UWP to name candidate for Salybia Constituency soon 

Claudius Sanford will not be contesting but he told his Salybia constituents in a letter, that UWP will be putting forward a solid and competent candidate
The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) will be naming a candidate for the Salybia Constituency soon, Claudius Sanford, who contested the last general election for the party, has said.
In a letter to constituents, Sanford said the party will be putting forward a ‘solid and competent’ candidate to contest the next general election, which is constitutionally due in 2020.
“Be patient, the declaration will be timely,” he wrote. “Let us be united around our candidate in this election.”
In February, UWP leader, Lennox Linton, said that his party will contest all 21 constituencies on the island.
He confirmed that 14 candidates have already been selected, however, a person for the Salybia Constituency was not on the list.
He said someone will be named soon, sparking speculation who the candidate will be. The name of Cuban-trained Dr Worrel Sanford was heavily discussed but there has been no confirmation on the matter from neither he nor the UWP. Dr. Sanford contested the 1990 general election on a Dominica Labour Party (DLP) ticket in the constituency and won. He resigned in 1993.
When the DLP recently named Cozier Frederick as its man for the next general election in the constituency and there was no word from the UWP, there were suggestions that the party was either unable or unwilling to name a candidate.
But it appears that Claudius Sanford, who has already made it clear that he will not be contesting the next general election, is putting all of that to rest.
“As we get ready to usher in our new candidate and new leadership in the constituency, I am humbled but it gives me great joy and fulfillment to reach out to you,” he wrote in his letter. “The issues and vision that I advocated for on behalf of the constituency still remains pertinent today. As a people, we still yearn for leadership at the constituency and national level. This is evident in the constant changing of candidates on the opponent’s side at every election even after four consecutive terms of the people’s mandate.”
He stated that the new candidate will breathe in what he described as “a new lease on life” in the constituency.
“I have no doubt that the candidate which Team Dominica will soon introduce to you my fellow constituents will usher a new lease on life, will be an inspiration to you the many young men and women who continue to struggle to live a life of fulfillment, the mothers and fathers who toil day after day to make ends meet, the craft producers and vendors who find it tough to make a living plying your trade and the farmers who have had no choice but to abandon our rich agricultural lands because you have been forgotten,” Sanford wrote.
Sanford, who rose through the ranks of the UWP and was once deputy leader, urged constituents not to be “tricked this time around with the DLP strategy of new candidates, bribery and deceptiveness.”
“It is clear that we deserve better and UWP team Dominica will provide competent leadership at the constituency level in this election and going forward,” he said.
The Salybia Constituency consists of the Kalinago Territory, Atkinson, Antrizle and parts of Concord.

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28 Comments

  1. Silver fox
    March 27, 2019

    Labour for “Salybia ” UWP teeway you finished dead and buried!

  2. March 27, 2019

    For some one that is stepping out. You campaigning papa. At lest.you remain humble after what team UWP did to you last election.

  3. St. Joe
    March 26, 2019

    With a Team as strong as Team Dominica I see Dominica becoming the best place to live , work and to spend vacation . Forward we go! Bring back respectability to our country. Yep

  4. shrewd
    March 26, 2019

    I have a lot of respect for the former deputy leader of the united workers party Mr Claudius Sanford. The things you have articulated for the people of the Salybia constituency will certainly bring about a better life for the people of Salybia. Mr Sanford i know you are not for sale because you are a man of great integrity.

  5. Lin clown
    March 26, 2019

    Laplaine Observer.Incompetence here are some Shirley cigeratte smoker,drunkard and insurance bobol.Jason con man and jail bird.Joshua child molester and wife abusier.Thompson land bobolizer.George father beater Big Chief father beater and sexual abuser.Which party do these people support?Idiots like you always attack the Prime Minister because you all Blue BedBugs are failures.Bridges,houses,water supply,roads,nep,yes we care,free medical nothing is good for idiots.Now that LaPlaine is lighted and opened you HE Haw He Hawing.You longer have to use tracks to go to your house like a goat.You can now go to Roseau twice a day.You talking about our Prime Minister is incompetent?I hope DNO print this one.Go do something for your country.As long as idiots like you support UWP,they will never win an election,maybe a DONKEY RACE.Respect our PM,or we will expose FOOL.

    • viewsexpressed
      March 29, 2019

      Mr. Madam Lin Clown, soem of us are laughing at you as this clown. Try again, come again, what really is the moraale of your story? The issue before us in Domininca and in particukar in the caribe Territory where I work, is to get indecent people out, for example, that failed OM Sjkerrirt and his corrupt Lanbuor governemnt. hay have failed us, failed us in the KalinagoTerritory and we need decent mpre marture people in govcernment. Skerrit and his waste of time clwn have failed us big time an dour villages like the Craib Terriytory has npot beb upgraded now for ovwr 109 years. Its ony fooliosh taklk amnd like and promises from the failed Skerrit Odd Mininster and his incomepoetent useless bunch of silly ministers Now we are hearing that joker of the pack, some woman called Melina is running for elctions in Roseau. Madam Meina advise doh come to us in Roseau, just keep running, domnt even come with your fake smile and gilrlsih behaviiur. Stay away, go groom ur Husband.

  6. Castle Bruce
    March 26, 2019

    It is quite refreshing to hear that we are going to have another vibrant person to represent the people of the territory under the Team Dominica banner. We are waiting with open arms to receive you.
    It is time for change and every corner of Dominica is feeling the pressure to take them out. We cannot live like that anymore.

  7. Concerned
    March 26, 2019

    Some people get so offended whenever they are told that. Handouts can only get you so far.

  8. custom made
    March 26, 2019

    word is around Election is May 16th…. y’all better make it fast since the so called GENERAL is the only one who knows the date

  9. Toplet
    March 26, 2019

    Workersssssssss we taking it this time… jump high jump low we taking our country back from that dorty labour panty workersssssssss! ! Call the election!!!!

  10. bruney
    March 26, 2019

    Time for Linton to step out an give someone else a chance.
    If you stay up will loose again.

    • Op
      March 26, 2019

      By uour logic, skerrit should have gone 2 elections ago! Is only workers party you seeing for other people to get chances. LABOUR IS ONE MAN FOREVER, but is linton who has o ly been in politics for 6 years you seeing light on. Hell have a special place for wicked people.

    • Massacre
      March 26, 2019

      All you will laugh us eh!! Is that all you want to have a fee reign to pillage the Treasury more.
      News flash ! Lennox Linton not going anywhere but in the office of Prime Minister of Dominica.

    • I Still Red?
      March 26, 2019

      @ bruney is Linton we afraid of because he exposing our dirty laundry but most importantly we saw how he was able to increase uwp seats in 2014 from 3 to 6, though we know is 9 seats they won but we stole at least three from them. IF Linton was able to win six seats when he was seen as a new comer and uneducated man that could not finish high school, is now almost 80% of people realizing the man is a genius and well able to deliver Dominica, you calling for him to be changed as leader? I still red but the truth is, we more afraid of Linton than anything else. Though UWP cannot afford to replace Linton at this time but honestly speaking even if Linton is not the leader anyone that leading UWP will beat us because Dominicans are very fedup with our PM. Most of our DLP supporters are telling me that when PM became PM, Da was ahead of several caribbean islands and 15 yrs later we are in the bottom since we lost our farms, Ross University, our work force, young men etc.

      • %
        March 27, 2019

        Could not say it better ..
        Skerrit Must Go
        Skerrit Must Go
        LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

      • Can see now
        March 27, 2019

        You are so correct…we are now in the ranks oh Haiti wayyy below…see St Lucia. See Barbados..the policies taken have been able to upgrade them and their people..please Dominicans five more years with those type of people who are only looking to gain will put us 25 years behind. Linton has a strategic nation building plan…give him a chance we will see the difference in governance how it is done.

    • Kermit
      March 27, 2019

      Most definitely you hit the nail on the head. Not involved in politics but I have heard many people say they will not be voting labour but also cannot see their self voting for Lennox. They would rather a change in leader.

  11. The Evangelist?
    March 26, 2019

    They can JUMP high and jump low; they can give money to buy votes on every street corner but the word I hear in my spirit is, SOON and very SOON, the spirit of Ahab and Jezebel will be REJECTED by the people of Dominica! Here is our scripture of the week found in 1 Kings 16:30-31

    30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.

    31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

    • March 27, 2019

      @The Evangelist it is one thing to speak boldly and it is another thing to speak the truth from God.

      By saying “the word I hear in my spirit”, you have declared that the Holy Spirit has spoken to you. I hope that you know it is blasphemy to lie against the Holy Spirit. And I am sure that if you had any “spirit” speaking to you, it was definitely, not Him!

      Your scripture quotation is from the Bible, you; but it has no strength on your behalf, take heed of this.

  12. My Little Take
    March 26, 2019

    This article confirms at least three things: 1. UWP candidates put Country before party 2.UWP is not a one man party as in the “one man party” is Roosevelt Skerrit that says who contesting and who is rejected. 3. UWP candidates are not paid to run or to resign.
    Much thanks to my friend Claudius for showing leadership and love for country in this matter.

  13. Ahab & Jezebel
    March 26, 2019

    Thanks much Mr. Sandford for you hard work, dedication and commitment to change. You were never paid and I know you don’t expect a payment for not running, as we see in camp Ahab, where failed candidates are paid large sums of money to run, paid to be fired and paid to resign. But Ahab can pay as much as he wants and he can give Jazebel as much as he wants to run but I want him to know that Dominicans do not want the spirit of Ahab and Jezebel in our country

  14. Give time time
    March 26, 2019

    One Sanford makes way for another!

  15. LaPlaine Observer
    March 26, 2019

    It’s obvious after 18 years of incompetence and inept leadership from the DLP, the people have demanded change in every constituency. Simply giving handouts to the less fortunate is not a remedy for self development and having the ability to acquire financial independence. Set my people free!

    • Ibo France
      March 27, 2019

      @LaPlaine Observer
      Your comment is very timely and pertinent. Mendicancy is not an economic policy to rescue the country nor the poor fro poverty. The country needs honest, astute and unifying leadership achieve its fullest potential.

  16. Peggy
    March 26, 2019

    Will miss you claudius!

    • Frank N Stein
      March 26, 2019

      I was so excited to see his pic just to find out he is not running. What a waste of an article.

      • Braindamage
        March 27, 2019

        He is not running this time but is walking and slow too, to make way for victory.

  17. %
    March 26, 2019

    Welcome news patriot Sanford.
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

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