Roseau, Dominica (TDN)
Citizen of Dominica at home and abroad.
On September 30, 2022 the Honourable Lennox Linton resigned as Political Leader of the United Workers Party with immediate effect – a position he has held for the last nine years.
It must be noted that Mr. Linton served at the helm of the organization with the utmost loyalty, integrity, and statesmanship, and has undoubtedly made his mark in the annals of the history of our beloved island nation.
The United Workers Party registers considerable and undying gratitude to have had the opportunity to be led by Mr. Linton.
As he continues to serve as Leader of the Opposition and Member for the Marigot Constituency in the Parliament of our nation, we take this opportunity to thank him and his family for the countless sacrifices made during his tenure. On behalf of the executive leadership as well as the general membership, we wish the distinguished gentleman nothing but the best, and will always remain eternally grateful for his leadership. We pray that the blessing of our gracious God would overtake him as he enters this new chapter of his life.
The news of Mr. Linton’s resignation which took many by surprise, bodes the question, “Where do we go from here?”
A wise person once said that not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced, and that the only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
This current event has plunged the United Workers Party into a shift which, if executed wisely, will position the party to take maximum advantage of the many opportunities which will be presented in this new era.
This shift is about the future of our country – the need for change which will be beneficial to all, and not a select few.
It is about ensuring that our children are safe in our city, villages and hamlets, and that our young people have the opportunities at their disposal to help them become successful, productive citizens.
This shift is about access to premium medical care for all regardless of economic status; it is about re-energizing the agricultural sector and breathing life into our abandoned farms. Importantly, it is about charting a new path to jobs and economic opportunities particularly for our youth.
On a broader scale, this shift is about regaining our reputation on the world stage and restoring the integrity of citizenship in our beloved nation.
One might argue that the dreams of our citizenry have slipped away. I beg to differ! Where there is life – new life, there is hope. With the right person to successfully lead this party into the next general elections, hope will be revived, and faith renewed.
And so, with this in mind, the executive of the UWP will immediately begin the process of securing the next Team to lead this organization.
But even with the selection of a new leader, a unification of all who believe in the cause and are willing to put their hands to the plough is required to ensure the change we desire to see in Dominica. All hands must be on deck.
In the words of former US President Barack Obama, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek”.
Let us all embrace the opportunity offered us. With God on our side, we will not fail.
We now hasten to mend broken pieces, close gaps, rebuild relationships, forge new relationships and heal wounds whilst we feed unity of all Dominicans at home and abroad in our quest to make our country the best place to live, work and enjoy life – a goal of Honourable Lennox Linton.
God bless you all and God bless the Commonwealth of Dominica!