Battle Ground –Salisbury: Nicolas "Shanks" Esprit (DLP) Vs Hector "Spags" John (UWP)
Election Watch: The Salisbury Constituency
The Salisbury constituency consists of Salisbury, Grand Savanah, Coulibistrie and Morne Ratchete. Voting History
2014- UWP (Hector John)
2009- UWP (Hector John)
2005—UWP (Earl Williams)
2000- UWP (Earl Williams)
1995- UWP (Earl Williams)
1990- UWP (Earl Williams)
1985- DFP (James Royer)
1980- DFP (Dennison John)
1975- DLP (B.J. Louis)
Hector "Spags" John
Leader of the Opposition; Member of Parliament, Salisbury Constituency from 2009 to Present; Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, 06/2009 – 12/2014 Vice President, United Workers Party, 11/2016 - Present
BBA degree in Information Technology, Monroe College, New Rochelle, NY, 08/2009; Graduated from Isaiah Thomas Secondary School, 06/1987
New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority, IT Department, New Rochelle, NY -Information Technology Assistant; Dominica Banana Producers Limited, Dominica -Information Technology Assistant; Dominica Banana Marketing Corporation, Dominica- Statistical Officer.
Monroe College, IT Department, New Rochelle, NY -Assisted in solving hardware and software problems; American Family Drive, Lincoln Center, Manhattan, NY (7/9/2005); Assisted in packaging emergency supplies for victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, USA;
President, Salisbury Improvement Committee, Dominica; Chairman, National Youth Council, Dominica; Member, Cricket Youth Team, Dominica.
Plans for the Salisbury Constituency
-Build tourist and fishermen facilities at Salisbury, Coulibistrie and Batalie beaches.
-Improve farm roads in Salisbury and Morne Rachette
-Improve road network
-Build river retaining walls at Coulibistrie
-Develop proper access to Canal, Coulibishie
-Develop proper disaster management plan
-Improve housing stock
-Alternative access road to Morne Rachette
-Revive agriculture sector
-Technical and Financial support to young farmers
-Sustainable Markets for Agricultural Produce
-Improve the Tourism Sector
-Improve sporting facilities
-Introduce new sporting disciplines
-Acquire land for Multi-purpose community building (Salisbury)
-Develop small business sector
-Incentive in Arts & Culture
-Create employment and reduce under-employment
--Skills training and certification
-Effective networking with every community group and institution
Nicholls "Shanks" Esprit
He is a former employee of DOWASCO; he was a United Workers Party Senator in the Parliament; he contested the Salisbury seat in 2014 on a DLP ticket.
He is employed as the coordinator of special projects in the Ministry of Agriculture.
*Note that we contacted Mr. Esprit for his biography and his plans for the constituency but he made neither available despite promising to do so.