“She’s been a friend, we have had many fruitful discussions regarding the development of Grandbay. She was an advocate for community development,” are some of the remarks made by Dominica Labour Party candidate for the Grandbay constituency, Senator Edward Registe. This was expressed in respect to the passing of United Workers Party candidate for Grand Bay, Noreen John.
Noreen John was expected to contest in the upcoming general elections against Registe, however succumbed to an unconfirmed illness on Monday 20th May 2019, while on her way to seek medical attention overseas.
During an interview, the DLP candidate conveyed to Vibes News that he had anticipated working with John post-general elections.
“Her contribution toward the development of Legal Aid Clinic, a facility established by the Labour party Government, is notable and she will be remembered by her pleasantness in dealing with people. Unfortunately she won’t be there to contest in the general elections. I was actually looking forward to working with her post- elections,” he lamented.
Registe went on to express heartfelt sympathies to the family of the late Noreen John, as well as members of the United Workers party.
“We take the opportunity to extend sympathy to her family and her friends, and of course the leadership of the United Workers Party and Candidates with whom she would have contested.”
John was not present at the official launching of UWP’s 21 candidates on Sunday 19th May 2019; party leader, Hon. Lennox Linton informed that his candidate had been ill and unable to attend.