UWP supporters to visit Electoral Commission

first_imgUWP supporters at a rally in St Joseph on Sunday 30 November 2014Political leader of the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton has invited his supporters to join him on a visit to the Electoral Commission later today.Mr Linton, during a radio program on Thursday 11 December 2014, called on his supporters especially those from the Grand Fond Constituency to join him on the 2:30PM visit to seek clarification on the winner of the Grand Fond/Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique seat.“There are a number of questions that the Electoral Commission must answer now about the conduct of the election in the Grand Fond/Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique Constituency and why are things the way they are right now,” Mr Linton said. He said the UWP needs answers regarding the manner in which the election was conducted in the Grand Fond Constituency “because as far as we know, all of the agents, all of the poll clerks and the presiding officers and the returning officers and the election clerks and so on around Dominica, get the same training, they’re supposed to be doing the same thing”.He said returning officers and election clerks cannot act as either a presiding officer or a poll clerk; however this occurred in Monday’s election.“There was one such example of an elections clerk involving herself in functions that the law prohibits her from involving herself in, the Electoral Commission, the Chief Elections Officer must explain to us the people of Dominica why was that allowed to happen,” Mr Linton said. Additionally, he said the Electoral Commission could have sent “an independent group that had nothing to do with the Constituency” to manage the recount of the votes “when it became obvious that we were dealing with people who were not being fair and not being impartial in their conduct of the count”.“Where are the other returning officers and the other election clerks around Dominica? Why couldn’t you get one or two of them to come in and to look about this instead of leaving it to people who were obviously partisan,” Mr Linton questioned.“So we have questions about those observations and those impressions we have we want to pose to the Chairman of the Commission and the Chief Elections Officer and I will be going to the Commission’s office tomorrow afternoon”.“I am inviting the people who share the concerns that we have in United Workers Party Team Dominica; whether you are from Morne Jaune, Riviere Cyrique, Grand Fond or you’re from somewhere else around Dominica because that fight is the people’s fight,” Mr Linton noted.Moreover, Danny Lugay, the winner of the Roseau North Constituency, who was also on the radio program with Mr Linton, invited his supporters to join today’s meeting.“Roseau North; your new Parliamentary Representative, I am inviting you out to join our captain to get answers from the Commission”.Mr Lugay informed that the Roseau North Constituency will join the meeting since they too have “concerns” about the manner in which the election took place there.“Sometimes you wonder if it’s a conspiracy why there’s so much inefficiencies in the Electoral Office and certainly Roseau North will be coming out to join our team captain to get answers from the Commission,” Mr Lugay said. Chief Elections Officer, Stephen LaRocque declined to comment on the matter. 497 Views   5 comments Share Share LocalNews UWP supporters to visit Electoral Commission by: Dominica Vibes News – December 12, 2014center_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgPSC golf from The Billabong Golf BarMonday, March 3, Silky Oak – StablefordA deserted Silky Oak today and the course was in great condition, with fast greens and no way you could get a bad lie on the fairways.  We have to thank John Player for looking after the lads today and he did a sterling job. We welcomed Chris Dodd back to the bar today minus his good mate Steve Croy who is unfortunately laid up waiting for an operation for a detached retina and broken nose due to shanked golf ball from one of his friends.  If you could see how he looks you will never get in front of a golfer again, it is a terrible lesson to learn this way.  We wish you a speedy recovery mate and look forward to seeing you soon.Friday’s top three (L-R): Jack Piercefield, Bob Philp and Chris Fletcher. The scores were quite good with a three-way count back on 36 points at the top that saw Owen Walkley, playing his best golf for a long time, coming in third, Chris Dodd taking second and Jack Piercefield taking the day’s honours in first.There were four ‘2’s coming from Mal Farquharson, John Burns and Doug Douglas (2).Wednesday, March 5, Green Valley – StablefordWe had nine groups playing today at our usual venue Green Valley, and we got off about 10 minutes early and were back in the clubhouse in just on four hours.The course was in great condition as always but the greens weren’t as fast as normal, which meant for the scribe anyway that some putts were left a little short much to the disgust of his playing partner, however we didn’t lose the day as it turned out all square.The scores were really good apart from our mate from Australia, John Burns, who had a whopping 13 points.  I think we will have to get a NAGA prize for future competitions for scores like this one.  No wonder him and his mate Thommo got rolled by Cottee and John Player in the challenge.Amazingly enough in nine groups there were no ‘2’s and that must be a first with that many players out there.We had a count back for sixth place between Auke and Roger Ison, both on 35 points, with Roger getting the nod, fifth place went to Greig Ritchie playing his best round of golf in a long time with 37 points, and again it was a count back for third and fourth on 39 with Eng Duangwaw taking fourth and her good friend Nichawan Khiaophuang (Sa) in third.   Second place today went to Chris Dodd with a great 41 points, but not quite good enough to beat Owen Walkley who pipped him at the post with 42 points, his best round for a long time!Friday, March 7, Khao Kheow – StablefordHaving not played at Khao Kheow for quite some time it was a pleasant day out, even though there were a few late starters who had a night on the town and one too many sherbets.Chris Fletcher joined us today which turned out to be third time lucky for him.  Every time he has tried before work seemed to get in the way.  He did have some more luck on A7 with a great shot into the green which initially he thought was a bit short.  He had us looking in the rough to the right of the green only for Martin Hayes to look in the hole and there it was for an eagle, a two for five points!  Playing the scribe for a couple of ciders he jumped 5 points clear on that hole, but with a nothing on the last the Capt got him back with a birdie on the 18th to win by a couple of points overall.Larry Gamble had the round of his life with a fantastic 13 points all told I think he was glad to be on his way home the following day.  Coming third was the eagle man Chris Fletcher with 35 points, second was Jack Piercefield with 36 and taking top spot was Capt Bob with 38 points and two ciders.Note:  The Billabong Golf Bar is situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.  Give Bob a call on 082 204 3411.last_img read more

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