Monell Williams to be installed as UWP senator

first_img Share LocalNews Monell Williams to be installed as UWP senator by: – June 27, 2014 Share Share 292 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Monell WilliamsThe Dominica Parliament is expected to welcome a new female senator next week.Monell Williams, the Opposition United Workers Party candidate for the St Joseph constituency, will be sworn in as a senator on July 1 replacing former senator Ronnie Isidore whose candidacy was withdrawn by the Party in May of this year.Ms Williams will replace former senator Ronnie Isidore whose candidacy was withdrawn by the Party in May of this year.Opposition Leader Hector John confirmed to Dominica Vibes that the UWP wrote to President Charles Savarin on June 24, 2014 seeking his endorsement. Mr John said Miss Williams’ appointment as a senator will bring gender balance to the Parliament.He added that she will bring effective representation to the Parliament “as a woman, as a single parent, a very articulate, very bright candidate for the United Workers Party in the St Joseph constituency”.Felix Thomas (Facebook picture)“In terms of the different issues we will be dealing with she will be making a presentation as a young woman looking at issues within the St. Joseph constituency that she can bring at Parliament,” she said. He added that she is expected to deal with the many challenges that single mothers face at present particularly in the St Joseph constituency.The other UWP Senators are Ezekiel Bazil, Norris Prevost, Daniel Lugay and Ronald Green.Meanwhile, the United Workers Party has a new candidate for the Mahaut constituency. Felix Thomas, a contractor by profession has replaced Ronnie Isidore and will run against the Dominica Labour Party’s candidate, Rayburn Blackmore in the general election constitutionally due in May, 2015. “The people from the Mahaut Constituency Association has nominated Felix Thomas to represent the constituency on a UWP ticket for the next general election and the management committee of the UWP accepted the nomination,” John told Dominica Vibes on Friday. The United Workers Party (UWP) sacked Isidore in May, due to “trust and respect issues”.Mr Isidore, who contested the Mahaut seat at the 2009 general election and lost, was subsequently named a UWP senator.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more