Government called upon to end diversionary political tactics in Guy Joseph affair

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Government called upon to end diversionary political tactics in Guy Joseph affair
Guy Joseph.
Guy Joseph.


PRESS RELEASE
– At a time when most Saint Lucians are reeling from high food prices, few jobs and rampant criminal activities on the island, the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) has called upon the government to end its diversionary political warfare in the Guy Joseph affair.

After more than two years, there has yet to be an arrest or even a single charge laid against Guy Joseph for allegations of corruption during his term as the island’s Minister of Communications and Works (2006–2011). The time has come for the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) to unburden the people of Saint Lucia and put an end to what is seemingly a game of politics as usual.

The LPM states that in most countries around the world in which governments are serious about rooting out corruption, they do not resort to political slander or campaigns in the guise of accountability to shame the accused without any due process. Moreover, in a democracy in which a government is compelled and duty bound to protect its citizens from criminal acts committed by government officials and their cronies, it must invoke the arm of the law to deal with such matters.

Therefore, in light of the government’s failure to do so, the LPM further states that it should be very clear to all the people of Saint Lucia by now that Dr Anthony and his government have no intention of seeking to prove their case in a criminal court of law.

The intention of the government, the LPM contends, is to use the safe haven of Saint Lucia’s “Honourable” House of Assembly to distract the attention of the public from its ongoing dismal performance as a party that was supposed to provide a better quality of life for the citizens of the country.

The LPM consequently calls upon Dr Anthony and his government to level with the people of Saint Lucia by affording Guy Joseph the appropriate legal setting to defend his name and character from what is evidently a vicious and protracted political campaign.

The LPM also invites members of the public to have their say by participating in the ongoing online poll, on http://www.lpmstlucia.com/ to the following question: In the absence of no criminal charges against Guy Joseph after more than two years of relentless personal attacks, do you believe that the SLP government has any credibility left on this issue?

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  1. Kenny Anthony has no leadership qualities in my view. Another rider on the opportunist band wagon. Total flop and yet you guys gave him a second term. F.....g idiots.

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  2. St.Lucians free yourselves from mental slavery. Search knowledge and be survivors. Let no one control your mind or allow you to be bought nor sold, for you are Jah children. Politicians to you I say, set the captives free. For I am a Lucian living in a foreign land. Peace, Love and Inity.

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  3. The judicial System seem to be paralysed. Why is it taking so long to prosecute an accused perpetrator. Evidently the accusation is baseless. Where are the facts. It,s sad for a country with so many educated people to be so jacked up. The civilian population need to come together and stand firm. These politicians are nothing but a bunch of con men brainwashing the majority of the population with their con plan. St.Lucia needs more mouth pieces like Rick Wayne for real.

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  4. PEOPLE OF ST. LUCIA SHOULD GIVE SOME MEMBERS OF L P M A CHANCE TO PROVE THEM SELVES. THIS GOVERNMENT STINKS, THE FORMER GOVERNMENT REALLY STINKS AND I DONT THINK IT CAN GET ANY WORSE.

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  5. There's no doubt that LPM have change the political dynamics in St Lucia todate. Unlike before the politics use to be a seasonal affair, six month before election the two main political parties use to come around selling us all kinds of empty promises that still have not been fulfilled after 70 long years. LPM thanks for the enlightenment, you have made a differences that will positively reflect this upcoming election, promise.

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    • No doubt LPM have changed the dynamics of St. Lucian politics. If they play their cards right and other parties are seen to have failed, the electorate may reward them with a stint at the helm. Where I take issue with you is what I think you are you trying to imply: this is the first time St. Lucia have had three parties. I seem to remember the pressure group called the Forum and subsequently the Progressive Labour Party. Both of these organisations left a real mark on St. Lucian Politics. The LPM may very well go on to surpass the achievements of these two organisations and that would be most welcome if only for the political and social awakening of St.Lucians. Note that it has been 70 years since they were in existence!

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  6. Doesn't matter where the truth comes from. I have said the same on a number of ocassions and have not been taken on. LPM says it, now its a big hit. The media calls the shots as to who gets praise. Although I don't really care who gets credit, whether this party or the other.

    Recently the PM of St. Vincent expressed his sentiments that because marijuana is illegal, it is cutivated in the hills thereby making a great contibution to the deforestatation of the of the islands. How many times did we hear Andrew Dequeries expressing this view prior to Gonsalves? Well right now the message is seemingly important because the medis has chosen to make Gonsalves a genius while making Andrew just another man talking shit as usual.

    It is time the media start making the stories out of the grass roots people rather than at the whims and fancies of big busniness advertising and politicians. This is simularly echoed by Jerry George. The people have all the ideas, dont make it an important story when it is made by a politician, his associates or a business man.

    This repsents the views of ordinary people. Now i dare you to make this a story or you rather wait until Rick Wayne or maybe someone affiliated with politics makes it.

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    • Wam There- is not what you say, is how you say it. You should big up LPM for sharing the same view with the common man, this is the kind of participatory politics we need in this country. A political party that listen and shares our concern, rather than speaking down to us from political platforms. LPM is for sure doing the right thing.

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  7. Guy has worked hard for his constituency. He may have made some mistakes just like all the other politicians who are talking now. Once again the SLP government continues to spread rumors as their campaign strategy. The facts will put this matter to rest. If you have the facts i say bring it on... otherwise stop trying to fool the St. Lucian people. We have grown smarter after voting for You (SLP) You cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

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  8. Do u all know that's what LPM is looking for , to get recognized they have to be raising issues for us to comment and argue about , but I'll say this I went to Morne tech together with Guy Joseph 82-84 dude was dunce as fuck don't know how he became minister only in st Lucia raised poor now rich after being minister it shows I am not blind get the evidence and jail that sucker make an example so no one will want to try it again, then again Kenny and his boys r doing the same shit on a different day

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    • @NYCLUCIAN!!!!!!You know how to kick a brother down don't you? What is all that grudge about, jealous much? Guy being a dunce as you say have moved on to greener pastures and try to help,what have you contribute but sit on your a$% and shoot [email protected]#$. Kneegrows like you are pathetic you even want him under lock down boy I tell you get the evidence and try your luck. A question for you, how many of the other Ministers you know that was born with a silver spoon in their mouths?

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    • Dirty old Labour - what is wrong with LPM educating Lucians about the way forward from the old politics of the past. Get this hatred off your chest and move on loving what's best for your country, St Lucia is bigger than you and guy put together. Remember both Flambeau and Labour is responsible for the mess the country is in today

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  9. The LPM is not a credible party to begin with so I will not give credence to them. On the issue that they have raised they are correct. Kenny and Co should realize by now that Saint Lucians no longer live in the stone age. This is the age of technology and increasing social networks. So I agree if you have evidence bring it out if you do not have SHUT UP. I am tired of that wool over our eyes already

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    • What makes a party credible? Is it the size of that party or their message and plateform?
      Well if it is their message then you have just wholeheartedly endorsed the message of the LPM.
      I believe , and likewise a growing number of people that LPM's message makes much more sense than what currently obtains. They are in my view a party of the future and a group I could well vote for.

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    • Are Labour and Flambeau credible, are you trying to blame LPM for the credibility mess St Lucia is in today. I think you pointing your finger at the wrong people, for sure, comparably LPM is the new credible movement on the block

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  10. LPM please do not speak for me. I did not vote for you. So use your LMP views as those of the people of St Lucia. This is cheap politics that all parties are playing. yet your are claiming to be different.

    In the future you should say we the LMP (all 4 of use and the 12 people who voted for us) feel.....
    and not the people of St lucia feel.....

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    • What a jackarse!!!
      Man if you have nothing to say go suck on an egg.Right now a lot of us are happy that LPM is advocating for the country. Right now we need a way out of that rot. And who cares if it is LPM that is saying it. Choops!!!

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    • Earl, for sure LPM is talking for St Lucian that seriously wants betterment for our struggling economy, if you are OK with the state of affairs, well good for you. Forget about LPM performance starting off last election, right now the level of intellectual maturity coming from their platforms I'm convince they are ready to create a suprise in this upcoming election. We have had enought of Labour and Flambeau, real.

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    • Thanks for aggreeing you voted for the mess the country is in today, both you'll Labours and Flambeaus should go for a hike out of town.

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  11. Good observation LPM! It is a simple case of put or shut up. If the government has evidence of Joseph's wrong doing, they need to file a case. Otherwise, they owe the man an apology and possibly more.

    This sort of deception has been taking place for ages. Example, every time an election is approaching, the ruling party always claim a big corporation is getting ready to come to St. Lucia.

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  12. This is why my love for LPM is growing each day. They speak to the heart of the issues instead of circling around it. Keep it up. Great observation about the actions of a foolish government.

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  13. The LPM itself is using this issue for mere political purpose. All clear thinking Saint Lucians know that the government has been using the issue as a diversion. Besides the targeting of political opponents in this manner does not help to address Saint Lucia's problems which need immediate attention.

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    • Party hack flambeau, are you not saying the same thing - the difference is LPM makes it more credible saying it. Check how long Flabeaus have been saying it Lucians see your party as a dirty loser, they will not take you'll guys serious. Both Labour and Flambeau have failed us for too long.

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  14. It's interesting , the point being made ( whether you support LPM /SLP / UWP ) in the above article is lost and didn't attract more comments ! And we wonder what wrong with St Lucia !? What is being said or asked , is for the
    current Government to put up or shut up and stop treating us , yes us, like fools !! Then again majority of Lucians are stuck in hacksvile we are blinded !

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  15. How about we as a people do the right thing and not vote this "politician" back into power if the government won't deal with the issue?

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