UWP selects candidate to replace Dr. Worrel Sanford in Salybia Constituency

Anette Thomas-Sanford will replace Dr. Worrel Sanford as the UWP election candidate in the Salybia constituency

Anette Thomas-Sanford has been selected to replace Dr. Worrel Sanford as the United Workers Party’s (UWP) candidate to contest the Salybia constituency in the upcoming general election.

This was confirmed by sources close to Mrs. Thomas-Sanford and the UWP.

The UWP had been in search of a replacement for Dr. Sanford since July when he confirmed to his campaign team, that he had decided to withdraw from the race since, according to him, to continue would not be in the best interest of his family. That announcement came barely four (4) months after an enthusiastic Dr. Sanford officially informed the constituents of Salybia of his decision to contest the seat.

Party officials told DNO at the time, that the wife of former UWP Senator Claudius Sanford, Anette Thomas-Sanford and her brother, General Surgeon, Dr Theodore Thomas, were among three prospective candidates who were being considered.

Now that the selection has been made, the United Workers Party has announced that it will present Mrs. Thomas-Sanford as its Salybia constituency candidate at a press conference, to be held on Wednesday 11th September, 2019.

Dr. Sanford (right) at his presentation in April at the St. Cyr Resource Centre in the Kalinago Territory

Meanwhile, in a statement issued today in which he officially announced his withdrawal from the race, Dr. Sanford expressed profound regrets to the Kalinago people for not being able to continue as a candidate, and pledged to throw his “complete support behind whoever replaces me” [Anette Thomas-Sanford]. He also detailed the reason for his decision to withdraw.

“I am a dad and a family man, and one of my little ones, in particular, demands the sort of attention that I cannot now offer, if I were to continue on my mission to effectively serve the people of the Salybia constituency. I tried, believing that I could handle these two major responsibilities, and I did not fare well,” Dr. Sanford explained. “My 4-year-old who has his own challenges, is presenting behavioral changes due to my absence. My priorities must therefore be placed in order: my God, my family, my country. If I could indeed better balance my responsibility to my family and my desire to serve the people, there would be no need for this address – but I can’t.”

The Kalinago Territory has been a strong hold of the Dominica Labour party for almost twenty years. At the last general election, the former United Workers Party candidate and senator, Claudius Sanford, was defeated by DLP’s newcomer Cassius Darroux by 419 votes.

Mrs. Thomas-Sanford contested the recent election for Kalinago Chief and was narrowly defeated by Lorenzo Sanford.

The UWP news conference to present her as the UWP candidate for upcoming general election will be held from 10:00 a.m., upstairs of the Dominica Public Service Union Building in Roseau.

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47 Comments

  1. Lin clown
    September 12, 2019

    LENNOX LINTON agreed UWP got $ 6,000,000 from Switzerland.Can the OVEREDUCATED,NO MISTAKE ,ANNON,tell us what the $ 6,000,000 was for?

  2. Lin clown
    September 12, 2019

    ANNON ,what was the reason for UWP press confrence at the Prevost Cinemall?

  3. Kalinago Justice
    September 11, 2019

    :?: Be it Dr.Sanford or Mrs.Annette Thomas-Sanford; the Kalinago People need to vote against any candidate belonging to the one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake sfp! The Kalinago People need a change from what has been oppressing and suppressing them!!!

  4. Skills "I" can use
    September 11, 2019

    So it’s going to be a good battle in the Kalinago Constituency between Cozier Frederick and Ms. Anette Thomas-Sanford.

    In fact interestingly, during the launching of Cozier Frederick last Sunday, Skerrit made it clear that Cozier has the skills that “I” Roosevelt Skerrit, can use I guess for his personal benefit. “In other words, Cozier Frederick is a political handyman, with skills that I can use anywhere in the future government of Dominica.” So clearly Cozier Frederick is there or maybe paid to serve the interests of Roosevelt Skerrit because he has the skills Skerrit likes.
    But from what I heard during the press conference this morning, it is clear that Anette Thomas-Sanford has the skills DOMINICA needs to help move the Kalinago people and the country forward.

    So that makes the choice easy. A vote for Cozier Frederick is a vote to advance the cause of Skerrit.
    A vote for Anette Thomas-Sanford, is a vote to advance the cause of the kalinago constituency and Dominica.

  5. mine
    September 11, 2019

    Claudius should be ashamed of himself after what they did to him now throwing in wife under the bus. Remember the party leader issue in castle Bruce.

  6. Blue
    September 11, 2019

    I wonder if Dominicans take the time out to think about the number of people out there who see these negative and senseless comments. A lot of us here do not understand politics or have the slightest idea on how it works. Word of advice…stop making choices based on what others say or who you were paid by to vote. Educate yourselves on matters before you come here and embarrass the nation. The world is watching

  7. viewsexpressed
    September 11, 2019

    Whoooooaaaaaa…..whoooooooaaaa…..I am impressed and feel good.
    Anette Thomas-Sanford will replace Dr. Worrel Sanford as the UWP election candidate in the Salybia constituency. Great News., you`re welcomed.
    Annette, please do not go or feel it is easy to use your fathers name. Worrel is a great, anchor, trusted, committed Doctor and man, father and husband. We have a replacement and Annette a name is not what is gonna get yo there, you have to build up: 1. Your own Foundation, 2. your thoughts, 3. What you stand for, 4. Be visible in the open, everyday and night until that day of election – you have to win. 5. Be available to see the farmers, teachers, children off to wprk and school and also, 6. Be there in the open at the end of day to see them get home. Talk to them, say hi, have a little 3mins chat with them, whoever they are Labour, Freedom, UWP. Let the know you have alot to offer, to listen to their concerns, but let them, you, they, we are all in it together. We need…

    • Views Exposed
      September 11, 2019

      Views expressed you are at your best. Dominicans realize how you are being duped by this SHAM Lenox lLinton. The man gave his candidate a laundry list. A man who boasts himself, just take a look at his writing standards. Can’t you see everything is written as a 5th grader! Lenox never never. Please go back to school, we will never be led by a blind mice.

      • langsal
        September 12, 2019

        Views Exposed is another lost soul on DNO singing for recognition and supper. Why don’t you advocate on behalf of our missing billion-plus dollars!!!!!

  8. Lin clown
    September 11, 2019

    UWP as usual have no use for the KALINAGO PEOPLE.Lunching a Kalinago candidate at the PREVO CENEMAL in Roseau. No respect for the KALINAGO PEOPLE.LAZY,LYING,WICKED UWP.TRAITORS.

    • Anon
      September 11, 2019

      Learn the difference between having a news conference and ‘launching’ a candidate. While you’re at it, learn to spell. ……

    • viewsexpressed
      September 11, 2019

      Whooa…This Lin, is a real blind clown. Why on earth she does not go mind her funky business. Madam Clown (that’s what you are) Lin, our Dominica has alot that is wrong with it, why dont you go at failed Skerrit and talk on our behalf about his corrupt failed labour government. Here is a genuine list that we put from upstairs Financial Centre, and you can go tell your failed Skerrit, yes, it is civil servants put it out. So Lin Clown:
      1. Why was the Bin Bool and Fertlizer created or managed by your failed PM and used the brother of a Minister in his camp to help activate the contact in Pennsylvania. 2. Our passports are sold all over to nefarious hip hop buyers.
      3. Done this thievery and fraud not disturb you? Where is the sales money for our Dominica`s development. 4. All these sales of our passports, where is the money, why does Skerrit not tell us? He is scared of Linton. 4. It took our trusted, Hon. Linton to expose this fraudulent scheme and they say not true. Until Evidence…

    • Joseph John
      September 11, 2019

      @ Lin Clown,
      The reliable fact is that the DLP was the party that recued the Kalinago people from the xenophobia treatment that they received from the Columbian Exchange. This treatment lasted for over 470 years.
      Today they have full citizenship equality and can participate without restriction in every aspect of the social, economic, democratic and political life of the nation. To the extent that they can contest both central and local government elections.
      The new candidate has already declared that he will work for the enhancement of his community, his constituency.
      From the stance of these candidates they all have demonstrated that the DLP’s equality vision is to develop Dominica on a constituency basis. That they will be proactive at a higher level than before in their constituency.

    • Joseph John
      September 12, 2019

      Obviously in their usual scamming minds they think that the Kalinago people will not see through their rejection. uwp want their votes but they do not want to be among “those” people. They are too important to identify with the Kalinagans.
      Their usual marginalization of Dominicans is heightened to the highest level with this treatment of rejection. Those uwp candidate who feel marginalized should drop out at the last moment (as soon as election day is announced). The Kalinagans should use this rejection to vote DLP straight up. They should give uwp 0 votes. uwp does not want them so they should not get your votes.

    • langsal
      September 12, 2019

      @Lin clown, since they upgraded your pit latrine(toilet), and gave you cool out money, you on here showing all your dirty ways! They have this lin clown …..on a payroll.

  9. Ti Garcon
    September 11, 2019

    Is best she had run as an independent candidate as now she mixing politics with the Carib chief elections. People who were labourites, like her campaign manger, who supported her for the Chief elections, does she expect them to vote her again?
    She would be more genuine as an independent. Play people for juju and u’ll get burnt. Claudius did horribly last elections becuase UWP thought caribs are stupid that they would vote for a deputy leader. If Claudius had balls and asserted himself for UWP leader, not only would he have won the seat, woulda likey be the current PM.
    People just doe like Lennox and thats something blind UWPites cant understand. De extra votes of last elections was of people fedup of skerrit, not like they like LL. And thats a big cloud cast over Anette’s chances of winning the seat.

    • Anon
      September 11, 2019

      And if she ran as an independent candidate, you all would say she had ulterior motives, and she’s part of UWP’s camp. Just say you’re a labourite and you don’t support the woman or the UWP. Geez.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 11, 2019

      YTi Garcon, whoever you are, shamed, sad by the comments that you raised. It`s sad & pitiful to read this damning message. You go out there and help build your Kalinago Territory, and stop trying to down lift you own people.
      Are you aware of the how Skerrit got to where he is? Have you asked questions and spoke to the rotten, corrupted Labour party hierarchy as to what’s going on? They all know Skerrit is a failure. Look at the state of the Kalinago Territory, of our Roseau, the capital city. All Skerrit has in his mind is out up to big concrete structure feels nice as our people, your people are not benefiting from that pie worth big cash that ony suits Skerrit. Look out, Skerrit now has his daughter to run elections. The people where she going, will run far away from her. What on earth this woman has to be a Parl. Rep in our Dominica. Don`t you see this is poison politics by Skerrit. Stay focus on your Kalinago people, you`ll need it. Take care of your people. Skerrit Go. UWP Yes!

    • Kalinago Justice
      September 11, 2019

      @ti garçon ; so it’s not about good governance and what’s best for the constituency and Waitukubuli at large, it’s about like and dislike :?: What is it about the one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake that’s so good and better than Lennox Linton :?: You people on that island are in a sad and sorry state of mind!!!

  10. Red Ants Bite
    September 11, 2019

    I was born and raised DLP and therefore I am Labor in my bones. Since Skerrit got it to politics I got to admire him and love him. I know him personally and I love him as a human being. On the other hand although I don’t hate UWP but I have been holding my grudges against them since before the 1995 elections when they crooked Labor. As for Lennox Linton I don’t know him except for when I use to see him on Marpin news. But the truth is, PM Skerrit and the DLP were given 20 yrs to rescue and develop Dominica and sadly, they, my party destroyed Dominica. After Maria I always thought we could bounce back because we bounced back after David. But honestly speaking it is very difficult if not impossible to bounce back from what Skerrit has single handedly done to Dominica. He destroyed everything people and that’s why come next election, I will do everything to ensure the DLP is removed because Dominica deserves another chance

    • viewsexpressed
      September 11, 2019

      Red Ants Bite, I am proud of your honesty and that you put Dominica first and ignore Skerrit, he is a waste of time. He has been like this for over 19 years now. We see it, we know, we don`t talk becasue as civil servants we just go about our business. And guess what, Skerrit also goes about his funky business, the difference is he`s failed our Dominica, minimise our economy and has not bring any development to Dominica in 19 years. He has ignored Roseau, “It is a little, ignoramous Playboy we have running our Dominica”…and some lady chant…”Look at the hell Roseau in, Skerrit look at the state of our capital, how do you condone this rubbish,, you have betrayed us, you have failed us… you are not this intellectual to understand, manage on Socio-economic development”. Our agriculture is weak and mostly gone. Some in the business say 90% gone. Well next election we kick out this failed clown Skerrit 100% Gone. Skerrit is a failure, boy let him go play. We Welcome Hon. Linton.&…

    • September 12, 2019

      What was Dominica like before Skeritt? Stop your fake news about you been labor to the bone, you UWP supporters lie with such ease it is frightening. Dominica is much better off today than it was before the Skeritt and the DLP came to office. Just look around and if you are not blind you will see the improvements.

  11. GOOD JOB
    September 11, 2019

    GOOD JOB

    Finally UWP have a progressive, productive, educated and someone not looking for a job as a possible candidate.
    Let keep it going. I think she should replace the leader of the opposition who do not have any of the above mentioned qualities.

    Age, Commonsense and personal experience does not run a country it takes a real educated person to do so. To read, understand, not lead by emotion, remove and implement policies and to form international relations. We need a leader who is calm, self assured, someone who possesses good leadership skills, is a people person, is experienced in this field or is open to learn, loves their country and will always be loyal and make us proud. I recommend this young lady to be the leader and let us have a strong opposition and replace Danny Lugay, Sprags and Linton and lets have calm and peace in the opposition and not make the mission so personal. skerrit did not vote himself the masses did. So forget about ‘Skerrit and please get it…

    • viewsexpressed
      September 11, 2019

      Man , you are taking nonsense, to be honest. “Finally UWP have a progressive, productive, educated and someone not looking for a job as a possible candidate.”
      Are you for real…where have you been? Hon Linton is an honest man, an intellectual that Skerrit is far behind to catch up and many others too, with so called degrees. Hon Linton is well versed, well read, articulate, analyse matters of politics and social development well. Hon. Linton worked in two Caribbean islands, and where he worked and what he did, there is no way in a hundred years that Skerrit is able to attain such a position. Skerrit is politically immature childish playboy. He appease people to come to him and the Red Clinic is the only qualitative thing he could create as a politician and it is sad that people fell for that Skerrit, this man, as others sees him as this mess. Skerrit need to get the hell out of our Government. He and corrupted labour government has failed us Dominicans. Skerrit must go and ASAP…

    • Joseph John
      September 11, 2019

      So education is the first priority in the list of qualifications for PM. Well Lennox better take note and don’t apply, don’t contest.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 12, 2019

      LOL.LOL..My people read this nonsense as after 19 years of big failure of Skerrit, some Labour clowns are now attempting to find some words to elevate failed immature Skerrit to that of Hon. Linton. You guys blind political bats are wasting your time. There is no way that Skerrit is able to fit into the political and intellectual honest shoes of Hon Linton. “Skerrit did not vote himself the masses did. So forget about ‘Skerrit and please get it. It is the same way that Hon Linton did not vote himself to the prestige position that he holds currently. It is also true and fear to people like “Good Job”, who knows that Hon. Linton is that intellectual, precise and disciplined that Skerrit is unable to enter and be in this disciplined position like Hon Linton. Linton, a true, disciplined, loyal, respected gentleman who will manage our state`s affairs as Prime Minister in protecting and not abusing our States Funds. Skerrit is stained and we want him out of our government. Too Much…

  12. I want to know
    September 11, 2019

    Here is all I am asking for:
    1. I wish Mrs. Sandford and the UWP would sincerely and honestly disclose to the public how much was paid to such a brilliant candidate to run.
    2. In like manner I wish Mr. Frederic and the DLP would honestly and sincerely disclose to the public to run.
    3. I wish both UWP and DLP would honestly and sincerely disclose how much was paid to all their candidates to run
    That should not be a secret. We should know because we deserve to know.
    The fact is if anyone on any side pays anyone to run they become servants of whoever pays them and will not care a dime about what becomes of Dominica. On the other hand whoever is running for free they become servants of the country and these are the candidates that will work in best interest of their country.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 11, 2019

      I will let you know what you want to know. There is no need to disclose how much Mrs Sanford has and will receive. That is not the mentality of the UWP. That we can say the DLP is the one giving out endless big money to many people and we have been asking for an audit of States funds. We say is questionable that if the current sitting highly corrupted Labour Governemnt, under this failed immature Skerrit, who has reduced our people in the Kalinago Territory poor, in poverty and has been abandoned. Skerrit and his Labour Government are dangerous and are weak and incompetent. Failed.
      The UWP under decent, committed trustworthy Hon Lennox Linton and his professional UWP Team will be the next government.
      My people our Domininca is in a state of poverty, unemployment, beggars all over the streets of Roseau, that so called failed Labour Party Government has ruined and reduced our Dominica and people as beggars, in poverty while the big boys of Skerrit & family are happy. Skerro Must Go…

  13. Joseph John
    September 11, 2019

    Press conference in Roseau today announced yesterday. Presentation of a candidate for Kalinago in Roseau.
    Very interesting. But in keeping with the uwp mantra of press conferences.
    If I am to use this misadventure to decide how this wind blows, I would say its an ill wind that does not blow in uwp favour.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 11, 2019

      …Then Joseph John, please stop passing your wind, we don`t need it. And you are so right Joseph John, “I would say its an ill wind that does not blow in UWP favour, it is the ill wind of the corrupt stench of your failed Labour incompetent government and leadership that you are comforted onto.
      The UWP are well prepared, credible, enjoys the beauty and paradise of our island. Enjoy the journeys and visits of all over Dominica, that our decent people are ready for a change and to kick out that over stay ill wind stench, and once more make our Dominica decent, fresh breathe, healthy air, that you and family are welcome to join. UWP is a disciplined political party and we want the best and will work towards it that all of our people, every Dominican will be happy in our Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour, no more corrupt failed Labour government. They must Go, get got, you Skerrit & failed Labour have failed us. So go away.
      We welcome Hon. Lennox Linton and his professional UWP Team.

      • Joseph John
        September 11, 2019

        ” passing wind” only those with their minds in the toilet or pit latrine can go that low.

        • RandyX
          September 12, 2019

          …and you clearly are one of them! You are a disgraceful individual!

    • Ibo France
      September 11, 2019

      Press Conference in Roseau for this significant announcement but she will be launched in the community of her birth. You are grabbing at frivolity to score political points. Lame effort, come better.

  14. ??
    September 11, 2019

    So after Sanford take all that blows, he through his wife under the bus to take more blows??? Weh Weh weh….

    • Anon
      September 11, 2019

      He threw his wife under the bus? Doesn’t his wife have a mind of her own? Isn’t she an individual who is free to make her own decisions? Your ignorance is showing.

  15. September 11, 2019

    Well, they say that the third time is a charm. We will wait and see if that holds true.

  16. Kalinago DLP and Dr. X 2= PM
    September 11, 2019

    😂😂😂😂😂 father lord hold my tongue

    Don’t worry. She have some things to explain to us up here.

    Cludious who hate all of us and worrel who is never real with us needs to answer also.

    But we waiting still till she get announced by the pashy coco team

    And Dr. Sandford where is the clinic services you promised us on a weekly basis?

    Was it a political game to try to fool us??

    Mem bet mem pwel all of u.

    No wonder u with uwp.

  17. Make us proud
    September 11, 2019

    Yes! I was already impressed during the chief elections.

  18. RED SOCKS
    September 10, 2019

    Right now Dominica belongs to Chinese, the Zampolli s, the Montreal Management, Range people and those other foreign maffias. When Esau sold his birthright to Jacob he automatically willed everything to him. People Skerrit sold us long time ago and all he needs is another term to hand things over to his friends. You realize how he got rid of everything we once had like our banana industry and Ross University? Give him another term so he could make his wife PM and become President so we could have the presentation ceremony of Dominica. Always remember he ensured that his children were born in America so their future is protected.

    • viewsexpressed
      September 12, 2019

      tRed Socks, I hail you and your commentary, so true, well put, well said. Wake our Dominican people up and please take stock of what is being said here. This Labour Government is a big failure. The leadership is divided and are not sufficiently intellectual and committed to development of our ailing and failed, poverty Dominica. After 19 years Skerrit has aged and our nature Isle has deteriorated to the abys of visible poverty and begging driven by this failed incompetent Skerrit, his so called failed ministers who has not helped in any way to address the issues of poverty, corruption that has hit our people and our nature isle.
      Our people need some upliftment and assurance as to where is our Dominica heading under this fake corrupt Labour government and led by this failed, incompetent worthless PM Skerrit. We need change and we need Skerrit and his failed labour government to go, get out, go away. We welcome Hon. Lennox Linton and is highly professional UWP Team. We need mature UWP.

  19. My Eyes Red
    September 10, 2019

    All I will say is, it’s time for change. We cannot continue doing the same things that failed us for twenty years and think it it will be better. So I call on the out going DLP candidate and the current candidate to put politics behind and work in the best interests of the Kalinago people and Dominica on a whole. Skerrit continues to use us and it’s time that we show him that we are not fools and are not for sale. As for me I am so red that even my eyes are red but this is not about RED or blue. It’s about a Dominica Skerrit has destroyed that we need to to come together to build back

    • Joseph John
      September 11, 2019

      Change to what….change from riches to rags. Chane from comfort to sleeping on nails. Change from going forward to walking backwards with your eyes closed.

    • Joseph John
      September 11, 2019

      You and the uwp does not represent positive change, you represent negative CHAINS.

  20. Bwa-Banday
    September 10, 2019

    A great candidate gives way to a younger but great aspiring one👍🏽. Very well done Team Dominica👍🏽👍🏽. Change is a must. Let us make our people proud again.

  21. jane doe
    September 10, 2019

    excellent choice all the best positive role model

  22. Koko
    September 10, 2019

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Wait...
      September 11, 2019

      Who laughs last, laughs the best. Anette is the most popular candidate. Ask the chief about that.

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