no upheavals with one against one, or attempting to create any animosity within competitors during a decent democratic elections.
      I want to strongly recommend, in particular for this young incoming Carib Chief Lorenzo Sanford, as young as he is, but with some ideas to address the youth, families, vulnerable people etc. There is potential for the Carib Territory and that is where all previous Carib Chiefs offer some sound advice and support to Lorenzo, a young, enthusiastic, committed and ready to work hard and in partnership with previous chiefs and other competent people and resources within the Carib Territory. The territory needs sound leadership and a visible, operational, active, and trusted Carib Council. This and the leadership are key to its survival and develoment of the Carib Territory. You all owe it to the people of the Territory. God Luck and always seek advice from outside.

  14. Enough
    July 23, 2019

    Discarded kalinago chief. Lmao. Bye Williams.

  15. Braindamage
    July 23, 2019

    Congratulations to you young man!
    Now it’s work time. Pull your socks, tighten your belt.

  16. Ernest
    July 22, 2019

    My brother seek Christ Jesus guidance God will bless you

  17. Medics
    July 22, 2019

    Congratulations Lorenzo!!! You will surely be a mentor to some youths!!!

  18. ?????????????
    July 22, 2019

    Congratulations to the young man Mr. Sanford!

  19. Ibo france
    July 22, 2019

    Congratulations young man! I hope you will go on to empower your people so they will use their innate talents and intelligence to fend for themselves. Be fair to all, give a lending ear to those who wish to contribute to the proper functioning of your territory. Be a guiding light for the entire country as to the ways a governing entity should operate. Show humility, have a vision, be consultative, be people oriented, be morally and ethically above board. The very best of success to you and your fellow Kalinago people.

  20. Bwa-Banday
    July 22, 2019

    Congrats young man. May the spirit of our ancestors be very pleased and bestow their blessings beyond the grave. Now please educate our people on the next step in preserving their dignity and controlling their future by voting for Dr. Sanford and the wining team UWP in the upcoming elections. Once again, may the spirit of our ancestors be very pleased.

    • viewsexpressed
      July 23, 2019

      Bwa-Banday, I concur with you point fully. Chef Lorenzo Sanford, you are a young man, you need some mature people to guide, like a trusted Team to assist you in the plan you wish to pursue for your people. The people of the Carib Territory must be elevated.
      “……Controlling their future by voting for Dr. Sanford and the wining Team UWP in the upcoming elections. The Carib Territory needs to be disciplined with a strong sound mind that CT moves forward and its people engaged in its development. I wish to refer you to a very sound person who once served as DDO for your area and got the funds to construct the hospital in Salybia. This is a highly professional, dedicated man. His name is Francis Joseph, his e mail address is [email protected]. (I need you to e mail him, introduce yourself). You will be well guided. I know him well and I have been privileged to dialogue with him on matters of Local Government and Social Development, and the protection of children and families.

    • Kalinago
      July 24, 2019


      Tell him to get Charles Williams to campaign for him.

      Dr. Sanford have to many skeletonsssssss in his closetsssssssss.

      He have to answer the question that remain unanswered first and come and ask for forgiveness

      Is Skirrit we seeing is Skirrit we voting.

      Where was Dr. Sanford after Maria and Erika??

      Where was he when his people needed him most?

      We want young energy who can give at least 15 years of service. Not what we seeing in uwp.

      • Ann
        July 27, 2019

        I can’t speak to Dr Sanford but I knew someone who brought food and water to the Kalinago people 3 weeks after the hurricane. They had received NOTHING and seen NOBODY. they were in tears.
        Leblanc knew Dominicans well when he said they had “MEMOIRE POULE”

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