PRESS RELEASE – Former Members of the United Workers Party Women’s Arm strongly condemns statements made by the Hon. Guy Joseph at a public meeting in Micoud North on October 20, 2015 and subsequent chanting by incensed UWP supporters during the protest march on Thursday October 22, 2015.
Mr. Joseph launched a strong verbal attack on Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun for her courage and decisiveness to stand against Mr. Allen Chastanet for the position of Political Leader in the upcoming Convention.
Mr. Joseph’s delivery incensed the supporters and they too followed suit, casting derogatory remarks at Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun whilst she stood in the crowd. The political leader Mr. Allen Chastanet and Leader of the Opposition, Hon Dr. Gale T. C. Rigobert openly endorsed Mr. Joseph’s behavior by applauding his every word.
Just two days later, Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun joined the UWP organized march to support the UWP and show her disappointment in the manner the St Lucia Labour Party has managed the affairs of our country. A certain section of the protesters, who surrounded Mr. Chastanet at the front of the march, and were, clearly within his hearing, greeted Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun with chants of “We want Chastanet & Sarah Must Go”.
Mrs. Sarah Flood-Beaubrun is a Lawyer by Profession, former Two Term Parliamentary Representative for Castries Central, Former Speaker of the House of Assembly and Former Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations General Assembly and now Nominee for Political Leader of the United Workers Party.
To this end we are demanding a public apology from the current Political Leader of the United Workers Party Mr. Allen Chastanet, Parliamentary Representative for Castries South East, Hon. Guy Joseph, Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition and Parliamentary Representative for Micoud North Hon. Gale T. C. Rigobert and March promoter in Chief Mrs. Nancy Charles.
We urge all women to stand and demand respect for women who offer to serve; and condemn in the strongest terms, persons and organizations that make any deliberate attempt at undermining women’s involvement in national development. We want to assure Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun of our full support in her quest to become the Political Leader of the United Workers Party.