Medical Doctor Pharaoh Cuffy who will later this week be officially declared as the UWP Candidate for Morne Jaune Riviere Cyrique constituency, has expressed confidence that he will win that seat
Grand Fond born Medical Doctor, Pharaoh Cuffy who will, this Friday May 17, be officially declared as the United Workers Party (UWP) Candidate for the Grand Fond Morne Jaune Riviere Cyrique constituency, appears confident that he will win that seat. The last UWP Candidate Dr Thomson Fontain after first having been declared the winner at the last general election, was subsequently told he had lost by a hair’s breadth after several recounts.
Dr Cuffy is convinced that given his association with young sportsmen &women in the constituency, his entry into politics will bear good fruits among the sportsmen and women and others in the constituency.Dr Cuffy is a Cuba-trained medical doctor, and he has been a member of the Sagicor South East Football Club since its formation. He also played national football for Dominica for many years.
Dr Cuffy said,“The young people in the community see me as a role model and a mentor, and I intend to work with them as I did in football, to see the constituency move to higher heights. I ask them now to give me that very support and more, in the political arena.In the coming weeks, we will be stepping up our campaign and visibility in the constituency. It is very important that the people know my plans and strategies in moving the constituency forward to improve their lives.”
Dr. Cuffy’s medical experience includes working in the Accident & Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), lecturing at Ross University, and serving on several occasions as the medical doctor for the under-17 and Under-20 national football teams. He also has a private practice.The Grand Fond-born Dr Cuffy was part of the victorious South East football team that won the 2019 Dominica Football Association (DFA) 2019 Premier Division Football Championship and played a major part in the team’s victory in the final.He said, “I am confident that the people come election day; will give me that nod to lead them in the Dominica parliament as I have been doing in football”.
Dr. Cuffy is married to Dr Charlotte Jeremy-Cuffy who is also a medical doctor. Theyhave two children.
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