Babonneau Council says opposition petition was faked; UWP refute claims

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Babonneau Council says opposition petition was faked; UWP refute claims
One of the booths being removed this morning.
One of the booths being removed this morning.

Public Relations Officer for the Babonneau constituency for the United Workers Party (UWP) Lionel Ellis has called on Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte, chairman of the Babonneau Council to stop playing games, and quit saying that signatures of the petition conducted by his office relating to the removal of vending booths are fake.

Ellis told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that his office has been working with residents of the community over the past week in raising their voices and concerns about the issue.

“I don’t know who would consider a petition of over 530 persons fake, but if these persons worked with me over the past week you will see that people came out to sign the document,” he told SNO.

He explained that it is very easy for someone to consider something fake, without actually being on the ground and getting involved.

“When Dr. Virginia said that the project did not have planning approval that probably was faked.  When she indicated that a 40-foot container could not traverse the area, that was also faked. I don’t necessarily support or feel it necessary to reply to Dr. Virginia because as far as I am concerned the people of Babonneau spoke about the problem,” he added.

Ellis said the petition was a move by the UWP to stop the removal of the vending booths which are necessary for the economic development of the community.

The Babonneau Constituency Council, during a public interview today, said the UWP’s petition against the removal of vending booths was faked and suggested that it should be withdrawn.

The Deputy Chairman of the Council Juliana St. Edward explained that they have been a re-occurrence of names and in some instances names of children were also placed on the petition.

The said petition, according to reports, was presented to the Babonneau Constituency Council and Member of Parliament for Babonneau Alvina Reynolds.

The Babonneau Constituency Council had raised concerns about the vending booth, stating that the plan to have them erected was not approved and later had it removed

Chairman of the Council Dr. Virginia Albert- Poyotte, in previous reports, stated that the council has met with a number of residents in the community to have the booths removed.

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  1. Let us be realistic , we thinking of our pockets and not the environment . the bus stop needs to be removed as well .

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  2. You may consider my vote to be fake too, however, it will be one of many used to kick you idiots out of power. The worst thing that could happen is for people like you vagina to insult my intelligence.

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  3. Growing up in B/neau, never, ever come across our representatives uwp or slp in that kind of confusion, lies, etc.from the time of Bouquet to Joseph have create what they think is good. Now we have removal of this n that. What are we leaving for the generation coming if we are fighting with our own in the community? We all have to work together, put colour aside n work for everybody.the youth today have a voice b cuz They will b the the one replacing you all in future.

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  4. What was even more ludicrus was that Poyotte mentioned that "somebody could easily use those booths to hide in order to commit a crime." Aren't those boths in front of the police station? Then may ask, if one is not safe in front of a Police Station, where can they be safe? Or maybe she is suggesting that even with the police in Babboneau you may not be safe, as innocent as you may be you may still be gunned down. I was thinking this since I know she is a very educated woman, Phd.

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  5. A we saying that studients dont have a say in our community developement?Who ever said that only adults and voters can sign a petition.Please people let us be cevilized about this,weather the booths are removed or not it wil not change the traffic suituation at that junction,If we remove the lady sellinf at that junction and put her into the booth that would allow for more space and please relocate that house,that is not a good welcome to the community,if we are looking for some thing that is defacing the community it is this old house,so remove the house and the food shop and there will be sufficient space for 40 and 60 foot containers to turn,anyways ,how often do we get that container turning in this direction??

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  6. For some the best was to show development is to attack any form of development or programme of a former administration. You are going to waste effort and time to prove that the petition is fake. Put effort into seeing how the booths could be used to the benefit of the people of the area. Maybe you should just focus on the cemeteries and how to remove the tombs that are badly placed and to see how Alvina can bring back the gospel concerts for the Catholic Church that she exploited for political mileage. Please stop the politics and heal the wounded community

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  7. After you'll have already removed the booths, now you'll want to come and say the petition was fake and it should be recalled. SMH!! Tell me how the booths were obstructing traffic? You'll fake ass people......

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  8. While growing up in babonneau,
    there were very little division, between community irrespective of political affiliation, but now families are divided because of politics.I sign petition in agreement to leaving the booths not for political milage.we all have friends who support both parties, because that's our rights, but now I don't discuss politics with my friends people are to sensitive ...babonneau has lost it's flare because of petty politics, ..It's true things are hard,and some people in position are insensitive to their plight, my opinion is the booths should stay it won't benefit just three people but families in the community...Alvina think this over for the benefits of the community of babonneau, we are one family whether we are slp or uwp, after politics we still have to live with each other. ..babonneau we love

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  9. The political charade continues! How petty, how silly, how ridiculous, can some people be. It's shameful.

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  10. I don't understand wat these booth are there for because it has been a long time empty so what is it doing there and another thing the police station is to big its taking up to much space the buses can't stop by the bus stop to put people down they talking about yellow line my foot.choopss fix babonneau how it should be.their don't even have space to host an event that's bull shit

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  11. Honestly i have listened to a few teachers I work with this week on the issue, and sadly, WE REALLY HAVE EDUCATED FOOLS ON THE ISLAND. persons are so political that they allow it to cloud their judgement.
    Anyway Poyotte should recant her statement that the project wasnt approved. While its approval was not met with unanimous support, the fact is that it WAS APPROVED. to see that she boldly told lies on television is very distasteful

    Her move to relocate the booths is not supported by anyone. And where is her approval?? politik politik

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  12. The issue of the booths blocking traffic is a NON issue. the location of the booths is not in the road, and it removal will not allow for the road to be enlarged... I dont see with Poyotte or her political hacks. right there is a bus stop and police station and school lower down, and so these booth would definitely make some money for the renters. Again, the persons renting would be MALAWAY so ppl like Poyotte and company genuinely dont care about MALAWAY. this is just sad that tax money used to do this is going dow the drain in the name of partisan politics

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  13. I signed it along with my family members, so I don't understand how my signature fake. Alvina met with 50 of her supporters , she didn't make it known that she wanted to have any meeting about the removal of the booths with members of the community. I guess her fifty(50) were fake. Ridiculous.

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  14. Don't know about fake signatures, but most of my partners and myself sign the petition. ...anyway sa la vie

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