UWP Paix Bouche hopeful reaffirms, Cottage still undecided

Eunica Anthony-Victor
Eunica Anthony-Victor

United Workers Party (UWP) hopeful for the Paix Bouche Constituency, Eunica Anthony Victor, says she is gaining ground on her opponents, the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), despite what she calls, their “vicious and malicious rumours” being propagated against her.

Victor, an attorney at law, said in a statement recently, that DLP’s rumours that she’s withdrawing as a candidate, are untrue.

“The vicious and malicious rumors being spread by the DLP about my not contesting again are just rubbish,” Victor said, adding that “they are the spiteful moaning and lamentations of a DLP beginning to feel the consequences of neglecting the Paix Bouche Constituency and taking the people of the Paix Bouche Constituency for granted for too long.”

She said her commitment to serve as the the next Parliamentary Representative of the Paix Bouche Constituency is stronger and deeper than ever before. “The desire to serve my Community which I spoke to in April when I took the decision to accept the invitation to represent my Community as the Candidate for  the UWP Team Dominica, is fully matured and now burns in my heart with a passion and a love that I have never experienced in my career before.”

Pointing out that she’s in for the long haul, Victor said she appreciates the “overwhelming support” by the people and “the support and cooperation of my colleagues in Team Dominica have really pushed my candidacy ahead of the DLP.”

She called on Dominicans to condemn the DLP “mepuis” and gutter politics” which according to her, contradicts the UWP campaign strategy of bringing the important economic, social and moral issues to the people, and reiterated her promise of a clean campaign.

DNO was not able to reach outgoing Parliamentary Representative for Paix Bouche Matthew Walter for comment. However, in the past, he has been quoted as saying that Victor, whose UWP colleagues refer to as an “excellent addition to UWP Team Dominica,” will walk the path of political suicide.

“Eunica Anthony will only follow that path that her predecessors have walked and that is the path of political suicide,” Matthew said. “Because the Paix Bouche laborites are not going to relent and they are not going to lose the record that they have worked hard for so long to attain, that is ensuring that the UWP opposition members will lose their deposit at all times.”

And while questions, real or imagined, about a UWP Paix Bouche candidate seem to have been settled, the same cannot be said about the quest for the party’s candidate in Cottage.

Jerome Lavashire
Jerome Lavashire

The UWP leadership and Cottage resident Jerome Lavashire, are at loggerheads over the choice of a UWP candidate for the Cottage constituency.

Lavashire said recently, he was overwhelmingly supported as the potential candidate for Cottage at a meeting held in that constituency, but the UWP Executive Committee subsequently told him that he was not chosen to contest that seat.

Lavashire told Dominica News Online (DNO) that he is very disappointed by the party’s decision.

“There was a meeting at the council office in Cottage between myself and another individual and I was supported overwhelmingly by over 95 percent. I was the one who should be selected.  I am disappointed because the people have spoken, they said they wanted me to be their candidate…,” he said.

DNO contacted Leader of the UWP, Lennox Linton, who would only say, “We are in the process of selecting a candidate for the Cottage constituency…Mr. Lavashire is not the candidate for the UWP, will not be the candidate and the process continues.”

Lavashire said he has decided to run as an independent candidate.

“Definitely the Cottage constituency will need representation and the people who supported me I can’t disappoint them, so I took the decision to run as an independent candidate,” he explained.

He said based on the support of the people of the constituency, he is confident of success at the polls.

So, why not Lavashire as the UWP candidate for Cottage? Neither Lavashire nor the party is saying.

Whoever is eventually chosen by UWP will face Reginald Austrie who has been the parliamentary representative for Cottage for the past 15 years.

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25 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    October 2, 2014

    Shame on Reginal Austrie after 15 years this is the state of your constituency and the level of poverty lord open the eyes of the people on the north

  2. new
    October 2, 2014

    good luck give them a run for their money.an ask the farmers of calibishie what Matthew gave them.

  3. Doom
    October 2, 2014

    My friend just like you and your friends in NY who think we Dominicans back home a drinking stupid tea you are so full of it! As long as you don’t agree with the Mighty Linton philosophy you know that you are doom. You are the troublemaker, not Jerome. My friend an independent run is worth it.

  4. LOVELY DOMINICA
    October 2, 2014

    Gaining which grounds?U better off leaving that politics alone. Seems all of all of u want post of Attorney General?

  5. hot
    October 2, 2014

    All the other UWP candidates were heavily criticized, how comes these labourites want him to go for UWP? How comes they want him to go? You doh see is a plot. At that night of the meeting even labourites came with their red hat to vote for Lavashire. How can labourites decide who should be the UWP candidate?

  6. jcj
    October 2, 2014

    First of all , I would like to know how is it that Jerome Lavashire wants to represent the people of Cottage as the UWP Candidate. Is/was a very very strong supporter of the Labour Party . Well Team Dominica can really or have changed many persons political affiliation . By the way Jerome who is a Portmouthian and not a Cottagian will surely be overthrown by the Political Giant Reginald Austrie when election is called so Mr. Lennox please think again . There are other persons that can be chosen instead of Lavashire. All the best Team Dominica.

  7. Anonymous
    October 2, 2014

    Why is she wearing a jacket so close to the colour red??? Lol…

    • da/guy
      October 2, 2014

      full its not about colour DLP have you all just like fulls

      • sama
        October 2, 2014

        The word fool is spelt like this so you looks like the fool now

      • jooooos
        October 3, 2014

        A little correction Sama it is not ” you looks” The correction is “you look” he, she, or it looks. I, you, they, we, look.

      • Anonymous
        October 4, 2014

        You are the fool see how you spelt fool.(full)

  8. Anonymous
    October 2, 2014

    Eunica, the Dominica treasury will gratefully accept your deposit as it had in the recent past with the likes of John (Wave) Bruno, and Marcellin Lockhart, who incidentally was a much better candidate than you are. The people of Paix Bouche wishes, on behalf of the rest of Dominica to thank you, in advance, for your monetary contribution towards the treasury of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

  9. Change is a must
    October 2, 2014

    Matthew said. “Because the Paix Bouche laborites are not going to relent and they are not going to lose the record that they have worked hard for so long to attain, that is ensuring that the UWP opposition members will lose their deposit at all times.”
    Is that a record to be proud of? What have the people of that constituency gaineDs from their stunch support of Labour? How have their economic situation improved OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS?….
    I WILL CONTINUE TO CONTEND THAT IF YOU VOTE FOR NOTHING YOU GET NOTHING.

  10. Green apple
    October 2, 2014

    tell Neke i love her

  11. Got it right
    October 2, 2014

    Soft spoken, kind and wonderful lady. Nuff respect to you.

  12. Marcus Hill
    October 2, 2014

    Well done UWP!!!! Jerome is a troublesome fella. He will not get many votes and may have well been planted by Labour.

    On Unica, expect more lies from the Labour Party because the woman is well-loved and respected and is a very, very strong candidate. The biggest upset in Dominica’s political history could well be on the cards. Unica stands a real chance and the UWP should campaign vigorously to bring home this seat. Not impossible at all!! Watch this space.

    • Anonymous
      October 2, 2014

      Padner whatever you are smoking get off it!!!

    • tell
      October 2, 2014

      Marcus you all just stay in New York spreading negativity.

    • Anonymous
      October 2, 2014

      @Marcus I don’t think so.

  13. FAST N FURIOUS
    October 2, 2014

    Mama, Look like Eunica already want to cross the floor man ;…Check out the pic. 8-O :-P

  14. lewis
    October 2, 2014

    awah man.dont cum an say u gaining ground,,the whole constituence asking how they not hearing noting about u..if u give up..even ur family acts like they give up but u gaining ground,,I want to know where,,

  15. umbrella
    October 2, 2014

    There is no surprise as propaganda, lies and deception and mepuis is all we expect from the Labor Party. What a shame – they sit in government yet they cannot come to the people with substantive engagement.
    It is no wonder why they only appeal to the ignorant people.

  16. Anonymous
    October 2, 2014

    Ding, ding, ding! Let the fight begin!

  17. real possie
    October 2, 2014

    Right!!!!!!!! you got what you needed, but only the people will have the last say. I don’t see why would the DLP would want to raise untruth about you when they are strong in that constituency.

  18. tell
    October 2, 2014

    Well Lavashire that make you prove Lenox is a one man show.

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