BREAKING NEWS: Lenard “Spider” Montoute resigns from senate

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Lenard “Spider” Montoute.

Former Public Service Minister and Gros Islet Member of Parliament Lenard “Spider” Montoute has resigned his post as senator in the Parliament of St. Lucia.

The United Workers Party (UWP) politician announced his resignation at a UWP meeting in Gros Islet last night. He however denied rumors that he is planning to leave St. Lucia for good.

“Tell them they will be tired of seeing my face…I was born in this town, I will die in this town, nobody will run me from where I come from,” Montoute told a gathering of UWP supporters.

Montoute was leader of the opposition in the Senate. He resigned with effect from December 5, 2014.

Montoute served as Minister for Social Transformation, Human Services, Family Affairs, Youth and Sports, under Prime Minister John Compton.

His portfolio partially changed in a cabinet reshuffle under Prime Minister Stephenson King on September 12, 2007, following Compton’s death; Montoute became Minister for Social Transformation, Public Service, Human Resource Development and Youth and Sports.

He served in this position until the UWP left office in 2011.

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31 comments

  1. Spider is not running away from St Lucia nor the UWP stop being illiterate. He resign from the senate so he can do his work in his constituency better....why you guys so damn...Gros Islet Ians complain they were not seeing enough of him now he will be on the ground moving from house to house.....after doing so much for them they betrayed him but up to this present day he never gave up and still going strong.....Spider is the name to represent Gros Islet....Better Governance and love for the people....Emma came and bought the people promising them things and paying them off, where is she now....what has she done in that constituency, rather than destroy it....Spider did a lot of projects for the five years he was there and up to this present day the projects are there still standing even if now they look like shit....SPIDER AGAIN WE VOTING FOR GROS ISLET....RUMORS DEM A SPREAD IN THE AIR BUT THEY CAN'T TOUCH THE SPIDER.....

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  2. The man wife over here in usa grining her ass and he playing politics in this ass lucia spider come get ur ass she more important than corrupt lucia have fun and don't turn back much love

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  3. Mate moving to the USA! He is making way for Ti Chas to take over! This is how the Mad Cow sees it!

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  4. He was the best! Genuine and down to earth Guy! The "Minister" never got to him unlike a lot of the others if he runs again he will get my vote again!!

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  5. He was the best!

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  6. spider, can you please put an end to all the speculations and just tell the nation or your supporters why you quit. After all we know you're are not a man that quits on his party and supporters.

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  7. Who is going to replace him in the senate ?

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  8. If he making way for chast, well that's a SUCKER ! BUT

    IF YOU SAY YOU LOVE YOUR COUNTRY AND CONSIDER YOUR SELF A PATRIOT. YOU DON'T VOTE FOR PEOPLE THAT WASN'T BORN IN YOUR COUNTRY !!!

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  9. Spider a victim of white power, this is Chasnet revenge for Spider backing Preville. Don't be surprised to see Spider ,Preville, Fredricks standing as Independent candidates at the next election.(independent UWP)

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  10. What is really going on with the U.W.P.? Is it Sir John's curse for the way they treated him in his last days?Is confusion after confusion.Now Preville is calling foul over the run off.Nothing seems to be going right.The same people who say that democracy is at work challenges the process after its application.Is that the party calling for election now? Do you see what happened to your sister in Dominica? Your beating will be worst.Now U.W.P. in Dominica are crying out foul.Does that sound familiar??

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  11. True G.Islet Native

    What kind of leader pays people to make space for him in the party that he leads. What a shame, Chastnet is not wanted anywhere? Souffriere, Micoud, Now G.Islet. Therold get ready, you seem to be the only option come 2016.

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  12. to be quite honest. i believe that spider resigning from the senate is like him resigning from the people. you were placed in the position to make a contribution to the people of the country, something your party granted you the opportunity to because you wanted to do it.he gave no good reason why he resigned and this is disappointing to say the least.

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  13. My vote is for Mr Prudent hands down!
    Spider just dont do it for me any more.

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  14. I know alot of taliban would like to see him go do not look for this to happen

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  15. U for UNWANTED,W for WIMPY an P for POLITICIAN who's making room for Chas to fit in trust me it have 2b that coz most of Chas class of peeps is in Gros Islet were his chances 4a must win seat looks kind a good an SPIDER not behaving like a true spider coz real spiders never give up their web 4 nothing.

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  16. Ppl take you'll bloody time to read, (resigned from senate) so quick to judge someone. All those calling him names should look b4 you'll leap

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  17. Insider, please speak for yourself and not Gros Islet people. And elections were called now, UWP is totally disoriented, confused, discombobulated.

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  18. UWP=United Workers Parcels 🙂

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  19. Great my friend u can come join us at.SLP,going back i think it was like 50 yrs,ago when the bousquet brothers jmd and alan,jumped ship from slp to uwp,and now u have the two Francis bro doing the same leaving SLP for uwp,big joker wake up st.lucia my sweet home.

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  20. Resigning from senate not the party guys. We will bw hearing from him for sure

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  21. Spider obviously not happy with the Chasnet regime.look out for other disillusioned UWP jumping ship.

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  22. Spider Again We Voting!! Great meeting and great turn out. The speeches were excellent and to the point. The Bois D'orange bridge was also officially named by the Gros-Islet People :"The Bobol Bridge." Love the name... Hope it stays! CALL THE ELECTIONS MR. PM!!

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  23. Look madness now, garcon ou sum fou.

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  24. Making way for Chas eh Spider? How much you got paid?

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    • Chastanet was already a minister in the upper house for yeaar -Tourism remember. so I dont see why he would need all this for experience. but who knows

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  25. Soon he will resign from UWP what real going on

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