Unity will remain his focus, says DLP candidate for La Plaine Kent Edwards

DLP candidate for La Plaine takes the podium to the Reggae song by Culture: “Peace, Love and Harmony”

If Kent Edwards wins the La Plaine seat, unity is expected to be first on his agenda.

Edwards-the Dominica Labour Party candidate-was officially launched in La Plaine last night.

He gave DLP supporters the assurance that he will also remain “hardworking, humble and focused on the unity of that constituency”.

Edwards also promised to do his best to take this constituency forward, working with everyone in the process.

“I work hard because it’s the La Plaine way…when I am elected I want to assure you that I will remain hardworking, humble, focused on unity in this constituency,” he said.

Edwards said he will remain true to the community that has raised him. “I am who I am because of La Plaine…I am thinking the way La Plaine has done for me I want to be the one and nobody will like it more than me to see the unity that we once had come back in this constituency.”

Furthermore, he indicated that he is here today in La Plaine because the people prayed for me, “I am here today on this podium because God answers prayers, and because he answers prayers I would like us to pray for this constituency to return to the unity that we once had.”

Meantime, Edwards stated that the La Plaine constituency has come a long way compared to where it was just two short years ago.

“We must join the Prime Minister [Roosevelt Skerrit] and the Labour party in making sure that this development continues,” he noted.

Edwards also applauded the work done by outgoing Parliamentary Representative Petter Saint Jean who he said laid the foundation for so many young people in this community.

“The youth of La Plaine and the entire South East are now as equipped as those in the city for attaining higher levels of education through the efforts of Petter Saint Jean.”

St Jean was not selected to contest the La Plaine seat this time around. He only joined the campaign trail last month.

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  1. Jack Sparrow
    October 17, 2019

    No offence to the gentleman, but he bears an uncanny resemblance to Shrek

  2. Kalinago Justice
    October 17, 2019

    :?: If you truely mean to remedy the divisiveness in the community of La Plaine, first start with the Village Council, have the inauguration done with. By the way, your one-man rogue regime prime mistake intention is to do away with Village Councils and select his people as administrators, more division and dictatorial authority.

  3. viewsexpressed
    October 16, 2019

    “Unity will remain his focus, says DLP candidate for La Plaine Kent Edwards”.
    Mr. Edwards, be advised that as a Dominican, I respect you & acknowledge you putting yourself forward to participate in Dominica’s election. Good Luck Sir. Just to further advise you that I will never, and had absolutely no intention to run for lection under failed Skerrit and his inept, hopeless, failed corrupted etc Labour Government. That government has failed us over 19 years and they should not be allowed back in our government again. This failed Labour government under this failed incompetent Skerrit have plan, respect, and how well to develop our poor struggling Dominica. Skerrit is not a politican, he is an opportunist, ignoramous and immature of the processes and discipline of government. We need mature and trusted people in government. Skerrit has failed us, Hon. Linton will elevate us. I Know you and I was once asked to run for this clown. I Strongly said “No”, DLP Go to hell, not under…

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  4. LifeandDeath
    October 15, 2019

    Just like Skerrit seeks out the worse candidates fro Diplomatic Passports it seems he’s also craping from the bottom of the Barrel for political candidates..

    Maybe this is an experiment to see how DUMB Dominicans can really be, because for at least the past 2 years, I see most of Skerrit’s decisions as he wanting Domincans to vote him out!!..#wake up Dominicans, Skerrit burn out!!..

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  5. October 15, 2019

    Stay focused brother after all that caning you got from Teacher Peter St. Jean.

  6. johnjay
    October 15, 2019

    You want to bring unity why don’t you make skerrit and the labour party swear in the village council and the chairman Jason Fontaine.
    This should be a priority to bring normalcy to the constituency.

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  7. L power
    October 14, 2019

    Haitians going up for labour party now man? Please tell petter Skerrit is not an azz.

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  8. Danziger
    October 14, 2019

    Big foss to move on Bros and courage to continue because the days draw nigh.

  9. I MUST Admit
    October 14, 2019

    Talk is cheap and so cheap that it is for free. You all new candidates of the DLP are always talking about what all you going to do as if we in Dominica don’t understand that is not what all you say but is what Skerrit says and what Skerrit wants. In fact I would not be surprised if all you a secret vow to that says NOT MY WILL BUT THY WILL (SKERRIT) BE DONE. So you guys say what all you know Skerrit destroyed but the moment you guys win you guys change to do Skerrit will. Petter St. Jean did not and could not unite the people, is you that can come and do what Skerrit takes pleasure in doing? Bro Roosevelt Skerrit doesn’t want to see a United Dominica because he knows if we are United there will be strength and that would for sure bring his downfall. So all you can do is talk, just like the donkey of Petter St. Jean brays

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  10. Kalinago Justice
    October 14, 2019

    :?: The more these wannabe politricksians open their mouth, it’s the more I see that little slave plantation mentality island go down to the rats!!! These wannabes don’t seem to think before speaking :?: Here it is that petter pepper is rejected by both the people and the one-man rogue regime prime mistake, but this incoming wannabe is giving him praises for good works done :?: You Kent the wannabe and stooge is accepting that there’s division that pepper is being accused of sowing in the community, but you’re praise the divider :?: In your statement you are admitting that for the past two years alot of remedial works has been done since your arrival on the scene, even while petter is still parlrep :?: Firstly, you’ve started on a wrong footing. The handling of relief supplies by you was illegal,partisan and divisive!!! What is it that you will straighten in a crooked criminal enterprise lead by your one-man corrupt rogue regime prime mistake :?: Every baby knows that talk is…

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  11. dee
    October 14, 2019

    Mr. Edwards I don’t know you personally ,
    all I know of you is that St. Jean said he ”beat you”
    I take that to mean he gave you enough licks as your teacher and now he proclaiming that was best for you .
    If you Edwards, do not acknowledge this, as having been bullied, then I don’t know what the teachers of today should go by .
    The Minister of Education openly declares that he beat you, like you were his slave I suppose. I wouldn’t at all be surprised if you say you deserved it ( for political benefits too though).

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  12. %
    October 14, 2019

    Very empty message by this candidate. Guess he is following the footstep of Skerrit,the dumbest and silliest of Caribbean Prime Ministers. He knows only two words “Lennox Linton”. I can’t see this man winning the constituency at all..
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?
    Whey is di money?

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  13. Met Boda Yo
    October 14, 2019

    DNO, There is no IF about this one.
    Kent is definitely gonna take this seat for the DLP,
    Yes, another great product of “GHETTO”. La Plaine. D GHETTO BOY….. GONNA MASH UP Zika. La Plaine will be free of all infestation of this deadly diseases forever.

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    • ibo france
      October 14, 2019

      I consider myself to be an ordinary person with some friends from very humble beginnings. But, to glorify the so called ‘Ghetto’ lifestyle, is frankly stupid. Most sensible people try their best to work their hardest to overcome that kind of deprivation. No one should want a Ghetto kind of life for his/her children. You are deprived off almost everything good. Do you really want to live in abject poverty from birth to the grave? A black famous comedian said recently that if poor people get a chance to experience the life of the wealthy, they will riot. This ghetto mindset will only perpetuate the dastardly lives of disadvantaged Dominicans. We have to disabuse ourselves of these anti-progress conceptions. Not even a dog should want to live a Ghetto life. Wise Up my people.

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    • jamie
      October 15, 2019

      So sad how low politics have taken this poor country,and daily it gets worst,every day i thank god for having me out @ a young age,the hate that politics has on so many of you.

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  14. JAH KAL
    October 14, 2019

    kent are u serious u letting skerrit fool you he get ride of st jean his minister of education u a just a porn in a game of chest and making that donkey take you on a ride shame on u did u ask him about the 1.2 billion .

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  15. Channel 1
    October 14, 2019



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  16. Child of Itassi
    October 14, 2019

    Your words “I would like us to pray for this constituency to RETURN to the unity that we once had.” are evidence that Skerrit and Petter Saint Jean in almost two decades destroyed the unity La Plaine once had.

    Your political career may suffer infant mortality.

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    • viewsexpressed
      October 16, 2019

      Get Rid of Skerrit and failed Petter St. Jean. You decent people of Laplaine, please run away from Skerrit and his Red foolish, failed clown Labour Party. They have failed you, Me, and our Dominica. The DLP leader, and leadership is inept, clueless of socio-economic development (Look how Skerrit and his blind Labour People) killed our agriculture and all Skerrit can do now, is sell our passports who weird international people and we are yet to know and or see the sales and records, and the audit of these passport sales that has been sold all over the world. When the UWP government under its incoming Prime
      Minister Hon. Lennox Linton will clean up and straighten up of governance and government that our people, nationals are succinct and to participate fully and meaningfully with respect our government and our Country. Dominicans , please wake up and let us embrace this decent UWP Team and its Hon. Leader, Lennox Linton. We had enough of failed Skerrit and corrupt DLP.
      We Welcome…

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  17. jamie
    October 14, 2019

    Another fool,Skeerrit is recruiting,bunch of waste.

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    • The truth Be told
      October 14, 2019

      jamie with a small j, why do u hate the PM so? Why do u disrespect others? Why? why? U are only hurting yourself with this bitterness. I understood the last man that died suddenly hated so much that he even asked for the PM death. So I understood he would openly voice his opinion disrespectfully towards the PM & others in authority. Papa Jehovah has asked us to love one another & pray for those in Authority – himself , kings, Presidents, spiritual leaders as well not forgetting to mention even the Opposition Leader as well. jamie love is the answer. Vote for who you want but respect others especially those in authority that God Almighty has allowed or ordained to be leaders. If you continue so, you are putting yourself to be sick – heart attack, stroke, Many are sick because of unforgiveness, hatred, bitterness etc. Put a Capital J to your name, emancipate yourself from mental hatred, open your mind & just love, love. Love to u. Support who u want but be disrespectful. Love u

      • viewsexpressed
        October 16, 2019

        “Another fool, Skerrit is recruiting,bunch of waste….”, said Jamie.
        The Truth Be told, please tell us where and what Jamie said that she hates Skerrit? Jamie has rightly said “Another fool, Skerrit is recruiting, bunch of waste. This is what she says. The problem with you is that you are in denial and you like other blind loyalist are desperate to have us write nice words of Skerrit tenure in office over the past 19 years, where this failed political clown has failed us and our Dominica. Also, our agriculture has no more bananas, grapefruits, vegetables are exported from our poor unemployed farmers. I guess that you are not aware that Skerrits ridiculous focus is now selling our states passports to nefarious and weird running characters. Where is the money from our passport sales and who has corrupted it? Are you brave enough to go ask Skerrit. Look at the state of Dominica, tell us where are the jobs. Skerrit Killed our agriculture & you sit there writing BS. Skerrit is a…

      • Child of Itassi
        October 17, 2019

        Couldn’t help but notice the Freudian slip near the end of your diatribe: “Support who u want but be DISRESPECTFUL.” That’s exactly what Skerrit means when he asked you to pour hot water on people and call them “traitors!” in public.

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