New DLP Soufriere candidate promises voters to transform agriculture and tourism in that constituency
New DLP Soufriere candidate, 36-year-old Denise Charles, promises voters to transform agriculture and tourism in that constituency. A by-election will be held in that constituency on June 7, 2016, due to the resignation of Ian Pinnard on Tuesday 26th April, 2016, for reasons of allegations of improper behavior. She also spoke of focusing on sports development, small business development, entrepreneurship among women. She was speaking at the official launch of her candidacy by the DLP, in Pointe Michel on Saturday evening.
She said, “We are richly blessed in this constituency with amazing talent and opportunities to achieve the greatest things. We have to work together.” She added “although the party is pleased with the way things are going, we will never be fully satisfied.”
She stated further that the challenges are great, and there is still a lot of hard work ahead, “but we can do it, together. So we have a choice: we can sit and complain; pretend to not see the achievements that have been made; or we can stand firm and focused on the greater things we want to achieve for ourselves and our children”.
Charles told constituents that under the DLP administration, there has been significant development in every major sector and according to her, the party will continue its efforts in building a stronger nation. “What I am saying to you is that this government has placed Dominica on a secure platform for growth. It has worked toward improving our health system, education system, road system and investment programmes to create jobs”.
Higgs Adams who contested that seat during the 2014 general election, will be the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for the upcoming by-election. The party’s leader, Lennox Linton said the UWP is ready to contest the by-election.
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